Longboat Key Garden Club
  A social, philanthropic, eco-friendly organization

2021-2022 Calendar of Meetings and Events



Video Date Description
View Sept 21, 7pm Monthly Program - Zoom webinar with Dave Tomasko

Dave Tomasko, Executive Director of Sarasota Bay Estuary Program, will discuss the water quality & health of Sarasota Bay… it’s challenges with red tide, etc. and opportunities to increase its purity. A link will be sent out on Monday afternoon for the webinar on Tuesday. If you can not join us at that time, remember you will be able to view it here within a few days after the event.

 --- Oct 15, 5:30pm

Dinner and a Movie, Bayfront Park (Rain date Oct 17th)

Dinner and A Movie at Bayfront Park is back!

Wine, Beer, and Champagne. Gourmet 3-course dinner. Movie and a raffle with great prizes!

Clint Eastwood, Tommy Lee Jones, Donald Sutherland and James Garner star in Space Cowboys as a group of pilots whose time has come to serve their country and fulfill their dream of going to space.

Cocktails at 5:30pm
Dinner at 6:00pm
Movie at 8:00pm

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Tickets which include the movie, dinner, drinks, and
a raffle ticket are $75 per person.

Thank you to all who have supported our Dinner and
a Movie Event! Please join us next year!


View Oct 19, 7pm Monthly Program - Zoom webinar with Ed Chiles

Ed Chiles, Owner of Chiles Restaurant Group which owns Mar Vista, The Sand Dollar, and The Beachhouse restaurants, discusses the Gulf Coast Estuary Initiative - a flagship project designed to improve the environment of the Gulf Coast's estuaries.

 --- Oct 22-24 J McLaughlin Fall Sidewalk Sale

J. McLaughlin, located at 515 Bay Isles Parkway, will
hold a trunk show with a share of the proceeds benefitting the Garden Club.

The sale will offer up to 70% off men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Come check out this traditionally very popular event!

View Nov 16, 7pm Monthly Program - Meeting with Dr. Tracy Fanara

Global Approaches to Local Issues: Tracy is currently working for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and also writes a blog called "Inspector Planet". She is a former LBK GC Scholarship recipient (which helped to support her Ph.D.) and recently moved to NOAA from Mote Marine where she started her career and worked in the Red Tide Research Program.

Tracy identifies environmentally challenged areas of the world, seeking and implementing solutions to address them. She will discuss new initiatives she is working on at NOAA.

  --- Dec 8, 5:30-8:30pm Club Holiday Party at The Beach House

200 Gulf Drive North, Bradenton Beach

Cost: $45 per person which includes 2 drinks and
heavy hors d’oeuvres

Thanks to all who attended. What a wonderful event!

 --- Jan 13-15 J McLaughlin Winter Trunk Show

J. McLaughlin, located at 515 Bay Isles Parkway, will
hold a trunk show with a share of the proceeds benefitting the Garden Club.

The sale will offer up to 70% off men’s and women’s apparel and accessories. Come check out this traditionally very popular event!

  View Jan 18, 7pm Monthly Program - Current Trends in Remodeling and Interior Design

Spend some time with Chloe Harlan, a senior designer at Emcy Interior Design Company.

Leading their Nashville office, Chloe brings a fresh perspective and revitalized energy to the industry. She graduated from Ringling College of Art & Design with a bachelor's in interior design and has hit the ground running ever since.

Although her roots are planted in Nashville, Chloe has worked in high-end residential in notable cities like Sarasota, Palm Beach and Aspen over the years. Her style offers a twist on simplicity that creates timeless environments with impact and thought for each client.

  --- Feb 15, 7pm Monthly Program - Heather Rippy and Tina Anderson

Growing and Cooking with Herbs

  --- Mar 15, 7pm Monthly Program - Heather Rippy and Tina Anderson

Entertaining Trends 2022 and Tablescapes

  --- Mar 31, TBA Monthly Program - Taste of the Keys Event and Fashion Show

The Taste of the Keys and Fashion Show is back in its traditional format based on member feedback, its prior popularity, and recommendations of the committee and Board members.

Member interest is high for the return of this much anticipated event – it is truly the event of the year and not to be missed! We have secured Thursday, March 31, 2022, at Longboat Key Club Harbourside Ballroom, and have a Plan B for an outdoor event if conditions call for an outdoor venue.

As the committee works on the details, they will be shared by Newsletter and here. Models will be some of own members with, of course, our traditional Celebrity Bartenders. Please check back later for more details.

  --- Apr 19, TBA Monthly Program - To be announced

 --- For Sale Lovely Garden Club cocktail glass

Wouldn't you like to own one or more official Longboat Key Garden Club cocktail glasses?


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Here's your chance!

(Please note that we are unable to ship glasses
purchased but will be happy to hold them for you
if you are not currently on Longboat Key.)

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