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Date of Issue: October 05, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Sept. 27

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Business Card Exchange at Wachovia Bank, 5327 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

6:30 to 8 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center Family Foundation’s "Home Again" support group meeting at the School of Constructive Play, 304 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Babysitting provided.

Thursday, Sept. 28

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - "Internal Marketing" small business success workshop at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8217. Fee applies.

Friday, Sept. 29

6 to 9 p.m. - "Parents Night Out" babysitting and activity night for kids potty-trained through fifth-grade at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-2979.

Saturday, Sept. 30

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

7 to 10 p.m. - Karaoke for the Cure at Pelican Petes, 12012 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Information: 792-4822. Proceeds benefit the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Sunday, Oct. 1

4 p.m. - Jam for 14 Perico apartment fire victim "beach party" benefit party at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7978. Fee applies.

Monday, Oct. 2

8:30 a.m. - Internet classes at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Registration: 778-6341.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting with guest Cerne Firestone at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3209.

7 p.m. - Island Young Professionals "Inside Business" interview with Holmes Beach Mayor Carol Whitmore at Duffy’s Tavern, 5808 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9108.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Bridge Club at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Business After Hours with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 383-2466.

Wednesday, Oct. 4

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

Ongoing:

  • Florida Watercolor Society exhibition at ArtCenter Sarasota, 707 N. Tamiami Trail, through Oct. 14. Information: 365-2032.

Coming up:

  • "Development of Ads and Public Relations" workshop at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce Oct. 5.
  • Food for Life cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 6.
  • Mixed movements class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 6.
  • Sit and Be Fit class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 6.
  • Florida Coastal Cleanup Oct. 7.
  • "A Taste of St. Armands" Oct. 7.
  • Count Sharkula at Mote Marine Aquarium Oct. 7.
  • Family orgami class at the Island Branch Library Oct. 7.

Save the Date:

  • Bayfest on Pine Avenue Oct. 21.
  • Fall Festival at AME Oct. 28.
  • Taste of Manatee Nov. 4-5.
  • Suncoast Winefest Nov. 11.
  • Bridge Street Festival Nov. 11.
  • Sandblast Nov. 18.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Choir presents "Celebration of Autumn" Nov. 19.

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