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Date of Issue: February 01, 2007

Islander Calender

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.

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - A group for parents and grandparents sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Community Center meets  at the School for Constructive Play, 304 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

7 p.m. - State Rep. Bill Galvano will join Manatee County Commissioner Jane von Hahmann to talk about the insurance crisis at her district meeting at the Manatee County Water Department, 4410 66th St. W., Bradenton.

 

Thursday, Feb. 1

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.

9:30 a.m. to noon - Artist Susie Cotton teaches the Anna Maria Island Community Center intermediate watercolor class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - The Gulf Drive Band performs for Jazz Fest outdoors at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. Bring chairs. Information: 778-0492.

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, Feb. 2

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. N., 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. and 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts Food for Life cooking session, "Immune-Boosting Foods," at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Sato Real Estate launches the "First Friday Revelry" cocktail hour to meet and greet the neighbors, Roser Cottage, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7200.

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - The fourth annual Friends of Myakka River Nature-Adventure series kicks off the season with an "Owl Prowl" at Myakka River State Park. The series continues through May 12. Information: 316-8139.

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - The Bradenton Village of the Arts hosts an art walk between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West and Ninth Avenue West and 17th Avenue West in Bradenton. Information: 356-3291.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island hosts a reception for Genevieve Alban, the guild's founding president and featured artist in February, at the gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

 

Saturday, Feb. 3

7:30 a.m. to noon - Manatee County Audubon Society invites visitors to the Felts Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 737-3169.

8:30 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets for breakfast and to hear veterinarian and author Blake Graham at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach. Information: www.annamariakiwanis.org.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - A "white elephant" sale takes place at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 792-7183.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - A "huge rummage sale" takes place at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

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

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Manatee Convention and Civic Center hosts the second annual Age of Sail, Age of Steam Model Exhibition sponsored by the Florida Maritime Museum at Cortez and other groups at the civic center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-3244.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Friends of the Island Library hold an annual book sale, Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - - The Bradenton Village of the Arts hosts an art walk between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West and Ninth Avenue West and 17th Avenue West in Bradenton. Information: 356-3291.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines presents "The Glory of Love?" concert, Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College. Information: 794-0218. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 4

On Super Bowl Sunday, the Chicago Bears play the Indianapolis Colts in Miami. The pre-game festivities on CBS begin at noon.

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - St. Bernard Catholic Church's Holy Name Society holds a pancake breakfast in the church activity room, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 5

8:30 a.m. - The Island Branch Library offers a basic Internet class at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

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.

10:15 a.m. - The Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

4 p.m. - Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a Monday@Mote program featuring Dr. John Reynolds of the Center for Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Research, at Mote, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

6:30 p.m. - The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island holds a general meeting at the Church of Annunciation in Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

7 p.m. - Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a special lecture, "Carnival of Sea Creatures," 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

Tuesday, Feb. 6

10 a.m. - Family storytime is at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10 a.m. - The annual Wisconsin Day event, with a potluck buffet, takes place at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 746-2312.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Artist Susie Cotton teaches the Anna Maria Island Community Center intermediate watercolor class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to noon - The Manatee County Extension Service distributes free lawn-sprinkler tune-up kits at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 722-4524.

Noon - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and a "getting to know you" talk from three members at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 447-5362.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. - The Friends of Mote Library present author Patricia Gussin as part of the Mystery Author Lecture & Book Signing series at Mote Marine Laboratory's Buchanan Room, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441, ext. 333. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 7

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

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.

2 p.m. - Diana Milesko speaks about global warming at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

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.
  • 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 Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
  • 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.
  • The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a variety of programs and classes through the season, most of the adult sessions taking place at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.
  • In February, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts hosts "Creationism vs. Evolution" - the work of Fernando Madridejos in the Glen Gallery, the work of sculptor Jorge Marin in the members gallery and a fundraising exhibit in the Durante Gallery, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

Coming up:

  • Feb. 8 the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island presents the 15th annual Big Band Dance at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Information: 778-1383.
  • Feb. 9 a nature tour takes place at DeSoto National Monument. Information: 722-4524.
  • Feb. 10 the Anna Maria Island Privateers hold a Thieves Market, Coquina Beach. Information: 727-214-8903.
  • Feb. 11 the Anna Maria Island Community Chorus & Orchestra concert is An Opera Sampler, Island Baptist Church. Information: 794-5507.

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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