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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Islander Calender

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.

Thursday, Jan. 27

5 to 5:45 p.m. - Jazz dance for ages 8-10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Mattison's Culinary Emporium, 525 Bay Isles Pkwy., Suite 25, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

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

Friday, Jan. 28

4 to 6 p.m. - Tibetan Buddhist Monk Geshe Lama Tenzin Dhargye presents "Path to Enlightenment and Daily Useful Life Practice" at 109B 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9074. Donation requested.

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth jazz by Les Sabler & City Heat at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

8 p.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-3434. Fee applies.

Saturday, Jan. 29

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - White elephant bazaar at Terra Ceia Manor, 5619 Bayshore Road, Palmetto. Information: 722-7640.

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.

9:30 a.m. to noon - Digital photography workshop with Andy Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - "Circus Spectacular" family festival at the Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Information: 358-3180. Fee applies.

1 to 5 p.m. - Open house for the Baha'i faith of Manatee County worship/unity center, 6404 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-0779.

4 to 6 p.m. - Tibetan Buddhist Monk Geshe Lama Tenzin Dhargye presents "Path to Enlightenment and Daily Useful Life Practice" at 109B 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9074. Donation requested.

Sunday, Jan. 30

3 p.m. - Pipe organ music of Bach performed by Carl Parks at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

Monday, Jan. 31

12:30 p.m. - Screening of Island residents Debra Hussong and Michael Stahr's film "Cut" at the Hollywood 20, 1993 Main Street, Sarasota. Information: (877) 733-8491.

Tuesday, Feb. 1

10:30 a.m. - Screening of Islander Debra Hussong's "Battered, Bruised and Broken" at Bayshore High School, 5401 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 751-7004.

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

7 to 9 p.m. - Boating skills and seamanship program at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 53rd Ave., Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 798-9544. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 2

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

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island roundtable discussion of future club goals and objectives at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Jazz dance for ages 8-10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 50. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Jazz Preservation Band performance at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum Feb. 3.
  • Screening of "Isle of Destiny" at Holmes Beach City Hall Feb. 4.
  • "Shells: Gems of the Sea" at South Florida Museum Feb. 4.
  • U.S.O. Show at the American Legion Post 24 Feb. 4.
  • "Personally Speaking" at the Education Center, Longboat Key Feb. 4.
  • Art Target's Minimal Art/Maximum Exposure exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League Feb. 4.
  • "Instant Karma" at St. Armands Circle Feb. 4-6.
  • Gene Ciliberti book signing at Mama Lo's Feb. 5.
  • Sweet Adelines show at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb. 5.
  • JASON Live Expedition 2005: Disappearing Wetlands at Mote Marine Aquarium Feb. 5.
  • American Association of University Women fashion show at El Conquistador Country Club Feb. 5.
  • American music concert at the Island Baptist Church Feb. 6.
  • Gulf Coast Writers at the Island Branch Library Feb. 7.
  • Wisconsin Day at St. Bernard Catholic Church Feb. 8.
  • Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Feb. 8.
  • Neighborhood grant enhancement workshop at South County Library, Bradenton, Feb. 8.

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