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Calendar – 01-08-2014

Wednesday, Jan. 8

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:52 p.m. — Official sunset time.

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

 

Thursday, Jan. 9

2 p.m. — Friends lecture, former Playboy editor Gretchen Edgren, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5-9 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island reception for “Reflections,” the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-753-5004.

5-7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Save the Trolley/Giving Back event, Tortuga Inn pergola, 1325 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

5:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Jan. 10

2 p.m. — Alzheimer’s Association caregiver group, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island ArtWalk reception with Joan McArthur, Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Island Gallery West ArtWalk reception with photographer Joe Fletcher, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — ArtWalk openings and receptions at 10 businesses and galleries in downtown Holmes Beach. Information: Melissa Williams at SteamDesigns, 941-778-9108.

5:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

8 a.m. — Anna Maria Elementary School Dolphin Dash 5K and Fun Run, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-713-4755.

8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Holmes Beach city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-812-8318.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Longboat Key Winter Festival, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1901.

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Coquina Beach Winterfest, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-379-0951.

 

10:30 a.m. — Gyotaku demonstration, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

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

5:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Jan. 12

10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. — Coquina Beach Winterfest, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-379-0951.

5:52 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Jan. 13

5:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 14

3 p.m. — Changes in health care workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:56 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 15

9:30-11 a.m. — Red Cross Bloodmobile brakes for a blood drive, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club talk with Pat Bonerck, president of the Ikebana Association, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

2 p.m. — Friends lecture, Euphemia Haye chef Raymond Arpke, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

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

Off-island

Wednesday, Jan. 8

11:30 a.m. — Offstage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon and program, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.

 

Saturday, Jan. 11

9-11 a.m. — Manatee County Extension Service Master Gardener stroll, Riverview Pointe Preserve and De Soto National Memorial, 8250 DeSoto Memorial Highway, Bradenton, Information: 941-722-4524.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Longboat Key Winter Festival, 5380 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1901.

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

 

Monday, Jan. 13

2 p.m. — Aging in Paradise Resource Center program on quality of life for seniors, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6493.

 

Coming up

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

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

 

Save the date

• Feb. 1, Island Library Book Sale, Holmes Beach.

• Feb. 15-16, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, Cortez.

 

Calendar announcements

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