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Calendar – 05-21-2014

Wednesday, May 21

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, May 22

2 p.m. — Basics of Alzheimer’s, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, May 23

10 a.m. — Senior Adventures carpool to red tide educational program, departing Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-538-0945.

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, May 24

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Pub Tour with the Anna Maria Island Privateers, Drift-In, 120 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 214-714-3953.

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, May 25

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, May 26

Today is Memorial Day.

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, May 27

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, May 28

2 p.m. — Local author Jay Myers talks about “hitting the curve balls” in business and life, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off Island

Thursday, May 22

10 a.m. — First-timers kayak tour, Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757, ext. 7.

6:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Night, McKechnie baseball field with the Bradenton Marauders, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031, ext. 4350.

 

Sunday, May 25

2 p.m. — Pickin’ Picnic and Battle of the Food Trucks, Riverwalk, 452 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 920-216-7833.

 

Coming up

• June 1 is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

• June 7-8, Islandwide Blood Drive, Anna Maria Island.

• June 14, 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game, Bradenton.

• June 15 is Father’s Day.

• June 21 is the first day of summer.

 

Save the date

• July 4, Fourth of July parade, Anna Maria Island.

• Sept. 1 is Labor Day.

 

Posting in the calendar

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar – 05-14-2014

Wednesday, May 14

1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Preservation Trust Community Connections, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

8:13 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, May 15

8 p.m. — Opening night, “And The Winner Is,” Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. The play continues through May 25. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-5755.

8:13 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, May 16

1 p.m. — iPad book basics, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

8:14 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, May 17

10 a.m.-2 p.m. — Snooks Adams Kids Day with Anna Maria Island Privateers, Bayfront Park, 310 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: janhz@tampabay.rr.com.

2 p.m. — Children’s movie and craft, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

4:30 p.m. — Start of the Relay for life of Anna Maria Island, which continues through Sunday morning, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

8:14 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, May 18

2-5 p.m. — After-the-beach party for day-trippers and allies to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Duffy’s Tavern, 5805 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2501.

8:15 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, May 19

8:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, May 20

10 a.m. — Aromatherapy for the family, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

8:16 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, May 21

8:17 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off Island

Wednesday, May 14

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players lunch and meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-799-2181.

 

Saturday, May 17

9 a.m. — Sister Keys Cleanup, starting from Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-918-2700.

 

Sunday, May 18

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Rare fruit tree sale and benefit for Palma Sola Botanical Gardens, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-776-0222.

 

Monday, May 19

11:45 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch and meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-761-4017.

 

Coming up

• May 26 is Memorial Day.

 

Save the date

• June 1 is the start of the Atlantic hurricane season.

• June 7-8, Islandwide Blood Drive, Anna Maria Island.

• June 14, 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game, Bradenton.

• June 15 is Father’s Day.

• July 4, Fourth of July parade, Anna Maria Island.

 

Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar – 05-07-2014

Wednesday, May 7

8:09 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, May 8

6:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center anti-bully program, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

8:09 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, May 9

2 p.m. — Alzheimer’s caregiver support group, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

6 p.m. — Dinner and talk on plant-based diets, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0556.

8:10 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, May 10

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. — Mums for Moms sale, Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-704-7151.

8:10 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, May 11

8:11 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, May 12

8:12 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, May 13

5:30-8 p.m. — St. Stephen’s Episcopal School meet and greet, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-746-2121, ext. 1568.

8:12 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, May 14

8:13 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off Island

Saturday, May 10

8 a.m. — Manatee Miles 5K at Robinson Preserve and benefiting United Way, 1704 99th St. NW, Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: www.manateemiles.com.

 

Coming up

• May 17-18, Relay for life of Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach.

 

Save the date

• June 14, 2014 Florida State League All Star Game, Bradenton.

 

Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar – 04-30-2014

Save the date: On June 14, the 2014 Florida State League All Star Game will be played at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Islander File Photo

 

Wednesday, April 30

8:04 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, May 1

8:05 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, May 2

8:06 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, May 3

11 a.m.-6 p.m. — Food and Wine on Pine celebration of local cuisine and culture, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8705.

8:06 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, May 4

11 a.m.-5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Island Wedding Festival, islandwide. With a post festival sunset celebration. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1541.

8:07 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, May 5

7 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting featuring Bruce Weaver talking about whittling, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

8:07 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, May 6

Noon — The 24-hour Giving Partner Challenge begins and continues until noon May 7. A number of local groups are raising money through the challenge. Information: www.givingpartnerchallenge.org.

8:08 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, May 7

8:09 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Friday, May 2

6-9:30 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the Cinco de Mayo Salsa-Tasting Contest, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056.

6:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Night with the Anna Maria Island Community Center at McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031.

 

Saturday, May 3

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the Cinco de Mayo Salsa-Tasting Contest, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8056.

 

Coming up

• May 17-18, Relay for life of Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach.

 

Save the date

• June 7-8, Island Blood Drive, TBA.

• June 14, 2014 Florida State League All Star Game, Bradenton.

 

Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar – 04-23-2014

Wednesday, April 23

Noon — Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

8 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, April 24

8:01 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, April 25

Today is National Arbor Day.

9 a.m.-Noon — St. Bernard Catholic Church rummage sale, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7771.

9:30 a.m. — Holmes Beach Arbor Day tree planting, near Marina Drive and 59th Street. Information: 941-795-8272.

10 a.m. — Anna Maria Arbor Day tree planting, Bayfront Park, Bay Boulevard South. Information: 941-795-8272.

11 a.m. — Bradenton Beach Arbor Day tree planting, Bridge Street/Gulf Drive roundabout. Information: 941-795-8272.

8:02 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, April 26

9 a.m.-Noon — St. Bernard Catholic Church rummage sale, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7771.

8:02 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, April 27

8:03 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, April 28

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day.

8:03 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, April 29

8:04 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, April 30

8:04 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Saturday, April 26

6:30 p.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Grand Finale Parade with 150 or more entries, mostly along Manatee Avenue West in Bradenton.

 

Sunday, April 27

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra “New Faces of Classical Music” concert, First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-587-3584.

 

Coming up

• May 3, Food and Wine on Pine, Anna Maria.

• May 4, Island Wedding Festival, islandwide.

 

Save the date

• May 17-18, Relay for life of Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach.

• June 7, Island Blood Drive, TBA.

• June 14, 2014 Florida State League All Star Game, Bradenton.

 

Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

 

AME Calendar

• Through April 30, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Testing.

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, April 25, fifth-grade grandparents’ end of the year picnic, Anna Maria Island Beach Café.

• 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, speech contest.

• 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, PTO dinner, AME cafeteria.

• 6-7 p.m. Tuesday April 29, first-grade play, AME auditorium.

• Thursday, May 1, end of first quarter, progress reports.

• 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, early release.

• May 5-7, K-2 FCAT and SAT 10.

• 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, bike ride with West Manatee Fire Rescue District firefighters to school, starting at Station 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

• 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, early release.

• Saturday, May 10, Manatee County speech contest.

• 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, author Michael Stern speaks to students, AME auditorium.

• 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, book fair and literacy night and art show.

• 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, May 20, fire drill.

• 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, mother and son ice cream social.

• Friday, May 23, fifth-grade fieldtrip to Busch Gardens.

• Monday, May 26, Memorial Day, no school.

• 12:30 p.m. Friday, May 30, early release.

• Monday, June 9, last day of school.

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

Calendar – 04-16-2014

Wednesday, April 16

7:56 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, April 17

7:57 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, April 18

Today is Good Friday.

7:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, April 19

9 a.m. — Easter egg hunt, Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710.

9 a.m. — Easter celebration on Pine, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710.

7:58 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, April 20

Today is Easter.

6:30 a.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island’s 50th annual Easter Sunrise Service, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-8122.

6:58 a.m. — Official sunrise time.

7:59 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, April 21

8 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, April 22

Today is Earth Day.

8 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, April 23

8 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Thursday, April 17

5 p.m. — Main Street Live with Off Shore Riot reggae and rock band, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-350-8563.

 

Friday, April 18

10 a.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Children’s Parade and Party in the Park, Lamb and Sutton Parks, Sixth Street West, Palmetto.

 

Saturday, April 19

10 a.m. and 1 p.m. — Annual De Soto Landing, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

 

Sunday, April 20

6:30 a.m. — Easter Sunrise Service, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-350-8563.

 

Monday, April 21

11:45 a.m.  — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch meeting with talk by intelligence expert Sasha Taurke, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: Bill McGrath at 941-761-4017.

 

Tuesday, April 22

2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — De Soto Heritage Festival Musical and Fashion Show, Bradenton Area Convention Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto.

 

Coming up

• April 25, National Arbor Day.

• April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

• May 3, Food and Wine on Pine, Anna Maria.

• May 4, Island Wedding Festival, islandwide.

 

Save the date

• May 17-18, Relay for life of Anna Maria Island, Coquina Beach.

• June 7, Island Blood Drive, TBA.

• June 14, 2014 Florida State League All Star Game, Bradenton.

 

Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar – 04-09-2014

Wednesday, April 9

7:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, April 10

7:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, April 11

5-10 p.m. — Island CityFest, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Downtown Holmes Beach Artwalk, various venues, Gulf and Marina drives, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island reception with Margaret Kelley, Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Island Gallery West reception with Brenda Alcorn, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

5:30-7:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art League St. Stephen’s Visual Arts Conservatory Distinction Exhibit, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

6-8 p.m. — “Cuba Awakening” reception, the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

7:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, April 12

8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-812-8318.

9 a.m.-2 p.m. — Outdoor Church Yard Sale, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

10 a.m.-10 p.m. — Island CityFest, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

11 a.m. — Women of the Moose Chapter 1601 children’s Easter party, island lodge, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Reservations required by April 8. Information: 941-778-4110.

2-4 p.m. — Children’s author John Moher book-signing, Relish Cafe, 503 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-8890.

5 p.m. — An Island Affaire gala, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1908.

7:54 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, April 13

Today is Palm Sunday.

7:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, April 14

Today is Passover.

7:55 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, April 15

7:56 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, April 16

7:56 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Wednesday, April 9

9:30 a.m. — Aging in Paradise Resource Center seminar on estate planning and wills, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6493.

Noon — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players lunch and meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information and reservations: 941-779-2181.

 

Friday, April 11

6 p.m. — Music in the Park with Kristopher James, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: wwwrealizebradenton.com.

 

Saturday, April 12

9 a.m. — Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American Cleanup, countywide. Information: 941-795-8272.

12:30 p.m. — Cortez Historical Society community picnic and potluck, Miller dock, next to Star Fish Co., 12306 46th Ave. W., Cortez. Information: 248-894-9681.

2-5 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum Sweet and Salty celebration, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Fee applies. Information: 941-708-6121.

6:30 p.m. — Legacy of Valor Campaign USO Style Show, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031.

 

Sunday, April 13

2 p.m. — The Victory Belles concert, Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

 

Coming up

• April 18, Good Friday.

• April 19, Sandbar Restaurant egg hunt, Anna Maria.

• April 20, Easter.

• April 22, Earth Day.

• April 25, National Arbor Day.

• April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

Save the date

• May 3, Food and Wine on Pine, Anna Maria.

• May 17-18, Relay for Life of AMI, Coquina Beach.

• June 7, Island Blood Drive, TBA.

• June 14, 2014 Florida State League All-Star Game, Bradenton.

 

Calendar announcements

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

 

AME Calendar

• 8:45 a.m.-noon Tuesday, April 8, Parent Teacher Organization board meeting, AME conference room.

• 8-9 a.m. Tuesday, April 8, volunteer breakfast, AME cafeteria.

• 2 p.m. Friday, April 11, second-grade Great American Cleanup on campus.

• Friday, April 11, Kiwanis Club grandparents’ picnic lunch, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, fire drill.

• Tuesday, April 18, no school.

• April 22-30, Florida Comprehensive Assessment Testing.

• 5-6 p.m. Monday, April 24, PTO dinner, AME cafeteria.

• 6-7 p.m. Monday, April 24, first-grade play, AME auditorium.

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, April 25, fifth-grade grandparents’ end of the year picnic, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe.

• 8:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 29, speech contest.

• 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, PTO dinner, AME cafeteria.

• 6-7 p.m. Tuesday April 29, first-grade play, AME auditorium.

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

 

 

The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar – 04-02-2014

Wednesday, April 2

7:49 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, April 3

7:49 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, April 4

9:30 a.m. — Roser Women’s Guild hosts Church Women United for coffee and discussion, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 734-395-7708.

7:50 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, April 5

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Arts and crafts festival to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

4 p.m. — Family Fun Walk benefiting homeless children and their families in Manatee County, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-1509.

6-9 p.m. — Auction for the Walk To End Lupus Now, old firehouse, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-730-6612.

7:51 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, April 6

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Arts and crafts festival to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, city field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

7:51 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, April 7

7 p.m. — Artists’ Guild of Anna Maria Island meeting featuring Ralph Garafalo talking about color theory, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

7:52 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, April 8

7:52 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, April 9

Noon — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players lunch and meeting, Mannatees Sports Grill, 7423 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information and reservations: 941-779-2181.

7:53 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Friday, April 4

5:30 p.m. — Longboat Key Center for the Arts reception for the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Reservations required. Information: 941-383-2345.

5-10 p.m. — De Soto Seafood Festival, downtown Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-1998.

6-9:30 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.

 

Saturday, April 5

6:30 a.m. — Mote Marine Run for the Turtles 5K race and fun walk, 948 Beach Road, Siesta Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

11 a.m.-10 p.m. — De Soto Seafood Festival, downtown Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-1998.

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Village of the Arts ArtWalk and the seventh annual Village Garden Tours, 12th Street West and 12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: chromazoe@gmail.com.

6:30 p.m. — Bradenton Marauders first home game of 2014, McKechnie Field, 1611 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-3031.

 

Sunday, April 6

Noon-6 p.m. — De Soto Seafood Festival, downtown Palmetto. Fee applies. Information: 941-747-1998.

 

Wednesday, April 9

9:30 a.m. — Aging in Paradise Resource Center seminar on estate planning and wills, Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6493.

 

Coming up

• April 11-12, Island CityFest, Holmes Beach.

• April 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach.

• April 12, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria.

 

Save the date

• April 14, Passover.

• April 18, Good Friday.

• April 19, Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt, Anna Maria.

• April 20, Easter.

• April 22, Earth Day.

• April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar – 03-26-2014

Wednesday, March 26

9:30-11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center blood drive, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

11:30 a.m. — The Einstein’s Circle discussion group at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Discussion topic: green living. Information: 941-359-4296.

2 p.m. — Florida-friendly landscaping lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:45 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, March 27

7:46 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, March 28

10 a.m.-1 p.m. — Senior Adventures book sale, Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

10 a.m. — Presentation on planning for retirement and beyond by attorney Sherry Wood, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:46 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, March 29

9:30 a.m. — REAL Women of CrossPointe Fellowship brunch, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.      2 p.m. — Tim Dorsey talk and book-signing, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5-10 p.m. — Bridge Street Merchants rock celebration with Shotgun Justice, 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

7:47 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, March 30

7:47 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, March 31

7:48 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, April 1

Today is April Fool’s Day.

7:48 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, April 2

7:49 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Thursday, March 27

8 p.m. — State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota Jazz Ensemble and Combo concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-75205252.

 

Friday, March 28

6 p.m. — Music in the Park series, Michael Weiss, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-840-0013.

 

Saturday, March 29

10 a.m.-3 p.m. — Five Centuries of Florida re-enactments and tours, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

 

Coming up

• April 5, Bradenton Marauders’ first home game, Bradenton.

• April 5, Keep Manatee Beautiful Make Every Day Earth Day, countywide.

• April 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach.

• April 12, An Island Affaire gala for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Anna Maria.

• April 11-12, Island CityFest, Holmes Beach.

 

Save the date

• April 14, Passover.

• April 18, Good Friday.

• April 19, Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt, Anna Maria.

• April 20, Easter.

• April 22, Earth Day.

• April 28, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

 

Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.

Calendar – 03-19-2014

On the march in March

At 7 p.m. Saturday, March 22, the Second Time Arounders band will perform in the Music in the Park series at the Riverwalk in downtown Bradenton. The band, featuring more than 250 musicians from 30 states, travels around the country and features three island residents. Islander Courtesy Photo

 

How to with Don Pulver

Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts artist-member Don Pulver for a free demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 22. Pulver, also the artist of the month in March, will lead a painting demonstration. For more information, call IGW at 941-778-6648. Islander Courtesy Photo

 

Wednesday, March 19

10 a.m. — Friends of the Island Library volunteer brunch, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park-Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Festival, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

1-3 p.m. — Anna Maria Garden Club annual Penny Flower Show, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

7:41 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Thursday, March 20

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park-Coquina Beach Arts and Crafts Festival, Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

7:42 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Friday, March 21

9:30 a.m. — Friends of the Island Library annual meeting and election of officers, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5-7 p.m. —Annie Silver Community Center dinner of fried fish and all the trimmings. 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3580.

7:43 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Saturday, March 22

6-8 p.m. — “Neon Neurons” exhibit and reception and artist selfie challenge, Artspace, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-243-3825.

7:43 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Sunday, March 23

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra Mozart and Haydn concert, CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-795-2370.

7:30 p.m. — Jazz Night with Diane Linscott, Ginny’s and Jane E’s at the Old IGA, 9807 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-3170.

7:30 p.m. — Island Players auditions for “And the Winner Is” 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755.

7:44 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Monday, March 24

7:44 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Tuesday, March 25

7:45 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Wednesday, March 26

2 p.m. — Florida-friendly landscaping lecture, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

7:45 p.m. — Official sunset time.

 

Off-island

Thursday, March 20

7 p.m. — Longboat Key Historical Society natural Florida history lecture, Christ Church of Longboat Key, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1598.

 

Friday, March 21

6 p.m. — Music in the Park concert with George Worthmore, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-350-8563.

 

Saturday, March 22

7-11 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key pancake breakfast, St. Mary Star of the Sea, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Fee applies. Information: 941-383-8900.

7 p.m. — Music in the Park concert with Second Time Arounders Band, Riverwalk, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-350-8563.

 

Tuesday, March 25

2 p.m. — Author Sam Zygner talks about “The Forgotten Marlins,” Manatee County Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 786-573-9927.

 

Coming up

• April 5, Bradenton Marauders’ first home game, Bradenton.

• April 5, Keep Manatee Beautiful Make Every Day Earth Day, countywide.

• April 12, Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach.

• April 12, An Island Affaire gala, Anna Maria.

• April 11-13, Island CityFest, Holmes Beach.

 

Save the date

• April 19, Sandbar Restaurant Easter egg hunt, Anna Maria.

 

Calendar announcements

        Send calendar announcements to calendar@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via email and phone. The deadline for submissions is the Wednesday a week before publication. High-resolution photographs welcome.