Turning Points ‘Walk A Mile in Their Shoes’
What: The event raises money for homeless children and includes a sand blast competition, activities, music, a post-walk party and more. Cost is $20 for adults; $10 for students and children; $45 for families; and free for children younger than 5. Register at turningpointswalk.org.
When: Registration begins at 4 p.m.; the one-mile family fun walk is at 5:30 p.m.; and the post-party is at 6 p.m.
Where: Coquina Beach
Thursday, April 14
Longboat Key Chamber of Commerce Hob Nob Island Style — Takes place from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Longboat Key Club’s Spike ’n Tees, 361 Longboat Club Road. Mingle with local elected officials, business members and town department heads and enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Cost is $15 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Call 383-2466.
Tuesday, April 19
Garden Club Annual Meeting — Takes place at 11:30 a.m. at Joan Durante Park, 5550 Gulf of Mexico Drive. The Garden Club will present its grant and scholarship awards during a picnic. Email [email protected]
Sandpipers Men’s Group — Takes place at noon at All Angels by the Sea, Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road. Felipe Gadar will speak about alternative medicine. The speech will begin at 12:30 p.m. Call 383-8161 to reserve lunch.
Republican Club of Longboat Key — Meets at 5:30 p.m. at the Longboat Key Club John Ringling Room, 220 Sands Point Road. Robert Wolf, author of “The Awakening of the Silent Majority? I Pray it’s not too Late,” will speak. Cost is $40 for members; $50 for nonmembers. Call 383-5349.
Wednesday, April 20
Episcopal Church Women Meeting — Takes place at 11:30 a.m. at All Angels by the Sea, Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road. Amara Nash, supervisor of the Maritime Museum in Cortez Village, will speak about the museum. Call 383-8161 to reserve lunch.
‘Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Annuities’ — Takes place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive. As part of the center’s ‘Lunch and Learn’ series, experts from Merrill Lynch, The Gustafsson Pinckney Group will speak. Lunch is provided. Cost is $10. RSVP to [email protected] or 383-6493.
Wednesday, April 27
Networking @ Noon — Takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Harry’s Continental Kitchens, 545 St. Judes Drive. Enjoy lunch while networking with chamber members. Cost is $25 for members; $35 for guests and future members. Call 383-2466.
Saturday, April 30
Dinner and a Movie — Takes place at 6:30 p.m. at Longboat Key Club Islandside Driving Range, Longboat Club Road. The second combined fundraiser for the Longboat Key Garden Club and the Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key will feature dinner, a horseshoe-throwing contest and the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.” Guests will receive a golf cart to use for this drive-in movie experience. Proceeds will benefit the clubs’ grant and scholarship programs. Cost is $65; VIP tickets for $75. Call 387-1909.
Aging in Paradise Resource Center, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
RSVP to [email protected] or 383-6493.
Zumba with Suzy — Takes place from 10 to 11 a.m. Cost is $10 per class.
Beginners Bridge or Refresher Course — Takes place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Coffee and cookies are provided. Cost is $10.
All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church, 563 Bay Isles Road
Memoir Writing Class — Takes place at 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Classes are taught by David Rice.
Transitions Support Group — Meets at 10 a.m. Liz Cupo will lead the group.
Rotary Club of Longboat Key — Meets at 5:15 p.m. Cost is $8. Email [email protected]
Tai Chi — Takes place at 10 a.m. Cost is free.
Bayfront 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.
Pumping the Prime — Takes place at 10 a.m. Mirabai Holland will teach full body strength and core workout. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 201-956-1466.
Feel Good Yoga Therapeutics — Takes place at 6 p.m. Cost is $10 for members; $15 for nonmembers. Call 316-1988.
Longboat Island Chapel, 6200 Gulf of Mexico Drive
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Shifting Sands Support Group — Takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 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 4 p.m. 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.