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Date of Issue: September 01, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Aug. 25

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

        5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Whitney Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Thursday, Aug. 26

        6:30 p.m. — Gold Party fundraiser to benefit the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 231 Lakeview Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Potluck.

Saturday, Aug. 28

        8:30 a.m. — Lorraine Berry speaks to the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island about moving into assisted living situations at the Anna Maria Island Beach Cafe, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

        5 p.m. — O’Connor Bowling Challenge at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Aug. 31

        Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-7785.

        5 p.m. — Open house and new menu launch at Feeling Swell, 9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-896-7879.

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

Ongoing:

        • Through Sept. 5, South Pacific opens at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

        • First Monday of each month, 6 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton 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.

        • 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

Thursday, Aug. 26

        7 p.m. — Life on Earth Film Series: Encounters at the End of the World at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Friday, Aug. 27

        5 to 9 p.m. — Friday Fest on the Bay featuring The Big Z Band on the Van Wezel lawn, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: www.vanwezel.org.

Sunday, Aug. 29

        2 to 3 p.m. — Jewish meditation service followed by a dessert buffet with the Ner Tamid congregation at the Lakeside South Clubhouse, 3817 40th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-755-1231.

        7 p.m. — Auditions for “Nunsensations” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875.

Monday, Aug. 30

        7 p.m. — Auditions for “Nunsensations” at Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875.

Coming Up:

        • Sept. 4, buffet dinner, Bradenton Elks Lodge.

        • Sept. 4, Art reception for Bernice Gaines, Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church Art Gallery.

        • Sept. 4, Night at the Museum: Gone Batty, South Florida Museum.

        • Sept. 5, Island Getaway BBQ, Bradenton Elks Lodge.

        • Sept. 6, Classic car display, Bradenton Elks Lodge.

        • Sept. 8, Exploring the Future of Energy: The Future of Oil, South Florida Museum.

Save the Date:

        • Sept. 27, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Bradenton Country Club.

        • Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG Golf and Country Club.

        • Oct. 7, “Ladies of the Camellias” season opening, Island Players Theater.

        • Oct. 15-16, Bayfest.

        • Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.

AME Lunch

Wednesday, Aug. 25

Breakfast: Breakfast Burrito, Bagel, Cereal, Toast.

Lunch: Hamburger or Cheeseburger on Bun, Rosy Applesauce, Fresh Baby Carrots, Potato Smiles, Teddy Grahams.

Thursday, Aug. 26

Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast.

Lunch: Tacos, Quesadilla, Spanish Rice, Canned Pears, Lettuce and Tomato Cup, Birthday Cup.

Friday, Aug. 27

Breakfast: Mini Pancakes, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast.

Lunch: Pizza, Stuffed Pasta, Fresh Fruit Cup, Corn, Garden Salad.

Monday, Aug. 30

Breakfast: Breakfast Pizza, Cinnamon Roll, Cereal, Toast.

Lunch: Chicken Tenders, Breaded Beef Patty, Bun, Confetti Fries, Pineapple Tidbits, Broccoli with Cheese. Tuesday, Aug. 31

Breakfast: Egg and Cheese Bagel or Sausage and Cheese Bagel, Grits, Cereal, Toast.

Lunch: Mini Corn Dogs, Ravioli, Breadstick, Steamed Carrots, Mixed Fruit Cocktail, Garden Salad.

Wednesday, Sept. 1

Breakfast: Breakfast Hot Pocket, Bagel, Cereal, Toast.

Lunch: Maxx Sticks with Marinara, Clodhoppers, Fruit Smoothie, Green Beans, Fresh Veggie Cup.

Thursday, Sept. 2

Breakfast: Biscuit Sandwich, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast.

Lunch: Breaded Chicken Pattie, Bun, Shrimp Poppers, Mixed Veggie, Strawberry and Bananas, Fresh Red Potatoes.

Friday, Sept. 3

Breakfast: Pancake on Stick, Yogurt, Cereal, Toast.

Lunch: Pizza, McManatee Riblet, Bun, Cole Slaw, Mandarin Oranges, Corn on the Cob.

Juice and milk are served with every meal.

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