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Calendar – 01-15-2014

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.

5:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

10 a.m. — Island Library Book Club, 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.

5 p.m. — Dining for Women dinner and talk to benefit Selah Freedom, Sandpiper Resort clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-896-5827.

5:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Jan. 17

9 a.m. — Florida Arbor Day celebration and tree-planting, Fifth Avenue and 38th Street, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

10 a.m. — Florida Arbor Day celebration and tree-planting, Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-795-8272.

2 p.m. — Healthy eating workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:59 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

10 a.m. — College admissions and financial aid workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Anna Maria Chalk Festival, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-954-5800.

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

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Episcopal Church of Annunciation spaghetti dinner, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1638.

6 p.m. — Official sunset time.

6 p.m. — Neil Diamond Tribute dinner theater, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Reservations requested. Information: 941-778-1908.

 

Sunday, Jan. 19

9-11 a.m. — Manatee County Extension Service Master Gardener stroll, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton, Information: 941-722-4524.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Anna Maria Chalk Festival, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-954-5800.

4 p.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church concert series with Belle Canto and Jazz Trio, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

6:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Jan. 20

6:02 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 21

6:02 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Jan. 22

2 p.m. — Lifelong Learning Academy program on inventions and inventors, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:03 p.m. — Official sunset time.

6 p.m. — Home-brewing workshop, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Off-island

Wednesday, Jan. 15

10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild coffee, meeting, entertainment, IMG Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El or Parkway, Bradenton. Information: 941-358-5660.

 

Thursday, Jan. 16

7 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society presents author Terrell H. Griffin, Christ Church of Longboat Key, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.

 

Saturday, Jan. 18

2-5 p.m. — Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society progressive art experience, historic downtown Palmetto, Fifth Street West and 10th Avenue West. Information: 941-721-2034.

 

Monday, Jan. 20

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch and meeting with former CIA employee James Froeschle, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

 

Coming up

• 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.

 

Save the date

• Feb. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Anna Maria.

• Feb. 8, Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines Chorus concert, Bradenton.

• Feb. 21, Annie Silver Community Center spaghetti dinner, Bradenton Beach.

• March 1, Anna Maria Island Historical Society Heritage Day, Anna Maria.

• March 8-9, Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest, Holmes Beach.

• March 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center Tour of Homes, islandwide.

• April 5, Bradenton Marauders’ first home game, Bradenton.

 

Calendar announcements

 

AME Calendar

1:45 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, prize party for cookie fundraiser, AME auditorium.

Friday, Jan. 17, end of first semester.

9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Friday, Jan. 17, fifth-grade field to O’Brien Family Farm.

Monday, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school.

Tuesday, Jan. 21, record day, no school.

Thursday, Jan. 23, report cards.

Thursday, Jan. 23, third-,fourth- and fifth-grade bird watching on the beach with Coastal Crusaders.

Tuesday, Jan. 28, third-, fourth- and fifth-grade watercolor painting with Lucinda Hathaway with Coastal Crusaders.

5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28, PTO dinner and talent show.

9:15-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 31, second-grade field trip to Durante Park.

1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, early release.

6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, father-daughter dance.

        AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call 941-708-5525.

 

Calendar of ongoing events, activities

        • Jan. 16-Feb. 2, “Stepping Out,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

        • Through Jan. 26, “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

        • Through Jan. 26, Manatee County Fair, Manatee County fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-8951.

• Through Jan. 28, the Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island’s “Reflections” exhibit, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-753-5004.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Wednesdays, 1 p.m., starting Jan. 8, Anna Maria Irish Ceili dance, Mannatee Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-779-1416.

• Wednesdays, through March, Anna Maria Island Historical Society sells Settlers’ Bread, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-7688.

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

• First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, 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.

• Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tween club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Fourth Wednesdays, 7 p.m., star talk, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

• Thursdays, 5-10 p.m., Main Street Live, Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-932-9440.

• Thursdays, 7 p.m., through March 27, bingo, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3580.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., Island Library Book Club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Third Thursdays, 10 a.m., guardian ad litem, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• 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.

• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• 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.

• Sundays, through April 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Bridge Street Market, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

• 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.

• Mondays, 6:30 p.m., Family Game Night, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• 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, 10 a.m., children’s storytime, 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.

        • Tuesdays, 1 p.m., bingo, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-387-0202.

        Editor’s note: Events are subject to change when there is a holiday.

        Send announcements of ongoing activities, as well as updates to schedules, to calendar@islander.org.

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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