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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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.

Thursday, June 10
Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

5 to 7:30 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Hurricane Party" at the Longboat Key Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

5-7:30 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Hurricane Party Thursday at the Hilton Beachfront Resort, 4711 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Reservations: 387-9539.

Friday, June 11
Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP driver safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

Saturday, June 12
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.

10 a.m.-noon - The Islander-sponsored community welcome for U.S. Army Maj. Rick Ely and family, Anna Maria Elementary School auditorium, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Refreshments, music and welcome program. Information: 778-7978.

7 p.m. - Darlene Friedrich's "Steppin' Out 2004" dance recital at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-4776. Fee applies.

Monday, June 14
9 a.m. to noon - "Shedding the Light on Homelessness" summit with local officials at Bradenton City Centre, 1005 Barcarrota Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 745-3704.

Tuesday, June 15
10 a.m. to noon - Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory, Buchanan meeting room, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441, ext. 438.

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. - "Get Hooked on Boats and Fishing" children's program presented by Capt. Zach Zacharias at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Wednesday, June 16
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:

  • 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.
  • Cortez Kitchen golf outing for B.J. Lipke at Manatee County Golf Course June 19.
  • 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.
  • Meals on Wheels family caregiver support group meeting, 1 p.m. Friday, June 18, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.
  • 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:

  • Emerson Point bioluminescence night paddle with the Sierra Club June 19.
  • "Aqua-Critters" family program at Mote Marine Laboratory June 19.
  • Rally for the Reef at Mote Marine Laboratory June 19 and 20.
  • "Snakes and Things" at the Anna Maria Island Community Center June 22.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Euphemia Haye June 22.
  • Selby Gardens-Sarasota Bromeliad Society Show & Sale, Selby Botanical Gardens, June 25-27.
  • Anna Maria Island Privateers Fourth of July parade, picnic and party. Parade Coquina Beach to Anna Maria at 10 a.m., July 4, party 12:30 p.m. at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach. Information: Eric Rushnell at 721-4075, or Tim Thompson at 729-9039.

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