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Date of Issue: November 30, 2006

Islander Calender

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.

Thursday, Nov. 23

1 p.m. - Thanksgiving dinner at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

2 p.m. - Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.

Friday, Nov. 24

5 to 8 p.m. - City of Anna Maria open house.

5 to 8 p.m. - An old-fashioned Christmas at Historic Belle Haven Cottage, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth jazz with Mike Macarthur at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, Nov. 25

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club open meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Monday, Nov. 27

9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center sponsored widowed persons support group at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.

Tuesday, Nov. 28

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

Wednesday, Nov. 29

8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Holidays at the Crosley Festival of Trees, One Seagate Drive off North Tamiami Trail and U.S. 41, Sarasota. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.

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:

  • Island Players "Breaking Legs" Nov. 30-Dec. 10.
  • Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday open house Dec. 1.
  • "The Blue Briny: Mermaids & More" Village of the Arts Dec. 1.
  • Holiday night on St. Armands Dec. 1.
  • Tree lighting at Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Dec. 1.
  • "Sing We Noel" Magic of Manatee Christmas Show at Bradenton Christian High School Dec. 2.
  • Canine Christmas at G.T. Bray Park Dec. 2.
  • "It's A Wonderful Life" outdoor movie, Holmes Beach Dec. 2.
  • Relay for Life Kickoff at the Moose Lodge Dec. 5.
  • History of Beads & Beading at the Island Branch Library Dec. 5.
  • Gulf Coast Writers at the Island Branch Library Dec. 6.

Save the Date:

  • Snowfest holiday celebration at Bradenton Preparatory Academy Dec. 8.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Casino Night Jan. 27.

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