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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 11
10:30 p.m. - Friend's of the Island Branch Library book club at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players presents "Behind the Scenes at Sarasota Opera" with Lee Chaverin at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto. Information: 792-7818.

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

2:30 to 4 p.m. - "Deeper Into Jazz" class with guest Rob Pronk at The Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girl's life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

Thursday, Feb. 12
10 a.m. to noon - Watercolor demonstration by Carolyn Whitmore at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Tax assistance from AARP and VITA volunteers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: (888) 227-7669.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 812-2056. Fee applies.

12:30 p.m. - St. Bernard Catholic Church Women's Guild presents "Tips on Good Health and Nutrition" with guest Lorie Hagele in the church social hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

7 p.m. - Smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

8 to 11 p.m. - Kiwanis Big Band Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 13
8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 812-2056. Fee applies.

1 to 7 p.m. - Sarasota-Bradenton Antiques Classic at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E. (West University Parkway), Sarasota. Information: 355-9161. Fee applies.

5 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists reception for Fay Gee and June Kleeman at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

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

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

Saturday, Feb. 14
6 a.m. to 6 p.m. - "Truth in Testing" FCAT conference and rally at the Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. Information: www.ratpackmanatee.org.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Power Squadron yard sale at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton.

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 1 p.m. - White Elephant Sale at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.

10 a.m. to noon - Watercolor demonstration by Graciela Giles at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Sarasota-Bradenton Antiques Classic at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E. (West University Parkway) Sarasota. Information: 355-9161. Fee applies.

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

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 812-2056. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Valentine's Day Sweetheart Ball at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3789. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 15
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Sarasota-Bradenton Antiques Classic at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E. (W. University Pkwy.), Sarasota. Information: 355-9161. Fee applies.

Noon to 8 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 812-2056. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - "The Crew Cuts" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 16
8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 a.m. - Pilates with Preston Whaley at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Democratic Citizenship in the 21st Century" with Keith Fitzgerald at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

1 to 4 p.m. - St. Bernard Catholic Church Women's Guild Dessert Card Party in the church activity center, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Roots and Shoots" teen environmental program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 to 9 p.m. - Motown Night with Lester Freeman and the Full Moon Band at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0784. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - "Native Peoples of the Lower Florida Gulf Coast" with John Worth at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 17
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.

2:15 to 4:15 p.m. - One-stroke painting with Jo Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - New England States Night at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

Wednesday, Feb. 18
10:15 a.m. - Tax seminar at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Nooner" at the Bayou Steakhouse, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive, 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., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

12:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Garden Club meeting with guest Carol Davis, master gardener, at Roser Memorial Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

2 p.m. - Leon Merian concert at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girl's life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

6 p.m. - Greek sampler dinner at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Pilates with Preston Whaley Jr. at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Manatee Community College Chamber Orchestra concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • Richard Stewart photography exhibit at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb. 14. Information: 778-6648.
  • "Boats and Buildings" exhibit by Jim Batten at All Angels Episcopal Church Gallery, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, through Feb. 16.
  • Studio artists exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., through Feb. 27. Information: 778-2099.
  • "Beautiful Necessities" exhibit at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb. 28. Information: 778-7216.
  • Painted tiles by Betty Ash at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb. 28. Information: 778-6648.
  • "Quintessential Contemporary" exhibit at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, through Feb. 29. Information: 383-2345.
  • Sew For Fun with Diana Kelly at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 18. Information: 792-6934.
  • "Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful and the Tacky" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • Tax assistance from AARP and VITA volunteers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, every Thursday through April 15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
  • Watercolor with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Manatee Players present "The Women" at the Riverfront Theatre Feb. 19-March 7.
  • Volunteer coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 19.
  • Island Fitness Business Center grand opening Feb. 20.
  • "Mixed Praying: Gentiles in the Ancient Synagogue" at Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key Feb. 20.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks: One Night, Three Greats" at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb. 20.
  • "Jews Under Christian Rome" at Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key Feb. 21.
  • Jim Hyndman presents "London" at the Island Branch Library Feb. 21.
  • "Achieving Dramatic Watercolor Landscapes" at the Art League of Manatee County Feb. 21.
  • Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 21-22.
  • Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church Feb. 22.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library Feb. 23.
  • "The Antarctic Today: Exploring the Last Known Continent" at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 23.
  • "Recollections of a Boy Marine" with author Gene Ciliberti at the Island Branch Library Feb. 24.
  • Sarasota Opera studio artists concert at Temple Beth Israel, Longboat Key, Feb. 24.

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