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Calendar – 03-13-2013

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 Jaffe Jones, an author and healthy eating advocate, on “Eat Vegan,” Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-778-34217.

 

Thursday, March 14

7:39 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, March 15

7:41 a.m. — Official sunrise time.

 

Saturday, March 16

8-11 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Thrift sale until noon. Fee applies. Information: 941-395-7708.

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.-4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes, various island locations. Information: 941-778-1908.

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

11 a.m. — Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a program on “managing stress through mindful breathing.” Information: 941-778-6341.

1 p.m. — Women of the Moose Chapter 1601 host a children’s Easter party at the lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Reservations closed.

2 p.m. — Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts James Corwin Johnson talking about nature and wildlife photography. Information: 941-778-6341.

Sunset – Stargazing, Local Group of Deep Sky Observers, Holmes Beach city hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-342-9632.

 

Sunday, March 17

Today is St. Patrick’s Day.

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

10 a.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church celebrates its 100th anniversary with a tree planting and time capsule burial. Information: 941-778-0414.

11 a.m.-10 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center holds a St. Patrick’s Day Sham Rockin’ fair, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.

4 p.m. — Beach Bistro and Sean Murphy present the 15th annual Anna Maria Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade from Holmes Beach City Hall north on Marina Drive and ending at North Palm Drive and 78th Street. Information: 941-778-6444.

 

Monday, March 18

7:41 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, March 19

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

xxxx — Vitamin Seas Health Food Store, 3228 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts nutrition coach Alec Grae for a free seminar on how to make spaghetti and meatballs — raw. Information: 941-778-5015.

 

Wednesday, March 20

Spring begins.

Noon — The Anna Maria Garden Club meets for a meeting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

1-3 p.m. — The Anna Maria Garden Club holds its annual Penny Flower Show at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

1-4 p.m. — Artists Demo/Sale-abration, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

3:30 p.m. — Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Mana-Tweens craft program. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Off-island

Thursday, March 14

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

5 p.m.-7 p.m. — Artists’ reception, Suncoast Watercolor Society juried show, Art Center Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.

 

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 22, Community fish fry dinner, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach.

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

• March 25, Passover begins at sundown.

• March 30, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Island Heritage Day, with tours, music, arts and crafts and food on the museum grounds, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0492.

• March 31, Easter.

 

Save the date

• April 13, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

• 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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