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Islander Calendar – 11-09-2011

Wednesday, Nov. 9

        11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Off-Stage Ladies of the Island Players “South Pacific” luncheon and silent auction at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-799-2181. Fee applies.

 

Thursday, Nov. 10

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

 

Friday, Nov. 11

        8:30 a.m. The Islander newspaper’s Veterans Day Salute at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

        9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — AMI Relay for Life garage sale at 214 69th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

        5 to 9 p.m. — Artist reception for mixed-media artist Brenda Alcorn at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

        5 to 9 p.m. — Opening reception for Island Visions and Celebrar el Sol exhibits at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

        5 to 9 p.m. — Members of the Gulf Coast Writers will sign copies of their collaborative book, “As it is Written…II,” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7631.

        5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Artist reception for watercolorist Charles Hlawatsch at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

6:30 p.m. — Soprano Joy Leitner and Tenor Robert Lischetti perform at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

8 p.m. — “Charles Lindbergh — the Lone Eagle” at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.

 

Saturday, Nov. 12

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-722-3212.

        9 a.m. to 3 p.m. — AMI Relay for Life garage sale at 214 69th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 248-982-5600. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art and Craft Festival to benefit the Butterfly Park at Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

7 p.m. — Redeemed Gospel Quartet performs at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-238-7316.

8 p.m. — “Charles Lindbergh — the Lone Eagle” at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.

 

Sunday, Nov. 13

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Bridge Street Market featuring a pumpkin pie cooking contest, at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 215-906-0668.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Art and Craft Festival to benefit the Butterfly Park at Holmes Beach City Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

        2 p.m. — The Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra presents “A Little Autumn B and B” at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-2370. Fee applies.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16

        9 to 11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Garden Club plant sale at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-567-5530.

        5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0777. Fee applies.

 

Ongoing:

• Tuesdays through Nov. 15, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational Bible study at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

• Saturdays through Nov. 26, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., learn to fish excursions for kids ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

• Saturdays through March 18, 9:30 a.m. to noon, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus and Orchestra rehearsals at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-7853.

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

• Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., coffee and conversations for seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Second Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m., VFW Post No. 8199 meets at the volunteer fire station, 201 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4400.

• Wednesdays, one hour before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach and entertainer Mike Sales host sunset picnic at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798.

• 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, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Thursdays, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Thirsty Thursday deals from merchants on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-799-2181.

• Every third Friday, 5:30 p.m., Porch Party on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, sunset drum circle with Mike Sales at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Yoga on the Beach at the Pine Avenue beach access. Information: 941-794-6723.

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

• Saturdays, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., children’s story and craft hour at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 10. Information: 941-779-1208.

 

Off-Island

Wednesday, Nov. 9

        5 to 7 p.m. — Wine tasting to benefit the Women’s Resource Center of Manatee at Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 5600 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-0777. Fee applies.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Volunteer orientation at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501, ext. 4613.

 

Thursday, Nov. 10

9 a.m. — Wagon tour through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501. Fee applies.

3 to 4:30 p.m. — Saltwater fishing course with Capt. Wayne Genthner at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. — Manatee County Democratic Club Voter Suppression Forum at Sudakoff Center, 5845 General Dougher Place, New College Campus, Sarasota. Information: 941-761-8385.

 

Saturday, Nov. 12

9 a.m. to noon — Volunteer work day at Neal Preserve, 12301 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501.

        9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Discover Egmont Key with shuttle boats departing from Bay Pier at Fort DeSoto Park, Pinellas County. Information: 727-524-6595. Fee applies.

 

Sunday, Nov. 13

        9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Discover Egmont Key with shuttle boats departing from Bay Pier at Fort DeSoto Park, Pinellas County. Information: 727-524-6595. Fee applies.

 

Wednesday, Nov. 16

8 to 11 a.m. — Winged migration bird watching tour with Dan Irizarry at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501.

10 a.m. — Bradenton Opera Guild meeting with a presentation by Sarasota Opera members at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club at El Conquistador, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4438.

 

Coming Up:

• Nov. 19, Cortez Folk Art Festival.

• Nov. 19, Holiday Angel Bazaar, Longboat Key Chapel.

• Nov. 19, Longboat Key Kiwanis Gourmet Garden Party, Longboat Key Club and Resort.

• Nov. 19, Sandblast, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe.

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Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:

• Nov. 15, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner, cafeteria.

• Nov. 15, 7 p.m., fifth-grade play, auditorium.

• Nov. 23-25, Thanksgiving break.

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

 

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.

Islander Calendar – 06-15-2011

Thursday, June 16

10:15 a.m. — Friends of the Island Branch Library Book Club will meet at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Friday, June 17

4 to 8 p.m. — Abstract art and fashion event featuring artist Bob Brown and musician Gene Aubry at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

Saturday, June 18

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Car wash and hot dog sale at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638. Proceeds benefit the church Acolytes trip to Washington DC.

Wednesday, June 22

5:30 p.m. — “Worst-Case Scenario” trivia contest for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:

• Wednesdays, 7 a.m., Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring will lead a turtle tour for those who gather at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through July. Information: 941-778-5638.

• Wednesdays, two hours before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach hosts a sunset picnic with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798.

• 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, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, 7 to 10 p.m., drum circle with Mike Sales and Scott Blum at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789.

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

Off-Island:

Wednesday, June 15

6 p.m. — Republicans of Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island social at the Sarasota Yacht Club, 1100 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Information: 941-383-5349. Fee applies.

Friday, June 17

6 p.m. — Creature Feature Film Series: “Jason and the Argonauts” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Sunday, June 19

10 a.m. — Kayak from Palma Sola to Robinson Preserve through Perico Bayou with Manatee Sarasota Sierra Club. Information: 941-365-1073. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Dads free admission day at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441.

Coming Up:

• June 23, Acrylic and oil painting with Rhea Chiles, Studio at Gulf and Pine.

• June 23, Hurricane preparedness meeting, Old Church of God, Cortez Village.

• June 24 , Creature Feature Film Series: “The Host” South Florida Museum.

• June 25, Hands Across the Sand event.

• June 29, T-shirt surgery teen program, Island Branch Library.

Save the Date:

• July 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July Parade.

• July 16, Snooty’s 63rd Birthday Bash and Wildlife Festival, South Florida Museum.

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.

Islander Calendar – 05-25-2011

Wednesday, May 25

5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business-card exchange hosted by Wagner Realty, including announcement of 2011 recipients of chamber scholarships at 2217 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

Thursday, May 26

5 p.m. — Old Salt Loop Tournament captain’s meeting at Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0755.

Friday, May 27

9 a.m. — Lines in for the Old Salt Loop Tournament hosted by Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0755.

10 a.m. to noon — Potluck brunch at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. —  Book sale at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

Saturday, May 28

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Snook Adams Kids Day hosted by Anna Maria Island Privateers at Bayfront Park, 316 N. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-238-8974.

9 p.m. — Lines out for the Old Salt Loop Tournament hosted by Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0755.

Sunday, May 29

10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Old Salt Loop Tournament brunch, weigh-in and awards hosted by Galati Yacht Sales, 900 S. Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0755.

Ongoing:

• Wednesdays, two hours before sunset, the city of Bradenton Beach hosts a sunset picnic with entertainer Mike Sales at Katie Pierola Sunset Park, 2200 block of Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-448-5798.

• 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, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Fridays, 5:30 to sunset, drum circle at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-526-6789.

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

Off-Island:

Wednesday, May 25

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Courthouse concert featuring folk music with Atlantico Tropical at 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-744-7484. Bring a non-perishable food donation.

Friday, May 27

6 p.m. — Creature Feature Film Series: “The Wolf Man” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• June 3, Creature Feature Film Series: “Them!” South Florida Museum.

• June 3, Artist reception, Dancing Crane Gallery, Village of the Arts, Bradenton.

• June 4, “ARTifacts” family night, ArtCenter Manatee.

• June 4-5, Islandwide blood drive.

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Save the date for the following Anna Maria Elementary School happenings:

• May 26, 6 p.m., retirement party for teacher Anne Kinnan, auditorium.

• May 30, Memorial Day, no school.

• May 31, 5 p.m., Parent-Teacher Organization dinner, cafeteria.

• May 31, 7 p.m., fifth-grade play, auditorium.

• June 2, 9 a.m., third- and fourth-grade award assembly, auditorium.

• June 3, 9 a.m., fifth-grade award assembly, auditorium.

• June 3, 1:15 p.m., early release.

• June 7, 11:30 a.m., fifth-grade graduation lunch, BeachHouse Restaurant.

• June 7, 6 p.m., retirement party for principal Tom Levengood, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria.

• June 9, 1:15 p.m, last day of school, early release.

• Aug. 22, 8:30 a.m., first day of 2011-12 school year.

AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

For more information, call 941-708-5525.

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.

Islander Calendar – 12-22-2010

Friday, Dec. 24
7 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. — Christmas Eve candlelight worship at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
10:30 to 11 p.m. — Singing of the carols followed by mass at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
5:30 and 9 p.m. — Christmas Eve service at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Saturday, Dec. 25
9:30 a.m. — Nativity of Our Lord service at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.
10 a.m. — Nativity of Our Lord service at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
10 a.m. — Christmas day service at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.
4 p.m. — Mass at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

Wednesday, Dec. 29
5:30 p.m. — “Old Junk to New Treasures” craft program for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:
• The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
• Tuesdays, 11:30 a.m., duplicate bridge at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive W., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
• Tuesdays, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Coffee and Conversations for Seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
• Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m., Inquiring Minds cross-denominational study group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.
• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.     • Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.     • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.     • Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations. Information: 941-962-8835.
• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
• Sundays, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Open air market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

Coming Up:
• Jan. 1, Shamrock Shiver Charity Plunge, Bradenton Beach.
• Jan. 3, Privateers invade Anna Maria City Hall.
• Jan. 5, After Hours Book Club, Tingley Memorial Library.
• Jan. 5, Gulf Coast Writers meeting, Island Branch Library.

Save the Date:
• Jan. 15, Anna Maria Elementary School Dolphin Dash.

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.