on the key
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.
21st Annual Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament — begins at 11 a.m. Friday, May 29, 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.
Mote World Ocean Day Family Festival — takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 7, at Mote Marine Aquarium courtyard, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. The event includes ocean-themed activities such as crafts, face painting, games and more. Local environmental and conservation groups will have informational materials available. Call 388-4441, Ext. 365.
Gulf Coast Writers — meets at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, at the Island Branch Library, 5701 Marina Drive, Holmes Beach. Members will read their writings. Call 778-7631.
Sarasota Tiger Bay Club — meets from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, at Michael’s On East, 1212 East Ave. S., Sarasota. This month’s program features the moderated panel discussion “Our Criminal Justice System: It’s Complicated.” Cost is $21 for members; $26 for non-members. Reservations are required. Call 925-2970 or e-mail email@example.com.
Longboat Classic Car
and Bike Show
What: Whitney Beach Deli and Wines presents this car-and-bike show to benefit the Fire Fighters Benevolent Fund. Cruise in for cars, bikes and 50/50 raffle drawings. For registration or information, call 383-7180.
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 31
Where: Whitney Beach Plaza, 6810 Gulf of Mexico Drive
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8 Sarasota Music Half Marathon
7:00 am - 6:00 am
12 Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Networking Luncheon
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
14 New Exhibit "Oh Baby" Life Cycles of the Seas
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
17 Hospitabull Evening 'A Taste of Israel'
Gauls celebrate sweet 60
On Jan. 29, Jack and Joan Gaul will celebrate their 60th anniversary.
Dora Walters goes by the book for readers
You saw her byline countless times during her 26 years at the Longboat Observer, but now, retired Senior Editor Dora Walters’ byline appears on her new book, “Rewind…Playback: A Collection of Life’s ‘Little’ Memories.”
Encore opening celebration
Members of the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Jan. 20, at Amore by Andrea.