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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, June 2
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.

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

Saturday, June 5
Sunrise to noon - Nature walk at Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 518-4431.

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 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Rummage sale at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.

9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Islandwide blood drive at Marina Pointe Realty and A Pine Avenue Salon, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Donations benefit: Anna Maria Island Community Center, Wildlife Education Rehabilitation of Anna Maria, West Manatee Fire and Rescue Volunteers and Anna Maria Island Privateers.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Hurricane Preparedness and Safety Expo at the DeSoto Square Mall, 303 U.S. Hwy. 301 Blvd. W., Bradenton. Information: 749-3070, ext. 6837.

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

Sunday, June 6
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Islandwide blood drive at Marina Pointe Realty and A Pine Avenue Salon, 314 Pine Ave., Anna Maria; The Islander, 5404 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach; Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Donations benefit: Anna Maria Island Community Center, Wildlife Education Rehabilitation of Anna Maria, West Manatee Fire and Rescue Volunteers and Anna Maria Island Privateers.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7732.

Monday, June 7
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Vacation Bible School begins at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1813. Fee applies.

Tuesday, June 8
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. - "Florida Citrus: The Big Squeeze" children's program presented by Travis Seawright at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

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

Noon to 2:45 p.m. - Swim lessons with Jerry Cole 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.

Ongoing:

  • Vacation Bible School at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through June 11. Information: 778-1813. Fee applies.
  • 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.
  • Power Yoga for Kids with Cindy Phillips at the Island Fitness Center, 5317 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through July 8. Information: 778-5446. 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.
  • "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:

  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Hurricane Party at the Longboat Key Hilton June 10.
  • AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library June 10 and 11.
  • Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory June 15.
  • "Get Hooked on Boats and Fishing" children's program at the Island Branch Library June 15.

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