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Islander Calendar – 05-16-2012

Thursday, May 17

        6 p.m. — Dining for Women potluck supper, Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827.

6-8 p.m. — Hermann Trappman Obscured by Time, Ponce de Leon: The Discovery of America, opening reception, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 102.

 

Friday, May 18

12:30 p.m. — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island golf ball drop, Tara Golf & Country Club, 602 Drewrys Bluff, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-448-5500.

• 1 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Golf Tournament, Tara Golf & Country Club, 602 Drewrys Bluff, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-8272 or 941-713-1763.

 

Saturday, May 19

9 a.m.-noon — Islander pet photo-rescue fundraiser, Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue, The Islander newspaper office, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-6701.

 

Saturday May 19-Friday May, 25

        11 a.m.-3 p.m., National Safe Boat Week, Anna Maria Power Squadron, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, free vessel checks all day except Wednesday, May 23, at Coquina South ramp, Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach, and Kingfish Boat Ramp, Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-895-6189.

 

Off-Island:

Saturday May 19 – Sunday, May 20

        10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday —Longboat Key Challenge, a Regatta-Island Style, Bayfront Park and Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-2466.

 

Ongoing

        • Through 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, Fine Forgiveness Week, various locations in Manatee County Library system. Information: 941-748-5555.

• Through Sunday, May 20, all Manatee County libraries Through Sunday, May 20, “Fools,” Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

• Through May 24, “Artists and Animals of Myakka” exhibit, Durante Gallery and Cultural Media Room, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Ringling College of Art and Design, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.

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

• 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 conversation 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, 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.

• 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. Information: 941-761-8834.

 

Coming Up:

        • May 24, Coffee with the Commissioner, Paradise Cafe, 3210 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5827

• May 26, Anna Maria Island Privateers 58th annual Snooks Adams Kids Day, Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-920-3989.

• May 26, Bradenton/Sarasota Deep Sky Observers, Sidewalk Astronomy, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-342-9632.

 

Save the Date:

• June 2-3, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Wildlife, Inc., Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island and Anna Maria Island Community Center blood drive, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-753-1577.

• June 9, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Cooking for Kids/Summer Nights, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-488-4009.

• June 9, Scallopalooza, Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-953-5333.

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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