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Date of Issue: July 15, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, July 13

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

7 to 9 p.m. - Family safety intervention specialist Sheila Hurst discusses suicide at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

8 p.m. - Opening night of Island Players' fifth annual Shakespeare on the Island, "Much Ado About Nothing," at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

Thursday, July 14

4 to 7 p.m. - Wine and cheese tasting at Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

7 p.m. - Sierra Club presents guest speaker Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Officer John Dobbs "Friend of the Gator and Gopher Tortoise" at Phillippi Creek Estate Mansion, 5500 Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 330-9603. Bring dessert to share.

Friday, July 15

1 to 2 p.m. - Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 747-4655.

4 p.m. - "The DC Video" skate movie at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 704-9656.

5 to 9 p.m. - Friday Fest on the Bay with Fernando Aragon and Dangerous Aliens outside the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 955-7676.

7 to 9 p.m. - Teen night at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Saturday, July 16

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. - Restaurant equipment auction at the former Bistro at Island's End, 111 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Hurricane Expo with Chief Meteorologist Bob Harrington and the ABC-7 weather team at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota.

8:30 to 10:30 p.m. - Sidewalk astronomy with the Deep Sky Observers in the north parking lot of the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 518-8695.

8 to 11 p.m. - "Do Ya Do Ya Do Ya Wanna Dance?" at the Bradenton Woman's Club, 1705 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 773-0177. Fee applies.

Sunday, July 17

6:30 p.m. - "I'm Gonna Sing" gospel concert at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.

Monday, July 18

6 to 8 p.m. - Tibetan meditation class at 109 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-9074. Donation appreciated.

Tuesday, July 19

2 p.m. - Reader's theater for children presented by Madelene Barnard at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Wednesday, July 20

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Nooner Lunch" at the Sleepy Lagoon Grill, 5814 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. - Family safety intervention specialist Sheila Hurst discusses teen substance abuse at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Ongoing:

  • Tibetan meditation class at 109 13th St. S., Bradenton Beach, every day. Information: 779-9074. Donation appreciated.
  • Exploring Florida's Waterways nature camp with the South Florida Museum at various locations, through July 15. Information: 746-4131, ext. 22. Fee applies.
  • Island Players "Much Ado About Nothing" at 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, through July 17. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • "Bioquest" summer camp at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 5. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Sierra Club full moon potluck at Leffis Key July 21.
  • Assisted living open house at Anna Maria Care July 22-23.
  • Sierra club walk at Carlton Reserve July 23.
  • "Club Vacation Bible School: Beach Blast" at the Island Baptist Church July 25.
  • Fabulous frames crafts for children at the Island Branch Library July 26

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