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Islander Calendar – 03-28-2012

Tuesday, March 27

6 a.m.—“36-Hour Challenge,” Anna Maria Island Community Center 36-Hour Challenge call drive for donations. Computers and refreshments available through 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 28, at 408 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.

 

Wednesday, March 28

    • 1-3 p.m.—Mike Grecian hands-on art workshop at Crosspointe Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-2039.

 

Thursday, March 29

1-4 p.m.—George Slater book signing and sale, “Along Comes God,” at Ginny’s and Jane E’s, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-383-6331.

5-8 p.m.—George Slater book signing and sale, “Along Comes God,” at the Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-383-6331.

 

Friday, March 30

·8 a.m.—Community Coffee Club with host Edward Jones financial advisor Danny Wood, Olive Oil Outpost, 401 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-2499.

 

Saturday, March 31

    10 a.m.-noon—Patricia Sorg demonstrates “Oil Painting Techniques” at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.—Longboat Key Fire Rescue Open House, Longboat Key Fire Station, 5490 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Information: 941-316-1944.

• 5 p.m.—Pre-Affaire VIP “Surprise Party” and champagne reception, followed by Affaire to Remember fundraiser for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.

 

Ongoing:

    Through April 1Island Players perform “The Solid Gold Cadillac,” 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

• Third Mondays, noon, September through May, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564 for further information.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets 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 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 29, Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.

• 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.

 

Coming Up:

    • April 7, Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant; Easter Egg Roll, Easter Bonnet Contest on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: call 941-778-0444.

• April 12, “Paint the Town” reception and art sale, ArtCenter of Manatee, 209 Ninth St., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.

• April 7, Second annual Mike Sales Conga on the Beach at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Benefits MoonRacer No-Kill Pet Rescue, sponsored by The Islander.

• April 7, Anna Maria Island Privateers Car Show at the Island Shopping Center, 5400 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Hosted by The Islander. Information: 214-714-3953.

 

Save the Date:

• April 13,  Artist reception, Kathleen Masur, watercolors and silk art,  Artists’ Guild Gallery in the Island Shopping Center, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

• April 13-14, Island CityFest—a Holmes Beach Founders Day Celebration, Holmes Beach city hall field, 5801 Marina Drive.

• April 21, Hibiscus Festival, Family Life Center, First Baptist Church, 1306 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

• April 28, Anna Maria Elementary School-Parent Teacher Organization Spring Fling, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

        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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