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Date of Issue: January 26, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 25

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange at Barnes Walker Title Inc., 5914 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Noon - AARP safe driving course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Longboat Key Historical Society meeting with guest speaker Dora Walters at the historical museum, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-4066.

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

Friday, Jan. 27

9:30 a.m. - Walking tour of Leffis Key at Coquina Beach, 2000 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 794-8773.

Noon - AARP safe driving course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth Jazz with Jose Ruiz at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

6 to 10 p.m. - "Parents Night Out" babysitting for children potty-trained to age 12 at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-2979.

8 p.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-4252. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 28

8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Safe boating class, "The ABC Course," at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton in G.T. Bray Park. Information: 795-6189. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Hazardous waste collection at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 316-1988.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Arts and Crafts Show at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 379-0951.

10:30 a.m. to noon -Save Anna Maria meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Noon to 3 p.m. - Sixth Annual Chicken Barbecue at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St., Bradenton. Information: 778-8408. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 29

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Arts and Crafts Show at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 379-0951.

     3 to 5 p.m. - "Judaism in America" with Rabbi David Starr at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Monday, Jan. 30

4 and 7 p.m. - "REEF - Engaging Citizen Scientiss in Marine Conservation" lecture presentation by Bryan Dias at Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

1 p.m. - The Ladies Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea Church presents "Kings and Queens of Cards" party at Stella Maris Activity Center, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

3 p.m. - "The Potent Dragon in East Asian Art" presentation by Daphne Lang Rosenzwsig at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

Noon - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island International Lunch and guest speaker Mary Taylor Jacobs with "Project Smile" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 794-0624.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Parent support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • James Pay Memorial Art 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.
  • "Murder by Misadventure" at the Island Players, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through Feb. 12. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • "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:

  • Jazz Fest at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum Feb. 2.
  • Artists' reception for "All Nude Review" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League Feb. 3.
  • Michael Royal Trio at the Education Center Feb. 3.
  • Sweet Adelines' "Sweethearts of the Shimmering Shawls" at Neel Performing Arts Hall Feb. 4.
  • Boat Smart class at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron Feb. 4.
  • Art Festival at Coquina Beach Feb. 4-5.
  • Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Myakka Blues" at Bishop Planetarium Feb. 5.
  • PianoFOURte performs at First United Methodist Church Feb. 5.
  • "Red Tide: New Technology, New Hope" at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 6.

Save the Date:

  • 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.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony "Valentine Pops" at Neel Performing Arts Center 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.
  • "Rally for a Cure" golf day Feb. 14.
  • 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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