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Islander Calendar – 02-22-2012

Wednesday, Feb. 22

11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Why We Worked: The needs that jobs have fulfilled throughout history” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

 

Saturday, Feb. 25

9 a.m.- 1 p.m. — White Elephant Sale at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.

10 a.m.-noon — Acrylic demo with Nancy Law at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Free and open to public. No reservations. Information: 941-778-6648 or www.islandgallerywest.com.

10 a.m.-noon — Painting acrylic palette petal demonstration with Nancy Law at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

6-9 p.m. — “Memories of Elvis” dinner show at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

 

Sunday, Feb. 26

11 a.m. — Public vote for Bridge Street Macaroni-and-Cheese Challenge at the Bridge Street Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 29

        11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion on “Things We Can’t Live Without: Recent Inventions” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

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.

• 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.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party

in Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.

• 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

Thursday, Feb. 23 — Sunday, March 11

Times vary —AIDA at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., downtown Bradenton. Tickets: $25 for adults and $11 for students. Information, tickets, call 941-748-5875.

 

Saturday, Feb. 25

5:30 p.m. — Concert-on-the-lawn with Amernet String Quartet at De Soto National Memorial Park, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Admission is free. Blankets and chairs suggested. Concessions available. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 107, or www.nps.gov/deso.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 29

1-2 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. — “Hear the stories behind the quilts” with Quilt Storyteller, Jeanne Wright at Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Free admission, donations appreciated. Register: 941-741-4075.

 

Coming Up:

        • March 2, reception for March featured artist, Barbara Hines, at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648 or visit www.islandgallerywest.com.

• March 2, reception for March featured artist, Ginny Eitman, at the Artist’s Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

• March 2, art Appreciation night at the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

• March 3, 36th Annual Longboat Key Garden Club Home Tour.

• March 4, Courtyard fundraiser for American Cancer Society Relay for Life at AMI Concierge office, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-328-3775.

 

Save the Date:

        • March 13, Island Players benefit “Solid Gold Cadillac,” for American Cancer Society.

• March 17, 19th annual Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes.

• March 17, St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Dance, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

• March 17, Palma Sola Botanical Park plants, antiques and crafts sales event.

• March 18, St. Patrick’s Day parade in Holmes Beach.

• April 13 and April 14, Island Cityfest – A

Holmes Beach Founders Day Celebration, Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

        Send calendar announcements to news@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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