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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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. Information: 778-1541.

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

Thursday, Feb. 26
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.

2 to 3:30 p.m. - Basics of Interior Design with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" at Ana Molinari Salon and Spa, 201 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Tai Chi class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Anna Maria Elementary School kindergarten "Bugs" performance in the school auditorium, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

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

Friday, Feb. 27
3 to 4:30 p.m. - "Kitchen Classics - For Gourmets and Music Lovers" with June LeBell at The Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Me6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth Jazz with Fred Johnson at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, Feb. 28
8 a.m. to noon - Boating safety class at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 778-8408 or 545-7646. Fee applies.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Flea market at Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 224-8608.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Privateers Thieves Market at 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 729-4793.

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 2 p.m. - Street sale at Pines Trailer Park, 103 Church St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-2654.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Rummage sale at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-1255.

9:30 a.m. - Pilates class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9:30 a.m. - Tai Chi class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to noon - Ceramic tile painting demonstration by Jane Fitzgerald at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

5:30 p.m. - "Proud to be a Democrat Party" at the Bradenton City Center, 1101 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 761-8174, or 780-5599. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 29
2 p.m. - Clay and Sally Hart at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320. Fee applies. 6:30 p.m. - Ecumenical service of song and praise sponsored by All Island Denominations at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

Monday, Mar. 1
10 a.m. - Island Heritage Festival ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492, or 778-1514.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

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.

6 p.m. - Artists Guild of Anna Maria 15th Anniversary Party at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - "Florida's Shipwreck Preserves: A Partnership in Maritime Heritage Trust" with Roger Smith, state underwater archaeologist, at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Mar. 2
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.

3 p.m. - "Race - The Power of an Illusion" with documentary producer Larry Adelman at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - "Oratorios Through the Ages" with music columnist June LeBell at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Al Hixon's "It's Jazz from Dixie to Dizzy" at the Joan M. Durante Pavilion, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

6 to 7 p.m. - Pilates class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Elementary School Kid's Karaoke night at Beef O'Brady's, 6703 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-1444.

7:30 to 9 p.m. - Al Hixon's "It's Jazz from Dixie to Dizzy" at the Joan M. Durante Pavilion, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Mar. 3
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Island Heritage Festival open house at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492, or 778-1514.

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.

1 p.m. - The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents "Senior Fraud" with speaker Diane Barrie at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

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.

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.
  • Orchid photography by Don Wilson at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through March 13. Information: 778-6648.
  • 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.
  • "Monday Painters" art exhibit at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through March 31. Information: 778-1716.
  • 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:

  • Manatee Community College Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Neel Performing Arts Center March 4.
  • Student Exhibit opening reception at the Anna Maria Art League March 5.
  • Women of Manatee County Republican Club meeting with Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston at the Bradenton Country Club March 5.
  • First Weekend Art Fest at Village of the Arts March 5-6.
  • Island Heritage Street Festival "Mitch Davis Day" at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum March 6.
  • Longboat Key Garden Club Home and Garden Tour March 6.
  • Jennifer's Mother/Daughter Prom Preview Fashion Show Luncheon at Woodson Brothers' Seafood Grill March 6.
  • Hobby and Craft Fair at Gulfshore of Longboat Key March 6.
  • Line dancing youth fundraiser at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 7.
  • Bradenton Elk's Lodge car show at Manatee Community College March 7.
  • Carnival at Temple Beth El, Bradenton, March 7.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library March 8.
  • "Journey Through the Everglades" at Mote Marine Laboratory March 8.
  • Outdoor writer Jerry Hill at the Island Branch Library March 9.
  • Bach-a-Thon at Neel Performing Arts Center March 9.
  • Friends book club at the Island Branch Library March 10.

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