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Date of Issue: January 25, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 24

9:30a.m.  to 11:30 a.m. - Diana Kelly teaches sewing, embroidery and quilting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 795-8945.

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Local artist Glen LeFevre teaches a garden stepping-stone class for the Anna Maria Island Community Center at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosts a business card exchange at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1541.

6 p.m. - "It's Not Your Grandma's Bingo" fundraiser with wine and dinner, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - A gospel meeting continues through Jan. 26 at the Cortez Church of Christ, 12111 45th Ave. W., Cortez. Information: www.cortezchurchofchrist.com.

 

Thursday, Jan. 25

9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a yoga class, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. -The Fun Festival takes place at Water's Edge of Bradenton, a senior retirement community, 3132 21st Lane W., Bradenton. Information: 748-7797.

Noon - Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce holds a "nooner" networking lunch, Fred's Restaurant, 1917 Osprey Ave., Sarasota. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. - The Friends of Mote Marine Library sponsor the Mystery Authors with a Florida Connection program, Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy. Information: 388-4441, ext. 333, and libraryfriends@mote.org.

7 p.m. - Bingo gets called at the Annie Silver Community Center, corner of 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

 

Friday, Jan. 26

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a workshop with Doug Land on learning to draw your pet at the league studio, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Larry Auerbach offers instruction in bridge play through the Anna Maria Island Community Center at the Volunteer Fire Hall, 201 Second St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to noon - Line dancing sponsored by the Anna Maria Community Center takes place at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a Food for Life cooking session, "Antioxidants and Phytochemicals," at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - A public "Revote Update" forum takes place with 2006 Democratic congressional candidate Christine Jennings at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 366-8121.

 

Saturday, Jan. 27

8:30 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach. Information: www.annamariakiwanis.org.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Manatee County Utilities Operations Department and the Island cities provide residents with a household hazardous waste and e-scrap collection, Coquina Beach, Gulf side parking lot. Information: 708-8561.

9:30 a.m. to 10: 30 a.m. - The Pilates class sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Community Center takes place outdoors at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - The 11th annual Anna Maria Island Arts and Crafts Show takes place today and Jan. 28 at the Holmes Beach City Hall field off Marina Drive. Information: 379-0951.

7 p.m.: The Sandpiper Women's Club holds its annual Penny Sale, which benefits the Anna Maria Island Privateers scholarship fund, at the Sandpiper clubhouse, 2601 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1140.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - The St. Armands Art Festival of arts and crafts, music and food, takes place in the circle. Information: www.artfestival.com or 954-472-3755.

Noon to 3 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron holds its seventh annual chicken barbecue at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 778-8408.

6 p.m. - The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island presents its fifth annual Extravaganza and Casino Night, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 746-7517. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 28

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - The St. Armands Art Festival of arts and crafts, music and food, takes place in the circle. Information: www.artfestival.com or 954-472-3755.

3 p.m. - Carl Parks, Gloria Dei choir director and organist, performs a recital at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

7 p.m. - All Island Denominations holds a community celebration marking 25 years of unity, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.

Monday, Jan. 29

9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a yoga class, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

4 p.m. - Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a Monday@Mote program featuring Kevan Main of the Center for Aquaculture Research and Development, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Manatee County Government hosts an educational forum on applying for up to $2,500 through the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program, Manatee County South County Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 749-3070.

7 p.m. - Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a special lecture, "Triumph and Tragedy: The First Manned Dives to the Wreck of the German Battleship Bismarck,"1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

 

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Noon - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets with guest speaker the Rev. Ron Joseph ofSt. Bernard Catholic Church at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - "Inquiring Minds," a study group inspired by All Island Denominations, meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 792-1039.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Manatee County Government hosts an educational forum on applying for up to $2,500 through the Neighborhood Enhancement Grant Program, Manatee County Braden River Library, 4915 53rd Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 749-3070.

7 p.m. to 8 p.m. -Bradenton Prep hosts an open house for students and parents at the school, 7900 40th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information : 792.7838

Wednesday, Jan. 31

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce hosts a coffee connection, chamber office, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Diana Kelly teaches sewing, embroidery and quilting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 795-8945.

1 p.m. - The annual Winter Card Party presented by the St. Bernard Guild takes place in the church's activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive. Information: 778-4769.

Ongoing:

  • The Island Players present "Smell of the Kill" through Feb. 4 at 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and at 2 p.m. Sundays, 10009 Gulf Drive. Information: 778-5755.
  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Jan. 28. Information: 748-5875.
  • Art by Peggy Potter at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31.
  • James Pay Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 2. Information: 778-2099.
  • Dr. Kenneth Alonso discusses Christian mystics in "The Way of the Heart," 7 p.m. Mondays through March 26 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
  • A variety of classes - from basic drawing to stained glass to oil painting - are under way at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Beach Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
  • The Manatee County Fair continues at various hours through Jan. 28 at the fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave., Palmetto. Information: 722-1639.
  • Horseshoes get tossed in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., with warmups at 8:45 a.m.
  • The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., opens on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. with the smell of "Settler's Bread," available for $4 a loaf.

Coming up:

  • Jazz Fest Feb. 1 at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave. Information: 778-0492.
  • The annual Friends of the Island Library book sale Feb. 3. Information: 778-6341.
  • Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines presents "The Glory of Love?" concert Feb. 3, Neel Performing Arts Center, MCC Campus. Information: 794-0218.
  • Super Bowl Sunday is Feb. 4.
  • The annual Wisconsin Day event is Feb. 6, St. Bernard Catholic Church. Information: 746-2312.

Save the Date:

The third weekend in February, Feb. 17-18, brings the Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival to the historic village. Information: www.fishnews.org/festival/

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