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. today at Boater's World in the Cypress Point Shopping Center, 25973 U.S. 19 N, Clearwater. Another session will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Dunedin Harbormaster's building, 51 Main St. 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 from 7:30-9:30 p.m. today (Thursday) at Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, 5771 Roosevelt Blvd., Building 100, Clearwater. Call (727) 791-3434.
May Days: The city of Safety Harbor will host May Days, a weekend of events on Main Street in downtown Safety Harbor. Friday's events include Mommy and Me Time, 10:30-11:30 a.m.; lunchtime concert, noon-2 p.m.; and live rock music, 6-10 p.m. Saturday features live rockabilly music and a vendor fair, 5-10 p.m. Sunday the Kiwanis Arts and Craft Show will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 724-1572.
Three-day bash: Cooters Raw Bar & Restaurant, 423 Poinsettia Ave., Clearwater Beach, will host a three-day tent party featuring special themed menus, live music, prizes and a raffle to benefit the Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Pig roast at 6 p.m. Friday, clambake at 6 p.m. Saturday, and a "backyard barbecue" at 7 p.m. Sunday. Call (727) 462-2668.
Artistic fibers: An opening reception for "Textiles XXX Three" will be 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Dunedin Fine Art Center, 1143 Michigan Blvd., featuring 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 are $20 adults, $10 students. Reservations recommended. Call (727) 446-1360 from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays or visit 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. with a reception at 7 p.m. Friday at the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. RSVP by calling (727) 518-6833, ext. 207, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stamp and coin expo: Buy and sell stamps, postcards, coins and currency or have them appraised 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at the Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. N, Largo. Free admission and door prizes. Call Sheldon Rogg at (727) 364-6897.
Historical event: The 1860s come to life at Civil War Days, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St., Largo. Free admission and parking. Call (727) 582-2123.
Hog Hustle: The 10th annual Certified "Hog Hustle" 5K Run/Walk from Dunedin's Knology Park to Caladesi Island and back starts at 8 a.m. Saturday. Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. The $18 fee ($23 day of race) includes a T-shirt and post-race all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Call (727) 812-4531.
Honoring veterans: The Dunedin Garden Club will rededicate a Blue Star Memorial Marker to honor veterans on Armed Forces Day, 10-11 a.m. Saturday, at Armston Park, at Edgewater Drive and Main Street. The public is invited. Parking is available at the south end of SeaSea Rider's parking lot until 11 a.m. Call (727) 784-5059.
Fundraiser for health: The Clearwater Threshers are hosting a fundraising night Saturday at Bright House Networks Field, 601 N Old Coachman Road, near U.S. 19 and Drew Street in Clearwater. Gates open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $16 and include a game between the Clearwater Threshers and Sarasota Reds at 6:30 p.m. and all you can eat and drink between 5 and 8 p.m. Children 4 and younger free. Five dollars from each ticket will benefit the Willa Carson Health Resource Center and Sickle Cell Disease Foundation. Call (727) 467-9411 or (727) 420-1843.
Free concert: To promote culture and aid area talent, the Opera Studio at the Murray Theatre at Ruth Eckerd Hall, 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, will present a free concert featuring duets and other highlights at 5 p.m. Saturday. No reservations required. Call (727) 578-1657.