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Date of Issue: August 16, 2008

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Aug. 13

2:30 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., hosts a youth video game tournament through Aug. 16. Information: 941-778-1908.

7:45 to 9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Sunrise breakfast at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Thursday, Aug. 14

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - The Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armand Key Chamber of Commerce “Nooner” at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Movie at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

4 p.m. - Portrait photography demonstration presented by James Corwin Johnson at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Open house for kindergarten, first- and second-graders at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m. - Open house for third-, fourth- and fifth-graders at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.

7 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center Drama Camp performance of “Alice in Wonderland” in the Center gym, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Friday, Aug. 15

4 p.m. - Opera and vocal music performed by Erica Reynolds at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-794-3409.

6:30 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, hosts a family skate night in the gym. Information: 941-778-1908.

6 to 9 p.m. - Opening night of “One Show,” featuring digital photography by Island resident Constance Wagner, at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth St. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-518-2109.

8 p.m. - The Welsh Players perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee. Information: 941-778-5755.

Saturday, Aug. 16

8:30 a.m. - The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts a breakfast meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

8 p.m. - The Welsh Players perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee. Information: 941-778-5755.

Sunday, Aug. 17

2 p.m. - The Welsh Players perform “The Importance of Being Earnest” at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee. Information: 941-778-5755.

Monday, Aug. 18

Today is the first day of school for public school students in the 2008-09 term.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and a program at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee. Information: 941-778-1880.

Ongoing:

  • The Artists Guild Gallery window display, located at 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, changes every two weeks and currently features paintings of boats and beaches created by guild members. Information: 941-778-6694.
  • Antique summer fashion display Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through August. Information: 941-778-0492.
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
  • Simply Put Artisan Gallery, 11904 Cortez Road, hosts “Fourth Fridays” from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on the fourth Friday of each month. Information: 941-896-5053.
  • Teen Boys’ Night gathering Wednesdays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Teen Girls’ Night gathering Thursdays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • From 8 a.m. to noon the first Saturdays of the month, the Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto, opens to visitors, with volunteers available to answer questions about the flora and fauna and hiking paths. Information: 941-729-2222.
  • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.

Coming up:

  • Aug. 21, the Will Rogers Follies opens at Manatee Players.
  • Aug. 25, registration deadline for the Mullet Invitational Fishing Contest. Information: www.cortezvillage.org.
  • On Aug. 26, Florida holds its primary election.
  • Aug. 28, “Grape Escape” wine tasting and networking at Freedom Village.

Save the date

  • Sept. 1 is Labor Day.
  • Sept. 5-6, Mullet Invitational Fishing Contest sponsored by the Star Fish Company.
  • Sept. 29, the annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing. Information: 941-778-1541.
  • Nov. 2, Anna Maria Elementary 1950s student reunion picnic.
  • Nov. 14-16, “artsHOP” takes place at various venues on the Island. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • Nov. 15, Village of Cortez Folk Festival.

Send calendar listings to lisaneff@islander.org. Please include time, date and location of the event and a contact number and e-mail address. The deadline for submissions is at least one week prior to the Wednesday publication date.Remember, the sooner you submit your notice, the sooner The Islander can announce the event.

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