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Islander Calendar – 10-17-2012

Wednesday, Oct. 17

• 3:30 p.m. — Island Branch Library Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

• 4-7 p.m. — Island Branch Library Grand Reopening Open House, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Thursday, Oct. 18

• 9 a.m. — Grassy Point Preserve Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony, Avenue C, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5800.

 

Friday, Oct. 19

• 5:30 p.m. — Popcorn & Politics political rally, The Islander and League of Women Voters, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

5-8 p.m., Pink on Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit breast cancer awareness at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and boutiques. Information: 941-896-3132.

• 5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artist reception for Nancy Law, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

• 5-10 p.m. — Bayfest, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce festival, Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue. Information: 941-778-1541.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

• 10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Bayfest, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce festival, Bay Boulevard at Pine Avenue and along Pine Avenue. Information: 941-778-1541.

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Parking lot art sale, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, S&S Shopping Plaza, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

 

Off-Island

Thursday, Oct. 18

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Empty Bowls Food Bank of Manatee Fundraiser, Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-749-0100.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

• 11:15 a.m. — Manatee Players Ladies Day Out Lunch and Fashions, Courtyard by Marriott Bradenton Riverfront, 100 Riverfront Drive W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Reservations required. Information: 941-748-5875

 

Ongoing

• Third Mondays, noon, 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.

• 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 through Dec. 20, except Thanksgiving, 10:30 a.m., Make a Child Smile story and craft hour, Tingley Memorial Library, 111 2nd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. 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. Information: 941-761-8834.

 

Coming up

• Oct. 25, Flu Shot clinic, The Aging in Paradise Resource Center of Longboat Key, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6941.

• Oct. 25, Fourth Annual Chowdown for Charity, Manatee Chapter of the Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association, Riverhouse Banquets and Weddings, 955 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. Information: 941-545-3620.

• Oct. 26, Concert in the Park for Camelot Community Center of Clearwater, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street and Flotilla Drive. Information: 941-748-2162.

• Oct. 30, Leffis Key field trip, Manatee County Audubon Society, meet at Leffis Key entrance, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-353-5133.

• Oct. 30-Nov. 12, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-351-9010, Ext. 2310.

 

Save the Date

• Nov. 3, Spaghetti Dinner, Magic of Manatee Chorus, Sweet Adelines International chapter, Bradenton Christian Reformed Church, 4208 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-6287.

• Nov. 3, Nautical and Landlubber Treasure Show, Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-761-1860.

• Nov. 3, “For the Love of Money,” murder-mystery dinner, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Nov. 3, 100,000 Healthy Meals-Feeding Children Everywhere, Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 407-688-6600.

• Nov. 4, Author Diane Robertson book signing, Ginny’s & Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-755-0739.

• Nov. 7, Bonnie’s Day, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Nov. 9, ArtsHop Gallery Walk, Information: 941-243-3818.

• Nov. 10, 100th Birthday of Cortez Schoolhouse, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

• Nov. 10, ArtsHop silent art auction, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3818.

• Nov. 10-11, ArtsHop Anna Maria Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street at Flotilla Drive.

• Nov. 11, ArtsHop Drum Circle, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-243-3818.

• Nov. 11, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra, Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.

• Nov. 17, Enjoy the Bay, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.

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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