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Date of Issue: September 20, 2007

Islander Calender

Friday, Sept. 21

9:30 a.m. - The Friends of the Library board meets at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - The American Legion Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts a POW/MIA recognition ceremony. Information: 941-756-7272.

1 p.m. - Meals on Wheels Plus holds a family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-3001.

Saturday, Sept. 22

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

9:30 a.m. - Laura Bennett leads an intermediate Pilates class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

11 a.m. - Ellen Jaffe Jones hosts a cooking-for-families class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Noon - The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meets for business and lunch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

1 p.m. - An eight-week course in belly dancing begins at the Anna Maria Island Community Center with instructor Bethsheba Almah. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Monday, Sept. 24

9 a.m. - A high-energy cardio workout takes place at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

1:30 p.m. - Pickleball play takes place at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Pickleball action also takes place Wednesdays and Saturdays. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Sept. 25

9 a.m. - Sherry Fideler offers a “Muscles and More” exercise class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

10:15 a.m. - A “Tai Chi for Arthritis” course takes place at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Laura Bennett leads a “Pilates for Beginners” class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. - Ellen Jaffe Jones presents the Cancer Project: Food for Life program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

12:15 p.m. - The “Friendly Bridge Group” plays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Sept. 26

5 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a business card exchange at I’ve Been Framed, 5203 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541.

Ongoing:

  • The multicolor etchings of Cortez artist Cecy Richardson are featured this month at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-792-1039.
  • On the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 9 a.m., the widowed persons support group meets at the Anna Maria Island
  • Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts “Conversations at the Studio” Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Information: 941-778-1906.
  • On the last Saturday of each month, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 82 hosts a basic “America’s Boating Course” in the
  • Buchanan Room at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-2068. Fee applies.
  • On the second Saturday of each month, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 82 holds a “GPS for Mariners Course” at 10 a.m. at the
  • Mote Marine Keating Center, Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-2068. Fee applies.
  • At 7 p.m. on the second Wednesdays of each month, Sweet Pea’s, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts “Pet Tales” for pet lovers. Information: 941-778-1989.
  • Mondays through Thursdays until Sept. 27 the Durante Gallery at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., hosts the “Colors of Summer” exhibit. Information: 941-383-2466.
  • Mondays and Thursdays through Oct. 25, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 82 hosts a “Boating Skills and Seamanship Course” at the Mote Marine Keating Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-2068. Fee applies.

Coming up:

  • On Sept. 29, the third annual Karaoke for the Cure Benefit for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation takes place at Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill, 12012 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Information: 941-792-4822.
  • On Sept. 30, an exhibit of Islander Steve Gift’s photographs opens at The Studio at Gulf and Pine. Information: 941-941-778-1906.
  • On Oct. 6, Keep Manatee Beautiful coordinates a coastal cleanup campaign at various locations on the Island and the mainland, including the beaches and Kingfish Boat Ramp. Information: 941-795-8272.
  • 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.

Save the date:

  • In November, the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will celebrate its grand opening with the public. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • The Anna Maria Island Art League’s Winterfest takes place Dec. 8-9 in Holmes Beach at the field next to city hall. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • On Feb. 10, 2008, the Anna Maria Wedding Merchants Association hosts an Islandwide wedding trade fair. Information: 941-778-8705.
  • On Feb. 23, 2008, the Anna Maria Island Community Center holds an Affaire to Remember at the Center. Information: 941-778-1908

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