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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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Resident receives U.S. citizenship
For one Longboat Key resident, facing the American flag and reciting the Pledge of Allegiance held special meaning at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s April 3 breakfast meeting.
Lacrosse players engineer spring break
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) lacrosse team members hit the beach on Longboat Key during their recent spring break.
Observer wins 20 Local Media Association awards
Local Media Association, made up of 2,000 newspapers in U.S. and Canada, announced the winners of its 2013 Editorial Contest Monday. The Observer Group won a total of 20 awards among eight of its newspapers, making it the third top company winner.