Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy the sunset while listening to the music of the De Lei'ed Parrots at 7 p.m. on Sunset Beach, located at the west end of Gulf Road, Tarpon Springs. Concessions are available or bring a picnic. No pets/alcohol. Free. Call (727) 942-5628.
A century of Scouting: District vice chairman Dr. Steve Lund and district finance chairwoman Peggy Kirk, both with the West Central Florida Council's Calusa District, will be the speakers at a 6 p.m. meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Springtime City at Clearwater Country Club, 525 N Betty Lane. The public is welcome. Visit kiwanis.org/club/springtimecity. For reservations, call (727) 725-7549.
Chess club: Check out the competition or brush up on your skills at a chess club meeting, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and again at 5:30-7:30 p.m. every Thursday at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Call (727) 784-3332, ext. 3006.
Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Call (727) 934-2136.
Government matters: State Rep. Janet C. Long will discuss the 2010 legislative session, including the budget and education matters, at 7 p.m. at SPC/Seminole Community Library, 9200 113th St., Seminole. Call (727) 392-3082.
Ecology and resource management: Dr. Steven J. Harper will give a presentation focusing on management techniques used to maintain and restore natural resources at Brooker Creek Preserve, 7 to 8 p.m. at Moccasin Lake Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater. Free. Call (727) 397-2306 or visit MasterNaturalist.org.
Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Gazebo at John Wilson Park, 401 Main St., featuring fresh and organic produce, plants and flowers, gourmet foods, baked goods, jewelry, light snacks and more. Call Bob Fernandez at (727) 461-7674.
Genealogy help: Members of the Caladesi Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, are available to assist the public with genealogy research 1-3 p.m. Thursdays at Dunedin Public Library, 223 Douglas Ave. No appointment necessary. Call (727) 733-5383.
Chili dinner: Members of the Presbyterian Church on the Bayou will compete in a chili cookoff and offer chili dinner to the public at 6 p.m. at 409 Whitcomb Blvd., Tarpon Springs. Cost is $7 per person, free for children 10 and younger. Call (727) 937-3795.
Free movie: Grab the family and a blanket and head out to the Movies in the Park series at Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Themed activities for kids start at 7 p.m., movie begins at dusk. On-site parking and concessions available. Visit LargoEvents.com or call (727) 587-6755.
Broadway hits: Melody Craven will offer a sampling of the best of Broadway in her show "Simply Show Tunes'' at 7:30 p.m. in the Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets are $17, $12 with student ID. Visit rutheckerdhall.com or call (727) 791-7400.
Summer concert series: The Contours, featuring Sylvester Potts, will bring choreography, harmonies and Motown grooves to the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive, at 8 p.m. Advance tickets $25, $30 day of show. Free parking. Call (727) 587-6793.
4th Friday: The family fun event is 5:30-10 p.m. along the 500-600 blocks of Cleveland Street, Clearwater, with arts, crafts, food, free children's games and entertainment, and live music. This month's event is co-sponsored by the Clearwater Chapter of Military Officers Association of America and Clearwater Veterans Association. The Memorial Day weekend kickoff parade is at 7 p.m., with Coast Guard flyovers and more. Free admission. For more information, visit 4thFridayClearwater.com or call toll-free 1-866-550-3472.
Oldsmar Freedom Fest: A family-friendly Memorial Day weekend, 5-10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, with 12 bands on two stages, concessions, motorcycle shows, contests, rides and vendors along State Street from Fairfield Street to St. Petersburg Drive. Free admission and parking. Call (813) 749-1260.
Memorial Day ceremony: One hour of ceremony and tributes honoring those who have died in our nation's service begins at 10 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 250 Shore Drive E, Oldsmar. Free admission and parking. Call (813) 749-1260.
Summer Saturday green market: Open 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Saturday in Dunedin's Pioneer Park, 460 Main St., offering fresh produce, cheese, seafood, plants, pet items and more. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail Green MarketManager@verizon.net.
Extreme jams: Free admission for bikers and skaters the first Saturday of every month at Highland Skate Park, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Helmets required and liability waivers must be on file. Bikes only noon to 3 p.m.; skate only 3-6 p.m. Call (727) 518-3016.
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. Visit tampawaterski.com for directions and team information.