Bring a drum and celebrate the first day of summer at 8 p.m. at McGough Nature Park, 11901 146th St. N, Largo. $2 for adults, $1 for children younger than 12. Call (727) 518-3047 or visit playlargo.com. Today
Summer concert: A free concert featuring Late Night Brass from 8 to 10 p.m. in Largo Central Park, 101 Central Park Drive. Call (727) 587-6740 or visit largoevents.com.
Creative celebration: Spend International Skate Day with hosts Morgan Monroe, Tom Spano, and the Hollywood Summit Show from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at two local venues: Ian Tillman Skate Park, 940 Seventh St., Safety Harbor, (727) 724-1530; and Stirling Skate Park, 550 Laura Lane, Dunedin, (727) 738-2920. Rock band Suburban Tragedy will give away 1,000 free CDs at both events. Proceeds will go to charity.
Meet the author: Barbara Birenbaum, author of Quipnotes about Moms, will sign her new book, Amber's Dachshund Antics, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Top Dog Pet Gift Boutique, 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 376, Largo Mall. Call (727) 584-7297.
Go fish! The YMCA Kid's Fishing Challenge for children 12 and younger is from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Wall Springs Park, 3725 Desoto Blvd., Palm Harbor. The $15 entry fee includes lunch, T-shirt, fishing pole and tackle box. Call (727) 787-9622.
Book sale: Friends of the Largo Library's summer book sale is from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the lobby of the Largo Public Library, 120 Central Park Drive. All books are 50 cents; buy two, get one free. Call (727) 586-7392.
Book release party: A party to celebrate author Janet Evanovich's book release, Fearless 14, is from 1 to 3 p.m. at Book Bank USA, 10500 Ulmerton Road, Suite 360, in the Largo Mall. Call (727) 588-0474.
Summertime jazz: Listen to Julia Coulmas, accompanied by Ben Winkler, at 7:30 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Cultural Center, 101 S Pinellas Ave. Tickets $12, or $10 for center members. Call (727) 942-5605.
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 from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays. Advance registration is required. Call (727) 453-6800.
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.
Sing-along: Singers from the cast of the upcoming production of The King and I will lead an old-fashioned sing-along of Broadway hits at 2 p.m. at the Tarpon Springs Heritage Museum, 100 Beekman Lane, in Craig Park on Spring Bayou. Tickets $15, or $13 for center members. Call (727) 942-5605.
Living history: The Safety Harbor Museum of Regional History presents a Civil War Drill and Muster demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 329 Bayshore Blvd. S, Safety Harbor. Free, but donations are welcome. Call (727) 726-1668.
Sunday bingo: Games start at 12:30 p.m. every Sunday at the Knights of Columbus, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Free coffee and doughnuts with sign in, hot dogs and sloppy joes $1. Chips and drinks available. Smoking and nonsmoking halls. Call Jerry at (727) 216-3859.
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, on the Tarpon Springs campus of St. Petersburg College, 600 Klosterman Road. Admission is free on Sundays. Call (727) 712-5762.
Toe-tapping fun: Bobby Tess and the Dixie Chaps will play Dixieland jazz from 1 to 4 p.m. at Coconuts Comedy Club, 2950 Gulf-to-Bay Blvd., Clearwater. Admission $5. Call (727) 797-5653.
Banner art: 45 textile-inspired banners made by area children in conjunction with "Convergence 2008," an international textile conference sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of America, will be on display during business hours through Aug. 24 at the Clearwater Main Library, 100 N Osceola Ave., and the Clearwater Municipal Service Building, 100 S Myrtle Avenue. Call (727) 562-4814 or visit www.weavespindye.org.
55 Alive: Mature driving classes for drivers over 50 are taught by trained volunteers in two four-hour sessions. Cost is $10. For details, call toll-free at 1-888-227-7669.
Supporting veterans: Attend weekly dinner, dancing and bingo events at American Legion Turner-Brandon Post 7, 1760 Turner Street, Clearwater. Memberships are available for all veterans and immediate family members. For event days and times, call (727) 447-9204.
Nature's finery: Enjoy Florida's natural beauty at the Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Stroll through hundreds of blooming flowers and plants and native and nonnative ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit www.flbg.org.
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.