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Calendar – 02-06-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 6

6:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Feb. 7

        2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Jennifer Bennett, a volunteer lecturer for Southeastern Guide Dogs, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Friday, Feb. 8

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

4-6 p.m. — Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, previews a white elephant sale. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1638.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, with galleries and boutiques holding receptions and open houses. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for artist Terry Denson as part of Artwalk. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — As part of Artwalk, an artist reception with photographer Chris Collins, the Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for Jay Canterbury and his exhibit. Information: 941-778-2099.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

        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 board meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

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

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

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

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

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 10

Today is the Chinese New Year.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra all-Beethoven concert, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.

 

Monday, Feb. 11

7:11 a.m. — Official sunrise time.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

Happy Mardi Gras.

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

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Today is Ash Wednesday.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and lunch, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.

        2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents author H. Terrell Griffin on writing mysteries, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Off-island

Thursday, Feb. 7

9:30 a.m. — Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, hosts a financial seminar. Information: 941-383-6491.

 

Friday, Feb. 8

Noon-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts Annual Open Studio Tour featuring 18 artists at work, Village of the Arts, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West area, Bradenton. Information: 941-447-3795.

 

Saturday, Feb. 9

Noon-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts Annual Open Studio Tour featuring 18 artists at work, Village of the Arts, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West area, Bradenton. Information: 941-447-3795.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 12

11:30 a.m. — Longboat Key Democratic Club honors the memory of civil rights leader Carroll Johnson and a lunch, Longboat Key Club & Resort, 220 Sands Point Road, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-4899.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 13

3 p.m. — Islander Tom Aposporos presents “Frost, Whitman and Langston Hughes: Poems About America,” the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-8811.

 

Ongoing

• 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 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 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.

• 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, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds religious study group meets, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

• 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

• Feb. 14, Big Band/Sweetheart Dance presented by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Feb. 16-17, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival – Better Fish to Fry, on the waterfront in the historic fishing village of Cortez. Fee applies. Information: XXXXXXX.

• Feb. 17, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, serves a pancake breakfast. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4769.

• Feb. 17, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts pianist Bob Milne in concert, followed by a reception. Information: 941-778-0414.

• Feb. 18, President’s Day.

• Feb. 22, Spaghetti supper, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580.

• Feb. 24, Pirates spring training begins, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:  941-747-3031.

 

Save the date

• March 2, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

• March 1-2, Island Cityfest, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

• March 9-10, Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest juried art show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive.

 

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