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Islander Calendar – 10-31-2012

Wednesday, Oct. 31

• 3:30-7 p.m.— Halloween Trail of Treats starting at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Holmes Beach trail, 4-6 p.m., Anna Maria and Bradenton Beach trails, 5-7 p.m. Information: 941-778-1541.

• 5-6 p.m. — Crazy, Creepy, Crawly, Critter Costume Contest, The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: (941) 778-7978.

• 6 p.m. — Trunk ’n Treat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

• 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. —Magic of Manatee Chorus, Sweet Adelines International chapter, Spaghetti Dinner at Bradenton Christian Reformed Church, 4208 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-6287.

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

• 6:30-10:30 p.m. — “For the Love of Money,” murder-mystery dinner theater, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

• 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m. — 100,000 Healthy Meals, Feeding Children Everywhere, Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 407-688-6600.

 

Sunday, Nov. 4

• 10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Chili Challenge benefiting Center for Building Hope, Bridge Street, Bridge Street Market Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

• 1-3 p.m. — Author Diane Robertson book signing, Ginny’s & Jane E’s Bakery Cafe & Island Coastal Store, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-755-0739.

 

Off-Island

Wednesday, Oct. 31

• 6:30-8:30 p.m. — Desoween, Trail of Haunted Legends, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

 

Thursday, Nov. 1

• 5-7 p.m. — Doug Demming and the Jewel Tones, Music in the Park, Realize Bradenton, Riverfront Pavilion and Mosaic Amphitheater, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.

• 4-8 p.m. — Village of the Arts, showcasing local artist jewelry, fashions, paintings, mosaics quilts and folk art, Bradenton.

 

Saturday, Nov. 3

• 7:30 p.m. — Mr. Sugar Kane Fundraiser for Sugar Canes Varsity Dance Team, Manatee High School, Davis Theatre, MHS, 902 33rd Court W., Bradenton. Information: 941-920-0935.

 

Sunday, Nov. 4

• 10:45-11:30 a.m. — Book signing, the Rev. Stephen King, “New Horizons-Healing and Hope After the Pain of Divorce,” Harvey Memorial Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 727-433-2854.

 

Ongoing

• Through 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.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m. Anna Maria duplicate bridge group, The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

• 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

• 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, Thieves Market and Bake Sale, Anna Maria Island Privateers, Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

• Nov. 10, 100th birthday of Cortez School House, 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, Gulf Coast Writers book signing, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-3209.

• Nov. 10-11, 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, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra, Popular Light Classics, CrossPointe Fellowship Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.

 

Save the date

• Nov. 13, Nautical Knots seminar, Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-0482.

• Nov. 14, 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, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.

• Nov. 17, “An Evening of Opera — in the Middle of the Afternoon,” The Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: call 941-778-1638.

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