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Date of Issue: November 18, 2009

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Nov. 11

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

11 a.m. — Einstein Circle group discussion about terrorism at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

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.

Thursday, Nov. 12

10 a.m. — Florida Maritime Museum launches “Elizabeth Ring,” a Bat-Fogarty-style skiff, at the north boat launch in Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-708-4935.

1 to 2:30 p.m. — Silk painting demonstration by artist Kathleen Masur at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Wine tasting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 13

5 p.m. — Reception for artists Susan Oberender and Cecy Richardson at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive W., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

5 to 9 p.m. — Reception for photographer Patsy Hall at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information; 941-778-6694.

8 p.m. — “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” one-woman show starring Kelly Wynn Woodland at the Island Players, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Proceeds benefit the Island Players.

Saturday, Nov. 14

8 to 11 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0414. Fee applies.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Privateers Thieves Market and Mullet Smoke at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-323-4075.

8:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Power Squadron boating education course at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Holly Berry Bazaar at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

10 a.m. to noon — Palm-frond weaving demonstration at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0492.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Arts and crafts festival to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

5 to 7 p.m. — Jail House Rock Sock Hop at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941- 778-0492.

8 p.m. — “The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe” one-woman show starring Kelly Wynn Woodland at the Island Players, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-5755. Proceeds benefit the Manatee Players Performing Arts Center.

Sunday, Nov. 15

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Arts and crafts festival to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra performs at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-8585. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 16

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club discusses “Energy Policy and the Politics of Cap and Trade” with Frank Alcock at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

Noon — Anna Maria Island Rotary Club assembles with Judy Rup, club president, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-794-3489.

4 to 5:30 p.m. — Inquiring Minds meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

11 a.m. — “The Art of Cello” with Jack Winberg at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Garden Club presentation about bees at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.

5 to 6 p.m. — Sand-sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

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.

• 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.

• Artists Guild Gallery Holiday Boutique at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, through Dec. 24. Information: 941-795-7805.

Off Island Events:

Wednesday, Nov. 11

9:30 a.m. — Veterans Day parade departs from Rossi Park, between Ninth and 10th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 941-749-3030.

11 a.m. — Veterans Day ceremony at Veterans Monument Park behind Manatee Memorial Hospital. Information: 941-749-3030.

Thursday, Nov. 12

5 to 8 p.m. — “Chowdown for Charity 2009” a culinary throw-down between local restaurants, including the BeachHouse and Sun House at the Gold Coast Eagle Hospitality Courtyard, 7051 Wireless Court, Lakewood Ranch. Information: 941-778-8705. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. — Concert in the Grove featuring the Billy Rice Band at Mixon Fruit Farms, 2712 26th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829. Fee applies.

7 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium, third floor Buchanan Room, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-492-5296.

Friday, Nov. 13

7 p.m. — “The Story of Juanito Citruseed” children’s program at State College of Florida Studio 84, building 11, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information; 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

Saturday, Nov. 14

9 to 11 a.m. — Master gardener tour of DeSoto National Memorial and Riverview Pointe Preserve, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Discover Egmont Key with shuttle boats leaving from Fort DeSoto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., St. Petersburg. Information: www.egmontkey.info. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. — International Festival featuring children’s programs, food and entertainment at 1812 27th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-741-3358.

Noon to 2 p.m. — St. Jude Gourmet Luncheon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in the Temple Beth Israel Parking Area, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

2 to 4 p.m. — Wild Kids Weekend: Fabulous Fall Colors at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-378-9920. Ages 6 and older.

Sunday, Nov. 15

9 to 11 a.m. — Master garden tour at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-722-4524.

9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. — Discover Egmont Key with shuttle boats leaving from Fort DeSoto Park, 3500 Pinellas Bayway S., St. Petersburg. Information: www.egmontkey.info. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Nov. 17

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

8 p.m. — Orchestra and wind ensemble concert at State College of Florida Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5252. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 18

7:30 to 9 p.m. — “Love of Rumi” poetry reading at the Longboat Key Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8811. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Nov. 19, Wagon tours through Robinson Preserve.

• Nov. 19-20, Sand-sculpting clinic at the BeachHouse Restaurant.

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

• Nov. 21, Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast Competition.

• Nov. 21, Bridge Street Market.

• Nov. 21, Breakfast with Santa at Mixon Fruit Farms.

• Nov. 21, Fun with Citrus cooking competition at Mixon Fruit Farms.

• Nov. 21, Bishop Animal Shelter Canine Christmas Festival.

Save the date:

• Nov. 26, Thanksgiving service and dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church.

• Dec. 5, Bazaar at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.

• Dec. 5, Sweet Adelines Christmas Show.

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

• Dec. 12, Bethlehem Walk.

AME school calendar

• Nov. 11, no school.

• Nov. 16, Playmaker’s tour.

• Nov. 12, Domino’s pizza day.

• Nov. 13, PTO meeting.

• Nov. 17, PTO dinner sponsored by A Moveable Feast and second-grade performance.

• Nov. 24, Grandparent’s program.

• 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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