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Islander Calendar – 11-28-2012

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Wednesday, Nov. 28

        5 p.m. — Nocturnal Neighbors environmental education program, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341

 

Thursday, Nov. 29

8 p.m. — The Island Players’ opening of “The Dixie Swim Club,” which continues through Dec. 9, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

 

Friday, Nov. 30

5-10 p.m. — Concert in the Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-2163.

5:30 p.m. — The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunset Christmas tree lighting, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Holly Berry Bazaar, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Lester Family Fun Day, an old-fashioned holiday party, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

 

Sunday, Dec. 2

7:30 p.m. — Island Players audition for “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

 

Monday, Dec. 3,

6 p.m. — Christmas dinner meeting, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-2039.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 5

11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon, Gulf Drive Cafe & Tiki, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meets, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

 

Off-island

 

Friday, Nov. 30

7 p.m. — Sea Lion Soiree benefit, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 509.

 

Saturday, Dec. 1

10 a.m.-8 p.m. — Bradenton Blues Festival, featuring food, art and music, the Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-681-0708.

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

        7 p.m. — American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24 Country to Pop tribute to Patsy Cline, Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-209-2212.

 

Monday, Dec. 3,

6 p.m. — FISH annual Christmas Party, Fisherman’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 4

        8 p.m. — State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota holiday concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-525.

 

Ongoing

• Dec. 1 through April 28, Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, hosts Sea Lions: On the Water’s Edge. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

• 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 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., the 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

• Dec. 7, Holmes Beach Merchants’ Holiday Open House, Marina and Gulf drives, Holmes Beach. Features 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.

• Dec. 9, Brawn on the Beach amateur strength competition and Hope Family Services benefit, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2222.

 

Save the date

• Dec. 15, The Women of the Moose No. 1601’s annual Children’s Christmas Party.

• Dec. 16, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert at CrossPointe Fellowship.

 

        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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