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Date of Issue: October 20, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 19

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Flu shots offered at Publix of Holmes Beach, 3900 E. Bay Drive. Fee of $25 applies, or free for qualified Medicare Part B participants. Information: toll free (877) 629-3580.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club presentation on native plants at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

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

Thursday, Oct. 20

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Tri-Chamber Business After Hours and Table Top Display at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 779-9412. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - Island Garden Club presents "Growing Florida Native Plants" at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5538.

7:30 p.m. - Manatee County Audubon Society presents a wildlife refuge system lecture at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Friday, Oct. 21

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

5 p.m. - Longboat Key Historical Society "Old-time Fish Fry" at Mar Vista Restaurant and Pub, 760 Broadway, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2391. Fee applies.

5 to 9 p.m. - Friday Fest on the Bay with Jose Valentino and his jazz band outside the Van Wezel, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 953-3368.

6 to 8 p.m. - Opening reception for "George M. Prout - An American Illustrator" at Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 26th Street at 60th Avenue West on the Manatee Community College Campus, Bradenton. Information: 752-5252.

7 p.m. - Manasota ARC’s second annual "Taste of Motown," featuring cuisine from area restaurants and music at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium in the Bradenton City Centre, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Information: (941 752-2976. Fee applies. 

Saturday, Oct. 22

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Boating and angler clinics and demonstrations at Cannons Marina’s 50th Anniversary celebration, 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

2 p.m. - Random Play Company performance of "Take a Bite (Oh Applesauce)," "Get Happy," and "Princess Tiara" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

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

7:30 to 11:30 p.m. - "Tricks for Treatment" Halloween Party at the Bradenton Woman’s Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 228-2147, or 812-6364. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Sunday, Oct. 23

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Boating and angler clinics and demonstrations at Cannons Marina’s 50th Anniversary celebration, 6040 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key.

3 to 9 p.m. - "Mississippi Wave-A-Thon Washout" concert and fashion show fundraiser at the Olympia Theater, 512 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 756-9272.

Monday, Oct. 24

9 a.m. - Widowed persons support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

6 p.m. - "Cracker Culture" presentation at the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 741-4075.

Tuesday, Oct. 25

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

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • "George M. Prout - An American Illustrator" art exhibit at Neel Performing Arts Center, located off 26th Street at 60th Avenue West on the Manatee Community College Campus, Bradenton, through Nov. 17. Information: 752-5252.
  • "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:

  • "Hoopla" at Whitney Beach Plaza, Longboat Key, Oct. 27.
  • "Preventing Identity Theft" seminar at Holmes Beach City Hall Oct. 27.
  • Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park Oct. 28.
  • One-stroke painting class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 28.
  • Smooth Jazz on St. Armands Circle Oct. 28.
  • "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Neel Performing Arts Center Oct. 28-30.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival and Parade Oct. 29.
  • "Food for Life" cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 29.
  • Sarasota Bluesfest at the Sarasota Fairgrounds Oct. 29.
  • Halloween dance at the Bradenton Woman’s Club Oct. 29.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats Oct. 31.

Save the Date:

  • 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.
  • Island Players production "Social Security" Dec. 1-11.
  • Holmes Beach Business District open house Dec. 9.
  • Privateer Holiday Parade Dec. 10.
  • Islander Lighted Boat Parade Dec. 10.

 

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