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Calendar – 10-30-2013

Wednesday, Oct. 30

5 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting clinic, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

6:47 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Oct. 31

Today is Halloween.

3:30 p.m. — The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats costume contest, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

3:30-7 p.m. or beyond: Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats, islandwide. Information: 941-778-1541.

5 p.m. — The Islander-Feast Restaurant Crazy, Creepy, Crawly Critter Corral and Costume Contest, The Feast, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

5 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting clinic, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

6-7:30 p.m. — Trunk ‘n’ Treat, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, Information: 941-778-1813.

 

Friday, Nov. 1

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

2 p.m. — National Novel Writing Month orientation, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting clinic, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Invasion Masquerade Ball, Seafood Shack, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: www.pirateinvasion.org or 941-780-1668.

 

Saturday, Nov. 2

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.-4:30 p.m. — 100,000 Healthy Meals/Feeding Children Everywhere all-volunteer effort, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-1809.

9 a.m.-1 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast sand-sculpting competition and America Recycles Day, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

10 a.m.-8 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Invasion, Coquina Beach. Information: www.pirateinvasion.org or 941-780-1668.

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Capture, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

6:30 p.m. — Fifth annual Murder Mystery Night, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee apples. Information: 941-778-1908, ext. 9203.

 

Sunday, Nov. 3

Daylight saving time ends.

10 a.m.-8 p.m.— Anna Maria Island Privateers Invasion, Coquina Beach. Information: www.pirateinvasion.org or 941-780-1668.

 

Monday, Nov. 4

7 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting featuring a representative from Wildlife Inc., Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

 

Tuesday, Nov. 5

Today is Election Day.

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

 

Wednesday, Nov. 6

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

 

Off-island

Friday, Nov. 1

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

6-9:30 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the eighth annual Dia de los Muertos or Festival of the Skeletons, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, Nov. 2

10 a.m.-7 p.m. — Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Ken Thompson Park, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy. On City Island, Sarasota. Information: sarasotabaywaterfestival.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the eighth annual Dia de los Muertos or Festival of the Skeletons, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.

 

Coming up

• 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.

 

Save the date

• 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 Nov. 10, “Young Frankenstein,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

Oct. 31-Nov. 17, “Our Town,” 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.

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

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

• Most Third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club meets, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

• 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, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-0564.

• 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.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

        Send announcements of ongoing activities to calendar@islander.org.

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