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Calendar – 05-01-2013

Wednesday, May 1

Today nesting season for sea turtles officially begins. Lights out on the beaches.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

6 p.m. — Mana-Tweens Book Club, open to ages 8-12, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Thursday, May 2

11 a.m. — All Island Denominations and Anna Maria Island churches’ National Day of Prayer service, the gazebo at 59th Street and Flotilla Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0414.

2 p.m. — Island knitting club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Friday, May 3

5-10 p.m. — Great American Music Event to benefit Georgia-Rose Gibbons, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-527-5018.

 

Saturday, May 4

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.

11 a.m.-4 p.m.— Food and Wine on Pine festival with arts, crafts, actors, live music and food and wine vendors, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8705.

2:30-10 p.m. — Great American Music Event to benefit Georgia-Rose Gibbons, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-527-5018.

 

Sunday, May 5

11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Sixth annual Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival, various locations on the island. Registration at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. — Great American Music Event to benefit Georgia-Rose Gibbons, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-527-5018.

 

Monday, May 6

8:07 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, May 7

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

 

Wednesday, May 8

2 p.m. — Estate planning program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Off-island

Saturday, May 4

9 a.m. — Sarasota Bay Estuary Program/Around the Bend planting day at Perico Preserve, 11700 Manatee Ave., Perico Island. Advance registration. Information: 941-955-8085.

5 p.m. — Ultimate Kentucky Derby Bash, The Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Reservations required. Information: 941-782-0899.

 

Ongoing

• 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. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Weekends, through 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.

• 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.

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

• May 10-11, American Cancer Society Relay for Life on Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach.

• 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, the Atlantic hurricane season begins. Be prepared.

• 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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