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Date of Issue: April 20, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, April 12

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

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class continued from April 10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, April 13

8 to 11 a.m. - Blood drive at Pinnacle Medical Center, 315 75th St. W., Bradenton.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Pickle-ball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

Friday, April 14

10 a.m. - De Soto Children's Parade and Party in the Park departing from Manatee County Fairgrounds south on 10th Avenue West, along Fifth Street to Lamb Park in Palmetto. Information: 729-9177.

5:30 p.m. - Art for Kid's Sake reception and silent auction at The Islander newspaper office to benefit the art program at Manatee High School. Information: 778-7978.

Saturday, April 15

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

9 a.m. - Easter egg hunt at G.T. Bray Park, 33rd Avenue Drive West, Bradenton. Information: 742-5974.

9 a.m. - Nature walk with master gardener Mike Corso at Desoto National Memorial, the north end of 75th Street, Bradenton. Information: 722-4524. Handicap accessible.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Cancer prevention and survival cooking course at Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Sunday, April 16

6:30 a.m. - Easter Sunrise Service at Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

7:30 p.m. - Auditions for "As You Like It" at the Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755.

Monday, April 17

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Blood drive at Island Fitness, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - "Celebrate the Earth, Celebrate the Sea" earth week events at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Election 2006: The People Speak" at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287. Fee applies.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Pickle-ball at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 18

8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - The "ABC" Safe Boating course at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189.

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.

11:30 a.m. - Longboat Key Democratic Club Luncheon featuring Jim McCartney on "Iraq and the Unraveling of America" at the Harbourside Room, Longboat Key. Information: 383-4707. Fee applies.

6:30 to 9 p.m. - "The Shackleton Expedition" lecture and reception at the Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131.

Wednesday, April 19

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. - Kindergarten registration and immunization van at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce "Nooner" at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club lunch and installation of new officers at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0523.

Ongoing:

  • "Celebrate the Earth, Celebrate the Sea" earth week events at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, through April 23. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.
  • Island fiber artist Cyndy Custis celebrates 30 years of weaving with a display at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 30. Information: 779-9118.
  • "Spring Has Arrived" exhibit by Ann Terhardt at All Angels Episcopal Church By the Sea, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key, through April 30. Information: 751-0266.
  • "The New World in the Eyes of Explorers" at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through June 4. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • "South Pacific" at Manatee School for the Arts April 20-22.
  • Family Caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library April 21.
  • De Soto Bottle Boat Regatta at Palma Sola Causeway April 22.
  • Gentle Spirits' Revival retreat at Island Baptist Church April 22.
  • "Preserving Our Natural Environment" Earth Day celebration at Felts Audubon Preserve April 22.
  • Keep Manatee Beautiful Great American Clean up April 22.
  • Dick Hyman at Neel Performing Arts Center April 23.
  • De Soto musical and fashion show at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium April 25.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Fit to Eat Deli April 26.

Save the Date:

  • De Soto Ball at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium April 28.
  • Affaire to Remember at St. Bernard Catholic Church April 29.
  • De Soto 5K run down Manatee Avenue April 29.
  • De Soto grand parade down Manatee Avenue April 29.
  • Manatee River Garden Club Garden Tour and Horticulture Exhibit April 29

 

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