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Date of Issue: December 01, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 30

10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Thursday, Dec. 1

7 a.m. - Men's Bible Study at the patio area of Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Watercolor demonstration by Barbara Hines at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Opening reception for "Ann Casale: A Life's Work of Passion" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "Social Security" at the Island Players, 1000 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

Friday, Dec. 2

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Holiday ceramics show and sale at Manatee Community College, art building No. 10, room 124, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5000.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - American Craft Council Show at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: (800) 836-3470. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. - The City of Holmes Beach presents the classic movie "White Christmas" outdoors at city hall and refreshments in the Butterfly Garden, Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

6 to 9 p.m. - Holiday night on St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, Dec. 3

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

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Holiday Hobby and Craft Fair at Gulfshore mobile home park, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2763. Thirty-five percent of proceeds benefit local charities.

9 p.m. - Holiday open house on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - American Craft Council Show at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: (800) 836-3470. Fee applies.

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, Dec. 4

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - American Craft Council Show at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 800-836-3470. Fee applies.

2 to 5 p.m. - Jam session at the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. - Sarasota POPS Orchestra "Winter Skies" performance at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131, ext. 14. Fee applies.

Monday, Dec. 5

10:15 - Gulf Coast Writers meeting with panel discussion on self publishing at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

6 p.m. - Artists Guild of Anna Maria holiday pot luck featuring the Swinging Cats of Rhythm led by Jimi Gee, at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

Wednesday, Dec. 7

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

Noon - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents "Christmas Selections" and a potluck lunch at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

5:30 p.m. - Teen program featuring local author Nino Fabiano at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • Christmas tea at Crosley Mansion, One Seagate Drive, Bradenton, through Dec. 6. Information: 920-7123. Fee applies.
  • "Social Security" at the Island Players, 10000 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Dec. 11. Information: 778-5755. 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.
  • "Ann Casale: A Life's Work of Passion" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 30. Information: 778-2099.
  • "The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American landscape painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Holmes Beach Business District open house Dec. 9.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel Performing Arts Hall Dec. 9.
  • Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library Dec. 10.
  • Privateer holiday parade and children's Santa visit and party Dec. 10.
  • "A Night Before Christmas" at G.T. Bray Park Dec. 10.
  • Islander lighted boat parade Dec. 10.
  • Chanukah and Christmas concert featuring the Rowlett Elementary Choral groups at Neel Performing Arts Center Dec. 10.
  • Winterfest Art and Craft Festival at Holmes Beach City Hall Dec. 10-11.
  • The New Dawn Singers at Neel Performing Arts Center Dec. 11.
  • Choral Advent Cantata at First United Methodist Chruch, Bradenton Dec. 11.
  • "Dickens at the Crosley" at Powel Crosley Mansion Dec. 12-22.
  • Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids at the Sandbar restaurant Dec. 13.
  • Anna Maria Island Garden Club meeting at Roser Memorial Community Church Dec. 14.

Save the Date:

  • "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.
  • "Messiah and More" Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra concert Dec. 18.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Extravaganza Jan. 21

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