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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 13
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, Oct. 14
7 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club meeting with a crime prevention presentation at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

Friday, Oct. 15
9 a.m. - Mixed-movement dance class with Mo Dye at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library board meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - Figure drawing with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 16
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting 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.

9 to 10:30 a.m. - Off-road bike ride through Emerson Point Park, Palmetto. Information: 749-3070. Meet at the picnic shelter at the end of the point.

9 to 10:30 a.m. - Ranger-guided nature hike at the Emerson Point Park temple mound, Palmetto. Information: 794-8773.

10 a.m. - Holmes Beach Civic Association presents a "Community Chat" with Commissioner Pat Morton at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-9315.

10 a.m. to noon - Early Settlers Bread sale at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1514.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Island Bayfest at Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7300.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Kayak Paddle at the Emerson Point Park boat launch, Palmetto. Information: 749-3070.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Octoberfest at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 17
6:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Garden party benefiting Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 792-8957. Fee applies.

Monday, Oct. 18
8:30 a.m. - Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Tuesday, Oct. 19
9 to 10:15 a.m. - Drawing class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Bloodmobile at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10 a.m. to noon - Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441, ext. 438.

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.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club with guest speaker political science professor Keith Fitzgerald at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

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 to 4 p.m. - Veterans service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

2 p.m. - Children and young adult author Charles Entwistle speaks about his new book "The Promise" at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

2 to 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Oct. 20
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

10 a.m. to noon - "Old Master's Methodology" oil painting class with Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

12:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Garden Club meeting at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

Ongoing:

  • "The Sensuous Senator" at the Island Players theater, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Oct. 17. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Show at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, through Oct. 28. Information: 508-384-8036.
  • Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Creative dance for ages 4-7 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Jazz dance for ages 8-10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Oct. 29. Information: 778-2099.
  • Children's art classes at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 2. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Photography exhibit by Islander Jay Canterbury in the fine art gallery at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through Nov. 23. Information: 752-5225.
  • "Herbie Rose: Twenty Years in Florida" exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:

  • Island Garden Club meeting at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church Oct. 21.
  • Mike Moran's Bourbon Street Jazz Band at First United Methodist Church Oct. 24.
  • Partners, Couples, Families in Business Roundtable at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort Oct. 25.
  • Widowed persons support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 25.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at the White Egret Oct. 27.
  • Firehouse Chili Cookoff at the Public Safety Complex, Longboat Key Oct. 28.
  • Goblin gathering and fall festival fun house at G.T. Bray Park Oct. 29.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival at St. Bernard Catholic Church Oct. 30.

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