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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, March. 10
9 a.m. - Horseshoe game at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive. 10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Library Book Club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Players Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary silent auction and luncheon at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island, Palmetto. Information: 761-8623, or 792-7818.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girls life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

7:30 p.m. - Suncoast Mummers String Band at American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

Thursday, March. 11
8 p.m. - Manatee Community College Choirs Winter Concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-6320. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Tax assistance from AARP and VITA volunteers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: (888) 227-7669.

10:30 a.m. - The Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation fashion show and luncheon at 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3457.

12:30 p.m. - St. Bernard Women's Guild meeting with a visit from the Irish Dancers at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Watercolor demonstration by Sue Lynn Cotton at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

7 p.m. - Smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "Over the River and Through the Woods" at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

Friday, March. 12
8 a.m. - Yard sale at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library annual election of officers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

4:30 to 8 p.m. - Southern catfish dinner at American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

5 to 7:30 p.m. - "Reflections of Italy" artist reception with Joan Stephens at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

6 to 9 p.m. - Music "from the Islands" at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, March. 13
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe game at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.

9 a.m. to noon - Marine life course aboard the Daniel Webster Clements sponsored by the Education Center of Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Garden Fest at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to noon - Glass painting demonstration by Dee Pastorius at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest at Holmes Beach City Hall Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

10:30 a.m. - Origami class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - De Soto National Memorial 56th Anniversary celebration at the northern end of 75th Street West, Bradenton. Information: 792-0458.

2 p.m. - Leon Merian and his big band at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875.

Sunday, March. 14
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Garden Fest at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest at Holmes Beach City Hall Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

2 p.m. - The Four Aces at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-6320. Fee applies.

3 p.m. - Manatee Community Band Spring Concert at Manatee High School, Ninth Avenue and 32nd Street West, Bradenton. Information: 755-5750.

4 p.m. - St. Patrick's Day Parade. From Tidemark parking lot to Magnolia Avenue. Information: 778-6444.

5 p.m. - St. Patrick's Day celebration and dinner at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Auditions for "Greater Tuna" at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 747-2506.

Monday, March. 15
4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Roots and Shoots" teen environmental program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - "Marine Life of the Galapagos: What Darwin Didn't See" with Paul Humann, at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - "Bullies and the Bullied" safety presentation at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society presents "One Hundred Years of Fly Fishing Tackle" at the Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

8 p.m. - Guitarist Vladislav Blaha at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-6320. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March. 16
10:15 to 11:15 a.m. - Resist-a-ball fitness class with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. -Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP Driver Safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 776-1158.

1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

5 to 7 p.m. - Family dinner night sponsored by the Sun House restaurant at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. - St. Patrick's Day fundraising dinner and auction with guest speaker Jane von Hahmann at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 713-7201. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Manatee Community College Film Club screening of "Human Shield" by Debra Hussong at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-6320.

7:30 to 9:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce "The 12 Steps to Customer Trust" presentation at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.

Wednesday, March. 17
9 a.m. - Horseshoe game at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.

9:30 a.m. - St. Patrick's Day breakfast at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4865. Fee applies.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP Driver Safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. 776-1158.

1 to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Garden Club Penny Flower Sale at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-4683.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girls life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

8 p.m. - Manatee Community College Jazz Ensemble at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-6320. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • Orchid photography by Don Wilson at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through March 13. Information: 778-6648.
  • Sew For Fun with Diana Kelly at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 18. Information: 792-6934.
  • Birding course at the Center for Education, Longboat Key March 18.
  • "Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful and the Tacky" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • The Tasteful and the Tacky Flamingo Auction at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • "The Artist Kip" exhibit by Kip Ackerman at Kaos Gallery South, 1122 12th St. W., Bradenton, through March 27. Information: 747-0823.
  • Stained glass art by Kathy Storm at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through March 27. Information: 778-6648.
  • "Over the River and Through the Woods" at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through March 28. Information: 778-5755.
  • "Monday Painters" art exhibit at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through March 31. Information: 778-1716.
  • "Student Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 31. Information: 778-2099.
  • "Jazz Series - Paintings of Various Jazz Musicians" by Herbie Rose at Graciela Giles Studio, 1014 12th St. W., Bradenton, through March 31. Information: 746-4469.
  • Tax assistance from AARP and VITA volunteers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, every Thursday through April 15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
  • Watercolor with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Greek dinner at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation March 18.
  • "Gotta Dance" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 19.
  • Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library March 19 and 20.
  • Friends Travel Program: Costa Rica at the Island Branch Library March 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes March 20.
  • Celebrate Longboat Key at the Longboat Key Club March 20.
  • "Capturing the Beauty of Florida Marine Life" at the Art League of Manatee County March 20.
  • Pancake brunch at Roser Memorial Community Church March 20.
  • Cortez Community Picnic at the 1912 Cortez Schoolhouse March 20.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Choir and Orchestra concert at Island Baptist Church March 21.
  • "Innovations in Fish Farming Technology for the 21st Century" at Mote Marine Laboratory March 22.
  • Musical Mornings Manatee: The Lions of March at the Tidy Island Clubhouse March 23.
  • "Food-Flowers-Fashion" show at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Longboat Key March 23.
  • Cortez Village Historic Homes Tour March 27-28.

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