Create excitement on the dance floor when you learn how to salsa, merengue and cha cha at a beginner's Latin dance class 6:45 to 7:45 p.m every Wednesday at Largo's Southwest Complex, 13120 Vonn Road. Intermediate class from 7:45-8:45 p.m. For information on cost or to register, call (727) 518-3125.
Peace vigil: 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Edgewater Park, next to the Dunedin Marina, at Alt. U.S. 19 and Main Street, Dunedin. Call (727) 734-8945 or visit www.stpeteforpeace.org.
Charity barbecue: Enjoy ribs, chicken and chopped pork noon-6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 1251 San Christopher Drive, Dunedin. Proceeds help children's charities, the intellectual and physically disabled, and provide school lunch for elementary students who cannot afford it. Call (727) 216-3859.
Hands-on event: Discover Florida and its native species and habitats with activities, crafts, environmental games and more 2-5 p.m. Wednesday at Safety Harbor's improved Marshall Street Playground, 500 Marshall St. Call (727) 724-1545.
Understanding the Mac: The Bay Area Macintosh User Group will meet for Mac Fundamentals and Photoshop Signatures at 6:30 p.m., and general meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Largo Cultural Center, 105 Central Park Drive. Backup programs and tutorials will be discussed. Call Virginia Chilcote at (727) 796-2929.
Tapestry studies: The Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art's "On the Easel" program will focus on Abraham Rattner's 1956 paintings that were used as studies for door tapestries and begins at noon Wednesday in the museum lobby, 600 Klosterman Road, Tarpon Springs. Free with museum admission. Call (727) 712-5762.
"Suddenly in Command": The Dunedin Flotilla of the Coast Guard Auxiliary is offering a free course in how to take charge in a boating emergency at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Boater's World in the Cypress Point Shopping Center, 25973 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Another session will be 11 a.m. May 21 at the Dunedin Harbormasters building, 51 Main St., Dunedin. Call (727) 736-1191 or (727) 599-8837.
Sharing and caring: The NAMI Pinellas Family Support Group for family members of those with mental illnesses will meet 7:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Building 100, Clearwater. Call (727) 791-3434.
Artistic fibers: An opening reception for Textiles XXX Three will be 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., and feature three distinct exhibits of fiber works. Admission is $5, free to fine art center members. Call (727) 298-3322 or visit www.dfac.org.
Meet the artist: Susan Kubes, winner of two blue ribbons at the Largo Art Festival, will demonstrate her painting technique at 11 a.m. Friday during a workshop of the Largo Art Association at the Largo Community Center, 65 Fourth St. NW. Free. Call (727) 481-6756.
New York comedy: The Francis Wilson Playhouse, 302 Seminole St., Clearwater presents the Neil Simon play Rumors at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and May 23 and 24, and 2 p.m. Sunday and May 25. Tickets $20 adult, $10 student. Reservations recommended. Call (727) 446-1360 from 1:30-5:30 p.m. weekdays or visit www.FrancisWilsonPlayhouse.org.
Interpreting Florida: A Mysterious Clarity, an exhibit featuring the work of three artists, will open with Artist Talk at 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsinghan Road, Largo. RSVP by calling (727) 518-6833, ext. 207 or e-mail [email protected]
Shred for security: Flagship Community Bank is offering a "Shred Day" for local businesses to safely dispose of unwanted documents, records and sensitive material free of charge 12-4 p.m. Friday at the Oldsmar branch of Flagship Community Bank, 4095 Tampa Road. Call (727) 925-8000.