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Calendar – 02-12-2014

Wednesday, Feb. 12

2 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum/Friends of the Island Library lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Feb. 13

Noon — St. Bernard Catholic Church Women’s Guild fashion show and luncheon, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Reservations required. Information: 410-812-2468.

2 p.m. — Island landscaper and plant expert Michael Miller talks about edible gardens, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Information: 941-778-6341.

8-11 p.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Big Band/Sweetheart Dance, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Reservations requested. Information: 941-778-1908. CANCELED

6:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Feb. 14

        Today is Valentine’s Day.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Downtown Holmes Beach Gallery Walk, Marina and Gulf Drives, various locations. Information: 941-778-6694.

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

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Island Gallery West art reception for Mariarosa Rockefeller, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Opening of the James Pay Exhibit, Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — SteamDesigns reception for artist Marlane Wurzbach, 5343 Gulf Drive, Suite 600 in the Holmes Beach Business Center, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-9108.

6:20 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

8-11 a.m. — Pancake breakfast, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-0414.

10 a.m. — Here, There, Everywhere Bats at the Library children’s program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10:30 a.m. — Artist Roger Rockefeller leads a demonstration in painting bromeliads, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

6 p.m. — Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin Tribute dinner theater, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Reservations required. Information: 941-778-1908.

6:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

4 p.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church concert with the Sarasota Orchestra Brass Quintet, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

6:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, Feb. 17

        Today is Presidents Day.

6:23 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, Feb. 18

10 a.m. — Here, There, Everywhere Moon and Stars children’s program, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30 p.m. — Dragon boat meeting, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 860-997-4251.

6:25 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 19

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Fest, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Also takes place Thursday, Feb. 20. Information: 352-344-0657.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Historical Society annual membership luncheon, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Reservations required. Fee applies. Information: 407-415-2678.

2 p.m. — The Lifelong Learning Series explores the biological basis for violence, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Information: 941-778-6341.

6:25 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Wednesday, Feb. 12

Noon — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting and luncheon, Manattees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Reservations required. Information: 941-779-2181.

 

Saturday, Feb. 15

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, 119th Street West and waterfront, Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-4524.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Book-signing with children’s author Jan DiRuzzo, Sea Hagg, 12304 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Information: 941-795-5756.

 

Sunday, Feb. 16

9 a.m. — Manatee County Agriculture and Extension Service plant tour, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Book-signing with children’s author Jan DiRuzzo, Sea Hagg, 12304 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Information: 941-795-5756.

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — 32nd annual Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival, 119th Street West and waterfront, Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-722-4524.

 

Monday, Feb. 17

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club luncheon, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-779-0564.

 

Wednesday, Feb. 19

2 p.m. — “Downton Abbey Tea,” Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-323-5866.

3 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum lecture on privateers, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

 

Coming up

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

• Feb. 22-23, Pines Trailer Park white elephant sale, Bradenton Beach.

 

Save the date

• March 1-2, Mixon Fruit Farms Orange Blossom Festival, Bradenton.

• March 7-8, Friends of the Island Library book sale, Holmes Beach.

• 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

 

Calendar of ongoing events, activities

Through…

• Feb. 13-March 2, “Shrek: The Musical,” Manatee Players, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

• Through February, “Round: About” exhibit, Artspace Studio and Gallery, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3835.

• Through April 15, DaVinci Machines Exhibition, the Bradenton Auditorium, 1005 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 888-674-0107.

 

Wednesdays

• 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-Tweens 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

• 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.

• Last Thursdays, Seaside Quilters, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212.

 

Fridays

• 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

• 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.

• Second Saturdays, 2 p.m., Music on the Porch, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

• 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

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

 

Mondays

• 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, except Feb. 17, 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

• 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. Please send announcements for the next issue by Feb. 12. High-resolution photographs welcome.

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