No time to read the paper but want to know what is going on at The Center? Read below our press releases recently sent to our area papers.
The Center Invites the Community for Coffee and Conversation at Island Coffee Haus
The Center of Anna Maria Island invites the community to join them for “Coffee and Conversation,” a series of morning discussions at the Island Coffee Haus in Holmes Beach. The Center, a nonprofit organization that provides the services and programs of a community center as well as the opportunity to socialize and gather, is seeking to answer questions of the community, meet new residents and share information about up-coming fall classes and programs.
“At our July community meeting, we fielded a lot questions. This is an opportunity to continue that conversation in a more casual venue,” said Lessig. “Anna Maria Island is home to both year round and seasonal residents and we serve both; we invite everyone to stop by our table and chat with us.”
Executive Director Kristin Lessig and other staff members will be at the Island Coffee House on Friday, September 8 from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. The Island Coffee Haus is located at 5350 Gulf Dr. in Holmes Beach. “Coffee and Conversation” events will also be held from 8am-11am on September 11th, 22th, & 25th.
The Adult Co-Ed Soccer League is coming to The Center. Come join adults of different ages and soccer abilities for competitive fun. Games are played on Thursday nights starting at 6pm. The last day to register is Saturday, September 23rd and evaluations will be Thursday, September 28th at 7pm, draft will follow. For the first time ever our draft will be open for all to come and watch. The draft will take place on the stage and seating will be available in the gym. There will also be beverages available for a donation. Cost is $10 for members and $126 for non-member. To register please visit www.centerami.org, call The Center at (941)778-1908, or come into The Center located at 407 Magnolia Ave in Anna Maria. If you are interested in sponsoring a team or have questions about the league please contact Will Schenerlein, Recreation Director for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or (941)778-1908 ext. 9205.
Front Porch Comedy is coming to The Center of Anna Maria Island to deliver an evening of big laughs on September 15, 2017 at The Stand-up Comedy & Improv show. Doors open at 8pm and the show will be begin at 8:30pm. The event is sponsored by Island Real Estate. Tickets are $20 per person. To get your tickets go online to www.centerami.org, call The Center at (941)778-1908, or visit The Center located at 407 Magnolia Avenue on Anna Maria Island. For more information contact Lindsey Sauls, Event Coordinator, email@example.com.
Join comedians from Nashville, TN, Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA for exciting stand-up and improve comedy. Front Porch Comedy introduces Dusty Slay (Nashville, TN) to deliver a clean comedy stand-up set accompanied by a spontaneous theatrical experience improvised on the spot by the ensemble cast of Front Porch Comedy (Savannah, GA).
Front Porch Comedy is one of several shows produced by husband and wife teams John & Dolly Brennan and Dan Gilbert & Bri Halverson. John is the founder of Front Porch Comedy (2015-present), a company member of Theatre 99 (2002-present), is the founder and producer of The Annapolis Comedy Festival (2011-present) and is the co-creator and actor in his one man show, The Banana Monologues that made its way to Off-Broadway in 2013. Dolly has been by his side for 10 years, keeping the laughter coming your way.
The cast of Front Porch Comedy (John R. Brennan, Maari Suorsa, Henry Riggs, are graduates of Chicago’s I.O. (Improv Olympic), New York City’s Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB), The Groundlings in Los Angeles, and Charleston’s Theatre 99. Stand-Up comedian, Dusty Slay, is based in Nashville, TN where he is a local favorite at his home club at Zanies and has opened for many touring celebrities such as Rob Schneider, Jeff Ross and Roseanne. Dusty has also recently been on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing.”
The Center of Anna Maria is looking for individuals interested in helping at “the community’s gathering place”. We are looking for people to help with coaching, tutoring, events, and welcoming guests at the front desk and more. Amy Talucci, The Director of First Impressions, will be holding Volunteer Orientation meetings the first Thursday of every month at both noon and 6pm.
Why volunteer at The Center? 1. It’s fun! 2. You can help make an impact on the lives of children, seniors, and your community. 3. There is something for everyone (be a coach, tutor, mentor, help at events and more) 4. Be a part of an amazing team and make new friends! 5. Learn something new or teach someone else something new!
Interested in sharing your talent and helping out others? Join as at the orientation to learn all about The Center and how you can help make a difference. The Center is located at 407 Magnolia Avenue on Anna Maria. Visit our website at www.centerami.org or for more information contact Amy Talucci, Director of First Impressions, (941)778-1908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.