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Calendar – 07-03-2013

Wednesday, July 3

6 p.m., Mana-Tweens Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Pre-registration required. Information: 941-778-6341.

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

Nightfall — BeachHouse Restaurant’s 20th annual fireworks extravaganza, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2222.

 

Thursday, July 4

Today is Independence Day.

10 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers annual Independence Day Parade, Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria, mostly along Gulf Drive.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Privateers annual scholarships award and July 4 party, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

Nightfall — 27th annual Sandbar Fireworks Spectacular, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0444.

 

Friday, July 5

7 a.m. — Volunteer beach cleanup with NEMO, meeting at Ginny’s and Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3316.

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, July 6

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.

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, July 7

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, July 8

Feast of Ramadan begins at sundown.

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, July 9

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

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, July 10

5:30 p.m. — Teen crafts, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

8:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Thursday, July 4

5-9:30 p.m. — Palmetto July 4 Festival, with the Guess Who and the Village People, 1050 Sixth St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-723-4988.

Nightfall — Bradenton fireworks display, on the riverfront, Bradenton.

 

Friday, July 5

7 p.m. — The Suncoast Super Grand Prix Festival Boat Parade, featuring Nik Wallenda as the honorary grand marshal, Main Street in downtown Sarasota. Information: suncoastoffshore.org.

 

Sunday, July 7

11 a.m.-3 p.m. — Suncoast Super Grand Prix Race, Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota. Information: suncoastoffshore.org.

 

Ongoing

• Saturdays, through July, 5-9 p.m. Bridge Street Merchants night markets, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

• 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 and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture 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.

• Second Wednesdays, 7 p.m., Think+Drink science night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 5 p.m., Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking meeting. Location varies. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Thursdays, except July and August, 5-10 p.m. – Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays through June 28, 6 p.m., They Came From Outer Space film series, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Third Fridays, 5-8 p.m., Pine Avenue Porch Party presented by local merchants, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-3132.

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club meets, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Saturdays, 11 a.m., stress management through breathing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

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

• Mondays, 12:45 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, September-June, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meets, 5801 33rd Ave. Court Drive W., G.T. Bray Park, Bradenton. Information: 941-779-4476.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

 

Coming up

• July 18, Pirates and seafaring tales at the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

• July 20, Snooty the Manatee’s 65th birthday, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton.

 

Save the date

• Aug. 19, Manatee public school starts.

• Sept. 2 is Labor Day.

 

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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