Check out upcoming events on Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
Saturday, Dec. 3
Kiwanis Club Gourmet Lawn Party
Takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Longboat Key Club’s Islandside golf course, 220 Sands Point Road. Enjoy dishes from more than 30 local restaurants at the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key’s annual fundraiser. Individual tickets are $50. Tables of 10 are available for $450. Raffle tickets will be sold for $100 apiece. Call 383-0440.
Saturday, Nov. 26
Takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. Mote visitors will have the chance to pose with Mote mascot Gilly the Shark dressed as Santa Jaws for holiday photos. Visiting with Santa Jaws is included in admission. For more information, call 388-4441.
Nov. 29 - Dec. 4
Longboat Key Senior Men’s Tournament
Takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 29 to Dec. 4 at the Longboat Key Tennis Center, 590 Bay Isles Road, the Longboat Key Club. 220 Sands Point Road, and Cedars Tennis Club, 645 Cedars Court. Tennis fans can enjoy cheering on various players during the 14th annual tournament. Call 316-8367.
Thursday, Dec. 1
Sip & Shop
Takes place from 4 to 7 p.m. at J McLaughlin, 515 Bay Isles Parkway. The event is hosted by the Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce’s community outreach committee. Fifteen percent of sales will benefit Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family. For information, call J McLaughlin at 960-2071.
Friday, Dec. 2
Holiday Nights on St. Armands
Takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park. Kick off the holiday season with an event featuring performances by the Sarasota High School Theater Dance Group and Chamber Choir, a Christmas carol sing-a-long, tree lighting and a special visit from Santa Claus. Call 388-1554.
Sunday, Dec. 4
Run for the Birds
Check-in begins at 7 a.m., the race begins at 8 a.m. at Ed Smith Stadium, 2700 12th St. Join Save our Seabirds and the Baltimore Orioles for a 5K and 1-mile run to benefit Save our Seabirds, Inc. Cost is $35 for the 5K and $25 for the mile run. Call 388-3010.
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 Saturdays
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 discounted by 50%. Call 610-301-2796 or 383-6491.
Wonderful Wednesdays Book Sales
Take place from 9 a.m. to noon 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. beginning Nov. 13 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.