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Calendar – 12-11-2013

Greetings from Florida

The South Florida Museum screens “The Birdcage” at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, as part of the museum’s ongoing “Greetings from Florida” film series. The museum is at 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. For more information, call 941-746-4131. Islander Courtesy Photo: MGM

 

Wednesday, Dec. 11

5:36 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Dec. 12

10:30 a.m. — Episcopal Church of the Annunciation church women luncheon and Christmas party, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

5:37 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Dec. 13

5:30-8:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Holiday of Treasures open house, Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-0709.

5:37 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Dec. 14

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.-4:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest arts and crafts festival, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 931-778-2099.

10:30 a.m. — Island Gallery West demonstration with oil painter Jane Delight Keeling, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

11 a.m. — Senior Adventures cooking class, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-962-8835.

3-9 p.m. — Christmas on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

5:30 p.m. — Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Christmas potluck dinner, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

5:37 p.m. — Official sunset time.

6 p.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem Walk, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

 

Sunday, Dec. 15

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League Winterfest arts and crafts festival, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 931-778-2099.

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra holiday concert, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.

5:37 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Dec. 16

5:38 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Dec. 17

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

5:38 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 18

Noon — The Anna Maria Garden Club Christmas program and luncheon, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

5:38 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Wednesday, Dec. 11

10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild coffee, meeting and entertainment by Sarasota Opera apprentice and studio artists, IMG Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Parkway, Bradenton. Information: 941-358-5660.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies meeting and cookie exchange, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.

 

Friday, Dec. 13

6 p.m. — South Florida Museum “Greetings from Florida” film screening, “The Birdcage,” 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Saturday, Dec. 14

Noon-2 p.m. — Guy Harvey signs autographs to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory, Bealls, 6355 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 941-388-4441.

Noon-2 p.m. — Santa Jaws visits Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., City Island, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

Noon-4 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum Porch Party, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6121.

6 p.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Christmas Costume Gala, Renaissance on 9th, 1816 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-8272.

6:15 p.m. — Cortez Yacht Club Holiday Lighted Boat Parade, Moore’s Stone Crab restaurant to Seafood Shack via Intracoastal Waterway. Information: 941-383-0474

 

Wednesday, Dec. 18

5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — South Florida Museum Star of Bethlehem talk, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

Coming up

• Dec. 25 is Christmas Day.

• Dec. 31 is New Year’s Eve.

• 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.

 

Save the date

• 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.

 

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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