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21st Annual Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament — begins at 11 a.m. Friday, May 22, at the Longboat Key Club and Resort Islandside golf course, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive. First- and second-place trophies will be awarded for highest gross, longest drive, closest to the pin and most accurate drive. The tournament features a 50/50 raffle and other golf prizes. Call 383-2466.
Smooth Jazz on St. Armands — takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 22, at St. Armands Circle Park. Enjoy the smooth sounds of Jose Valentino Ruiz at the final “Smooth Jazz” concert of the season. Call 388-1554.
Connie Barretta Book Signing — takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 24, at Circle Books, 478 John Ringling Blvd., St. Armands Circle. Barretta will sign copies of “Vivere e Amare Ancora Una Volta: To Live & Love Again,” the sequel to her first novel, “Kaleidoscope of Blue.” Call 388-2850.
Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce Business @ Breakfast — takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, May 26, at the chamber office, 5570 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Call 383-2466.
Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce ‘Nooner’ Luncheon — takes place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 28, at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse, 2001 Siesta Drive, Suite 101, Sarasota. Cost is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Call 383-2466.
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17 Night of Fish, Fun & Fright
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
18 Jewels on the Bay Showhouse
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Durante dog, owner well after raccoon run-in
Last week, we reported on a scuffle between a black dog and a group of raccoons that occurred at dusk near Joan Durante Park.
Golfer scores her first hole in one
Liz Lang scored her first hole in one July 8, on the Resort at Longboat Key Club’s Harbourside White Course, while celebrating her friend, Jane Hunter’s birthday.
Tiny trio tours safety facilities
Commissioner Lynn Larson’s three grandchildren, Zander, 9, Zora, 8, and Zoe Ramsey, 5, got a close-up look at what Longboat Key police and firefighters do to keep residents safe earlier this month, during a tour of the police and north fire stations.