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Date of Issue: November 17, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 16

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club presents guest speaker Joanne Glim of the Children's Memorial Gardens at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0523.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Stained-glass garden stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 6 p.m. - Sand-sculpting instructional clinic with Team Sandtastic for Keep Manatee Beautiful's Sandblast at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at I've Been Framed, 5203 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 778-1541.

Thursday, Nov. 17

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

5 to 6 p.m. - Sand-sculpting clinic with Team Sandtastic for Keep Manatee Beautiful's Sandblast at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.

6:30 p.m. - "Right Plant, Right Place, Make Your Yard a Certified Florida Yard" with Island Garden Club guest speaker Carol Davis at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3003.

7:30 p.m. - Manatee County Audubon Society meeting with guest David Anderson at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton.

Friday, Nov. 18

1 to 5 p.m. - Manatee River Garden Club "Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Spree" at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton.

5 to 6 p.m. - Sand-sculpting clinic with Team Sandtastic for Keep Manatee Beautiful's Sandblast at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.

Saturday, Nov. 19

7:25 a.m. - Manatee County Audubon Society field trip to the Sarasota Celery Fields and Pinecraft Park departing from the downtown Bradenton post office, 824 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 894-0374. Bring lunch.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Craft and clutter sale at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club presents "Rules of the Investment Road" with Mike Jones of Edward Jones at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast competition at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-2222.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Christmas Bazaar at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Manatee River Garden Club "Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Spree" at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Digital photography workshop with Andy Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Sunday, Nov. 20

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Christmas Bazaar at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

Noon to 5:30 p.m. - Simon Day of Giving at DeSoto Square Mall tickets available at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit the Center.

2 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra "Fall Fanfare" at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Donation suggested.

8 p.m. - "Carmichael Sings Carmichael" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W. at Manatee Community College Campus, Bradenton. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 21

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Iraq: George W. Bush's Vietnam" with guest James McCartney at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N. Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Rubber stamp and scrapbooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Nov. 22

7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting with guest speaker author Andrew Clyde Little at Anna Maria City Hall, 1005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1352.

Ongoing:

  • "George M. Prout - An American Illustrator" art exhibit at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W. at Manatee Community College, Bradenton, through Nov. 17. Information: 752-5252.
  • "Poe at the Crosley" at the Powel Crosley Museum, One Seagate Drive, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, through Nov. 17. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.
  • Theater production of "London Suite" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W. at Manatee Community College, Bradenton, through Nov. 19. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.
  • Anna Maria Island Art League Fall Open Exhibit, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 25.
  • "Harvey" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 27. Information: 748-0111. Fee applies.
  • Rubber stamp and scrapbooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Dec. 12. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • "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.

Upcoming:

  • Community Thanksgiving dinner at Island Baptist Church Nov. 24.
  • Community Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church Nov. 24.
  • Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach Nov. 24.
  • Sierra Club Thanksgiving walk and pot luck Nov. 24.
  • Smooth Jazz on St. Armands Nov. 25.
  • "Teeth in a Pickle Jar" author Helena Bachamann Milligan at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Nov. 28.
  • Festival of Trees and Christmas Tea at the Crosley Nov. 29-Dec. 7.

Save the Date:

  • Island Players production "Social Security" Dec. 1-11.
  • "White Christmas" outdoor film showing at Holmes Beach City Hall Dec. 2.
  • American Craft Council show at Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center Dec. 2-4.
  • Parents' Day Out at Island Baptist Church Dec. 3.
  • Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Winter Skies" at the South Florida Museum Dec. 4.
  • Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club Holiday Dinner at the Bradenton Elks Lodge Dec. 6.
  • Holmes Beach Business District open house Dec. 9.
  • Privateer Holiday Parade Dec. 10.
  • Islander Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks Dec. 10.
  • Anna Maria Art League Winterfest Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts Dec. 10-11.
  • Choral Advent Cantata at First United Methodist Church Dec. 11.
  • "Dickens at the Crosley" Dec. 12-22.
  • "Food for Life" cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Dec. 15.
  • Lester-Islander fun day at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Dec. 17.
  • City of Anna Maria Holiday Festival Dec. 17.
  • Bethlehem Walk at Roser Memorial Community Church Dec. 17.

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