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Calendar – 01-16-2013

The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club celebrates the second inauguration of President Barack Obama at the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th W., Cortez, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. For more information, call 941-794-2571. Islander Courtesy Photo

 

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 of the Manatee County Natural Resources Department speaking about Emerson Point Preserve, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

2 p.m. — The Island Library hosts a knitting clinic, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

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

 

Friday, Jan. 18

9 a.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful and the city of Holmes Beach celebrate Florida Arbor Day with a tree-planting, 77th Street and Marina Drive. The event is open to the public.

Noon — Keep Manatee Beautiful, the city of Bradenton Beach and Bridge Street Merchants celebrate Florida Arbor Day, Bridge Street-Bay Drive roundabout. The event is open to the public.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

        8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting with Elliott Falcione of the local tourism bureau, 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, “Painting Wild Animals in Watercolors” with Barbara Hines. Information: 941-778-6648.

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

6 p.m. — Night with Neil Diamond supper and show, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

Sunday, Jan. 20

4 p.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts Italian pianist Davide Cabassi, with a reception after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414.

        Call for time — Island Players audition for “’Till Beth Do Us Part,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

 

Monday, Jan. 21

11 a.m.-2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club inauguration celebration, the Seafood Shack, 4110 127th W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-2571.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 22

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

 

Wednesday, Jan. 23

7:21 a.m. — Official sunrise. The day is 10:44 hours long.

 

Off-island

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.

4:30 p.m. — Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, hosts a wine-tasting to benefit Save Our Seabirds. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-0777.

 

Thursday, Jan. 17

6:30 p.m. — Manatee County Audubon Society meeting with Florida chapter president Eric Draper, First United Methodist Church of Palmetto, 330 11th Ave., W., Palmetto. Information: 941-729-2222.

7 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society lecture with professor Gary Mormino talking about Florida before and after WWII, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.

 

Saturday, Jan. 19

7:45 a.m. — Manatee County Audubon Society field trip, Lettuce Lake Regional Park, carpool from Lowe’s, State Road 70 and Interstate 75. Fee applies for non-members. Information: 941-792-9235.

9 a.m. — Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club hike in Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-3200.

 

Sunday, Jan. 20

3 p.m. — Young pianist Noah Waddell performs in concert at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6491.

 

Monday, Jan. 21

        10:30 a.m. — Longboat Key Democratic Club Inauguration Brunch, Longboat Key Club and Resort, 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-362-0520.

 

Ongoing

• Jan. 17-Feb. 3 — Manatee Players present Cole Porter’s “Anything Goes,” 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

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

• 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 March 1, Syd Solomon exhibit, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.

• Through March 1, Florida Highwaymen exhibit, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.

• 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 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, 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, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

• 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. 26, Wine dinner and Forks and Corks celebration, the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8705.

• Feb. 9, Sinatra Sings supper and show, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Feb. 10, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert, 20th anniversary celebration, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-8585.

• Feb. 10, St. Bernard Catholic Church Suncoast Mummers String Band concert, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee apples. Information: 941-778-4769.

• Feb. 12, Mardi Gras.

 

Save the date

• Feb. 14, Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Sweethearts big band dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Feb. 22, Spaghetti supper at the Annie Silver Community Center.

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

• March 2, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale at the Island Branch Library.

• March 11, spring break begins for Manatee County public schools.

 

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