Children 3-5 years old will be introduced to the natural world at the program "Bzzz, Bzzz: Mosquitoes in Your Backyard" by Nancy Loewen, 10:30-11:15 a.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Registration required by calling (727) 453-6800.
Pilates and Pinot: Strengthen your core and follow it up with a wine tasting 6-8 p.m. in Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Bring a mat or towel and water. Call (727) 518-3125.
"Expresso Yourself": Teen Coffee House hosts an open mike night with storytelling and poetry reading, or just come to listen at 7 p.m. at Oldsmar Public Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive. Coffees and teas will be served. Call (813) 749-1178.
Bingo: All are welcome to play at 6:30 p.m. every Thursday at VFW Post 2473, 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 447-0922.
Going batty: Kids can explore the world of bats at a program entitled "All About Bats" at 3 p.m. at the North Greenwood Library, 905 N Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Clearwater. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
The Decades Series: Salvador Dali Museum's curator of education Peter Tush will present a multimedia look at Surrealism in the 1930s, 7 p.m. in the auditorium of the Leepa Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $5 members, $8 non-members, free for students. Call (727) 712-5762.
Noon bingo: Game starts at 12 p.m. every Thursday at Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7, 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Wear your Legion shirt and get a second beverage free. Call (727) 442-5293.
Puppet show: Enjoy "Showtime with the Dascaloja Puppeteers" as they perform songs, folk tales and puppet shows at 10 a.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Writers group: Writers of all skill levels interested in getting published are invited to join the Writers Critique Group that meets 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday at the Tarpon Springs Public Library, 138 E Lemon St. Call David at (727) 942-9540.
Friday night fun: 5 to 8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners will be available. Cost is $6.50. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.
Musical evening: VFW Post 2473 will feature entertainment by the "Doo Wops" 6-10 p.m. at 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Proceeds help support troops and veterans. Call (727) 447-0922.
Beat the heat: The Aquatics Division of the City of Largo's Recreation, Parks, and Arts Department invites the public to attend "Flick n Float" family movie night and July 10, 17, 24 and 31 at Southwest Pool, 13120 Vonn Road, Largo. Pool opens at 7:30 p.m.; movie begins at dusk. Lifeguards are on duty. Only Coast Guard-approved flotation devices will be allowed in pool and can be provided at no charge. Free hot dogs. Concessions also available for purchase. For details call (727) 518-3128 or visit LargoPools.com.
Comedy performer: Musical comedienne and storyteller Suzanne Ruley will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $15, $13 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.
Weekend craft show: The seventh annual Downtown Dunedin Craft Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday along Main Street in downtown Dunedin and features folk art, pottery, jewelry, paintings, handmade clothing and more. Free admission. Call (954) 472-3755 or visit artfestival.com.
Summer treasure hunt: Treasure will be hidden all over the aquatic facility for children ages 10 and younger to gather at "Splash's Treasure Hunt," 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Highland Family Aquatic Center, 400 Highland Ave. NE, Largo. Call (727) 518-3128 or visit LargoPools.com.
FLAIR: Attend an intimate celebration of art in Largo featuring new paintings, photography, sculptures, poetry, music and short movies 6-9 p.m. at Ulmer Park, 301 W Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5014 or visit LargoEvents.com.
Guided nature walk: Join a naturalist for a guided walk at 11 a.m. at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo. Call (727) 518-3047 to reserve a space.
Dinner and music: 5 to 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.
Step back in time: Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N., Largo, Pinellas County's 21-acre living history museum, gives tours of vintage architecture and classes in the arts of bygone days. For details call (727) 582-2123 or visit www.pinellascounty.org/.
Prom for Seniors: Faith In Action of Upper Pinellas presents the first annual Senior Prom 2:30-5:30 p.m. at First Christian Church, 1400 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Tickets $20. Snacks and soft drinks provided. For ticket information or to RSVP call (727) 738-4307, e-mail [email protected] or visit fiaup.org.
Free movie: Movies at Your Library series presents Valkyrie (PG-13) at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Library, 138 E Lemon St. Free. Call (727) 943-4922.
Art reception: An opening reception for the group show "Escape to the Wild," a collection of original oils, bronzes and prints by 12 nationally recognized western and wildlife artists, will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Plainsmen Gallery, 2450 Sunset Point Road, Clearwater. Light refreshments served. Call (727) 726-5100 or visit plainsmen.com.
Pray Across America: The Action Evangelism Team will sponsor "A Day of Love and Hope" featuring singing, dancing, a presentation of flags and prayer 3-7 p.m. at Highlander Park Pavilion, corner of Pinehurst Road and Michigan Avenue, Dunedin. Call (813) 598-6130.
Magical summer fun: The Clearwater East Library will host the program "Magic Tree House Merlin Missions" with activities based on the Magic Tree House book series at 2 p.m. at 2251 Drew St. Call (727) 562-4970 or visit myclearwater.com/cpl.
Guitar virtuoso: Grammy-nominated guitarist Alex De Grassi will perform at 8 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Performing Arts Center, 324 Pine St. Tickets $15, $13 members and students. Call (727) 942-5605 or visit tarponarts.org.
Weekend music: Turner-Brandon American Legion Post 7 presents entertainment by "Carlo" at 12:30 p.m. and Bobby Palermo at 7 p.m. Saturday; and a Singles Dance with DJ Mike at 6 p.m. Sunday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Call (727) 442-5293.
Guided hike: Learn park history while exploring nature at Philippe Park, one of Pinellas County's oldest historic parks, 9-10:30 a.m. at 2525 Philippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Closed toe shoes, water, sunscreen, a hat and insect repellent are recommended. Registration required by calling (727) 660-1947.
Introduction to Green Living: Sustainability experts at the Pinellas County Extension will offer a free workshop on how find home energy savings while preserving and protecting our planet 10 a.m.-noon at Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. To register, call (727) 582-2100 or visit pinellascountyextension.org and click on the "Online Class Registration" button.
Dinner and a show: The Arthritis Research Institute of America presents My Big, Fat Italian Funeral, a fun murder mystery and dinner to raise funds for osteoarthritis research at 6 p.m. at the Grand Hotel, 20967 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater (just north of Gulf-to-Bay Boulevard). Dinner and show tickets are $63. Call (727) 461-4054.