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Date of Issue: January 21, 2009

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 21

10:30 a.m. — Mike Mahon discusses identity theft as part of the USF Academy for Lifelong Learning lecture series on the Island at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Ann Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Noon — The Anna Maria Garden Club presents a film about the Keukenhof Garden of Holland at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2607.

3 p.m. — “Outdoor Photography Lighting Techniques” with James Corwin Johnson at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Thursday, Jan. 22

7 p.m. — Bingo at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Food, fun and smoke-free environment. Information: 941-778-1915.

8 p.m. — “The Affections of May” opens at the Island Players Theatre 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Play runs through Feb. 8. Box Office: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 23

Noon — Inauguration luncheon and fashion show at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8361.

Saturday, Jan. 24

8 to 11 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7072. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts a breakfast meeting with guest speaker Diana Dill, executive director of Take Stock in Children, at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — The 13th annual Anna Maria Island Arts and Crafts Show benefiting Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center at the field by Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Information: 941-379-0951.

10 a.m. to noon — Negative painting demonstration by watercolor artist Barbara Orear at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

11:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Detox yoga workshop with Cindy Phillips at the Island Yoga Space, 9805 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3149. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 25

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — The 13th annual Anna Maria Island Arts and Crafts Show benefiting Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center at the field by Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive. Information: 941-379-0951.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Wedding Merchants wedding festival featuring a mock wedding and reception at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Registration and tour begins at the Chamber office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: www.amichamber.org/weddingregister.cfm. Fee applies.

7 p.m. — Auditions for “Sylvia” at the Island Players Theatre 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Play runs March 19-April 5. Box Office: 941-778-5755.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and presentation by Holmes Beach Officer Brian Copeman about Anna Maria Elementary School’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee. Information: 941-778-1880.

10:30 a.m. — Dr. Barry Ladd will discuss his memoir “Reflections of a Country Doctor” at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Wednesday, Jan. 28

3 p.m. — “Better Birding Photography” with James Corwin Johnson at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Off-Island Arts & Events:

Wednesday, Jan. 21

Noon to 10 p.m. — Manatee County Fair at 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto, through Jan. 25. Information: 941-722-1639. www.manateecountyfair.com. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 22

5 to 10 p.m. — Manatee County Fair at 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto, through Jan. 25. Information: 941-722-1639. www.manateecountyfair.com. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. —Singers are invited to join the Bay Chorale for rehearsal at H2U Blake Hospital Building, 6049 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-761-1221 o4 941-907-1224.

Friday, Jan. 23

5 to 10 p.m. — Manatee County Fair at 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto, through Jan. 25. Information: 941-722-1639. www.manateecountyfair.com. Fee applies.

6 to 8 p.m. — Opening reception for “Society of Artists” exhibit at the Manatee Community College Fine Art Gallery, 2840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5225.

6 to 8 p.m. — Preview reception for “Finders Keepers: Collectors and Collections” at the South Florida Museum, 210 10th St. W., Bradenton. Reservations: 941-746-4131 Ext. 37.

Saturday, Jan. 24

Noon to 10 p.m. — Manatee County Fair at 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto, through Jan. 25. Information: 941-722-1639. www.manateecountyfair.com. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. — Cheryl Simone discusses her book “Midnights with the Mystic, A Little Guide to Freedom and Bliss” at Yoga Arts, 1122 12th St. W., Village of the Arts, Bradenton. Information: 941-747-9397.

7 to 9:30 p.m. — Sarasota Wine and Food Festival benefiting the American Lung Association on Hillview Street, Sarasota. Information: www.sarasotawineandfood.com. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 25

Noon to 6 p.m. — Manatee County Fair at 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto, through Jan. 25. Information: 941-722-1639. www.manateecountyfair.com. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Bowman every Saturday at 8:30 near the Pine Avenue public beach access. Information: 941-794-6723.

Coming up:

  • Jan. 28, Cirle of Light Meditation at Island Yoga Space.
  • Jan. 31, Living Well seminar at CrossPointe Fellowship.
  • Feb. 1, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 50th Anniversary celebration.
  • Feb. 3, Budding young artists class at the Anna Maria Island Art League.
  • Feb. 5, Antique appraisals at the South Florida Museum.

Save the date

  • Feb. 11, “Fireproof” film viewing at CrossPointe Fellowship.
  • Feb. 19, Syesha Mercado “Follow Your Dreams” benefit concert for Manatee School District students at the Manatee Convention Center.
  • Feb. 21-22, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.

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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