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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, May 6
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

8 to 11:30 a.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce presents "Helping Small Businesses Help Themselves" seminar with Zach Rans and Mike Siegal at the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Noon - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island pot-luck lunch at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girls life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, May 7
7:30 a.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Small Business Person of the Year" awards breakfast at the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation present "A Jewish Woman Born in Iraq" with Selma Zimmerman at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.

11 a.m. - "Let Freedom Ring" national day of prayer observance by All Island Denominations at West Manatee Fire and Rescue Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6083.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "Greater Tuna" at the Island Players, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "Forever Plaid" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, May 8
8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Preston Whaley Jr. at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Spring Harvest Celebration at Hope Seeds, 5174 County Road 675 E, Bradenton. Information: 723-6051.

10:30 a.m. - Herbal education celebration with herbalist Kay Cude at Hope Seeds, 5174 County Road 675 E, Bradenton. Information: 723-6051.

1 to 3 p.m. - Gourd decoration demonstration by Bethany Mueller and Debbie Skelly at Hope Seeds, 5174 County Road 675 E, Bradenton. Information: 723-6051.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Manatee High art exhibit opening reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

7 p.m. - The Southwest Florida Peace Coalition and manatee Community College Film Club present Islander Debra Hussong's documentary film "Human Shield" with guest speaker Iraqi peace witness Ryan Clancy at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 3975 Fruitville Road, Sarasota. Information: 966-5784 or 586-4163.

Saturday, May 9
Sunrise to noon - Nature trail open at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 518-4431.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Red Cross babysitting course at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Bridge Street Festival on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9388.

Sunday, May 10

Monday, May 11
8:30 a.m. - Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341. 4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Roots and Shoots" teen environmental program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, May 12
Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

Wednesday, May 13
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

10:30 a.m. - Friends book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girls life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • "Greater Tuna" at the Island Players, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through May 16. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • "Forever Plaid" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through May 23. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Manatee High art exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through May 28. Information: 778-2099.
  • Watercolors by Mary Stealey at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through May 31. Information: 778-6341.
  • Watercolor with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer Clyde Butcher at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • St. Bernard Council of Catholic Women and the Guild of the Annunciation Church meeting at St. Bernard Catholic Church May 13.
  • AARP driver safety class at the Island Branch Library May 13-14.
  • Music "from the Islands" at St. Armands Circle May 14.
  • Fantasy Travel family fun day at Cortez Village Business Center May 15.
  • Manatee Children's Services fashion show at Carrabba's Italian Grill May 16.
  • Island Players annual meeting May 19.

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