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Islander Calendar – 10-26-2011

Wednesday, Oct. 26

        11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein discussion group presents “Is France right to ban headscarves on Muslim girls?” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-1392.

        5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Blue Water Beach Resort, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

5 to 8 p.m. — Women on Wine gathering at Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2123.

 

Friday, Oct. 28

        5 to 8 p.m. — Oktoberfest German dinner at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813. Fee applies.

 

Saturday, Oct. 29

        9 a.m. to noon — Causeway4theCause cancer fundraising walk departs from Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3316. Fee applies.

        1 to 3 p.m. — Women of the Moose children’s Halloween party for ages 1 to 10 at the lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Registration closes Oct. 26. Information: 941-778-4110.

 

Sunday, Oct. 30

10 a.m. — Fifth annual “Shiprek” Poker Run, a 40-mile ride by motorcycle, car, truck or “run what you brung” from Peggy’s Corral in Palmetto to Mexicali Border Cafe, Cortez Road West.  Fee. Information: 941-752-5973.

 

Monday, Oct. 31

        3:30 to 8 p.m. — Trail of Treats at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-9679.

5:30 p.m. — Canine corral and costume contest at The Islander newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Trick or Trunk celebration at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 2

        11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Einstein discussion group presents “Legislation of Medical Marijuana” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-1392.

 

Ongoing:

• Tuesdays through Nov. 15, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational Bible study at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

• Saturdays through Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., learn to fish excursions for kids ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

• Saturdays through March 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., coffee and conversations for seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., Veterans of Foreign Wars Post No. 8199 meets at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400.

• Wednesdays, one hour before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach and entertainer Mike Sales host sunset picnic at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, sunset drum circle with Mike Sales at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Yoga on the Beach at the Pine Avenue beach access. Information: 941-794-6723. Donations accepted.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., children’s story and craft hour at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second Street N., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 10. Information: 941-779-1208.

 

Off-Island

Wednesday, Oct. 26

7 to 8 p.m. — Star talk series preview with Jeff Rodgers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

7 to 8:30 p.m. — Mote Science Cafe presents “What Moves Us” with the Sarasota Ballet and scientist Nick Whitney at Ceviche, 1216 First St., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441.

 

Thursday, Oct. 27

5:30 to 7 p.m. — “Silver Springs: The Underwater Photography of Bruce Mozert” reception and lecture at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

 

Friday, Oct. 28

        6 p.m. — Between the States film series presents “Red Badge of Courage” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

11 p.m. — “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

 

Saturday, Oct. 29

4:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Trunk or Treat at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-3031.

6:30 p.m. — Desoween family-friendly haunted trail walk at De Soto National Memorial Park, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

6:30 p.m. — Pink Carpet Premiere of Penguin Island at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441. Fee applies.

11 p.m. — “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

 

Sunday, Oct. 30

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Fifth annual Anna Maria Island Privateer’s “Shiprek” poker run departs from Peggy’s Corral, 4511 US Highway 41 N., Palmetto. Information: 941-752-5973.

7 to 10 p.m. — Hanbury haunted barn tour to benefit the Gulfshore Animal League, 1703 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-2284. Fee applies.

 

Monday, Oct. 31

7 to 10 p.m. — Hanbury haunted barn tour to benefit the Gulfshore Animal League, 1703 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-2284. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. — “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 1

        9:30 a.m. — Genealogical Society presents “How to Publish Your Family History” at the Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-5156.

 

Coming Up:

• Nov. 5, Pirate grog party, Drift-In.

• Nov. 5, Medicare information program, Island Branch Library.

• Nov. 5, United Way walk-a-thon, Robinson Preserve.

• Nov. 5, Volunteer clean-up, FISH preserve.

• Nov. 5, Snooty’s Gala, South Florida Museum.

• Nov. 5, Penguin Party Family Festival, Mote Aquarium.

 

Save the Date:

• Nov. 11, The Islander’s Veterans Day Salute, Holmes Beach City Hall.

• Nov. 11-12, Island ArtsHop.

• Nov. 19, Cortez Folk Art Festival.

 

AME calendar

Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:

• Nov. 15, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner, cafeteria.

• Nov. 15, 7 p.m., fifth-grade play, auditorium.

• Nov. 23-25, Thanksgiving break.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.

 

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

 

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