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Date of Issue: October 01, 2008

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 1

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon with guest speaker Christine Jennings, Democratic congressional nominee, at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1541. Fee applies; limited seating.

1:15 p.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting featuring a one-act play performance of “Saving Singer Sophie - From Dastardly Deeds” by Milly Roy at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

Thursday, Oct. 2

11 a.m. - State Rep. Bill Galvano, Lt. Gov. Jeff Kottkamp and Christine Olson speak about the Emergency Contact Information Program at Manatee Community College, Student Union Building, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-708-4968.

Friday, Oct. 3

6 to 8 p.m. - Reception for artist Linda Molto in the fine art gallery at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5225.

6:30 p.m. - Family movie night featuring “Speed Racer” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Saturday, Oct. 4

8:30 a.m. - The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts guest speaker Stephanie Hefner, director of communications for Just for Girls, at a breakfast meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

9 a.m. to noon - Bay Wise kayak tour from Palma Sola Causeway to Neal Preserve. Space is limited to 15 participants. Information: Sarasota Bay Estuary Program offices, 941-955-8085.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Bridge Street Market featuring music, food and shopping on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

10 a.m. to noon - Creative Clay class for ages 7 and older at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Four-week session. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to noon - Italian language classes begin at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Six sessions. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - The “Fish Hole” miniature golf tournament at The Fish Hole, 117 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-3388. Fee applies.

Noon to 7 p.m. - Concert in the Park with the Dr. Dave Band at Holmes Beach Field, 4801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Ballet classes for ages 4 to 8 begin at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Nov. 8. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 5

8 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Skim board competition at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Monday, Oct. 6

Today is the deadline to register to vote in the general election.

4 to 5:30 p.m. - Introduction to black-and-white photography for ages 8 and older at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Four-week session. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Put the fun back into parenting workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Childcare available. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Artists’ Guild Gallery presents “Photographing Your Art” with Paula Schoenwether in the Community Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Tuesday, Oct. 7

Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and a program featuring Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee. Information: 941-778-1880.

4 to 5:30 p.m. - “Budding Young Artists” class for ages 7 and older at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Four-week session. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Spaghetti dinner prepared by Cub Scout Pack 7 at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525. Fee applies

6:30 p.m. - Environmental Summit and potluck dinner at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-8314.

7 p.m. - Third-grade play at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Digital photography class begins at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 21. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Oct. 8

Yom Kippur begins at sundown.

7:45 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 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: 941-761-7374. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Print exhibition by Cortez Village artist Linda Molto in the fine art gallery art gallery at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through Oct. 3. Information: 941-752-5225.

Coming up:

  • Oct. 9, “Theatre for the Soul” at the Longboat Island Chapel.
  • Oct. 10, Potluck dinner and “Sea Biscuit” movie at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
  • Oct. 10, “Animal House” party at Palma Sola Botanical Gardens.
  • Oct. 11, Trolley Scavenger Hunt departing from the Sandbar Restaurant.
  • Oct. 13, Columbus Day.

Save the date

  • Oct. 18, Island Bayfest, Pine Street, Anna Maria.
  • Oct. 25, Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival.
  • Oct. 31, Trail of Treats.
  • Nov. 1, Sarasota Blues Festival, www.sarasotabluesfest.com.
  • Nov. 2, Anna Maria Elementary 1950s student reunion picnic.
  • Nov. 8-9, Discover Egmont Key.
  • Nov. 14-16, “artsHOP” takes place at various venues on the Island. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • Nov. 15, village of Cortez Folk Festival.
  • Nov. 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center “Concert on the Green.”
  • Nov. 16, Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra “Fall Welcome” concert. Tickets on sale, www.amicco.org.

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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