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Date of Issue: March 20, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Wednesday, March 3

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business lunch at Lee Roy Selmon’s, 6510 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest speaker Cathy Roller presenting “What Writers Need To Know About Reading” at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

3 p.m. — After Hours Book Club meets at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

Thursday, March 4

Friday, March 5

1:30 p.m. — Seminar on low-vision with speakers from the Lighthouse of Manasota, Talking Books Library, Magnifying Aids and Florida Division of Blind Services at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30 p.m. — Reception for Anna Maria Island Art League students at the league gallery, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

5:30 p.m. — Artist reception for watercolorist Anne Abgott at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-664.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Artist reception for Paula Schoenwether at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Saturday, March 6

8 a.m. — Whitey Horton Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Anna Maria Island Privateers at River Run Golf Links, 1801 27th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-447-0993. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Rummage sale at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

10 a.m. to noon — Watercolor painting on glass demonstration by Dee Pastorius at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Heritage Day Festival at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

3 p.m. — “Vienna to Broadway” concert featuring soprano Carole Cornman and tenor Robert Luchetti accompanied by Lurray Myers at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. — Cub Scout Pack 7, spaghetti fundraiser dinner with music by The Island Rockers at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-737-2377. Fee applies.

Sunday, March 7

1 to 5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Car, Truck and Bike show featuring live music by Shineola at Mexicali Border Cafe, 5502 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 214-714-3953.

 

Tuesday, March 9

Noon — Anna Maria Island Rotary Club presents “Protecting the Future of Our Seniors” with guest attorney Donna Sobel at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, March 10

11 a.m. — Lecture on “How Nature Influences and Inspires Human Inventions” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players meeting at Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-518-4431.

Ongoing:
• First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

 • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with instruction at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.

• Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

• The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Thursdays, 6 p.m., Co-Dependents Anonymous group meets on the Island. Call for location: 508-815-7378.

• Fridays, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

• Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, through mid-April. Information: 941-518-4431.

• Through March 7, “Curtains” at Manatee Players, 102 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS:

Thursday, March 4

6 to 10:30 p.m. — “En Plein Air Affair” gourmet dinner and dancing at the Longboat Key Club Harbour side, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345. Fee applies.

Saturday, March 6

8 a.m. — Two-day boating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, G.T. Bray Park, 5801 33 rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 941-758-5500.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Home and Garden Tour sponsored by the Longboat Key Garden Club, various locations including the LBK Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0117. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Orange Blossom Festival at Mixon Fruit Farm, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829.

4 to 9 p.m. — Baseball Night at the Museum at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

7 to 9 p.m. — Quantum Mechanics discussion with Jeff Rodgers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

5 to 9 p.m. — Opening night of “Post POP” show at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth Street W., Palmetto. Exhibit runs through March 30. Information: 941-518-2109.

Sunday, March 7

Noon to 6 p.m. — Orange Blossom Festival at Mixon Fruit Farm, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829.

Tuesday, March 9

12:30 p.m. — Lord’s Warehouse Fashion Show at the Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• March 11, Concert in the Grove, Mixon Fruit Farm.

• March 12, Health and Business Expo, Mixon Fruit Farm.

• March 12, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club “An Evening at Casino Royale.”

• March 12, For Arts Sake silent art auction and reception, The Islander newspaper office.

• March 13, Religious Art and Artifact Exhibit, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.

• March 13, AMI Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach.

• March 13, Acrylic art demonstration, Island Gallery West.

• March 13, Book sale, Tingley Memorial Library.

• March 13-14, Anna Maria Island Art League “Springfest,” Holmes Beach City Field.

Save the Date:
• March 17, St. Patrick’s Day dinner, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

• March 18, Catch Me If You Can, Island Players.

• March 20, Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes.

• March 21, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Operetta “The Gypsy Baron.”

• March 23, First Annual Coastal Orthopedics Spelling Bee.

• March 26, DeSoto Heritage Festival begins.

• March 27, Island’s Got Talent Show.

AME school calendar

• March 9-12, FCAT testing.

• March 14, Daylight savings time begins.

• 8 a.m. March 19, Parent Teacher Organization meeting.

• 8 p.m. March 23, PTO dinner and kindergarten performance.

• March 23, Kiwanis Club grandparents program.

• March 26, No school, record day.

• March 29-April 2 Spring break.

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

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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