If your organization would like to have meetings or events publicized, mail or fax the information at least one week in advance to The Longboat Observer, Box 8100, Longboat Key 34228; fax: 383-7193 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. All announcements must be typed, include hour and date of meeting, complete address of meeting place and a telephone reference number. To ensure accuracy, no telephone calls. Deadline is the previous Tuesday, 5 p.m.
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Barbara L. Harrison: Meet the Artist and Opening Reception — takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a Division of Ringling College of Art and Design, 6860 Longboat Drive S. Longboat Key resident and sculptor Barbara Harrison will meet-and-greet at the opening for her Arts Center exhibit, which runs until May 20. Harrison is known for her wall- and ceiling-suspended sculptures in solid brass. Call 383-2345.
Classic Corvettes on the Circle — takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at St. Armands Circle Park. More than 200 Corvettes will be on display. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and judging begins at 10 a.m. An awards ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. Call 388-1554.
Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours — takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, at The Egret’s Landing, 5602 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Cost is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Call 383-2466.
Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub Ribbon Cutting Ceremony — takes place from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Mar Vista, 760 Broadway. The public is invited to celebrate the completion of Mar Vista’s new deck. Call 383-0881.
Bridge Street Market — takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at 107 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Find antiques, arts, crafts, refreshments and more. Contact Nancy Ambrose at 518-4431.
Sarasota Tiger Bay Club — meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 7, at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. This month’s program features the moderated panel discussion, “It’s the Economy, Stupid: Where Are We — Do We Have a Plan?” Cost is $21 for members; $26 for non-members. Reservations are required.Call 925-2970 or e-mail email@example.com.
Democratic Club of Sarasota Luncheon — takes place at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9, at Laurel Oak Country Club, 2700 Gary Player Blvd., Sarasota. Lawton “Bud” Chiles III will discuss moving Florida’s children from “Worst to First.” Cost is $20 for members; $25 for non-members. Call 379-9233 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
21st Annual LLSA
Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament
What: 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.
When: Registration begins at 11 a.m.; driving range opens at 11:30 a.m.; shotgun start is at 1 p.m.; and banquets and awards are at 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 22
Where: Longboat Key Club and Resort Islandside golf course, 301 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Quick Point Nature
What: Help clean up the south end of Longboat Key with members of Save Our Seabirds and Sarasota Bay Watch. Meet at the Longboat Key Club Moorings Marina or at Quick Point Nature Preserve. Return around noon for a free lunch at Portofino Ristorante at the Longboat Key Club Marina Village. Lunch will be followed by presentations about protecting seabirds. Contact Rusty Chinnis at 383-2900.
When: 8 a.m. Saturday, May 2
Where: Meet at Longboat Key Club Moorings Marina, 2630 Harbourside Drive, or at Quick Point, 100 Gulf of Mexico Drive
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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
'We Are The Marines'
That is how Maj. Brian Dix introduced “The Commandant’s Own” U.S. Marine Drum & Bugle Corps July 4, at Avery Fisher Hall.
Tim Howard has Key roots
Residents of Fairway Bay knew about Tim Howard long before he became a household name: His grandparents, the late Paul and Eva Fekete, frequently bragged about their star soccer player grandson.
Mote-tagged shark swims toward Sarasota
A 14-foot, 2,300-pound great white shark is currently heading eastbound toward Sarasota.