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Calendar – 02-20-2013

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.

 

Thursday, Feb. 21

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Arts and crafts show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island Library book club meets to discuss T.R. Reid’s “The Healing of America,” 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

2 p.m. — Knitting club meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

3 p.m. — AMICCO Jazz Fest at the Sandbar, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.

 

Friday, Feb. 22

5-7 p.m. — Community dinner — spaghetti supper —Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580.

 

Saturday, Feb. 23

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Pines Trailer Park street sale and bake sale, adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Information: 810-955-2287.

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island breakfast and meeting with Bob Wolf talking about his book, “The Awakening of the Silent Majority? I Pray It Is Not Too Late,” Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 9941-778-1383.

10 a.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Carole Dougherty, “Creating Mixed-Media Art.” Information: 941-778-6648.

11 a.m. — The Senior Adventures group hosts chef Craig Chasky, a nutritional counselor, in a cooking demonstration at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-962-8835.

        2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library lecture and travel series presents Asolo Repertory Theater Guild Play Readers performing a Play Reader program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-34217.

6 p.m. — Anna Maria Elementary School PTO Winter Wonder Island gala, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941- 708-5525.

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Pines Trailer Park street sale and bake sale, adjacent to the Historic Bridge Street Pier in Bradenton Beach. Information: 810-955-2287.

 

Monday, Feb. 25

6:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 26

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

 

Wednesday, Feb. 27

Noon — Anna Maria Island Historical Society members luncheon, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-0492.

 

Off-island

Thursday, Feb. 21

7 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society lecture with John Ginaven talking about eagle-watching, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.

 

Sunday, Feb. 24

11 a.m. — Florida Maritime Museum’s Titanic Fashion Luncheon, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-708-6121.

        1:05 p.m. — Pirates spring training begins, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information:  941-747-3031.

7 p.m. — The Academy Awards on ABC.

 

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 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

• 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.

 

Save the date

• 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.

• March 31, Easter.

• April 22, Earth Day.

• May 4, Food and Wine on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8705.

 

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