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Date of Issue: October 06, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 4

7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

Thursday, Oct. 5

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - "Development of Ads and Public Relations" small business success workshop at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8217. Fee applies.

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Yoga class with Preston Whaley Jr. at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 747-9397. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 6

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Mixed movements class with Mo Dye at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Anna Maria Island Community Center fee applies.

1 p.m. - Sit and Be Fit class with Sherry Fideler at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Anna Maria Island Community Center fee applies.

6 to 9:30 p.m. - Art Walk in the Village of the Arts centered around the intersection of 11th Avenue West and 12th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 356-3291.

Saturday, Oct. 7

7:30 a.m. to noon - Guided nature walk at the Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 737-3169.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club presents "Take Stock in Children" with guest speaker Sharon Albrect at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to noon - Great American Coastal Cleanup departing from Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria; Kingfish Boat Ramp on Manatee Avenue West; BeachHouse Restaurant parking lot, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach; FISH Preserve, 11601 Cortez Road W., Cortez; Palma Sola Causeway northside pavilions on Manatee Avenue West; and under water with SeaTrek Divers, 105 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.

10:30 a.m. - Save Anna Maria Inc. roundtable with Charlie Hunsicker regarding land issues at the West Manatee Fire & Rescue Station No.1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4255.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Family origami class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - "Count Sharkula" Halloween fun at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Art Walk in the Village of the Arts centered around the intersection of 11th Avenue West and 12th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 356-3291.

6 to 9 p.m. - "A Taste of St. Armands" with music by the Mike Markeverich Trio at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Monday, Oct. 9

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Yoga class with Preston Whaley Jr. at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 747-9397. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with guest speaker Rotary District 6960 Governor Tony Gallo at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 761-7374.

6:30 to 8 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Family Foundation's "Home Again" support group meeting at the School for Constructive Play, 304 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Babysitting provided.

Ongoing:

  • Florida Watercolor Society exhibition at ArtCenter Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, through Oct. 14. Information: 365-2032.

Coming up:

  • "Hiring and Firing" workshop at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce Oct. 12.
  • Sarasota Shell Club at Mote Marine Laboratory Oct. 12.
  • St. Bernard Catholic Church Guild meeting Oct. 12.
  • Faculty exhibit/reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League Oct. 13.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament at IMG/El Conquistador Golf and Country Club Oct. 13.
  • "Capt. Black Fin" at Mote Aquarium Oct. 14.
  • Big Band Extravaganza featuring Leon Merian at the Riverfront Theater Oct. 14.
  • Latin-American Art Exposition opening reception at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts Oct. 14.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Oct. 16.
  • Basic stained-glass class at the Anna Maria Island Art League Oct. 16.
  • "Election 2006: Get out the vote" Island Democratic Club meeting Oct. 16.
  • Youth creative arts class at the Anna Maria Island Art League Oct. 17.
  • Oil painting class at the Anna Maria Island Art League Oct. 17.
  • Basic drawing class at the Anna Maria Island Art League Oct. 17.

Save the Date:

  • Bayfest on Pine Avenue Oct. 21.
  • Fall Festival at AME Oct. 28.
  • Taste of Manatee Nov. 4-5.
  • Suncoast Winefest Nov. 11.
  • Bridge Street Festival Nov. 11.
  • Empty Bowls downtown Bradenton Nov. 16.
  • Sandblast Nov. 18.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Choir presents "Celebration of Autumn" Nov. 19.

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