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Islander Calendar – 11-02-2011

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.

3 p.m. — After Hours book club discussion of “Winter Garden” by Kristin Hannah at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1208.

 

Saturday, Nov. 5

        2 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Grog party and tasting competition at the Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-780-1668. Fee applies.

        Sunset to 10 p.m. — Deep Sky Observers sidewalk astronomy at Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

 

Sunday, Nov. 6

        10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Bridge Street Market featuring food and craft vendors at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-799-2181.

 

Monday, Nov. 7

        6:30 p.m. — Diane Shelly, executive director of Florida Craftsmen Inc., speaks to the Artists’ Guild Gallery of Anna Maria Island at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 8

        12:30 p.m. — Duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 9

        11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Off-Stage Ladies of the Island Players “South Pacific” luncheon and silent auction at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-799-2181. Fee applies.

 

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., VFW 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.

• Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., “Thirsty Thursday” deals from merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-799-2181.

• Every third Friday, 5:30 p.m., Porch Party on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710.

• 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

Thursday, Nov. 3

        9:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Volunteers will collect seeds to spread to other preserves from Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501, ext. 4613.

 

Saturday, Nov. 5

8 to 11:30 a.m. — United Way Walk-a-Thon at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-8811, ext. 5403. Registration fee applies.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Penguin Party Family Festival at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441. Fee applies.

6 p.m. — Snooty’s Gala at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 9

        5 to 7 p.m. — Wine tasting to benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee at Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0777. Fee applies.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Volunteer orientation at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501, ext. 4613.

 

Coming Up:

• Nov. 10, Wagon tours, Robinson Preserve.

• Nov. 10, Voter Suppression Forum, New College.

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

• Nov. 11-13, Island ArtsHop.

• Nov. 12, Garden tour, DeSoto National Memorial.

• Nov. 12, Redeemed Gospel Quartet, CrossPointe Fellowship.

• Nov. 12, Volunteer workday, Neal Preserve.

• Nov. 12, Voter Suppression March, Bradenton Courthouse.

• Nov. 12-13, Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park arts festival, Holmes Beach City Field.

• Nov. 12-13, Discover Egmont Key.

• Nov. 13, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert, Crosspointe Fellowship.

• Nov. 13, Garden tour, Robinson Preserve.

 

Save the Date:

• Nov. 19, Cortez Folk Art Festival.

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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