Arts and culture
Experience the arts and culture of Anna Maria Island at artsHOP weekend on Friday through Sunday, Nov. 14 through 16. The event is sponsored by Cultural Connections of Anna Maria Island.
Five locations are featured Friday including:
• Island Historical Museum, 402 Pine Ave., Anna Maria, Seminole Indian clothing exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Anna Maria Island Art League, 5312 Holmes Blvd., Holmes Beach, open house featuring Florida wildlife-themed Fauna and Florida exhibit and raffle of Robert Johnson’s wildlife painting to benefit Wildlife, Inc., of Bradenton Beach, 5:30 p.m.;
• Artists Guild Gallery, 5414 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, open house featuring the work of Cheryl Jorgenson, a community art project and a raffle, 5:30 p.m.;
• Island Gallery West, 5368 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, open house featuring the work of Barbara Orear and a raffle, 5:30 p.m.
• The Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria, opening reception for Women’s Contemporary Art Exhibit, 4 to 7 p.m.;
Saturday’s events include:
• Bridge Street Market, Bradenton Beach, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.;
• Island Historical Museum, Seminole Indian clothing exhibit, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
• Arts and Crafts Show in the Holmes Beach field to benefit the Island Butterfly Park, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
• Island Players, 10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, live performance, 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 by calling 778-5755.
Sunday offerings are:
• Arts and Crafts Show in the Holmes Beach field to benefit the Island Butterfly Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
• AMI Community Chorus and Orchestra, afternoon concert at Crosspointe Fellowship, 8605 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, 2 p.m. Call 778-8585 for tickets.
Concert on the Green seeking sponsors
The Island Community Center is seeking 20 sponsors to donate at least $25 each to the Center’s Concert on the Green on Nov. 15 in order to keep the concert free. The concert will celebrate the Center’s 48th anniversary and its first year in the new Center.
Food and craft vendors will be offering their wares from noon to 4 p.m. and the concert will be held on the Center’s fields from 1 to 4 p.m. The featured band is Yesterdayze, a high-energy, six-piece band with great vocals re-creating your favorite songs from the 60s.
Participants are asked not to bring food or drinks as there will be a variety of food, beer, sodas and water for sale. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and be prepared to have fun.
Sponsors to date include Island Scooter Store, Gagne Construction, Carol Conte/Head Quarters Salon, Debbie Hynds /AMI Real Estate Inc. and Kimball Construction. Send your tax-deductible donation to AMI Community Center, P. O. Box 1253, Anna Maria, FL 34216.
Play in golf tourney
at Key Royale
The Key Royale Golf Club has graciously agreed to open its course to non-members for the Gap’s family golf tournament on Saturday, Nov. 15. It is open to all players, including juniors 10 years old and older who own their own clubs.
Registration starts at 11 a.m. and the tournament begins at noon. There will be gift bags, team and individual prizes and optional games of chance.
The tournament is limited to the first 72 players and applications with the entry fee of $18 must be submitted to the Key Royale Golf Club, 700 Key Royale Drive, Holmes Beach, or the Island Community Center, 407 Magnolia Ave., Anna Maria, by Wednesday, Nov. 12.
Find application forms at the Key Royale Club, the Community Center, The Sun, 9801 Gulf Drive , Anna Maria and the AMI Chamber, 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach. All proceeds will be donated to the Center’s Bud Stokes Junior Golf Program.
Cheer on winners
at karaoke finals
The Gap’s karaoke finals will be held on Friday, Nov. 8, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the original Rotten Ralph’s, 902 S. Bay Blvd., Anna Maria. Two winners from each of the previous contests will compete for prizes.
The first place winner will receive $200 and a CD recording session and the second place winner will receive a gift certificate for dinner for two at the Anna Maria City Pier Restaurant.
Jump aboard the
open house trolley tour
The Gap’s Progressive Realtor Open House trolley Tour will now include not only real estate offices, but also businesses offering home-related products and services and individual owners who are selling their homes.
"It will let people window shop to see what’s out there," Chair Sandy Rich said.
The event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 1 to 4 p.m., and people can get a list of participating offices, homes and businesses by boarding the Island trolley for the tour. Refreshments will be available at most stops. Contact Rich at 778-0426 for information.