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Date of Issue: March 30, 2005

Islander Calender

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

Noon - Woman's Club of Anna Maria Island installation of new officers at the Bradenton Yacht Club, 4307 Snead Island Road, Palmetto. Information: 778-7865.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girls life-skills club 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.

Thursday, April. 8
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Tax assistance from AARP and VITA volunteers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: (888) 227-7669.

1 to 3 p.m. - Oil painting demonstration by Fay Gee at Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

1 to 3:30 p.m. - Beginner's watercolor class with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - Sarasota Shell Club meeting at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1700 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 739-0908.

8 p.m. - Choral invitational featuring local high school choirs at Neel Performing Arts Center, 5840 26th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 752-5320.

Friday, April. 9
5 to 7:30 p.m. - Artists reception for Woody Candish at the Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6694.

6 to 9 p.m. - "Sunset Stroll, Island Style" at St. Armands Circle. Live music "from the island," including Carribbean and steel drum musicians. Information: 388-1554.

Saturday, April. 10
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Boating safety class at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 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.

8:30 a.m. - Easter Egg Hunt and Bunny Trail Carnival at G.T. Bray Park Softball Field, 5502 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Information: 742-5923.

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

10 to 11:30 a.m. - Easter "Eggstravaganza" at Faith United Methodist Church, 7215 First Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 794-8067.

Sunday, April. 11

Monday, April. 12
9 a.m. - Island Widowed Persons Service meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - NIA fitness class with Janis Frawley-Holler at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Roots and Shoots" teen environmental program at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7 p.m. - "The Romantic Lives of Sharks" with Jeffery Carrier at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441. Fee applies.

Tuesday, April. 13
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.

2 p.m. - "Island Wise: Lessons in Living from the Islands of the World" lecture by author Janis Frawley-Holler at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - Al Hixon's "It's Jazz from Dixie to Dizzy" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Family dinner night sponsored by Peaches Restaurant at Anna Maria Elementary School, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 708-5525. Fee applies.

5:45 to 6:30 p.m. - Karate with Kevin Bergquist for ages 8 and under at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Karate with Kevin Bergquist for ages 9-13 at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7:30 to 8:45 p.m. - Karate with Kevin Bergquist for ages 14 to adult at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

7:30 to 9 p.m. - Al Hixon's "It's Jazz from Dixie to Dizzy" at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 6860 Longboat Drive S., Longboat Key. Information: 383-2345. Fee applies.

Wednesday, April. 14
9 a.m. - Horseshoe games at Anna Maria City Hall Park, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria.

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.

4:30 to 6 p.m. - "Educating Jane" teen girls life-skills club at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

5 to 9 p.m. - "Who Moved My Cheese?" workshop at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6854 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 387-9519. Fee applies.

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

Ongoing:

  • Glass creations by Linda Schmid at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 10. Information: 778-6648.
  • Tax assistance from AARP and VITA volunteers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, every Thursday through April 15. Information: (888) 227-7669.
  • Watercolor exhibit by Kim Attwooll at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 30. Information: 778-6341.
  • "Works from Open Studio" at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through April 30. Information: 778-2099.
  • Rolf Bertram photographs at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, through April 31. Information: 778-6341.
  • Watercolor with Susie Cotton at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through May 25. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Retrospective exhibit by Florida photographer Clyde Butcher at the South Florida museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through August. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Kindergarten roundup at Anna Maria Elementary School April 15.
  • Lecture by sculptor Barbara Harrison at Sonnet Gallery April 15.
  • "Celebrate Life" motivational workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center April 16.
  • Earth Day celebration at Felts Audubon Preserve April 17.
  • "The Country Wife - The Musical" opens at Neel Performing Arts Center April 17.
  • Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA Bradenton April 17.
  • "Perspectives of an Astronaut/Oceanographer" at Mote Marine Laboratory April 19.
  • Readings from "Boss Tom" at Fogartyville Cafe April 20.

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