Page 6B Friday, June 30, 2006 Longboat Key News KeyCalendar July 1 The Sarasota-Bradenton International Convention Center presents Gloria Trevi (The Gloria of Mexico) in Concert Independence July 1 • The City of Palmetto will have fireworks over the Manatee River at 9 p.m. Day from 7 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Gloria Trevi, also known as the “Mexican Madonna,” will perform live with her band and will be joined by other band, La Costumbre, Conjunto July 2 Matador and Banda Suriana. Tickets are $45. For more • The Grand Prix Boat Race will be held from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at information, call 224-4940. Lido Beach. This 22-year tradition in Sarasota is a great opportunity to go out to the beach, get some sun and see some fast boats. July 3 Fireworks will explode over the Gulf at 9 p.m. at the July 3 Beachhouse Restaurant in Bradenton Beach. The restau- • There will be baseball and fireworks at Ed Smith Stadium in rant will host a VIP Celebration for $550 per table of Sarasota. The game between the Sarasota Reds and the Lakeland Tigers eight people. For more information, call 779-2222. starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by fireworks. July 4 • The Beach House Restaurant in Bradenton Beach will have fire- The Longboat Key-Lido Key-St. Armands Key Chamber works on the beach around 9 p.m. People line the beach for miles in of Commerce will hold the Freedom Festival 2006 from 9 both directions to catch this fireworks display. a.m. to 11 a.m. at Bicentennial Park and Town Hall. For more information, call 383-2466. July 4 • The Privateer’s Parade will begin at 11 a.m. on Anna Maria Island. July 8 – July 9 The annual parade starts at Coquina Beach and travels to Island The 2006 Greater Venice Florida Dog Club’s Dog Show Players. will be held at the Sarasota-Bradenton International • The Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria Island will have fireworks Convention Center from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. at 9 p.m. There is no charge for attendees. • There will be fireworks over the Bay at 9 p.m. at Bayfront, off July 10 Tamiami Trail, near Marina Jack, and at Siesta Key. The Gulf Coast Writers will meet at 10:15 a.m. at the Island Branch Library in Holmes Beach. There will be KeyCrossword readings of original writings by members. Visitors are wel- come. For more information, call 778-3209. July 10 – 15 The Players Theatre will present the seven winning plays of its 6th annual new-play reading series “The Play’s the Thing” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Talkback session with the playwrights will immediately follow the performance. General admission is $6 per play. Call 365-2494. July 11 Legacy Physical Therapy Sports Training will host an Arthritis Foundation Aquatic class at 12:30 p.m. The 45- minute, twice weekly sessions are open to those suffer- ing from Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid arthritis. For more information, call 708-3901. July 18 “How We Met and Other Events” a play by Longboat Key resident Jolene Goldenthal, will be performed at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Angela Bond will be directing this all woman cast. Goldenthal is an award winning playwright and a member of The Dramatists Guild. For ticket information, call (813) 229-STAR or (800) 955-1045. Ongoing See interactive Immersion Cinema featuring sharks, manatees, and turtles at Mote Marine Aquarium from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The aquarium is located at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for members. Call for information at 388-4441, ext. 438. Food donations accepted five days a week. You may donate non-perishable food items for All Faiths Food Bank from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday at Longboat Island Chapel. The Kiwanis Club of Longboat Key meets every Answer on Page 11A Thursday at 7:30 a.m. for breakfast at the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort. You may call Vince DeLisi at 383-0086 for more information. Longboat Library is open for the summer from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. The library is at 555 Bay Isles Road. 383-2011. Enrollment for the 2006-2007 school year is now under way at Chavurah Ner Tamid’s Hebrew School. Classes are held twice a month and are taught by experienced, certified teachers. No previous religious experience is needed. Bar and bat mitzvah preparation are also offered as part of the classes. Please call 755-1231. Support local artists. Urban Way is a contemporary fine furniture showroom (floor samples & custom furnish- ings), featuring local artists in rotating exhibits. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Saturday. 2402 Manatee Ave. East, Bradenton, 714-0428. www.urbanway.biz. The Longboat Key Rotary Club meets at the Hilton Longboat Key Beach Resort Wednesdays at noon. Lunch is $14. 387-0706. The Cancer Support Group meets 2 p.m. Mondays at All Angels by the Sea Episcopal Church. Call 921-5539.