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Date of Issue: January 19, 2006

Islander Calender

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 top designs with master floral gardener Cindy Perez at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

Thursday, Jan. 19

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Yoga with Preston Whaley Jr. at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

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.

4 p.m. - Poetry reading at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - Island Garden Club presentation on hibiscus growing at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5538.

Friday, Jan. 20

Noon - Arbor Day tree planting with the City of Anna Maria and Keep Manatee Beautiful at the Historical Park on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 795-8272.

8 to 11 p.m. - The Shaman Band performs at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 21

8 to noon - Pancake breakfast and "Everything Goes, Let's Bargain" sale at Roser Memorial Community Church and Thrift Shop, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting with guest Sue La Mastro with an update on Medicare at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

10:15 a.m. - Holmes Beach Civic Association meeting with guest David Zaccagnino, Holmes Beach city commissioner, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1285.

6:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Extravaganza and Casino Night at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 746-7517. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 22

2 to 4 p.m. - Bradenton Opera Guild presents "Stars of Tommorow" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5860 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 756-9503. Fee applies.

3 p.m. - Pipe organ recital by Carl Parks at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

Monday, Jan. 23

8:30 a.m. - Internet class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Election 2006: What's Ahead?" with Susan MacManus at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

1 to 3 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4 and 7 p.m. - "Bottlenose Dolphins & Noisemaking Fish: An Arms Race between Predator and Prey" lecture presentation by Dr. Damon Gannon at Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

7:30 to 9 a.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce awards breakfast at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8217. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library present Earthbox creator Blake Whisenant at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Inforamtion: 778-6341.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class continues at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - "Mystery Writers with a Florida Connection" at the Mote Keating Education Center, 1599 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441, ext. 333. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. - Relay for Life kickoff event at the MiraMar Room at the Bridge Walk Resort, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 745-1214 ext. 21.

7:30 p.m. - "Mystery Writers with a Florida Connection" at the Mote Keating Education Center, 1599 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441 ext. 333. Fee applies.

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:

  • Longboat Key Historical Society meeting with guest Dora Walters Jan. 26.
  • Island Players "Murder by Misadventure" Jan. 26.
  • Winemakers' Dinner for the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Jan. 26.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel Performing Arts Center Jan. 27.
  • Hazardous waste collection Holmes Beach City Hall Jan. 28.
  • Chicken barbecue at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron Jan. 28.
  • "REEF: Engaging Citizen Scientists in Marine Conservation" at Mote Marine Aquarium Jan. 30.
  • "Kings and Queens of Cards" party at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key Jan. 31.

Save the Date:

  • Jazz Fest at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum Feb. 2.
  • Sweet Adelines' "Sweethearts of the Shimmering Shawls" at Neel Performing Arts Hall Feb. 4.
  • Art Festival at Coquina Beach Feb. 4-5.
  • Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Myakka Blues" at Bishop Planetarium Feb. 5.
  • Kiwanis Club Sweetheart Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 9.
  • Bob Zimmerman Orchestra 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.
  • Valentine Dessert Card party at St. Bernard Catholic Church Feb. 13.
  • Cortez Fishing Festival Feb. 18-19.
  • Dream Classics Concert/Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 10.
  • Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes March 18

 

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