Commissioner to speak: The public is invited to hear Pinellas County Commissioner Susan Latvala speak at the next East Lake Sunshine Rotary Club meeting at 7:30 a.m. at the Tarpon Woods Country Club, 1100 Tarpon Woods Blvd., Palm Harbor. Breakfast will be served for $13. Call Rotary President Bob Host at (727)804-9771 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enter your art: Artist applications for the 33rd annual Fine Arts, Crafts and Music Festival are available through the Greater Palm Harbor Area Chamber of Commerce, 1151 Nebraska Ave., Palm Harbor. Deadline for applications for the juried show is Sept. 11. Call (727) 784-4287 or visit www.palmharborcc.org/newsevents/decartfest.asp.
Fish fry: 6-8 p.m. Fridays at the AMVETS Post 67, 1825 Highland Ave., Clearwater. Cost is $7 per person. Call (727) 631-0067.
Flowers and wildlife: The 150-acre Florida Botanical Gardens at 12520 Ulmerton Road, Largo, features hundreds of blooming flowers and plants, native and non-native ornamentals. Free and open to the public daily 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. During summer weekends, tours through the Topiary, Celebration, Rose, Jazz, English Cottage and 20 other gardens are self-guided. Call (727) 582-2581 or visit www.flbg.org.
Friday night fun: 5-8 p.m. every Friday at American Legion Post 119, 130 First Ave. SW, Largo. Seafood or chicken dinners available. Cost is $5.50-$6. Bill Johnson and his karaoke machine will entertain from 7-11 p.m. Call (727) 584-2038.
Pursuing artistic excellence: Pablo Siebel: Reflexiones Intimas, a collection of works by Chilean artist Pablo Siebel, opens with an artist's talk at 6:30 p.m. in the museum's auditorium and reception from 7-9 p.m. in the Rhoda Newberry Reed Gallery of the Gulf Coast Museum of Art, 12211 Walsingham Road, Largo. Absorb Siebel's unique artistic style as he mirrors a life of myriad contrasts and contradictions, reflecting an understanding of human nature with all its passions and entanglements. Free for GCMA members, $10 for guests. Museum hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday; closed Monday.
Animal adaptations: Learn from the Lowry Park Zoo educators and some of their animal friends about the amazing diversity of animal adaptations from 1-2 p.m. at Brooker Creek Preserve, 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs. Free. For information or to register, call (727) 453-6800.
Guided hikes: Free guided hikes through Brooker Creek Preserve's Education Center Trail from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturdays at 3940 Keystone Road, East Lake. Registration required. Call (727) 453-6800.
Submit items for Out & About to Nova Beall, 710 Court St., Clearwater, FL 33756. Fax to (727) 445-4119 or e-mail email@example.com.