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Date of Issue: May 05, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, May 5

        11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

        1:15 p.m. – Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

Thursday, May 6

        5 p.m. — Intergenerational community garden committee meeting at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4619.

Saturday, May 8

National Association of Letter Carrier’s annual “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive at local post offices and along postal routes.

        4 p.m. — Intergenerational community garden work party at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-4619.

Sunday, May 9

        Mother’s Day

Tuesday, May 11

        Noon — The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island explores the “Motivation of giving based on gender and age” with guest speaker Susan Atherton at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, May 12

        7:45 to 9 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at The Gathering Place Family Restaurant, 101 Seventh St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

        11:30 a.m. — Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players meeting at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave., Bradenton. Information: 941-518-4431.

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.

        • 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.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Thursday, May 6

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

Friday, May 7

6 p.m. — Reception for “Highwayman” artist R.L. Lewis at the Manatee Arts Council Gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2223.

Saturday, May 8

        7 a.m. —Fishing Tournament for children ages 7-14 at the Green Bridge fishing pier in Palmetto. Information: 941-794-2806.

        8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. — Sister Keys volunteer clean-up departs from the corner of Linley Street and Lois Avenue near Mar Vista restaurant, Longboat Key. Information: 941-953-5333.

Wednesday, May 12

        4:30 p.m. — Artist reception for Barbara Schicitano at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church Art Gallery, 563 Bay Isle Road, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-8161.

Coming Up:

        • May 13, St. Bernard Catholic Church and Episcopal Church of the Annunciation women’s luncheon.

        • May 13, “The Prisoner of Second Avenue” opens, Island Players.

• May 13, Visions of the Future Film Series: “THX1138,” South Florida Museum.

• May 14, Manatee High School Art Exhibit reception, Anna Maria Island Art League.

        • May 15, Crosspointe Fellowship women’s group meeting.

        • May 15, Snooks Adams Kids Day.

        • May 16, Manatee Rare Fruit Tree Sale, Manatee Convention Center.

Save the Date:

        • May 21, Bootleg concert, State Theatre.

        • May 29, West Manatee Fire Rescue Auxiliary yard sale.

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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