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Calendar – 04-10-2013

Wednesday, April 10

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon and meeting, the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.

 

Thursday, April 11

7:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, April 12

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

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artist reception for Joan Voyles, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Reception for Saint Stephen’s Episcopal School visual arts students, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artwalk in downtown Holmes Beach, with select galleries and boutiques hosting open houses, art shows and receptions. Information: 941-778-6648.

 

Saturday, April 13

        8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Bottle Boat Regatta, Palma Sola Causeway. Information: 941-747-1998.

 

Sunday, April 14

7:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, April 15

7:07 a.m. — Official sunrise time.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch and meeting, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

 

Tuesday, April 16

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

 

Wednesday, April 17

Noon – Anna Maria Garden Club “high tea” meeting and induction of club officers, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

 

Off-island

Friday, April 12

6-9 p.m. — Reception for Maro Lorimer and “Meditations,” Art Uptown, 1367 Main St., Sarasota. Information: 941-955-5409.

 

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.

• 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.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Some events on other days too. 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.

• 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 28, 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

• April 20, International Coastal Cleanup, various locations in Manatee County.

• April 20, Cortez Village Historical Society community potluck, Few-Miller Dock, Cortez.

 

Save the date

• 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.

• May 9, the Island Players’ opening of “37 Postcards,” Island Players theater, Anna Maria.

• May 18, Anna Maria Island Privateers’ Snooks Adams Kids Day, location to be announced.

• June 1, Islandwide Blood Drive, location to be announced.

 

AME calendar

April 15, two weeks of FCAT testing starts.

12:30-1:15 p.m. Friday, April 19, second-grade coastal cleanup on campus.

8:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, Parent Teacher Organization board meeting, conference room.

9 a.m.-1 p.m., April 25, third-grade trip to South Florida Museum.

Monday, April 29, book fair and fourth- and fifth-grade field trip to Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

6 p.m. Tuesday, April 30, PTO community dinner in the cafeteria, 7 p.m. first-grade play, auditorium.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The office number is 941-708-5529.

 

Calendar announcements

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