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Date of Issue: July 12, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, July 11

7:45 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a sunrise breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

10:30 a.m. - A Friends Book Club program takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce celebrates a ribbon-cutting and open house at the expanded Bridge Street Interiors, 114 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

5:30 p.m. - A teen-focused program on beading takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Thursday, July 12

11:30 a.m. - The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-383-2466.

Saturday, July 14

8:30 a.m. - The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets for a program and a breakfast at Cafe on the Beach at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7823.

10:30 a.m. - A session of family origami takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

8 p.m. - A karaoke contest takes place at Pelican Pete’s, 12012 Cortez Road, Cortez. Information: 941-792-4822.

Tuesday, July 17

10 a.m. - Storyteller Windell Campbell performs at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Noon - The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island holds a club assembly during a lunch meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5500.

5:30 p.m. - The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours gathering at the Sports Page Bar and Grille, 1319 Main St., Sarasota. Information: 941-383-2466.

Wednesday, July 18

9 a.m. to noon - Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is conducting Bay-wise, a series of kayak tours from various points in the area. One tour leaves Coquina Park Bayside in Bradenton Beach for Leffis and Jewfish keys. Information: 475-0796. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. - A teen-focused talk about skateboarding takes place with skate-shop owner Aaron Howard at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon-cutting at Creative Native T-shirt shop at Palm Avenue and Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

Ongoing:

  • Tuesdays the Anna Maria Island Community Center presents a watercolor class with Susie Cotton from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Wednesdays the Anna Maria Island Community Center presents a knitting class with Barbara Hines from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • The Anna Maria Island Art League offers summer courses for children and adults, as well as workshops, in its studio, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • Through July 31, Lee Mears is the featured artist at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through July 31. Information: 941-778-6648.
  • Through July 31, the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Art Gallery holds a “Celebrate Summer” sale at the store, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Store hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. Information: 941-778-6694.

Coming up:

  • On July 20, Meals on Wheels Plus of Manatee County holds a support group for family caregivers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-748-3001.
  • On July 27, Crosspointe Fellowship, formerly the Island Baptist Church, hosts a movie night in the fellowship hall, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.
  • In August, area businesses celebrate “Jazz on the Islands” in partnership with the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Information: 941-729-9177.

Save the date:

  • On Sept. 8, the Manatee High School Her-icanes girls soccer team hosts a fundraising golf tournament at the Bradenton Country Club. Call 941-807-1105.
  • On Sept. 17, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds its annual golf tournament at the Bradenton Country Club beginning at noon. Information: 941-778-1541.
  • On Oct. 20, the annual Bayfest, organized by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, takes place in Anna Maria from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 941-778-1541.

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