Wednesday, Nov. 22
7 p.m. - All Island Denominations Thanksgiving Eve Ecumenical Service at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769.
Thursday, Nov. 23
1 p.m. - Thanksgiving dinner at Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-0719.
2 p.m. - Thanksgiving dinner at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0414.
Friday, Nov. 24
5 to 8 p.m. - City of Anna Maria open house.
5 to 8 p.m. - An old-fashioned Christmas at Historic Belle Haven Cottage, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.
6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth jazz with Mike Macarthur at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.
Saturday, Nov. 25
8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club open meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.
Monday, Nov. 27
9 a.m. - Anna Maria Island Community Center sponsored widowed persons support group at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908.
Tuesday, Nov. 28
Noon - Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meeting with speaker from Anna Maria Elementary School at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 350-4326.
Wednesday, Nov. 29
8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning Longboat Key" at the Longboat-Lido-St. Armands Keys Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466.
11 a.m. to 8 p.m. - Holidays at the Crosley Festival of Trees, One Seagate Drive off North Tamiami Trail and U.S. 41, Sarasota. Information: 722-3244. Fee applies.
- "The Odd Couple" directed by Preston Boyd at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 25. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
- "The Odd Couple" (female version) at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Nov. 26. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
- Sandi Nowicki art exhibit at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5413 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through Nov. 30.
- Island Players "Breaking Legs" Nov. 30-Dec. 10.
- Downtown Holmes Beach Holiday open house Dec. 1.
- "The Blue Briny: Mermaids & More" Village of the Arts Dec. 1.
- Holiday night on St. Armands Dec. 1.
- Tree lighting at Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Dec. 1.
- "Sing We Noel" Magic of Manatee Christmas Show at Bradenton Christian High School Dec. 2.
- Canine Christmas at G.T. Bray Park Dec. 2.
- "It's A Wonderful Life" outdoor movie, Holmes Beach Dec. 2.
- Relay for Life Kickoff at the Moose Lodge Dec. 5.
- History of Beads & Beading at the Island Branch Library Dec. 5.
- Gulf Coast Writers at the Island Branch Library Dec. 6.
Save the Date:
- Snowfest holiday celebration at Bradenton Preparatory Academy Dec. 8.
- Anna Maria Island Rotary Club Casino Night Jan. 27.