Check out upcoming events on Longboat Key and surrounding areas.
Friday, Dec. 9 to Sunday, Dec. 11
Observer Challenge Tennis Tournament
Preliminary rounds take place from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9. Semifinals and finals take place from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11. All matches take place at the Longboat Key Public Tennis Center, 590 Bay Isles Road. Take in some friendly competition over the weekend and watch fellow Longboat residents compete in the annual tennis tournament. Call 316-8367 for more information.
Ocean Conservation Film Festival
Takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium’s WAVE Center, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway. The event kicks off the 2016 Youth Ocean Conservation Summit. The evening will feature a variety of short films highlighting ocean conservation and a special presentation of “Songs and Stories from our National Parks!” The event is free with limited seating. Visit mote.org to register. Call 388-4441 for more information.
Saturday, Dec. 10
Suddenly You’re in Command
Takes place from 9 a.m. to noon at the Flotilla 18 Building in Bray Park, 5801 33rd Ave. Drive W., Bradenton. Anna Maria Island USCG Auxiliary is hosting a class on what to do if you suddenly find yourself in command of a boat you are a passenger on. Call Robert Scott at 817-313-2945 for information on the free class.
Porsches in the Park
Takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at St. Armands Circle Park. Suncoast Motorsports is hosting the 12th annual event that will bring Porsches from all over Florida to St. Armands. The event is free. To reserve a spot to have your Porsche put on display, call Margharita Komyati at 921-8007.
Tuesday, Dec. 13
Longboat Key Democratic Club
Meets at 11:30 a.m. at the Portofino Restaurant of the Longboat Key Club, 2600 Harbourside Drive. David L. Barkey, the Anti-Defamation League’s Southeastern Area Counsel and National Religious Freedom Counsel will discuss “Hate Crimes: Elements, Impact and Offenders.” Cost is $30. Reservations must be made by Dec. 9. For information, call Lois Barson at 383-9893.
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 and their guests and business associates. Cost is $5 for members and $10 for guests. RSVP to 383-2466.
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 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. 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.