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Calendar – 04-17-2013

 

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.

 

Thursday, April 18

10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island Library book club meets to discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain” by Garth Stein, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Friday, April 19

7:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, April 20

9 a.m. — The Great American Cleanup with Keep Manatee Beautiful, various volunteer registration locations, including Anna Maria City Hall and Kingfish Boat Ramp. Information: 941-795-8272,

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.

4 p.m. — Walk a Mile in their Shoes family fun walk to benefit Turning Points, Coquina Beach. Information: 941-747-1509.

 

Sunday, April 21

7:59 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, April 22

Today is Earth Day.

 

Tuesday, April 23

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

2 p.m. — The Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, hosts Dona Lee and an “Intro to Publishing” program. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Wednesday, April 24

8:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Saturday, April 20

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — De Soto National Memorial re-enactment, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Cortez Village Historical Society community potluck, Few-Miller Dock, Cortez. Bring a dish to share. Information: 941-795-7121.

7:30 p.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Musical and Fashion Show, Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-1998.

 

Sunday, April 21

1-4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers car, truck and motorcycle show, Mexicali Border Cafe, 5502 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 214-714-3953.

5:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers scholarship fundraiser, Ace’s Lounge, 4343 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-3886.

 

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.

• Weekends, April 27-Oct. 20, ranger-led kayak tours, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 105.

• 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

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

• May 5, Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival, various locations.

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

• Mother’s Day is May 12.

• May 18, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

 

 

Save the date

• June 1-2, Islandwide Blood Drive, location to be announced.

• July 4, the Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park, and Scholarships Awards Party at Manatee Public Beach.

 

Calendar announcements

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