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Calendar – 02-27-2013

Wednesday, Feb. 27

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

 

Thursday, Feb. 28

6 p.m. — Forum on eating vegan, Sandpiper Resort Coop community center, 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0556.

 

Friday, March 1

2-4 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library members-only Book Sale, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

4-7 p.m. — The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts a reception for Sightlines, an exhibit featuring six area artists. Information: 941-778-1906.

5-10 p.m. — Island Cityfest with music, food, arts and crafts, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

 

Saturday, March 2

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

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library Book Sale, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Island Cityfest with music, food, arts and crafts, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

9 a.m.-3 p.m. — A spring craft show and sale, with lunch and baked goods also available, to benefit the 100th anniversary of Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

10 a.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Pam McMillen, “Chainmail Jewelry.” Information: 941-778-6648.

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

 

Sunday, March 3

8:30-11:30 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4769.

11:30 a.m. — Bridge Street Market gumbo challenge for home and restaurant chefs and to benefit Manatee Children’s Service, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

 

Monday, March 4

6:30 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria meeting and program, “Arts on the Island,” Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

 

Tuesday, March 5

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

8 p.m. — Island Players benefit performance, “Til Beth Do Us Part” for the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. 941-799-2181.

 

Wednesday, March 6

6:35 p.m. — Official sunset.

 

Off-island

Friday, March 1

6-9:30 p.m. — A Taste of the Village celebration of art, craft and cuisine, Village of the Arts, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4556.

 

Saturday, March 2

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Longboat Key Garden Club 37th Home and Garden Tour, various locations. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-4818.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — A Taste of the Village celebration of art, craft and cuisine, Village of the Arts, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4556.

 

Tuesday, March 5

8 p.m. — State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota Chamber and Concert choirs concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, SCF Bradenton, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-5252.

 

Ongoing

• March 2-30, Suncoast Watercolor Society juried exhibit, Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.

• 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, 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 7, the Island Players’ opening of “’Til Beth Do Us Part,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

• March 8, Artwalk, downtown Holmes Beach galleries, shops, around Marina and Gulf drives.

• March 9, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach.

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

• March 10, Daylight saving time begins.

• March 11, Spring break begins for Manatee County public school students.

 

Save the date

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

• March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. Information to come on the parade.

• March 17, Roser Memorial Community Church celebrates its 100th anniversary with a tree planting and time capsule burial.

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

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

• March 31, Easter.

• May 4, Food and Wine on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

• May 4, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

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