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Date of Issue: March 20, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Feb. 10

7:45 to 9 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Sunrise Breakfast at Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

9:30 a.m. — Exploring Textures in Watercolor two-day workshop with Joye Moon at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7099.

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — Wisconsin Day potluck at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-0149. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies of the Island Players Theater valentine lunch with guest musician Marianne Barnebey at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

5 to 8 p.m. — Antique Appraisal Affair hosted by the Anna Maria Garden Club at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies. Three item limit.

Thursday, Feb. 11

9:30 a.m. — Exploring Textures in Watercolor two-day workshop with Joye Moon at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7099.

8 to 11 p.m. — “Sweetheart Dance” hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 12

9 a.m. — Senior Adventures group presentation by art therapist Carol Miller at the Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-8835.

12:30 p.m. — Flower arranging presentation hosted by the Anna Maria Garden Club at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.

5 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for the “Maritime Heritage” art exhibit at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez. Information: 941-708-6120.

5:30 p.m. — Artist reception for Marie Garafino at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

Saturday, Feb. 13

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — The Anna Maria Island Privateers will host a Thieves Market and Mullet Smoke at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Book signing with Linda Lamp, author of “The Cookbook and Galley Journal of the Privateer Ship Sea Serpent” at the Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1800.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Art and Craft Show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden at Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

6 p.m. — Valentine’s Day dinner with music by Hammers and Adams at the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2314. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 14

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Art and Craft Show to benefit the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden at Holmes Beach City Hall Field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

2 p.m. — “From AMICCO with Love” concert by the Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-727-9886. Fee applies.

4 to 7 p.m. — Islander Promise Day at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7978.

Monday, Feb. 15

Noon — Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch with guest speaker Bill McBride, Democratic gubernatorial candidate, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-0564.

Wednesday, Feb. 17

Noon to 2 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Historical Society volunteer recognition lunch at the Beach Bistro, 6600 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-9108. Fee applies.

Ongoing:
• First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
 • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.
• Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-3390.
• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
• Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with instruction at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.
• Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.
• The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.
• Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
• Thursdays, 6 p.m., Co-Dependents Anonymous group meets on the Island. Call for location: 508-815-7378.
• Fridays, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, through mid-April. Information: 941-518-4431.
• Through Feb. 28, American Watercolor Society 142nd Annual Traveling Exhibition at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862. Fee applies.

Off-Island Events:

Wednesday, Feb 10

6 to 10 p.m. — Valentine Love Birds Food and Wine Tasting at Save Our Seabirds, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-3010. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. — “Stranger Than You Can Imagine: Relativity, Quantum & String Theories” discussion at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-9161. Fee applies.

Thursday, Feb. 11

7 p.m. — Extraordinarily Human Film Series: In The Shadow of the Moon, with musical guest Koko Ray at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-9161. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 12

12:30 to 5 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club “Super Bowl of Shell Shows” at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-492-5296. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 13

7 a.m. to noon — The Great Backyard Bird Count at De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458, ext. 104.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club “Super Bowl of Shell Shows” at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-492-5296. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 14

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Sarasota Shell Club “Super Bowl of Shell Shows” at the Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, 801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 941-492-5296. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

6:30 p.m. — GPS boating seminar at the Anna Maria Island Sail and Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482.

Coming Up:
• Feb. 17, Polymer clay art demonstration, Artists Guild Gallery.

• Feb. 18, “Curtains” opens at Manatee Players, Bradenton.

• Feb. 18, Extraordinarily Human Film Series: King of Kong, South Florida Museum.

• Feb. 18, “Getting the Best Cancer Care After Age 55,” Longboat Island Chapel.

• Feb. 19, Chinese New Year celebration, South Florida Museum.

• Feb. 19, Watercolor and values class at Anna Maria Island Art League.

• Feb. 20, Ed Hunzeker speaks at Kiwanis Club meeting.

• Feb. 20, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Cook-Off.
• Feb. 20-21, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
• Feb. 22, Senior Singles lunch, Star Fish Co. Restaurant.

• Feb. 23, “The Peaceable Kingdom” choral concert, Neel Performing Arts Center.

 

Save the Date:

• Feb. 24-25, Safe Drive course, Island Branch Library.

• Feb. 27, Pines Trailer Park Street Sale.

• Feb. 28, Anna Maria Island Wedding Festival.
• March 4, “En Plein Air Affair,” Longboat Key Center for the Arts.

• March 12, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club “An Evening at Casino Royale.”

• March 20, Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes.

• March 27, Island’s Got Talent Show.

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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