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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, May 12
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Library book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

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, May 13
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - National Tourism Week Tri-Chamber Luncheon Shining Star Awards and presentation; "Can You Teach an Old Tourism Dog New Tricks?" at the Radisson Lido Beach Resort, 700 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Beach. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

11 a.m. - St. Bernard Council of Catholic Women and the Guild of the Annunciation Church joint meeting and spring hat competition at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2508.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

Friday, May 14
Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

6 to 9 p.m. - Music "from the Islands" at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, May 15
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.

11 a.m. - Oriental medicine workshop with Ricardo Morales at Whale's Song, 515 36th St. W., Suite B, Bradenton. Information: 750-8608.

1 to 4 p.m. - Fantasy Travel family fun day at Cortez Village Business Center, 6630 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 795-3900.

Sunday, May 16
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Rare fruit tree sale at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 722-9550.

Noon to 2 p.m. - Manatee Children's Services' Twice the Charm fashion show and spring lunch at Carrabba's Italian Grill, 2106 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 727-1200. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. - Auditions for "The Merry Wives of Windsor" at Island Players, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 794-8762.

Monday, May 17
Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents its "Election 2004 Candidate Forum" at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287 or 778-6284.

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.

7:30 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Historical Society meeting with guest speaker David Sadkins of the Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

Tuesday, May 18
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, May 19
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.

7 p.m. - "Miss Sara's" spring dance recital and banquet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

7 p.m. - Island Players Inc. annual meeting at the theater, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755.

Ongoing:

  • "Greater Tuna" at the Island Players, corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through May 16. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

  • "Forever Plaid" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through May 23. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

  • Manatee High School art exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through May 28. Information: 778-2099.

  • Watercolors by Mary Stealey at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through May 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:

  • Island Players banquet at the Bradenton Country Club May 21.

  • Longboat Key Chamber golf tournament at the Longboat Key Club May 21.

  • Dance the Night Away at the Palma Sola Botanical Park May 21.

  • Safe boating course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron May 22.

  • "Monster Jam" basketball tournament at the Anna Maria Island Community Center May 22-23.

  • Internet class at the Island Branch library May 24.

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