The public is welcome to join a coalition of beach businesses, environmental group and political leaders for a discussion on the possible effects of near-shore oil drilling from 6-9 p.m. at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium, 249 Windward Passage. Free aquarium admission and dolphin show follows the presentation. Call Phil at (813) 841-3601, Pat at (727) 421-2746, or Cathy at (727) 415-8805.
"Celebrate Oldsmar": A day of family fun noon-10 p.m. at R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive W, Oldsmar, featuring games, rides, food, music, pony rides and fireworks at 9 p.m. Free admission and parking. Call (813) 749-1260.
Prime rib dinner: 6-7:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. $13 per person, $25 per couple. Includes cash bar and musical entertainment. RSVP to Jerry Swiatek at (727) 216-3859.
Commune with nature: Learn how to create a backyard wildlife habitat 1-2 p.m. at Brooker Creek Park, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Call (727) 453-6800.
Rummage sale: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Friendship United Methodist Church, 2039 Druid Road E, Clearwater. Funds raised will benefit the church's youth group. Call (727) 447-1822.
Free ski show: The Tampa Bay Water Ski Show Team performs 6 p.m. every Saturday on Tower Lake off Douglas Road in Oldsmar. Concessions available or bring your own picnic. For directions and team information, visit www.tampawaterski.com.
Guided hikes: Experience the natural beauty of Florida with free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail, 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Hikes are 9-11 a.m. Saturdays. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.
Dinner and music: 5-8 p.m. every Saturday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Filet mignon, potato and salad will be featured. Cost is $7.50. Music provided by Ann Marie. Call (727) 584-2038.
Sunday bingo: Games start at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 1251 San Christopher Dr., Dunedin. Free coffee and doughnuts with sign in, hot dogs and sloppy joes $1. Chips and drinks available. Smoking and nonsmoking halls. Call Pat McGehee at (727) 797-3704.
Art explained: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art offers a docent tour at 2 p.m. every Sunday. Meet in the lobby of the museum, which is on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Free admission on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.
Afternoon bingo: Early bird bingo begins at 12:15 a.m. and regular bingo starts at 1 p.m. with wild numbers and fun games every Tuesday and Friday at American Legion Post 275, 360 Wilson St., Dunedin. Lunch will be served. Call (727) 733-8153.
Dixieland dance: Keyboardist Jerry Cummings will entertain from 12:30-4 p.m. and the Bayside Banjo Band will play Dixieland and old-time songs from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Finger foods available. Call (727) 447-9204.
Garden explorer: Check out a Discovery Backpack containing "I-spy" sheets, binoculars and a map and take a free, self-guided tour through Florida Botanical Gardens, 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581.
Have a picnic: Largo Central Park is a beautiful 70-acre park at 101 Central Park Drive with picnic pavilions, restroom facilities, James S. Miles & Richard A. Leandri Military Court of Honor and Rainbow Rotary Playground, one of the only playgrounds in the bay area completely accessible to disabled users. Open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. daily. Call (727) 586-7415 for rental information.
Beach concert: Celebrate the end of the day with arts, crafts and entertainment at Sunsets at Pier 60, Clearwater Beach, and hear a variety of music nightly. Event begins two hours before sunset, ends two hours after, weather permitting. Call (727) 449-1036.
Supporting veterans: Attend weekly dinner, dancing and bingo events at American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, 1760 Turner St. Clearwater. Memberships are available for all veterans and immediate family members. For event days and times call (727) 447-9204.