Check out upcoming events on Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
What: Help collect the invasive and ecologically disruptive lionfish in the Gulf of Mexico in the third annual three-day competition. Teams will compete for more than $3,500 in 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.
When: Friday, July 8 to Sunday, July 10
Where: Mote Marine Laboratory’s WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkwa
Wednesday, July 13
Networking @ Noon — Takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Tommy Bahama, 300 John Ringling Blvd. Enjoy lunch while networking with chamber members. Cost is $25 for members; $35 for nonmembers. Call 383-2466.
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.
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.
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