J Burns’ Pizza Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria – J Burns’ Pizza Anna Maria Island is one of the Island’s newest restaurants, offers hot fresh crispy thin crust pizza, classic subs, and fresh salads.

J Burns’ Pizza Anna Maria Island

J Burn’s made Anna Maria Island their second home. This is after their first location in Lakeland, Florida. Their island location is at 308 Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria J Burns’ is open Sun/Mon 11-8, Weds/Thurs 11-8, Fri/Sat 11-9.

J Burns’ offers a unique square cut pizza in 7, 12 or 16 inches with all the traditional toppings. J Burns’ uses a special blend of cheeses and sauce made from vine ripe tomatoes. Specialty pizzas include the Deluxe, Hawaiian, Taco and Chicken Club to name a few. J Burns’ also offers a 10 1/2 inch gluten free pizza option.

J Burns' Pizza
Square cut crispy thin crust pizza.

The Classic Subs are 9 inches and served with a bag of chips. Sub options include both traditional and specialty options like Ham, Italian, Roast beef, Meatball and Salisbury Steak.

Sub Sandwich J Burns'
J Burns’ Classic Subs.

J Burns’ Salads are fresh with tons of dressing options with all offered in small or large sizes.

Add a side of Garlic Knots, Boneless wings or cheese sticks from the Extras menu. For Dessert try the cinnamon knots or an ice cream sandwich! Fountain Drinks and bottle water are available.

J Burns' Pizza Anna Maria Island
J Burns’ offers catering!

If you find yourself hungry on Anna Maria Island’s north end head over to J Burns’! Dine in or carry out 941-251-4070.

For more pizza options on Anna Maria Island check out our Blog “Pizza on Anna Maria Island“.

Check out our list of Anna Maria vacation rental homes near J Burns’!

Just in case one person in your part needs to eat Gluten Free but the rest love pizza.  We have Gluten Free  listed here.

 

 

 

 

Community Center Re-opening Ribbon Cutting.

Anna Maria – The Anna Maria Island Community Center invites you to join them on October 5th at 6pm to celebrate the grand re-opening of the center with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

After overcoming financial struggles of the past few years, and currently in the phase of assessing and restructuring current programs The Center is on a path to a new and improved gathering place. The Mission of the Anna Maria Island Community Center is “to empower and inspire people of all ages, especially our youth, by providing learning opportunities, strengthening families, building healthier bodies and fostering volunteerism.”

The Anna Center is located at 407 Magnolia Avenue. The day of the ribbon cutting refreshments and tours will begin at 6pm with the ribbon cutting at 7pm.

Anna Maria Island Community Center
Anna Maria Island Community Center Ribbon Cutting on October 5th.

Follow the Anna Maria Island Center on Facebook for daily updates of activities!

 

15th Annual Bay Fest

Anna Maria – The Island’s largest and longest running event, Bay Fest is back in its 15th year! The event runs 10am-10pm on Saturday, October 17th on Pine Avenue.

15th Annual Bay Fest

Enjoy a selection of local vendors offering arts, crafts, food, music and fun. A classic car show with over 100 entries will line Pine Avenue while local musicians entertain. A free of charge family friendly event, the kid zone will have games and a bounce house. Local non profit The Anna Maria Privateers will bring their beloved pirate ship Scully Wag; a staple of any island event.

The music line up goes all day including:
Emcee Mike Sales – 10am-10pm
Can’t Turn Left – 11am-12pm
Billy Rice Band – 1-2:30pm
Whiskey Blind – 3-5pm
Koko Ray 5:30 – 7:30pm
Shotgun Justice (The Karen & Jimmy Band) 8 – 10p

Anna Maria Island Bay Fest
Bay Fest on Pine Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

Bay Fest 2015  is organized by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by AMI Fitness and La Pensee Plumbing, pools and air.

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.

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

Anna Maria Elementary School 2014 Fall Festival

Anna Maria Elementary Fall Festival is the best way to make Halloween last and to ring in Fall here on Anna Maria Island. The Anna Maria Elementary School Fall Festival is on Saturday November 1st from 3:30 to 8PM!!!  This event is open to the public, so you do not need to be or have a student at this school to enjoy the event.

This year’s festivities will start out with a children’s costumed parade beginning at 3:30PM at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce located at 5313 Gulf Drive, Holmes Beach, FL 34217.  They will then take a path south down Gulf Drive ending at the elementary school located at 4700 Gulf Dr Holmes Beach, FL 34217.

After the parade there will be carnival type games with prizes, a costume contest with prizes and a HUGE bake sale not with prizes… sorry.   There will be live music by Blue Echo Bluegrass to enjoy with lots of eats and treats too with the island cookout!

If you didn’t get enough scares on Halloween make sure to take a tour of the Haunted House (which is open on October 31st as well)!  There are also not so scary tours for the little monsters/princesses as well that will not give them nightmares.

All proceeds for this event will go directly back to the school to support their programs and facilities.  If you would like more information please contact the school directly at 941-708-5525.  The event is put on by the school’s PTO, and is one not to be missed.  Hope to see you all there!

Anna Maria Chalk Festival – Manatee County’s First and Only Chalk Festival

Anna Maria –  Taking place January 18th and 19th on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria, the Anna Maria Chalk Festival is Manatee County’s first and only chalk festival. A partnership between the Pine Ave Restoration group, the Tourist and Development Council, the Historic Green Village, members of the Anna Maria Island’s artistic and cultural community and Sarasota Chalk Festival founder Denise Kowal, it is a truly community oriented event. A VIP dinner will be held the night before to help raise funds for the event and to give people a chance to meet the artists that will be pouring their souls onto the streets of Anna Maria.

Meet the artists at the Anna Maria Chalk Festival VIP Dinner
Contact Micheal Coleman at 941-592-6642 for more information.

With the theme “Historic Anna Maria: From Pirates to Present”, around 25 artists will inhabit three block of Pine Avenue over the course of two days.  Street painters, also known as I Madonnari, will use chalk as their medium and the road surface of Pine Avenue as their canvas to create over-sized masterworks of art while the public becomes an integral part of the creative process as the viewer. Students in grades 7-12 can have their own spot to chalk and the younger children are invited to chalk in the Children’s Area. Participation is free to all and chalk is provided.

Being an event truly created for the community, the goal isn’t for humongous crowds to the flood the streets and advertisements to cover the media, it’s about creating a personal event.

When asked about the event, Micheal Coleman, one of the event chairs, was quoted as saying “I believe a successful event is not measured in numbers, but in the quality of the experience enjoyed by all. From the artists, to the volunteers, to the visitors and including, of course, impacted residents, the idea is to enjoy a couple of days expressing and appreciating art as its created.”

Musicians will be lining the streets and storefronts to provide a backdrop of music for the works of art being created. Musicians include locals such as Kristopher Byerly, Scott Blum, Trevor Bystrem, William Hellem-Brusso, Howie Banfield, Debbie Hood, Elephant in the Room, Savannah Brady, Can’t Turn Left, Bill Vinhage and more. 

The Anna Maria Chalk Festival is taking place on Pine Ave, Anna Maria, The Greenest Little Main Street in America. Pine Avenue is a live and work paradise sprinkled with residential cottages, professional offices and retail shops to serve the surrounding community. Its restoration project  advanced the quality and sustainability of the overall area. Native plantings are a natural extension to the responsible development along the street. Rather than hardscapes and lawns which encourage runoff into the precious  Gulf and Bay, the street uses soft-scapes such as “native pathways” consisting of engineered sand wherever possible as part of systems for  capture and re-use of rainwater.  This has the practical effect of meeting and exceeding the objectives of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).

For more information head over to Facebook and find us at Facebook.com/AnnaMariaChalkFestival.

Lester Family Fun Day at the Anna Maria Island Community Center on Sat, Dec 7th!

Lester

The 12th annual Lester Family Fun Day is drawing near. Free admission for the whole family….old-fashioned fun at old-fashioned prices!

Bring your camera to capture those big smiles as Santa Claus arrives on a Fire Truck at noon! Awesome raffle prizes and drawings for turkeys will keep you on the edge of your seats. From Manatee Player’s Dickens Christmas Carolers to Tony the Balloon Guy, this is a good, old-fashioned family day at our community center. Pony rides, a bounce house, face painting, card making, cookie decorating, crafts and more will keep kids of all ages entertained. Bring your appetite as well, as you may want to snack on hot dogs, snacks, sodas and even the famous Duffy Burgers!

So mark your calendar for Saturday, December 7th, to have a great time from 10:30am through 2pm at the Anna Maria Island Community Center, located at 407 Magnolia Ave, Anna Maria!

2013 Halloween Trail of Treats on Anna Maria Island

Halloween TreatThe Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce will, once again, host the Trail of Treats for children of all ages.

It begins at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce at 3:30pm on Thursday, October 31st, with the Kiddie Costume contest for ages 0-12, and continue until 7+pm.  There will be a free photobooth and a map of the 50+ participating businesses island-wide, that will have goodies available for trick or treating.

There is even a Crazy, Creepy Crawly Critter Costume Contest hosted by the Islander newspaper at the Feast restaurant at 5pm.  Don’t miss the Halloween fun!