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Date of Issue: January 05, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 4

7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7978.

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Open submission for the Anna Maria Island Art League James Pay memorial art exhibit, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

12:30 to 3 p.m. - Scrabble at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies. Bring your own game and timer.

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents "Travels with Theresa" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

Thursday, Jan. 5

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.

Friday, Jan. 6

8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 to 10 a.m. - Mixed-movement with Mo Dye at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Bridge lessons begin with Larry Auerbach at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies. Eight-week session.

10:30 a.m. to noon - Line-dancing lessons with Bunny Burton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Opening reception for Margaret Somers-Rich and Anthony Rich exhibit at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, Glen Gallery, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Opening reception for the James Pay Memorial Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

6 to 8 p.m. - Open Mic Night hosted by Bob LoPiccolo at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

Saturday, Jan. 7

7:30 a.m. to noon - Nature walk at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 737-3169.

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

9 a.m. - Surplus auction at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 377-6310.

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.

6 p.m. - Florida Gulf Coast Traditional Small Craft Association fish fry with guest speaker John Montague, co-creator of the Watercraft Studies Program at Buffalo State College, at the Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum Boatshop, 4532 119th St. Ct. W., Cortez. Information: 708-4935. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 8

5:30 p.m. - Joe Bruno's Dixieland Hotdogs and the Sarasota POPS Orchestra at the Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Monday, Jan. 9

8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 a.m. - Widowed Persons Support Group presents "Income Production and Preservation" with guest speaker Tom Breiter at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest speaker Matt Walsh of the Longboat Observer, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Irish folk dancing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - "Cracker Culture in Florida History" with author Dana Ste. Claire at the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 741-4075.

Tuesday, Jan. 10

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library present scuba diver and underwater photographer Bob Hills at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

1:30 p.m. - Tai Chi demonstration with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

7 to 9 p.m. - Kenny Soderblom's Jazz series presents: 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. 11

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon with guest author Helena Bachmann Milligan at the Landings of Freedom Village, 6501 17th Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-4865.

Ongoing:

  • National Watercolor Society member Jacquie Clark window exhibit at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 20. Information: 778-6694.
  • James Pay Memorial 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.
  • "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:

  • Pastel art demonstration at the Artists Guild Gallery Jan. 12.
  • Basics of Interior Design at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 12.
  • Harvey Memorial Community Church Musical Jan. 13.
  • Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library Jan. 13.
  • Anna Maria Island Privateer's Thieves Market Jan. 14.
  • Southeastern Guide Dogs open house Jan. 14.
  • Beading class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 14.
  • Sarasota Opera Studio Artists at First United Methodist Church, Bradenton, Jan. 15.
  • Tai Chi beginner's six-week session at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 16.
  • "Mote at 50" lecture at Mote Marine's Immersion Cinema Jan. 16.
  • Latin dance class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 18.

Save the Date:

  • Shaman Band concert at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Extravaganza Jan. 21.
  • Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Key Chamber Awards Breakfast Jan. 24.
  • "Mystery Writers with a Florida Connection" at the Mote Keating Education Center Jan. 24.
  • Island Players "Murder by Misadventure" Jan. 26.
  • Winemakers' Dinner for the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Jan. 26.
  • Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Myakka Blues" at Bishop Planetarium Feb. 5.
  • Kiwanis Club Sweetheart Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 9.
  • King Middle School Media Center fundraising party/auction Feb. 11.
  • "An Afternoon in Vienna" Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra concert Feb. 12.
  • Dream Classics Concert/Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 10.

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