1 Blast Friday: There's a free concert by the Edgar Winter Band (Free Ride) at this family-friendly celebration featuring unique vendors, food, family activities, contests and entertainment. It's 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday in the 400 Block of Cleveland Street in Clearwater. (727) 464-7200.
2 Target Tuesday: The Glazer Children's Museum and Target join to offer free admission to everyone from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. The hands-on museum is at 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.
3 Ben Carson Book Signing: After three decades of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Carson has a new profile in politics as a Fox News contributor and author. He will sign copies of his newest book, One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Saturday at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa. (813) 253-2638. Free admission.
4 Healthy Family Funfest: The event combining health needs and family fun includes games, music, door prizes, food trucks, health screenings, presentations and health insurance assistance. It's free from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at England Brothers Bandshell Park, 5010 81st Ave. N, Pinellas Park. (727) 544-4777.
5 Tampa Bay Rays Watch Party: The Tasting Room at Green Bench Brewing turns into a temporary sports bar at 6 p.m. Friday for a family-friendly Rays watch party with music by Die Alps, food from Der Wurstwagon, outdoor games, activities and all the flat screens tuned to the game against the Boston Red Sox. Wear your Rays gear for $1 off beer. First pitch is 7:10 p.m. Free admission, but charge for food/drink at 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. (727) 800-7836.
Sharon Kennedy Wynne, Times staff writer