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Date of Issue: October 13, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 12

7:45 to 9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce new member breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Reservations: 779-9412.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 761-7957.

7 p.m. - Healing mass with Eileen Dropic of Our Lady Queen of Grace Healing Ministry at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4644.

Thursday, Oct. 13

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

5:30 p.m. - Sierra Club presents "Walk With Animals: A Native American Perspective" with Lakota sun dancer Vince Madden at Phillippi Estate Mansion, Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 330-9603.

7 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club presents "Shells of Tonga" at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

8 p.m. - "Bat Boy: The Musical" opens at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 14

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Gallery reopening celebration at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2658.

Saturday, Oct. 15

7:15 a.m. - Manatee Audubon Society trip to Saddle Creek Park departing from Cracker Barrel, I-75 and SR 64, Bradenton. Information: (802) 244-8090. Bring lunch.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - "French Market" at the Village of the Arts, between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 730-5030.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Bayfest along Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 779-9412.

11 a.m.-11 p.m. - Oktoberfest Suncoast, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Fruitville Road. Fee applies. Information: 708-3456.

Noon to 5 p.m. - "Symphony of Orchids" Sarasota Orchid Society show and sale at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 918-4414. Fee applies.

8 to 11 p.m. - "Do Ya Do Ya Do Ya Wanna Dance" at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 773-0177. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 16

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - "Symphony of Orchids" Sarasota Orchid Society show and sale at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 918-4414. Fee applies.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. - Oktoberfest Suncoast, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Fruitville Road. Fee applies. Information: 708-3456.

3 p.m. - "POPStoberfest" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 351-8000. Fee applies.

4 p.m. - Pianist Lillette Jenkins-Wisner performs at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

5 p.m. - "POPStoberfest" at Old Munich Restaurant, 6515 14th St., Bradenton. Information: 753-3255. Fee applies.

Monday, Oct. 17

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 383-2466.

7 p.m. - Sierra Club conservation meeting at Synovus Bank, 2520 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-3200.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

2 to 6 p.m. - Flu Shots at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.

5 to 7 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Organization dinner catored by Mexicali Border Cafe at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - AME third-grade play "Just For Grins" at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Parent Support Group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Informaiton: 778-1908. Babysitting registration and fee.

Ongoing:

  • "The Foreigner" at the Island Players, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Oct. 16. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society "Open Aqueous Show" at Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through Oct. 21. Information: 352-796-4994.
  • Faculty exhibit opening reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-2099.
  • "Bat Boy: The Musical" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Oct. 30. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Art by Dee Pastorius at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Oct. 31. Information: 787-6648.
  • "The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American landscape painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th Street W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Growing Florida Native Plants at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Oct. 20.
  • Tri-chamber business after hours event at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 20.
  • Wildlife refuge system presentation at First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Oct. 20.
  • Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 20.
  • "Old-time Fish Fry" at the Mar Vista, Longboat Key, Oct. 21.
  • Opening reception "George M. Prout - An American Illustrator" at Neel Performing Arts Center Oct. 21.
  • Jose Valentino Jazz Band outside the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, Sarasota, Oct. 21.
  • Bradenton Woman's Club Halloween Party Oct. 22.
  • Bromeliad Society Extravaganza at the Sarasota Garden Club Oct. 22.
  • Oktoberfest at the Church of the Annunciation Oct. 22.
  • Random Play Company at the Manatee Players Oct. 22.
  • "Cracker Culture" at the Manatee Village Historical Park Oct. 24.
  • Widowed persons support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 24.
  • Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory Oct. 25.

Save the Date:

  • "Hoopla" at Whitney Beach Plaza, Longboat Key, Oct. 27.
  • Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park Oct. 28.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival and Parade Oct. 29.
  • "Food for Life" cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 29.
  • Trail of Treats Oct. 31.
  • Taste of Manatee downtown Bradenton Nov. 5.
  • Jazz at the Ranch with Spyro Gyra Nov. 6.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel Performing Arts Hall Nov. 11.
  • St. Bernard Christmas Bazaar Nov. 19-20.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra Fall Fanfare at the Island Baptist Church Nov. 20.
  • "Simon Day of Giving" at DeSoto Square Mall to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center Nov. 20.
  • Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach Nov. 25

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