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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Dec. 10
10:30 a.m. - Friend's Book Club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - The Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Players present "The World of Charles Dickens" with George Curry at The Landings at Freedom Village, 17th Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 761-8623 or 792-7818.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

1 to 3 p.m. - Mixed-media art demonstration by Mary DuCharme at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

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

6 p.m. - "How to Improve Housing in Manatee County" public forum with county representatives at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 751-7947.

Thursday, Dec. 11
Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

5 p.m. - Holiday performance and Parent-Teacher Organization meeting at Island Middle School, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200.

6 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club auction and holiday party at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

Friday, Dec. 12
Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - "Second Friday" opening featuring artists Darlene Holbrook and Frances Fleet at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.

6 to 9 p.m. - "Holiday Sunset Stroll - Island-style" at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

6 to 10 p.m. - "Drop and Shop" holiday childcare services for children ages 5 and older at G.T. Bray Activity Center, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony Holiday Pops at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-3434. Fee applies.

Saturday, Dec. 13
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

10 a.m. to noon - Art demonstration by watercolor painter Barbara Orear at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Privateers Holiday Parade starting at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria to Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 747-4953.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League "Winterfest" craft festival at city hall park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

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

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Lester Family Fun Day sponsored by The Islander at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Noon to 1 p.m. - Island Middle School Conch Fritter "Winterfest" festival performance at city hall park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200.

3 to 7 p.m. - "A Night Before Christmas" at G.T. Bray Park, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974.

Sunday, Dec. 14
10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League "Winterfest" craft festival at city hall park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

Noon to 1 p.m. - Island Middle School Conch Fritter "Winterfest" festival performance at city hall park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200.

Monday, Dec. 15
9 to 10 a.m. - Stepping-stone art class with Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9:30 a.m. - Island Widowed Persons Service road trip to DeSoto National Park departs from the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon - The Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Leaks, Lies and Liberals" with James McCartney at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

6 p.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island Holiday Dinner at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1383. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Dec. 16
9 to 10 a.m. - Stepping-stone art class with Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids party at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1696.

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, Dec. 17
7:45 to 9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce new member breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1541. Fee applies.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

12:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Garden Club Holiday Tea at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

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

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • Watercolor art by Barbara Orear at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 20. Information: 778-6648.
  • The Manatee Players present "A Taffeta Christmas - A '50s Christmas Reunion" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Dec. 21. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Annie" starring Islander Trina Rizzo at the Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, through Dec. 21. Information: 365-2494. Fee applies.
  • Digital Fine Artists Association" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 30. Information: 778-2099.
  • De Cuba Con Amor" photography exhibit by Michael Harris and Barbara Gabbe-Harris at Copper Moon Gallery, 1006 11th Ave., W., Bradenton, through Dec. 31. Information: 747-8783.
  • The Write Stuff" with Andrew Clyde Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Holiday in Paradise: Mermaids, Sea Creatures & Art, Oh My!" at the Village of the Arts galleries between 14th Street West and Ninth Street in downtown Bradenton, through Jan. 3. Information: 741-8056.
  • Watercolor sessions with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Painted furniture workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Dec. 19.
  • City Pier Regulars Holiday party at Anna Maria City Pier Dec. 20.
  • Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem Walk at Pine Street Dec. 20.
  • Drop and Shop" at G.T. Bray Park in Bradenton Dec. 20.
  • The Grinch" Bridge Street movie Dec. 21.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra Holiday concert at Island Baptist Church Dec. 21.

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