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Date of Issue: November 04, 2009

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Oct. 28

11 a.m. — Einstein’s Circle group discussion on neurobiology and spirituality at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange at Anna Maria Beach Cottages, 112 Oak Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 30

3:30 to 6 p.m. — Trail of Treats and costume contest begins at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

5 p.m. — Canine Costume Contest roundup in the Canine Corral at the Islander Newspaper, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

5 p.m. — Octoberfest at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

Saturday, Oct. 31

9 a.m. — Antique and art fair at Whitney Beach Plaza, 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1901.

10 a.m. — The Anna Maria Elementary School PTO Fall Festival takes place, featuring a haunted house, costume contest and costume parade.

Sunday, Nov. 1

9 a.m. — Antique and art fair at Whitney Beach Plaza, 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1901.

Wednesday, Nov. 4

6 p.m. — Bingo for Turkeys to benefit the Lawton Chiles Christmas Party for Kids at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0444. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

• First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Tuesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• 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.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through April. Information: 941-778-2809.

• 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.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Off Island Events:

Thursday, Oct. 29

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Grape Escape wine dinner to benefit the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association at the Tuscany Restaurant, Freedom Village, 6406 21st Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-798-8122. Fee applies.

6 p.m. — Eat, Drink and Be Merry Film Series presents “Eat Drink Man Woman” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. — Opening night of “Nunsense” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 15. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 30

5 p.m. — Artist reception, book signing and presentation by Clyde Butcher and Jeff Ripple at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies for presentation portion.

6:30 to 9 p.m. — Family Halloween Carnival at De Soto National Memorial Park, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

Saturday, Oct. 31

6:30 p.m. — Poe at the Crosley featuring dinner and tales at the Powel Crosley Estate, One Seagate Drive, Bradenton. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.

7 to 10 p.m. —Gulf Shore Animal League “Haunted Barn” at 1703 Palma Sola Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 941-538-4976. Donation applies.

8 p.m. to 2 a.m. — Zombie Fest in downtown Bradenton with live music on Main Street, a zombie walk and costume contest and “Zombification Station” for costume seekers. Zombie Walk departs from Classic Ink, 1310 Third Ave. W., Bradenton, costume contest and live music follow on Main Street along the waterfront. Information: 941-748-8087.

Midnight — Zombiefest screening of “Night of the Living Dead” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Nov. 3

6 to 9:30 p.m. — The Cinema Experience: Films of the 1950s featuring “A Face in the Crowd” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Nov. 5, “Eat, Drink + Be Merry Film Series” presents “Chocolat” at the South Florida Museum.

• Nov. 6, Dia de los Muertos, Festival of the Skeletons in the Village of the Arts.

• Nov. 6, “Monsters vs. Aliens” film at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.

• Nov. 7, Bridge Street Market.

• Nov. 7, Snooty’s Gala at South Florida Museum.

• Nov. 7, SunCoast Food & Wine Festival.

• Nov. 7, Anna Maria Island Power Squadron boating course.

• Nov. 7, Artists reception at Innervisions Gallery.

• Nov. 7-8, Taste of Manatee.

• Nov. 8, Organ and choral festival at Christ Episcopal Church.

• Nov. 9, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce installation dinner at Key Royale Club.

• Nov. 10, “Rio Bravo” 1950s Film series presentation at South Florida Museum.

• Nov. 11, Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon.

Save the date:

• Nov. 13-14, Island artsHOP weekend.

• Nov. 14, Longboat Key/St. Jude fundraising lunch.

• Nov. 14-15, Discover Egmont Key.

• Nov. 21, Folk Arts Festival at the Florida Maritime Museum.

• Dec. 5-6, Entre Nous Holiday Tour of Homes.

AME school calendar

• Oct. 29, report cards and teacher conferences.

• Oct. 31, annual AME-PTO Fall Festival: 10 a.m. costume contest; 10:30 a.m. parade; 11 a.m. festival.

• Nov. 11, no school.

• Nov. 12, Domino’s pizza day.

• Nov. 13, PTO meeting.

• Nov. 17, PTO dinner and second-grade performance.

• Nov. 25-27, no school.

For more information, call the school office at 941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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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