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What’s On On Anna Maria Island – Fairs, markets, etc – Looking for a unique gift?

11/13/2017

Come out and see for yourself the talent of Nationwide, Award Winning Crafters.
For 25 years Buckler Craft Fairs have provided endless hours of shopping and have been the largest promoter of all indoor craft fairs.

CRAFT FAIR – November 25 & November 26 2017

FLORIDA STATE FAIRGROUNDS
4800 U.S. 301, TAMPA, FLORIDA

Stroll through the Buckler Craft Fair in Tampa Florida.
Pick up some handmade creations from local & national artist and crafters..
Here are just a few things you will find — Custom home decor, Unique gifts, Scarves and accessories, Jewellery,
Homemade soaps, Purse organizers, Gourmet tea, American girl doll clothes, Baby Items, Hair accessories, Candles,
Furniture and more!
Enjoy a day at the craft fair, there is something for everyone!

Buckler Craft Show
Date: Nov 25 – Nov 26, 2017
Location: Entertainment Hall
Florida State Fairgrounds

~ Convenient parking
~ Unlimited Re-Entry throughout the course of the show
~ Access to food and beverages
~ Children and strollers welcome

HOURS:
Saturday – 10am to 5pm
Sunday – 10am to 4pm

ADMISSION:
$6.00 per person
Kids 12 & under are FREE!
(one paid admission good both days with hand stamp)
$2.00 Off Admission with coupon or a canned good…benefits local food bank.

Go to floridastatefair.com for coupon to save $2 off admission

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What’s On On Anna Maria Island – Yoga classes – YOGA ON THE ISLAND! – Anna Maria Island

YOGA ON THE ISLAND!

ISLAND YOGA SPACE — 9805 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria

Located at the north end of beautiful Anna Maria Island, Island Yoga Space offers daily classes and creative workshops in a unique, tranquil setting. Their upstairs studio, directly across from the white sands and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico, is the Island’s original and premier location for practicing yoga.

Take the free trolley from Anna Maria Island Beach Rentals – located at 601 Gulf Dr. N. Bradenton Beach, Fl 34217

They offer a variety of yoga disciplines. Their daily classes include Vinyasa Flow, Restorative yoga, Gentle Yin yoga, SUP Yoga and Meditation. Whether you are an area local or vacationing in paradise, I’m sure you won’t regret choosing Island Yoga Space and becoming part of their island kula.

I have been to various spas for services over the years, but on my last visit to the island I was really missing my yoga classes at home so I decided to try the drop-in yoga at Island Yoga Space.. It was a lovely contrast/complement to what I am used to in Toronto, Canada. The studio has a great spirit and the classes are varied. I found it has a local following and there are many that come for the winter or on their shorter vacation. The studio provides mats, blocks, straps, etc. The place was jam-packed, but I felt quite at home — I almost talked myself out of going because, for some odd reason I was nervous about being on my own, but I am so glad I went. The owner, Cindy, is a marvelous teacher; I particularly enjoyed how she explains the physiological purpose of certain poses and infuses intentions into the practice. I have a lot of respect for Yogis who keep integrity while being able to run a business. Cindy is fantastic and has many different and interesting workshops to keep her students engaged. She certainly is inspiring.

Overall the studio is welcoming and peaceful.. I highly recommend it and will I be back again? Absolutely!

retrieved IslandYogaSpace.com 10/20/17

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What’s On-On Anna Maria Island – Theatre – Island Players Theatre-Anna Maria Island

10/23/2017

Come out for a fun night at the Theatre

Where – The Island Players, Inc.
10009 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria
Phone: 941 778-5755
WHEN: November 9 – 19th 2017
THE GAME’S AFOOT ~ by: Ken Ludwig
Directed by: Preston Boyde

A comedic murder mystery appropriate for all ages (parental discretion)

Preview–It is December 1936 and Broadway star William Gillette, admired the world over for his leading role in the play Sherlock Holmes, has invited his fellow cast-members to his Connecticut castle for a weekend of revelry. But when one of the guests is stabbed to death, the festivities in this isolated house of tricks and mirrors quickly turn dangerous. Then it’s up to Gillette himself, as he assumes the persona of his beloved Holmes, to track down the killer before the next victim appears. The danger and hilarity are non-stop in this glittering whodunit set during the Christmas holidays.

Some information about The Island Players Theatre …
Founded in 1949, The Island Players, Inc. is an organization dedicated to providing artistic experiences for the communities of Anna Maria Island through the presentation of stage productions.

The Island Players Theatre is located in the Old Community House on the corner of Gulf Drive and Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria on the North end of Anna Maria Island.

There are 137 seats in the theatre in tiered rows (stadium seating). There are 4 chairs on the right side of the theatre and 2 chairs on the “fireplace” side, giving a total seating capacity of 143.
Tickets are $20 (US) per performance for season’s five primary plays. See their website for additional ticket information.
Tickets are non-refundable. Your ticket may be exchanged for another ticket of the same show as long as you do it 24 hours before. Tickets may be exchanged for $1.00 per ticket.

Food and beverages not allowed in the theatre.
Regular show performances are: Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm Sunday matinees @ 2:00 pm
*Additional information is available on their website — theislandplayers.org

From Anna Maria Island Condo Rental get on the free trolley at 3N and get off at trolley stop 2N. Click here for the Anna Maria Island free trolley schedule

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What’s on in annamariaisland – Concerts – Halloween Dance Party

10/16/2017

Bradenton HALLOWEEN October 31, 2017 Dance Party

Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul are an 8-pc funk & soul band from Sarasota, Florida. If you love the kind of funk & soul music that makes you want to dance & sing along, you’ll love this band.

Get your tickets now to the hottest Halloween dance party Bradenton has ever seen – coming up on
Tuesday October 31, 2017 at the Renaissance on 9th, featuring the #1 dance band in Southwest Florida – Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul featuring the Hellacious Horns.

Wear your best costume and dance the night away on a huge dance floor, gettin’ down to the greatest hits of Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Bruno Mars, Prince and MORE.

COSTUME CONTEST: $250 Prize For Best Costume
VIP RESERVED SEATING – HURRY ONLY 80 RESERVED SEATS AVAILABLE If you have a group and you want to reserve a table of 8, everyone in your party MUST buy tickets before seats will be reserved. Contact julie@premierecatering.com after you buy your VIP tickets to arrange reserved seats.
VIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:
Reserved VIP Seating
VIP Only Servers
2 Free Drink Tickets Included
VIP-Only Gourmet Appetizers
Note: VIP tables will not be directly in front of the band.
FREE appetizers and cash bar are provided for ALL tickets. Appetizers include:
Jerk Wings
Meatballs
Pulled pork sliders
Cheese and Fruit display
Vegetable crudité display

Pricing
VIP Reserved Seating Tickets are $40
General Admission Tickets are $20
Tickets are $25 at the door, so click on the link (go to eventbrite website) to get your tickets TODAY.
Doors open at 6pm. Music starts at 7pm.

About Reverend Barry & Funktastic Soul:
This super-tight 8-piece funk & soul band has been packing dance floors in Southwest Florida since their very first gig on Halloween of 2013. This high-energy dance band only plays the most popular dance hits by well-loved artists like Earth Wind & Fire, Michael Jackson, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Kool & the Gang, James Brown & more. Long 90-120 minute sets, filled with back-to-back medleys of the most popular dance songs has audiences begging for more.
About Renaissance on 9th.

Renaissance on 9th is the Bradenton area’s premier event venue. Centrally located in the Arts and Entertainment district south of downtown Bradenton, Renaissance on 9th provides a beautiful and convenient setting for any occasion. The beautiful Turner Ballroom is tastefully decorated with sparkling chandeliers and richly-colored carpet. It includes a spacious dance floor, and a full curtain stage. It can seat up to 350 guests and accommodate more than 500 for a standing reception.

FAQs
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
Age 21 and over only.
What’s the dress code?
Dress to impress!
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Go to the Eventbrite Website or call 812-228-9208
Can I reserve seats?
Yes, VIP Tickets are reserved seating. The best available seats will be assigned first, so don’t delay in placing your order! Contact julie@premierecatering.com after you purchase your VIP tickets to arrange your seating reservations.
Can I reserve an entire VIP table?
You can reserve an entire VIP table of 8 – if one is still available. There are only 10 VIP tables, so they will go fast. Everyone in your party MUST purchase their tickets prior to reserving seats.
Do I need to bring a printed ticket to the event?
No. You can show us your ticket using your phone. Plus we will also have a printed list of guests available.
How do I get my ticket?

Eventbrite will send an email containing your ticket. If you don’t see it, check your spam folder. If you still don’t see it, contact us, and we can resend your ticket via email. (Note: in our experience, when someone doesn’t get their ticket, it’s because they mis-typed their email into the Eventbrite form when ordering the ticket 😉
But whatever you do…don’t freak out! We’ll get your ticket to you one way or the other!

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What’s Happening On Anna Maria Island – News – Record Number Of Dolphins Born

Our guests from Anna Maria Island Condo Rentals have been tell us more than ever that they have enjoyed sitting on our balcony watching the dolphins play. This article will explain why.

More dolphin calves have been born in Sarasota Bay so far this year than in any of the past 47 years, according to the Sarasota Dolphin Research Program.

Nineteen births have been documented so far in the bay, which five generations of resident dolphins call home.

Newborns weigh between 30 to 45 pounds and are typically born tail first, according to the SDRP.

Female dolphins from 6 to 48 years old have given birth in the bay, including the oldest known bottlenose dolphin, Nicklo, now 67.

Dolphins are pregnant for 12 and a half months and their labor lasts between 45 minutes to a few hours. Researchers have noted local dolphins having up to 10 calves in their lifetime. Paternity testing has shown males to have sired up to six calves each in the bay.

In keeping with baby dolphins being called “calves,” female dolphins are known as “cows” and males are “bulls.” They swim in pods, however, not herds.

Researchers began studying Sarasota Bay dolphins in 1970 under the sponsorship of Mote Marine Laboratory and the Chicago Zoological Society. It is the world’s longest-running study of a wild dolphin population.

The SDRP asks boaters to be especially careful of newborn dolphins, which lack the skills and experience to avoid boats and have to surface more frequently to breathe than older dolphins. Mothers can also be more distracted with newborns and cannot always get out of the way of approaching boats. Dolphins along the central west coast of Florida frequent shallow waters where they may be unable to dive below approaching boats.

Dolphin Tips

**DO**

Stay at least 50 yards away from dolphins when viewing from a vessel or watercraft.
Limit time spent observing dolphins to 30 minutes or less.
Avoid making loud or sudden noises near dolphins.
Move away slowly if a dolphin’s behavior indicates the animal is stressed or disturbed.
Book wild dolphin viewing tours with businesses that responsibly view dolphins in the wild and help dolphin conservation. See Facebook “Don’t Feed Wild Dolphins” and “Dolphin SMART.”
Put your vessel’s engine in neutral if in the close vicinity of dolphins.
Call for help if you hook a dolphin on a fishing line or see a stranded or injured dolphin – Mote Marine’s Stranding Investigations Program, 941-988-0212.

**DON’T**

Pursue, swim with, pet or touch wild dolphins, even if they approach you.
Feed or attempt to feed wild dolphins.
Encircle or entrap dolphins with vessels.
Direct a vessel or accelerate toward dolphins with the intent of creating a pressure wake to bow or wake-ride.
Separate mother/calf pairs.
Drive watercraft through or over groups of dolphins.

With Gulf temperatures averaging 84 degrees and 361 days of sunshine per year the surrounding waters of Anna Maria Island are known as the nursery because of the large number of dolphins that raise their young here.

To witness the most beautiful mammals and experience your perfect vacation contact us AnnaMariaIslandCondoRentals.

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What’s on in annamariaisland – Concerts – SYMPHONY ON THE SAND-ANNA MARIA ISLAND

A Musical Event in the Key of the Sea — SYMPHONY ON THE SAND

The 5th annual Symphony on the Sand is a celebration of the music and art of the island. A musical and gourmet event hosted by the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra is a one-night concert taking place at Coquina Beach on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at 4:30pm.
With a golden sunset as the backdrop and sand between your toes, the Symphony on the Sand is the perfect way to spend your day at the beach. The event features live music performances and a sand sculpture competition. Catered food from local restaurants including Beach House Restaurant, Coquina Cafe, Harry’s Continental Kitchen and two others will add to your experience Whether it’s the grand symphony or a soloist serenading you with their instrument, the musical performances are always truly inspirational.
Enjoy an elegant evening on picturesque Coquina Beach featuring three hours of fine food and music provided by the island’s own 45-piece orchestra, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Noted local soloists, supported by a professional chorus will provide local talent.
Pricing for official events varies depending on the different types of tables. There will be open seating for blanket and beach towel lovers, VIP dining tables and VIP corporate sponsor seating areas.
All tickets must be purchased in advance from the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra website.
Sponsors and $125 VIP ticket holders enjoy complimentary wine, select beer, and access to luxury restrooms exclusive for VIP table guests. Patrons, VIP Corporate and Table Sponsors are seated on the beautiful white sand overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while musicians perform renowned selections of international and American musical compositions, with the famed Anna Maria Island sunset as a backdrop. Bring the family and introduce the children to Strauss and Mozart. The Orchestra will also perform popular American Classics, selections from famous Operas, Broadway productions and movies, plus selections honoring our courageous veterans.

Saturday, 11/11/2017 SYMPHONY ON THE SAND, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$125 – Ticket/Person Includes: Table Seating (at table of 10) with delicious small plates by area restaurateurs, complimentary fine wine and select beers
$50 – Ticket/Person Includes: Concert Chair with 2 drink vouchers per ticket & concessionaire food purchase options
$20 – Ticket/Person Includes: General Admission bring your own seating with cash bar & concessionaire food purchase options
VIP Sponsorship opportunities available, contact – www.SymphonyOnTheSand.com

If you are in the area and don’t have tickets, then walk out to our private beach access, turn left (south) walk along the beach (approximately 30 minute walk.)
Or, take the free Island trolley. Stop is out front of the condo on Gulf Drive and stops right at Coquina Beach (be sure to take the south bound trolley.)
Listen to the music accompanied by the gentle lapping of the waves and enjoy!

Symphony on the Sand is the perfect way to spend the day!

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SYMPHONY ON THE SAND ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

A Musical Event in the Key of the Sea — SYMPHONY ON THE SAND

The 5th annual Symphony on the Sand is a celebration of the music and art of the island. A musical and gourmet event hosted by the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra is a one-night concert taking place at Coquina Beach on Saturday, November 11th, 2017, at 4:30pm.
With a golden sunset as the backdrop and sand between your toes, the Symphony on the Sand is the perfect way to spend your day at the beach. The event features live music performances and a sand sculpture competition. Catered food from local restaurants including Beach House Restaurant, Coquina Cafe, Harry’s Continental Kitchen and two others will add to your experience Whether it’s the grand symphony or a soloist serenading you with their instrument, the musical performances are always truly inspirational.
Enjoy an elegant evening on picturesque Coquina Beach featuring three hours of fine food and music provided by the island’s own 45-piece orchestra, Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra. Noted local soloists, supported by a professional chorus will provide local talent.
Pricing for official events varies depending on the different types of tables. There will be open seating for blanket and beach towel lovers, VIP dining tables and VIP corporate sponsor seating areas.
All tickets must be purchased in advance from the Anna Maria Island Concert Chorus & Orchestra website.
Sponsors and $125 VIP ticket holders enjoy complimentary wine, select beer, and access to luxury restrooms exclusive for VIP table guests. Patrons, VIP Corporate and Table Sponsors are seated on the beautiful white sand overlooking the Gulf of Mexico while musicians perform renowned selections of international and American musical compositions, with the famed Anna Maria Island sunset as a backdrop. Bring the family and introduce the children to Strauss and Mozart. The Orchestra will also perform popular American Classics, selections from famous Operas, Broadway productions and movies, plus selections honoring our courageous veterans.

Saturday, 11/11/2017 SYMPHONY ON THE SAND, 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
$125 – Ticket/Person Includes: Table Seating (at table of 10) with delicious small plates by area restaurateurs, complimentary fine wine and select beers
$50 – Ticket/Person Includes: Concert Chair with 2 drink vouchers per ticket & concessionaire food purchase options
$20 – Ticket/Person Includes: General Admission bring your own seating with cash bar & concessionaire food purchase options
VIP Sponsorship opportunities available, contact – www.SymphonyOnTheSand.com

If you are in the area and don’t have tickets, then walk out to our private beach access, turn left (south) walk along the beach (approximately 30 minute walk.)
Or, take the free Island trolley. Stop is out front of the condo on Gulf Drive and stops right at Coquina Beach (be sure to take the south bound trolley.)
Listen to the music accompanied by the gentle lapping of the waves and enjoy!

Symphony on the Sand is the perfect way to spend the day!

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What’s on in annamariaisland – Tours – Anna Maria Island Dolphin Tours

07/31/2017

One of the most frequently ask questions our guests ask is where can I find a dolphin tour.

Anna Maria Island condo rentals highly recommend Captain Kim.

Set sail for fun and relaxation with boat rides and tours from Captain Kim’s Boat Rides and Charters. We provide all the excitement of the high seas without the hassle of renting or buying equipment. Just step onto our pontoon or deck boat and get ready for a breezy day of dolphin and bird watching, sand bar hopping, or just some good old rest and relaxation. Perfect for the whole family, the tours last up to three hours.

For almost 20 years, Captain Kim has provided quality and affordable boat tours for Anna Maria Island and Cortez, Florida. A licensed captain and commercial fisherwoman specializing in dolphin watching and ecology tours with star fish, sand dollars, and sea horses just to name a few of the things you can find. Kim brings her passion for the seas to every boat ride.

Located at in the Cortez Village less only a few minutes drive from Absolute Anna Maria. Call Kim at (941)920-3307. Website: //www.kimscharters.net/about.html

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Anna Maria Island Dolphin Tours!

07/31/2017

One of the most frequently ask questions our guests ask is where can I find a dolphin tour.

Anna Maria Island condo rentals highly recommend Captain Kim.

Set sail for fun and relaxation with boat rides and tours from Captain Kim’s Boat Rides and Charters. We provide all the excitement of the high seas without the hassle of renting or buying equipment. Just step onto our pontoon or deck boat and get ready for a breezy day of dolphin and bird watching, sand bar hopping, or just some good old rest and relaxation. Perfect for the whole family, the tours last up to three hours.

For almost 20 years, Captain Kim has provided quality and affordable boat tours for Anna Maria Island and Cortez, Florida. A licensed captain and commercial fisherwoman specializing in dolphin watching and ecology tours with star fish, sand dollars, and sea horses just to name a few of the things you can find. Kim brings her passion for the seas to every boat ride.

Located at in the Cortez Village less only a few minutes drive from Absolute Anna Maria. Call Kim at (941)920-3307. Website: //www.kimscharters.net/about.html

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What’s on in annamariaisland – Art classes – Island West Gallery – Anna Maria Island

07/24/2017

ISLAND GALLERY WEST – Anna Maria Island – Florida

Established more than 25 years ago by a small core group of local artists on Florida’s Anna Maria Island, our gallery has evolved into a successful artists’ cooperative of nearly thirty members. We offer paintings, photographs, mixed media, ceramic arts, stained glass, pottery, decorative tiles, jewelry, notecards and more. The works of a different artist are featured each month.

The gallery is staffed six days a week by member artists who welcome the opportunity to discuss their art with you. Stop by for a pleasant, relaxing visit and enjoy the many fine works of art on display in two exhibit areas. You’ll discover all the variety and visual stimulation of an art festival in a pleasant gallery setting.

Brenda Alcorn, a retired English teacher from Manatee High School, has become well known locally for her mixed-media art that evolves from her love of nature. In her July Featured Artist Exhibit entitled “A School of Fish,” Ms. Alcorn will show paintings she creates using the Japanese Gyotaku technique of printing with fish. Her recent watercolors and nature photography will also be included.

The Gallery is open Mon – Sat, 10 AM-5 PM
Free Art Demonstrations on Saturdays
during the winter season.
Call 941-778-6648 to check schedule.
Everyone welcome.

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