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Date of Issue: August 18, 2010

Islander Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 19

        4:30 to 5:30 p.m. — Open house for kindergarten through second-grade at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.

        5:30 to 6:30 p.m. — Open house for third- through fifth-grades at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-708-5525.

Friday, Aug. 20

        6:30 p.m. — Film screening of “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Saturday, Aug. 21

        8:30 p.m. — The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island will hold a meeting at the Anna Maria Island Beach Café, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. The topic is flag etiquette.

Monday, Aug. 23

        First day of classes for Manatee County School District students.

Tuesday, Aug. 24

        Noon — Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-962-7785.

Wednesday, Aug. 25

        11 a.m. — Einstein Circle Discussion Group meets at the Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-359-4296.

        5 to 7 p.m. — Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Whitney Bank, 5324 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1541. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

        • First Monday of each month, 6 p.m., Artists Guild of Anna Maria at the Sun House Restaurant, 111 Gulf Drive S., Bradenton Beach.

         • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee applies. Information: 941-794-3390.

        • Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., teens meet at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

        • Alternating Wednesdays, 11 a.m., memory loss support group at the Longboat Island Chapel Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 941-383-6491.

        • Wednesdays and Saturdays, 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.

        • Fridays, 11 a.m., Over 39ers group meets at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1813.

        • Fridays, Senior Adventures Group meets for outings to various locations throughout the summer. Information: 941-962-8835.

        • Saturdays, 8:30 a.m., Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meets at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, Holmes Beach.

OFF-ISLAND EVENTS

Thursday, Aug. 19

        7 p.m. — Life on Earth Film Series: “Microcosmos” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

        7:30 p.m. — “South Pacific” opens at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Sept. 5. Information: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Friday, Aug. 20

        Sunset — Outdoor film screening of “Hotel for Dogs” at Rossi Park in downtown Bradenton, Third Avenue West between Ninth Street West and U.S. 301, Bradenton. Information: 941-544-8077.

Saturday, Aug. 21

        8 a.m. — Sarasota Bay Watch Scallop Search begins at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant, 760 Broadway St., Longboat Key. Information: 941-704-9366.

        11 a.m. — Women’s Equity Day Luncheon at The Polo Grill, 10670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch. Information: 941-753-9741. Fee applies.

        8 p.m. — Art Brawl II, featuring Island artists Justin and Rachel Noyes, Zach Gilliland, Cheeta Ruis and music by FireDoor at the Cock and Bull Pub, 975 Cattlemen Road, Sarasota. Information: fyfe.srq@gmail.com.

Coming Up:

• Aug. 26, Life On Earth Film Series presents “Encounters at the End of the World,” South Florida Museum.

        • Aug. 26, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Gold Party.

        • Aug. 27, Friday Fest on the Bay with Big Z Band, Van Wezel Lawn.

        • Aug. 28, O’Connor Bowling Challenge, AMF Bradenton Lanes.

        • Aug. 31, Opera on the Island, Studio at Gulf and Pine.

Save the Date:

        • Sept. 27, Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Golf Outing, Bradenton Country Club.

        • Oct. 8, Anna Maria Island Community Center Golf Outing, IMG Golf and Country Club.

        • Oct. 7, “Ladies of the Camellias” season opening, Island Players.

        • Oct. 15-16, Bayfest.

        • Nov. 12-14, ArtsHop.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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