Accordion Adventure: "Oktoween" party/jam, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. This is an informal group of accordionists and enthusiasts. The public is welcome. Admission is $2. Cash bar available. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. A variety of menu items available; prices vary from $3.25 to $5.25. Weekly events: Bingo, 4:30-10 p.m. Thursdays; food available. Pizza and wings in the lounge, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Dinner dance, 5 p.m. Fridays; dinner choice is half a baked chicken, country fried steak, fried Alaska pollack, fried shrimp and a weekly special; the cost is $10 plus tax; music provided by Take Two. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Chill Smart: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road. This is the youth group of the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition, open to Hernando County middle and high school youth. The role of the group is to assist in planning and implementing strategies that target underage drinking, tobacco and drug use. (352) 596-8000.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). A speaker from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will discuss "Identity Theft." Members are reminded to bring VA donations for Christmas. Reservations required by today. Alice, (352) 344-3408, or Carol, (352) 796-1017.
Green Party of Hernando: 6 p.m. Friday, 314 E Liberty St. The group is planning a special event for Veterans Day and is involved in helping Brooksville residents about to be displaced. Jennifer Sullivan, (352) 410-4484.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Visitors Day, noon Tuesday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). The motivational speaker is Anthony J. Palumbo, Rotary district trainer. He will discuss "Rotary's Mission is YOU!" Seating limited. RSVP to Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: www.brooksvillerotary.org.
AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The topic is "Final Arrangements ... What You Need to Know," presented by Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson. After the presentation there will be a complimentary buffet. There is nothing sold at the meeting. Seating limited; reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-9722.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker is Pastor Martine Kayinda with Christ Global Ministries in Land O'Lakes. The topic is "If You Believe, You Will See the Glory of God." The cost for breakfast is $6.25. There will also be a discussion on the day trip to the Joyce Meyer Conference in November. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 686-9923, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Oct. 21, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a business meeting and a review of the Fall Forum. Membership open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolution patriot. The chapter can help you with your genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.
General Federation of Women's Clubs, Spring Hill Service League: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive. Plans will be discussed and finalized for the pancake breakfast fundraiser, scheduled for Nov. 13 at First United Methodist Church. Marilyn Guess-Reed, (352) 835-1762.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9 a.m. Monday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Members are to bring a piece of porcelain and their own painting supplies. Demonstrator and teacher Kay Jacks will show how to make leaves look real. Visitors welcome. Judy, (352) 592-4814.
Italian American Club of Hernando County: Fall picnic, Saturday, at Crews Lake Park off Shady Hills Road, Shady Hills. Includes a full buffet and games. The cost is $12 per person; bring your own drinks (no liquor allowed in park). Membership dues are $20 a year. Theresa, (352) 683-6712, or Cathy, (352) 686-9526.
Michigan Club: Ladies and Men Luncheon, noon today, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. Norlin, (352) 683-0016. Meet for dinner, 4 p.m. Friday, Marguerita Grill, 10200 Halls River Road, Homosassa. Tom, (352) 688-0986.
Military Officers Association of America: Luncheon, noon today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. All active duty, reserve, National Guard, retired, former commissioned officers and their guests are invited. RSVP to Lt. Cmdr. Mel Sweat, (352) 666-9244.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This will be the annual fall dinner, catered by La Fontana Restaurant. The menu includes barbecue ribs, wings with dipping sauce, fruit platter, veggie tray with dip, pizza rolls, meatballs and rolls, salad bar and other items. The cost is $8 for members, $9 for guests. There will be a Halloween costume contest. Bingo will be played. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Upcoming events include Going to see Oklahoma! at the Show Palace on Sunday for $43; picnic, Nov. 9 at Crews Lake Park; overnight trip to Immokalee on Nov. 14 for $89 (includes full breakfast, $60 back in free play and a $10 food coupon); and a trip to see the Singing Christmas Tree on Dec. 5 for $49. For trips, call Annette, (352) 683-8752. Club information, call Mary, (352) 666-0533.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. Joe Tomaselli will speak on Leoncavallo's opera, Pagliacci, with tenor Mario Del Monaco performing the lead role. Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741 or email@example.com. Web: natureocastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Harvest Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Joe Lemieux, owner of Organic Oasis, will discuss "God's Health Food." He will have food samples. Inspirational speaker is Mary Ellen House of Tarpon Springs, who will share why she is "Full of Life." The cost is $6.50 inclusive. RSVP by today. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Membership is open; you do not need to be of Italian heritage to join. The lodge supports local charities and participates in bowling, bocce, Italian culture, classes and yearly trips. Eugene, (352) 684-7460, or Irma, (352) 686-5946.
Spring Hill Garden Club 'Night Bloomers': 7 p.m. today, club nursery, 1489 Parker Ave. This is the first meeting of the new division of the garden club. Those attending will receive advice about Florida gardening and learn about plants found in Florida. A workshop on propagation, conducted by Brian Feil, will take place in the greenhouse. The purpose of this group is to accommodate the needs of those who love gardening but work during the week and can't attend the monthly meetings. (352) 683-9933. Web: naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.
Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): 10:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Members are to bring soda cans, can tabs and stamps. New members welcome. Jerry Abenante, (352) 688-5825, or Bob Muehbauer, (352) 686-6962.
Writers Guild Group: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Sue Makuch, (352) 293-4988.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. Quarter games. (352) 596-3316.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast served by House Committee, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Varied menu and prices, to include all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $2 and bottomless coffee for $1.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is roast beef or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (put the club's name in e-mail subject line). Deadline for this news is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number is missing. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.