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Calendar – 11-27-2013

Wednesday, Nov. 27

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

Hanukkah begins at sundown.

 

Thursday, Nov. 28

Today is Thanksgiving.

 

Friday, Nov. 29

Today is Black Friday. Shop local, buy local.

5-8 p.m. — Pine Avenue Porch Party, 315 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, featuring “Deadliest Catch” star and author Travis Lofland. Information: 941-941-778-5694.

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Nov. 30

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.

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Merchants Lighting of Bridge Street celebration, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Dec. 1

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Dec. 2

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 3

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

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

8 p.m. — Island Players “Over the River and through the Woods,” benefit for AMICCO, 10009, Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 4

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting author Judy Allen Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

5:35 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Saturday, Nov. 30

1 p.m. — Asolo Repertory Theater “Show Boat” Family Day, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-351-8000.

 

Coming up

• Dec. 5, Island Players opening night for “Over the River and through the Woods,” Anna Maria.

• Dec. 6, Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday Open House, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 7, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Holly Berry Bazaar, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 7, Anna Maria Island Community Center/Lester Family Fun Day, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 7, Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade.

• Dec. 13, Anna Maria Holiday Open House, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 14-15, Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 14, Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem Walk, Anna Maria.

• Dec. 14, Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

• Dec. 15, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra holiday concert, Holmes Beach.

• Dec. 25 is Christmas Day.

 

Save the date

• Jan. 1 is New Year’s Day.

• Jan. 11, Anna Maria Island Community Center Cornhole Tournament, Anna Maria.

• Jan. 11,         Florida Maritime Museum Porch Party, Cortez.

• Jan. 17, Florida Arbor Day, events communitywide.

• Jan. 18-19, Anna Maria Chalk Festival, Anna Maria.

• Jan. 26, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Bach and Vivaldi concert, Holmes Beach.

• Feb. 1, Friends of the Island Library Book Sale, Holmes Beach.

• Feb. 15-16, 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez.

 

Anna Maria City

• Dec. 3, 6 p.m., planning and zoning.

• Dec. 5, 6 p.m., city commission.

• Dec. 11, 6 p.m., EEEC.

• Dec. 12, 6 p.m., special meeting.

Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, 941-708-6130, www.cityofannamaria.com.

 

Bradenton Beach

• Dec. 2, 3 p.m., Scenic Waves.

• Dec. 5, 1 p.m., pier team.

• Dec. 5, 1:30 p.m., CRA/CIP.

• Dec. 5, 7 p.m., city commission.

• Dec. 11, 3 p.m., planning and zoning.

• Dec. 19, 1 p.m., city commission. CANCELED

Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., 941-778-1005, www.cityofbradentonbeach.org.

 

Holmes Beach

• Dec. 4, 5 p.m., parks and beautification.

• Dec. 10, 7 p.m., city commission.

• Dec. 12, 7 p.m., city commission.

• Dec. 17, 11 a.m., city center. CANCELED

Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, 941-708-5800, www.holmesbeachfl.org.

 

Manatee County

• Dec. 3, 9 a.m., county commission.

• Dec. 10, 9 a.m., commission work session, “How Will We Grow” implementation.

• Dec. 17, 9 a.m., county commission.

Administration building, 1112 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-748-4501, www.mymanatee.org.

 

West Manatee Fire Rescue

• No meetings scheduled.

Administrative office, 6417 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, 941-761-1555, www.wmfr.org.

 

Of Interest

• Nov. 28, Thanksgiving. Government offices generally will be closed Nov. 28-29.

• Dec. 4, 9 a.m., Manatee County Delegation Legislation hearing, University South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, Selby Auditorium, 8350 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

• Dec. 9, 9 a.m., Manatee County Tourist Development Council, Holmes Beach City Hall.

• Dec. 16, 9:30 a.m., Sarasota-Manatee Metropolitan Planning Organization, Holiday Inn, 8009 15th St. E., Sarasota.

• Dec. 18, 2 p.m., Coalition of Barrier Island Elected Officials, TBD.

• Dec. 25, Christmas. Most government offices will be closed Dec. 24-25.

        Send notices to calendar@islander.org and news@islander.org.

 

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