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Islander Calendar – 01-25-2012

Friday, Jan. 27

        5-10 p.m. — Music festival to benefit Bridge Street Merchants at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-536-4257.

 

Saturday, Jan. 28

        8-11 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Fee applies.

8 a.m.-noon — Yard sale at Roser Thrift Shop, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-2733.

        10 a.m-noon — Terry Denson demonstrates watercolor painting on aqua board at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

        2 p.m. — Vickie and Tim Edwards lecture on Appalachian travel at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 p.m. — “Sinatra Sings” dinner theater at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 1

        1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

 

Ongoing:

• Saturdays through March 18, 9:30 a.m.-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, 12:30 p.m., duplicate bridge games at Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

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

• First Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Pier Regulars meet at the Rod & Reel Pier, 875 N. Shore Drive, Anna Maria.

• 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, 6-8 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, 5-7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday hosted by Bridge Street Merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Third Thursdays through March, Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23 St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.

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

• 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.

• Sundays, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street Market hosted by Bridge Street Merchants, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

 

Off-Island

Wednesday, Jan. 25

6 p.m. — Second annual Taste Magazine Chef’s Competition to benefit the Women’s Resource Center at Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-366-7950. Fee applies.

6:30-8 p.m. — Starry night walk through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757.

 

Thursday, Jan. 26

        9 a.m. — Wagon tour of Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Fee applies.

5:30-8:30 p.m. — Taste of the Keys and Fashion Show at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Fee applies.

 

Saturday, Jan. 28

         10 a.m.-noon — Citizen Science Academy: Beneath the Waves program for ages 9 and older at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757.

4:30-6:30 p.m. — Sunset shutter stroll at at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757.

 

Sunday, Jan. 29

2 p.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild presents “Stars of Tomorrow” at Bayshore High School, 5401 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-358-5660. Fee applies.

 3-4:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra presents “Mostly Mozart” at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.

 

Coming Up:

• Feb. 4, colored pencil drawing demonstration, Island Gallery West.

• Feb. 6, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.

 

Save the Date:

        • Feb. 9, Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club Big Band Dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

        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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