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Friends of Mote Library Bunko Party — takes place from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at Mote’s Keating Marine Education Center, 1599 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island. Cost is $10 and includes two drinks and the chance to win prizes. Call 388-4441, Ext. 333.
Longboat Key Republican Club ‘Dog Days Pot Luck’ — takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at 6 Winslow Place. Bring a snack to share for an evening of casual fun. RSVP to Ruth Strauss at 383-5349.
Longboat Key, Lido Key, St. Armands Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours — takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Sports Page Bar & Grille, 1319 Main St., Sarasota. Cost is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. Call 383-2466.
Sarasota Bay Great Scallops Search
What: Help scientists monitor our population of scallops while snorkeling in seagrass flats. The event is free for boaters and their crews. Bring snorkeling equipment, a dive flag, sunscreen and drinking water. Lunch and a T-shirt will be provided. Space is limited. Call 953-5333 or go to www.sarasotabaywatch.org.
When: Mandatory captains meeting is at 8:30 a.m.; event takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: Sarasota Outboard Club, 1763 Ken Thompson Parkway, City Island
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26 St. Armands Fine Art Festival
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
29 Nia with Gail on Anna Maria Island
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
30 Nia with Gail on Longboat Key
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
3 Food and Wine on Pine
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Capt. Benjamin Grodi honored with military medal
U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Benjamin Grodi, son-in-law of Longboat Key residents Nelson and Laurin Goldner, was recently honored with the Meritorious Service Medal.
Campaign Against Summer Hunger
Here are the week’s donation totals for All Faiths Food Bank’s Campaign Against Summer Hunger.
A Cinderella story
A 10-week-old miniature pinscher puppy found a “happily ever after ending” at the Celebration of Pets April 12, at the Sarasota County Fairgrounds.