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Date of Issue: May 26, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, May 25

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Re/Max Gulfstream, 401 Manatee Ave., Holmes Beach. Information: 778-1541.

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

Thursday, May 26

7 to 9 p.m. - Florida Institute for Saltwater Heritage annual meeting at the Cortez Community Center, 123rd St. Ct. W., Cortez. Information: 708-4935.

Friday, May 27

4 to 6 p.m. - Sierra Club walk at the Emerson Point Conservation Preserve, Palmetto. Information: 748-1668. Fee applies.

6 to 9 p.m. - Smooth Jazz with Allon Sams at St. Armands Circle, Sarasota. Information: 388-1554.

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

Saturday, May 28

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club presents "Oldies but Goodies" with Stretch Fretwell at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. - Yoga with Jasmine Boss on the beach between Spring Avenue and Pine Avenue, Anna Maria. Information: 778-4977.

9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. - American Hibiscus Society plant show at the First Baptist Church, 13th Street West and Fourth Avenue West, Bradenton. Information: 722-1748.

10 a.m. - Manatee Children's Summit Auditions for young performers at the Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton. Information: 748-0111.

10 a.m. - Breast Cancer 3-day walk across the Island with team "Hope for Hooter" departs from Publix, East Bay Drive and Manatee Avenue, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-7019. Donations appreciated.

Tuesday, May 31

8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. - "Bioquest" summer camp 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.

Wednesday, June 1

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

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

10 a.m. to noon - Volunteer recruitment coffee at Mote Marine Laboratory, 1600 Ken Thompson Pkwy., Sarasota. Information: 388-4441.

Ongoing:

  • Congressional Arts Competition Exhibition at the South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through May 27. Information: 746-4131.
  • "Bioquest" summer camp at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, through Aug. 5. Information: 778-1908. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Wild bird rescue training at the Pelican Man's Bird Sanctuary June 4.
  • Guided nature walk at Felts Audubon Preserve June 4.
  • Sierra club walk at DeSoto National Memorial June 5.
  • "Serengeti Trek" Bible camp at Roser Memorial Community Church June 6.
  • "Art Smart" summer camp at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts June 6.
  • Ribbon-cutting at Jessica's Beach Lounge June 6.
  • Open circle players at the Island Branch Library June 7.
  • Friends book club at the Island Branch Library June 8.
  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce Sunrise breakfast at the Sun House Restaurant June 8.

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