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Date of Issue: May 05, 2005

Islander Calender

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.

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.

Thursday, May 5

9 a.m. - Project ChildSafe truck promoting firearm safety visits all Island Police Departments throughout the day. Information: www.projectchildsafe.org.

11 a.m. - National Day of Prayer observance at the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0414.

11:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. - "Micro-Irrigation: Just the Basics" presented by Manatee County Extension Services at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

6 p.m. - Cinco de Mayo celebration for teens at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Friday, May 6

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists reception for the Manatee High School art exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

7 to 9 p.m. - Teen night at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Saturday, May 7

7:30 a.m. - Nature walk at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 737-3169.

8 a.m. - Environmental cleanup at the FISH Preserve, 4404 116th St. W., Cortez. Information: 708-4935.

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

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Boy Scouts of America 2005 Scout Show at Sutton Park, Sixth Street West and 10th Avenue West, Palmetto.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Classic corvette car show at St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota. Information: 366-3200.

10:30 a.m. - Wild bird rescue training class at the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

4 to 6 p.m. - Sierra Club walk at Myakka State Park. Information: 484-4113. Fee applies.

Sunday, May 8

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Mother’s Day Garden Tour at 1315 38th St., Sarasota. Information: 358-4953.

Monday, May 9

6 to 8 p.m. - "The Basics of Global Positioning Systems" at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449.

Tuesday, May 10

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 11

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

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

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.

1:30 to 3 p.m. - "Acupuncture, Acupressure and Arthritis" with Dr. Douglas Dowe at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 794-1400 ext. 224.

Ongoing:

  • "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.
  • Manatee High School art exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through May 31. Information: 778-2099.

Upcoming:

  • Lifeline screening at Island Baptist Church May 13.
  • Friends of the Island Branch Library board meeting at the Island Branch Library May 13.
  • Bromeliad show at the Selby Gardens May 13-15.
  • Letter carriers food drive May 14.
  • American Red Cross "MASH Bash" at Bradenton Municipal Auditorium May 14.
  • Frank Sinatra musical tribute at the Riverfront Theater May 14.
  • Sierra Club hike at Emerson Point Park May 14.
  • Baby bird shower at the Pelican Man’s Bird Sanctuary May 15.
  • Island 5k run and fun walk at Bayfront Park May 15.
  • Privateers/Whitey Horton Memorial Golf Tournament at El Conquistador Country Club May 15.
  • Florida Wind Quintet at First United Methodist Church, Bradenton, May 15.
  • Stepping stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center May 16.
  • "Palmetto" film viewing at Holmes Beach City Hall May 16.

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