The Magic of Christmas: The St. Petersburg College Madrigalians will perform a benefit concert 7:30-9 p.m. at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. $6 donation suggested. A reception will follow. Call (727) 712-5762.
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 Lloyd Wilson at (727) 267-5612.
Friday night fun: 5-8 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 7 to 11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.
Afternoon bingo: Play Tuesdays and Fridays with an early bird game at 12:15 p.m. and regular bingo at 1 p.m. at American Legion Dunedin Memorial Post 275, 360 Wilson St. Call (727) 733-8153.
Fish Fry: American Legion Post 7 hosts a fish fry 5-8 p.m. with live music at 7 p.m. every Friday at 1760 Turner St., Clearwater. Proceeds help support the troops. The post accepts old cell phones and flags for proper disposal. Call (727) 442-5293.
Family fun: Create colorful crafts and sing seasonal songs at "Red, White and Snow." Noon-2 p.m. at the Highland Recreation Complex, 400 Highland Ave., Largo with special guest Santa Claus. $6 per child. Call (727) 518-3016.
Open air market: Market in the Park, featuring fresh produce, plants and herbs, all natural pet treats, hot sauces, breakfast and lunch foods and more, opens at 9 a.m. every Saturday through mid April 2009 at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo. Call (727) 733-4215 or e-mail GreenMarketManager@verizon.net.
Four-part harmonies: The Academy Chorus, a men's barbershop group, will perform at 8 p.m. at Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Tickets $19, $15 per person in groups (10+). Call (727) 587-6751.
Take a walk: Register for the 20th annual Say No To Drugs Holiday Classic 5K, 10K and 1-mile Kid's Race/Stroller Walk starting at 8 a.m. at the Harborview Center, 300 Cleveland St., Clearwater. For information, including registration fees, visit www.saynotodrugs.com.
Dance video: A ballet version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a production of the Northern Ballet Theater of England, will be shown at 1:30 p.m. at the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. Call (727) 712-5762.
Tarpon parade: The Tarpon Springs Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. and will travel north on Pinellas Avenue (Alt. 19) from Meres Boulevard, turn right at Lemon Street, left on Ring Avenue, then left onto Tarpon Avenue and proceed to Craig Park, where a candy cane hunt and visit with Santa will follow. Call (727) 937-6109.
Art show: "Lullabies," an art show and benefit featuring the creations of local artists Tanya Orme and Garry Dodds, will be 5-10 p.m. at Ozona Village Hall, 341 Bay St. Admission $1. Wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres will be served. Portion of proceeds will be donated to the Homeless Emergency Project. Call (727) 785-9960 or (727) 858-7967.