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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 12

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.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon at the Bayou Steakhouse, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 778-4865.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - "Arthritis and How to Better Treat Symptoms" with Dr. S. Zarabadi at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 794-1400, ext. 224.

Thursday, Jan. 13

9:30 a.m. to noon - Beginning watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 to 11:30 a.m. - "Opera Highlights" with the Sarasota Opera Singers at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Art demonstration by Barbara Singer at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

1 to 3:30 p.m. - "Fitness Free-For-All" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

2 to 3:30 p.m. - Basics of interior design class with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Art After Hours" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - "Lightning: The Shocking Truth About Lightning and How to Protect Your Boat" at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449.

7 p.m. - Student orientation and activities fair at Bayshore High School, 5401 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 753-0953.

7:30 p.m. - Sierra Club presents "Phosphate Mining: What the Industry Doesn't Want You to Know" at the Sudakoff Center, New College, Sarasota. Information: 925-9000.

Friday, Jan. 14

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

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Intermediate bridge lessons with Larry Auerback at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

3 to 4:30 p.m. - Classical figure drawing with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

5 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists reception for digital artist and wildlife photographer Lou Divita, watercolor and pastel artist Josephine Vegina and interior designer Bettina Sego at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

6 p.m. - Twilight nature stroll at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - "Singing for Women's Lives" benefit concert for Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida featuring singer Anne Feeney at Fogartyville Cafe, 800 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-9755. Fee applies.

8 to 11 p.m. - "Welcome Back Sunbirds" dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 15

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Privateers "Thieves Market" at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 729-9039.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting with guest speaker Earl Mowry, owner of Island TV, who will share information on his "Bags of Joy" for Haitian children at Fit to Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 752-5973.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - "Introduction to New Age Healing" at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Festival of Ferraris at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 921-2480.

1 p.m. - Cultivating organic herbs lecture at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000.

2 p.m. - "Planting a Refuge for Wildlife" presented by Laurel Schiller at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

6:45 p.m. - "Sidewalk Astronomy" with the Deep Sky Observers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 518-8695.

Monday, Jan. 17

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

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Issues 2005: The War, Social Security and More" with guest speaker radio host Henry Raines at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Film Festival presentation of "Isle of Destiny" by the Anna Maria Island Historical Society at the Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0492, or 778-1514. Donations appreciated.

Tuesday, Jan. 18

10 a.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony Brass Quintet performance at Jose Gimenez' home, 6100 Riverview Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 360-1541. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Intermediate watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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.

2 p.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library present "Portrayal of Capt. Edward John Smith of the RMS Titanic" by performance artist Howard Burnham at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Wednesday, Jan. 19

7:15 a.m. - Manatee Audubon Society field trip with Jeanne Dubi to the Sarasota Celery Fields departs from the downtown Bradenton Post Office parking lot, 824 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-7975. Bring a bag lunch.

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

Noon - American Cancer Society "Relay for Life" volunteer planning meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 497-4309, ext. 39.

6 to 7 p.m. - "Parenting with Love and Logic" workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies, babysitting available if registered by noon.

Ongoing:

  • "Herbie Rose: Twenty Years in Florida" art exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Jan. 16. Information: 746-4131.
  • "42nd Street" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Jan. 23. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Meditation class with Sandy Taylor at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through Jan. 26. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
  • One-stroke painting class with Jo Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Jan. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • "Portraits, Pictures & Sculpture" exhibit featuring Lloyd Singer, Ann Terhardt and Richard Pollock at the Glenn Gallery, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, through Jan. 30. Information: 751-0266.
  • Digital artist and wildlife photographer Lou Divita, watercolor and pastel artist Josephine Vegina and interior designer Bettina Sego exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31. Information: 778-6694.
  • Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 1. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Basics of interior design class with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Feb. 3. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Youth traditional arts class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 8. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Old master's methodology oil painting class with Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 9. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • German language class with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Feb. 14. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • After-school theater training at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 24. Information: 748-0111. Fee applies.
  • Saltwater fishing course with Capt. Ric Ehlis at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through Feb. 24. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
  • Classical figure drawing with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 25. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Black-and-white photography class with Chris Galanopoulos and Jerry Quin at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 28. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "Sew for Fun" at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 17. Information: 795-8945.

Upcoming:

  • Manatee Conservation Committee of the Sierra Club meeting at United Bank Jan. 20.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce awards breakfast at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort Jan. 20.
  • Manatee Audubon Society meeting at First Presbyterian Church Jan. 20.
  • Authentic Greek Dinner at Church of the Annunciation Jan. 20.
  • "The Lost Tribes" of Manatee County archeological tour of Madira Bickel Mound Jan. 21.
  • Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library Jan. 21.
  • Red Cross first aid and CPR class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 22.
  • "Corals: Underwater Construction Workers" at Mote Marine Laboratory Jan. 22.
  • Boat smart class at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron Jan. 22.
  • Guided nature walk at Crowley Museum & Nature Center Jan. 22.
  • Trip to the Gulf Coast Museum of Art departing from Education Center, Longboat Key Jan. 22.
  • Catfish dinner at the American Legion Post No. 24 Jan. 22.
  • Orchid show and sale at the Manatee Civic Center Jan. 22-23.
  • Auditions for "Beau Jest" at the Island Players Jan. 23.
  • Sarasota Opera Studio artists at First United Methodist Church Jan. 23.
  • "Sneak a Peek at the Ballet" at the Education Center, Longboat Key Jan. 24.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Jan. 24.
  • "The Luck of the Draw" dessert card party at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key, Jan. 25.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School groundbreaking ceremony Jan. 25.
  • "Plein Air Painting Myakka" three-day workshop at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center Jan. 26-28.

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