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Calendar – 03-06-2013

Wednesday, March 6

6 p.m. — Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Mana-Tweens Book Club. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Thursday, March 7

10 a.m. — The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts a workshop with acrylic and ink artist Carolyn Ritter. Information: 941-778-1906.

2 p.m. — Friends of the Island Library series presents Richard Sanchez, an Egmont Key Alliance member, on exploring Egmont Key, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

        8 p.m. — The Island Players’ opening of “’Til Beth Do Us Part,” which continues through March 24, Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

 

Friday, March 8

2 p.m. — the Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group meets at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, featuring participating boutiques and galleries. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a reception for artist Anne Abgott. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. —Artist reception with Debbie Rankin, The Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

 

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

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — West Manatee Fire Rescue District’s island station, 6001 Marina Drive, hosts a car wash to raise money for Team Publix’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life effort.

10 a.m. — The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the island origami club. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest juried art show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

10 a.m. — The Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, Lee Mears, “Kid Stuff for Grownups.” Information: 941-778-6648.

4 p.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts the Sarasota Chorus of the Keys, with a reception after the concert. Information: 941-778-0414.

5 p.m. — St. Bernard Catholic Church barbecue chicken dinner, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-4769.

 

Sunday, March 10

Daylight saving time begins.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest juried art show, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

10 a.m. Roser Memorial Community Church chapel rededication at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

 

Monday, March 11

Spring break begins for Manatee County public school students.

 

Tuesday, March 12

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

3-5 p.m. — The Oldies Beach Dance at the Sandbar Restaurant pavilion, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria, a benefit for the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8585.

 

Wednesday, March 13

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and luncheon, the 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 Ellen Jaffee Jones, an author and healthy eating advocate, on “Eat Vegan,” Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Off-island

Thursday, March 7

Noon — The Lords Warehouse Fashion Show/Luncheon, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-6491.

5-8 p.m. — Preview for the 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817.

7 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society lecture with Joy Baker talking about the writing life, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.

 

Friday, March 8

10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. — 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817.

 

Saturday, March 9

Noon-4 p.m. — Author Jan DiRuzzo signs copies of “The Lost Mermaid–A Shem Creek Moonlight Jamboree” at The Sea Hagg, 1304 Cortez Road W., Cortez.

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — 37th annual Pineapple Antique Show, Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-928-2817.

 

Ongoing

• Through March 30, Florida 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.

• Wednesdays 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 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.

 

Save the date

• 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.

 

Calendar announcements

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