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Calendar – 02-26-2014

Wednesday, Feb. 26

11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion group, Lifelong Learning Academy program, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

6:29 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, Feb. 27

2 p.m. — Manatee County Parks and Natural Resources agent Melissa Neil talks about environmental conservation, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: Information: 941-778-6341.

6:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, Feb. 28

9 a.m.-noon — St. Bernard Catholic Church rummage sale, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7771.

6:30 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, March 1

9 a.m.-noon — St. Bernard Catholic Church rummage sale, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7771.

10 a.m.-4 p.m.— Anna Maria Island Historical Society Heritage Day Celebration, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-7688.

10:30 a.m. — Artist Shirley Rush Dean leads a demonstration in polymer clay jewelry, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

6:31 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, March 2

9 a.m., 11 a.m. — Roser Memorial Community Church worship service with guest cellist Nancy Donaruma, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414.

4 p.m. — Choir concert, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1813.

5 p.m. — Evening Sing, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

6:31 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, March 3

6:32 p.m. — Official sunset time.

12:30 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island 25th anniversary luncheon, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-6694.

 

Tuesday, March 4

2 p.m. — Don and Carol Thompson, authors of “Egmont Key, A History,” lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-941-778-6341.

6 p.m. — Gloria Dei fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras dinner and celebration, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1813.

6:33 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, March 5

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

6:34 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Wednesday, Feb. 26

1:28 p.m. — Aging in Paradise workshop on strengthening memory, sharpening the mind, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6493.

 

Saturday, March 1

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Mixon Orange Blossom Festival, Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Veterans Appreciation Day, Bradenton Farmers’ Market, Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-350-8563.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — 38th annual Longboat Key Garden Club Home Tour, various locations on Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-345-4300.

 

Sunday, March 2

9 a.m.-5 p.m. — Mixon Orange Blossom Festival, Mixon Fruit Farms, 2525 27th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829.

 

Wednesday, March 5

11:30 a.m. — Manatee Concert Band, Bradenton Riverwalk Music in the Park series, waterfront, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.

 

Coming up

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

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

• March 9 is daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m.

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

• March 19, Anna Maria Garden Club Penny Flower Show, Anna Maria.

 

Save the date

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

• April 5, Keep Manatee Beautiful Make Every Day Earth Day, countywide.

• April 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach.

• April 12, An Island Affaire gala, Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria.

• April 19, Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt, Anna Maria.

 

Calendar announcements

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