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Date of Issue: November 23, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 15

9 to 11 a.m. - Audubon Society tour with master birder John Ginaven at Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto. Reservations: 748-4501, ext. 3654.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Garden Club presents "Holiday Floral Design" with guest speaker Birgit Sesterhenn, owner of Island Florist, at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2607.

1 to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Sit ’n’ Knit with instructor Barbara Hines at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at A Paradise Realty, 5201 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

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

Thursday, Nov. 16

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center groundbreaking ceremony, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

4 to 6 p.m. - Marian Humphrey retirement party at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

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

6 p.m. - Island Garden Club potluck dinner with guest speaker Blake Whisenant, Earth Box creator, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1063.

7:30 p.m. - Audubon Society meeting with guest speaker Bob Taylor from the Polk Country Sierra Club at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-2929.

Friday, Nov. 17

1 to 2 p.m. - Family Caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

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

Saturday, Nov. 18

7:15 a.m. - Audubon Society field trip to Myakka State Park departing from the Bradenton Main Post Office, 824 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Bring lunch. Information: 376-0110.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting with guest speaker Josie Lund, Guardian Ad-Litem, at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - "Art and Attic" sale at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast competition at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Holiday Bazaar at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3224.

Sunday, Nov. 19

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Holiday Bazaar at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3224.

Monday, Nov. 20

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Basic stained-glass class with Sandy French at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Election Results: What’s Ahead?" with guest Henry Raines at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 761-4098.

6 to 8 p.m. - Black-and-white photography class with Chris Galanopoulos at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

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. 21

10 a.m. to noon - Introduction to oil painting with Bill Jerdon at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with speaker Rotarian Don Thomas at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Basic drawing with Bill Jerdon at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5313 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

4 to 6 p.m. - Youth creative arts class for ages 5 to 12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 22

7 p.m. - All Island Denominations Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Service at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

Ongoing:

  • "The Odd Couple" directed by Preston Boyd at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 25. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • "The Odd Couple" (female version) at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 26. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Sandi Nowicki art exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 30.

Coming up:

  • Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church Nov. 23.
  • Thanksgiving dinner at Island Baptist Church Nov. 23.
  • Holiday open house at Anna Maria Island Historical Museum Nov. 24.
  • Anna Maria City Holiday season kick-off Nov. 24-26.
  • Festival of Trees at the Crosley Estate Nov. 29-Dec. 7.

Save the Date:

  • Island Players "Breaking Legs" Nov. 30-Dec. 10.
  • Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday open house Dec. 1.
  • Snowfest holiday celebration at Bradenton Preparatory Academy Dec. 8.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Casino Night Jan. 27.

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