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Calendar – 10-02-2013

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, Oct. 2

10 a.m. — Storytime for children, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

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

7:15 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Oct. 3

10:30 a.m. — Women of the Episcopal Church meeting, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

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

7:14 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Oct. 4

9:15 a.m. — Senior Adventures group tours the Southeastern Guide Dogs headquarters, departing Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Donation requested. Information: 941-962-8835.

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

7:13 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Oct. 5

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.

9 a.m. — Fourth annual Causeway 4 the Cause for Susan G. Komen, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-224-7506.

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

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Merchants Florida Cracker Festival, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

7:12 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Oct. 6

4 p.m. — Blessing of the animals, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

7:10 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Oct. 7

6:30 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting, Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

7:09 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

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

7:08 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 9

7:07 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Friday, Oct. 4

6-9:30 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk to mark the opening of the art season, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, Oct. 5

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk to mark the opening of the art season, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 8

8 p.m. — State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota Festival of Music, Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-5252.

 

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.

• Wednesdays, through December, 11 a.m. Lifelong Learning Academy, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

• 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, 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 meetings, Fishermen’s Hall, 4515 123rd St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-254-4972.

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

• Tuesdays, basics of computing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Tuesdays, noon, Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meetings, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

 

Coming up

• 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, The Islander Veterans Day Ceremony and Tribute, Holmes Beach.

• 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.

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