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Date of Issue: September 06, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Sept. 5

11:30 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosts a luncheon at the Stonewood Grille, 7110 Cortez Road, Bradenton. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

 

Friday, Sept. 7

6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. - The Village of the Arts in Bradenton holds a First Friday Art Walk, with studios and galleries open to the public. The village is located between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West from Ninth Avenue West to 17th Avenue West. Information: 941-747-8065.

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

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

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

11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - The Village of the Arts in Bradenton holds a Saturday Art Walk, with studios and galleries open to the public. The village is located between Ninth Street West and 14th Street West from Ninth Avenue West to 17th Avenue West. Information: 941-747-8065.

 

Monday, Sept. 10

8:30 a.m. - An Internet for Beginners class takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

10:15 a.m. - The Gulf Coast Writers Group meets at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-7631.

 

Tuesday, Sept. 11

9:30 a.m. - A Tribute to Heroes memorial service takes place at Rossi Park in Bradenton, followed by a luncheon at the Bradenton City Centre. Information: 941-748-4842, ext. 115.

Noon - The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island holds a lunch meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. The speaker will be member Kelly Helm, who will lead a Sept. 11 remembrance. Information: 941-778-1880.

 

Wednesday, Sept. 12

7:30 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosts a sunrise breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

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

Ongoing:

  • The multicolor etchings of Cortez artist Cecy Richardson are featured this month at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-792-1039.
  • 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.
  • At 7 p.m. on the second Wednesdays of each month, Sweet Pea’s, 5350 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts “Pet Tales” for pet lovers. Information: 941-778-1989.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Coming up:

  • 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.

Save the date:

  • 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.
  • In November, the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, will celebrate its grand opening with the public. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • On Feb. 10, 2008, the Anna Maria Wedding Merchants Association hosts an Islandwide wedding trade fair. Information: 941-778-8705.
  • On Feb. 23, 2008, the Anna Maria Island Community Center holds an Affaire to Remember at the Center. Information: 941-778-1908

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