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Date of Issue: April 07, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, April 6

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

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

Noon - Minnesota Club picnic near the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 794-3573.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Woman's Club spring lunch at the Twin Dolphin Marina Grill, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 778-4060.

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.

6 p.m. - "Parenting with Love and Logic" workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies. Pre-registration required for babysitting services.

Thursday, April 7

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

8 p.m. - Opening night of "Amedeus" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, April 8

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Open mic coffee house night at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

Saturday, April 9

7:20 a.m. - Manatee Audubon Society "mini bird-a-thon" meets at the northeast side of the Palma Sola Causeway. Information: 746-1991.

8 a.m. - Community crafts and clutter sale at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608  Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813.

8 a.m. to noon - Breast cancer yard sale at 513 67th St., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7019.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis club presents "How to Stay Safe Inside and Outside Your Home" with Officer Brian Macneel at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes 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 to 11 a.m. - "Marine Science Technology & You" family program at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

11 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Garden party family festival at the Ringling Museum of Art, 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota. Information: 358-3180. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Leon Merian's Big Band Extravaganza at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

5 p.m. - An Affaire to Remember, the Anna Maria Island Community Center's premier social event and fundraiser at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Fee applies.

Monday, April 11

9 a.m. - Widowed persons support group with guest author Marguerite Loucks Dye at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

1 to 3 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFevre at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April 12

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.

2 p.m. - Friends lecture series with botanical artist Charlotte Staub Thomas at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

2 to 4 p.m. - Paint-a-shirt craft class with Sue Lynn Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Manatee Players presents "Quilters" at the First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406. Fee applies.

Wednesday, April 13

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

11:30 a.m. - The Falcon-Aires perform for the Anna Maria Island Players Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary at the Anna Maria Island Oyster Bar, 6906 14th St. W., Bradenton.

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:

  • Italo Botti exhibit at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through April 11. Information: 387-0746.
  • 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.
  • Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium April 14.
  • AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
  • Manatee Players presents "Quilters" at the First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton, through April 17. Information: 747-4406. Fee applies.
  • "Amedeus" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through April 24. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Art by Dee Pastorius at the Gallery of All Angels by the Sea Epicopal 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:

  • Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club presents animal photographer Larry Allen at the Sudukoff Center April 14.
  • Keep Manatee Beautiful's Great American Beach Cleanup April 16.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Celebrate Longboat Key Gala" at the Longboat Key Club April 16.
  • "Sidewalk Astronomy" with the Deep Sky Observers at the South Florida Museum April 16.
  • "Tips on Safe Sailing" at Cafe on the Beach April 16.
  • Boat Smart class at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron April 16.
  • Manatee-Sarasota Sierra Club Carlton Reserve Walk April 17.
  • Anna Maria Island Historical Society Film presentation "Great Expectations" at Holmes Beach City Hall April 18.
  • Anna Maria Island Democratic Club lunch at the Beach House Restaurant April 18.
  • "Budget and Trade Deficits: An Economic Perfect Storm" at the Beach House Restaurant April 18.
  • "Shakespeare on the Bay" at the Powel Crosley Museum April 19.

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