4 music playlists to listen to on Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria- When lounging at the beach on Anna Maria Island it’s always smart to have some music playlists you love. According to greatist.com, listening to music can help reduce stress and elevate mood. Mix that with chilling by the ocean and you’re sure to be your happiest self! Whether you’d rather relax or play at the beach, we’ve created playlists for however you’re feeling. Jam out and have fun!

Beach music playlists
Lounge by the beach with your favorite music playlist!

Music playlists for the beach

1. Beach Vibes

With artists such as Jimmy Buffett, Zac Brown Band, and Bob Marley you’re sure to get in a beachy mood! Made up of songs new and old, this playlist is great for relaxing or hanging out with the family.

2. Pop Music

Upbeat and fun, this playlist includes songs such as ‘This Is What You Came For’ by Calvin Harris and ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ by Justin Timberlake.

3. Rock Music

Taking it back a few years, this playlist includes Steve Miller Band, The Who, and Rolling Stones. Turn up the music and rock out to your favorite RnB songs! (But not too loud as to not disturb other islanders!)

4. Indie/Alternative Music

Featuring artists such as Arctic Monkeys, Young the Giant, and The Black Keys this playlist is perfect for playing at the beach.

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Mango Bango Adventures – Anna Maria Island Boat Tours

Anna Maria Island – Mango Bango Adventures is a new boat tour company based out of Anna Maria Island.

Offering a 4-Hour excursion to Egmont Key daily, Mango Bango Adventures sets sail from Anna Maria Island at 10:00am and return at 2:00pm.

This excursion is fun for all ages and passengers are welcome to bring a snack or drink.  Drinking beer and white wine is permitted on the boat for adults 21 years old and older however, consumption of alcoholic beverages while on the island is prohibited.

Setting sail on a 25 foot 2015 South Bay Pontoon Boat, iwith stylish exterior, high quality interior, entertainment bar and comfortable seating for everyone, the inter-coastal waters of Southwest Florida is a joy for everyone from couples up to six passengers.

Call and book your reservation today at (941) 840-4869 or find out more at www.MangoBangoAdventures.com.

Mango Bango Adventures - Boat Tour Company

Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll

Bradenton beach – Don’t miss the Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll on Saturday May 9th at 9am.

A family fun run/walk coming in two flavors, a one-mile course and a 5k course, is an event whose proceeds go to the United Way of Manatee County. Registration is $35 for one adult and up to four kids, $50 for two adults and up to four kids, $25 for an adult up to April 30th and $30 after that, $15 for teens between 14 and 17 and $5 for each additional kid ages 3-13. Adults who sign up before April 30th will get a complimentary event t-shirt. The first 200 to register will also get a free stuffed koozie.

Registrations start at 8am with the walk/run starting at 9am and is located on Coquina Beach at 2650 Gulf Drive South in Bradenton beach.
United Way addresses our community’s most challenging issues by focusing on the building blocks of a good life; Education, Financial Stability and Health. By participating in the Manatee Miles Sea Turtle Stroll, participants help give Manatee County children the opportunity graduate from high school on time, help residents have access to opportunities to create financial stability for themselves and their families, and help community members make healthy choices, be safe from violence, and have access to healthcare and healthcare supports.

Online registration and additional information available is available HERE.  Contact Katie Becker at kbecker@uwmc.net or  for more information.

For more information on Manatee County Government, visit online at www.mymanatee.org or call (941) 748-4501. You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/manatee.county.fl and on Twitter, @ManateeGov.

2015 Food and Wine on Pine right around the corner

Anna Maria – This years Food and Wine on Pine, an annual event that features the best local food, wine, are and music, is right around the corner and we can’t wait. Taking place on Saturday, may 2nd from 11:30am to 6:30pm on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria, Anna Maria Island, it’s not to be missed.

Over 20 local restaurants be serving up food for patrons throughout the day. The restaurants will be serving local and seasonal Florida foods with an emphasis on farm-to-form and tide-to-table cuisine. So to whet your appetite, here’s a list of the restaurants whose food you can look forward to enjoying.

• The Sandbar restaurant, Anna Maria – Myakka wild boar sliders, ceviche – Fresh fish, shrimp and scallops, key lime, blood orange, King Farm peaches, Gamble Creek cilantro, served with tortilla chips.

• The Beach House restaurant, Bradenton Beach – Sesame seared yellow fin tuna cubes served with choice of wasabi cream, sriracha and teriyaki.

• Mar Vista Dockside restaurant, Longboat Key –gourmet tater tots.

•Gamble Creek Farm, Bradenton – Farm-to-fork produce inspired dish.

• Two Scoops Ice Cream Parlor, Anna Maria – Refreshing lemon, mango and raspberry sorbets, mini hot fudge sundaes and mini sea salt caramel ice cream sundaes.

• Paradise Bagel, Café and Catering, Holmes Beach – Bruschetta three ways.

• Michael’s On East, Bradenton – Seared lump meat crab cakes with orange ginger remoulade.

• Waterfront restaurant, Anna Maria – Fish tacos, carnitas.

• The Feast restaurant, Holmes Beach – Lobster roll, coconut shrimp with orange ginger sauce, conch fritters with Cajun remoulade sauce.

• Blue Marlin, Bradenton Beach – Mini grouper sandwiches.

• Bridge Street Bistro, Bradenton Beach – Nitro ice cream.

• Island Time Bar and Grill, Bradenton Beach – Fish burritos.

• Island Spice, Bradenton Beach – dosa, mango lassi, samosa, tandoori drumsticks, chicken tikka masala, channa masal and mint cooler.

• EnRich, A Bistro, Bradenton – Israeli cous cous and quinoa salad with chilled shrimp, gazpacho with fruit relish and crème fraiche, Rich’s Nutella panna cotta with crushed hazelnut and Hawaiian red sea salt.

• Derek’s, Bradenton – Gulf shrimp and grits.

• Riverhouse Reef and Grill, Palmetto – Kickin’ Green Goodness shrimp and lobster chowder.

• Sage Biscuit Café, Bradenton – Smoked salmon chowder with mini sage biscuit, beer braised beef slider, cucumber chickpea salad with cilantro lime yogurt dressing.

•Harry’s Grill and Bistro, Anna Maria – Buffalo wings, hamburgers and cheeseburger sliders.

• Polpo Pizza, Sarasota – Bee sting pizza: signature pizza with house made mozzarella, organic tomato sauce, fresh herbs, spicy salami and hot pepper infused with local honey, Parmesan rosemary flatbread, basil lemonade.

• Seafood Shack Marina Bar and Grill, Cortez – Crab bisque with sriracha popcorn, house cured smoked salmon BLT sliders, shrimp and grits on a stick.

• Southeast H.S., Bradenton – Jambalya over rice.

• Sugar Cubed, Bradenton – Tropical coffee and iced tea bar, Key Lime brulee tart with raspberry sauce and a shortbread crust.

• Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill, Sarasota – Stuffed shrimp with signature crab delight – lightly fried tempura-style, topped with sweet chili sauce, tropical sensation – tempura kani rolled in rice and seaweed, topped with mango and strawberries, salt and peppered tilapia.

Food and Wine on Pine Anna Maria
Food and Wine on Pine 2015.

Have questions or need more information? Head over to www.FoodAndWineOnPine.com or contact Caryn Hodges at Caryn Hodge at 941-778-8705, and by email at chodge@chilesgroup.com

29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant

Sandbar Easter Egg Hunt on Anna Maria IslandAnna Maria – Join Anna Maria Island families for the 29th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Sandbar Restaurant on Saturday April 4th, where kids will search for Easter eggs in the sand and then March down Pine Ave with the Easter Bunny. The festivities start at 9am, but the Sandbar will be serving refreshments under the pavilion beginning at 8:30am, so get there early.

Following the egg hunt, the Easter Bunny will lead a walk down Pine Avenue where several more events geared towards both kids and their parents will be taking place. The Easter egg roll will begin when everyone has made the walk down Pine avenue and will end by 11am. There will also be a coloring station. At 10:30, the Easter bonnet contests will be held for both kids and adults. The first prize for adults will be a stay at one of the Anna Maria guest houses on Pine ave and the children’s first prize is lunch with four of their friends.

Sandbar Restaurant is located at 100 Spring Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216 and the phone number is 941-778-0444.

 

 

Kids art workshop at the Anna Maria Island Art League

Holmes Beach – The Anna Maria Island Art League is hosting a three day kids art workshop called “Exploring Creativity’, taught by Marie Garafano. The class will be taking place from Monday, March 30th through Wednesday, April 1st from 1:30-3:30pm.

During the class children will elarn how to paint with watercolors as well as experiment with colalge to create expressive pictures. Marie Garafano is a watercolor painter and former illustrator/designer who also illustrated the children’s book “Ginger Goes on a Diet”.

The cost for the class is $50 per child and supplies will be provided. Classes are limited to 10 people and children should dress comfortably in clothes they are okay getting paint on.

For more information or to register for the class, call 941-778-2099 or visit the gallery itself  in Holmes Beach at 5312 Holmes Boulevard, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10am-2pm.

2015 City Fest in Holmes Beach

Holmes Beach – It’s that time of year again, City Fest is coming back to Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island!

On Friday, March 27th from 5-10pm and Saturday, March 28th from 10am-10pm, this 2-day event will be taking place at the Holmes beach City Hall Field.

Continuous band music will be provided by a host of live entertainers on stage in addition to a Food Court with local island restaurants and vendors, the LaPensee Classic Car Show on Saturday featuring vintage cars, AMI Fitness Kids Zone, Island Fine Arts, Jewelry & Crafts, Wine, Beer , Rum Runners, Margaritas and more!

Island CityFest is being held at the Holmes Beach City Hall “Field” 5801 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach (next to City Hall). For Vendor or Sponsor Information see attachments or call 941-778-1541.

Band Line-Up Friday March 27th:

Scott Pritchard – MC

5:30-7:30pm Koko Ray & the Keepers

8:00-10:00pm – Billy Rice Band

Band Line-Up Saturday March 28th:

Mike Sales – MC all day

11:00-12:00 noon – Cant Turn Left

12:30-2:30pm – Mike Sales & the Restless Natives

3:00-5:00pm – soulRcoaster

5:30-7:30pm – Shotgun Justice

8:00pm-10:00pm – Scott’s Garage

2015 City Fest in Holmes Beach
city fest 2015

Anna Maria Island beach clean-ups

Photos from the Heart the Sea Beach Clean UpAnna Maria Island – The city of Anna Maria and independent organizations in Bradenton Beach and Holmes Beach will be holding Anna Maria Island beach clean-ups during the last weeks of March.

Coquina Beach Clean Up

The Tampa Bay Watch Coastal Cleanup of Coquina Beach is asking you to come and help clean the beach on March 21st from 9am until noon. Bring your own gloves, hats and sunscreen as the Tampa Bay Watch will provide trash bags and trash grabbers. The meeting location is 2650 Gulf Drive, Bradenton, FL 34217. Email Michelle Leahy at michelle.leahy@mymanatee.org or call at 941-748-4501 ext. 6035 with questions about the clean up. Help keep the beach clean and the wildlife safe!

Anna Maria Beach Clean Up

Taking place on March 28th  starting at the south end of Bayfront Park in the city of Anna Maria at 8am. Bring your own bag or trash can, gloves and anything else you may need. Large items can be placed on the roadside for pickup. For more information call the public works department at 941-708-6130 ext. 26.

Manatee Beach Clean Up

Heart the Sea will be holding a beach clean up at the Manatee Public Beach on March 28th from 4-6pm. Heart the Sea will provide blue plastic gloves, so bring your own bags and grabbers. After the clean up is done head over to Swordfish Grill just over the Cortez Bridge for a free drink when you bring in your blue glove. Manatee Public Beach is located at 4000 Gulf Drive in Holmes Beach. Swordfish Grill is located at 4628 119th St W in Cortez. Find out more by emailing HeartTheSea@Gmailc.om or on the Heart the Sea Facebook page.

Spring Events at the Anna Maria Island Community Center

Anna Maria – The Anna Maria Island Community Center Spring Events are a phenomenal community resource that house classes, courses, workshops, an exercise center and cafe. Check out what’s going on at the community center this spring!

Spring Events:

Tour of Homes
Saturday, March 21st
10am to 4pm. Tickets are $20 per person. Do not forget to purchase your tickets for the handmade quilt “Seas the Day on AMI.” Raffle tickets are $1 for one or $5 for six. Get your tickets today!
Community Pancake Breakfast
Saturday, March 21st
8am to 11am. All you can eat. Price is $6 in advance and $8 at the door. Children five and under eat free.
Program EXPO
Saturday, March 21st
9am to 11am. Receive information about upcoming Spring Sports Programs, Spring Break Camps, Teen Program, our revamped Volunteer Program, Fitness Class demos, Specialty Class information, and
Tennis and Pickleball information.
Harley Raffle
Get your raffle tickets for a 2003 Anniversary Edition Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster. Only 125 tickets will be sold. The winner will be announced at the Silver Affaire on April 18th
Raffle tickets are $125.

Sports League:

Tryouts for Baseball
4-7 year olds: April 10th at 6pm
8-12 year olds: April 10th at 7pm

Tryouts for Basketball
5-7 year olds: April 6th at 6pm
8-10 year olds: April 8th at 6pm
11–13 year olds: April 6th at 7:30pm
14-17 year olds: April 8th at 6pm
Adults: April 7th at 7pm

Tryout for Kickball
Adults: April 13th at 7pm

Tryout for Soccer
Adults: April 9th at 7pm

AMICC Hours & Contact Information
Monday – Friday: 6:30am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

Phone: 941-78-1908

407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216

Online at www.IslandReal.com

 

New programs at the Anna Maria Island Community Center

Anna Maria – The Anna Maria Island Community Center is a phenomenal community resource that house classes, courses, workshops, an exercise center and cafe. Check out what’s going on at the community center this spring!

Community Programs

MONDAYS
Zumba 9am-10am
Yoga for Relaxation 8:45am-10am
Staying Strong 10:30am-11:30am
Karate 5pm-6pm
Self Defense 6pm-7pm
TUESDAYS
Chair Yoga 8:45am -9:45am
Pilates/Yoga Mix for Beginners 9:30am-10:30am
Conversational Spanish 4:30pm-6pm
WEDNESDAYS
Zumba 10:15am-11:15am
Watercolor 10am-1pm
Mahjongg Lessons 1:30pm-4:00pm
Zumba 6:15pm-7:15pm
THURSDAYS
Chair Yoga 8:45am-9:45am
Pilates/Yoga Mix for Beginners 9:30am-10:30am
Mahjongg Club 10am-12pm
Karate 5pm-6pm
FRIDAYS
Yoga for Relaxation 8:45am-10am
Bridge Lessons 1:30pm-4pm
SATURDAYS
Iron Yoga 9am-10am
**Classes are subjected to change. Pre-registration
is required for some classes and classes may be
limited.**

Spring Break Camp

March 27, 30, and 31, April 1 and 2
Need a fun and safe environment for your kids during  spring break? AMICC will offer Spring Break Camp for elementary school aged children as well as children in middle school.
K-5th: Friday: Jumpin’ Fun Sports
Monday: Pirates Baseball Game
Tuesday : Chuck E. Cheese T
Wednesday: Center Fun Day with Surf Set
Thursday : Tom Bennett Park
6th-8th: Friday: Jumpin’ Fun Sports
Monday: Pirates Baseball Game
Tuesday: Hungry Howies and Riverwalk
Wednesday: Putt Putt Golf, Ice Cream, & Surf Set
Thursday: UTC Mall

Pre-registration is required and space is limited. Trips are subject to change.

AMICC Hours & Contact Information
Monday – Friday: 6:30am to 9pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm

Phone: 941-778-1908

407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria, FL 34216

Online at www.IslandReal.com