Accordion Adventure: 6 to 9 p.m. March 17, Zips Italian Steakhouse, 11738 Broad St. Order food from the menu. Accordionists of all levels of performance and enthusiasts are welcome. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch, 12:30 p.m. today, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave., and a presentation on whooping crane migration, presented by Sue Walsh. Louise, (352) 799-3160 or Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. Members are asked to bring items for a silent auction for our schools. RSVP to Alice Sawyer, (352) 344-3408, or Carol Tucker, (352) 796-1017.
Disabled American Veterans 67: 16299 Nancy Ave., at Cortez Boulevard. Bingo, warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early birds at 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Three $250 jackpots awarded. Total payout is $3,300. Food available. Coffee provided at no cost. (352) 796-1679.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Breakfast, 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday; includes eggs, muffins, cinnamon rolls; sausage, bacon or ham; grits, potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, fresh fruit, coffee and juice. The cost is $5. Monthly barbecue, 1 p.m. March 20. Includes pulled pork and chicken wings. The Country Pride Band will perform at 2 p.m. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: La 'Fest D'Italiano, March 26. At 5 p.m. there will be a social hour and progressive wine tasting, followed by dinner and dancing. Dinner includes sausage and peppers, meatballs and eggplant parmigiano with pasta. Dessert is homemade cannoli. Coffee included. The cost is $15 for members, $17 for guests. Call Pat Bidwell for reservations, (352) 666-1490. The eighth annual cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas will leave from Port Canaveral on Nov. 14. This is a seven-day cruise visiting Labadee, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman and Cozumel. Prices start at $690.25 per person, which includes port charges and taxes. Doreen, 1-800-513-8924.
Campaign for Liberty: 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, the Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive. (352) 397-7999.
Fantasy African Violet Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.
Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. March 18, Buffet City Restaurant, 13235 Cortez Blvd. There will be a speaker from HPH Hospice. The cost for the buffet meal is $13 per person, which must be paid in advance. Reservations are a must. Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735 or email@example.com. All retirees and guests from Grumman and Northrop Grumman are welcome.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. Hernando County Commissioner Rose Rocco will speak. Also, there will be a presentation on computer viruses. Upcoming classes include: Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. today; Skype Messaging and Video Chatting, 1 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Facebook and Other Social Networking, 10 a.m. Friday; Upgrade Your PC by Adding Ram and More, 1 p.m. Friday; Basics: How to Use a Digital Camera, 1 p.m. Monday; Get Comfortable with Your PC (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 3 of 4). All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Democratic Women's Club: Noon Friday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Tickets are available for the "Tribute to Women" luncheon that will be at noon March 20 at Silverthorn Country Club. Beverly, (352) 683-0323, or Carol, (352) 686-6198.
Hernando Jazz Society: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The Hudson Middle School Jazz Band will perform, followed by Big Band music for dancing and listening. A cash bar and light menu is available. Admission is free for members, $9 for nonmembers. Bill McLoughlin, (352) 799-9690.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9 a.m. Monday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Local porcelain artist Kay Jacks will be the demonstrator. The project is painting pineapples, strawberries and mangos. Members are to bring a 5-inch by 7-inch tile or similar size plate or tray to paint on. Judy, (352) 592-4814.
Maine Club: 12:15 p.m. Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. There will be a potluck dinner; bring a dish to share and your own place setting. All former and current Maine residents are welcome. (352) 592-0741.
Military Officers Association of America: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Yvonne Daley-Brusselmans, author of Belgium Rendez-Vous 127 Revisited. Daley-Brusselmans spent four years of World War II in Brussels while her mother worked in the Belgian Underground. She worked in the European Office of the Air Research and Development Command of the U.S. Air Force at the Embassy in Brussels. Nick Morana, (352) 683-4945.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Roberta Yurtee from Wheels for Warriors. (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 0-299er game at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; novice game at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.
Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984.
Nature Coast Orators Club/Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital (in the room behind the cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. March 17, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This will be the St. Patrick's Dinner catered by La Fontana Restaurant. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, roast pork, chicken cutlet Parmesan, parsley potatoes, rice pilaf, applesauce, mixed vegetables and salad. Served to those who purchased tickets. Bingo and horse races will be played. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Membership open to current and former New Jersey residents and spouses. Mary, (352) 666-0533.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 20, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. Jerry Squires will present a program focusing on less-familiar operas and singers. Visit naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6139 Spring Hill Drive. A corned beef and cabbage (or baked chicken) dinner will be served, and includes potatoes, carrots, salad bar, rolls, dessert and coffee. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 12-16 and free for children 11 and younger. After the meeting will be a skit on "The Vikings in Ireland." Clair, (352) 596-2171 or Gail, (727) 863-3145.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: Club net, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; a SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays during hurricane season. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. Web: www.kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Art League: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. A short business meeting will be followed by an oil painting demonstration focusing on plein air by member Jana Withers. She will discuss outdoor painting tools, how to select and sketch a scene and where to set up for the best lighting when working outdoors. Withers is also a member of the Florida West Coast Plein Air Painters. Esther, (352) 398-1532 or www.springhillartleague.com.
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Windows 7, 7 p.m. today; intermediate Windows, 3 p.m. Saturday; Photo Shop Elements, 7 p.m. Monday; learn to download and put medical information on a picture frame gadget, 7 p.m. March 17. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 597-3632. Web: www.shtcc.net.
Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): 10:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Members are reminded to bring soda cans, can tabs and stamps. New members welcome. Jerry Abenante, (352) 688-5825, or Bob Muehlbauer, (352) 686-6962.
St. Theresa Council of Catholic Women: 1107 Commercial Way. Recitation of the Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a business meeting, then coffee, cake and socializing. Marilyn, (352) 688-5391.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: St. Patrick's Day party, noon March 17, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Includes green beer, beads and entertainment by Tommy Thompson. Corned beef dinner available for $7.95. Weekly activities include: karaoke, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays; live entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays and 6 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. (352) 796-0398.
WAVES Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. New members welcome. Open to active service women and veterans of the sea services (Coast Guard, Marines, Navy Nurses, Navy WAVES and SPARS). Barbara, (352) 683-7119, or Peg, (352) 596-7749.
West Hernando-Spring Hill Hadassah: Mah-jongg/card/game party luncheon, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. Following a homemade buffet luncheon and dessert table, guests can play mah-jongg, cards, games or just socialize. Numerous door prizes and other prizes awarded. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased by today. Proceeds will benefit Hadassah Medical Organization. Elaine, (352) 666-8467.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a presentation given by Jason Mickel, a senior planner for the Southwest Florida Water Management District. He will discuss how watering lawns contribute to the lowering of water tables, which result in local sinkholes. There will also be a report on the club's recent three-night trip to Biloxi. Coffee and dessert will be served. Carol, (352) 666-2974, or Bob, (352) 573-7171.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus. Singers of all ages wanted. (352) 666-0633, (352) 556-3936 or e-mail email@example.com. Web: www.hernandoharmonizers.org.
Polish-American Social Club: St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is corned beef and cabbage or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tickets $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
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Suncoast Writers and Authors Group: 12:30 p.m. Monday, West Pasco Historical Society Museum, 6431 Circle Blvd., off Grand Boulevard. Eric Rhodes will give a seminar on "How to Submit Writing for Publication." Free. (727) 849-9484.
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