Learn more about sweets
The final in a series of summer programs for kids of all ages at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, is “The History of Chocolate” on Wednesday, July 23, at 2 p.m. Kids will learn some crafts and taste test some treats. Admission is free and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 778-6341 for more information.
Make your own lip balm
Learn how to make your own lip gloss or balm in a special class for teenagers at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Wednesday, July 23, at 6 p.m. Admission is free, and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 778-6341 for more information.
School-age kids are invited to a free lecture on bugs, sponsored by the Friends of the Island Branch Library, at 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Thursday, July 24, at 10 a.m. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 778-6341 for more information.
Seniors sell books
Senior Adventures, a group for senior with no membership fees or obligations, meets every Friday for an adventure. On July 25, the group will meet at Annie Silver Community Center at 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach, at 10 a.m. for a potluck lunch and book sale fund-raiser. For more information, call Kaye Bell at 538-0945.
Quilting at Island library
Join the fun at 2 p.m. on Thursday, July 24, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, for quilting. Bring a project and enjoy discussion and some education as you work. For more information, call the library at 778-6341.
Check your blood pressure
An increasing number of Americans suffer from high blood pressure from bad diet, stress or other causes. Get a free blood pressure check at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Friday, July 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 778-6431 for more information.
Read me a story
Misty Wright, the children’s librarian, reads stories on Tuesday, July 29, at 10 a.m. Kids between toddler and five years of age are welcome as are their parents at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. For more information, call the library at 778-6341.
Seminole Club holds sendoff event
On Saturday, Aug. 2, the Manatee Seminole Club will have a sendoff event for the incoming freshmen class at Florida State University. All students, parents, friends and supporters of FSU are welcome to attend the barbecue at Palma Sola Botanical Park, 9800 17th Ave NW., Bradenton.
The event will start at 11 a.m. and end at 1 p.m. The cost of the meal is $8 per person. Meet the 2014 scholarship winners and other members of the freshmen class. Philip Doumar, a member of the 2013 National Championship team also will attend the event.
RSVP to Donnie Melendy by July 30 at 941-504-4853 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Chamber seeks volunteers
If you’re ready to expand you world, contact the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce, at 778-1541, to find out about their volunteer program. Get to know the Island and chamber members and meet vacationers from all over the world.
The chamber is reviving a program to take new and existing volunteers on a tour of member businesses to get to know them and be better informed when visitors ask for references.
To hear about the volunteer program, call 778-1541 or stop by the Anna Maria Island Chamber at 5317 Gulf Dr in Holmes Beach.
Meal deliverers needed
Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee is asking for volunteer drivers, to help deliver hot meals to homebound seniors as the organization sees a shortage of volunteers during summer months.
The time needed to deliver meals is approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours, from one day per week up to five. Meals are prepared at the Meals on Wheels PLUS kitchen at 811 23rd Ave. E. in Bradenton and delivered by volunteers between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
For additional information about volunteering or any other Meals on Wheels programs, call 941-747-4655 or visit www.mealsonwheelsplus.org.