Check out upcoming events in Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
Networking @ Noon
What: Enjoy lunch while networking with chamber members. Cost is $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Call 383-2466.
When: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 22
Where: 1287 First St., Sarasota
Tuesday, July 5
Operation Kindness Community Monday Night — Takes place at Café L’Europe, 431 St. Armands Circle. Operation Kindness Florida Inc., which raises funds for veterans who have sustained emotional and physical injuries while in service, will receive 20% of the evening's proceeds. Call 388-4415.
Friday July 8 to Sunday, July 10
Lionfish Derby — Takes place at Mote Marine Laboratory’s WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. Help collect the invasive and ecologically disruptive lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico in the third annual three-day competition. Teams who catch the most lionfish, the biggest lionfish and the smallest lionfish will receive cash prizes. Cost is $120 per team; the weigh-in from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday is free. Registration is required at mote.org/lionfishderby.
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 Park 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.