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Vol. 14 No. 51 - October 15, 2014

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Garden club starts season

Master Gardener John Dawson discusses “Herb Appeal” at the first meeting of the season for the Anna Maria Garden Club on Wednesday, Oct. 15, at noon at Roser Church, 512 Pine Ave., Anna Maria.

Explore the colder side of life

Lifelong Learning Academy presents “Exploring Alaska’s National Parks” at a free lecture at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Wednesday, Oct. 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Speaker Anne Castellino spent 33 years working for the National Park Service up and down the east coast of Alaska. During her service, she was able to visit all of Alaska’s national parks. Seating is on a first-come, first served basis. For more information, call 778-6341.

Needle fun at library

Bring your knitting project with you at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, on Thursday, Oct. 16, from 2 to 4 p.m. Call the library at 778-6341 for more information.

Rummage sale at St. Bernard

As season begins, the women at St. Bernard Church, 248 S. Bay Drive, Holmes Beach, will hold a two-day rummage sale from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Oct. 17, and Saturday, Oct. 18. There will lots of household items, clothes and kitchen accessories. You can also purchase coffee ands donuts there. Come by and search for a bargain.

Science fun at the library

The Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach features Science Saturday for Kids on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. Call the library at 778-3986 for more information.

Story time at the library

Misty Wright, the children’s librarian, reads stories on Tuesday, Oct. 21. 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.

Beach Market begins soon

The weekly Beach Market at Coquina Beach is calling all vendors. Sign up now for the Beach Market at the trolley drop-off/concession stand area held every Sunday from Nov. 2 to July 26 except Easter (April 5). The open-air market at the Coquina Beach is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Contact Nancy Ambrose at 941-799-2181 or 941-518-4431 or for more information.

Calling all vendors

The Bridge Street Market season will begin Sunday, Nov. 2, and the market organizers are now taking applications.

Interested vendors are asked to contact Melissa Enders, and download the market application found at

Hosted by the Bridge Street Merchants Association, the Bridge Street Market will take place every Sunday through April 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Oktoberfest at Gloria Dei

Celebrate an autumn tradition at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 6608 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach, at Oktoberfest on Friday, Oct. 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m. There will be music and a German feast of brats, sauerkraut, German potato salad, applesauce, rolls and dessert and drinks, including beer and wine. Tickets are on sale for a $15 donation. Get tickets by calling 778-1813 or purchase at the church.

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. Volunteers tour member businesses to 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 Drive in Holmes Beach.


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