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Calendar – 04-24-2013

Wednesday, April 24

8:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, April 25

8:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, April 26

9:30 a.m. — National Arbor Day celebration, Keep Manatee Beautiful and the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee plant a Southern red cedar near 77th Street and Marina Drive. Information: 941-795-8272.

10 a.m. — National Arbor Day celebration, the city of Anna Maria, Manatee County Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Manatee Beautiful plant two green buttonwoods in Bayfront Park near the public restrooms. Information: 941-795-8272.

11 a.m. — National Arbor Day celebration, the Bradenton Beach Scenic WAVES, Bridge Street Merchants and Keep Manatee Beautiful meet at the Bridge Street and Gulf Drive roundabout. Information: 941-795-8272

 

Saturday, April 27

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

 

Sunday, April 28

8:03 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, April 29

8:03 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, April 30

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

 

Wednesday, May 1

Today is May Day.

 

Off-island

Friday, April 26

8 p.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Ball, Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-1998.

 

Saturday, April 27

4 p.m., 6 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Wine and Song evening, Longboat Key Education Center in the Centre Shops,
5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-587-3584.

6:30 p.m. — The De Soto Heritage Festival Grande Parade, Manatee High School from Ninth Avenue to downtown Bradenton to Ninth Street West. Information: 941-747-1998.

 

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.

• Through Aug. 31, Bradenton Marauders baseball, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031.

• 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 through April, 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, 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

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

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