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Islander Calendar – 11-14-2012

Wednesday, Nov. 14

9-11:30 a.m. — Plant sale, Anna Maria Garden Club, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530.

11:30 a.m. — 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.

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

 

Friday, Nov. 16

5-9 p.m. — Grand openings for several businesses in the Anna Maria Historic Green Village and PAR coincide with the Pine Avenue Porch Party, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-993-3356.

5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. — Travis Lofland of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” book signing, Anna Maria Island Accommodations and the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-0733.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. — Stuff the Bus, Publix food drive for the Food Bank of Manatee, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5422.

3 p.m. — “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.

2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. — Travis Lofland of Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” book signing, Anna Maria Island Accommodations and the Flip Flop Shop and Candy Stop, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-0733.

 

Sunday, Nov. 18

7:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. — Stuff the Bus, Publix food drive for the Food Bank of Manatee, Publix, 3900 East Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5422.

 

Monday, Nov. 19

Noon —Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meeting, Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

 

Off-Island

Wednesday, Nov. 14

10 a.m. — 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.

        6:30 p.m. — Sarasota Bay Watch wine tasting benefit, Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-0777.

 

Thursday, Nov. 15

6:30 p.m. — “Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!” Manatee Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

 

Friday, Nov. 16,

6:30 p.m. — “Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!” Manatee Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

 

Saturday, Nov. 17

Noon — Longboat Key lawn party, Longboat Key Kiwanis Club, Longboat Key Club and Resort, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-366-3468.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. —Longboat Island Chapel holiday bazaar, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2370.

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Enjoy the Bay — Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Information: 941-955-8085.

5 p.m. — Blue grass show and dinner, Bradenton Elks Lodge 1511, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-792-1511.

Sunset — Stargazing, Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, Riverview High School, 1 Ram Way, Sarasota. Information: 941-342-9632.

6:30 p.m. — “Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! Dinner!” Manatee Players, Courtyard Marriott, 100 Riverfront Drive, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

 

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.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Thursdays, 6-8 p.m., Thirsty Thursdays, Bridge Street Merchants, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach, Information: 941-778-3388.

        • Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party to benefit Roser Food Pantry, Anna Maria Pine Avenue businesses. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.

        • 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.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez.

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

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

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

 

Coming up

• Nov. 22, 10 a.m., Roser Memorial Community Church Thanksgiving service, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

• Nov. 22, 2 p.m., Roser Memorial Community Church Thanksgiving dinner, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Reservations required. Information: 941-778-0414.

 

Save the date

• Dec. 3, Christmas dinner meeting, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-2039.

• Dec. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade, Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-752-5973.

• 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.

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

• Dec. 22, Stargazing, Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-342-9632.

 

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline is Wednesday before publication – for example, Nov. 21 is the deadline for the Nov. 28 issue.

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