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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, June 16
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Blood drive at the Colony Beach and Tennis Resort, 1620 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 746-7195.

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

7 p.m. - Dance recital featuring Islanders Kara Nelson, Breslyn Reiber and Shelley Shinn at the Sarasota Players Theater, 838 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

Thursday, June 17
6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Thirteenth Congressional District Democratic primary candidates C.J. Czaia, Flyod Winters, Christine Jennings and Jan Schneider speak to voters at the Cortez Community Center, 4523-123 St. Ct. W., Cortez. Information: 794-5919.

Friday, June 18
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Blood drive at the Manatee County Court House, 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-7195.

1 p.m. - Meals on Wheels family caregiver support group meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

Saturday, June 19
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 to 11 a.m. - "Aqua-Critters" children's program at the Marine Resource Education Center, Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - "Rally for the Reef" family event at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Roller hockey for ages nine to 11 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 p.m. - B.J. Lipke golf benefit sponsored by Cortez Kitchen Restaurant and Fish Market at the Manatee County Golf Course, 6415 53rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 798-9404. Fee applies.

1 to 3 p.m. - Roller hockey for ages 12-13 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

3 to 5 p.m. - Roller hockey for ages 14-16 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

8 p.m. -Bioluminescence night paddle with the Sierra Club at Emerson Point in Palmetto. Information: 729-8006, or 747-2801. Fee applies.

Sunday, June 20
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - "Rally for the Reef" family event at Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

Tuesday, June 22
1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

2 to 3 p.m. - "Snakes and Things" children's program presented by John Storms, reptile handler, at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6341.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" at Euphemia Haye Restaurant, 5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - "Renters Workshop" on buying a home with Marilyn Despirito and Ursula Stemm at the West Manatee Fire & Rescue Station No. 1, 60001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7777.

Wednesday, June 23
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. 6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • Watercolor paintings of Gulfport artist Donna Taylor at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive N., Holmes Beach, through June 19. Information: 778-6648.
  • Swim lessons with Jerry Cole at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through June 29. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Oil and acrylic paintings by Joan Valenza at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through June 30. Information: 778-6341.
  • Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer Clyde Butcher at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • "Road Trip to Mars and Beyond" summer camp at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 6. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Sarasota Bromeliad Society Show at Selby Gardens June 25-27.
  • Dance class for ages 4-14 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center June 29.
  • "Sing Along to Favorite Songs" at the Island Branch Library June 29.

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