Island Library to celebrate 30 years
HOLMES BEACH -- The Friends of the Island Library, 5701 Marina Drive, will be hosting a party with music and refreshments to celebrate the Island Library's 30th anniversary 2-4 p.m. Saturday. Everyone is invited.
Poker run to benefit No Kill Manatee Saturday
MANATEE -- A poker run to benefit No Kill Manatee is set for Saturday. The event starts with registration at 10 a.m. at Manatee River Harley Davidson, 624 67th Street Circle E.,Bradenton. Last bike out 11 a.m. with stops at Peggy's Corral, Skinny's, Island Time, and the finish at O'Shucks, 12012 Cortez Road.
Cost: $10 hand or two for $15. Prizes for best and worst hands. Post run party at O'Shucks includes 50/50 drawing, gift certificates, raffles and prizes. Live entertainment set for 1-4 p.m. If you're not a biker, come for the party. All proceeds to No Kill Manatee.
MLK breakfast ticketsgo on sale
BRADENTON -- The Manatee County Branch of the NAACP presents its annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Breakfast with the theme "Recognizing the Struggle, Realizing the Dream" at 9 a.m. Feb. 16 at the 13th Avenue Dream Center, 922 24th St. E.
The speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Manuel Sykes, president of the St. Petersburg Branch of the NAACP.
Tickets are $30 for individuals or $240 for a table of eight.
Checks can be mailed to the NAACP, P.O. Box 937, Bradenton, FL 34206.
Information: chairperson Sylvia Archie at 941-725-9344 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Public invited to artists reception at Ranch
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- ComCenter Lakewood Ranch, 9040 Town Center Parkway, will host an artists reception 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 17 in its gallery.
The public is invited to view meet the artists, view a collection of watercolors, mixed collages, oil paintings, acrylic, digital art, textiles, pastels, mixed media and photography, and enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres.
The reception will feature artists from Sarasota's Art Uptown, whose work is now on display at ComCenter Lakewood Ranch.
The public may view the artwork free of charge at the reception or 8:30-5 p.m. Monday through Friday now through Feb. 15.
-- Herald staff reports