Islander Calendar – 07-06-2011

Wednesday, July 6

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at the Feast restaurant, 5406 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 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: 941-496-4462.

5:30 p.m. — Origami craft workshop for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Tuesday, July 12

10 a.m. — Manatee County Democratic Women’s Club hosts breakfast on the beach at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-7608.

Wednesday, July 13

7:45 to 9 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at Rotten Ralph’s on the Historic Bridge Street Pier, 200 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. — “Getting Ready for College” a workshop for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:

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

• Wednesdays, 7 a.m., Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring 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.

• Thursdays, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., practice landscape painting techniques with Rhea Chiles at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

• 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 through Aug. 13, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., fishing excursions for kids departing from the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

• 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:

Friday, July 8

5 p.m. — Splash Film Series: “180 Degrees South,” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• July 14, Anna Maria Island Privateers rum-tasting party, Gulf Drive Cafe Tiki Hut.

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

• July 16, Florida Highwaymen visit Palmetto Historical Park and Agricultural Museum.

• July 20, “Your Dolphin Neighbors” Mote Marine presentation for teens, Island Branch Library.

Save the Date:

• July 23, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch banquet, Bradenton Beach Fire Hall.

• Aug. 4, Anna Maria Island Privateers “Walk the Plank” party, Cortez Clam Factory.

• Aug. 27, O’Connor Bowling Challenge, AMF Lanes, Bradenton.

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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