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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, April. 28
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.

4:30 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.

Thursday, April. 29
8 p.m. - Manatee Community College choirs and ensembles "Spring Fling Concert" at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320. Fee applies.

Friday, April. 30
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Book signing by Island authors Dick Hennessey and Marguerita Loucke Dye at Bayview Plaza, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2605.

Saturday, April. 31
Sunrise to noon - Nature trail open at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 518-4431.

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 4 p.m. - Red Cross babysitting course at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 10 p.m. - Bridge Street Festival on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9388.

Sunday, May. 1
7 a.m. - Children's Academy of Southwest Florida Fun Run/Walk from Bayfront Park, North Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 798-8862.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Bridge Street Festival on Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9388.

Noon to 4 p.m. - Jazz Club of Sarasota "Jazz on the Water" aboard the Seafood Shack's showboat, Seafood Shack Marina, 127th Street, Cortez. Information: 316-9207. Fee applies.

Monday, May. 2
8 to 9:30 a.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce presents "Stress Free for Life" with Tom Skoloda at the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 761-9036.

Noon to 2 p.m. - - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce presents "Strengthening Your Business" with Tom Davenport at the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Stepping-stone class with Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. 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.

Tuesday, May. 3
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 2:30 p.m. - Stepping-stone class with Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - "A Taste of the Centre" at the Centre Shops of Longboat Key, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. - Boating skills and seamanship program at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 5801 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 761-4303. Fee applies.

Wednesday, May. 4
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

8 to 11:30 a.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce presents "Helping Small Businesses Help Themselves" seminar with Zach Rans and Mike Siegal at the Hilton Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

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

Noon - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island pot-luck lunch at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

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.

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

Ongoing:

  • 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:

  • "Let Freedom Ring" day of prayer at West Manatee Fire and Rescue Station No. 1 May 6.
  • Episcopal Church Women present "A Jewish Woman Born in Iraq" at the Church of the Annunciation May 6.
  • "Forever Plaid" at the Riverfront Theatre opens May 6.
  • "Greater Tuna" at the Island Players opens May 6.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Small Business Person of the Year" awards breakfast at the Hilton Longboat Key May 6.
  • Manatee High Art Exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League May 7.
  • Southwest Florida Peace Coalition presents "Human Shield" at the Unitarian Universalist Church, Sarasota, May 7.
  • Spring Harvest celebration at Hope Seeds, Bradenton, May 7-8.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School Spring Fling at St. Bernard Catholic Church May 8.
  • Family origami class at the Island Branch Library May 8.
  • Letter carrier's food drive May 8.

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