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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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.

Thursday, Jan. 20

7:30 to 9 a.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce awards breakfast and annual meeting at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort, 700 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Beach. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

3:45 to 4:45 p.m. - Power Yoga for Kids ages 6-11 with Cindy Phillips at the Island Fitness Center, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 224-0292. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Authentic Greek dinner at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638. Fee applies.

6 to 7 p.m. - Neighborhood Enhancement Grant information meeting at the Central Library, 1301 Barcarrotta Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 749-3070.

7 p.m. - Manatee Conservation Committee meeting at United Bank, Northeast corner of Manatee Avenue and 26th Street, Bradenton. Information: 752-3200.

7:30 p.m. - Manatee County Audubon Society meeting with guests Rose Poyner and Judy Ashton of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection Restoration Program will discuss Felts Audubon Preserve projects at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-2929.

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

Friday, Jan. 21

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Flu shots 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.

Saturday, Jan. 22

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Boat Smart class at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting 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.

9 to 11 a.m. - "Corals: Underwater Construction Workers" family program at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Hazardous waste/E-scrap collection at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-8561.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Red Cross first-aid class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1904. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Manatee River Orchid Society sale and show at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 792-0153. Fee applies.

11 a.m. - Guided nature walk at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Rd., Sarasota. Information: 322-1000.

3 p.m. - Matinee performance of "42nd Street" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

5 p.m. - Catfish dinner at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 23

8 to 11:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Manatee River Orchid Society sale and show at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 792-0153. Fee applies.

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

7:30 p.m. - Auditions for "Beau Jest" at the Island Players, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-4412.

Monday, Jan. 24

9 a.m. - Widowed persons support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

11 a.m. - Volunteer's coffee at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1514.

7 p.m. - An evening of classical music with Barbara Nissman at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 794-6229. Fee applies.

7:30 to 8:15 p.m. - Jazz dance for ages 11-14 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 25

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 p.m. - "The Luck of the Draw" dessert card party and fundraiser at the St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Stella Maris Activity Center, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-5923. Fee applies.

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

3:45 to 4:45 p.m. - Power Yoga for Kids ages 6-11 with Cindy Phillips at the Island Fitness Center, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 224-0292. Fee applies.

4:30 p.m. - Groundbreaking ceremony at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

6 to 7 p.m. - Neighborhood Enhancement Grant information meeting at the Manatee County Utilities Operations Department, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 749-3070.

Wednesday, Jan. 26

8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 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.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Landscape painting workshop with Jean Blackburn at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Rd., Sarasota. Information: 322-1000. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • "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.
  • Photographer Lou Divita, artists Josephine Vegina and 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.
  • "Over the Tavern" at the Island Players, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through Feb. 6. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Youth Traditional art 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.
  • Power Yoga for Kids ages 6-11 with Cindy Phillips at the Island Fitness Center, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb. 17. Information: 224-0292. 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.
  • Jazz dance for ages 11-14 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 2. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Creative dance class for ages 4-6 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 27.
  • Jazz dance class for ages 8-10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 27.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Mattison's Culinary Emporium Jan. 27.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel Auditorium Jan. 28.
  • Tibetan Buddhist Monk teachings at Zia Walker's Bradenton Beach home Jan. 28-29.
  • Mardi Gras Dinner & Show at St. Bernard Catholic Church Jan. 29.
  • Circus spectacular at the Ringling Museum Jan. 29.
  • Open house for the Baha'i Faith of Manatee County Jan. 29.
  • Digital photography workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 29.
  • "Battered, Bruised and Broken" screening at the Sarasota Film Festival Feb. 1.
  • Boating skills and seamanship program at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Feb. 1.
  • Health screenings at St. Bernard Catholic Church Feb. 2.
  • Author Gene Ciliberti book signing at Freedom Village Feb. 2.

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