Longboat Key Garden Club
  A social, philanthropic, eco-friendly organization
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2020-2021 Calendar of Meetings and Events

Missed a meeting? We're happy to introduce a new feature!

Starting immediately, you can view online recordings of most of our meetings. Just click on the ’View’ link available 24-48 hours after each meeting.

For instructions how to view our recorded events or download and use Zoom to access our online events, please click here.

Video Date Description
 View Oct 27, 8pm Monthly Program - Worden Farm Virtual Tour

President Susan Phillips welcomed everyone back after a difficult 2019-2020 season and discussed exciting goals and plans for our 2020-21 season.

Dr. Eva Worden was fun, engaging and informative. She is passionate about what she does, and we learned lots about certified organic produce. Eva and Chris Worden’s 85-acre farm is located in Punta Gorda and we learned so much about the growing season in Florida, what makes organic produce superior to other forms of vegetable farming, and opportunities to buy or donate weekly boxes of produce.

If you are interested in these boxes ($100/month)
for yourself or are willing to make a donation to deserving, local organizations, go to wordenfarm.com.

November is sold out and December is going fast.

 View Nov 11, 7pm Monthly Program

Selby Garden "Glass in the Gardens"

Duncan McClellan provided a guided virtual tour of this amazing exhibit.

 View Nov 18, 5pm

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Welcome back virtual cocktail party

To kick off our social season, we organized our Welcome Back Event on Wednesday, November 18th at 5:00pm.

Our host, favorite celebrity bartender Sam Lastinger of Euphemia Haye, showed us how to mix 3 craft cocktails and then we got to vote on our favorite!

If you were unable to attend this event but would still like to support the club by purchasing a glass, you may do so below.

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.

How many glasses would you like?

Please use this button to purchase glasses only.

  --- Dec 5, 9-11am

Healthy Holiday Walk

We want to thank all of you who showed up to walk today, we had a great time! Thanks, too, to those of you who have supported the Club through your generous donations - we truly appreciate it and wish everyone a happy, healthy, and safe holiday season.

  --- Jan 19, 7pm Monthly Program (via Zoom)

Sister Keys: Past, Present and Future

Rusty Chinnis will describe the rich history of the Sister Keys and talk about current and future plans for the islands’ delicate ecosystem.

  --- Jan 21-23
J. McLaughlin 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!



Jan 22, 1-2pm
Jan 29, 1-2pm
Feb 5, 1-2pm
Feb 12, 1-2pm
Feb 19, 1-2pm
Feb 26, 1-2pm
Mar 5, 1-2pm
Mar 12, 1-2pm
Mar 19, 1-2pm
Mar 26, 1-2pm
Microsoft Training

All sessions are recorded. Press 'View' to see a session you missed or want to repeat.

Using MS Word in Teams
Using MS Excel in Teams
Using MS OneDrive
Using MS Outlook for email
Using MS Sharepoint
Using MS Forms in Teams
Using MS Lists in Teams
Using MS Planner
Using MS Powerpoint
Using MS Lists in Teams

  --- Feb 14 postponed Love on the Bay at Bayfront Park

As we have gotten closer to the 14th and can gauge urgent data versus safety and risk in the Covid climate, we would rather err on the side of caution in keeping members and guests safe. Therefore, we are postponing this annual event.

Please stay tuned for a future date when we all are able to gather more safely.

For those who have already registered for this event, you will be contacted shortly regarding refunds.

 View Feb 16, 7pm Monthly Program

Beaches 101: All you want to know

Longboat Key engineer Charlie Mopps of the town’s public works department treated us to a fabulous overview of the town's beaches and beach management plans - and it"s all captured here!

Click here to see it for yourself

  View Starting Apr 8 Virtual Taste of the Keys

Don't miss our best event ever. Now underway!

And catch the live Facebook raffle drawings at 5pm on Tuesdays from April 20-May 18th

Click here for detailed information and to register

And we have some winners to announce...

        Click here to see if you've won!

  --- Cancelled Virtual Home Tour

After much consideration we have decided that it is not in the best interest of the Club to go forward with our Annual Home Tour. We were in the process of planning a virtual tour but monetary and time restraints presented too many problems.

We are looking forward to a wonderful 2022 Home Tour when we can tour our interesting island homes in person. Thank you for your past and future support of The Longboat Key Garden Home Tour.

  --- Cancelled Annual Meeting

With member safety at the forefront of our concern, this year we will not hold the Annual Meeting and picnic lunch because it brings students and grants recipients, from outside out community as well as a large contingent of members.

Instead, we will issue an Annual Report similar to last year that will include the Treasurer’s Report, a summary of each Grant to local non-profit organizations, Scholarship Awards summaries for each student, and a snapshot of our philanthropy for the current year.

  --- Apr 30, 5-7:30pm

Rain date May 1
End of the Year Celebration

Please join us for a socially distanced event at Bayfront Park to say thank you to all of you who supported us through a challenging year. Complimentary food, champagne and music will be provided in the pavilion area.

Face masks will be required when not eating or drinking. Tables will be spaced out and limited to small groups.

For planning and safety reasons, we must require pre-registration for this event. Please register before April 9th by clicking here.

  --- Fri, May 14, 7pm Dinner and a Movie (Rain date May 15)

We’re pleased to announce that this event will be held. Please check back soon for more information and to register.