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Date of Issue: November 09, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 1

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

Thursday, Nov. 2

1 to 2 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center's six-week Tai Chi class with Sherry Fideler begins at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

2 to 6 p.m. - Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.

Friday, Nov. 3

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center will host a Food for Life cooking class featuring "healthy menus and antioxidants" at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information:, 778-1908. Includes lunch.

6 to 8 p.m. - Artists reception for Sandi Nowicki at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Saturday, Nov. 4

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

8 a.m. to noon - Island Baptist Church Revolution! student ministry yard sale at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting with guest speaker Jay Burnell, executive director of the Arthritis Foundation, at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Fall bazaar at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 794-6229.

10:30 a.m. - Save Anna Maria roundtable discussion at the West Manatee Fire Rescue Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

5 to 9 p.m. - Taste of Manatee along Barcarrota Boulevard and the riverfront in downtown Bradenton. Information: 747-4655. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

6 to 8 p.m. - Cortez Yacht Club Community Fish Fry on the waterfront at the Bayside Banquet Hall, 4528 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 792-4535. Fee applies.

Sunday, Nov. 5
11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Taste of Manatee along Barcarrota Boulevard and the riverfront in downtown Bradenton. Information: 747-4655. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee.

Monday, Nov. 6

8:30 a.m. - Internet class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Flu shots available at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meet with guest author Elizabeth Waterston at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3209.

6 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce awards and officer installation dinner at the Sun House Restaurant, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9412. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Island Young Professionals present "Island Business History" at Duffy's Tavern, Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9108.

7 to 9 p.m. - "The Way of the Heart" class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with Rotary Foundation presentation by David Zaccagnino at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

7:45 to 9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce "Sunrise Breakfast" at the Sun House Restaurant, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9412.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 3. Information: 778-2099.
  • "Latin American Art Exposition" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through Nov. 9. Information: 794-0650.
  • Sandi Nowicki art exhibit at the Artist Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 30.

Coming up:

  • Council of Catholic Women at St. Bernard Catholic Church Nov. 9.
  • "The Odd Couple" at Manatee Players Nov. 9-25.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony at Neel Performing Arts Center Nov. 10.
  • Artists reception at Anna Maria Island Art League Nov. 10.
  • Suncoast Winefest Nov. 11.
  • Anna Maria Island Privateers' Thieves Market at Coquina Beach Nov. 11.
  • Holiday bazaar at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Longboat Key, Nov. 11.
  • Family origami at the Island Branch Library Nov. 11.
  • Widowed persons support group at St. Bernard Catholic Church Nov. 13.
  • "The Management Course" at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce Nov. 14.
  • David Mullen at the Island Branch Library Nov. 14.
  • Ooh La La! Bistro hosts Thanksgiving dinner at Anna Maria Elementary School Nov. 14.

Save the Date:

  • Empty Bowls downtown Bradenton Nov. 16.
  • Sandblast Nov. 18.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Choir presents "Celebration of Autumn" Nov. 19.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Casino Night Jan. 27.

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