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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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

9:30 a.m. - St. Patrick's Day breakfast at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive N., 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.

Thursday, March. 18
9 to 11:30 a.m. - Birding course with John Gianaven at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. 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.

6 p.m. - Greek dinner at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1638. Fee applies.

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

Friday, March. 19
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.

1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 748-3001.

7 p.m. - Asolo Readers present rewrites by Neil Simon at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

7:30 to 10:30 p.m. - Spring dance at American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

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

Saturday, March. 20
8 to 11 a.m. - Pancake brunch at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414. Fee applies.

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.

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Spring Bazaar at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Rd. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-6229.

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

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - The Suncoast Watercolor Society presents "Capturing the Beauty of Florida Marine Life" with Linda Soderquist at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-2862. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.

11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Cortez Community Picnic at the 1912 Cortez Schoolhouse on 119th Street West, Cortez. Information: 795-7121. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Mel Brenner presents Costa Rica at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

2 p.m. -Manatee County Sandpiper Barbershop Chorus presents "Everything Old is New Again" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5340 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-3820. Fee applies.

6 to 11 p.m. - "Celebrate Longboat Key" gala/auction at Harbourside at the Longboat Key Club, 3000 Harbourside Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Israeli artist Yaakov Greenvurcel guest lecture at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

Sunday, March. 21
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - "Heirlooms of Tomorrow" art exhibit at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

2 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra present Bach's Birthday Bash at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0719. Fee applies.

2 to 4 p.m. - Closing reception for "Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful and the Tacky" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Monday, March. 22
8:30 a.m. - Internet class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - "Heirlooms of Tomorrow" art exhibit at Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

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. - "Innovations in Fish Farming Technology for the 21st Century" with Kevan Main at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March. 23
Noon - "Food-Flowers-Fashion" show at the Stella Maris Activity Center, St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3923. 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.

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

5 p.m. - Ohio and Kentucky night at American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

Wednesday, March. 24
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Noon - St. Bernard Guild "Welcome Spring" luncheon at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7865. 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.

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.

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange at Hair's to You Salon, 3218 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0431.

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

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • "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:

  • Islander Fishing Class with Capt. Mike Heistand at West Manatee Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 March 25.
  • Ladies of Jazz at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota March 26.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce "Oscar Winning Fashions" show and luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club March 26.
  • Mexican Fiesta Buffet and Dance at American Legion Post No. 24 March 27.
  • "Planting to Attract Birds and Butterflies" at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary March 27.
  • Anna Maria Island Power Squadron chicken barbecue March 27.
  • "Whale Sharks of the Caribbean: Legends of the Domino Fish" at Mote Marine Laboratory March 29.
  • Book sale at Blake Medical Center, Bradenton, March 29-30.

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