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Date of Issue: September 30, 2009

Islander Calendar

Wednesday, Sept. 23

11:30 a.m. — “Outlook and Opportunities: 10 Reasons to be a Long-term Bull” seminar with financial advisor Mike Valley at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-2499.

5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce networking at the Blue Water Beach Club, 6306 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Friday, Sept. 25

6:30 to 9 p.m. — Skate night at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Saturday, Sept. 26

9 a.m. — Cortez Yacht Club scavenger hunt begins at Rotten Ralph’s north end location, 900 Bay Blvd. S., Anna Maria. Information: 941-780-1668. Fee applies.

Sunday, Sept. 27

10:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Privateers “Shipreck Poker Run and Bike Show” registration at Peggy’s Corral, 4511 US Hwy 41, N. Palmetto. Information: 941-720-0436. Fee applies.

Monday, Sept. 28

11:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

• First Monday of each month, 6:30 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

• Tuesdays, noon, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-794-8044.

• The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.

• Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

• Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

• Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club meets at Cafe on the Beach at the Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

Off Island Events:

Thursday, Sept. 24

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Volunteer orientation at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757.

7:30 p.m. — “Hello, Dolly!” opens at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Oct. 11. Box Office: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

8 p.m. — Classical voice recital featuring Martha Lopez at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-752-5351. Fee applies.

Friday, Sept. 25

6 to 8 p.m. — DeSoto National Memorial Junior Rangers activity guide release party at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Saturday, Sept. 26

1 p.m. — Golf tournament to benefit Manatee High School Her-icanes girls soccer club at Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-807-1105.

7 p.m. — Celestial viewing with the Deep Sky Observers in the North Parking Lot of the Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

8:30 & 10 a.m. — Wagon tours through Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5757. Fee applies.

Coming Up:

• Oct. 1, “Amphitryon” opens at the Howard Studio Theatre on the Manatee Community College Campus.

• Oct. 1, “Eat, Drink + Be Merry Film Series” presents “Big Night” at the South Florida Museum.

• Oct. 2, Anna Maria Island Rotary Club “A Touch of Tuscany” classical music concert.

• Oct. 2, Anna Maria Island Community Center film presentation “Kicking and Screaming.”

• Oct. 3, Coastal clean up.

• Oct. 3, Night at the South Florida Museum presents Latin drumming and dance for kids.

• Oct. 6, Inquiring Minds non-denominational bible study group meets.

• Oct. 6, Fall Festival of Music concert at Neel Performing Arts Center.

• Oct. 7, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce lunch at Freedom Village.

• Oct. 7, Ringling International Arts Festival begins.

• Oct. 7, Book club at Tingley Memorial Library.

Save the date:

• Oct. 8, 61st season begins at Island Players.

• Oct. 9, Anna Maria Island Community Center golf outing at IMG Academies Golf and Country Club.

• Oct. 13, Pianist Joyce Valentine at Neel Performing Arts Center.

• Oct. 16-17, Anna Maria Island Bayfest.

• Oct. 23, Goblin Gathering at G.T. Bray Park.

• Oct. 30, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Trail of Treats and kids’ costume contest.

• Oct. 30, The Islander Newspaper Canine Costume Contest roundup.

 

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