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Date of Issue: March 08, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 28

8 a.m. to 9 a.m. - The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a Good Morning LBK Breakfast at the chamber office. Information: 383-2466.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds its business card exchange at Walker Title, 5914 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a Business After Hours program at Fred's Restaurant in Sarasota. Information: 383-2466.

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - A group for parents and grandparents sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Community Center meets at the School for Constructive Play, 304 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

 

Thursday, March 1

9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Art League hosts a yoga class, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Diana Kelly teaches sewing, embroidery and quilting at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 795-8945.

3 p.m. to 5 p.m. - The Jazz Fest with the Gulf Drive Band takes place outdoors at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Bring a lawn chair. Information: 778-0492.

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

 

Friday, March 2

Noon to 9 p.m. - Legacy Fine Art & Productions in conjunction with Yoko Ono showcases "Come Together: The Artwork of John Lennon" in St. Armands Circle in the Park. The show continues through the weekend. Information: 388-1554.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - The Longboat Key Center for the Arts hosts an opening reception for "The Paintings, Drawings and Costumes of Robert de Warren" at the gallery, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345.

5 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Sato Real Estate hosts a first Friday and pre-Heritage Days free cocktail reception in its offices at the Roser Cottage, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7200.

5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. - The opening reception for the student exhibit, which runs through April 6, at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island hosts a reception for March's featured artist, Joan Stephens, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - The Arts Council of Manatee County hosts a reception for "A Collector's Collection," an exhibit of work collected by the council's executive director, Robin Kaercher. The reception takes place at the gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton, during the Village Artwalk in Village of the Arts. Also during the walk, an outdoor screening of "The Devil Wears Prada" takes place at the corner of 12th Street West and 11th Avenue West in Bradenton. Information: 746-2223.

6:30 p.m. - Harvey Memorial Community Church members present a talent show and refreshments, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-2983.

 

Saturday, March 3

7:30 a.m. to noon - Manatee County Audubon Society invites visitors to the Felts Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 737-3169.

8:30 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Cafe on the Beach for breakfast and a program, Manatee Public Beach. The program had not been announced at press time. Information: www.annamariakiwanis.org.

9 a.m. to noon - The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island holds a yard sale at a residence at 521 75th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - A Pilates class is held outdoors on the deck at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1908.

9:30 a.m. - Church Women United join in the World Day of Prayer, sponsoring a program at the Church of the Annunciation, 4415 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6483.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum hosts Heritage Days with food, entertainment, arts and crafts and history on the AMIHS Museum grounds, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Tingley Memorial Library Annual Book Sale takes place at the library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Longboat Key Garden Club hosts the 31st annual Home and Garden Tour at select homes. Information: 383-8030. Fee applies.

10: 30 a.m. - Save Anna Maria holds a general meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, to discuss native and exotic plantings with landscaper Mike Miller. After the program, Miller will conduct a tour of the landscaping at Anna Maria City Hall.

11 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Legacy Fine Art & Productions in conjunction with Yoko Ono showcases "Come Together: The Artwork of John Lennon" in St. Armands Circle in the Park. Information: 388-1554.

Sunday, March 4

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Legacy Fine Art & Productions in conjunction with Yoko Ono showcases "Come Together: The Artwork of John Lennon" in St. Armands Circle in the Park. Information: 388-1554.

Monday, March 5

8:30 a.m. - The Island Branch Library offers a basic Internet class at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10:15 a.m. - The Gulf Coast Writers will hear from former McGraw-Hill editor Alan Borne at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3209.

2 p.m. - The Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island hosts a general membership meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

4 p.m. - Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a Monday@Mote program featuring Dr. Kenneth Leber of the Center for Fisheries Enhancement, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

7 p.m. - Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a special lecture, "Spirit Dive: The Wreck of the Henrietta Marie," 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

Tuesday, March 6

8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sponsors a seminar with Richard Todd Duran on customer trust at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1541.

10 a.m. - Family storyhour takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and to hear a speaker from Morgan Stanley discuss retirement investments at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 447-5362.

2 p.m. - The Island Branch Library offers a lesson in making jewelry with Patricia Prior of Pink Design, at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - All Island Denominations continues the "Inquiring Minds" discussion with a talk about the Church of the Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4579.

 

Wednesday, March 7

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

10:30 a.m. - The Island Branch Library hosts a talk - the top 10 stories you won't read - with The Islander publisher Bonner Joy as part of the Local Business Series, at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds its networking lunch at Stonewood Grill, Cortez Road and 75th Street, Bradenton. Information: 778-1541. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • Throughout March the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive in Holmes Beach, will feature Artist Guild member Joan Valenza's "The Lighthouses of the East Coast" in a display case near the library entrance.
  • Throughout March, the Artful Waters Gallery at SevenShores, a partnership with ArtCenter Manatee, hosts an exhibit of artist Shirley Rush Dean's work. The gallery, open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, is located at the SevenShores sales office, 12320 Manatee Ave.
  • Dr. Kenneth Alonso discusses Christian mystics in "The Way of the Heart," 7 p.m. Mondays through March 26 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, Holmes Beach.
  • A variety of classes - from basic drawing to stained glass to oil painting - are under way at the Anna Maria Island Art League gallery and studio, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.
  • Horseshoes get tossed in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., with warmups at 8:45 a.m.
  • The Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., opens on Wednesdays at 10 a.m. with the smell of "Settler's Bread," available for $4 a loaf. Also, the museum hosts an array of 30 antique hand mirrors in February while an exhibit of World War I sheet music, wood decoys and antique tools is set up at the nearby Belle Haven Cottage. Information: 746-4556.
  • The Anna Maria Island Community Center hosts a variety of programs and classes through the season at various locations. Information: 778-1908.
  • Through March 25 the Longboat Key Center for the Arts hosts a Northern Trust Art Exhibit in the Durante Gallery and the Moshe Horowitz Art Exhibit in the Glen Gallery at the center, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345.

Coming up:

  • On March 9-10The Relay for Life benefiting the American Cancer Society takes place at Coquina Beach. Information: 518-4431.
  • On March 10-11the Anna Maria Island Art League hosts the 19th annual Springfest Festival of Fine Arts and Crafts in the Holmes Beach City Hall Park. Information: 778-2099.
  • March 12 Mote Marine Laboratory hosts a special lecture, "Red Tide Research: Progress Through Collaboration,"1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-388-4441, ext. 691.

Save the Date:

  • On March 30 the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds its spring fashion show at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 100 Oak Ave. on Snead Island. Information: 778-1541. Fee applies.

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