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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, March 16

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

11:30 a.m. to noon - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Nooner" at the Sleepy Lagoon Grill, 6814 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

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.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - "Parenting with Love and Logic" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, March 17

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

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

6 p.m. - Greek dinner at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 730-3318. Fee applies.

6 to 8 p.m. - Opening reception of the Italo Botti exhibit at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-0746.

6:30 p.m. - Island Garden Club potluck dinner and presentation "The How and Why of Micro-Irrigation in Island Landscapes" with Jack Tichenor at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4313.

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

7:30 p.m. - Manatee Audubon Society meeting with landscape expert Bill Bilodeau at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-2929.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "Beau Jest" at the Island Players theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

Friday, March 18

1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 7474655.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - Figure drawing class with Ginger White at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Spring dance at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

Saturday, March 19

8 a.m. - Yard sale at the Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

8 a.m. to 11 a.m. - Pancake brunch at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414. Fee applies.

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Plant fair and gardening workshops at Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Information: 722-4524. Fee applies.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 752-5973.

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

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Heritage Day open house at the Manatee Village Historical Park, 1404 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 749-7165.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes, various locations in Anna Maria and Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Matias Beltran-Tasley art sale at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811.

2 p.m. - Gulfcoast Sandpiper Barbershop Chorus at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 753-8197. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - Sea Snooze Overnight family event at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

Sunday, March 20

2 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus & Orchestra concert at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1716.

7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus & Orchestra concert at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-1716.

Monday, March 21

8:30 a.m. - Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "The Social Security Fabrication" with columnist Waldo Proffitt at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

1 to 3 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society Film Festival presentation of "A Flash of Green" at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0492. Tickets required.

Tuesday, March 22

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.

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

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1:30 to 3 p.m. - Shell crafting with Lynn Gaulin at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - "Inside Abstract Art" lecture with Bill Buchman at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Wednesday, March 23

7:20 a.m. - Manatee Audubon Society field trip to Felts Audubon Preserve, Erie Pond at Buffalo Creek and Colony Cove departs from the Bradenton post office parking lot, 824 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 722-2285. Bring a bag lunch.

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

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

1:30 p.m. - "Paradise Preserved" landscaping seminar sponsored by the Anna Maria Environmental Enhancement and Education Committee at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

4 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society Film Festival presentation of "A Flash of Green" at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0492. Tickets required.

Ongoing:

  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society aqueous art show at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-2862.
  • Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 22. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Student exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 31. Information: 778-2099.
  • Art exhibit featuring Anne Abgott at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through March 31. Information: 778-6648.
  • "Beau Jest" at the Island Players, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through April 3. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Old master's methodology oil painting class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through April 6. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Italo Botti exhibit at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through April 11. Information: 387-0746.
  • Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through April 12. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
  • "Shells: Gems of the Sea" exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through May 8. Information: 746-4131, ext. 37. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Tour of Historic Homes in Cortez March 25-26.
  • Digital photography workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 26.
  • "Art and Animals on the Walk" at the Artists Guild Gallery March 26.
  • Boat smart class at the Anna Maria Island Squadron March 26.
  • "The Current State of the Mystery: Who's Hot, Who's Not" at the Education Center, Longboat Key March 29.
  • Good Morning Longboat Key at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce March 30.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Meet, Greet and Eat" at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key March 31.

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