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Date of Issue: October 13, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 5

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

7:45 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce new member "Sunrise Breakfast" at the Sun House Restaurant, Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Reservations: 779-9412.

8 a.m. - Anna Maria Elementary School "Walk to School" Day departing from Manatee public Beach, Mr. Roberts Resortwear in the S&S Plaza or Fat Cat Carpet and Upholstery Cleaners in the Island Shopping Center. Information: 778-0268.

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria "Welcome Back" meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-5083.

5:30 p.m. - Teen program with Island illustrator Alexandra Lillis at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, Oct. 6

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

1 p.m. - Tai Chi for Arthritis class demonstration with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - "Hob Nob Island Style" with the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Key Chamber of Commerce at Mattison's Steakhouse, 525 Bay Isles Pkwy., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.

6 to 10 p.m. - All Island Denominations Dinner-Dance at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "The Foreigner" at the Island Players, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 7

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.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. - Islandwide Blood Drive with blood mobiles at the BeachHoouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach; Publix, 3700 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach; and The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

3 p.m.-11 p.m. - Oktoberfest Suncoast, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Fruitville Road. Fee applies. Information: 708-3456.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Faculty exhibit opening reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

Saturday, Oct. 8

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Safe boating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Art and crafts festival at St. Armands Circle. Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. - Children & Youth Program Forum at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0719.

11 a.m.-11 p.m. - Oktoberfest Suncoast, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Fruitville Road. Fee applies. Information: 708-3456.

11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Fashion Show for American Red Cross at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 518-8189. Proceeds benefit hurricane victims.

Sunday, Oct. 9

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Art and crafts festival at St. Armands Circle. Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

11 a.m.-7 p.m. - Oktoberfest Suncoast, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Fruitville Road. Fee applies. Information: 708-3456.

Monday, Oct. 10

11:30 a.m. - Democratic Women's Club of Manatee County lunch with guest Linda Young of the Clean Water Network at the Holiday Inn Riverside in downtown Bradenton. Information: 795-7608. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "New Vision for Democrats" with guest Keith Fitzgerald at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4176.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Sketch class with Sue Lynn Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Intermediate watercolor class with Sue Lynn Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - "9 to 5" Working Women's Networking Group of the Democratic Women's Club meeting at Denise's Cafe, 75th Street and Manatee Avenue, Bradenton. Reservations: 778-3444. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Oct. 12

7:45 to 9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce new member breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Reservations: 779-9412.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 761-7957.

7 p.m. - Healing mass with Eileen Dropic of Our Lady Queen of Grace Healing Ministry at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4644.

Ongoing:

  • "The Foreigner" at the Island Players, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Oct. 16. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • 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.
  • Art by Dee Pastorius at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Oct. 31. Information: 787-6648.
  • "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.
  •  Oktoberfest Suncoast, Sarasota County Fairgrounds, 3000 Fruitville Road, Sarasota, second weekend Oct. 14-16. Fee applies. Information: 708-3456.

Upcoming:

  • Sarasota Shell Club presents "Shells of Tonga" at More Marine Laboratory Oct. 13.
  • Sierra Club presents "Walk with the Animals: A Native American's View of Mother Earth" at Phillippi Creek Estate Mansion Oct. 13.
  • "Bat Boy" opens at the Riverfront Theatre Oct. 13.
  • Island Bayfest Oct. 15.
  • "Do Ya Do Ya Do Ya Wanna Dance" at the Bradenton Woman's Club Oct. 15.
  • "POPStoberfest" at Neel Performing Arts Center and later at Old Munich Restaurant Oct. 16.
  • Pianist Lillette Jenkins-Wisner at the First United Methodist Church, Bradenton Oct. 16.
  • Sierra Club conservation committee meeting at Synovus Bank, Bradenton Oct. 17.
  • Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Oct. 18.
  • "Just For Grins" third-grade play at Anna Maria Elementary School Oct. 18.
  • Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Key Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at the Sun House Restaurant Oct. 19.

Save the Date:

  • Tri-chamber business after hours event at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 20.
  • Bradenton Woman's Club Halloween Party Oct. 22.
  • Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park Oct. 28.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival and Parade Oct. 29.
  • "Food for Life" cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 29.
  • Trail of Treats Oct. 31.
  • 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's 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

 

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