Check out upcoming events on Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Breakfast with Santa
Starts at 8 a.m. at the Old Salty Dog, City Island location, 1601 Ken Thompson Parkway. Adults can enjoy a bloody mary bar while kids visit the hot cocoa bar. There will be crafts and other activities. Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will pose for photos. Call 388-4311.
Thursday, Dec. 15
Holiday Business After Hours
Takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 525 St. Judes Drive. Get in the holiday spirit while networking with fellow chamber members. Enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and door prizes. The event is open to Chamber members, guests and business associates. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. RSVP to 383-2466.
Saturday, Dec. 17
Takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. Mote visitors can pose with Gilly the Shark dressed as Santa Jaws for holiday photos. Visiting with Santa Jaws is included in admission. For more information, call 388-4441.
Sunday, Dec. 18
Takes place at Christ Church of Longboat Key’s 10 a.m. service, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive. A live orchestra will be performing the Christmas portion of Handel’s “Messiah.” Call 383-8833 with questions.
Tuesday, Dec. 20
Takes place at 11:30 a.m. at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Parkway. The Sandpipers’ monthly meeting will feature guest speaker Marcy Gobell, who will reflect on her life as a nun. Call 383-8161.
Mondays, Wednesdays, Friday
Movement, Muscles and More
Takes place from 8 to 9 a.m. at the Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. This full-body workout taught by personal trainer Ann Alvis incorporates balance, stretching and strengthening. Cost is $8. RSVP to [email protected] or by phone 383-6493.
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the south end of the Longboat Island Chapel campus behind the parking lot, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Gently used women’s and men’s clothing, accessories and home goods will be sold. Call 610-301-2796 or 383-6491.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Participate in American Contract Bridge League open pairs duplicate bridge games. Cost is $10 per game. Call Susan Brill at 216-9600 for more information.
Wonderful Wednesdays Book Sales
Take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Longboat Library, 555 Bay Isles Road. 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.
Rotary Club of Longboat Key
Meets at 5:15 p.m. at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road. Cost is $10. Call Jack Rozance at 383-5659.
Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key
Meets at 7:30 a.m. at Longboat Key Club Tavern and Whiskey Bar, 3110 Harbourside Drive. Cost is $10, including a breakfast buffet. Call Donna at 388-2847.
Takes place from 10 to 10:45 a.m. at Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The class combines Latin-inspired with low-impact aerobics, strengthening and more. Cost is $10. Call 383-6493 or email [email protected].
Shifting Sands Support Group
Takes place from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Ruth Cushing Room of Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Call 383-6491.
Takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. at Feel Good Yoga, 6350 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Debby McClung’s trauma-conscious teaching methods can help service members, veterans and their families. Cost is free. Call 904-610-7565.
Beginners Bridge or Refresher Course
Takes place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. Cost is $10. RSVP to [email protected] or call 383-6493.
Christ Teens Program
Takes places at 10 a.m. at Christ Church of Longboat Key, 6400 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The group is open to ages 12 to 18. The program includes a discussion on faith, life and the participants’ futures. Ideas from the Bible and the Christian church will be shared. Call 383-8833.