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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, March. 3
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 game at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Island Heritage Festival open house at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492, or 778-1514.

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 p.m. - The Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents "Senior Fraud" with speaker Diane Barrie at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

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.

7 to 8:30 p.m. - Adult basketball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, March. 4
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.

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

7 p.m. - Long Term Care Insurance Seminar at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 906-7066.

8 p.m. - Manatee Community College Symphonic Wind Ensemble at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320. Fee applies.

Friday, March. 5
Noon - Women of Manatee County Republican Club meeting with guest Bradenton Mayor Wayne Poston at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-4878. Fee applies.

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

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

6 to 10 p.m. -"Jazz Series - Paintings of Various Jazz Musicians" open reception with artist Herbie Rose at Graciela Giles Studio, 1014 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4469.

6 to 10 p.m. - "The Artist Kip" exhibit opening reception for artist Kip Ackerman of Holmes Beach at Kaos Gallery South, 1122 12th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-0823.

Saturday, March. 6
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 game at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Hobby and Craft Fair at Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2763.

9 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Island Heritage Festival "Mitch Davis Day" at the Anna Maria Island Historical Society Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492, or 778-1514.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Longboat Key Garden Club Home and Garden Tour beginning at 10 Lighthouse Point, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8869.

10:30 a.m. - Holmes Beach Civic Association presents "The State of the City" with Mayor Carol Whitmore at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-9315.

11 a.m. - Fashion show at American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

11 a.m. - Prom Fashion Show Preview and mother/daughter luncheon at Woodson Brothers' Seafood Grille, 7243 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-2276, or 792-6695.

2:30 p.m. - Heritage Festival children's bike parade down Pine Avenue from the corner of Crescent Street. Information: 778-0492, or 778-1514.

Sunday, March. 7
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 3 p.m. - Bradenton Elks Lodge car show at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 792-7395.

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Line dancing youth fundraiser with Bunny Burton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. - Carnival at Temple Beth El, 2209 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 792-0870. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - "Four Our King" gospel quartet at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

Monday, March. 8
8:30 a.m. - Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Election 2004: Candidates and Issues" with Paul Duke at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287. 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. - "Journey through the Everglades" with Philippe Cousteau, at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March. 9
9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Bloodmobile 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.

2 p.m. - Outdoor writer Jerry Hill at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

5 to 7 p.m. - Michigan night at American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. - "Mass Care" course at the American Red Cross, 2905 59th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 792-8686.

7:30 p.m. - "Bach-a-thon" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320.

Wednesday, March. 10
9 a.m. - Horseshoe game at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Library Book Club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11:30 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Players Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary silent auction and luncheon at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island, Palmetto. Information: 761-8623, or 792-7818.

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.

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

7:30 p.m. - Suncoast Mummers String Band at American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • "The Women" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through March 7. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • "Flashback" exhibit by Antonio Carreno at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 103, Longboat Key, through March 9. Information: 387-0746.
  • Orchid photography by Don Wilson at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through March 13. Information: 778-6648.
  • Sew For Fun with Diana Kelly at the Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 18. Information: 792-6934.
  • "Souvenirs of Florida: The Tasteful and the Tacky" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • The Tasteful and the Tacky Flamingo Auction at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • "The Artist Kip" exhibit by Kip Ackerman at Kaos Gallery South, 1122 12th St. W., Bradenton, through March 27. Information: 747-0823.
  • "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.
  • 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:

  • Episcopal Church Women of the Church of the Annunciation fashion show at the church March 11.
  • Watercolor painting demonstration at the Artists Guild Gallery March 11.
  • MCC Choirs Winter Concert at Neel Performing Arts Center March 11.
  • "Over the River and Through the Woods" opening night at the Island Players Theater March 11.
  • Southeastern Guide Dog walkathon at the Manatee Fairgrounds March 12.
  • Open house at the Artists Guild Gallery March 12.
  • Friends of the Island Branch Library meeting March 12.
  • Origami class at the Island Branch Library March 13.
  • Leon Merian at the Riverfront Theatre March 13.
  • Garden Fest at Palma Sola Botanical Park March 13-14.
  • Anna Maria Island Art League Springfest at Holmes Beach City Hall Park March 13-14.
  • Auditions for "Greater Tuna" at the Island Players March 14.
  • "The Four Aces" at Neel Performing Arts Center March 14.
  • Guitarist Vladislav Blaha at Neel Performing Arts Center March 15.
  • The Safe Place St. Patrick's dinner at the Beach House Restaurant March 16.
  • AARP Driver Safety course at the Island Branch Library March 16-17.
  • Jazz Ensemble at Neel Performing Arts Center March 17.
  • "Penny Flower Show" at Roser Memorial Community Church March 17.
  • St. Patrick's Day Breakfast at the Moose Lodge March 17.

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