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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, June 30
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

2 to 2:45 p.m. - Creative dance for ages 4-7 with Sara Dynan at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Thursday, July 1
2 to 2:45 p.m. - Jazz dance for ages 8 to 11 with Sara Dynan at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

3 to 3:45 p.m. - Circuit training with Sara Dynan for ages 12 to 14 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Saturday, July 3
7 a.m. to noon - Nature trails open 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.

After sunset: Fireworks display at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Sunday, July 4
7 to 8 a.m. - Anna Maria City Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

10 a.m. - Privateer's Independence Day Parade from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. Information: 721-4075 or 729-9039.

10 a.m. to 11 p.m. - Independence Day celebration along the Palmetto Riverfront at Riverside Park West, Palmetto. Information: 723-4580.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Freedom Festival along Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

12:30 p.m. - Privateer's Independence Day picnic and scholarship awards at the Cafe on the Beach restaurant, Manatee Public Beach, Gulf Drive and Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach. Information: 721-4075 or 729-9039.

Sunset: Fireworks display at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0444.

Sunset: Fireworks display at the Old Green Bridge, downtown Bradenton. Information: 723-4580.

Tuesday, July 6
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 Sea Turtles" children's program presented by Suzi Fox, director of Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Wednesday, July 7
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • Watercolor paintings by Pamela Bingham at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through July 17. Information: 778-6648.
  • Contemporary art display by Pamela Seiber at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through July 31. Information: 778-6341.
  • Wiffle Ball league play at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 6. Information: 778-1908. 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.
  • Student photography exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Aug. 29. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 30. Information: 778-1908.

Upcoming:

  • AARP Driver Safety course at the Island Branch Library July 8-9.
  • Skate night for teens at the Anna Maria Island Community Center July 9.
  • "The Split" opens at the Riverfront Theatre July 9.
  • Volunteer orientation at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary July 10.
  • "Feeding Frenzy" family program at Mote Marine Laboratory July 10.
  • Family origami class at the Island Branch Library July 10.
  • Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library July 12.
  • "Merry Wives of Windsor" opens at the Island Players theater July 13.
  • "Tropical Magic" children's program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center July 13.
  • Creative Business Connections meeting at Shell's restaurant July 13.
  • Friends Book Club meeting at the Island Branch Library July 14.

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