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Date of Issue: February 04, 2009

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 4

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Silk scarf painting class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 6

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Open house and yard sale at Cortez Park, 12507 Cortez Road W., Clubhouse on A Street.

Saturday, Feb. 7

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Open house and yard sale at Cortez Park, 12507 Cortez Road W., Clubhouse on A Street.

8:30 a.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts a breakfast meeting with guest speaker Diana Smith from Manatee County 4-H, at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

9 a.m. — Sister Keys environmental clean up. Volunteers depart from Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2900.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Book sale at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m. to noon — Creative Clay class for ages 7 and older at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Four-week session. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. — Save Anna Maria Inc. meets at the West Manatee Fire Rescue District Station No. 1 in Holmes Beach.

11 a.m. to noon — Mixed media art demonstration by Mary Hamilton at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6694.

11:30 a.m. — Pete Barreda demonstrates how to make Bananas Foster during the Bridge Street Market on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Computer class for seniors at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

3 to 5 p.m. — Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 50th Anniversary open house, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

Sunday, Feb. 8

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. — Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769. Fee applies.

10 a.m. — Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 50th Anniversary worship at 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

7 p.m. — Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 50th Anniversary dinner at the Key Royale Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-113.

Monday, Feb. 9

9 a.m. — Senior singles coffee and conversation gathering with guest speaker Andy Little, author of “Wheeler’s Wake,” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 100 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-792-0028.

12:30 to 3 p.m. — Garden stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Coming up:

  • Feb. 14, Anna Maria Island art and craft festival to benefit the Butterfly Park.
  • Feb. 14, Couples Yoga on the beach near the BeachHouse Restaurant.
  • Feb. 15, Anna Maria Island Community Choir and Orchestra concert.

Save the date

  • Feb. 19, Syesha Mercado “Follow Your Dreams” benefit concert for Manatee School District students at the Manatee Convention Center.
  • Feb. 21, “Heart and Soul” dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
  • Feb. 21-22, Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.
  • Match 7, Run for Runaways along Manatee River waterfront.
  • March 28, Bottle Boat Regatta.
  • April, month-long Manatee Jazz Festival.
  • April 3-5, Seafood Festival downtown Bradenton.
  • April 12, Easter sunrise service Manatee County Public Beach.

Off-Island Arts & Events:

Friday, Feb. 6

6 to 9 p.m. — Paul Carr will sign his book “Beauty in Science and Spirit” at the Village Bookshop, 1006 11th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-750-9141.

6 to 9 p.m. — Artist reception for Olga Greco at the Manatee Arts Council Gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton, through Feb. 28. Information: 941-746-2223.

8 p.m. — Open mic night at the Village Bookshop, 1006 11th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-750-9141.

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — John Nall will sign copies of his book “Perpetual Revolt: Essays on Peace and Justice and The Shared Values of Secular, Spiritual, and Religious Progressives” at the Village Bookshop, 1006 11th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-750-9141.

Saturday, Feb. 7

9 a.m. to noon — Bay Wise kayak tour from Phillippi Estate Park to Bird Islands Rookery. Space is limited to 15 participants. Information: Sarasota Bay Estuary Program offices, 941-955-8085.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. —Fuel-saving displays and seminars for boats, cars, trucks and planes at the HHO Games held at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-753-1136.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Plantation Festival at the Gamble Mansion, 3708 Patten Ave. (on US 301), Ellenton. Information: 941-723-4536.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. — “Imagine That” Magic of Manatee Sweet Adelines concert at the Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College Campus, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-794-0218. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 8

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. —Fuel-saving displays and seminars for boats, cars, trucks and planes at the HHO Games held at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-753-1136.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Plantation Festival at the Gamble Mansion, 3708 Patten Ave. (on US 301), Ellenton. Information: 941-723-4536.

Monday, Feb. 9

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. —Fuel-saving displays and seminars for boats, cars, trucks and planes at the HHO Games held at Manatee Technical Institute, 5603 34th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-753-1136.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

6:30 to 8 p.m. — “Your Place in Space: Earth as a Habitable Planet” at the South Florida Museum, Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131 ext. 11. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • “The Affections of May” runs through Feb. 9 at the Island Players Theatre, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Box Office: 941-778-5755. Fee applies.
  • “Society of Artists” exhibit through Feb. 19, at the Manatee Community College Fine Art Gallery, 2840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5225.
  • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.
  • Tuesdays at 7 p.m., the Bay Chorale holds rehearsal at H2U Blake Hospital Building, 6049 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-761-1221 o4 941-907-1224.
  • Tuesdays at 7 p.m., smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
  • Every Thursday (except the first Thursday of the month) at 7 p.m., The Village Bookshop Poets and Writers Group meets at the shop, 1006 11th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-750-9141.
  • Every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through the end of May, Bradenton Courthouse Square lunchtime concerts featuring a new act each week at 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-704-4366 or 941-932-9439.
  • Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Bowman near the Pine Avenue public beach access. Information: 941-794-6723.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Bradenton Farmer’s Market along Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9552 or 941-932-9439.

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