May 24: Firefighter Barbecues

While firefighters spend their time on the clock putting out flames, this weekend brings two separate events involving firefighters making things hot, hot, hot—and keeping them glowing for hours on end with community barbecues. In Jenner, the local volunteer firefighters go head to head in an all-out chili cook-off and salsa contest, complete with barbecued oysters, local brews, a dunk tank and more on Sunday, May 24, at the Jenner Community Center (10398 Hwy. 1, Jenner. Noon. Free–$10. 707.865.2771). In Marin, the Muir Beach Volunteer Fire Department hosts its annual beach barbecue with dancing, music, a raffle, merchandise and tons of juicy, hot, grilled meat. They’ll be checking coolers, so don’t try to sneak in booze; alcohol will be for sale at the event on Sunday, May 24, at Muir Beach (Near Coastal Trail, Marin. 12pm. $20 per car. 415.384.0683).Gabe Meline