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Date of Issue: October 19, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 11

11:30 a.m. - Off Stage Ladies auxiliary of the Island Players luncheon at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 761-7374.

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

Thursday, Oct. 12

12:30 p.m. - St. Bernard Guild meeting featuring an anniversary film of the church at 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2508.

7 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Keating Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "Sweeney Todd" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Oct. 13

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

Saturday, Oct. 14

8 a.m. - Privateers mullet smoke at Publix, 3900 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club presents "Metro Crime Prevention of Florida" with guest speaker Ann Marie at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. - "Capt. Black Fin" Halloween fun at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - Leon Merian Big Band concert at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

7 to 9 p.m. - "Latin American Art Exposition" opening reception at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 794-0650.

Sunday, Oct. 15

2 to 5 p.m. - Chili Cook-off at the Moose Lodge, 110 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4110. Fee applies.

Monday, Oct. 16

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

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - Basic stained-glass class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meeting with guest James McCartney, former Washington, D.C., columnist and Floyd Jay Winters and Julie Manchester of the radio 1490-AM "Jay and Julie Show" at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

6 to 8 p.m. - Black-and-white photography class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - "The Marketing Course" 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.

10 a.m. to noon - Introduction to oil painting at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

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

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Basic drawing class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Creative arts and crafts class for ages 5 to 12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

10 a.m. to noon - Watercolor class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Networking lunch with the Longboat-Lido-St. Armand Keys Chamber of Commerce at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 383-8217. Fee applies.

Noon - Anna Maria Garden Club presents container gardening at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-2809.

1:30 to 3:30 p.m. - Basket-weaving class at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • "Sweeney Todd" at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Oct. 29. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Watercolor exhibit by Paul Acre at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through Oct. 31. Information: 792-1039.
  • Faculty exhibit at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through Nov. 3. Information: 778-2099.
  • "Latin American Art Exposition" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive, Longboat Key, through Nov. 9. Information: 794-0650.

Coming up:

  • Tri-Chamber Business After Hours Table Top Display at the Van Wezel Oct. 19.
  • Caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library Oct. 20.
  • SAM roundtable at the Island Branch Library Oct. 21.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Bayfest on Pine Avenue Oct. 21.
  • Safe boating class at US Coast Guard Auxiliary Oct. 21.
  • The Islander Candidate forum at Anna Maria City Hall Oct. 23.
  • The Islander Candidate forum at Holmes Beach City Hall Oct. 23.
  • Discover Mote Home School Festival at Mote Marine Laboratory Oct. 24.

Save the Date:

  • Fall Festival at AME Oct. 28.
  • Taste of Manatee Nov. 4-5.
  • Suncoast Winefest Nov. 11.
  • Empty Bowls downtown Bradenton Nov. 16.
  • Sandblast Nov. 18.
  • Anna Maria Island Community Orchestra and Choir presents "Celebration of Autumn" Nov. 19.

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