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Date of Issue: September 17, 2008

Islander Calender

Thursday, Sept. 18

10:15 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library book club at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

2 p.m. - Travel-themed movie at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6 to 7 p.m. - Spanish language lessons begin at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Seven sessions. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Friday, Sept. 19

9:30 a.m. - Friends of the Island Branch Library board meeting at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

6:30 p.m. - Family movie night featuring “8 Below” at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-1908.

Saturday, Sept. 20

8:30 a.m. - The Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island hosts a breakfast meeting with guest speaker Karen Lutz from Sarasota Children’s Services at Cafe on the Beach, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-795-8697.

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. - Marsh restoration volunteer workday at Robinson Preserve, 1704 99th St. N.W., Bradenton. Kids can help. Information: 941-748-4501 ext. 4605.

Monday, Sept. 22

Autumn begins today.

4 to 6 p.m. - “Greening Your Business” workshop sponsored by the Bradenton Beach Scenic Waves advisory committee at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Information: 941-981-9253. Fee applies.

6 to 7:30 p.m. - Put the fun back into parenting workshop at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria. Childcare available. Information: 941-778-1908. Fee applies.

Tuesday, Sept. 23

Noon: The Rotary Club of Anna Maria Island meets for lunch and a program about Rotary Leadership Institute with director Don Thomas at the BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive N., Bradenton Beach. Fee. Information: 941-778-1880.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

5 to 7 p.m. - Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce business card exchange at Beach Fitness, 9908 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria. Information: 778-1541. Fee applies.

5:30 p.m. - Teen movie and “Books Unbound” craft night at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Information: 941-778-6341.

Ongoing:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Coming up:

  • Sept. 28, Shiprek AMI Privateer Poker Run, www.amiprivateers.org.
  • Sept. 28, Hero’s celebration at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church.
  • Sept. 29, the annual Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce golf tournament. Information: 941-778-1541.
  • Oct. 1, Democratic congressional nominee Christine Jennings speaks at the Sun House Restaurant.

Save the date

  • Oct. 18, Island Bayfest, Anna Maria.
  • Oct. 25, Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival.
  • Oct. 31, Trail of Treats.
  • Nov. 1, Sarasota Blues Festival, www.sarasotabluesfest.com.
  • Nov. 2, Anna Maria Elementary 1950s student reunion picnic.
  • Nov. 8-9, Discover Egmont Key.
  • Nov. 14-16, “artsHOP” takes place at various venues on the Island. Information: 941-778-2099.
  • Nov. 15, village of Cortez Folk Festival.
  • Nov. 15, Anna Maria Island Community Center “Concert on the Green.”
  • Nov. 16, Anna Maria Island Community Chorus and Orchestra “Fall Welcome” concert. Tickets on sale, www.amicco.org.

Send calendar announcements to diana@islander.org. Please include the time, date and location of the event, a brief description and a contact via e-mail and phone.

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