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Date of Issue: September 15, 2005

Islander Calender

Wednesday, Sept. 14

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

5 to 9 p.m. - "Generations in Your Workplace" seminar at the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce, 6960 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Longboat Key. Information: 383-2466. Fee applies.

5 to 10 p.m. - Dine out for Hurricane Katrina at Sign of the Mermaid restaurant, 9707 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Reservations: 778-9399. Proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.

Thursday, Sept. 15

9 a.m. - Anna Maria Village Merchant's Association meeting at the Sandbar restaurant, 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria.

Friday, Sept. 16

5 to 9 p.m. - Friday Fest on the Bay with Allon Sams and Friends outside the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center, 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Information: 953-3368.

Saturday, Sept. 17

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Safe boating: "The ABC Course" at the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 81, 5807 33rd Ave. W., Bradenton. Information: 795-6189. Fee applies.

Monday, Sept. 19

Noon - Anna Maria Island Democratic Club presents "Democrats: Out to Win" at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 778-4176.

4 to 7 p.m. - Blood drive at the Island Baptist Church, 8605 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 778-0719.

Ongoing:

  • "Pippin" at the Manatee Players Riverfront Theatre, 102 Old Main St., Bradenton, through Sept. 18. Information: 748-5875. Fee applies.

Upcoming:

  • Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf outing at El Conquistador Country Club Sept. 23.
  • "Our Town" theater production at Manatee Community College Sept. 23.
  • Family Day dinner at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Sept. 26.
  • Moscow State Circus to the Manatee Convention Center Sept. 29.

Save the Date:

  • "A Taste of St. Armands" Oct. 1.
  • Manatee County Coastal Cleanup Oct. 1.
  • "Startoberfest" Sarasota Pops Orchestra featuring the Sarasota Brass Quintet at the South Florida Museum Oct. 2.
  • All Island Denominations dinner and dance at St. Bernard Catholic Church Oct. 6.
  • Island Players present "The Foreigner" Oct. 6-16.
  • Islandwide Blood Drive Oct. 7.
  • Passage Key's 100th Anniversary Oct. 10.
  • Island Bayfest Oct. 15.
  • Tri-chamber business after hours event at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Center Oct. 20.
  • Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival and Parade Oct. 29.
  • "Food for Life" cooking class at the Anna Maria Island Community Center Oct. 29.
  • Trail of Treats Oct. 31.
  • Florida West Coast Symphony Masterworks at Neel Performing Arts Hall Nov. 11

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