Check out upcoming events on Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
Fiesta de Tortugas
What: 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.
When: 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 12
Where: Cedars Café and Tiki Bar, 645 Cedars Court
Tuesday, May 24
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours — Takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Giacomo’s, 6858 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Network while enjoying appetizers and drinks. Cost is $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. Call 383-2466.
Saturday, May 28
Sailors and Sandals — Takes place from 7 to 11 p.m. at Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway. The event will benefit Take Stock in Children of Sarasota County, which helps low-income and at-risk students gain the help they need to achieve an education. Cost is $75. Call 266-6231.
Saturday, June 4
World Oceans Day — Takes place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mote Marine Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. With the theme “Healthy Oceans, Healthy Planet,” the festival will include games and crafts focused on green practices, marine science and conservation. Cost is free with a regular paid admission ticket. Call 388-4441.
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. Call John Brill, 383-1210.
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.
Feel Good Yoga Therapeutics — Takes place at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 316-1988.
Feel Good Yoga, 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Connected Warriors —Takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. beginning May 12. Debby McClung’s trauma-conscious teaching methods can help service members, veterans and their families. Cost is free.
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 noon. 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.