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Date of Issue: April 08, 2009

Islander Calender

Wednesday, April 8

10 a.m. — The Tricky Dog Show children’s program at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Friday, April 10

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Reception for pastel artist Karen Stuart at the Artists’ Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6634.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — Opening reception for “Artists Gone Wild” at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, through May 1. Information: 941-778-2099.

Saturday, April 11

8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Two-part boating safety course at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Registration: 941-795-0482. Day two is April 18. Fee applies.

8 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Privateers Thieves Market at Coquina Beach in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-323-4075.

10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Family origami class at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Sunday, April 12

6:30 a.m. — Anna Maria Island Kiwanis Club hosts sunrise service in celebration of Easter with the sermon “Sunday’s Coming” presented by the Rev. Rosemary Backer at Manatee Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-761-8834.

10:15 a.m. — Easter egg hunt at the Episcopal Church of the Annunciation, 4408 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-1638.

1 p.m. — Easter egg hunt at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 248 S. Harbor Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-4769.

Ongoing:

  • Celebrate National Library Week with puzzles, riddles and brain-teasers during library hours April 14-18 at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.
  • The first and third Mondays of each month, the American Legion Post 24, 2005 75th St. W., Bradenton, hosts dinners for the public. Fee. Information: 941-794-3489.
  • The second and fourth Mondays of each month, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Parenting with love and logic group meeting at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.
  • Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Teen Group by gender for ages 11-17 meets at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Wednesdays, 6 to 7:30 p.m., Bipolar and depression support group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.
  • Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m., Free yoga on the beach, southside of the BeachHouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-779-6836.
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m., players pitch horseshoes in the pits at Anna Maria City Hall, 10005 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 941-708-6130.
  • Thursdays at 7 p.m., smoke-free bingo at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St., Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-778-1915.
  • Every Friday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through the end of May, Bradenton Courthouse Square lunchtime concerts at 1115 Manatee Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-704-4366 or 941-932-9439.
  • Saturdays at 8:30 a.m., Free yoga on the beach near the Pine Avenue public beach access. Information: 941-794-6723.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Bridge Street Market at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach, through April. Information: 941-518-4431.
  • Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., downtown Bradenton Farmers Market along Old Main Street. Information: 941-932-9552 or 941-932-9439.

Coming up:

  • April 17, Outdoor movie at Rossi Park, Bradenton.
  • April 18, Anna Maria Island Community Center Talent Show.
  • April 18, Taste of New Orleans at the South Florida Museum.
  • April 19, Pieter Hahn benefit party at Tequila Beach Sports Grille.
  • April 23, Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch training workshop.

Save the date”

  • April 25, Cortez Village Natives Potluck Picnic.
  • April 25, Earth Day celebration at Felts Audubon Preserve, Palmetto.
  • May 9, AME Spring Fling fundraiser, dinner, dance, auction.

Off-Island Arts & Events:

Wednesday, April 8

6:30 p.m. — Jazz film, “A Great Day in Harlem” at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Thursday, April 9

7:30 p.m. — Opening night of “Smokey Joe’s Café” at the Manatee Players, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through April 26. Box Office: 941-748-5875. Fee applies.

Saturday, April 11

9 a.m. to noon — Easter egg hunt at G.T. Bray Park, 5503 33rd Ave. Dr. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5974.

9 to 11 a.m. — DeSoto National Memorial nature walk at 8300 De Soto Memorial Hwy., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5986.

6 to 11 p.m. — Celebrate 2009: Year of Astronomy at Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131. Fee applies.

Sunday, April 12

9 to 11 a.m. — Robinson Preserve nature walk at 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Information: 941-742-5986.

Tuesday, April 14

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. — Chart smart seminar at the Anna Maria Island Power Squadron, 1200 71st St. N.W., Bradenton. Registration: 941-795-0482. Fee applies.

7:30 p.m. — The Bay Chorale presents “A Night at the Movies” at Kirkwood Presbyterian Church, 6101 Cortez Road W., Bradenton. Information: 941-761-1221. Fee applies.

Wednesday, April 15

7 to 9 p.m. — Dark Matter and Dark Energy: How Clueless are we About Our Universe presented by astronomer Jeff Rodgers at the Bishop Planetarium, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 941-746-4131.

Ongoing Off-Island Theatre:

  • “Inventing Van Gogh” Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, through April 16. Box office: 941-351-8000. Fee applies.
  • “La Musica International Chamber Music Festival” at Sarasota Opera House, 61 N. Pineapple Ave., Sarasota, through April 19. Box Office: 941-366-8450. Fee applies.
  • “The Winter’s Tale” Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, through May 16. Box office: 941-351-8000. Fee applies.
  • “The Devil’s Disciple” Asolo Repertory Theatre, 5555 N. Tamiami Trail, through May 24. Box office: 941-351-8000. Fee applies.
  • “Black Peal Sings!” Florida Studio Theatre, 1241 N. Palm Ave., Sarasota, through May 30. Box office: 941-366-9000. Fee applies.

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