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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 16

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

10 a.m. to noon - Old master's methodology oil painting class with Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. - Longboat Key Democratic Club with guest speaker Paul Duke, Washington, D.C., journalist, at the Harbourside Dining Room, Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key. Information: 387-4362.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club presents "Fun with Food" with Clare Faner and Jean Taylor at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

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.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - "Parenting with Love and Logic" workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Babysitting available with preregistration. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, Feb. 17

9 to 10 a.m. - Retro Bill Safety Program for middle school families at Edison Academic Center, 7431 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3630. Fee applies.

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

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Retro Bill Safety Program for elementary school families at Edison Academic Center, 7421 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 794-3630. Fee applies.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Basics of Interior Design class with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4 to 6 p.m. - Jazz concert at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Boat Smart course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

Friday, Feb. 18

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

1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - "I Never Sang for my Father" presented by Books Alive! actors at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

5 to 9 p.m. - Service Club of Manatee County Antique and Collectible Show at the Manatee Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 758-9618. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-3434. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 19

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

9 to 11 a.m. - "The Ocean's Sea Cow" family program at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Service Club of Manatee County Antique and Collectible Show at the Manatee Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 758-9618. Fee applies.

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

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival benefiting the FISH Preserve. Offsite shuttle parking at Winn-Dixie, Cortez Road and 75th St. W., Bradenton, and at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Save Anna Maria Inc. presentation on the proposed Manatee County growth management draft charter at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-9390.

6:45 p.m. - Deep Sky Observers at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., downtown Bradenton. Information: 518-8695.

7 p.m. - Manatee Players Gala at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 20

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

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Service Club of Manatee County Antique and Collectible Show at the Manatee Civic Center, 1 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 758-9618. Fee applies.

Noon to 6 p.m. - Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival benefiting the FISH Preserve. Offsite shuttle parking at Winn-Dixie, Cortez Road and 75th St. W., Bradenton, and at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Nosrat Scott speaks about "Love and Unity" at the Baha'i Faith Center, 6404 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-4922.

Monday, Feb. 21

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Adult ballroom and swing dance class with Robin Rhodes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Looking Ahead: Election 2006" with guest Susan MacManus at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

Tuesday, Feb. 22

10 a.m. to noon - Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

11 a.m. - Airborne luncheon at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

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, Feb. 23

8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning, Longboat Key" at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

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

10:15 a.m. - Intangible tax seminar at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11 a.m. - Iwo Jima survivors recognition at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 25th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

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:

  • After-school theater training at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 24. Information: 748-0111. Fee applies.
  • Saltwater fishing course with Capt. Ric Ehlis at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through Feb. 24. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.
  • Figure drawing class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 25. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "Sophisticated Ladies" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 27. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Black-and-white photography class with Chris Galanopoulos and Jerry Quin at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 28. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Adult ballroom and swing dance class with Robin Rhodes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through March 7. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 8. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "Sew for Fun" at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 17. Information: 795-8945.
  • Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 22. 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 April 6. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
  • "Shells: Gems of the Sea" exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through May 8. Information: 746-4131, ext. 37. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • "Notes from a Diva" at the Education Center, Longboat Key, Feb. 25.
  • Concert in the Garage at Jake's Automotive, Bradenton, Feb. 25.
  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society artists reception at the Art League of Manatee County Feb. 25.
  • "Impressionist Masters of Russia" at Wallace Fine Art, Longboat Key, Feb. 25.
  • Rummage sale at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key, Feb. 26.
  • "On An Island With You" at Holmes Beach City Hall Feb. 26.
  • "Shells of Southwest Florida" lecture at the South Florida Museum Feb. 26.
  • Pianist Joyce Valentine at the First United Methodist Church, Bradenton, Feb. 27.

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