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Date of Issue: June 30, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, June 30

        5:30 p.m. — “Manga, Anime and Cosplay” teen program at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Thursday, July 1

        10 a.m. — Shallow water shelling at the 48th Street Beach Access, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-794-8873. Fee applies.

Friday, July 2

        8:30 a.m. — Beach nesting baby bird walk at the Tuna Beach Access, Tuna and Cypress Streets, Anna Maria. Information: 941-794-8873. Fee applies.

        6:30 to 9 p.m. — Skate night at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies. BYOS.

Saturday, July 3

        10 a.m. to noon — Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day Parade from Coquina Beach to Anna Maria City Pier. Information: 941-780-1668.

        Noon to 4 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers Independence Day celebration featuring live music, food and drinks at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-780-1668.

        After dark — Fireworks at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-8718.

Sunday, July 4

        After dark —Fireworks at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-8710.

Wednesday, July 7

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

        5:30 p.m. — “DIY T-Shirt Surgery” teen program at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

        6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Dip netting in the grass flats Coquina Beach Bayside, 1800 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8873. Fee applies.

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.

     • Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.

     • 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

Friday, July 2

        After dark — “Boom Boom on the Bay” Fireworks and music by Koko Ray at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2391.

Sunday, July 4

        11 a.m. to 11 p.m. — Independence Day Festival with live music, games and evening fireworks over Manatee River, Downtown Palmetto.

        5 to 10 p.m. — Independence Day block party Old Main Street in Downtown Bradenton. Fireworks start around 9:30 p.m. over Manatee River.

Coming Up:

     • July 8, Yo-Yo demonstration, Island Branch Library.

     • July 10, Intergenerational Garden grand opening, Annie Silver Community Center.

     • July 10, Fishing class, Anna Maria Island Community Center.

     • July 10, Creating a tree frog friendly habitat, Palma Sola Botanical Park.

     • July 14, Lions and Tigers and Bears teen program, Island Branch Library.

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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