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Date of Issue: August 30, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Aug. 29

8 a.m. - The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce hosts a “Good Morning, LBK” event at the chamber office, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-2466.

 

Friday, Aug. 30

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. - Roser Memorial Community Church hosts a kids’ night out with popcorn, pizza, pop and programs at the church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-2979.

 

Saturday, Sept. 1

8:30 a.m. - The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets for a program with Dr. Frances Smith-Williams on the Amazon River and a breakfast at Cafe on the Beach at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7823.

8:30 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Power Squadron holds a boating course at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-792-8776. Fee applies.

 

Sunday, Sept. 2

10 a.m.to 7 p.m. - The Historic Bridge Street Merchants Association hosts a community festival on Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-713-3105.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Market, 6810 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, hosts a sidewalk sale, featuring a farmer’s market. Information: 941-383-7180.

 

Monday, Sept. 3

Labor Day is today. Government offices, schools and banks are closed.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. - The Market, 6810 Gulf Of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, hosts a sidewalk sale, featuring a farmer’s market. Information: 941-383-7180.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 4

Noon - The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island holds a lunch meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The speaker will represent the Boy Scouts of America. Information: 941-778-1880.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 5

11:30 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon at the Stonewood Grille, 7110 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • The Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, hosts “Conversations at the Studio” Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Information: 941-778-1906.
  • On the last Saturday of each month, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 82 hosts a basic “America’s Boating Course” in the Buchanan Room at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-2068. Fee applies.
  • On the second Saturday of each month, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 82 holds a “GPS for Mariners Course” at 10 a.m. at the Mote Marine Keating Center, Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-2068. Fee applies.
  • Mondays through Thursdays until Sept. 27 the Durante Gallery at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., hosts the “Colors of Summer” exhibit. Information: 941-383-2466

Coming up:

  • Mondays and Thursdays from Sept. 10 to Oct. 25, the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 82 hosts a “Boating Skills and Seamanship Course” at the Mote Marine Keating Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 941-358-2068. Fee applies.

Save the date:

  • On Sept. 8, the Manatee High School Her-icanes girls soccer team hosts a fundraising golf tournament at the Bradenton Country Club. Call 941-807-1105.
  • On Sept. 11 at 9:30 a.m., a Tribute to Heroes memorial service takes place at Rossi Park in Bradenton, followed by a luncheon at the Bradenton City Centre. Information: 941-748-4842, ext. 115.
  • On Sept. 17, the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds its annual golf tournament at the Bradenton Country Club beginning at noon. Information: 941-778-1541.
  • On Oct. 20, the annual Bayfest, organized by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, takes place in Anna Maria from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Information: 941-778-1541.
  • On Feb. 10, 2008, the Anna Maria Wedding Merchants Association hosts an Islandwide wedding trade fair. Information: 941-778-8705.
  • On Feb. 23, 2008, the Anna Maria Island Community Center holds an Affaire to Remember at the Center. Information: 941-778-1908

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