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Date of Issue: March 17, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, March 9

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

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Terra Ceia Village RV Resort craft fair at 9303 Bayshore Road, Palmetto. Information: 723-2425.

11 a.m. - U.S. Navy luncheon at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players meeting at Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant, 800 Broadway, Longboat Key. Information: 778-4865.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Historical Society volunteer lunch at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1514.

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 to 3 p.m. - Arthritis Foundation lecture "Mind Body Connection" at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 794-1400, ext. 224.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving workshop with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, March 10

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

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Fabric collage demonstration by June Kleeman at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

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

7 p.m. - The Manatee Sail & Power Squadron presents "How to Prepare Your Boat for a Hurricane" at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5678.

7:30 p.m. - Manatee/Sarasota Sierra Club presents "Water for People and Nature, Not for Profit: The Story of Corporate Water Privatization and Public Resistance" at the Sudakoff Center, University South Florida, 5700 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 755-4368. Bring dessert to share.

Friday, March 11

5 to 7:30 p.m. - "Coffee House Open Mic Night" hosted by the Island Hobbits at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

7 p.m. - Toccoa Falls College Choir at the Island Baptist Church, 8506 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

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.

8 to 11 p.m. - "Gotta Dance" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Saturday, March 12

8 a.m. to 1 p.m. -Flea market and bake sale at Harvey Memorial Community Church, 300 Church St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 224-9608.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Privateer's Thieves Market at Coquina Beach, Bradenton Beach. Information: 650-6136.

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

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Garden lecture and plant sale at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866.

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

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: 778-1352. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Big band extravaganza with Leon Merian at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

8 to 11 p.m. - "Do Ya, Do Ya, Do Ya Wanna Dance?" at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 773-0177. Fee applies.

Sunday, March 13

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Garden lecture and plant sale at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 761-2866.

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

Monday, March 14

9 a.m. - Widowed persons support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 508 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10:30 a.m. to noon - Waltz workshop with Robin Rhodes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.Fee applies.

1:30 p.m. - Gardening program with Blake Whisenant, inventor of the Earthbox, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Tuesday, March 15

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.

2 to 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

3 to 4:30 p.m. - "Photography Today" lecture with Tomas Carabasi at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

Wednesday, March 16

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

6 to 7:30 p.m. - "Parenting with Love and Logic" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • "Sew for Fun" at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 17. Information: 795-8945.
  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society aqueous art show at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-2862.
  • Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 22. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "Student Exhibit" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 31. Information: 778-2099.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • "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:

  • Greek dinner at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation March 17.
  • Manatee Audubon Society meeting at First Presbyterian Church, Bradenton, March 17.
  • "Beau Jest" at the Island Players playhouse March 17.
  • St. Patrick's Day breakfast at the Moose Lodge March 17.
  • Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library March 18.
  • Spring dance at the American Legion Post No. 24 March 18.
  • Classical figure drawing class at the Anna Maria Island Art League March 18.
  • Deep Sky Observers at the South Florida Museum March 18.
  • Sierra Club Lake Manatee Paddle March 19.
  • Sea Snooze Overnight at Mote Marine Aquarium March 19.
  • Gardening college and plant fair at the Manatee County Fairgrounds March 19.
  • Art sale at the Education Center, Longboat Key, March 19.
  • Gulfcoast Sandpiper Barbershop Chorus at Neel Performing Arts Center March 19.
  • Heritage Days at Manatee Village Historical Park March 19.
  • Anna Maria Island Orchestra and Chorus at First United Methodist Church March 20.
  • Stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 21.
  • "A Flash of Green" film showing at Holmes Beach City Hall March 21.
  • Internet class at the Island Branch Library March 21.
  • "Inside Abstract Art" at the Education Center, Longboat Key, March 22.

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