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Date of Issue: April 21, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, April 20

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

Noon - Anna Maria Island Garden Club lunch at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3665.

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.

Thursday, April 21

7:30 p.m. - Manatee County Audubon Society potluck dinner and craft "show and tell" at First Presbyterian Church, 1402 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 758-2929.

Friday, April 22

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth Jazz with Eric Darius at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, April 23

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club speaker Jack Fones at Cafe on the Beach, 2200 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.

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

9 a.m. - Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Boss at the Spring Avenue beach access, Anna Maria. Information: 778-4977. Donations accepted.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - "America’s Boating Course" at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 1201 Eighth Ave. W., Palmetto. Information: 729-7703.

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Manatee County Audubon Society Earth Day celebration at Felts Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E. and Experimental Farm Road, Palmetto. Information: 758-2929

9:30 a.m. - Sierra Club canoe/kayak paddle, hike and bike ride at Myakka River State Park. Information: 366-9596. Fee applies.

Sunday, April 24

1 to 5 p.m. - "Sip and Shop" wine tasting at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554. Fee applies.

2:15 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Day at Tropicana Field in Tampa. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 26

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.

Wednesday, April 27

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.

Ongoing:

  • "Amedeus" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through April 24. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Powel Crosley Theatre Company’s Shakespeare on the Bay featuring "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Powel Crosley Museum, 8374 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, through April 29. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.
  • Art by Dee Pastorius at the Gallery of All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8161.
  • Youth art classes for ages 5 to 12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through May 3. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "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:

  • "Dance the Night Away" at Palma Sola Botanical Park April 29.
  • "America’s Boating Course" at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Palmetto, April 30.
  • Boating skills course at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Bradenton, May 1.
  • Gulf Coast Writers meeting at Island Branch Library May 2.

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