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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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 Community 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 girls 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.

Thursday, Feb. 19
10 a.m. to noon - Volunteer coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

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.

5:30 p.m. - Walk-the-Island for Island Middle School kickoff dinner sponsored by the Beach City Market & Grille at IMS, 206 85th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5200. Fee applies.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Artist reception for Antonio Carreno at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 103, Longboat Key. Information: 387-0746.

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

7 to 8 p.m. - Escape school at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "The Women" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 20
3 to 4:30 p.m. - "Kitchen Classics - For Gourmets and Music Lovers" with June LeBell at The Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information:383-8811. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Grand opening for the Island Fitness Business Center, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

8 p.m. - "Mixed Praying: Gentiles in the Ancient Synagogue" with Paula Fredriksen at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

Saturday, Feb. 21
7 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Sandpiper Resort Co-op Street Fair at 2601 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

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 3 p.m. - "Achieving Dramatic Watercolor Landscapes" with Ed Bookmeyer at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-2862. Fee applies.

10 a.m. - "Jews Under Christian Rome" with Paula Fredriksen at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival in Cortez fishing village. Information: 794-1249, or www.cortezfishingfestival.org.

2 p.m. - London travel program with James and Ruth Hyndman at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

3 p.m. - "How About Some Good News?" musical performance at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

Sunday, Feb. 22
8 to 11:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

Noon to 6 p.m. - Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival in Cortez fishing village. Information: 794-1249, or www.cortezfishingfestival.org.

2 to 5 p.m. - Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful and the Tacky gallery talk with curator Mary Anna Murphy at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

3 to 5 p.m. - The Tasteful and the Tacky Flamingo Auction and artists reception at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - "How About Some Good News?" musical performance at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

Monday, Feb. 23
8 a.m. - Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

9 a.m. - Island Widowed Persons Services "Coffee and Conversation" with guest author Andy Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

2 p.m. - "The Antarctic Today: Exploring the Last Known Continent" with Don Walsh at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. 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.

7 p.m. - "The Antarctic Today: Exploring the Last Known Continent" with Don Walsh at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 24
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. - VeteransÕ service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

2 p.m. - "Recollections of a Boy Marine" with author Gene Ciliberti at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

7:30 p.m. - Sarasota Opera Studio artists performance at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 25
8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

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.

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

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Wachovia Bank, 5327 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

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

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • Anna Maria Island Power Squadron boating safety class Feb. 28.
  • "Quintessential Contemporary" exhibit at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, through Feb. 29. Information: 383-2345.
  • "The Women" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through March 7. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • "Flashback" exhibit by Antonio Carreno at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 103, Longboat Key, through March 9. Information: 387-0746.
  • 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.
  • The Tasteful and the Tacky Flamingo Auction 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:

  • Smooth jazz with Fred Johnson at St. Armands Circle Feb. 27.
  • Flea market at Harvey Memorial Community Church Feb. 28.
  • Rummage sale at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key Feb. 28.
  • PrivateerÕs Thieves Market near the Seafood Shack Feb. 28.
  • "Proud to be a Democrat Party" at Bradenton City Center Feb. 28.
  • Clay and Sally Hart at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb. 29.
  • "FloridaÕs Shipwreck Preserves: A Partnership in Maritime Heritage Trust" at Mote Marine Laboratory March 1.
  • "Oratorios Through the Ages" at the Education Center, Longboat Key March 2.
  • "ItÕs Jazz from Dixie to Dizzy" at Joan M. Durante Park March 2.
  • WomanÕs Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 3.

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