1 Carousel No. 5 with Bill Yates: Inspired by an old-fashioned slide show, Green Bench Brewing Co. hosts the fifth installment of this series that gives photographers a wall and a forum to present their work. Special guest Bill Yates will talk about his series from Tampa's Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink, which sat dormant for nearly 40 years until recently when Yates scanned the images and began sharing the work with the public. The compelling images are currently in an exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans that continues through Jan. 17. Yates comes to St. Petersburg on Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. for a talk at Green Bench, 1133 First Ave. N, St. Petersburg. Seating is limited. Bring blankets or beach chairs.
2 Small Business Saturday Storytime: St. Petersburg's Peter Meinke, who was named poet laureate of Florida by Gov. Rick Scott earlier this year, will hold a poetry-themed story time for his new picture book The Elf Poem, which features charming drawings by his wife, Jeanne Clark Meinke. The couple will read from their book, subtitled "Nine Not Very Golden Rules for Children Who Like to Write Poetry" at Inkwood Books, 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa at 4 p.m. Saturday. (813) 253-2638.
3 Sunday Bicycle Rides: Make up for all those Thanksgiving calories. Join the Tampa Bay Sunday Bicyclers for a group bike ride in the shadow of the Sunshine Skyway Bridge on Sunday. Meet up at North Shore Pool, 901 North Shore Drive NE, St. Petersburg, in the parking lot south of the pool at 8 a.m. Sunday for a 33-mile ride to the Skyway and back. Helmets are required and riders must maintain a speed of 12 to 16 mph. Free. (813) 236-8119. tampabaysundaybicycle.blogspot.com.
4 Free Tuesday at Glazer Museum: The hands-on museum and the Children's Board of Hillsborough County join together for an afternoon of free admission from 2 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Glazer Children's Museum, 110 W Gasparilla Plaza, Tampa. (813) 443-3861.
5 Boots, Brews and BBQ: Dust off your cowboy boots and head to the Barn at Winthrop in Riverview for an indoor/outdoor party with live country music, "punkin chuckin'," horseshoes and other games. There will be craft beer and barbecue, a truck show, a Duck Dynasty photo booth and a kids' area with bounce houses. It's free, with food and drink extra at 11349 Bloomingdale Ave., Riverview. 5-10 p.m. Friday. (727) 674-1464.