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Date of Issue: June 16, 2010

Islander Calendar

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.

Thursday, June 17

    10:30 a.m. — “Geddy the Gecko” children’s program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

    6 p.m. — Dining for Women event at Jean Peelen’s Gulf Drive residence. Information: 941-896-5827.

    7 p.m. — Oil spill information and preparedness community meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-713-2432.

Saturday, June 19

    9 a.m. — Fishing class for children ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Monday, June 21

    2 to 4 p.m. — “Great Island Art Escape” children’s camp begins at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.

Tuesday, June 22

    Noon — The Rotary Club of Anna Maria presentation about Family Resources Inc with Becky Karras at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

    6 p.m. — “Opera on the Island” video viewing and discussion at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Wednesday, June 23

    11 a.m. — Einstein Circle Discussion Group at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

    4 p.m. — Bayfest planning meeting at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

    5:30 p.m. — Origami 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

Thursday, June 17

    5 to 7 p.m. — Opening reception for Island photographer Mary Lou Johnson at the Ringling Longboat Key Center for the Arts Gallery, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2345.

Saturday, June 19

    8 a.m. — Sun Style Tai Chi at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4605.

Wednesday, June 23

    6 p.m. — Hula Hoop Jam gathers at the kayak launch in Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4605.

Coming Up:

    • June 24, Intergenerational Garden volunteer work meeting, Annie Silver Community Center.

    • June 24, “Earthlings H2O Show” for children, Island Branch Library.

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

    • June 26, Wagon Tour, Robinson Preserve.

    • June 30, “Manga, Anime and Cosplay” teen program, Island Branch Library.

Save the Date:

    • July 2, Fireworks, Mar Vista Restaurant.

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

    • July 3, Fireworks, BeachHouse Restaurant.

    • July 4, Fireworks, Sandbar Restaurant.

    • July 4, Fireworks, Manatee Riverside, downtown Bradenton.

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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