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Date of Issue: November 03, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 2

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

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island meets at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Nov. 2. Guest speaker is Nancy Ambrose on the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden. Information: 778-6083.

5:30 p.m. - Teen program featuring a sports logo designer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Parent Support Group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Babysitting registration and fee.

Thursday, Nov. 3

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.

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

Friday, Nov. 4

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League Fall Open Exhibit artists' reception, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

6 p.m. - "9 to 5 Networking Group" of the Democratic Women's Club presents "Framing an Issue" with Sasha Taurke at Denise's Beachway Café, 7224 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 778-3444. Fee applies.

Saturday, Nov. 5

6:55 a.m. - Audubon Society field trip to Bonner Park and Boca Ciega Millennium Park, departing from Bradenton's downtown Post Office at 824 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 894-0374.

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

8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Safe boating class with the Manatee Sail and Power Squadron at Tropic Isle Yacht Club, 509 Marina Drive, Palmetto. Information: 751-4436. Fee applies.

8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Bradenton Woman's Club orchid, plant and garage sale at the club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton, Nov. 5.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis club presents "Prevention Works" with Bill Brown of the Sheriff's Youth Ranch at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Safe boating class at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189. Fee applies.

10 a.m. - Audition of young singers for "Pinocchio" at the Players' theater, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-0111.

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

5 to 9 p.m. - Taste of Manatee in downtown Bradenton along Old Main Street and the riverfront. Information: 377-0717. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.

Sunday, Nov. 6

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Taste of Manatee in downtown Bradenton along Old Main Street and the riverfront. Information: 377-0717. Proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels.

2 p.m. - "Jazz at the Ranch" featuring Spyro Gyra at the Sarasota Polo Club, three miles east of I-75 on Lorraine Road, Sarasota. Information: 366-1552. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit the Sarasota Jazz Club.

4 p.m. - Sarasota Youth Opera performance at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

5:30 p.m. - The Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Harvest Moon" at the South Florida Museum, 301 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131 ext. 14. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 7

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

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Speaker Joe Burt Jr., writer, poet and lyricist. Information: 761-9036.

Tuesday, Nov. 8

10:30 a.m. - "From Kennedy to Bush: Do Presidents Lie?" with former Washington Correspondent James McCartney at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

7 p.m. - Sierra Club presents "Future by Design: One Man's Vision" with futurist and inventor Jacque Fresco at Phillippe Creek Estate Mansion, 5500 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 925-9000.

Wednesday, Nov. 9

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library Book Club meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon - Minnesota Club meeting at the Bradenton Elks Lodge, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3573.

Ongoing:

  • "George M. Prout - An American Illustrator" art exhibit at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W. at Manatee Community College Campus, 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.
  • Anna Maria Island Art League Fall Open Exhibit, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 25.
  • "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:

  • Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Nov. 10.
  • Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium Nov. 10.
  • "Harvey" at Manatee Players Nov. 10.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel Performing Arts Hall Nov. 11.
  • "London Suite" theater production at Neel Performing Arts Hall Nov. 12.
  • Family Origami at the Island Branch Library Nov. 12.
  • Centering Prayer introductory workshop for all denominations at St. Bernard Catholic Church Nov. 12.
  • Privateers mullet smoke at Publix Nov. 12.
  • Sweet Adelines spaghetti dinner at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church Nov. 12.
  • Privateers Thieves' Market Nov. 14.
  • AME-PTO dinner and play at St. Bernard Catholic Church Nov. 15.

Save the Date:

  • Keep Manatee Beautiful Sandblast at the BeachHouse Restaurant Nov. 19.
  • St. Bernard Christmas Bazaar Nov. 19-20.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra Fall Fanfare at the Island Baptist Church Nov. 20.
  • "Simon Day of Giving" at DeSoto Square Mall, Bradenton, to benefit the Anna Maria Island Community Center, Nov. 20.
  • Holiday Prelude on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach Nov. 25.
  • Island Players production "Social Security" Dec. 1-11.
  • American Craft Council show at Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center Dec. 2-4.
  • Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Winter Skies" at the South Florida Museum Dec. 4.
  • Holmes Beach Business District open house Dec. 9.
  • Privateer Holiday Parade Dec. 10.
  • Islander Lighted Boat Parade and fireworks Dec. 10.
  • "Dickens at the Crosley" Dec. 12-22.
  • Lester-Islander fun day at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Dec. 17.
  • City of Anna Maria Holiday Festival Dec. 17

 

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