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Date of Issue: May 06, 2009

Islander Calender

Wednesday, May 6

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

1:15 p.m. — The Gulf Coast Writers meet at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

Friday, May 8

7 p.m. — Karaoke for the Cancer Cure at Pelican Pete’s, 12012 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Saturday, May 9

8 a.m. — The Anna Maria Island Privateers hold the annual Whitey Horton Memorial Golf Tournament, River Run Golf Links, 1801 27th St. E., Bradenton. Information: 941-812-1412.

6 to 11 p.m. — Anna Maria Elementary School “Mardi Gras Mambo” dinner and dance at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525. Fee applies.

Wednesday, May 13

7:45 to 9 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce sunrise breakfast at Gulf Drive Cafe, 900 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

6 p.m. — Meet child author Matthew Boerner and freelance illustrator Alexandra Lillis at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908.

Ongoing:

  • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.
  • Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens by gender for ages 11-17 meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
  • Every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through the end of May, Bradenton Courthouse Square lunchtime concerts at 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-704-4366 or 941-932-9439.

Coming up:

  • May 14, “Alone Together Again” at the Island Players theater, Anna Maria.
  • May 16, Bridge Street Market.
  • May 16, Snooks Adams Kids Day, Bayfront Park, Anna Maria.
  • May 16, “For Love of Country,” concert honoring America’s armed forces.
  • May 19, Manatee County Small Business Financing Fair.

Save the date

  • May 30, Chinese Dragon Boat Festival at Coquina Beach.

Off-Island Arts & Events:

Friday, May 8

7 p.m. — “Jazz in the Courtyard” at Manatee High School, 902 23rd St. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-714-7300.

Saturday, May 9

8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. — “Speaking of Women’s Health” with Betty Chambliss at the Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-745-7545. Fee applies.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. — Parade of Ponds charity water garden tour through various Manatee and Sarasota private gardens. Information: 941-752-7663. Fee applies.

Tuesday, May 12

6:30 p.m. —Manatee County Elementary Art and Music Festival at the Manatee Civic Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-751-7004 ext. 2107.

Wednesday, May 13

6 to 8 p.m. — Setting sun bike trip at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501.

Ongoing Off-Island Theater:

  • “The Winter’s Tale” Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, through May 16. Box office: 941-351-8000. Fee applies.
  • “Murderers” Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, through May 16. Box office: 941-351-8000. Fee applies.
  • “The Devil’s Disciple” Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, through May 24. Box office: 941-351-8000. Fee applies.
  • “Black Pearl Sings!” Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, through May 30. Box office: 941-366-9000. Fee applies.
  • “Laughing Matters” Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, through June 6. Box office: 941-366-9000. Fee applies.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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