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Date of Issue: March 30, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, March 22

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at The Vollmer Financial Group, 444 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

Thursday, March 23

10 a.m. - Heritage Days walking tour of Fogartyville departs from Lewis Park, 3100 block of First Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 749-7165.

5 to 9 p.m. - "Crisis in Santa’s Workshop" at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce, 6950 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

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

8 p.m. - Neil Simon’s "Chapter Two" opens at the Island Players, Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information:

Friday, March 24

9 a.m. - Nature walks at Desoto National Memorial, on the north end of 75th Street northwest, Bradenton. Information: 722-4524.

11:30 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce presents "Flip Flop Fare" fashion show at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-1541. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth Jazz with the Mike Macarthur group at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

6 to 10 p.m. - Bradenton Gecko Gala at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-0823. Fee applies.

Saturday, March 25

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

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Boat Smart class at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Safe boating "The ABC course" at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, G.T. Bray Park, 5801 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189. Fee applies.

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

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2508.

Sunday, March 26

8 to 11:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra "Mozart Celebration" concert at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Tuesday, March 28

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.

Noon - Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 713-0042.

4 to 6 p.m. - Inquiring Minds presents "The God of Jews, the God of Christians, the God of Islam - How Many Gods?" with Dr. Raymond Huntley at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4579.

Wednesday, March 29

8 to 10 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" program and blood drive at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce office, 6980 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.

Ongoing:

  • "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.
  • Watercolors by "Lolly" Loretta Owens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through March 31.
  • Russian artists of the Surikov Institute exhibit at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through March 31. Information: 387-0746.
  • "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.
  • "Chapter Two" at the Island Players, Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through April 9. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Heritage Days walking tour of downtown Bradenton March 30.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony at Neel Performing Arts Center March 31.
  • Boat expo at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center March 31.
  • The Living Stations of the Cross at St. Bernard Catholic Church March 31.
  • Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum and Traditional Small Crafts Association water craft festival in Cortez March 31-April 2.
  • Island Garden Tour April 1.
  • Historic Belle Haven art show April 1.
  • Village of the Arts Garden Walk April 1.
  • Guitarist Rex Willis at Bishop Planetarium, Bradenton April 2.
  • National Library Week April 2-8.

Save the Date:

  • Island Baptist Church Block Party April 8.
  • Cortez Picnic April 8.
  • Healthy Kids Day at the Manatee YMCA April 8.
  • Earth Week at Mote Marine April 17-23.
  • Kindergarten roundup at Anna Maria Elementary School April 19

 

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