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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, April. 14
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Noon - The Minnesota club potluck picnic at Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. Information: 778-3530.

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.

5 to 9 p.m. - "Who Moved My Cheese?" workshop at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

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

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - RATPACK can food drive supporting the "Truth in Testing - Parent's Right to Know Act" at the Central Library waterside parking lot, Barcarrota Boulevard, downtown Bradenton. Information: 778-4126.

Thursday, April. 15
5 p.m. - Gallery lecture by Longboat Key sculptor Barbara Harrison at Sonnet Gallery, 1480 Main St., Sarasota. Information: 387-8589.

Friday, April. 16
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - "Celebrate Life" with motivational speaker Angela Jackson at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

7:30 to 11:30 p.m. - "Dance the Night Away" at the Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 792-8719. Fee applies.

Saturday, April. 17
7:30 a.m. to noon - Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary "Walk for the Birds" departs from 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

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 games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Manatee County Audubon Earth Day celebration at Felts Audubon Preserve, Experimental Farm Road and 24th Avenue East, Palmetto. Information: 746-1991.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - YMCA Healthy Kids Day at the Manatee Family YMCA, 3805 59th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 792-7484.

8 p.m. - "The Country Wife - The Musical" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5340 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320. Fee applies.

Sunday, April. 18
2 p.m. - "The Country Wife - The Musical" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5340 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320. Fee applies.

4 p.m. - Holocaust Remembrance Day/Community Yom Hashoah Service at Temple Beth El, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428.

Monday, April. 19
Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Winning in 2004" with guest Stephen Schlossberg at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

2 p.m. - "Perspectives of an Astronaut/Oceanographer" with Kathryn Sullivan at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. 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. - "Perspectives of an Astronaut/Oceanographer" with Kathryn Sullivan at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Historical Society presentation by Florida "cracker" Earl "Nick" Baden at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

Tuesday, April. 20
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.

6 p.m. - "Boss Tom!" performed by Tom Aposporos at the Fogartyville Cafe, 800 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-9755.

Wednesday, April. 21
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

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 to 6 p.m. - Friends of the Island Library open house for retiree Sarah Bicknell at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-1416.

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 9 p.m. - "Coral Grief: Fall of the Cities Beneath the Sea" with marine-tourism expert Alex Brylske at Center for Innovation and Technology auditorium at Manatee Community College Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E., Sarasota. Information: 408-1494.

7 to 9 p.m. - Teen talent night at Fogartyville Cafe, 800 17th Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-9755. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • Watercolor exhibit by Thelma Sarty at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 24.
  • "The Country Wife - The Musical" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5340 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320. Fee applies.
  • Watercolor exhibit by Kim Attwooll at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 30. Information: 778-6341.
  • "Works from Open Studio" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through April 30. Information: 778-2099.
  • Rolf Bertram photographs at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 31. Information: 778-6341.
  • Watercolor with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer Clyde Butcher at the South Florida museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • AARP Driver Safety class at the Island Branch Library April 22-23.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Center's "An Affaire to Remember" at the St. Bernards Catholic Church April 24.
  • "An Afternoon with Leon Merian" at Island Middle School April 24.
  • Manatee Children's Services "Jazz at the Park" at Palma Sola Botanical Park April 25.

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