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Date of Issue: December 15, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Dec. 14

9 a.m. - Widowed Persons Support Group presents "Changing Roles" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players holiday luncheon at the Landings Freedom Village, 6501 17th Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 779-0812.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club holiday celebration featuring singers from Anna Maria Elementary School at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0523.

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - "Celebrating Relationships" seminar with Angela Jackson at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, Dec. 15

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Dec. 16

9 a.m. - Mo's Mixed Movements at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 3:30 p.m. - Beginners watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - "The Glorious Future of Mankind" video essay at the Manatee County Baha'i Center, 6404 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-4922.

Saturday, Dec. 17

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting with guest Scott Hirsh of the Anna Maria Island Privateers at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. to noon - Linoleum block print demonstration by Cecy Richardson at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Porsches in the Park at St. Armands Circle Park, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

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

5 to 7 p.m. - Santa at Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5405.

5 to 9 p.m. - Anna Maria Holiday Festival, downtown Anna Maria City. Information: 779-9200.

6:30 p.m. - Bethlehem Walk at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.

7 p.m. - Christmas Deck Party at Haley's Motel, 8102 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5405.

Sunday, Dec. 18

2 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra present "Messiah and More" at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Donation requested.

4 and 7 p.m. - Carols by Candlelight at West Bradenton Baptist Church, 1305 43rd St. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-6926.

Tuesday, Dec. 20

9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Holiday blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • "Dickens at the Crosley" presented by the Crosley Museum Theatre at the Powel Crosley Museum, One Seagate Drive, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, through Dec. 22. Information: 722-3244. 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.
  • Photographer Rolf Bertram window exhibit at the Artists Guild of Anna Maria Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 30. Information: 778-6694.
  • "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:

  • Lee Mears art demonstration at Island Gallery West Dec. 24.

Save the Date:

  • Anna Maria Island Privateer's Thieves Market Jan. 14.
  • Southeastern Guide Dogs open house Jan. 14.
  • "Mote at 50" lecture at Mote Marine's Immersion Cinema Jan. 17.
  • Shaman Band concert at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Extravaganza Jan. 21.
  • Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Key Chamber Awards Breakfast Jan. 24.
  • Island Players "Murder by Misadventure" Jan. 26.
  • King Middle School Media Center fundraising party/auction Feb. 11

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