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Date of Issue: March 20, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Jan. 13

7:45 to 9 a.m.  — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Sunrise Breakfast at The Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-4431. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 14

10:30 a.m. — The Friends of the Island Branch Library host Jeanne Dubi of the Sarasota Audubon Society at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Friday, Jan. 15

5 p.m. — Artists reception for an “Old Florida” themed exhibit at the Florida Maritime Museum of Cortez, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez; exhibit runs through Feb. 5. Information: 941-794-3310.

Saturday, Jan. 16

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Open-air Bridge Street Market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — “New to Second Best Wearables Sale” at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-896-5447.

10 a.m. to noon —Watercolor seascapes art demonstration by Caroline Whitmore at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Winterfest Arts and Craft Show at Coquina Beach, South End of Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton Beach.

1 p.m. — Clay art demonstration by Ginny Eitman at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Sunday, Jan. 17

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Winterfest Arts and Craft Show at Coquina Beach, South End of Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Education & Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton Beach.

3 p.m. — Artist reception for Maro Lorimer and her “Beach Paths” exhibit at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; exhibit runs through Jan. 30. Information: 941-778-1906.

Monday, Jan. 18

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents “Fairness standards for redistricting” with Susan Smith of FairDistrictsFlorida, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

11 a.m. — Jan Skalny presents “The Nobel Prize: Concept, History and Politics” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets to discuss caring for houseplants at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

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.

• 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.

• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

• The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through April. Information: 941-778-2809.

• 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.

• Through Jan. 24, “Sugar Babies” at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

• Through January, nature photography exhibit by Joe Fletcher at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

• Through January, photography and watercolor exhibit featuring Jo Anne Curtan at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Homes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

• Through January, “James Pay” all-media exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

Off-Island Events:

Wednesday, Jan. 13

1 to 3 p.m. — The Irish Dancers host dances with instruction at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.

6 to 10 p.m. — Author Anthony Aveni discusses “End of Time: The Maya Mystery of 2012” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Boating GPS course at the Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 14

5 p.m. to midnight — Opening night at the Manatee County Fair, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto; event runs through Jan. 24. Information: 941-722-1639 or www.manateecountyfair.com. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club meets at Mote Marine Aquarium, Third Floor Buchanan Room, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-492-5296.

7 p.m. — Extraordinarily Human Film Series: When We Were Kings at South Florida Museum 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 15

5 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for the American Watercolor Society 142nd Annual Traveling Exhibition at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton; exhibit runs through Feb. 28. Information: 941-746-2862. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 16

1 p.m. — Afternoon adventure paddle through Robinson Preserve, 704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757, ext. 1.

1:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra’s Young Artists Solo Competition at the Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-727-9886.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

6 p.m. — Sarasota Bay Watch meets at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-953-5333.

7 p.m. — Organ recital by German virtuoso Felix Hell at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-3709.

Coming Up:

• Jan. 21, “Swing Into Spring” fashion show, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

• Jan. 21, “Self Help” opens at the Island Players theater.

• Jan. 21, Extraordinarily Human Film Series: How to Draw a Bunny, South Florida Museum.

• Jan. 22-24, Sarasota-Bradenton Home Show, Bradenton International Convention Center.

• Jan. 23, Mote Marine Laboratory’s Tim Oldread speaks at the Island Branch Library.

• Jan. 23, “An Afternoon with Mark Twain,” Manatee Players.

• Jan. 23, “Cruizin to the Hop” Car Show, Sarasota Classic Car Museum.

• Jan. 23, Art demonstration by Paul Achre, Island Gallery West.

• Jan. 24, Pancake breakfast, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

• Jan. 27, “American Disasters in the Middle East” with journalist James McCartney, Island Branch Library.

• Jan. 27, Business card exchange, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

Save the date:

• Jan. 30, E-scrap collection at Coquina Beach.

• Feb. 10, Anna Maria Garden Club Antique Appraisal Affair.

• Feb. 10, Save Our Seabirds “Valentine Love Birds Food and Wine Tasting.”

• Feb. 11, Anna Maria Island Kiwanis “Sweetheart Dance.”

• Feb. 14, Islander Promise Day, Cafe on the Beach.

• Feb. 13-14, Art and Craft Festival to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden.

AME school calendar

• 8 a.m, Jan. 15, Parent Teacher Organization meeting.

• 8 a.m, Jan. 16, Dolphin Dash.

• Jan. 18, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, no school.

• Jan. 21, Domino’s pizza day.

• Jan. 25, Record day, no school.

• Jan. 26, PTO dinner, talent show.

• 6 p.m-7 p.m., Jan. 28, science fair.

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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