Weedon island bird hike set for Friday morning
Weedon Island Preserve, 1800 Weedon Drive NE, is hosting Great Weedon Bird Quest from 8 to 10 a.m. Friday. Learn the identifying marks and behaviors of birds while helping compile an annual checklist of the preserve's birds. The hike is designed for people of all levels of birding experience. Binoculars and bird guides are available. Register at least 24 hours in advance by visiting pinellascountyextension.org. Click on "online class registration" and then "Weedon Island." For information, call (727) 453-6500.
9-year-old prodigy performing Oct. 13
Tickets are on sale for Ethan Bortnick, the child prodigy who will perform at the Largo Cultural Center at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 13. At age 9, Ethan is making history as the youngest entertainer, composer and musician to record a DVD with his own live concert for worldwide distribution. During the show, Ethan will perform music from several different time periods by artists such as the Beatles, Mozart and Gloria Gaynor. Tickets are $35 advance, $40 VIP, $40 day of show. For tickets, call (727) 587-6793.
Get in the Caribbean groove Friday night
The Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, the city of Gulfport and the Gulfport Merchants Association are hosting a free concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the recreation center, 5730 Shore Blvd. S. The featured band is Hip Abduction, which mixes reggae/rock with other international music influences. Beer, wine and hot dog concessions will be available. For information, call (727) 344-3711.