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Date of Issue: June 09, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, June 9

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

Friday, June 11

        5:30 p.m. — Reception for artist Barbara Hines at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

Sunday, June 13

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

Monday, June 14

        12:30 to 3:30 p.m. — Vacation Bible school begins at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach, through June 18. Information: 941-778-4769.

Tuesday, June 15

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

Wednesday, June 16

        5:30 p.m. — Making Sense of Sharks teen program 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.

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

        • 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.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Saturday, June 12

        10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — St. Armands Circle Craft Festival at 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 954-472-3755.

Sunday, June 13

        10 a.m. to 5 p.m. — St. Armands Circle Craft Festival at 411 St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 954-472-3755.

        1 to 5 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers car, truck and bike show at Mexicali Border Cafe, 5502 Cortez Road W., Bradenton.

Coming Up:

        • June 17, Dining for Women potluck event, Jean Peelen’s Holmes Beach residence.

        • June 17, Art reception for Mary Lou Johnson, Ringling Longboat Key Center for the Arts.

        • June 22, “Opera on the Island,” Studio at Gulf and Pine.

        • June 23, Einstein Circle Discussion Group, Studio at Gulf and Pine.

• June 23, Origami teen program, Island Branch Library.

Save the Date:

        • June 26, Seafood Fest Biker Bash benefit for the Maritime Museum, Cortez Kitchen.

        • July 3, Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day Parade.

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        • June 8, fifth-grade luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant.

        • June 9, last day of school.

        • Aug. 23, first day of class for 2010-11 school year.

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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