All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road. A Christmas Eve musical prelude is at 5 p.m., and Christmas Eve Eucharist is at 5:30 p.m. A Christmas Day Eucharist is at 10 a.m. Sunday worship services are at 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. The Rev. David Danner is the rector. 383-8161.
Christ Church of Longboat Key, Presbyterian , 595 Bay Isles Road. A Christmas Eve candlelight service is at 7 p.m. Sunday worship services are at 10 a.m. The Rev. Bruce Porter is the pastor. 383-8833.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. A Christmas Eve service is at 7 p.m. Sunday worship services are at 10 a.m. The Rev. Kenneth Gill is the minister. 383-6491.
St. Armands Key Lutheran Church, 40 N. Adams Drive. A Christmas Eve traditional worship service is at 5 p.m.; contemporary worship service is at 7 p.m.; and traditional service with Holy Communion is at 10 p.m. Contemporary Sunday worship services are at 9 a.m., and traditional Sunday worship services are at 11 a.m. The Rev. Mark Bernthal is the pastor. 388-1234.
St. Mary, Star of the Sea, Catholic Church, 4280 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Christmas Eve vigil Mass is at 4:30 p.m.; choir program is at 8 p.m.; and midnight Mass is at 9 p.m. Christmas Day Masses are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Gerard Finegan is the pastor. 383-1255.
Temple Beth Israel, 567 Bay Isles Road. Shabbat services are at 8 p.m. Fridays and 10 a.m. Saturdays. Jonathan Katz is the rabbi. 383-3428.
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Hat's off to Dee Pelton, volunteers
Dee Pelton held a luncheon that will be tough to top.
Youth sailors descend on City Island
Approximately 250 people hit the water Saturday, April 20 through Sunday, April 21, for Sailfest. The regatta, Sarasota Youth Sailing's biggest fundraiser of the year, included four classes of competition — Optimus, 420, Laser and Multi-hull — and a barbecue feast.
Book club sunsets for the season
The Sunset Beach Book Club, in its 10th year, ended this season with a luncheon and discussion of the book “Gone Girl,” by Gillian Flynn, April 18, at Lazy Lobster. Discussion moderator was Ricki Carroll. Together, the group read five books this season.