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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Feb. 23

8 to 9 a.m. - "Good Morning, Longboat Key" at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519.

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

10:15 a.m. - Intangible tax seminar at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

11 a.m. - Iwo Jima s

urvivors recognition at the American Legion Post No. 24, 2000 25th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-3489.

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

Thursday, Feb. 24

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: (888) 227-7669.

4 to 6 p.m. - Jazz concert at the Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0492.

6 to 8:30 p.m. - Boat Smart course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 714-0449. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 23rd Street and Avenue C, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-1915.

Friday, Feb. 25

3 to 4:30 p.m. - "Notes from a Diva" with international opera star RoseMarie Freni at the Education Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-8811. Fee applies.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society aqueous art show reception and awards ceremony at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-2862.

6 to 8 p.m. - "Impressionist Masters of Russia" artists reception at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-0746.

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth Jazz by Fred Johnson at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. - Manatee High School Orchestra presents the "Concert in the Garage" at Jake's Automotive, 708 Ninth St. W., Bradenton. Information: 792-2111, 705-8462, or 747-2976.

Saturday, Feb. 26

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 752-5973.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Street sale at Pines Trailer Park adjacent to the Bradenton Beach City Pier, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-6043.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Rummage sale at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-1255.

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Water Wise Expo at the Manatee County Fairgrounds, 1303 17th St. W., Palmetto. Information: 722-4524.

10 a.m. - "Fusing and Slumping Glass" demonstration by artist Linda Schmid at the Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6648.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - West Manatee Fire & Rescue Open House at the Beachway Plaza Shopping Center, 7500 Manatee Ave., Bradenton. Information: 741-3900.

1 p.m. - "Shells of Southwest Florida" with Jose Leal of the Sanibel Bailey Matthews Shell Museum at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131. Free with museum admission.

Sunday, Feb. 27

8 to 11:30 a.m. - Pancake breakfast at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

Monday, Feb. 28

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

9 to 10 a.m. - Island widowed persons meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

1 to 4 p.m. - Dessert card party at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4769. Fee applies.

Tuesday, March 1

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.

Wednesday, March 2

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

9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

12:10 p.m. - Carl Parks of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church performs organ music by Bach at the Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Information: 778-4820.

12:30 to 4 p.m. - Duplicate bridge at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-3390. Fee applies.

1 p.m. - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island presents a book review by Ernestine Basler-Lawton of "Founding Mothers" by Cokie Roberts at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-6083.

Ongoing:

  • "Sophisticated Ladies" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Feb. 27. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.
  • Adult ballroom and swing dance class with Robin Rhodes at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through March 7. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Basket-weaving class with Pam McMillen at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 8. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • "Impressionist Masters of Russia" at Wallace Fine Art, 5350 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key, through March 11. Information: 387-0746.
  • "Sew for Fun" at Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, through March 17. Information: 795-8945.
  • Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society aqueous art show at the Art League of Manatee County, 209 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, through March 21. Information: 746-2862.
  • Traditional art class for ages 5-12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through March 22. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • Old master's methodology oil painting class with Paul Scibilia at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through April 6. Information: 778-2099. Fee applies.
  • AARP tax assistance at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
  • "Shells: Gems of the Sea" exhibit at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through May 8. Information: 746-4131, ext. 37. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Blood drive at Anna Maria Elementary School March 4.
  • Religious Art & Artifacts exhibit at the Church of the Annunciation March 4.
  • Book sale at Tingley Memorial Library March 4-5.
  • Anna Maria Island Heritage Day at the Island Museum March 5.
  • Southeastern Guide Dogs walk-a-thon at Manatee County Fairgrounds March 5.
  • "Sharks! Top Predators of the Sea" at Mote Marine Aquarium March 5.
  • Youth Orchestra Concert at Neel Performing Arts Center March 5.
  • Centering-prayer introductory workshop at St. Bernard Catholic Church March 5.
  • Line dancing fundraiser at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 6.
  • Television chef and author Joe Evans at the Island Branch Library March 8.
  • "A Musical Taste of Ireland" at St. Mary Star of the Sea Church, Longboat Key, March 8.
  • Basket-weaving workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center March 8-9.
  • Craft fair at Terra Ceia Village RV Resort March 9.
  • Anna Maria Island Historical Society volunteer lunch at the Beach House Restaurant March 9.

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