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Date of Issue: January 13, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 11

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

10:30 a.m. to noon - Smooth dancing class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon with guest author Helena Bachmann Milligan at the Landings of Freedom Village, 6501 17th Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-4865.

Thursday, Jan. 12

1 p.m. - Tai Chi with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Pastel art demonstration by Claire Chevarie at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

2:30 to 4 p.m. - Basics of Interior Design four-week class with Betina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 13

8:45to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

6:30 p.m. - Harvey Memorial Community Church musical at 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach. Information: 792-8409.

Saturday, Jan. 14

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting presents "Who are the Masons and what do they do?" with Tim Bryce at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9:30 to 11 a.m. - Island Baptist Church's R.E.A.L. Women Women's Ministry celebrates "A Year of New Beginnings" with guest speaker Robbie Leech and a fashion show at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

10 a.m. to noon - Beading class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - "Gift of Mobility" open house at Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto. Information: 729-5665.

10:30 a.m. - Family origami class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Sunday, Jan. 15

4 p.m. - Sarasota Opera Studio artists at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

Monday, Jan. 16

8:45to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4 and 7 p.m. - "Mote at 50 and Forward" lecture presentation by Mote Marine Laboratory President Kumar Mahadevan at Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

1:30 p.m. - Tai Chi six-week beginner's class with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting featuring Manatee County History Fair award winners and new Executive Director Sissy Quinn at Anna Maria City Hall. Information: 778-0492.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

10:30 a.m. to noon - Latin dance class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club presentation on table designs with master floral gardener Cindy Perez at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

Ongoing:

  • National Watercolor Society member Jacquie Clark window exhibit at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 20. Information: 778-6694.
  • James Pay Memorial Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 27. Information: 778-2099.
  • Contemporary and traditional art exhibit at Wallace Fine Art Gallery, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, No. 103, Longboat Key, through Jan. 30. Information: 387-0746.
  • "The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American landscape painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Poetry reading at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Jan. 19.
  • Shaman Band concert at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Extravaganza Jan. 21.
  • Anna Maria Island Privateer's Mullet Smoke at Publix Jan. 21.
  • Pancake breakfast and "Everything Goes" thrift sale at Roser Memorial Community Church Jan. 21.
  • Anna Maria Island Democratic Club at the BeachHouse Restaurant Jan. 23.
  • "Bottlenose Dolphins and Noise-making Fish: An Arms Race between Predator and Prey" at Mote Marine Laboratory Jan. 23.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Jan. 23.
  • Stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 23 & 25.
  • Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Key Chamber Awards Breakfast Jan. 24.
  • Earthbox presentation at the Island Branch Library Jan. 24.
  • "Mystery Writers with a Florida Connection" at the Mote Keating Education Center Jan. 24.

Save the Date:

  • Island Players "Murder by Misadventure" Jan. 26.
  • Winemakers' Dinner for the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Jan. 26.
  • Sarasota Pops Orchestra "Myakka Blues" at Bishop Planetarium Feb. 5.
  • Kiwanis Club Sweetheart Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 9.
  • King Middle School Media Center fundraising party/auction Feb. 11.
  • "An Afternoon in Vienna" Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra concert Feb. 12.
  • Dream Classics Concert/Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 10.

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