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Date of Issue: January 10, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 3

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

6 to 7:30 p.m. - "Parenting with Love and Logic" with Anna Maria Island Community Center counselor Shirley Rohmberger at the School for Constructive Play, 305 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 4

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Yoga with Preston Whaley Jr. at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - "Sew for Fun" group meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 795-8945.

3 to 5 p.m. - Saltwater fishing course at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 5

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts bridge lessons with Larry Auerbach at the Volunteer Fire Hall, 201 Second St. W., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to noon - Anna Maria Island Community Center-sponsored line dancing at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

5 to 7 p.m. - Opening reception for "Two Artists from New York" at Durante Gallery, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345.

6 to 8 p.m. - Artists reception for Donna Bednarz and Peggy Potter at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Saturday, Jan. 6

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center-sponsored Pilates class with Laura Bennett at the BeachHouse Restaurant outdoor deck, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to noon - Digital photography demonstration with John Bonser at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 792-7039.

Monday, Jan. 8

8:30 a.m. - Internet class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341. Registration required.

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Yoga with Preston Whaley Jr. at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to noon - Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts "Write What You Feel, Feel What You Write" with author Helena Bachmann Milligan at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Basic stained-glass course at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

6 to 8 p.m. - Black-and-white photography class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. - "The Way of the Heart" with Kenneth Alonso at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

Tuesday, Jan. 9

10 to 11:30 a.m. - "Financial Workshop for Individual Investors" with Mike Valley, an Edward Jones representative, at 9906 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 779-2499.

10 a.m. to noon - Introduction to oil painting at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library present "Iraq and Beyond. Can America Rule the World?" with guest James McCartney at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island presents Rotary ambassadorial scholar Lei Ling at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Basic drawing class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5321 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Creative arts and crafts for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - "Jazz in the Gallery" featuring the Booker High Jazz Ensemble at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Jan. 10

10 a.m. to noon - Watercolor class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Players lunch with guest speaker Sissy Quinn of the Anna Maria Island Historical Society at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-7374. Fee applies.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • "The Blue Briny: Mermaids & More" at the Village of the Arts, along 12th Avenue West, downtown Bradenton, through Jan. 6. Information: 747-0823.
  • Art by Peggy Potter at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31.

Coming up:

  • Mixed media art demonstration at the Artists’ Guild Gallery Jan. 11.
  • Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Laboratory Jan. 11.
  • "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Manatee Players Jan. 11.
  • Presentation on China at the Island Branch Library Jan. 13.
  • "Slavery in 2007?" at St. Bernard Catholic Church Jan. 13.
  • "Gyotaku" family program at Mote Marine Aquarium Jan. 13.
  • Privateers’ Thieves’ Market at Coquina Beach Jan. 13.
  • Youth drawing at the Anna Maria Island Art League Jan. 13.
  • Family origami at the Island Branch Library Jan. 13.

Save the Date:

  • Anna Maria Elementary School Dolphin Dash 5k Fun Run Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra Young Artists Competition Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Casino Night Jan. 27.

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