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 middle and high school-aged youth. The group's role is to assist in planning and implementing strategies that target underage drinking, tobacco and drug use. (352) 596-8000.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Tuesday, American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker is Reed Noss, a professor of conservation biology at the University of Central Florida and president of the Florida Institute for Conservation Science. Professor Noss will discuss "Sea Level Rise: How Soon, How High?" which will include information on the past and ongoing sea level rise in Florida. Visitors welcome at no cost. Miki, (352) 799-4839; Brooke, (352) 583-5085; firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit website at hcfnps.org.
Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Award-winning photographer Myrna Erler-Bradshaw will present, through her camera lens, an evening of travel to the snows of Alaska, the humid rain forests of Costa Rica and several other spots. Web: hernandoaudubon.org.
Hernando Beach Club: October Fest, 5 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Social hour at 5 p.m., buffet dinner 6-8 p.m. and music 7-10 p.m. A German dinner will be served, including warm potato salad, sauerkraut, sweet red cabbage, bratwurst, knockwurst and apple streusel bars. Entertainment provided by Don Jett and Denny Sabo. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for guests. Shirley, (352) 684-9913; Berni, (352) 200-5622, or Fred, (352) 684-2555. Weekly meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome. Membership: Marlene Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Club rentals: Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Boat dockage: Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186. Web: mcl1002hb.org.
AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: noon Thursday (arrive at 11:30 a.m.), Outlet Shopping Mall (south entrance), 3021 Commercial Way. The cost is $8.50, which includes lunch. Jerry Fisher from the Alzheimer's Association will speak on "Alzheimer's Services ... For Caretakers and Families." Reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722.
African-American Club of Hernando County: Meet and greet Picnic, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6, SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. This is an outdoor picnic behind the lodge in the picnic grove. There is no cost for members, guests pay $10. Includes barbecued chicken, salad, baked beans and cold drinks. Bring games. RSVP to Irma, (352) 683-9763.
American Legion Post 186: Fish fry, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 12091 Cortez Blvd. Menu choices include filet of fish, jumbo shrimp and chicken fingers, served with fries, coleslaw and a roll. Combination plates available. Prices are $5.50 to $7. Desserts available for additional cost. Karaoke follows from 7 to 11 p.m. Open to members and their guests. (352) 797-0099.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection: Luncheon and Ice Cream Social, noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The presentation will be Schwan's ice cream, present by Joe Lasek. The inspirational speaker is Loretta Tuttle, who will discuss "Why Search for Happiness?" The group is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Reservations are required by Nov. 4. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Delores, (352) 799-3735.
Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. Nov. 3, Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions. (352) 796-4379. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month.
Daughters of the British Empire, War of the Roses Chapter: 11 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. After the meeting, there will be a Halloween celebration with tea, sandwiches and desserts. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food to be donated to the Love Your Neighbor charity in Brooksville.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Genealogy — Family Tree Maker, 1 p.m. today; Get Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Thursday; World Community Grid Workshop, 7 p.m. Thursday; Email Choices for Windows 7, 10 a.m. Friday; E-Commerce and PayPal, 10 a.m. Friday; Maintenance and Security for Your PC, 1 p.m. Friday; The MP3 Player, 1 p.m. Friday; Get Started With Your Computer, 10 a.m. Monday; Greeting Cards with Printshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; How to Use a Digital Camera, 1 p.m. Tuesday; What's New in Windows 7 (class one of four), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Restaurant, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests/visitors welcome; there is no cost to attend. Plans will be discussed for the annual pancake breakfast with Santa on Dec. 5. LaVerne, (352) 796-4657.
Irish-American Society: 1 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. There will be an auction; raffle tickets are five for $2 or two for $1. Refreshments served. An early Thanksgiving potluck will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 10. There will be ham; members are to bring a side dish. Pat Skelly, (352) 686-8872.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Mary Ann Dufresne, (352) 592-4882, or Bevery Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or e-mail Annabelle Hills at email@example.com. Three courses are about to start: Heart Course, 9:30 a.m. Mondays, starting Nov. 1. This is an eight-week modern defensive course. The cost is $85. Call (352) 596-1524 or (727) 372-0307. Bridge Basics 2 (competitive bidding), 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, starting Nov. 2. This is a six-week course. The cost is $65. Call (727) 379-3614. We Love the Majors, 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, starting Nov. 3. This is a six-week course. The cost is $75. Call (352) 592-4882 or (352) 688-1182. The price of each class includes a book.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: Thanksgiving dinner meeting, 1 p.m. Nov. 3, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Members are reminded to bring uses tamps, community service hours, can tabs, nonperishable food and other collected items. John, (352) 596-4802.
New York State Club: Annual picnic, noon Nov. 4, Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road. Call Carolyn for reservations, (352) 684-6979. Club members bowl at 11:30 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Marge, (352) 686-8015.
Out-N-About Singles: Coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin' Donuts, 11089 Spring Hill Drive (Four Corners Plaza). This is a singles club for ages 40 and older. (352) 442-6809.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Nov. 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The entertainment will be a surprise. A Thanksgiving meal will be served. Entree choice is turkey or baked ham, and will include salad and pumpkin pie. Reservations required by Tuesday. The cost is $12.50 (entree must be noted on the check), and checks are to be made payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663. Membership is open; annual dues are $10. Jane, (352) 848-0110.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Nov. 3, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Visitors welcome. There is a choice of four entrees for $17.99. There will be discussion of the holiday party scheduled for Dec. 18; the collection of donations for the raffles will begin. The program will be on local fishing techniques, presented by Jim Swann of Swann's Fly Shop in Dade City. Free fly tying classes for members are ongoing; space is available. Web: tarponcoastflyfishers.shutterfly.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
Wowettes: Rehearsals, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. This dance group performs at noon on the third Thursday of each month at Gulf View Mall in Port Richey, and also performs at local church festivals, club meetings and nursing homes. Edwannah, (352) 686-9948, or Terry, (352) 688-2697.
Writers Guild Group: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. For new and experienced writers. Sue Makuch, (352) 293-4988.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Oktoberfest picnic, 2 to 6 p.m. Nov. 8, Delta Woods Park, Deltona Boulevard. The club will provide cooked brats, buns, condiments and coffee. Members are asked to bring a dish or dessert to share, as well as your own soft drinks and place settings. There will be bingo games with prizes. A 5-day Carribean cruise is planned, leaving Feb. 7 from Tampa. Membership is open; annual dues are $8 per person. Bob Stirn, (352) 573-7171 or Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 6:30 p.m. Nov. 9, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. The speaker will be Hernando County Chief Prosecutor Don Barbee, who will share his extensive experiences in the judicial system at the local level. Also in attendance will be Dep. Steve Sikalos, who will give an update on local crime and crime prevention activities in the Royal Highlands area. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members and $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.