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Date of Issue: August 09, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Aug. 8

7:45 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a sunrise breakfast sponsored by Century Bank at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

10:30 a.m. - The Friends Book Club meets at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30 p.m. - A teen-focused program on scrub jays takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

8 p.m. - The Manatee Players kick off the 2007-08 season with the annual Divas summer review at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 941-748-5875.

Thursday, Aug. 9

11:30 a.m. - The Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-383-2466.

 

Friday, Aug. 10

6:30 p.m. - Manatee County holds an Emerson Point Preserve lecture on snakes at the preserve on the western tip of Snead Island in Palmetto. Information: 941-748-4501.

6:30 p.m. - Jazz on the Islands goes mainland to the Crosley Estate, 8347 N. Tamiami Trail, Bradenton, for a concert with Orquesta Infinidad, the Michael Royal Quartet and German recording-artist Nils. Information: 800-251-2450.

 

Saturday, Aug. 11

8:30 a.m. - The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets for a program with child author Matthew Boerner and breakfast at Cafe on the Beach at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7823.

10:30 a.m. - A family origami session takes place with Judy Pruitt at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Tuesday, Aug. 14

Noon - The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island holds a club assembly during a lunch meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: Information: 941-778-1880.

Noon - German radio’s DeeJane, Leslie Nachmann, conducts interviews and spins music from the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, as part of Jazz on the Islands. Information: 941-778-8705.

7 p.m. - Manatee County holds an Emerson Point Preserve sunset shutter stroll at the preserve on the western tip of Snead Island in Palmetto. Information: 941-748-4501.

 

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Noon - German radio’s DeeJane, Leslie Nachmann, conducts interviews and spins music from the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach, as part of Jazz on the Islands. Information: 941-778-8705.

5:30 p.m. - A teen-focused discussion about “creepy” garden plants takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

 

Ongoing:

  • Throughout August, area businesses celebrate Jazz on the Islands in partnership with the Bradenton Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. Jazz fans can expect to find live music at many Island restaurants and clubs, as well as musicians playing in the afternoons on the free Island trolley and a sampling of bop, groove, fusion and smooth jazz at www.jazzontheislands.com/see.php. Information: 941-729-9177.
  • 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:

  • On Aug. 26,the annual Skimboard Bash takes place on the Gulf of Mexico near the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Dr. N., Bradenton Beach. Entry forms can be picked up at the West Coast Surf Shop, 3902 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1001.
  • 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 Aug. 20,Manatee County School District students start the 2007-08 school year.
  • 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. 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 at their various locations. Information: 941-778-8705.

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