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Calendar – 02-13-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 13

Today is Ash Wednesday.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting, 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 mystery novelist H. Terrell Griffin, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

Today is Valentine’s Day.

5 p.m. — The Islander Promise Day sunset commitment celebration and dinner, Manatee Public Beach/Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-7978.

8-11 p.m. — Big Band/Sweetheart Dance presented by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

 

Friday, Feb. 15

6:22 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting with Ana Guillermo of H2U, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

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

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

4 p.m. — Concert at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, featuring pianist Bob Milne, with a reception after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414.

7 p.m. — CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Redeemed gospel quartet. Information: 941-778-0719.

 

Monday, Feb. 18

Today is President’s Day.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 19

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

2 p.m. — New York Times bestselling author Echo Heron of Cortez lectures at the Island Library, 5701 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:30 p.m. — Vitamin Seas Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts health and wellness coach Alec Grae talking about spicing up life with food. Information: 941-778-5015.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 20

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

Noon – Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

6 p.m. — Arts and crafts for tweens at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Off-island

 

Thursday, Feb. 14

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

5:30 p.m. — “A Valentine’s Broadway Romance,” Golden Apple Celebrity Theatre, 25 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-366-5604.

6 p.m. — Longboat Key Kiwanis Foundation Valentine’s Ball, Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside Ballroom on Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-706-1983.

 

Saturday, Feb. 16

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival with food, arts and crafts, adventure activities, lectures and music. Entrance off Cortez Road at 119th Street West. Offsite parking with shuttles available from G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton, and Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-4524.

 

Sunday, Feb. 17

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival with food, arts and crafts, adventure activities, lectures and music. Entrance off Cortez Road at 119th Street West. Offsite parking with shuttles available from G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton, and Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-4524.

3 p.m. — Eleonora Lvov performs a concert at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. 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, Feb. 20 through Easter, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Holmes Beach, hosts soup suppers at 6 p.m. Information: 941-778-1813.

• 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.

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

• Feb. 23-24, Pines Trailer Park street sale and bake sale, near the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Information: 810-955-2287

• Feb. 24, Florida Maritime Museum’s Titanic Fashion Luncheon, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-708-6121.

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

 

Save the date

• March 1-2, Island Cityfest: A Holmes Beach Founders Day Celebration, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

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

• March 10, Roser Memorial Community Church chapel rededication, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

• March 16, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes, various island locations.

• March 20, Anna Maria Garden Club Penny Flower Show, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

• March 24, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra concert, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• March 30, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Heritage Festival, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

 

 

AME Calendar

 

February

Monday, Feb. 18, Presidents Day — no school.

Wednesday, Feb. 20, third-quarter progress reports.

Friday, Feb. 22, lockdown drill, 1:15 p.m.

Saturday, Feb. 23, PTO Winter Wonder Island event at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, “America Sings,” second-grade play, auditorium, 7 p.m., preceded by PTO dinner provided by the Feast, 5 p.m.

 

March

Friday, March 1, Read Across America.

Monday, March 4, School Advisory Council meeting, media center, 3:15 p.m.

Monday-Friday, March 11-15, spring break — no school.

Tuesday, March 19, spring picture day.

Tuesday, March 19, PTO board meeting, conference room, 8:45 a.m.

Tuesday, March 26, Birthday Book Club, media center, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 26, talent show and dinner.

Friday, March 29, Good Friday — no school.

Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, 941-708-5525, www.manatee.k12.fl.us/sites/elementary/annamaria.

 

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