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Date of Issue: April 07, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, April 7

   11 a.m. — “The Dirty Horrors of Medical Ethics” lecture at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

   11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking lunch at The Gathering Place, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

   1:15 p.m. — Gulf Coast Writers meet for a mini-workshop on editing with Barbara Goff at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

 

Friday, April 9

   5:30 p.m. — Reception for Karen deLeon Stuart at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2039.

   5:30 p.m. — “Artists Gone Wild” opening reception at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099.

Saturday, April 10

   8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-323-4075.

   8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island business meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

   9 a.m. — Earth Day installation of native plants at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-955-8085.

   10 a.m. — Bottleboat Regatta along the Palma Sola Causeway. Information: www.desotohq.com.

   10 a.m. — Clay-polishing demonstration by Debra Ridgedill at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

   10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Artists Guild Gallery of Anna Maria Island spring-cleaning sale on the sidewalk at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-779-2039.

   10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden Craft Sale at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

   1 to 5 p.m. — Ruby C. Williams art and produce sale with reception at the Back Alley, 121 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1800.

   3 to 7 p.m. — Island Idols talent auditions at Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Contestants must be 18 or older.

Sunday, April 11

   10 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Butterfly Garden craft sale at Holmes Beach City Hall field, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

Tuesday, April 13

   Noon — The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island club assembly at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, April 14

   7:45 a.m. —Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

   11 a.m. — Einstein Circle group discussion “Immigration: What should we do?” at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

   11:30 a.m. — The Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon and auction at the Sun House, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

   4:30 p.m. — Wine-tasting benefit for the Anna Maria Island Community Center at Harry’s Continental Kitchen, 525 St. Judes Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

   5:30 p.m. — “Shaken, not Stirred: The Lives and Loves of Ian Lancaster Fleming” featuring Howard Burnham at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:

   • First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

    • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.

   • Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0504.

   • Tuesdays, 4 p.m., Inquiring Minds non-denominational group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April. Information: 941-778-4579.

   • Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

   • Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with instruction at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.

   • Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

   • The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.

   • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

   • Thursdays, 6 p.m., Co-Dependents Anonymous group meets on the Island. Call for location: 508-815-7378.

   • Fridays, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

   • Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

   • Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, through May. Information: 941-518-4431.

   • Through April 10, work of Canadian artist Barry Richman at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

   • Through April 11, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

   • Through April 23, “Florida Cowboys Collection” at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-721-2031.

   • Through April 28, Holmes Beach artist Barbara Hines exhibit at the Arts Council of Manatee County, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2223.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Thursday, April 8

7 p.m. — Visions of the Future Film Series: Forbidden Planet at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131 ext. 27. Fee applies.

Friday, April 9

   11 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Jazzy lunch concert featuring Jazzology Trio at Courthouse Square in front of the Courthouse building on Manatee Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets in downtown Bradenton.

   5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — An evening of art and jazz featuring the Scott Blum Trio at ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2862. Fee applies.

Saturday, April 10

   9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Jazzy Farmer’s Market featuring jazz and Dixieland music by Tom Barrett on Old Main Street, downtown Bradenton.

   10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Jazzy Brunch and Fashion Show in the Village of the Arts, 1015 12th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-302-1069. Fee applies.

   11 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Jazz concert at Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton.

Sunday, April 11

   7 p.m. — “A Night at the Cotton Club: A Tribute to Duke Ellington” performed by the Jazz Juvenocracy at Manatee Players Theatre, 102 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 13

   6:30 p.m. — Boat Charting Seminar at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• April 15, Visions of the Future Film Series: “Metropolis,” South Florida Museum.

   • April 15-18, Manatee Jazz Festival continues.

   • April 16, Founders Day celebration, Holmes Beach City Hall.

   • April 16-18, Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival, Cortez.

   • April 16-18, Anna Maria Island Real Florida Festival.

   • April 17, Skateboard competition, Pete Lannon Skate Park.

   • April 17, Great American Clean-up, countywide.

   • April 17, craft a bookmark workshop, Island Branch Library.

   • April 17, Rummage sale, St. Bernard Catholic Church.

   • April 20, “A Chopin Celebration,” Neel Performing Arts Center.

   • April 21, “Watson, Crick, Wilkins: The Story of DNA,” The Studio at Gulf and Pine.

   • April 21, GPS boating seminar, Anna Maria Island Power Squadron.

Save the Date:

   • April 24, An Affaire to Remember.

   • April 24, Cortez natives picnic, Florida Maritime Museum.

   • May 1-2, Anna Maria Island Relay for Life.

   • May 1, Geckofest Gala Dinner Auction.

   • May 2, Annual Island Run.

AME school calendar

   • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., April 8, Kindergarten round-up.

   • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 8, Conference night.

   • 8 a.m. April 16, Parent Teacher Organization meeting.

For more information, call the school office at 941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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