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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Dec. 8

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

9 to 10 a.m. - Tai Chi for seniors and beginners with Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

1 p.m. - Guided nature walks at the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000.

Thursday, Dec. 9

9 to 10 a.m. - Muscles and More class with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Pilates for beginners with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Pastel art demonstration by Claire Chevarie at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

Friday, Dec. 10

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Neuromuscular Integrative Action with Janice Frawley-Holler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

5 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists reception for Rhea Chiles at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

6 to 9 p.m. - "Holiday Cocktail Nights" featuring steel drum music and refereshments at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-1112, ext. 303 or 313. Fee applies.

Saturday, Dec. 11

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Fit to Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

8:30 to 9:30 a.m. - Pilates with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 752-5973.

9 a.m. to noon - Breakfast with Santa for children 12 and under at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-1112, ext. 303 or 313. Fee applies.

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

10 a.m. to noon - Watercolor demonstration by Herbie Rose at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Admission applies.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Pioneer Days at the Crowley Museum and Nature Center, 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota. Information: 322-1000. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League "Winterfest" at Holmes Beach City Hall Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

10:30 a.m. - Family Origami Class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5241.

11 a.m. - Battle of the Bulge 60th Anniversary event at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

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

Sunday, Dec. 12

10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League "Winterfest" at Holmes Beach City Hall Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

10:30 a.m. - Advent Cantata with Orchestra at the First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

3 p.m. - Chanukah Celebration and Menorah Lighting at the Prime Outlets Polo Courtyard, 5431 Factory Shops Blvd., Ellenton. Information: 758-2799.

Monday, Dec. 13

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Neuromuscular Integrative Action with Janice Frawley-Holler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

6 to 8 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class begins with Glen LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:15 to 9 p.m. - Docking, Anchoring and Line Handling Fundamentals course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449.

7 p.m. - Drumming for Dreams - High School Drum Lines Battle for Starlight Foundation at Manatee High School, One Hurricane Lane, Bradenton. Information: 708-8770, ext. 2048. Fee applies. Half price with toy donation.

7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society Christmas Party with music by the Island Hobbits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Tuesday, Dec. 14

9 to 10 a.m. - Muscles and More class with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Drawing class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Pilates for beginners with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Intermediate watercolor class with Susie Cotton 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.

2 p.m. - Asolo Play Readers Guild presentation at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5241.

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Elementary School Parent-Teacher Organization family dinner sponsored by Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.

6 to 7 p.m. - Pilates with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 15

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

9 to 10 a.m. - Tai Chi for seniors and beginners with Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club holiday cookie swap and presentation by the Gulf Coast Flute Choir at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

Ongoing:

  • "The Orphans" at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through Dec. 12. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Children's art classes at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Beach Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 13. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "Riverfront Christmas: A Holiday Musical Revue" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Dec. 19. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 21. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Old Master's Methodology Oil Painting class with Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Dec. 22. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "Holiday Lights and Jungle Nights" at Sarasota Jungle Gardens, 3701 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota, through Dec. 23. Information: 355-1112, ext. 303 or 313. 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.
  • Art by Sue Lynn Cotton and Tom Toebe at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Dec. 30.
  • Exhibit of artwork by Rhea Chiles at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Jan. 7. Information: 778-6694.
  • "Herbie Rose: Twenty Years in Florida" art exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Jan. 16. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:

  • Audubon society meeting at First Presbyterian Church Dec. 16.
  • Friends of the Island Branch Library meeting at the Island Branch Library Dec. 17.
  • The Islander newspaper hosts "Where's Woody" sidewalk art sale at the Island Shopping Center Dec. 18.
  • Bethlehem Walk at Roser Memorial Community Church Dec. 18.
  • Skateboard contest at Holmes Beach Skate Park Dec. 18.
  • Audubon Society Christmas Bird Count at Bradenton Circle Dec. 18.
  • Dickens Carolers at Sarasota Jungle Gardens Dec. 18.
  • Pioneer Holiday Traditions and Candle Dipping at the Crowley Museum, Sarasota, Dec. 21.

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