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Date of Issue: January 08, 2009

Islander Calender

Thursday, Jan. 8

Noon — Longboat Key/ Lido Key/ St. Armand Key Chamber of Commerce “Nooner” lunch at the Sun House restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-383-2466.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. — Science Cafe at the Cellar Lounge explores extraterrestrial life with expert astronomer Jeff Rodgers, 4307 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 91-746-4131 ext. 11.

7:30 p.m. — “The Music Man” opens at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 1. Box office: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Jan. 9

3 to 5 p.m. — “A Proactive Approach to your Hospital Visit” presentation by Carolyn Spencer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Reception for watercolor artist Sally LaViolette at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6634.

5:30 p.m. — A reception for the 15th annual James Pay Exhibit, an all-media exhibit open to members of the Anna Maria Island Art League, takes place at the league studio, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach.

Saturday, Jan. 10

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Privateers Thieves’ Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-323-4075.

8:30 a.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts a breakfast meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

8:30 a.m. — Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Bowman at the Pine Avenue public beach access. Information: 941-794-6723.

10 a.m. to noon — Creative Clay class for ages 7 and older at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Four-week session. Information: 941-778-2099. Fee applies.

11 a.m. to noon — Acrylic painting demonstration by Kathy Sparks at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6634.

Noon to 2 p.m. — Abdominal sculpting fitness workshop with Eleni Romeo at the Island Yoga Space, 9805 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-3149. Fee applies.

Sunday, Jan. 11

8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. — St. Bernard Pancake Breakfast and Bake Sale takes place at the church fellowship hall, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach.

3 p.m. — The Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society exhibit reception takes at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1906.

Tuesday, Jan. 13

7:30 to 9 a.m. — Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce awards breakfast at the Sand Dollar Rooftop Restaurant, Holiday Inn Lido Beach. Information: 941-383-2466. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. — Ron McCarty, keeper and curator of Ca d’Zan at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art will speak at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and presentation about the Friendship Exchange with Rotarian Melba Talbot at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee. Information: 941-778-1880.

6:30 to 8 p.m. — Your Place in Space: Solar Systems at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Reservations: 941-746-4131 ext. 11. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

11:30 a.m. — The Off Stage Ladies Auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon with guest speaker Nancy Ambrose from the Anna Maria Island Butterfly Park at the Bradenton Country Club, 4646 Ninth Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-761-7374. Fee applies.

3 p.m. — “Landscape and Nature Photography” with James Corwin Johnson at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

5:30 to 8:30 p.m. — ScoopDaddy’s grand re-opening, 19C N. Boulevard of the Presidents, St. Armands Circle. Information: 941-383-2466.

Ongoing:

  • “Birds of the FISH Preserve” photograph exhibit at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., Cortez, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, through Jan. 12. Information: 941-708-6120.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Yoga on the beach with Jasmine Bowman every Saturday at 8:30 near the Pine Avenue public beach access. Information: 941-794-6723.

Coming up:

  • Jan. 15, Island Library Book Club discussion of “Mountains Beyond Mountains.”
  • Jan. 15, Ballroom dance classes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
  • Jan. 17, “Brewtopia” beer tasting event at the Gold Coast Eagle Budweiser, Lakewood Ranch.
  • Jan. 17, AME 5k Dolphin Dash.
  • Jan. 17, Couples massage class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
  • Jan. 17, Immunity boost yoga workshop at the Island Yoga Space.
  • Jan. 17, Egyptian travel presentation at the Island Branch Library.
  • Jan. 17, Fifties night at the Longboat Island Chapel.
  • Jan. 18, “Divos” at the Manatee Players.

Save the date

  • Jan. 19, American Cancer Society Relay for Life Kick-off at the Star Fish Company.
  • Jan. 19, “Comedie Tonight!” at the Manatee Players.
  • Jan. 20, Manatee Democratic Club Presidential Inauguration celebration at the Polo Grill Ballroom.
  • Feb. 1, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church 50th Anniversary celebration.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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