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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 2

7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

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

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island roundtable discussion of future club goals and objectives at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

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

Thursday, Feb. 3

9:30 a.m. to noon - Beginning watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4 to 6 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society presents the Jazz Preservation Band at the museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1514. Donation suggested.

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

Friday, Feb. 4

Noon to 9 p.m. - "Instant Karma," an art show featuring the work of John Lennon at St. Armands Circle in the Park, John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Information: 388-1554. Proceeds benefit the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - One-stroke painting class with Jo Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society presents "Isle of Destiny" screening at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1514. Donation suggested.

5:15 to 7:15 p.m. - Opening reception for "Shells: Gems of the Sea" exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131, ext. 37. Fee applies.

5:30 to 6:45 p.m. - "Personally Speaking" with actress Carolyn Michel reading selections from "Rose" and "Dorothy Parker" at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists' reception for Artarget's "Minimal Art/Maximum Exposure" exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

6 to 10 p.m. - Artwalk at Village of the Arts, between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 747-8056.

7 p.m. - USO Show at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce presents "Dracula" at the Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 5

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club breakfast meeting at Fit to Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

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

9 to 11 a.m. - JASON Live Expedition 2005: Disappearing Wetlands at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book sale at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Artwalk at Village of the Arts, between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 747-8056.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - "Instant Karma," an art show featuring the work of John Lennon at St. Armands Circle in the Park, John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Information: 388-1554. Proceeds benefit the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund.

1 to 4 p.m. - Local author Gene Ciliberti signs his book "I've Never Been Old Before" at Mama Lo's by the Sea, 101 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 705-2757.

2 p.m. - Sweet Adelines show at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-0218. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce presents "Dracula" at the Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce presents "Dracula" at the Players Theatre, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 6

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - "Instant Karma," an art show featuring the work of John Lennon at St. Armands Circle in the Park, John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota. Information: 388-1554. Proceeds benefit the Florida Hurricane Relief Fund.

2 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus & Orchestra presents an "All American" concert at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1716. Donation requested.

Monday, Feb. 7

8:30 a.m. - Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest Louise Brudele, editor/publisher of West Coast Woman , at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 741-9036.

6:30 p.m. - Artists Guild Gallery general meeting with guest speaker massage therapist Valeri DuCharme at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

Tuesday, Feb. 8

11 a.m. & 2 p.m. - Literary critic John Mellon at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

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 to 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

2 to 5 p.m. - Flu shots at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412. Fee applies.

6 to 7 p.m. - Manatee County Neighborhood Enhancement Grant information session at the South County Library, 6081 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 749-3070.

Wednesday, Feb. 9

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

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:45 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Players Valentine luncheon at the Anna Maria Island Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4865.

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.

1:30 to 3 p.m. - "Sjogren's TMJ and Oral Hygiene" presentation by dentist Robert Gordon at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 794-1400 ext. 224.

Ongoing:

  • "Over the Tavern" at the Island Players, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through Feb. 6. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 8. 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 Feb. 9. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • German language class with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Feb. 14. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • 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.
  • Classical figure drawing with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 25. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • One-stroke painting class with Jo Gustavsen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Feb. 25. Information: 778-1908. 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.
  • 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.
  • Jazz dance for ages 11-14 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 2. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Jazz dance for ages 8-10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 5. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Opening reception for "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:

  • Valentine Big Band Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 10.
  • "How to Paint Your Shells" at Mote Marine Aquarium Feb. 10.
  • AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library Feb. 10.
  • Art demonstration at the Artists Guild Gallery Feb. 10.
  • Burns Court exclusive at the Education Center Feb. 10.
  • "Sophisticated Ladies" at the Riverfront Theatre Feb. 10.
  • Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, Sarasota Feb. 10-11.
  • Open house at the Artists Guild Gallery Feb. 11.
  • West Coast Symphony Valentine Pops at Neel Performing Arts Hall Feb. 11.
  • Herb Harris Jazz Trio at the Education Center Feb. 11.
  • Privateer's Thieves Market at Coquina Beach Feb. 12.
  • French market at Village of the Arts, Bradenton Feb. 12.
  • Leon Merian at the Riverfront Theatre Feb. 12.
  • Valentine Sweetheart Ball at the American Legion Post Feb. 12.
  • American Association of University Women scholarship dinner and auction at the Holiday Inn Airport Marina Feb. 13.
  • Stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 14-15.
  • "Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach" at the First United Methodist Church, Bradenton, Feb. 15.
  • "Opera Night" at Temple Beth Israel Feb. 15.
  • AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library Feb. 15-16.

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