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Date of Issue: April 21, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, April 21

    11 a.m. — “Watson, Crick, Wilkins: The Story of DNA” lecture at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

    Noon — Anna Maria Island Garden Club’s final meeting of the season at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Thursday, April 22

    1 to 4 p.m. — AARP Safe Drive course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-776-1158. Fee applies.

Friday, April 23

    1 to 4 p.m. — AARP Safe Drive course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-776-1158. Fee applies.

Saturday, April 24

    8:30 a.m. — Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts guest speaker Lori Johnson of the Literacy Council of Manatee County at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

    5:30 p.m. — An Affaire to Remember at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 27

    Noon — The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island discusses polio immunization in India with guest speaker Carter Montross at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, April 28

    11 a.m. — Einstein Circle discussion about U.S. foreign policy at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

    5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at the Anna Maria Historical Society, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541.

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.

    • 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 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

Wednesday, April 21

6:30 p.m. — Boating GPS seminar at the Anna Maria Island Sailing Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

Thursday, April 22

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

Saturday, April 24

    11 a.m. — Re-enactment of the landing of Hernando De Soto at the De Soto National Memorial, 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-0458.

Coming Up:

    • April 29, Visions of the Future Film Series: Fahrenheit 451, South Florida Museum.

    • April 29, Spring Fling Concert, Neel Performing Arts Center.

    • April 30, “Relating with Money” film, Crosspointe Fellowship.

    • April 30, Cuban trade program, South Florida Museum.

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

    • May 1, Geckofest Gala Dinner Auction.

    • May 2, Annual Island Run.

    • May 3, Artists Guild of Anna Maria meeting, Episcopal Church of the Annunciation.

Save the Date:

    • May 8, Sarasota Bay Watch Sister Keys clean-up.

    • May 8, Kids fishing contest, Green Bridge fishing pier.

    • May 21, Bootleg concert, State Theatre.

AME school calendar

    • 5 p.m. April 21, Book Fair and Science Night.

    • April 27, Parent Teacher Organization dinner and fourth-grade dinner.

    • 9 a.m. April 29, school speech contest.

    • 1:30 p.m. April 29, book club meeting.

    • May 13, fifth-grade field trip to Busch Gardens.

    • May 14, fourth-grade gardeners luncheon at Beach Bistro.

    • May 25, Parent Teacher Organization dinner and fifth-grade dinner.

    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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