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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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 downtown 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 & 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.

Thursday, March 24

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

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

Friday, March 25

9 a.m. - Yoga beach walk with Dolce Little at Magnolia Avenue and Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

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

Saturday, March 26

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

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

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - "Art and Animals on the Walk" at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6324. Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton Beach.

10 a.m. - Stained-glass art demonstration by Kathy Storm at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Digital photography workshop with Andy Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

3 to 6 p.m. - Waves grand opening at 4110 127th St. W., Cortez. Information: 376-4541.

Sunday, March 27

6:30 a.m. - Easter sunrise service sponsored by the Island Kiwanis Club at the Manatee County Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Monday, March 28

8:45 to 10 a.m. - Yoga with Dolce Little at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March 29

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 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. - "The Current State of the Mystery: Who's Hot, Who's Not" lecture with Stuart Kaminsky at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Youth art classes for ages 5 to 12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Wednesday, March 30

8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning, Longboat Key" breakfast and blood drive at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

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.

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • Youth art classes for ages 5 to 12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through May 3. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "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:

  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Meet, Greet & Eat" at St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Longboat Key, March 31.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony concert at Neel Performing Arts Center April 1.
  • Harp recital at the Church of the Annunciation April 2.
  • Sierra Club walk and campout at Myakka River State Park April 2-3.
  • Garden tour of various Island locations April 3.
  • Literary agent Patrika Vaughn at the Island Branch Library April 4.
  • Basket-weaving workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center April 4-5.
  • Anna Maria Island Woman's Club spring lunch at the Twin Dolphin Marina Grill April 6.
  • Minnesota Club picnic near the Anna Maria City Pier April 6.

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