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Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce ‘Nooner’ Luncheon — takes place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 14, at Sun House Restaurant, 111 Bridge St., Bradenton Beach. Cost is $15 for members; $20 for non-members. Call 383-2466.
Wine Tasting to Benefit the Longboat Key Turtle Watch — takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at Harry’s Continental Kitchens Deli, 525 St. Judes Drive. Cost is $10; $5 of each admission goes to the organization. Call 383-0777.
Circle of RVs — takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at St. Armands Circle Park. RV World will present some of the most exclusive and upscale RVs. Call 388-1554.
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.
Longboat Library — is now open for summer hours from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, at 555 Bay Isles Road. Call 383-2011.
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.
Republican Club of Longboat Key Barbecue
What: All area Republicans are invited to a free evening of hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks. The event is a social gathering meant to help current members keep in touch and draw new members. RSVP to Ruth Strauss at 383-5349.
When: 5 p.m. Saturday, May 16
Where: Bay Isles Beach Club, 2111 Gulf of Mexico Drive
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