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Date of Issue: August 25, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Aug. 24

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce "Luau theme" business card exchange at First National Bank & Trust, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

Saturday, Aug. 27

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

5 to 9 p.m. - O'Connor-Islander Bowling Challenge at AMF Bradenton Lanes, 4208 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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.

Tuesday, Aug. 30

Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" breakfast and blood drive at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

Ongoing:

  • Susan Oberender stained-glass exhibit at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Aug. 31. Information: 787-6648.
  • Mammoth fossils unearthed at Palma Sola Trace on display at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • "Pippin" at the Riverfront Theatre Sept. 1.
  • Blood drive at the Sandbar and BeachHouse restaurants Sept. 3.
  • Pier regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier Sept. 7.
  • Jazzercise at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Sept. 7.

Save the Date:

  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing at El Conquistador Country Club Sept. 23.
  • "Startoberfest" Sarasota Pops Orchestra featuring the Sarasota Brass Quintet at the South Florida Museum Oct. 2.
  • AID dinner and dance at St. Bernard Catholic Church Oct. 6.
  • Island Players present "The Foreigner" Oct. 6-16.
  • Passage Key's 100th Anniversary Oct. 10.
  • Island Bayfest Oct. 15.
  • Tri-chamber business after hours event at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 20.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival and Parade Oct. 29.
  • Trail of Treats Oct. 31

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