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Islander Calendar – 10-24-2012

Friday, Oct. 26

• 5-10 p.m. — Concert in the Park to benefit Camelot Community Center of Clearwater, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street and Flotilla Drive. Information: 941-748-2162.

 

Saturday, Oct. 27

• 1-3 p.m. — Halloween Party, Women of the Moose, Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-3908 or 941-778-4110.

• 3:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Elementary School costume judging and class parade from Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, to AME, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach,. Information: 941-812-7253.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 30

• 8:30 a.m. — Audubon Society of Manatee County Leffis Key Field Trip, meet at Leffis Key entrance, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-353-5133.

 

Off-Island

Thursday, Oct. 25

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Flu shot clinic, Aging in Paradise Resource Center of Longboat Key, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6941.

• 6-8 p.m. — 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.

 

Sunday, Oct. 28

• 10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society/First Bank Free Fall Festival, the Centre Shops of Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 314-968-3060.

 

Ongoing

• 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.

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

• First Saturdays, 8 a.m.-noon, Manatee County Audubon Open House, 9:30 a.m. Audubon Walk, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, Information: 941-729-2227.

• Third Saturdays through May, 9-11 a.m., Jr. Audubon, Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.

• 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.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit Roser Food Pantry at Anna Maria Pine Avenue stores and boutiques. 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. Information: 941-761-8834.

 

Coming up

• Oct. 31, Crazy, Creepy, Crawly, Critter Costume Contest, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

• Oct. 31, Halloween Trail of Treats, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Oct. 31, Trunk ’n’ Treat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

• Oct. 31, Desoween, Trail of Haunted Legends, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

• Nov. 3, Spaghetti Dinners, Magic of Manatee Chorus, Sweet Adelines, 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, Chili Challenge Here benefiting Center for Building Hope, Bridge Street, Bridge Street Market Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

• Nov. 4, Author Diane Robertson book-signing, Ginny’s & Jane E’s Bakery Cafe & Island Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-755-0739.

 

Save the Date

• 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 celebration for Cortez Schoolhouse, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

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

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

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

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

• Nov. 14, Island Players Off Stage Ladies Wicked Wizard of Oz Silent Auction and Luncheon, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information:

941-799-2181.

• Nov. 17, Holiday Bazaar, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: Herman at 941-383-2370.

• Nov. 17, Enjoy the 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.

 

AME calendar

    Tuesday, Oct. 24-Friday Oct.26: Red Ribbon Week.

    Saturday, Oct. 27: 9-11 a.m., Costume parade, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive N. to AME, followed by 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Fall Festival, school grounds.

    Monday, Oct. 29: Fall fundraiser Otis Spunkmayer sale begins.

    Tuesday, Oct. 30:  CrossPointe Fellowship third-grade tutoring.

    Tuesday, Oct. 30:  Voting Day (mock presidential election).

November

    Monday, Nov. 5: 3:15 p.m., Student Advisory Council meeting, library.

    Tuesday, Nov. 6: 8:45 a.m., Parent Teacher Organization board meeting, conference room.

    Tuesday, Nov. 13: 5-7 p.m., PTO dinner, cafeteria, followed by 7 p.m., fourth-grade play, auditorium.

    Monday, Nov. 19-Friday, Nov. 23:  Fall/Thanksgiving Break.

    Thursday, Nov. 29: 8:45 a.m., Spring Fling Kick-Off meeting.

        Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-708-5525, www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/annamaria.

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