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Date of Issue: June 17, 2009

Islander Calender

Wednesday, June 17

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3:20 to 6:30 p.m. — Young organists competition at Christ Episcopal Church, 4030 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-747-3709.

7 to 9 p.m. — Science Cafe with Craig Watson’s presentation “Green spotted pufferfish” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Thursday, June 18

11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Save Our Sea Birds hosts a “baby bird shower” and luncheon at Longboat Key Wines and Spirits, 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Reservations: 941-383-4888. Fee applies.

 

Friday, June 19

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Home and Garden Show featuring antique appraisals and garden seminars at Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.

Sunset — Movie in the park feature “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” at Rossi Park downtown between Ninth Street West and U.S. 301 at 808 Third Ave. W., Bradenton.

Saturday, June 20

6 to 9 a.m. — Summer Solstice paddle trip with naturalist Sandy Koi at Robinson Preserve canoe/kayak launch, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-4501.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Bridge Street Market at 107 Bridge Street, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-518-4431.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. — GreenHome Wamalama Green Business Expo at the Sarasota Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 941-355-9161.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Home and Garden Show featuring antique appraisals and garden seminars at Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. — Save Anna Maria hosts a roundtable discussion on Grassy Point with Holmes Beach superintendent of public works Joe Duennes at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4255.

6 p.m. — Hawaiian Luau on the river featuring a traditional pig roast, live music and limbo competition at Mattison’s Riverside, 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-8087. Fee applies.

Sunday, June 21

10 a.m. to 7 p.m. — Home and Garden Show featuring antique appraisals and garden seminars at Manatee Convention Center, One Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 941-722-3244. Fee applies.

Tuesday, June 23

Noon — Anna Maria Island Rotary Club presents “Self Healing” with guest Joe Savage, Founder of the Energy Enhancement Center, at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Fee applies.

Wednesday, June 24

5 p.m. — Feeling Swell, 9903 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce members and prospective members for a networking meeting.

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 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.

Coming up:

  • June 25, AME class of 2002 reunion at Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.
  • June 26, Bootleg opens for national reggae artist Yellowman at State Theatre in St. Petersburg.

Save the date:

  • July 18, Snooty, the Manatee’s 61st birthday party at the South Florida Museum Parker Manatee Aquarium.

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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