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Date of Issue: February 11, 2009

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 11

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-792-0028.

12:30 to 3 p.m. — Garden stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, Feb. 12

6 p.m. — Town meeting with Lyn Boyer from the Manatee County School District to discuss future budget restraints at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.

8 to 11 p.m. — Big Band Dance featuring the Bob Zimmerman Orchestra at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 13

3 to 10 p.m. — Friday Fest and “Taste of the Island” on Pine Avenue and Bay Boulevard in Anna Maria. Information: 941-761-4766.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Reception for oil and pastel artist Elayn Leopold at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6634.

6 p.m. — Movie night featuring “Fireproof,” a film about strengthening marriages, at CrossPointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719. Child care provided.

 

Saturday, Feb 14

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Privateers Thieves’ Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-323-4075.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island art and craft festival to benefit the Butterfly Park at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. — “Unlocking the Heart Chi” with Preston Whaley at the Island Yoga Space, 9805 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Registration: 941-778-3149. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. — Pete Barreda demonstrates how to make Bruschetta during the Bridge Street Market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

3 p.m. — Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga on the beach just South of the BeachHouse Restaurant. Information: 941-746-0961. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 15

2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Choir and Orchestra “Remembering Papa Haydn” concert at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.  Information: 941-778-8585. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island art and craft festival to benefit the Butterfly Park at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 352-344-0657.

Monday, Feb. 16

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Silk scarf painting class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

7 to 8:30 p.m. Learn shortcuts in Windows for your computer at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. Bring your laptop.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and program at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee. Information: 941-778-1880.

5:30 p.m. — Valentine-themed craft and movie for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 p.m. — Covered dish supper featuring music by Len Blackwood at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

9 a.m. to noon — One-stroke painting class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through March 11. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon — Anna Maria Island Garden Club meeting with Japanese flower arrangement demonstration at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet to share their writing at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Silk scarf painting class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Floral arranging class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Off-Island Arts & Events

 

Thursday, Feb. 12

11:30 a.m. — The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce lunch at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. — Mixon Fruit Farms Concert in the Grove featuring the Gumbo Boogie Band, 2716 27th Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5829. Proceeds from 50/50 drawing to benefit Relay for Life on Anna Maria Island. Parking fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 13

12:30 to 5 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club Annual Show at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-954-4165. Fee applies.

4 to 8 p.m. — Health and Fitness Show at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161.

7 to 11 p.m. — “Vinology: Epicure Tour” featuring food, wine, beer and educational seminars at the South Florida Museum, Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 14

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Health and Fitness Show at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club Annual Show at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-954-4165. Fee applies.

3 to 8 p.m. — Elvis in the Park/Renewal of Marriage Vows hosted by Marriage Works Inc at Glazier Gats Park, 1007 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-827-0500 or 941-219-2683.

7 to 10 p.m. — The German American Club of Manatee County hosts a social dance featuring music by Sepp Deipholder at Bayshore Gardens Recreation Center, 6919 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-761-3833. BYOB. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 15

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club Annual Show at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-954-4165. Fee applies.

4 p.m. — Recital by pianist Robert Henry at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-3709.

 

Monday, Feb. 16

6:30 p.m. — “Kings for the Cause Concert” featuring WTK at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161. Fee applies. Proceeds benefit Families Against Addictive Drug Abuse.

7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Community Choir and Orchestra “Remembering Papa Haydn” concert at Palma Sola Presbyterian Church, 6510 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.  Information: 941-778-8585. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 17

10 a.m. — Island social club meeting at the Manatee Public Beach in Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4585.

6 p.m. — “East Meets the GulfCoast” sushi class at Mattison’s Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-8087. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Science Cafe featuring “The Medicinal Uses of Maggots and Leeches” at the Cellar Lounge, 4307 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131 ext. 11.

Ongoing:

  • “Society of Artists” exhibit through Feb. 19, at the Manatee Community College Fine Art Gallery, 2840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5225.
  • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.
  • Tuesdays at 7 p.m., the Bay Chorale holds rehearsal at H2U Blake Hospital Building, 6049 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-761-1221 o4 941-907-1224.
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
  • Every Thursday (except the first Thursday of the month) at 7 p.m., The Village Bookshop Poets and Writers Group meets at the shop, 1006 11th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-750-9141.
  • Thursdays at 7 p.m., smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.
  • Every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through the end of May, Bradenton Courthouse Square lunchtime concerts featuring a new act each week at 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-704-4366 or 941-932-9439.
  • Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Bowman near the Pine Avenue public beach access. Information: 941-794-6723.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Bradenton Farmer’s Market along Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9552 or 941-932-9439.

Coming up:

  • Feb. 19, Syesha Mercado “Follow Your Dreams” benefit concert for Manatee School District students at the Manatee Convention Center.
  • Feb. 20, Antique show at the Manatee Convention Center.
  • Feb. 21, “Heart and Soul” dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
  • Feb. 21, “Awaken the Mystic Within” workshop at the Island Yoga Space.
  • Feb. 21, Model Train Expo at the Manatee Convention Center.
  • Feb. 21-22, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
  • Feb. 22, Caribbean Night at the Elks Club.

Save the date

  • March 7, Run for Runaways along Manatee River waterfront.
  • March 28, Bottle Boat Regatta.
  • April, month-long Manatee Jazz Festival.
  • April 3-5, Seafood Festival downtown Bradenton.
  • April 12, Easter sunrise service Manatee County Public Beach.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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