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Date of Issue: March 09, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, March 8

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Terra Ceia Village RV Resort craft fair at 9309 Bayshore Road, Palmetto. Information: 723-2425.

11:30 a.m. - Celebrate Manatee County Heritage Days and become a "History Detective" searching historic facts at Indian Springs Park, 1312 Second Ave. E., Bradenton. Information: 746-2035. Bring a bag lunch.

Noon - Minnesota Club luncheon at the Bradenton Elks Lodge, 2511 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3573.

Thursday, March 9

9 a.m. to noon - Blood drive at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10 a.m. - Walking tour of Palmetto departs from Palmetto Historical Park, 10th Avenue and Sixth Street West, Palmetto. Information: 746-7165.

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

7 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

Friday, March 10

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.

8 p.m. - Florida West Coast Symphony "Masterworks" at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-4252. Fee applies.

Saturday, March 11

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Flea market, bake sale and entertainment at Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-2983.

     8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach south parking lot, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4512.

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

8:30 a.m. to noon - Spring hobby and craft fair at Gulfshore of Longboat Key, 3710 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2763.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Eco Expo at Bradenton Beach City Hall, 107 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1005, ext. 227.

9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - "Adventure on Dolphin Island" family program followed by a lecture for kids ages 6 to 12 with marine scientist Ellen Prager at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Pre-registration required.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Desoto National Memorial Park 57th Annual Celebration at the north end of 75th Street North West, Bradenton. Information: 792-0458.

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library, 111 Second St. N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-1208.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Model Boat Guild of the Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum Cortez Model Show "Age of Stern, Age of Sail" at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 708-4935. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League "Springfest" art and craft festival at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

2 p.m. - "Touring France by Bicycle" with Mel Brenner at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

4:30 p.m. - Youth orchestra concert at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 953-4252.

Sunday, March 12

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Model Boat Guild of the Florida Gulf Coast Maritime Museum Cortez Model Show "Age of Stern, Age of Sail" at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 708-4935. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Art League "Springfest" art and craft festival at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

Monday, March 13

9 to 10 a.m. - Widowed persons support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

4 and 7 p.m. - "Virtual Tour of the Mote Tropical Research Lab in the Florida Keys" presentation by David Vaughan at Mote Immersion Cinema, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

4:15 to 6:30 p.m. - Heritage Days historic tour of Manatee Settlement, Indian Springs Park, 14th Street West and Second Avenue East, Bradenton. Information: 746-2035.

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Pickle-ball demonstration at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Tuesday, March 14

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.

10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. - Dolphin researcher Heidi Harley speaks at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

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

Wednesday, March 15

11:30 a.m. to noon - "Nooner" networking lunch at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Historical Society volunteer appreciation lunch at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-0492.

1 to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Garden Club "Penny Flower Show" at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-4683.

1:30 p.m. - Mummer String Band concert and ice cream social at Braden Castle Park, One Office Drive (off State Road 64 and 27th Street East), Bradenton. Information: 746-7700.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Parent support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies. Childcare provided.

8 p.m. - Czech classical guitarist Vladislav Blaha performs at Neel Performing Arts Center, Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5252.

Ongoing:

  • "The Highwaymen," Florida's African-American landscape painters exhibit, at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through March 12. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • "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.
  • "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.

Upcoming:

  • Mystery writers lecture series featuring Bob Morris at Mote Marine Laboratory March 16.
  • Bay Chorale spring concert at First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, March 16.
  • Reception for Russian artists at Wallace Fine Art, Longboat Key, March 16.
  • St. Patrick's Day breakfast at the Moose Lodge March 17.
  • St. Patrick's Day party at Bradenton Elks Lodge March 17.
  • Anna Maria Island Tour of Homes March 18.
  • Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 18.
  • Safe boating class at G.T. Bray Park March 18.
  • Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting at Belle Haven Gardens March 20.
  • Meet, Greet & Eat condo reception at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key, March 21.

Save the Date:

  • Cortez Heritage Days March 24.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Fashion Show March 25.
  • Island Garden Tour April 1

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