The Tarpon Springs Recreation Department presents the first concert of the season at 7 p.m. at Sunset Beach, located at the west end of Gulf Road. The band Slickside will perform. A courtesy shuttle will be available at Tarpon High School, 1141 Gulf Road, starting at 6:30 p.m. Free admission. Refreshments and beverages will be available for purchase. Bring seating. Call (727) 942-5628.
Learning about law: The Clearwater Bar Association presents People's Law School, an educational series taught by lawyers and judges, 7-9 p.m. every Thursday through April 29 at St. Petersburg College, 2465 Drew St., Clearwater. This week's class, in the Arts Auditorium, covers residential landlord/tenant and condominium law. Free. For directions, visit spcollege.edu.
Haiti rescue in pictures: Tampa Fire Rescue lieutenants Roger Picard and Brian Smithey, who are also members of the FEMA Florida Task Force, were deployed to Haiti 48 hours after the quake and will give a photo presentation of their trip at 2 p.m. at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave. Free. Call (727) 562-4970.
Greek exhibit opening: The opening reception for the permanent exhibit, "The Greek Community of Tarpon Springs," will be from 6-9 p.m. at Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, in Craig Park. Refreshments will be served. Call (727) 942-5605.
Historical society presentation: Mildred Wilson, retired teacher and widow of a Tuskegee airman, will speak on significant contributions made by African Americans in education, science and the arts at 7 p.m. at the Historic Train Depot, corner of Safford and Tarpon Avenues, Tarpon Springs. James and Brenda Dorsett will provide music. Call (727) 485-8082 or (727) 943-4624.
Celebrity showcase: The Platters, a successful vocal group of the early rock 'n' roll era, will perform from 1-3 p.m. at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Tickets are $14 advance, $16 reserved seating, $15 at the door. Call (727) 518-3131 or visit largocommunitycenter.com.
Social Security workshop: A free educational workshop, "Social Security Planning for Boomers: What Everyone Needs to Know," will be presented by J. Henry Livingston, a certified financial planner and president of Retirement Resources Advisory Inc., a registered investment advisory firm, at 10 a.m. at the Palm Harbor Library, 2330 Nebraska Ave. Seating is limited. Reservations are recommended. Call (727) 799-0551.
Family-friendly comedy: Francis Wilson Playhouse presents Harvey, the story of Elwood P. Dowd and his imaginary friend, at 8 p.m. today through Sunday, plus 2 p.m. matinees Saturdays and Sundays at 302 Seminole St., Clearwater. $20 adults, $10 students with current ID. For reservations, call (727) 446-1360.
Harvest marketplace: Outdoor shopping offers fresh produce, specialty foods, green goods, original creations and live music 9 a.m.-2 p.m. every Thursday at Ulmer Park, 301 West Bay Drive, Largo. Call (727) 587-6740, ext. 5015.
Safety Harbor Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. every Thursday 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.
Thursday night bingo: Games begin at 7 at Tarpon Springs Yacht Club, 350 N Spring Blvd. Call (727) 934-2136.
Lasagna night: 5-7 p.m. with a social hour 7-8 at the Clearwater Garden Club, 405 Seminole St. Live entertainment. Vegetarian option available. $10 per person. For reservations and advance tickets, call Caroline at (727) 595-2882 or e-mail [email protected]
Arts and flowers: The fifth annual Art and Floral Competition and Show will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. Free, but donations are welcome. Call (727) 586-7455.
Performance poet: Glenis Redmond will bring her poetry to life with passion, intensity and grace at 7:30 p.m. at the Murray Studio Theater at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $17, $12 w/student ID. Call (727) 791-7400.
Fish dinner: The Knights of Columbus offers baked or fried fish dinners with all the trimmings 4-7 p.m. every Friday through April 2 at 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. $8 per person. Call (727) 365-2582.
Remembering Dean Martin: Ricci Martin, son of Dean Martin, will present an evening of his father's music along with personal photos and stories at 8 p.m. at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets $35 VIP, $30 advance, $27 senior. Call (727) 587-6793.
Evening extraordinaire: The Greater Palm Harbor Chamber of Commerce presents its annual evening extraordinaire, "Happily Ever After," 7-10 p.m. at East Lake Woodlands Country Club, 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway, with an evening of fine wine, food and auctions. Advance tickets $40, $45 at the door. Part of the proceeds benefit All Children's Hospital Guild. Call (727) 784-4287.
Street party: Clearwater's 4th Friday event will be 5:30-10 p.m. along the 500-600 blocks of downtown Clearwater's Cleveland Street district with entertainment by Kenny McGee and Suite Caroline, XBox games and more in the Lightning Mobile Marketing Truck, and hockey ticket raffles. Proceeds benefit Miles for Hope. Visit 4thFridayClearwater.com.
Dunedin's Green Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m. every Friday until the end of April in Pioneer Park, corner of Main Street and Douglas Avenue. Market features produce, cheese, seafood, plants and herbs and more. Call Richard Kendler at (727) 733-4215.
Associations trade show: The Community Associations Institute Suncoast Chapter will host its annual Community Associations Day and Trade Show from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. The show's theme is "the Green Generation" and features educational panels, more than 150 product and service displays, and giveaways and drawings. Free admission. Call (727) 345-0165 or visit suncoastcai.com.
Fish fry: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473 will host a fish fry 5-7 p.m. with music by the Time Change band from 6-9 p.m. at 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Cost is $8. Call (727) 447-0922.
Hula Hoop Extravaganza: 7:30-9 p.m. at Rigsby Recreation Center, 605 Second St. N, Safety Harbor. Admission $15. Call (727) 724-1545.
Stamp show: The Baypex 2010 stamp show, sponsored by the Florida Stamp Dealers Association and Clearwater Stamp Club, will be from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Stamps, covers, picture postcards and supplies will be bought, sold and appraised. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 364-6897. Visit floridastampshows.com and floridastampdealers.org.
Celtic spectacular: Michael Flatley's Lord of the Dance, featuring mesmerizing traditional and modern Celtic music and dance, will be performed at 2 and 8 p.m. at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. Tickets $70, $60 and $50. Call (727) 791-7400.
Steak dinner: Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2473 men's auxilary is serving up a steak dinner from 5-8 p.m. with music by Betsy 6-9 p.m. at 1401 N Hercules Ave., Clearwater. Cost is $8. Call (727) 447-0922.
Night of Knights: Palm Harbor Montessori Academy's annual fundraiser, the B.A.S.H., begins at 6 p.m. at Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, 105 N Bayshore Drive, featuring a silent auction, food, music and dancing. Individual tickets $100, or 2 for $150. Call (727) 786-1854.
Pig roast: The Greater Clearwater Eagles, Aerie 3452 pig roast is from 2-7 p.m. at 1485 Gulf-To-Bay Blvd. There will be live entertainment, a kid's corner and raffles. $10 donation benefits the Lew Reed Spinal Cord Injury Fund. Call (727) 461-3464.
Rummage sale: Friends of the Oldsmar Library will host a rummage sale 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the parking lot of the Oldsmar Library, 400 St. Petersburg Drive E. Call (813) 749-1178.
Rain barrel workshop: 2 p.m. at the Rotary Centennial Nature Center at Honeymoon Island State Park, 1 Causeway Boulevard, Dunedin. $35 registration fee includes park admission and a rain barrel to take home. To register, call (727) 738-2903 or visit islandparks.org.
Big band memories: Sonny LaRosa and America's Youngest Jazz Band will perform at 7 p.m. at Bayside Community Church of God, 3380 State Road 580, Safety Harbor. For 31 years, the band has kept the art of big band swing and jazz alive with musicians ages 8-13. Tickets $10, free for children. Call (727) 669-7212.
Carnival-themed fundraiser: Suncoast Waldorf School presents an evening of food, dancing and fun at its Carnival de la Vida fundraiser, 6-10 p.m. at the Conmy Center, 750 San Salvador Drive, Dunedin. Costumes are encouraged, and a prize will be awarded for the most creative. Tickets are $25 each and must be purchased in advance. Proceeds provide funding for school programs, tuition assistance and scholarships. Call (727) 786-8311.
Las Vegas night: Try your luck at poker, roulette and blackjack during an evening of Vegas-style fun starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St. Admission is $12 for center members, $15 non members. Attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Call (727) 771-6000 or visit phrec.org.
Book signing: Sandy Bax, author of Assorted Nuts: A Family Album, will sign copies of her book at 2 p.m. at Borders, 2683 Gulf-To-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Call toll-free 1-888-361-9473.
Guided nature walk: Learn park history while exploring nature from 9-10:30 a.m. at Philippe Park, 2525 Phillippe Parkway, Safety Harbor. Closed-toe shoes, water, sunscreen, hat and insect repellent recommended. Free. Registration required. Call (727) 669-1947.