Check out upcoming events on Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
Sailors and Sandals
What: 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.
When: 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, May 28
Where: Sarasota Sailing Squadron, 1717 Ken Thompson Parkway
Monday, May 23
‘Lunch and Learn — Your Power to Renew your Life’ — Takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Julie Cook Downing is presenting this highly interactive session on how to recognize your powers and strengths and renew your innovative abilities and passions for aging well. Lunch is provided. Cost is $10. RSVP to [email protected] or 383-6493.
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.
Thursday, May 26
‘Meditation and Mindful Breathing’ — Takes place from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Tamara Page, of Yoga Alliance, is presenting this calming, interactive workshop on how to explore Pranayama, the art of yogic breathing. Cost is $10. RSVP to [email protected] or 383-6493.
Thursday, June 2
Business & BBQ on the Beach — Takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Resort at Longboat Key Club, 220 Sands Point Road. The chambers of commerce from Longboat Key, Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key will hold a networking event with beach music, games, a barbecue and a cash bar. Cost is $25 in advance; $30 at the door. Call 383-2466.
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.
Beginners Bridge or Refresher Course — Takes place from 10:30 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.