FOR A GOOD CAUSE: PADDLE AGAINST CANCER
Standup paddleboarding is the fastest-growing water sport, a great workout for your core, and fun to boot. This weekend at Paddle Against Cancer, you can do something good for others at the same time. In this benefit for Moffitt Cancer Center, choose from a 3-mile or 7-mile paddle around Treasure Island through the Intracoastal Waterway, followed by a party at the Club at Treasure Island, 400 Treasure Island Causeway. It starts at 9 a.m. Saturday. $35 minimum donation. (727) 288-7390.
WEE-TIME: WEEDON ISLAND PRESERVE
There's never a shortage of things to do at Weedon Island Preserve in St. Petersburg. The 3,190-acre natural area is a well-known Tampa Bay birding and fishing site and features boardwalks and trails for some scenic hiking. Recurring events include the Saturday Guided Hike to learn about the environment and history from 9-11 a.m. Saturday and Wee-time at Weedon, which includes story-related crafts, games and other hands-on activities for ages 3-5 at 11 a.m. today. This week also features a pair of archaeology events. In Archaeology Works: Hunting Technology, learn how studying ancient natural materials and habitats from the past can help you understand present surroundings from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. And in Volunteer Archaeology Lab, join the Florida Public Archaeology Network 10 a.m.-noon Friday to learn about methods archaeologists use to recreate the technologies of early Florida residents. All events are free, but registration is required. (727) 453-6500. weedonislandpreserve.org.
BE SAFE: NATIONAL BOATING SAFETY WEEK
If you're planning to get out on the water anytime soon (hey, it's almost Memorial Day weekend), take note that this week is National Boating Safety Week. For details on Florida safety regulations, tips and classes (including ones teens can take for high school credit), see myfwc.com/boating/safety-education.