+ Le Macaron to open soon on St. Armands Circle
Rosalie Guillen and her daughter, Audrey Guillen Saba, will open Le Macaron pastry shop at 382 St. Armands Circle. They hope to open the French bakery, which will serve 15 flavors of French macaroons, along with coffee and croissants, this weekend.
Guillen and Saba are originally from Provence, France, and will bake all of the pastries in the store.
The store will be open from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. seven days a week. For information, call 552-8872.
+ Alternative Health Care Center offers new treatment
Margot Walbert, doctor of oriental medicine and owner of the Alternative Health Care Center, 5370 Gulf of Mexico Drive, Suite 204, now offers Acupuncture Point Injection Therapy, a treatment in which natural, sterilized substances such as homeopathics, Chinese herbals or vitamins are injected into acupuncture points.
For information, call 302-3625.
+ LLSA Chamber adds new events to upcoming schedule
The Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce will hold a joint chamber mixer with the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at The BeachHouse Restaurant, 200 Gulf Drive, Bradenton Beach. Miller Electric will be honored for being named 2009 Small Business of the Year by both chambers. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for non-members.
A special business networking event will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the Helmsley Sandcastle Hotel, 1540 Ben Franklin Drive, Lido Key. The event includes a contest for “most creative flip-flops.” Cost is $5 for members and $7 for non-members.
For information, call 383-2466.
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1 Floridafitfest and 5K Treasure Run
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
8 World Oceans Day Family Festival
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.