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Wednesday, Nov. 5
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Open submissions for all artists at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies. 10 a.m. - Early Settlers Bread sale at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

1 p.m. - The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents "Neighborly Senior Services" with Lynn Marvin at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

5 to 7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business after-hours networking event sponsored by the Historic Bridge Street Merchants of Bradenton Beach.

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

6 to 7:30 p.m. - "Back-to-School Challenges" parent support group discussion with Shirley Rohmberger at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies. Babysitting available.

Thursday, Nov. 6
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Open submissions for all artists at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

10:15 a.m. - Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation present "The Whole Child Project" with guest Pat Johnson at 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.

6 to 8 p.m. - Black-and-white photography class with Chris Galanopoulos and Jerry Quin begins at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

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.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "Witness for the Prosecution" by the Manatee Players at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Box office: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 7
3:30 to 6 p.m. - Halloween Trail of Treats beginning at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.

5 to 8 p.m. - Fall Fun Festival at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

5 to 9 p.m. - Haunted House and Carnival hosted by the Manatee River Garden Club near Lewis Park at 3120 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 745-3665. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit youth camps and gardening programs.

6:30 to 8 p.m. - Fall Festival Fun House at the Manatee County Parks and Recreation Activity Center, 5504 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Proceeds benefit United Way of Manatee County.

7 p.m. - Haunted House sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Privateens at the Bradenton Beach Firehouse, 201 Second Ave. N., Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.

Saturday, Nov. 8
5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Opening reception for artists at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

6 to 9 p.m. - Opening reception for "De Cuba Con Amor" at Copper Moon Gallery, 1006 11th Ave., W., Bradenton. Information: 747-8783.

6 to 10 p.m. - "First Weekend Art Fest" at the Village of the Arts, Ninth Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 741-8056.

6 to 10 p.m. - Opening reception for "Bela's Ball" art exhibit at the Anhinga Studios, All That is Clay, Valeri Rose Studio and XS Studio on 12th Street in Bradenton. Information: 748-8671.

6 to 10 p.m. - "Olde World Holiday" gift market gala preview party at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 739-7759. Fee applies.

Sunday, Nov. 9
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting with guest speaker Ed Whisnant at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - "Olde World Holiday" gift market at the Manatee Convention and Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 739-7759. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - "A Mythical Adventure" family festival at the John and Mable Ringling Museum, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Information: 358-3180. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Fall Fest Arts and Crafts show at the Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 379-0951.

10:30 a.m. - Origami class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - "First Weekend Art Fest" in the Village of the Arts, Ninth Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 741-8056.

4:30 and 6 p.m. - Magic of Manatee Sweet Adeline chorus spaghetti dinner at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 778-6222. Fee applies.

Monday, Nov. 10
8:30 a.m. - Internet class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

9 to 10 a.m. - Manatee Widowed Persons presents "Organizing Your Life and Documenting Your Assets" with Reba Rogers at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

11:30 a.m. - Democratic Women's Club of Manatee County presents "What Price Security" with Grissim Walker at Golden Corral Restaurant, 5525 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 758-4610. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Historical Society presents "On the Road Again" with Andy Little at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0492.

Tuesday, Nov. 11
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.

Wednesday, Nov. 12
10:30 a.m. - Friends Book Club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - "Stars and Stripes" performance by Stories Alive Reader's Theater at the Island Players Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary meeting in the Florentine Room at the Landings at Freedom Village, 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-8623.

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:

  • Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 18. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Beginning stained-glass classes with Sandy French at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 14. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Old master's methodology oil painting class with Paul Seibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 19. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • 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.
  • "Open Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 26. Information: 778-2099.
  • 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.
  • Oil painting exhibit by Norma Lienhard at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 8.
  • 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 Mooon Gallery, 1006 11th Ave., W., Bradenton, through Dec. 31. Information: 747-8783.

Upcoming:

  • St. Bernard's Guild meeting at the church Nov. 13.
  • Island Player's "Gun-Shy" opens Nov. 13.
  • "The Perils of Little Red Riding Hood" at the Riverfront Theatre Nov. 15.
  • Poinsettia Bazaar at St. Bernard Catholic Church Nov. 15-16.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra concert at Island Baptist Church Nov. 16.
  • "Crimes of the Heart" auditions at the Island Players Nov. 16.
  • Manatee Brass Ensemble performance at Harvey Memorial Church Nov. 16.
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