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Date of Issue: November 08, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Nov. 7

5:30 p.m. - Island Acupuncture, 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a free demonstration, as well as refreshments and a raffle. Information: 941-773-6134.

Thursday, Nov. 8

8:30 a.m. - The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a course for beginning Internet surfers. Registration is required. Information: 941-778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-383-2466.

1 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a discussion on identity theft with Ellen Aquilina of SunTrust Bank. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Nov. 9

9 a.m. - The Islander newspaper holds a Veterans Day event in the Island Butterfly Garden to the south of Holmes Beach City Hall. Veterans, their family and their friends are invited to gather at 8:30 a.m. for refreshments and a 9 a.m. program. Information: 941-778-7978.

1 p.m. - Meals on Wheels Plus holds a support group meeting for caregivers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-748-3001.

3:30 p.m. - Geraldson Community Farm, 1401 99th St. N.W., Bradenton, hosts a ribbon-cutting ceremony. Information: 941-723-3252.

5:30 p.m. - The Island Art Walk takes place at the Island Gallery West, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, Anna Maria Island Art League, Restless Natives, Essence of Time and The Islander in Holmes Beach and at the Studio at Gulf and Pine and Ginny’s and Jane E’s at the Old IGA, both in Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2099.

Saturday, Nov. 10

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Market on Longboat Key, 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, hosts a flea and farmer’s market. Information: 941-383-7180.

8 a.m. - Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts a pancake breakfast in the fellowship hall. Information: 941-778-0414.

8:30 a.m. - The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets for a program with Andrea Stewart of the Sand Dollar gift shop in Holmes Beach and a breakfast at Cafe on the Beach at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7823.

9 a.m. to noon - The Women’s Guild of St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church hosts a Christmas bazaar at the Stella Maris Center, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-1255.

10 a.m. to noon - The South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, hosts a Native American History Celebration. Information: 941-746-4131 or visit www.southfloridamuseum.org.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a “grand opening” at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

2 p.m. - Patricia McCroy discusses the mystery of the Mediterranean at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Sunday, Nov. 11

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Market on Longboat Key, 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, hosts a flea and farmer’s market. Information: 941-383-7180.

2 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra presents its first concert of the 2007-08 season - celebrating the group’s 15th anniversary - at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-8585.

2 p.m. - The American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts a Veterans Day barbecue for the public. Information: 941-794-3489.

3 p.m. - Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a “Jubilee Year Afternoon Tea” in the fellowship hall. Information: 941-778-1813.

Monday, Nov. 12

1 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a discussion on memory with Dr. Bill Beckwith. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a banquet at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., for the installation of officers. Information: 941-778-1541.

7 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron hosts a course in knots at the AMIPS building, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-714-0449.

Tuesday, Nov. 13

10 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a discussion on volunteerism at the center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Barbara Kirkpatrick, a senior scientist with Mote Marine Laboratory, discusses red tide at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and a club assembly at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1880.

6:30 p.m. - Silvia Zadarosni of Silvia’s Flower Corner leads a class in creative floral arranging at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Nov. 14

7:45 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a breakfast meeting at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

11:30 a.m. - The Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players meets for lunch and a program at Pelican Pete’s Bar and Grill, 12012 Cortez Road, Cortez. Information and reservations: host Marilyn Moroni at 941-792-0028.

Noon - The Anna Maria Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, for lunch and to see Silvia Zadarosni of Silvia’s Flower Corner in Anna Maria demonstrate floral design. Information: 941-778-2607.

1 p.m. - The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a meeting of the Friends of the Library Book Club. Books by Kurt Vonnegut are on the discussion list. Information: 941-778-6341.

5 p.m. - Sand-sculpting instruction is offered as part of SandBlast 2007 on the beach at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.

6 p.m. - The South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, hosts a photography workshop. Information: 941-746-4131 or visit www.southfloridamuseum.org.

Ongoing:

  • In November, the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, honors “Artist of the Month” Shirley Rush Dean. Information: 941-792-1039.
  • In November, the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, hosts two exhibits - the National League of American Pen Women in the Durante Gallery and a selection of artistic glass in the Glen Gallery. Information: 941-383-2345.
  • Nov. 9-22, the Art League of Anna Maria Island, 5312 Holmes Blvd., hosts the “Fall Open Exhibit” featuring local artists. An artists’ reception takes place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • In November, the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, 5414 Marina Drive, celebrates “Artist of the Month” Judy Strom. A reception takes place at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9. Information: 941-778-6694.
  • The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts “A Sense of Place” photography exhibit through November. Hours are 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information: 941-778-1906.
  • The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, offers a range of courses for adults and children Mondays through Saturdays, including cooking, dance, fitness and art classes. The Center also hosts a variety of athletic programs. Information: 941-778-1908, or www.islandcommunitycenter.com.
  • The second and fourth Mondays of the month at 9 a.m., the widowed persons support group meets at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Information: 941-794-3489.
  • On Tuesdays at 4 p.m., Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts meetings of the Inquiring Minds group. Information: 941-778-1813.
  • The Village of the Arts - located between Ninth and 14th streets west and Ninth and 17th avenues west in Bradenton - holds art walks on the first Fridays and first Saturdays of the month. Information: 941-720-2775.
  • On the second Saturday of each month, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 82 holds a “GPS for Mariners Course” at 10 a.m. at the Mote Marine Keating Center, Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-2068. Fee applies.
  • On the last Saturday of each month, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 82 hosts a basic “America’s Boating Course” in the Buchanan Room at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-2068. Fee applies.

Coming up:

  • On Nov. 17, Keep Manatee Beautiful presents SandBlast 2007 near the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-795-8272.
  • Nov. 17-18, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts an annual Christmas bazaar. Information: 941-778-4769.
  • Nov. 17, the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts the Holly Berry Bazaar. Information: 941-778-1638.
  • At 7 p.m. Nov. 21, the All Island Denominations Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service takes place at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-5715.
  • On Nov. 22, Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, hosts its fifth annual community Thanksgiving Dinner. Information: 941-778-0414.
  • On Nov. 22, Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a community Thanksgiving dinner. Information: 941-778-0719.
  • On Nov. 22, St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts a community Thanksgiving dinner in the fellowship hall. Information: 941-778-4769 for more information.
  • On Nov. 29, “Greetings” opens at the Island Players playhouse at Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Information and box office: 941-778-5755.

Save the date:

  • On Dec. 1, the Holmes Beach Parks and Beautification Committee hosts an outdoor holiday movie, “Miracle on 34th Street,” at dusk in the field next to city hall. Information:941-708-5800.
  • On Dec. 7, the Holmes Beach merchants host the annual “Downtown Holiday” celebration with visits from Santa and the Anna Maria Island Privateers, as well as music, refreshments and shopping in the Gulf and Marina drives area.
  • The Anna Maria Island Art League’s Winterfest takes place Dec. 8-9 in Holmes Beach at the field next to city hall. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • The Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade takes place on Dec. 8, beginning at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria and ending at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. A party with refreshments and Santa presenting gifts for children follows the parade. Information: 941-752-5973.
  • On Dec. 15, the Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts The Islander-Lester Family Fun Day at the Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • On Jan. 19, the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island presents the 2008 Rotary Extravaganza and Casino Night at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-746-7517.
  • On Feb. 10, 2008, the Anna Maria Wedding Merchants Association hosts an Islandwide wedding trade fair. Information: 941-778-8705.
  • On Feb. 23, 2008, the Anna Maria Island Community Center holds an Affaire to Remember at the Center. Information: 941-778-1908.

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