Islander Calendar – 03-07-2012

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Wednesday, March 7

        6 p.m. — Lenten Soup Supper and Study of the Prodigal Son, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., 941-778-0414.


Saturday, March 10

8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market and Bake Sale, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

        8 a.m. — Manatee County Audubon Society workshop on shorebirds at Cypress Street beach access, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-729-2222.

        10 a.m.-noon — Island Gallery West mixed-media demonstration. Information: 941-778-6648.


Tuesday, March 13

        Noon — Roser Church Guild Thrift Shop annual style show and luncheon at Roser Church Fellowship Hall, 512 Pine Ave. Reservations required. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4570.

8 p.m. — Island Players present “The Solid Gold Cadillac,” benefit for American Cancer Society, 10009 Gulf Drive. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.



• 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, Information: 215-906-0668.

• Thursdays through March, bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd 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.

• 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.

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



Thursday, March 8-Sunday, March 11

Times vary —AIDA at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., downtown Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.


Friday, March 9-Saturday, March 10

10 a.m. – 4p.m. — The Fine Art Society of Sarasota Creators and Collectors Suncoast Art Show, self-guided studio tours, gallery exhibition at the Ringling College of Art and Design, 2700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-330-0680.


Coming up:

        • March 14, Wine tasting to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Harry’s Continental Kitchens Gourmet Deli and Wine Shop, Longboat Key.

• March 14, Off-Stage Ladies March luncheon, Beach House Restaurant, Bradenton Beach.

        • March 15-April 1, Island Players, “The Solid Gold Cadillac,” 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

• March 17, 19th annual 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, Beach Bistro’s 15th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

• March 18, Roser Memorial Community Church Cantata.


Save the Date:

• March 31, Affaire to Remember, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• April 13-14, Island Cityfest — a Holmes Beach Founders Day Celebration, Holmes Beach.

• April 28, AME Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

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• Spring break March 12-16.

• March 20-21, tryouts for AME Talent Show.

• 5 p.m. PTO dinner and 7 p.m. March 27 AME Talent Show.

• April 28 Spring Fling at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

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


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