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Date of Issue: October 05, 2007

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Oct. 3

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

 

Thursday, Oct. 4

5 p.m. - Miracle Night Out benefiting Kids Miracle Partners takes place at the Studio at Gulf and Pine in Anna Maria. Information: 941-779-2014.

8 p.m. - The curtain opens on “Noises Off” at the Manatee Players theater, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. The play continues Tuesdays through Sundays through Oct. 21. Information: 941-749-1111.

 

Friday, Oct. 5

5 p.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Sato Real Estate, 519 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. The ceremony coincides with Sato’s regular First Friday party. Information: 941-778-1541.

6 p.m. - A program takes place on saving seeds for replanting at the Emerson Point Preserve in Palmetto. Information: 941-748-4501, ext. 4605.

 

Saturday, Oct. 6

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

9 a.m. - Keep Manatee Beautiful coordinates a coastal cleanup campaign at various locations on the Island and the mainland, including the beaches and Kingfish Boat Ramp. Information: 941-795-8272.

11 a.m. - The Cortez Yacht Club hosts the 2007 Cortez Club Regatta, which begins at the Seafood Shack Marina in Cortez. Information: 941-780-3547.

6 p.m. - Taste of St. Armands, with food from 18 restaurants and the music of the Mike Markeverich Trio, takes place outdoors at St. Armands Circle in Sarasota. Information: 941-388-1554. Fee applies.

 

Monday, Oct. 8

8:30 a.m. - An Internet class for beginners, with advance registration required, takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 p.m. - Donna Dewberry showcases her one-stroke painting technique in a class that begins today at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

 

Tuesday, Oct. 9

Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and a talk by Manatee Players’ representatives Rick Kerby and Janene Witham at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1880.

12:15 p.m. - The “Friendly Bridge Group” plays at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

5 p.m. - The women of the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce join the women of the Longboat Key/Lido Key/St. Armands Chamber of Commerce for a night out at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

6:30 p.m. - Silvia Zadarosni of Silvia’s Flower Corner leads a class in creative floral arranging at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

 

Wednesday, Oct. 10

7:45 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce holds a sunrise breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1541.

10:15 a.m. - Peggy Watkins offers instruction in meditation for relaxation at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

1 p.m. - A Friends of the Library book club meeting takes place at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • The Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, offers a range of courses for adults and children Mondays through Saturdays, including cooking, dance, fitness and art classes. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Mote Marine Aquarium holds Sharktoberfest throughout October, featuring a variety of programs and presentations. Also, each child at the gate with an adult enters for free and receives a treat bag. Information: www.mote.org or 941-388-4441.
  • Anne Abgott is the “Artist of the Month” at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach through October. Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For more information, call 941-792-1039.
  • The Village of the Arts - located between Ninth and 14th streets west and Ninth and 17th avenues west in Bradenton - holds art walks on the first Fridays and first Saturdays of the month. Information: 941-720-2775.
  • On the second and fourth Mondays of the month at 9 a.m., the widowed persons support group meets at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • 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 and Thursdays through 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 Oct. 11, “Second Time Around” opens at the Island Players theater at Pine Avenue and Gulf Drive in Anna Maria. The play runs through Oct. 21. The theater is dark on Mondays. For more information, call 941-778-5755 or go to www.theislandplayers.org.
  • 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.
  • Roll up the sleeve. The Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce hosts a health clinic Oct. 23, during which flu shots and pneumonia shots will be given. Information 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Save the date:

  • On Nov. 9, the Island arts community partners for theIsland Art Walk at Holmes Beach, which takes place at the Island Gallery West, Artists Guild of Anna Maria Island, Anna Maria Island Art League, Restless Native and Essence of Time. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • 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 Dec. 7, the Holmes Beach merchants host the annual “Downtown Holiday” celebration with visits from Santa and the Anna Maria Island Privateers, as well as music, refreshments and shopping in the Gulf and Marina drives area.
  • The Anna Maria Island Art League’s Winterfest takes place Dec. 8-9 in Holmes Beach at the field next to city hall. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • 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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