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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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 Dr. Robert Gordon at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 794-1400, ext. 224.

Thursday, Feb. 10

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.

9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Burns Court exclusive with Dick Morris, founder of the Sarasota Film Society, at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: (888) 227-7669.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Watercolor demonstration by Sue Allen at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

4 to 6 p.m. - Jazz concert at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

5 to 7 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Molar Gras" at Dr. Robert Gordon's dental office, 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Boat Smart course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

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

7 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club presents "How to Paint Your Shells" with Jill Dye at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

7:30 p.m. - Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club present "Soils and How They Affect Plants" with scientist Martin Urka at Sudakoff Center, University of South Florida, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Bring dessert to share. Information: 755-4368.

8 p.m. - Opening night "Sophisticated Ladies" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

8 to 11 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club Big Band Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Feb. 11

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.

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.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - Herb Harris Jazz Trio at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

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

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

Saturday, Feb. 12

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 729-9039.

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

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Village of the Arts "French Market" between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West, downtown Bradenton. Information: 747-7134.

10:15 a.m. - Holmes Beach Civic Association "Community Chat" with Holmes Beach Commissioner Don Maloney at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

11 a.m. to 9 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Leon Merian concert at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Valentine Sweetheart Ball at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

Sunday, Feb. 13

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

9 to 11:30 a.m. - Sierra Club three-mile walk at Emerson Point in Palmetto. Information: 753-9709, or 752-3200. Fee applies.

Noon to 8 p.m. - Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church, 7671 N. Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota. Information: 355-2616. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 14

9 to 10 a.m. - Island Widowed Persons meeting with guest speaker Gene Ciliberti, author of "I've Never Been Old Before," at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

1 to 3 p.m. - Stained-glass stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Feb. 15

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.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Stained-glass stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

5 p.m. - All Island Denominations presents "Christianity, Voodoo & Haiti" with Father Ron Joseph at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638.

5 to 7 p.m. - Family dinner sponsored by the Sandbar restaurant at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - "Opera night" featuring the Studio Artists of the Sarasota Opera Company at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - "Words of Albert Schweitzer and the Music of Bach," a multimedia music dramatization, at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

Wednesday, Feb. 16

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

10 a.m. to noon - Old master's methodology oil painting class with Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. - Longboat Key Democratic Club with guest speaker Paul Duke, Washington, D.C., journalist, at the Harbourside Dining Room, Longboat Key Club, Longboat Key. Information: 387-4362.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club presents "Fun with Food" with Clare Faner and Jean Taylor at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

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.

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

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • Figure drawing class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Feb. 25. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "Sophisticated Ladies" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 27. Information: 748-5875. 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.
  • Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 22. 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 April 6. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
  • "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:

  • Boat Smart course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron Feb. 17.
  • Basics of interior design at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Feb. 17.
  • Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library Feb. 18.
  • Suncoast Mummers String Band concert at Bradenton City Auditorium Feb. 18.
  • "I Never Sang for My Father" at the Education Center, Longboat Key, Feb. 18.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel Performing Arts Center Feb. 18.
  • Sarasota Shell Club festival at Sarasota Municipal Auditorium Feb. 18-20.
  • Antique and collectable show at the Manatee Civic Center Feb. 18-20.
  • "America's Boating Course" at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Palmetto, Feb. 19.
  • "The Ocean's Sea Cow" at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 19.
  • Deep Sky Observers at the South Florida Museum Feb. 19.
  • Manatee Players gala at the Bradenton Country Club Feb. 19.
  • Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival Feb. 19-20.
  • "On an Island with You" at Holmes Beach City Hall Feb. 21.
  • Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory Feb. 22.

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