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Calendar – 01-09-2013

Wednesday, Jan. 9

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

 

Thursday, Jan. 10

2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Chuck Sidlow, a performer with Circus Sarasota, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

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

 

Friday, Jan. 11

2 p.m. — Alzheimer’s disease support group, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Artwalk event and reception for artist Barbara Orear. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artwalk event, artist reception for Wendell Graham, the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

 

Saturday, Jan. 12

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

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

10 a.m. — Island Origami, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Caroline Whitmore, “Watercolor Painting Techniques.” Information: 941-778-6648.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Coquina Beach Winterfest arts and crafts show benefiting Bradenton Beach’s Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-379-0951.

11 a.m.-1 p.m. — Author and historian Carolyne Norwood signs copies of her island histories at Ginny’s and Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0492.

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

3-5 p.m. — A reception for artist Sharon Young and her show, “Beyond Words,” the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The show runs through Jan. 25. Information: 941-778-1906.

 

Sunday, Jan. 13

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Coquina Beach Winterfest arts and crafts show benefiting Bradenton Beach’s Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-379-0951.

 

Monday, Jan. 14

5:58 p.m. — Official sunset time for Anna Maria Island.

Tuesday, Jan. 15

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club meeting with speaker Jim Boyer, president of the Tampa Bay African Violet Society, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Melissa Cain Nell from the Manatee County Natural Resources Department speaking about exploring Emerson Point Preserve, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Off-island

Sunday, Jan. 13

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Winter Festival antiques and art fair, the Centre Shops of Longboat Key, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1901.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 16

12:30 p.m. — Manatee River Garden Club meeting with Barbara Hoey of Decorated Garden, 3120 First Ave., W., Bradenton. Information: 941-870-2259.

6 p.m. — Taste magazine Chef’s Competition to benefit All Faiths Food Bank, Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-366-7950.

 

Ongoing

• Through Jan. 25, Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island juried 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, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, sells homemade 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, ext. 6318.

• 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.

• 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 for charity. Information: 215-906-0668.

• 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 at 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. 17, the Island Players’ opening of “A Little Murder Never Hurt Anybody,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

• Jan. 17-27, Manatee County Fair: Manatee Goes Hollywood, fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-8951.

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

• Jan. 21, Anna Maria Island Democratic Club inauguration celebration, the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-2571.

• Jan. 25, Community dinner — pork and sauerkraut — Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580.

 

Save the date

• Feb. 9, Sinatra Sings supper and show, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Feb. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert, 20th anniversary celebration, CrossPointe Fellowship.

• Feb. 24, Pirates spring training begins, McKechnie Field.

• March 2, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Heritage Festival, with tours, music, arts and crafts and food on the museum grounds.

 

Calendar announcements

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