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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, March 2

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

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

12:10 p.m. - Carl Parks of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church performs organ music by Bach at the Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Information: 778-4820.

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 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents a book review by Ernestine Basler-Lawton of "Founding Mothers" by Cokie Roberts at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

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

Thursday, March 3

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

4 to 6 p.m. - Jazz concert at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Boat Smart course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

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

Friday, March 4

8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Blood drive at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

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

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

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Opening reception for the Anna Maria Island Art League "Student Exhibit" at 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

Saturday, March 5

7:30 a.m. - Southeastern Guide Dogs Walk-A-Thon at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1402 14th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 729-5665.

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

9 to 11 a.m. - "Sharks! Top Predators of the Sea" family program at Mote Marina Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. - Pilates with Laura Bennet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - "Centering Prayer" introductory workshop at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3091. Fee applies.

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

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Heritage Day Celebration on Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

10:15 a.m. - Holmes Beach Civic Association presents a roundtable discussion with City Commissioner Rich Bohnenberger at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

2 to 4 p.m. - Longboat Key Garden Club Home and Garden Tour at various locations. Tickets available at AMI West, 9801 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, or Dee's Boutique, 3328 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 387-8142, or 383-1567. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Youth Orchestra Concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-3434.

Sunday, March 6

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Line-dancing fundraiser for youth scholarships at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Monday, March 7

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

Tuesday, March 8

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

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 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving workshop with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Television chef and author Joe Evans at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - "Women Waging Peace in the Middle East" presentation at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - "A Musical Taste of Ireland" at the St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-1322. Fee applies.

Wednesday, March 9

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

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Terra Ceia Village RV Resort craft fair at 9303 Bayshore Road, Palmetto. Information: 723-2425.

11 a.m. - U.S. Navy luncheon at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players meeting at Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway, Longboat Key. Information: 778-4865.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Historical Society volunteer lunch at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1514.

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 to 3 p.m. - Arthritis Foundation lecture "Mind Body Connection" at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 794-1400 ext. 224.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving workshop with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • "Impressionist Masters of Russia" at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through March 11. Information: 387-0746.
  • "Sew for Fun" at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 17. Information: 795-8945.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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:

  • Sierra Club's "Water for People and Nature, Not for Profit: The Story of Corporate Water Privatization and Public Resistance" at the Sudakoff Center March 10.
  • Fabric art demonstration at the Artists Guild Gallery March 10.
  • Toccoa Falls College Choir at the Island Baptist Church March 11.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel Performing Arts Center March 11.
  • "Gotta Dance" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 11.
  • Leon Merian at the Riverfront Theatre March 12.
  • Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves' Market at Coquina Beach March 12.
  • Digital photography workshop at Anna Maria Island Community Center March 12.
  • Spring plant sale at the Palma Sola Botanical Gardens March 12-13.
  • Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest at Holmes Beach City Hall Park March 12-13.
  • Waltz workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 14.
  • "Photography Today" presentation at the Education Center March 15.
  • Shell crafts at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 15.

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