Check out upcoming events on Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
Dinner and a Movie
What: The second combined fundraiser for the Longboat Key Garden Club and the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key will feature dinner, a horseshoe-throwing contest and the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Guests will receive a golf cart to use for this drive-in movie experience. Proceeds will benefit the clubs’ grant and scholarship programs. Cost is $65; VIP tickets for $75. Call 387-1909.
When: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 30
Where: Longboat Key Club Islandside Driving Range
Wednesday, April 27
Networking @ Noon — Takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 545 St. Judes Drive. Enjoy lunch while networking with chamber members. Cost is $25 for members; $35 for guests and future members. Call 383-2466.
Thursday, April 38
‘Brainworks — Simple Solutions for Staying Sharp’ — Takes place from 1 to 3 p.m. at Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Jeff Sochar will be presenting a program on how to build a personalized strategy to improve and maintain the best level of health possible. Cost is $10. RSVP to [email protected] or 383-6493.
Tuesday, May 3
National Travel & Tourism Week — Takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Lido Key, 233 Ben Franklin Drive. Learn how you and your business can become involved with and benefit from the economic impact of the 2017 World Rowing Championships. Cost is $35. Call 383-2466.
Lou Newman’s ‘A Focus on Birds’— Takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at Plymouth Harbor’s Mezzanina Art Gallery, 700 John Ringling Blvd. Lou Newman will hold a reception for his 10th annual wildlife photography exhibit. Visit lounewmanphotography.com.
Saturday, May 7
Classic Corvettes on the Circle — Takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park. See more than 150 models of classic Corvettes at the 20th annual show. Proceeds will be donated to the Honor Flight of West Central Florida. Call 993-4201.
Thursday, May 12
Fiesta de Tortugas — Takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Cedars Café and Tiki Bar, 645 Cedars Court. The event will support Mote Marine Laboratory’s Sea Turtle Conservation and Research Program and the Longboat Key Turtle Watch education programs. Cost is $20. Call 383-6428.
Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
RSVP to [email protected] or 383-6493.
Zumba with Suzy — Takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per class.
Beginners Bridge or Refresher Course — Takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Coffee and cookies are provided. Cost is $10.
All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road
Rotary Club of Longboat Key — Meets at 5:15 p.m. Cost is $8. Email [email protected].
Bayfront Recreation Center, 4052 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Muscles, Balance, Strength, Flexibility — Takes place at 7:30 and 8:45 a.m. Cost is $8 for members; $13 for nonmembers. Call 538-8456.
Pumping the Prime — Takes place at 10 a.m. Mirabai Holland will teach full body strength and core workout. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 201-956-1466.
Feel Good Yoga Therapeutics — Takes place at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 316-1988.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Shifting Sands Support Group — Takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Cushing Room. This group is open to any adult going through a difficult transition.
Longboat Key Club Tavern and Whiskey Bar, 3110 Harbourside Drive
Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key — Meets at 7:30 a.m. Cost is $10 and includes a breakfast buffet. Call Donna at 388-2847.
Longboat Library, 555 Bay Isles Road
Wonderful Wednesdays Book Sales — Take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Gently used books will be discounted by 50%. Paperbacks will be 25 cents, and hardback books will be 50 cents to $2.50. Call 383-2011.
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