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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Dec. 31
Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

9 p.m. - Haley's Motel 50th Anniversary fireworks display on the beach at 81st Street, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-5405.

Thursday, Jan. 1

Friday, Jan. 2
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Bridge lessons with Larry Auerbach at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 to 10 p.m. - First Weekend Art Fest at Village of the Arts, between 14th and Ninth Street West, Bradenton. Information: 741-8056.

Saturday, Jan. 3
8 a.m. to noon - Anna Maria Island Power Squadron safe boating class at 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 778-8408. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0355.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. - First Weekend Art Fest at Village of the Arts, between 14th and Ninth Street West, Bradenton. Information: 741-8056.

Sunday, Jan. 4
8:30 to 11:30 a.m. - All-you-can-eat breakfast at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 75th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489. Fee applies.

Monday, Jan. 5
10 to 11:30 a.m. - German language lessons with Bettina Sego at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

12:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Irish dance class at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - Artists Guild of Anna Maria meeting at the Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1788.

Tuesday, Jan. 6
9:30 a.m. to noon - Watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Friendly bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

1 to 4 p.m. - Veterans' service officer at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Appointments: 749-3030.

7 to 9 p.m. - Boating and seamanship program at the Coast Guard Auxiliary building, G.T. Bray Park, 5801 53rd Ave. Ct. W., Bradenton. Information: 761-4303. Fee applies.

Wednesday, Jan. 7
7 to 8 a.m. - Pier Regulars meeting at the Anna Maria City Pier, 100 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Information: 778-7062.

9 to 10 a.m. - N.I.A. fitness class with Janis Frawley-Holler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Noon to 3:30 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

1 to 2:30 p.m. - Drawing class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 p.m. - Family storytime at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • "Holiday in Paradise: Mermaids, Sea Creatures & Art, Oh My!" at the Village of the Arts galleries between 14th and Ninth Street West in downtown Bradenton, through Jan. 3. Information: 741-8056.
  • Watercolor exhibit by Dee Pastorius at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road, Longboat Key. Information: 761-4119.
  • "Living Art Collection" at Garcia Gallery, 917 12th Ave. W., Bradenton, through Feb. 4. Information: 746-8743.
  • Watercolor sessions with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Fitness free-for-all at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 8.
  • Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium Jan. 8.
  • Saltwater fishing course at the Longboat Key Education Center Jan. 8.
  • Basics of interior design class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 8.
  • One-Stroke Painting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 8.
  • Line dancing at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 9.
  • Bead class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Jan. 9.
  • Women of Manatee County Republican Club meeting at the Bradenton Country Club Jan. 9.
  • Opening reception for Erin Huybrechts at the Island Branch Library Jan. 10.
  • Saltwater flyfishing course at the Longboat Key Education Center Jan. 10.
  • Longboat Lifestyles Health Expo at the Centre Shops of Longboat Key Jan. 10.
  • Auditions for "Over the River and Through the Woods" at the Island Players theater Jan. 11.
  • "My 30 Years in Washington" with James McCartney at the Island Branch Library Jan. 13.

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