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Calendar – 09-25-2013

Seasonal planning

        Does your organization rely on you to share its event announcements with The Islander? Then we’d like to hear from you now, as we prepare for the 2013-14 season. Send your 2013-14 events calendar — dates, times, locations and brief descriptions — to calendar@islander.org. Please include a contact name, email address and telephone number. High-resolution photographs are appreciated.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 25

7:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Sept. 26

7:22 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

10 a.m. — Forty Carrots group for babies and children, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:21 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

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.

2 p.m. — Edible gardens lecture with Mike Miller, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Sept. 29

3:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra chorus auditions, Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-587-3584.

7:18 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Sept. 30

7:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 1

Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

7:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 2

7:15 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Thursday, Sept. 26

5:30 p.m. — Opening night, Following in the Bartrams’ Footsteps exhibit, contemporary botanical artists explore the Bartrams’ legacy, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Friday, Sept. 27

7 p.m. — Film Fridays presents “Chinatown,” South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Saturday, Sept. 28

10 a.m. — The FireSUP charity paddleboard relay, Palma Sola Causeway. Fee applies. Information: 941-705-1447.

 

Ongoing

• Through-Oct. 6, “Always Patsy Cline,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• First and third Wednesdays, Mana-Tween Book and Culture Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:  941-748-5555, ext. 6318.

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

• 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, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Most Fridays except in September, 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, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Mike Sales’ sunset drum circle, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784.

• 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. Except Nov. 2.

• 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. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.

• First Mondays, 7 p.m., Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage board meets, Fishermen’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, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

 

Coming up

• Oct. 5, Bridge Street Merchants Florida Cracker Festival, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Oct. 14, Columbus Day.

• Oct. 18-19, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria.

• Oct. 26, Bridge Street Merchants Rock Octoberfest, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Oct. 26-27, Cortez Stone Crab Festival, 119th Street West bayfront, Cortez.

• Oct. 31, Halloween.

 

Save the date

• Nov. 2, Anna Maria Island Community Center Murder Mystery Night, Anna Maria.

• Nov. 1-3, Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Invasion, islandwide.

• Nov. 8-10, Cultural Connections ArtsHop, islandwide.

• Nov. 9, Florida Maritime Museum Boatyard Bash, Cortez.

• Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

• Nov. 16, CrossPointe Fellowship Community Thanksgiving, Holmes Beach.

• Nov. 28, Thanksgiving.

 

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.

 

 

AME calendar

    • NOTICE: Peace Day, planned for Sept. 24, has been postponed to Oct. 1.

• 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26, fire drill.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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