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Date of Issue: June 14, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, June 6

10 a.m. - The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a small business seminar on finding and keeping great employees at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, Harbourside Drive. Information: 941-383-2466.

11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a luncheon at the Sun House, 111 Gulf Drive in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

5:30 p.m. - A teen-focused wildlife education and rehabilitation talk takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Thursday, June 7

7:30 p.m. - The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds its Small Business of the Year Awards Breakfast at the Longboat Key Club & Resort, Harbourside Drive. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

 

Friday, June 8

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota, celebrates World Ocean Day with children’s activities. Information: 941-388-4441.

 

Saturday, June 9

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Florida Blood Services conducts a drive to collect blood and raise money for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, the Anna Maria Island Privateers, the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center and West Manatee Fire Rescue Volunteers. Locations include the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; The BeachHouse, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach; and the Publix Super Market, 3707 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 800-682-5663 or www.fbsdonor.org.

10 a.m. - Family origami with Judy Pruitt takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Crosspointe Fellowship’s youth group holds a car wash outside the church, 8505 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0719.

7 p.m. to 11 p.m. - Dance lessons kick off an evening of dance at the Bradenton Woman’ Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. The club holds a public dance. Information: 941-773-0177.

 

Sunday, June 10

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Florida Blood Services conducts a drive to collect blood and raise money for the Anna Maria Island Community Center, the Anna Maria Island Privateers, the Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island, Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center and West Manatee Fire Rescue Volunteers. Locations include the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce office, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach; The BeachHouse, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach; and the Publix Super Market, 3707 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 800-682-5663 or www.fbsdonor.org.

 

Monday, June 11

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - A two-day safe drive course sponsored by AARP and conducted by Stretch Fretwell takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-722-6780.

 

Tuesday, June 12

10 a.m. - Circus Sarasota with Karen Bell takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Noon - The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island holds a lunch meeting and club assembly at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1880.

5 p.m. - The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on disaster preparedness at the Longboat Key Club Harbourside dining room. Information: 383-2466.

 

Wednesday, June 13

7:45 a.m. to 9 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a sunrise breakfast sponsored by Manson Roofing at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive. Information: 941-778-1541.

9 a.m. to noon - Manatee County Conservation Lands Management Department hosts a “Summer in the Salt Marsh” program for volunteers to help replant Robinson Preserve. Information: 748-4501 ext. 4605.

10:30 a.m. - A Friends Book Club meeting takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30 p.m.. - A teen-focused program on Japanese cartooning takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • Horseshoes get tossed in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., with warmups at 8:45 a.m.
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays the Anna Maria Island Community Center presents “muscles and more” with Sherry Fideler from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Tuesdays the Anna Maria Island Community Center presents a watercolor class with Susie Cotton from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Wednesdays the Anna Maria Island Community Center presents a knitting class with Barbara Hines from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the St. Bernard Catholic Church activity hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1908.

Coming up:

  • Father’s Day is June 17.
  • On June 23, the second annual Florida Gulf Coast Outdoor Festival takes place along the bay across from Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: www.fgcsc.com or 800-4-MANATEE.
  • On June 25, Bible school begins at Crosspointe Fellowship, formerly Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Registration takes place June 9 and June 16. Information: 941-778-7845.

Save the Date:

  • On July 4, the Anna Maria Island Privateers sponsor an Independence Day parade, stepping off at 10 a.m. at Coquina Beach and traveling north to Bayfront Park in Anna Maria. A celebration follows at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-0181.

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