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Date of Issue: October 14, 2009

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 7

11 a.m. — Einstein’s Circle group discussion on marriage and government’s role at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business lunch at Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

3 p.m. — Book club meeting at the Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-1208.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Noon — Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

7 p.m. — Opening night of “London Suite” at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 9

9:30 a.m. — Senior Adventures group meets at the Southeastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th St. E., Palmetto. Information: 941-962-8835.

12:30 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Center golf outing, followed by dinner, both at IMG Academies Golf & Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Opening reception for the “Faculty Exhibit” at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

6:30 p.m. — Film presentation of “Scooby Doo” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Saturday, Oct. 10

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Family origami at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

4 to 5:30 p.m. — Inquiring Minds non-denominational study of the Old Testament at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4579.

6 p.m. — American Cancer Society Anna Maria Island Relay For Life kick-off party at the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-745-1214.

Wednesday, Oct. 14

7:45 to 9 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at The Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-4431.

Ongoing:

• First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Tuesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through April. Information: 941-778-2809.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Off Island Events:

Wednesday, Oct. 7

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce business after hours at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, Harbourside Dining Room, 3000 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

Thursday, Oct. 8

6 p.m. — Eat, Drink and Be Merry Film Series presents “The Thin Man” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

7 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium, third floor Buchanan Room, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-492-5296.

Monday, Oct. 12

7 to 8 p.m. — College Tour: How to find, finance and succeed at the right college presented at the Central Library, 1301 Barcarrota Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5555.

Tuesday, Oct. 13

6 to 9:30 p.m. — The Cinema Experience: Films of the 1950s featuring “Sunset Boulevard” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

8 p.m. — Pianist Joyce Valentine at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Oct. 15, Book discussion group at the Island Branch Library.

• Oct. 15, “Eat, Drink + Be Merry Film Series” presents “Babette’s Feast” at the South Florida Museum.

• Oct. 16, Skate night at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Oct. 16-17, Anna Maria Island Bayfest.

Oct. 17, plant and antique sale at Palma Sola Botanical Park.

• Oct. 17, Viva Las Vegas masquerade party at South Florida Museum.

• Oct. 19, Popcorn & Politics with The Islander, meet and greet the candidates and straw poll voting at the newspaper office.

• Oct. 20, “A Star is Born” 1950s Film series presentation at South Florida Museum.

• Oct. 21, Spooktacular Halloween kid’s program at Palmetto Library.

• Oct. 21, “Have Humans ‘Beaten’ Evolution” discussion at South Florida Museum.

Save the date:

• Oct. 23, Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park.

• Oct. 30, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats and kids’ costume contest.

• Oct. 30, The Islander Canine Costume Contest roundup.

• Oct. 31, Zombiefest at the South Florida Museum.

AME school calendar

• Oct. 8, health screening.

• Oct. 9, fire drill.

• Oct. 12-16, fire prevention week.

• Oct. 15, picture retake.

• Oct. 15, Domino’s pizza day.

• 8:30 a.m. Oct. 16, Parent Teacher Organization meeting.

• 5 p.m. Oct. 20, PTO dinner followed by third-grade performance.

• Oct. 23, blood drive.

• Oct. 26, no school.

• Oct. 27, Bone-Zone program for second-and third-grade.

• Oct. 28, early out.

• Oct. 29, report cards and teacher conferences.

• Oct. 31, annual AME-PTO Fall Festival: 10 a.m. costume contest; 10:30 a.m. parade; 11 a.m. festival.

  • For more information, call the school office at 941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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