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Date of Issue: October 07, 2009

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Friday, Oct. 2

5:30 p.m. — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island’s “A Touch of Tuscany” concert and dinner at the Bradenton Country Club. Information: 941-778-8585. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. — Film presentation of “Kicking and Screaming” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Saturday, Oct. 3

9 a.m. to noon — Keep Manatee Beautiful coastal clean-up check-in at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; Kingfish Boat Ramp on S.R. 64, Holmes Beach; or Coquina Beach gulfside concession stand on Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 727-369-6628.

Sunday, Oct. 4

7:30 a.m. — The annual Skim Board Bash at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1001. Fee applies.

11 a.m. — “Can You Be Sure About What You Have Experienced” lecture by psychologist Charles McMullen at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

4 to 5:30 p.m. — Inquiring Minds non-denominational study of the Old Testament at Gloria Dei Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

8 p.m. — Fall Festival of Music concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5351. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Oct. 7

11 a.m. — Einstein’s Circle group discussion on marriage and government’s role at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

11: 30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business lunch at Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

3 p.m. — Book club meeting at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

Ongoing:

• First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

• The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.

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

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

Off Island Events:

Wednesday, Sept. 30

8:30 & 10 a.m. — Wagon tours through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Fee applies.

Thursday, Oct. 1

6 p.m. — Eat, Drink and Be Merry Film Series presents “Big Night” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 2

6 to 8 p.m. — Opening reception for “The Art of Costume” exhibit featuring costumes from Asolo Repertory plays and Boydell’s Shakespeare print series at the State College of Florida Fine Art Gallery, 5840 26th St. W., building 11 N., Bradenton, through Nov. 5. Information: 941-752-5225.

6 to 9 p.m. — Opening reception for the Russian Art by Tatiana exhibit at the Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery, 926 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton, through Oct. 29. Information: 941-746-2223.

8 p.m. — Studio 84 Productions at State College of Florida presents the comedy “Amphitryon” in the Howard Studio Theatre on the Manatee Community College Campus, 5840 26th St. W., building 11, Bradenton, through Oct. 10. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 3

4 to 9 p.m. — Latin drumming and dance for kids at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

8 p.m. — Fall Festival of Music concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5351. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Oct. 8, 61st season begins at Island Players.

• Oct. 8, “Eat, Drink + Be Merry Film Series” presents “The Thin Man” at the South Florida Museum.

• Oct. 9, Anna Maria Island Community Center film presentation “Scooby Doo.”

Oct. 9, “Faculty Exhibit” reception at Anna Maria Art League.

• Oct. 9, Anna Maria Island Community Center golf outing at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club.

• Oct. 10, Martial Arts Festival at Anna Maria Elementary School.

• Oct. 10, Family origami at the Island Branch Library.

• Oct. 12, College Tour: How to find, finance and succeed at the right college presented at the Central Library.

• Oct. 13, Pianist Joyce Valentine at Neel Performing Arts Center.

Save the date:

• Oct. 16-17, Anna Maria Island Bayfest.

• Oct. 23, Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park.

• Oct. 30, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats and kids’ costume contest.

• Oct. 30, The Islander Newspaper Canine Costume Contest roundup.

• Oct. 31, Zombiefest at the South Florida Museum.

AME school calendar

• Oct. 8, health screening.

• Oct. 9, fire drill.

• Oct. 15, picture retake.

• Oct. 15, Domino’s pizza day.

• 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16, Parent Teacher Organization meeting.

• 5 p.m., Oct. 20, PTO dinner followed by third-grade performance.

• Oct. 23, blood drive.

• Oct. 26, no school.

• Oct. 29, report cards and teacher conferences.

• Oct. 31, annual AME-PTO Fall Festival: 10 a.m. costume contest; 10:30 a.m. parade; 11 a.m. festival.

• Oct. 23, blood drive.

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

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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