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Date of Issue: July 05, 2006

Islander Calender

Wednesday, June 28

10 to 11:45 a.m. - Youth Creative Arts and Crafts class with Dianna Grover for ages 5 to 12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 713-4720. Fee applies.

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Surfside Realty, 8208 Cortez Road, Suite 4, Bradenton. Information: 779-9412.

5:30 p.m. - Writing workshop for teens with Islander reporter Diana Bogan at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341. Bring writing for critique.

Thursday, June 29

10 to 11:45 a.m. - Youth Creative Arts and Crafts class with Dianna Grover for ages 5 to 12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 713-4720. Fee applies.

Friday, June 30

10 to 11:45 a.m. - Youth Creative Arts and Crafts class with Dianna Grover for ages 5 to 12 at the Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach. Information: 713-4720. Fee applies.

Saturday, July 1

7:30 a.m. to noon - Guided nature walks at the Manatee County Audubon Society Felts Preserve, 4600 24th Ave. E., Palmetto. Information: 737-3169.

8:30 a.m. - Kiwanis Club meeting at Cafe on the Beach, Manatee Public Beach, 4700 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Young Professionals car wash at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce parking lot, 5337 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 224-3528. Donations requested.

10:30 a.m. - Save Anna Maria meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach.

Monday, July 3

10:15 a.m. - Gulf Coast Writers meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-3209.

Sunset - Fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico and "Third of July" party at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Information: 779-2222. Fee applies for VIP party.

Tuesday, July 4

10 a.m. - The Anna Maria Island Privateers Parade from Coquina Beach to Bayfront Park with party to follow at the Sandbar Restaurant, Anna Maria. Parade viewing all along the route.

Sunset - Fireworks over the Gulf of Mexico and Fourth of July party at the Sandbar Restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 778-0444.

Wednesday, July 5

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

5:30 p.m. - Comic/illustration workshop for teens at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-6341. Bring work for critique.

Ongoing:

  • Art by Jean Ehlis at Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, through June 30.
  • "The Art of Uncle Monday" exhibit at South Florida Museum, 201 10th St. W., Bradenton, through Aug. 20. Information: 746-4131. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Art Festival at Coquina Beach July 8-9.
  • Youth art class at the Anna Maria Island Art League July 10-14.
  • Anna Maria Island Rotary Club meets at the BeachHouse Restaurant July 11.
  • Sit-N-Knit class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center July 12.
  • Nearly-end-of-summer teen pizza party at the Island Branch Library July 12.
  • "As You Like It" at Island Players July 12-16.

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