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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Sept. 29
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

Thursday, Sept. 30
10 a.m. - Sukkot service at Temple Beth El, 567 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 383-3428. Fee applies.

3:15 to 4 p.m. - Creative dance for ages 4 to 7 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4:45 to 5 p.m. - Jazz dance for ages 8 to 10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 1
8:30 a.m. to noon - Blood drive at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525.

5 to 7 p.m. - Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Show artists reception at Joan Durante Pavilion, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 508-384-8036.

5 to 7 p.m. - "Art in Fiber" artists reception at the ArtCenter Manatee, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-2862.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists reception for the faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099.

6 to 8 p.m. - Opening reception for Island photographer Jay Canterbury in the fine art gallery at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5225.

Saturday, Oct. 2
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Fit to Eat Deli, 5315 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

8 a.m. - Keep Manatee Beautiful Coastal Cleanup Offshore Dive along Bradenton Beach. Check in at 8104 Cortez Road W., Cortez. Information: 792-3483.

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

9 a.m. to noon - Keep Manatee Beautiful Coastal Cleanup at Fish Preserve, check in at the Cortez School House, 119th St. W., Cortez; Palma Sola Causeway check-in at the north side of State Road 64 West, Perico Island; Anna Maria Island check-in points at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, Kingfish Boat Ramp, S.R. 64 W., Holmes Beach, or Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 795-8272.

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

Monday, Oct. 4
8:30 a.m. - Internet class for beginners at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 792-5295.

6:30 p.m. - Artists Guild of Anna Maria general meeting with guest speaker thespian Tom Aposporos at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.

Tuesday, Oct. 5
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.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP Driver Safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

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

3:45 to 4:45 p.m. - Power Yoga for Kids with Cindy Phillips at the Island Fitness Center, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 224-0292. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Longboat Key, Manatee and Anna Maria Island Chambers of Commerce "Business After Hours" at the Beach House Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 387-9519.

5:30 to 7 p.m. - "Meet the Candidates" for Manatee County Sheriff at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 779-9412.

Wednesday, Oct. 6
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.

Noon to 4 p.m. - AARP Driver Safety course at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 776-1158.

Ongoing:

  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society Aqueous Show at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key, through Oct. 28. Information: 508-384-8036.
  • Roller hockey at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Creative dance for ages 4 to 7 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Jazz dance for ages 8 to 10 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Oct. 28. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Oct. 29. Information: 778-2099.
  • Children's art classes at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 2. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Photography exhibit by Islander Jay Canterbury in the fine art gallery at Manatee Community College, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton, through Nov. 23. Information: 752-5225.
  • "Herbie Rose: Twenty Years in Florida" exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:

  • Watercolor demonstration at the Artists Guild Gallery Oct. 7.
  • Family origami class at the Island Branch Library Oct. 9.
  • "Forty Days of Purpose" kickoff lunch at the Island Baptist Church Oct. 9.
  • Spaghetti dinner and Sweet Adeline Serenade at the Kirkwood Presbyterian Church Oct. 9.
  • Italian buffet night at the American Legion Post No. 24 Oct. 9.
  • St. Armands Art Festival at St. Armands Circle Oct. 9-10.
  • Garden stepping-stone craft class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 11.
  • One-stroke painting class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 11.
  • Tri-Chamber networking event at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall Oct. 12.
  • Book Club at the Island Branch Library Oct. 13.

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