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Date of Issue: September 09, 2009

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 2

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at Stonewood Grill, 7110 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Encore Motorcars, 6000 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-922-3667. Fee applies.

Friday, Sept. 4

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Full Moon Paddle at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757.

Saturday, Sept. 5

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. — West Manatee Fire Rescue Auxiliary yard sale at the historic fire hall on Second Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945.

2 to 9 p.m. — Labor Day Bash at Moore’s Stone Crab, 800 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1748. Fee applies.

4 to 9 p.m. — Night at the Museum: Underwater Exploration. featuring “Finding Nemo” and sea crafts in the planetarium at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Sunday, Sept. 6

2 to 9 p.m. — Labor Day Bash at Moore’s Stone Crab, 800 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1748. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

5 to 7:30 p.m. — Joint chamber mixer at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

7:45 to 9 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at Best Western, 2215 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

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.

• Tuesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• 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.

• Wednesdays, 7 a.m., Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch hosts turtle nest tour and nesting discussion, assembling at Manatee Public Beach near the picnic area.

• 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 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.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.



Coming Up:

• Sept. 11, “Marley & Me” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Sept. 13-14, audition for “Nunsense” at Manatee Players.

• Sept. 18, Reels at Rossi Park presents “Pirates of the Caribbean.”

Save the date:

Sept. 19, The Manatee Players Ladies Day Out at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club.

• Sept. 19, Gulf Coast Talent & Film Expo at the Manatee Convention Center.

• Sept. 27, Anna Maria Island Privateers “Shiprek Poker Run and Bike Show.”

• Sept. 28, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing at Bradenton Country Club.

• Oct. 2, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club “Taste of Tuscany” concert.

• Oct. 8, 61st season begins at Island Players.

• Oct. 9, Anna Maria Island Community Center golf outing at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club.

• Oct. 16-17, Anna Maria Island Bayfest.

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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