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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Jan. 5

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.

Noon - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island "International Pot Luck Lunch" with guest speaker Frances Smith-Williams' presentation on living in China at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

3 to 4 p.m. - Meditation class with Sandy Taylor at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Thursday, Jan. 6

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

9:30 a.m. to noon - Intermediate watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

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

6 p.m. - Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Grant application information session sponsored by the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program at the Central Branch Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 955-8085.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "42nd Street" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 7

9:30 a.m. - "Elephant in the Room" presentation by Midge Barnes for the Church Women United at Roser Memorial Community Church, 420 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6483.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Intermediate bridge lessons with Larry Auerback at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - One-stroke painting class with Jo Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4 to 6 p.m. - "Path to Enlightenment and Daily Useful Life Practice" with Geshe Lama Tenzin Dhargye at 109B 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9074. Donations benefit Indian Ocean tsunami victims.

5 to 7 p.m. - "Portraits, Pictures & Sculpture" artists' reception for Lloyd Singer, Ann Terhardt and Richard Pollock at the Glenn Gallery, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 751-0266.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - James Pay exhibit artists' reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

Saturday, Jan. 8

5:55 a.m. - Manatee Audubon Society field trip to the Babcock-Webb Wildlife Management Area in Punta Gorda departs from the downtown Bradenton Post Office parking lot at 824 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-2929.

8 a.m. - Breakfast with the birds and guided nature walk at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis club breakfast meeting with guest speaker Rick Catlin of The Islander   on the "Greatest Generation" 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 a.m. - Sierra Club hike at Little Manatee River State Park. Information: 752-3200. Fee applies.

9 to 11 a.m. - "Something Fishy" family program at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

10 a.m. - Bradenton Opera Guild "Stiffelio" prelude at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-8784. Fee applies.

10 a.m. - Watercolor painting demonstration by Barbara Orear at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - "The Body in Question" wellness workshop with Lavinia Plonka at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Family origami class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10:30 a.m. - Wild bird rescue training at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

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

2 p.m. - Big Band Extravaganza with Leon Merian at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

4 to 6 p.m. - "Path to Enlightenment and Daily Useful Life Practice" with Geshe Lama Tenzin Dhargye at 109B 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9074. Donations benefit Indian Ocean tsunami victims.

Sunday, Jan. 9

8 to 11:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - "Crowley through the Lens" photography workshop with Elaine Dunkleberger at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000. Fee applies.

Monday, Jan. 10

9 to 10 a.m. - Island Widowed Persons Service meeting with guest speaker Ava Ehde at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10 to 11:30 a.m. - German language class with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 3 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Fundamentals of piloting course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. NW, Bradenton. Information: 714-0449.

Tuesday, Jan. 11

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Intermediate watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library present author and journalist S.V. Date at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

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.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFevre 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.

2 p.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library present author and journalist S.V. Date at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Wednesday, Jan. 12

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

10:30 a.m. - Friends 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 luncheon at the Bayou Steakhouse, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 778-4865.

Ongoing:

  • Exhibit of artwork by Rhea Chiles at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 7. Information: 778-6694.
  • "Herbie Rose: Twenty Years in Florida" art exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Jan. 16. Information: 746-4131.
  • "42nd Street" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Jan. 23. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Meditation class with Sandy Taylor at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through Jan. 26. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
  • 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.
  • "Pastels of the Classical Figure" exhibit by Ginger White at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 31. Information: 778-6341.
  • 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.
  • Youth traditional arts 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Upcoming:

  • Sierra Club presents "Phosphate Mining: What the Industry Doesn't Want You to Know" at the Sudakoff Center Jan. 13.
  • "The Shocking Truth About Lightning and How to Protect Your Boat" at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron Jan. 13.
  • Basics of interior design at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 13.
  • "Fitness Free-for-all" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 13.
  • Orientation and activities fair at Bayshore High School Jan. 13.
  • Longboat Key Education Center presents opera highlights with singers from the Sarasota Opera at the Sarasota Opera House Jan. 13.
  • Art demonstration at the Artists Guild Gallery Jan. 13.
  • Artists' reception at the Artists Guild Gallery Jan. 14.
  • Friends of the Island Branch Library board meeting at the Island Branch Library Jan. 14.
  • "Welcome Back Sunbirds" dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 14.
  • Twilight nature stroll at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center Jan. 14.
  • Classical figure drawing class at the Anna Maria Island Art League Jan. 14.
  • Sierra Club Carlton Reserve walk Jan. 15.
  • "Planting a Refuge for Wildlife" at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary Jan. 15.
  • Privateer's Thieves Market at Coquina Beach Jan. 15.
  • Introduction to "New Age" healing at the Education Center, Longboat Key, Jan. 15.
  • "Cultivating Organic Herbs" at the Crowley Museum & Nature Center Jan. 15.

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