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Vol. 17 No. 36 - June 21, 2017

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Exotic animals at library

The Friends of the Island Branch Library present Wonders of Nature Traveling Animal Show on Thursday, June 22, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. This summer special event mixes learning and entertainment for all members of the family. It's free, and kids need a guardian. Call 941-778-6341 for more information.

Turtle talk at Senior Adventures

Anna Maria Island Turtle Watch and Shorebird Monitoring Director Suzi Fox gives an update on the nesting season for Senior Adventures on Friday, June 23, at 10 a.m. at Annie Silver Community Center, 103 23rd St. N., Bradenton Beach. For more information, call Kay Bell at 941-538-0945 or Peg Miller at 942-778-3106

Developments out east

Lakewood Ranch Business Alliance Executive Director Heather Kasten will be the speaker at the Kiwanis Club of Anna Maria Island meeting at the Manatee Beach Café, 4000 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, on Saturday, June 24, She will speak about encouraging new businesses to east Manatee County, exciting things that are happening and what's in store for the future.

The meeting starts at 8:30 a.m., and breakfast is available at the café. The meeting is open to the public and vacationing Kiwanis members.

Legos excavation at library

The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, hosts Legos Excavation on Saturday, June 24, from 2 to 3 p.m. It's part of the library's free summer special activities to mix fun with learning.

Explore by starlight

Nature explorers brings their own canoe or kayak plus safety equipment on Monday, June 26, from 7 to 9 p.m, for a sunset, starlight paddle at Robinson Preservewith a WayneAdventures guide to discuss the nature at the preserve, located at 1704 99th St. N.W., in Bradenton.

They will take advantage of low tide to watch the sunset from the sandbars of the Manatee River. Photography is encouraged. This is an easy paddle that can be enjoyed by beginning kayakers. Participants must have their own canoe or kayak and safety gear including a light. All participants must wear a life jacket.

This event is suitable for participants age 18 and up and participants who can meet the minimum eligibility requirements (available online at www.mymanatee.org/parks). Reserve to 941-742-5757, ext. 7.

East side, west side

Children's Services Librarian Trudy Bell will have fun activities at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Tuesday, June 27, from 10 to 11 a.m. during preschool story time. The theme is "All 'Round the Town," and there will be stories, songs and physical activities,

Learn pine cone quilting

The Folk School at the Florida Maritime Museum, 4415 119th St. W., in Cortez, will hold a pine cone quilt class on Tuesday, June 27, and every Tuesday up to July 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The pine cone quilt was a traditional southern African American pattern that became popular in the 20th century and gets its name from the overlapping design..

The cost is $105 per class. Each student needs to bring scissors and three yards of assorted fabric. For more information, call the Folk School at 941-708-6120 or log onto https://floridafolkschool.org/.


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