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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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.

Thursday, March. 25
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.

12:15 to 2:15 p.m. - Furniture-painting class with Dawn Gurtner at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - The Islander fishing class with Capt. Mike Heistand at West Manatee Fire & Rescue District Station No. 1, 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7978. Fee applies.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - "Molar Gras" Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce business after hours at Robert Gordon's dentist office, 7000 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

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

Friday, March. 26
11 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce fashion show and luncheon at the Bradenton Country Club. Information: 778-1541. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. - "Ladies of Jazz" at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

8 to 11 p.m. - "Dance the Night Away" featuring the Billy Rice Band at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 792-8719. Fee applies.

Saturday, March. 27
8 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Water Wise Expo & Gardening College at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Information: 722-4524.

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.

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

10 a.m. to noon - Furniture painting demonstration by Nancy Law at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Cortez Tour of Homes and silent auction at Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct., Cortez. Information: 708-4935. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - "Planting to Attract Birds and Butterflies" with Laura Schiller at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

Noon to 3 p.m. - Chicken barbecue at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St., Bradenton. Information: 545-7646. Fee applies.

5:30 to 9:30 p.m. - "Mexican Fiesta" buffet and dance at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

Sunday, March. 28
8 to 11:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Cortez Tour of Homes and silent auction at Cortez Community Center, 4523 123rd St. Ct., Cortez. Information: 708-4935. Fee applies.

11 a.m. - Bible study workshops with Les Feldick at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

4 p.m. - All Island Denomination's Habitat for Humanity kickoff at Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church Ave., Bradenton Beach. Information: 224-8608.

Monday, March. 29
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Artists open call for "Dreams Are Free" juried exhibit at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St., Bradenton. Information: 746-2862. Fee applies.

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. - "Whale Sharks of the Caribbean: Legends of the Domino Fish" with Rachel Graham at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Woodworks Marimba Ensemble at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March. 30
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Artists open call for "Dreams Are Free" juried exhibit at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St., Bradenton. Information: 746-2862. 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.

Wednesday, March. 31
8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 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.

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.

1 to 3:30 p.m. - "Paint-a-shirt" class with Sue Lynn Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. 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.

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

Ongoing:

  • "The Artist Kip" exhibit by Islander 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.
  • Glass creations by Linda Schmid at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 10. Information: 778-6648.
  • 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:

  • For Art's Sake silent auction benefit at The Islander April 1.
  • "Works from Open Studio" at Anna Maria Art League April 2.
  • Religious art exhibit at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation April 2.
  • U.S.O. Show at the American Legion Post No. 24 April 2.
  • Anna Maria Island Garden Tour April 3.
  • Fashion Show at Village of the Arts April 3.
  • Wild bird rescue training at Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary April 3.
  • "Walk-the-Island-for-Island-Middle-School" April 3.
  • Organ recital at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church April 4.
  • Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library April 5.
  • "Florida Red Tide and Human Health: The Top 10 Questions" at Mote Marine Laboratory April 5.
  • Stepping-stone craft class at Anna Maria Island Community Center April 5-6.
  • Safe-boating class at the Coast Guard Auxiliary Building April 6.

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