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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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.

11:30 a.m. to noon - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Nooner" at the Bayou Steakhouse, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Whitney Beach Shopping Plaza, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. 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.

Thursday, Dec. 18
2 p.m. - "Safe Haven" video presentation at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Rd., Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428. Fee applies.

Friday, Dec. 19

Saturday, Dec. 20
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.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - "Drop and Shop" childcare service for ages 5 and older at the G.T. Bray Activity Center, 5502 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5974. Fee applies.

11 a.m. - Anna Maria City Pier Regulars holiday party at the City Pier Restaurant, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

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

Sunday, Dec. 21
2 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra holiday concert at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

5:30 p.m. - Special movie showing of "The Grinch" and "Santa Claus 2" in the grassy area on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach.

Monday, Dec. 22
9 to 10 a.m. - Island Widowed Persons Service support group at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Tuesday, Dec. 23
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. 24
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:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kid's Holiday Camp at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Jan. 6. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • 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:

  • Backwaters History Cruise at Sunset with Around the Bend Nature Tours Dec. 30.

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