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Islander Calendar – 11-21-2012

Wednesday, Nov. 21

7 p.m. — All Island Denominations ecumenical service, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.

 

Thursday, Nov. 22

Thanksgiving.

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

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

 

Friday, Nov. 23

Black Friday. Shop local. Buy local. Dine local.

Noon-5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center Dodge Ball Tournament, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908, ext. 9219.

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Centennial Craft Fair, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 28

11 a.m. — Giving Back, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, reopens. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Off-island

 

Saturday, Nov. 24

1-5 p.m. — The American Legion Red, White & Blues concert, benefiting the veterans relief fund, Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-209-2212.

 

Monday, Nov. 26

6:30 p.m. — Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club potluck supper and full moon beach walk, Lido Beach, Sarasota, Reservations by Nov. 25. Information: 941-752-3200.

 

Ongoing

• Through 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 pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• First Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Second Wednesdays, 8 a.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• 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 presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Bring food donations for the Roser Food Pantry. 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.

• Sundays, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include a food challenge.

• Mondays, 1 p.m., bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• 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, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

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

 

Coming up

• Nov. 30, the Sea Lion Soiree benefit, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 509.

• Nov. 30, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunset Christmas tree lighting, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Dec. 1, The Magic of Manatee Chorus “Christmas Extravaganza,” Bradenton Christian High School auditorium, 3304 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-9665.

• Dec. 2, Island Players audition for “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

• Dec. 7, Holmes Beach Merchants’ Holiday Open House, Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Features lighting of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Christmas tree at dusk and visits with Santa at The Islander. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Dec. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade, from Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Gulfside Park/Beach, Bradenton Beach, mostly along Gulf Drive. Information: 941-752-5973.

 

Save the date

• Dec. 9, Brawn on the Beach, Bradenton Beach.

• Dec. 15, Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Dec. 15, Bethlehem Walk, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 16, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra holiday concert, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 21, first day of winter.

 

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

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