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Calendar – 01-02-2013

Wednesday, Jan. 2

1 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet with local author Diane Robertson, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-928-5302.

 

Thursday, Jan. 3

5-7 p.m. — Thursdays, Thirsty Thursdays specials and activities, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3400.

 

Saturday, Jan. 5

8:30 a.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria meets for breakfast and a program — Wendy Webb talking about “property tips,” Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.

10 a.m. — Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, “Cards Created with Watercolor Pencil.” Information: 941-778-6648.

 

Sunday, Jan. 6

10 a.m.–4 p.m. — Bridge Street Market, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. The first Sundays include a food challenge. Information: 215-906-0668.

 

Monday, Jan. 7

6:30 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria meeting and program, “What is it like to travel to Cuba Now?” Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 9

Noon — Off Stage Ladies meeting and luncheon, Moore’s Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-799-2181.

 

Off-island

Friday, Jan. 4

6:30-9 p.m. — Opening reception for “Florida Winter,” the Joan Peters Gallery, 1210 11th Ave., W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton. Also, the First Friday Art Walk in the Village of the Arts. Information: 941-365-9960.

 

Sunday, Jan. 6

4 p.m. — New Year’s Romance on the Piano concert, Eleonara Lvov, Manatee Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 322 15th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-358-0235.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 8

8:30 a.m. — Manatee County Audubon Society field trip, Emerson Point, 5801 17th St. W., Palmetto. Fee applies for non-members. Information: 941-776-8424.

 

Ongoing

• Through Jan. 4, Signature Show exhibition, Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-966-1397.

• 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.

• Jan. 8-25, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island art show, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-753-5004.

• 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.

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

• Wednesdays through the spring season, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells settlers bread. Information: 941-778-0492.

• Wednesdays through March, 1-3 p.m., Anna Maria Irish Ceili dancers, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 779-1416.

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

• First Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-748-5555.

• 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.

• Thursdays, Thirsty Thursdays specials and activities, 5-7 p.m., Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Thursdays, Jan. 17-through the spring, bingo games, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580.

• 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. Food donations requested for Roser Food Pantry. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Fourth Fridays, through March, community dinners, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580.

• 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 Sundays, through May, 9-11 a.m., Junior Audubon, Manatee Audubon Society, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2227.

• Sundays, through April 10, 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, Fisherman’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

• First Mondays, through May, 6:30 p.m., the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meets, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

• Third Mondays, September through May, noon, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch 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

• Jan. 10, 5-7 p.m., Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island reception and awards ceremony for Inspirations all-media juried show, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-753-5004.

• Jan. 12, 8 a.m.-noon, Roser Thrift Shop yard sale, 511 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-2733.

• Jan. 12, noon-4 p.m., coed adult cornhole tournament, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Jan. 12, 2-4 p.m., Friends of the Island Library host a 30th anniversary celebration, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-34217.

• Jan. 17, 8 p.m., the Island Players’ opening of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” which continues through Feb. 3, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

 

Save the date

• Jan. 17-27, Manatee County Fair: Manatee Goes Hollywood, Palmetto. Information: 941-722-8951.

• Jan. 19, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

• Jan. 19, Night with Neil Diamond supper and show, Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Jan. 21, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club inauguration and viewing celebration, Cortez. Information: 941-794-2571.

 

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