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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Aug 4
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Business leaders reception featuring Willard R. Daggett, president of the International Center for Leadership in Education, at the Manatee Civic Center, 100 Haben Blvd., Palmetto. Information: 779-9412. Fee applies.

Thrusday, Aug 5
9 to 10 a.m. - Muscles and More class with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Beginner Pilates with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. - Kindergarten through second-grade open house at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

5:30 to 5:50 p.m. and 6 to 6:20 p.m. - Third- through fifth-grade information sessions at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

6 to 7 p.m. - Tai Chi with Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - West Manatee Fire & Rescue District ad valorem tax information session at 407 67th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 741-3900.

Saturday, Aug 6
Sunrise to noon - Nature walk with a Manatee County Audubon Society member at the Felts Audubon Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 518-4431.

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.

9 to 11 a.m. - "Bay Family Reunion" at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Intermediate Pilates with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Tai Chi with Wayne Crosby at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Buckler Christmas in August Craft Show at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 355-9161. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Wild bird rescue training at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy, Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

Sunday, Aug 7
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Buckler Christmas in August Craft Show at the Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center, 8005 15th St. E., Sarasota. Information: 355-9161. Fee applies.

Monday, Aug 8
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - NIA fitness class with Janice Frawley-Holler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - West Manatee Fire & Rescue District ad valorem tax information session at 6001 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 741-3900.

Tuesday, Aug 9
9 to 10 a.m. - Muscles and More class with Sherry Fideler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9 to 10:15 a.m. - Drawing class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

6 to 7 p.m. - "Power Pilates Meets Power Yoga" with Laura Bennett at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - West Manatee Fire & Rescue District ad valorem tax information session at 10350 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 741-3900.

Wednesday, Aug 10
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

10:30 a.m. - Friends Book Club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-

2 to 5 p.m. - Free holistic health consultations with Melissa Searle at Richard's Whole Foods, 5344 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4322.

Ongoing:

  • Whiffle Ball league play at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 6. Information: 778-1908. 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.
  • Paintings by Lee Mears at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Aug. 14. Information: 778-6648.
  • Student photography exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Aug. 29. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.
  • Art by Alice Ottavi and Barbara Singer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Aug. 30. Information: 778-6341.
  • Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 30. Information: 778-1908.

Upcoming:

  • A Ranger's View of Myakka River State Park Aug. 12.
  • Walk With the Scrub Jays at Oscar Scherer Park Aug. 14.
  • "Natural Alternatives: Hormone Replacement" at Richard's Whole Foods Aug. 14.
  • Family origami class at the Island Branch Library Aug. 14.
  • "Do Ya Do Ya Do Ya Wanna Dance" at the Bradenton Woman's Club Aug. 19.
  • Poetry group at the Central Branch Library Aug. 16.
  • Sierra Club's Conservation Committee meeting at the Selby Library Aug. 17.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours at Moore's Stone Crab Restaurant Aug. 17.

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