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Date of Issue: February 09, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Noon - Minnesota Club meeting at the Bradenton Elks Lodge, 2115 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3573.

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate Bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:15 to 8:15 p.m. - "Chart Smart" boating course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449.

Thursday, Feb. 9

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota.

2 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Mystery Writers with a Florida Connection presents author of "Escape Clause" James Born at Mote Marine Laboratory's Keating Education Center, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

 3 to 5 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society Jazz Fest in the parking lot of the Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Bring your own chair. Donation suggested.

6 to 8 p.m. - Opening reception for jewelry designer Mia Katrin's Longboat Key Trunk Show at Wallace Fine Arts Gallery, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-0746.

8 to 11 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club "Sweetheart Dance" featuring the Bob Zimmerman Orchestra at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 10

8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - "In the Footprints of the Griot" presented by Thomas Carabasi at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Saturday, Feb. 11

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach south parking lot, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4512.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - "French Market" at the Village of the Arts, between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 730-5030.

10 a.m. to noon - Watercolor painting demonstration by Caroline Whitmore at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - "The Highwaymen Symposium: A Celebration of the Florida Landscape" friends and family day at South Florida Museum, 210 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Admission applies.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

5 to 9 p.m. - The Highwaymen Symposium panel lecture and artists reception at the South Florida Museum, 210 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

6 to 10 p.m. - Cocktail Party and Auction to benefit the new King Middle School Media Center at the Tutterow home, 5944 Riverview Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 778-4457. Fee applies.

8:30 p.m. - Valentine Pops: Romantic Rhapsody with the Florida West Coast Symphony at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-3434. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 12

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Cortez Yacht Club's "St. Valentine's Massacre Race" in Tampa Bay. Information: 792-9100.

Noon to 8 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota.

2 p.m. - "An Afternoon in Vienna" Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra concert at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Donation requested.

3 to 5 p.m. - "American Jews from the Post Civil War to the Early 1900s" presentation by Rabbi David Starr at the Education Center of Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 13

8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 a.m. - Widowed persons support group presentation on "Identity Theft" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

11:30 a.m. - Democratic Women's Club of Manatee County Black History Month celebration at the Holiday Inn Riverside, Bradenton. Information: 795-7608. Fee applies.

1 to 4 p.m. - Valentine Dessert Card Party at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

4 and 7 p.m. - "Of Marine Mice and Men: The Immune System of Sharks and Humans" lecture presentation by Carl Luer at Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

8 to 9:30 a.m. - "What Winning Has Done For Me" seminar featuring Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce "Small Business of the Year" winners at 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.

9 to 11:30 a.m. - "Rally for a Cure" golf day at the Key Royale Golf Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7170.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Questions about Medicare Part D enrollment answered by Michael Vejins at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Literary critic John Mellon discusses Ian McEwan's book "Saturday" at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

4 p.m. - Tai Chi demonstration by Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Mari. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

10:30 a.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce networking luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Parent support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • Jewelry designer Mia Katrin's Longboat Key Trunk Show at Wallace Fine Arts Gallery, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through Feb. 11. Information: 387-0746.
  • "Murder by Misadventure" at the Island Players, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through Feb. 12. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • "All Nude Review" artists exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 24. Information: 778-2099.
  • Paintings by Lee Mears at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Feb. 28. Information: 778-6648.
  • "The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American landscape painters exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Manatee County Audubon meeting at First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Feb. 16.
  • Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library Feb. 17.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb. 17.
  • Service Club of Manatee Antique show at the Manatee Civic Center Feb. 17-19.
  • White Elephant sale at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation Feb. 18.
  • Bead class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 18.
  • Save Anna Maria Inc. meeting and election of officers at the Island Branch Library Feb. 18.
  • "Heaven Can Wait" at Manatee Community College Feb. 18-25.
  • Cortez Fishing Festival Feb. 18-19.
  • Piano/organ concert at First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, Feb. 19.
  • "Religion in the Public Square" lecture at the BeachHouse Restaurant Feb. 20.
  • "The Sensory World of Manatees" at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 20.
  • Stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 20 & 22.
  • Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 21.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant Feb. 21.
  • Author Roger Hall at the Island Branch Library Feb. 23.

Save the Date:

  • Religious Art & Artifacts Exhibit at the Church of the Annunciation March 3.
  • Island Heritage Day March 4.
  • Dream Classics Concert/Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 10.
  • Celebrate Longboat Key at the Longboat Key Club March 11.
  • St. Patrick's Day breakfast at the Moose Lodge March 17.
  • Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes March 18

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