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Calendar – 10-16-2013

Wednesday, Oct. 16

Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

2 p.m. — Less Stress/More Joy lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

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

7 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Oct. 17

10 a.m. — Book Club meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m. — Guardian Ad Litem program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

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

6:59 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Oct. 18

10 a.m. — Senior Adventures group meeting, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

10 a.m., — SHINE talk on Medicare enrollment, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5-10 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest with live music, food, arts and crafts, Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

5:30-8 p.m. — Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Octoberfest dinner, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1813.

6:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

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.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Island Gallery West outdoor market, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest with live music, food, arts and crafts, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

6:57 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Oct. 20

6:56 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Oct. 21

6:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 22

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

6:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 23

2 p.m. — Tropical landscapes talk, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Friday, Oct. 18

6 p.m. — Music in the Park with the Lauren Mitchel Band on the Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

6:30 p.m. — Mote Marine Aquarium Night of Fish, Fun and Fright trick-or-treat event, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Fee applies. 941-388-4441.

 

Saturday, Oct. 19

9:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Shiprek Poker Run, Bogey’s Sports Pub, 7230 52nd Place E., Bradenton. Fee applies.

4 p.m., Pickin’ Picnic featuring a picnic and new bands on the Riverwalk, 452 Third Avenue W., Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

6 p.m. — Concert in the Park with high school and middle school orchestras, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-714-7300, ext. 2186.

 

Monday, Oct. 21

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

 

Coming up

• Oct. 25, The Islander’s Popcorn and Politics candidate forum, Holmes Beach.

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

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

• Oct. 30-Nov. 2, Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach.

• 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. 3, fall back one hour when daylight saving time ends.

• 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. 13, Anna Maria Garden Club annual plant sale, Anna Maria.

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

• Nov. 24, All Island Denominations Thanksgiving service, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 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.

 

Calendar of ongoing events, activities

• Through Oct. 20, The Island Players present “An Act of the Imagination,” 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-6878.

• Oct. 24-Nov. 10, “Young Frankenstein,” 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 meeting, 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, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

• Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Downtown Bradenton Farmers’ Market, Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9440.

• 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.

• Third Saturdays, through May, 9 a.m., Manatee County Junior Audubon meeting, Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-376-0110.

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

• Third Mondays, 7 p.m., U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81 meeting, 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 meeting, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

        Send announcements of ongoing activities to calendar@islander.org. The deadline is a week prior to the publication date — Oct. 16 to publish in the Oct. 23 issue.

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