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Date of Issue: May 12, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, May 11

9:30 a.m. to noon - Sewing group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

10:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

5:30 to 7:30 p.m. - Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce "Business After Hours" at the Island Chiropractic Clinic, 3612 E. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 383-2466.

Thursday, May 12

9 to 10 a.m. - Muscles and More fitness class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9:30 to noon - Beginners watercolor class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Beginners Pilates at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

6 to 7 p.m. - Tai Chi at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

8 p.m. - Opening night of "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society: Murder at Checkmate Manor" at the Island Players, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.

Friday, May 13

8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - Health screenings at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 1-800-324-1851. Fee applies.

9 to 10 a.m. - Mixed Movement fitness class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library board meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Sarasota Bromeliad Society show and sale at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, U.S. 41 and Palm Avenue, Sarasota. Information: 358-4953. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Opening reception for the Congressional Arts Competition Exhibition at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 746-4131.

7 to 9 p.m. - Teen night at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

Saturday, May 14

8:30 a.m. - Sierra Club hike at Emerson Point Park in Palmetto. Information: 723-3929. Fee applies.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club presents "How I Got Here" with Mike Snyder at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Pilates at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Tai chi at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Sarasota Bromeliad Society show and sale at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, U.S. 41 and Palm Avenue, Sarasota. Information: 358-4953. Fee applies.

2 p.m. - "Frankly Sinatra" musical tribute at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main Street, Bradenton. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

6:30 p.m. - American Red Cross "MASH Bash" at the Bradenton Municipal Auditorium, 1005 Barcarotta Blvd., Bradenton. Information: 792-8686. Fee applies.

Sunday, May 15

7 a.m. - Island 5K run and family fun run/walk at Bayfront Park on North Bay Boulevard, Anna Maria. Information: 747-8726. Fee applies.

10 a.m. - Privateers Whitney Horton Golf Tournament at El Conquistador Country Club, 4350 El Conquistador Pkwy., Bradenton. Information: 729-9039. Fee applies.

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Sarasota Bromeliad Society show and sale at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, U.S. 41 and Palm Avenue, Sarasota. Information: 358-4953. Fee applies.

10:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club Yellow Ribbon Celebration begins at the Manatee County Public Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-4865.

1 to 3 p.m. - Baby bird shower at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary, 1708 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4444.

4 p.m. - Florida Wind Quintet at First United Methodist Church, 603 11th St. W., Bradenton. Information: 747-4406.

Monday, May 16

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club meeting with guests David Zaccagnino and Stacy Smith at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-9287.

1 to 3 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

4 p.m. - Island film festival feature "Palmetto" at Holmes Beach City Hall, 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0492.

Tuesday, May 17

9 to 10 a.m. - Muscles and More fitness class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. - Intermediate watercolor class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. - Beginners Pilates at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

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

6 to 7 p.m. - Pilates at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Wednesday, May 18

9:30 a.m. to noon - Sewing group at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908.

1:30 to 2:30 p.m. - Stepping-stone craft class with Glen LeFerve at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Ongoing:

  • "The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society: Murder at Checkmate Manor" at the Players Theater, Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, through May 22. Information: 778-5755. Fee applies.
  • Congressional Arts Competition Exhibition at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through May 27. Information: 746-4131.

Upcoming:

  • Family caregiver support group at the Island Branch Library May 20.
  • Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce golf tournament at the Longboat Key Club May 20.
  • Blue Star Salute at Manatee Public Beach and other Manatee County locations May 21.

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