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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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.

Thursday, Oct. 21
6:30 p.m. - Island Garden Club presentation on the international use of Earthboxes at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 795-4554.

7 p.m. - "My Very Own Play" presented by the Manatee School for the Arts, 700 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 345-7842. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 22
9 a.m. - Mixed-movement class with Mo Dye at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 to 8 p.m. -"Kick It Up for Kerry" with guests former Florida First Lady Rhea Chiles, former U.S. Attorney General Janet Reno and Congressman Jim Davis at the Island's End Bistro Banquet House, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 780-5599. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit "Get Out the Vote."

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth Jazz with Eric Darius Quintet at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

7 p.m. - "My Very Own Play" presented by the Manatee School for the Arts, 700 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 345-7842. Fee applies.

Saturday, Oct. 23
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.

5:30 p.m. - "Somewhere in Time" dinner and auction benefiting St. Joseph Catholic School, 2990 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 755-6420. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - "My Very Own Play" presented by the Manatee School for the Arts, 700 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 345-7842. Fee applies.

Sunday, Oct. 24
4 p.m. - Mike Moran's Bourbon Street Jazz Band at the First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

7 p.m. - Auditions for "Riverfront Christmas" and "42nd Street" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-0111.

Monday, Oct. 25
9 to 10 a.m. - Island widowed persons support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10:45 a.m. to 12: 15 p.m. - "Views of Anna Maria" art class with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

6 to 8 p.m. - Partners, Couples, Families in Business Roundtable presents "Your attitude is showing: Where does that strange behavior come from?" at the Lido Beach Resort, 700 Ben Franklin Drive, Sarasota. Information: 927-0216. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Oct. 26
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.

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 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 p.m. - Island widowed persons "Afternoon Tea and Fashion Show" at Senior Friends, 6670 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 778-1908.

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

Wednesday, Oct. 27
8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

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

8 to 11:45 p.m. - Lunar eclipse viewing with the Deep Sky Observers at the downtown Bradenton waterfront. Information: 518-8695.

Ongoing:

  • 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:

  • 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.
  • Florida Native Plant Society sale at Longwood Run Park, Sarasota Oct. 30.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Nov. 1.
  • Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library Nov. 1.
  • Boating skills class at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Nov. 2.
  • Tai chi at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Nov. 3.

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