Calendar – 10-22-2014

Island Happenings

Activities, events, gatherings on and around AMI

 

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

On Anna Maria Island

Thursday, Oct. 23

10:30 a.m. — Pine Avenue Edible Garden Walking Tour and Sandbar Tasting Lunch, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-8705.

Friday, Oct. 24

5-8 p.m. — Exhibit of Kim Darnell’s art to benefit Moonracer No Kill Animal Rescue, Saltair, 5508 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: saltairami@gmail.com.

5:30 p.m. — Mike Sales’ sunset drum circle, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784.

6:30 p.m. — Farm-to-Fork Specialty Dinner, BeacHhouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies. 941-778-8705.

Saturday, Oct. 25

6:30 p.m. — Second annual Hardball Halloween parade, starts at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach and ends at Anna Maria City Pier in Anna Maria. To benefit the Birdie Tebbetts Field Renovation Project. Information: 941-749-1446.

Ongoing on AMI

• Throughout October, featured artist Nancy Law and “Our Endless Blooming Season” display, Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

        LOOKING AHEAD: Nov. 7-9, artsHOP, islandwide.

 

Off island

Thursday, Oct. 23

3 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum lecture, “Maya Mythologies about the Sea,” 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

Friday, Oct. 24

8 p.m. — The Ultimate Doo-Wop Show with Barbara Harris, The Mystics, The Marcels, Rockin’ Robin’s Rhythm Kings and more, Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 800-826-9303.

Saturday, Oct. 25

6 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers masquerade party and costume ball, American Legion’s Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-238-8974.

6:30-9 p.m. — Desoween VI haunted trail hike, De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Highway/75th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

6:30 p.m. — Oceanic Evening, Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island, Sarasota. Fee applies. Information: 941-388-4441.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

6 p.m. — Florida Maritime Museum/Swordfish Grill Sea Monster Masquerade, 4628 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

Ongoing off island

• Oct. 23-Nov. 9, “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” Manatee Performing Arts Center, 502 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-748-5875.

• Oct. 24-26, “West Side Story” at State College of Florida Manatee-Sarasota, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-752-5351.

• Throughout October, “Cityscapes” exhibit, ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862.

• Through Nov. 22, “Creatures of the Deep” exhibit, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

• First Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m., Courthouse Concerts, Manatee County Courthouse, 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-621-6471.

• First Fridays and Saturdays, art walk, Village of the Arts, 12th Street West-12th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 941-747-8065.

• Second Saturdays, 2 p.m., porch party, Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

LOOKING AHEAD: Nov. 16, Almost Manilow tribute show, Bradenton; Dec. 6, Bradenton Blues Festival, Bradenton; Oct. 31-Nov. 16, Sarasota Opera fall season, Sarasota.

 

FESTIVALS & MARKETS

On AMI

Friday, Oct. 24

5:30-8 p.m. — Octoberfest German Dinner, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Information: 941-778-1813.

LOOKING AHEAD: Nov. 1-2, Anna Maria Island Privateers Pirate Invasion Festival, Bradenton Beach; Nov. 8, Anna Maria Island Privateer Thieves Market, Bradenton Beach; Nov. 15, Anna Maria Garden Club annual plant sale, Anna Maria.

 

Off island

Saturday, Oct. 25

8 a.m.-1 p.m. — 17th annual Cortez Nautical Flea Market, Seafood Shack Marina, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-792-9100.

8 a.m.-3 p.m. — Dragon Boat Festival, Nathan Benderson Park, 5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, to benefit breast cancer research and education. Also Sunday, Oct. 26. Information: 786-766-2014.

        9 a.m.-2 p.m. — The Bradenton Farmers’ Market, Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 941-447-9494.

 

CLUBS & COMMUNITY

On AMI

Wednesday, Oct. 22

11:30 a.m. — Fundraiser luncheon, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Donation requested. Information: 941-778-1813.

Saturday, Oct. 25

8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting, Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1383.

Monday, Oct. 27

12:30 p.m. — Bridge games, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Information: 941-778-0414.

5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center open house, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Tuesday, Oct. 28

Noon — The Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meets for lunch and a program, Bridge Street Bistro, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-462-4016.

Ongoing on AMI

        • Wednesdays, 12:30 p.m., Einstein Circle discussion group, Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

12:30 p.m. — Duplicate bridge, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5154.

• First Wednesdays, 1 p.m., Gulf Coast Writers, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Third Wednesdays, noon, Anna Maria Garden Club meeting, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

• First and third Thursdays, 2 p.m., knitting group meeting, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

• Last Thursdays, Seaside Quilters, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 312-315-6212.

• Most Fridays, Senior Adventures, low-cost field trips from Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee may apply. Information: 941-962-8835.

• Second Saturdays, 10 a.m., origami club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Fourth Mondays, 6 p.m., Anna Maria Island Community Center board meeting, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Fourth Tuesdays, 11:45 a.m., Successful Women Aligning Together, Paradise Bagel and Cafe, 3210 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-224-4144.

LOOKING AHEAD: Nov. 3, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce awards banquet, Holmes Beach; Nov. 11, The Islander Veterans Salute, Holmes Beach; Nov. 15, CrossPointe Community Barbecue, Holmes Beach.

 

Ongoing off island

• Third Mondays, noon, Anna Maria Island Democrats meeting, Seafood Shack/Marina Grill, 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-761-4017.

LOOKING AHEAD: Nov. 7, Longboat Key Historical Society annual fish fry, Longboat Key.

 

KIDS & FAMILY

On AMI

Wednesday, Oct. 22

5 p.m. — Children’s Halloween Party and movie night, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Thursday, Oct. 23

4-6 p.m. — Health and wellness pizza party, Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. In partnership with the Panda Foundation. Information: 941-778-1908.

Tuesday, Oct. 27

10 a.m. — Children’s storytime, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

LOOKING AHEAD: Oct. 31, Trail of Treats, islandwide; Oct. 31-Nov. 1, Fall Festival, Holmes Beach.

 

Ongoing on AMI

• First Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens book club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

• Third Wednesdays, 6 p.m., Mana-Tweens club, Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3209.

Ongoing off island

• Saturdays, 4 p.m., family night, South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies. Information: 941-746-4131.

 

OUTDOORS & SPORTS

Ongoing on AMI

• Throughout October, sea turtle nesting season in Florida. Lights out along the beaches.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., horseshoes pitched, Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

Save the date:

 

Ongoing off island

• First Saturdays, Felts Audubon Preserve tours, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-758-7478.

LOOKING AHEAD: Nov. 1, Sarasota Bay Water Festival, Sarasota; Nov. 15, Florida Maritime Museum’s Boatyard Bash, Cortez.

 

GOOD TO KNOW

        • Nov. 4 — General election.

• Through November, Atlantic hurricane season. Stay prepared.

 

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