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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 19
Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

12:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Garden Club meeting with a presentation on antiques and collecting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Thursday, Nov. 20
10:30 a.m. - Korean War Veteran's Association picnic at Coquina Beach Pavilion, Bradenton Beach. Information: 741-9632.

Noon -Minnesota Club Luncheon at the American Legion Club, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-8543.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

5 p.m. - Parent-Teacher Organization dinner sponsored by the Greek Italia Restaurant at the Island Middle School, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - "Leadership Challenges for Charter Schools" with Michael Gaffley of Nova Southeastern University at the Island Middle School, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200.

7:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Meditation and Buddhism classes with Tom Colby at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 362-2030. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 21
Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

8 p.m. - Manatee Radio Project presents folk singer Louise Taylor at Fogartyville Cafe, 800 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-9755. Fee applies.

Saturday, Nov. 22
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue, Manatee Public Beach. Information: 778-0355.

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 3 p.m. - "Painting the Figure in Watercolor" with Phyllis Bek-gran at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-2862. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Holiday and Horticulture Festival at the Manatee River Garden Club, 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 745-3665.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Secret Shop and Bake Sale at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

6 to 10 p.m. - Opening reception for "Art That Liberates Not Just Decorates" by the Edge Artist Coalition with musical guests Whalehead and Spankin' Fresh at the Weekly Planet, 1385 Fifth St., Sarasota. Information:

Sunday, Nov. 23
8 to 11:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 24
6 to 10 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce installation banquet at the Sun House restaurant, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9412. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Nov. 25
Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans' service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

1:30 to 3 p.m. - "The Write Stuff" with Andrew Clyde Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 26
Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • Manatee Players present "Witness for the Prosecution" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 23. Box office: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Gun-Shy" at the Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through Nov. 23. Box office: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Open Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 26. Information: 778-2099.
  • Bradenton Beach artist Shirely Rush Dean's exhibit at the Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton, through Nov. 26. Information: 746-2223.
  • Drawing the tropical landscape class with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 28. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Bela's Ball Art Exhibit at the Village of the Arts, along 12th Street West, Bradenton, through Nov. 31. Information: 748-8671.
  • Black-and-white photography class with Chris Galanopoulos and Jerry Quin at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 15. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • De Cuba Con Amor" photography exhibit by Michael Harris and Barbara Gabbe-Harris at Copper Moon Gallery, 1006 11th Ave. W., Bradenton, through Dec. 31. Information: 747-8783.

Upcoming:

  • Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church Nov. 27.
  • Author Carolyne Norwood at the Island Branch library Dec. 2.
  • A Festival of Trees" at the Crosley Mansion Dec. 2.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange at the Harrington House Bed and Breakfast Dec. 3.

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