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Islander Calendar – 11-07-2012

Wednesday, Nov. 7

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

 

Friday, Nov. 9

• 8:30 a.m., The Islander Veterans Day Salute outdoors at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Coffee, breakfast rolls, American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 presentation of colors, speeches, rifle salute, taps. Information: 941-778-7978.

• 2-8 p.m., artsHOP Gallery Walk, Information: 941-243-3818.

• 2-5 p.m., Deanna Atkinson and Rolando Rodriguez Art Demonstrations, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

• 5-8 p.m., Howie Banfield and Scot Blum live music, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

• 5-8 p.m., artist reception for Jim Ross, “Through the Looking Glass,” Anna Maria Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

• 8 p.m., “The Mousetrap,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

• 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, including bake sale, barbecue, flea market, Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

• 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 100th birthday of Cortez School House, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

• 8 p.m., “The Mousetrap,” Island Players Theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

• 5:30-7:30 p.m., artsHOP Silent Auction, The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3818.

• 2-4 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers book signing, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-3209.

• 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street at Flotilla Drive.

• 8 p.m., “The Mousetrap,” Island Players Theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

 

Sunday, Nov. 11

• 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Arts and Craft Fair, Holmes Beach city field, 59th Street at Flotilla Drive.

• 11:30 a.m., Veterans Day celebration at Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-8104.

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

• 7 p.m., artsHOP Drum Circle, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-243-3818.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 14

6:30-8 p.m., Healthy Green Smoothie Demonstration, Vitamin Seas Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-5015. Free.

 

Off-Island

Thursday, Nov. 8

• 5-7 p.m., Jake Castro Band, Music in the Park, Realize Bradenton, Riverfront Pavilion and Mosaic Amphitheater, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.

 

Saturday, Nov. 10

• Noon-10 p.m., Art Slam Festival, Riverwalk Park, 808 Third Ave., Bradenton. Information: 941-601-0708.

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. — Discover the Island, Egmont Key Alliance, two-day event showcasing Egmont Key. Tickets and ferry from Fort DeSoto Park, Pinellas County. Food, refreshments, kids activities, tours, presentations, souvenir sales, silent auction. Fee. Information: www.egmontkey.info.

 

Sunday, Nov. 11

• 9 a.m.-4 p.m. —Discover the Island, Egmont Key Alliance, showcasing Egmont Key. Tickets and ferry from Fort DeSoto Park, Pinellas County. Food, refreshments, kids activities, tours, presentations, souvenir sales, silent auction. Fee applies. Information: www.egmontkey.info.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 13

• 6:30-8:30 p.m., Nautical Knots seminar, Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-0482.

 

Ongoing

• Nov. 15-Jan. 6 — “Waist Watchers: The Musical,” by Alan Jacobsen, the Professional Learning and Theatrical Organization, Ramada Sarasota, 7150 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-363-1727.

• Through Nov. 12, “Twelfth Night” by William Shakespeare, Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory, 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.

• 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. 14, Wine tasting to benefit Sarasota Bay Watch, Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-0777.

• Nov. 14, Anna Maria Garden Club Plant Sale, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530.

• 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. 14, Bradenton Opera Guild, Sarasota Opera Apprentice and Studio Artists meeting, IMG Academies Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4438.

• Nov. 16, Bob Brown Art Gallery grand opening, 507 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-993-3356.

• Nov. 16-17, “Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!” Manatee Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

• Nov. 17, Longboat Key Gourmet Lawn Party, Longboat Key Kiwanis Club, Longboat Key Club and Resort, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-366-3468.

• Nov. 17, Holiday Bazaar, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 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: 941-778-1638.

 

Save the Date

• Dec. 4-Jan. 4, Signature Show, Juried Aqueous Exhibition, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-966-1397.

• Dec. 13, Artists Reception, Juried Aqueous exhibition, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-966-1397.

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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