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Date of Issue: March 09, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, March 1

7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

11 a.m. to 6 p.m. - "Many Faces, One Story" Manatee Heritage Days exhibition at Family Heritage House Museum, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5319.

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Parent support group meets at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Babysitting fee applies.

Thursday, March 2

Noon - St. Bernard Guild Fashion Show at 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

3 to 5 p.m. - Saltwater fishing six-week course begins at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

5 p.m. - Have a "Rotten" dinner with your kids and meet other families in an informal gathering at Rotten Ralph's Restaurant, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria.

7 p.m. - Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

8 p.m. - Manatee Community College Jazz Ensemble performance at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5252. Fee applies.

Friday, March 3

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

 5 to 7 p.m. - Religious Art and Artifacts exhibit and reception at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1716.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists reception for the student exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

6 to 9:30 p.m. - Art Walk in the Village of the Arts, Ninth Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 746-2223.

6 to 10 p.m. - "Movie and a Martini" featuring the film "Frida" at the corner of 12th Street West and 11th Avenue West in the Village of the Arts, Bradenton. Information: 741-4970.

6 to 8 p.m. - Opening reception for "Shalom de Cuba: Lives of Cuban Jews" photo exhibit by Beth Reynolds at Manatee Community College fine art gallery, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5225.

8 to 11 p.m. - "Gotta Dance" featuring the DreamClassics at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. CANCELED.

Saturday, March 4

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - The Great Manatee History Mystery Tour at Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 749-7165.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Longboat Key Home and Garden Tour, various locations. Information: 383-8030. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Heritage Day featuring a bike parade at noon and a pet parade at 2 p.m. at the Anna Maria Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Art Walk in the Village of the Arts, Ninth Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 746-2223.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Sunday, March 5

7:30 a.m. - Run for the Turtles fun run or walk at Siesta Key Public Beach. Information: 388-4331.

3 p.m. - Karen Thurman, chairperson of the Florida Democratic Party, will speak at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 758-4610. Fee applies.

4 p.m. - Musicians Out of the Box concert at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

5:30 p.m. - Jazz Connection performance under the stars at Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Monday, March 6

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writer's meeting with guest Alan Bourne, former McGraw-Hill editor, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

4 and 7 p.m. - "Mote Science Divines the Comedy of Charlotte Harbor" lecture presentation by Ernest Estevez at Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

4:15 to 6:30 p.m. - Historic tour of Manatee Settlement, Indian Springs Park, 14th Street West and Second Avenue East, Bradenton. Information: 746-2035.

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Pickle-ball demonstration at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Tuesday, March 7

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Questions about Medicare Part-D enrollment answered by Michael Vejins at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

4 to 6 p.m. - Inquiring Minds group presents "The Religion of Islam: What is it really?" with guest Ahmed Bedier at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

Wednesday, March 8

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Terra Ceia Village RV Resort craft fair at 9309 Bayshore Road, Palmetto. Information: 723-2425.

Noon - Minnesota Club luncheon at the Bradenton Elks Lodge, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3573.

Ongoing:

  • "The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American landscape painters exhibit, at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • "Many Faces, One Story" Manatee Heritage Days exhibition at Family Heritage House Museum, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through March 30. Information: 752-5319.
  • "Shalom de Cuba: Lives of Cuban Jews" photo exhibit by Beth Reynolds at Manatee Community College fine art gallery, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through April 6. Information: 752-5225.

Upcoming:

  • Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium March 9.
  • Walking tour of Palmetto March 9.
  • Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 9.
  • Pickle-ball demonstration at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 9.
  • Dream Classics Concert/Dance at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 10.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Bradenton, March 10.
  • Art Fest in Cortez Village March 10-11.
  • Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library March 10-11.
  • Celebrate Longboat Key at the Longboat Key Club March 11.
  • Flea market at Harvey Memorial Community Church March 11.
  • Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach March 11.
  • Spring Hobby and Craft Fair at Gulfshore of Longboat Key March 11.
  • 57th Anniversary Celebration at DeSoto National Memorial, Bradenton, March 11.
  • "Adventure on Dolphin Island" family program at Mote Marine Laboratory March 11.
  • Model ships and boats at the Manatee Civic Center March 11-12.
  • Springfest Fine Art and Craft Fair at Holmes Beach City Hall March 11-12.
  • Line dance fundraiser at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 12.
  • Dolphin research speaker at the Island Branch Library March 14.

Save the Date:

  • St. Patrick's Day breakfast at the Moose Lodge March 17.
  • Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes March 18.
  • Island Garden Tour April 1.

 

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