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Date of Issue: March 24, 2010

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, March 24

11 a.m. — Architecture’s Nobel: The Pritzker Prize lecture at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange at White Egret, 5602 Marina Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Thursday, March 25

6 p.m. — The Island Garden Club presentation by Bethany Allen-Ford, president of the Sun Coast Bee Keepers Association, at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0256.

Saturday, March 27

8:30 a.m. — Easter Seals of Southwest Florida CEO Bill Lloyd speaks at the Kiwanis Club meeting, Cafe on the Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

10 a.m. to noon —Watercolor painting demonstration by Jean Ehlis at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6648.

10 a.m. — Save Anna Maria meets at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. — The Moose Lodge 2188, 110 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach, hosts an egg hunt. Pre-registration is required at the lodge.

6 to 8 p.m. — “Got Talent Show” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Monday, March 29

Manatee County School District Spring Break begins.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Spring Break-Out activities for kindergarten through fifth-grade students at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 2. Information: 941-778-0719.

10 a.m. — Senior Singles meeting with guest, author Andy Little, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Tuesday, March 30

Noon — “Living Wills and Healthcare Surrogates” with Attorney Dona Sobel at the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island lunch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, March 31

11 a.m. — The Einstein Circle discussion “Has Science Become too Political?” at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

Ongoing:

   • First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

   • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.

   • Tuesdays, 12:30 p.m., Anna Maria Duplicate Bridge Club at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0504.

   • Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

   • Wednesdays, 1 to 3 p.m., Irish Dancers host dances with instruction at the Tequila Beach Sports Grille, 7423 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-2416. Partners not required.

   • Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

   • The third Wednesday of each month, noon, the Anna Maria Island Garden Club meets at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2809.

   • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

   • Thursdays, 6 p.m., Co-Dependents Anonymous group meets on the Island. Call for location: 508-815-7378.

   • Fridays, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

   • Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

   • Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Open-air market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, through mid-April. Information: 941-518-4431.

   • Through March 27, Cecy Richardson’s one-woman show at the Arts Council of Manatee County Gallery, 926 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-2223.

   • Through March 30, “Post POP” show at the Palmetto Art Center, 907 Fifth Street W., Palmetto. Information: 941-518-2109.

   • Through April 23, “Florida Cowboys Collection” at the Manatee County Agricultural Museum, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-721-2031.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Thursday, March 25

7:30 p.m. — Opening night of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through April 11. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, March 26

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Spring Home Show at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-335-9161. Fee applies.

5 p.m. — Fit2Run 5k Race to benefit Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-358-5100.

5 to 10 p.m. — Seafood Festival along the 1200 block of Barcarrota Boulevard, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-747-1998 or online at www.seafoodfest.info.

6:30 p.m. — Documentary film screening of “Cowboy Country” at the Carnegie Library in Palmetto Historical Park, 515 10th Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 941-721-2034.

7 p.m. — “Film Rush 2010,” a film festival for Manatee County Middle and High School students at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-751-6550 ext. 2107.

Saturday, March 27

8:30 a.m. — First of a two-part boating safety course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

9 and 10:30 a.m. — Wagon tours of Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Spring Home Show at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-335-9161. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. — Seafood Festival along the 1200 block of Barcarrota Boulevard, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-747-1998 or online at www.seafoodfest.info.

Sunday, March 28

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — Spring Home Show at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-335-9161. Fee applies.

Noon to 6 p.m. — Seafood Festival along the 1200 block of Barcarrota Boulevard, downtown Bradenton. Information: 941-747-1998 or online at www.seafoodfest.info.

Coming Up:

   • April 1, Visions of the Future Film Festival, South Florida Museum.

   • April 1, Magic show, Island Branch Library.

   • April 2, Children’s parade, Palmetto.

   • April 3, Easter Egg Hunt, G.T. Bray Park.

   • April 3, Silk painting demonstration, Island Gallery West.

   • April 7, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business lunch, The Gathering Place.

   • April 7, “The Dirty Horrors of Medical Ethics,” Anna Maria Island Community Center.

Save the Date:

   • April 9-18, Manatee Jazz Fest.

   • April 10, Bottle Boat Regatta, Palma Sola Causeway.

   • April 10-11, Through Women’s Eyes film festival, Hollywood 20.

   • April 16-18, Florida Gulf Coast Small Craft Festival, Cortez.

   • April 16-18, Anna Maria Island Real Florida Festival.

   • April 24, An Affaire to Remember.

   • April 24, Cortez natives picnic, Florida Maritime Museum.

   • May 1-2, Anna Maria Island Relay for Life.

   • May 2, Annual Island Run.

AME school calendar

   • March 26, no school. Record day.

   • March 29-April 2, spring break.

   • 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. April 8, kindergarden roundup.

   • 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 8, conference night.

   • 8 a.m. April 16, Parent Teacher Organization meeting.

For more information, call the school office at 941-708-5525. AME is at 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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