AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 27, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Dr. Marc Polecritti will speak about reconstructive surgery; Jim McGrath will discuss Medicare/HMO changes for 2012. Those attending are asked to bring donations for Blessings in a Backpack, such as raisins, juice packs or cheese and crackers. Reservations required. All seniors are welcome. Steve Mattingly, (352) 754-9404, or Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. A variety of options available, including French toast, eggs any way, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice. Prices vary $4.25 to $5.75. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch at noon today, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. After lunch, there will be a talk about home floral designs. A plant and yard sale is scheduled for Oct. 29. Visit the website at brooksvillegardenclub.us. Louise, (352) 799-3160; Lorraine, (352) 397-3157, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183.
Chill Smart — Don't Start Youth Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, BayCare Behavioral Health Care Center, 7074 Grove Road. The group is part of the Hernando County Anti-Drug Coalition. (352) 596-8000.
Hernando Audubon Society: Field trip to Pear Park in Lake County, Tuesday. Trip to Starkey Wilderness Park on Oct. 23. Call Eileen for details, (352) 400-8732.
Society of Creative Anachronism: 7 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Brooksville Regional Hospital Medical Arts Complex, Suite 120, 17222 Hospital Road. There will be a class: Basic Jewelry Making Tips and Techniques (Part 2). This is an international, nonprofit organization that re-creates aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance with hands-on experiences and events. Deborah, (352) 799-6318.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Auxiliary meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday. Cancer Aid and Research Fundraiser, 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 20; includes dinner, raffle and entertainment. Tickets are $7. Weekly activities: Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; food available at break time. Terry Cole Band, 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Karaoke, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturdays. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Club: Halloween dinner-dance, Oct. 28, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m. Sally and Roy will entertain. Prizes awarded for best, most unusual and scariest costumes. $13 for members and $16 for guests. Reservations required by Oct. 23. RSVP to Jane Gradl, (727) 861-1666 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: Arrive at 11:30 a.m., meeting at noon Oct. 19, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Jim McGrath will discuss "Medicare 2012." Duplicate meetings will be Oct. 28 and Nov. 2 at Denny's, 1145 Wendy Court. Also, a meeting with a program about "Sleep Disorders" will be 11:30 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Florida Sleep Institute, 4075 Mariner Blvd. The program will be presented by Dr. William C. Kohler. Guests will order box lunches from HoneyBaked Ham Cafe and Restaurant, provided at no cost, sponsored by the Brooksville Hospital Association. Reservations for all meetings are required. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker will be Cora Royal, president of the Aglow International West Central Area; her topic will be "Transformation." She will also discuss the Aglow International 2011 Worldwide Conference, which was in Houston. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186: Fundraiser luncheon, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 27, 12091 Cortez Blvd. For members and guests. Tickets are $5. Along with lunch, there will be a white elephant sale. Proceeda will benefit veterans in nursing homes in Hernando County. Fran, (352) 686-1820, or Lucy, (352) 597-3828.
Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome. Helen Villafane, (352) 688-3392.
Hernando Computer Club: Club meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. There will be two presentations. Michael Gonzalez from Sprint will speak about Android systems; member David Lemon, a Coast Guard Auxiliary pilot, will talk about the Coast Guard Auxiliary. The public is welcome to attend. Upcoming classes include: MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. today; MS Excel Webinar (online class only), 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 6 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Mail Merge in Word 2010, 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 2 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Windows DVD Maker, 10 a.m. Friday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Downloading Free Digital Music, 10 a.m. Monday; Using E-mail, 1 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements Advanced (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday, Skype Messaging and Video Chatting, 1 p.m. Tuesday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9:30 a.m. Monday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center (second floor), 12395 Cortez Blvd. The project will be painting apples. Bring your palette, some real apples to paint (and eat), or a picture or study of apples, along with a piece of porcelain on which to paint. Visitors welcome. Judy, (352) 592-4814.
Michigan Club: 1 to 3 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Debbie Druzbick from the Enrichment Centers will speak. A luncheon will be at noon Oct. 13 at the Wellington Clubhouse. Members will meet for dinner at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at Magdalina's Family Restaurant, 8371 Cortez Blvd. email@example.com.
NARVRE (Natonal Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees): 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be state Sen. Paula Dockery. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Easybridge! sessions, 11 a.m. Oct. 20 and 28, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This is for beginners and those wishing to improve their game and increase their bridge circle. The sessions are free. Weekly bridge games include: 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892, or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Coast Parrot Head Club: Club members will host a watering hole beverage tent at the Alzheimer's Walk Oct. 22 at Anderson Snow Park, 1360 Anderson Snow Road. The walk starts at 8 a.m. Web: naturecoastphc.com.
New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Current and former residents welcome. Walt King, (352) 596-3578.
New York State United Teachers-Teacher Retirees in Florida, Nature Coast Unit: Business and information meeting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Boston Cooker Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. All New York State United Teachers retirees, teachers and support staffers are welcome. The unit covers Hernando, Citrus and Pasco counties. Tom Smith, (352) 683-9423, or B.J. White-Meyers, (727) 869-7896.
Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. Flu shots, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 19; Fall festival starring Louie Fortunato, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 21 (lunch included). Halloween party and mask contest, 11 a.m. Oct. 31. (352) 597-6383.
Opera Lovers Club: This month's meeting date has changed. It will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Forest Glenn Retirement Village clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The second half of the Barber of Seville will be shown after a brief discussion period comparing sopranos in the role of Rosina and comparing Broadway tenors to operatic tenors. The public is welcome. Send e-mail to email@example.com or visit the website at naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Orchid Lovers Club: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Partner's Club (behind Oak Hill Hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd. There will be a potluck luncheon. Speaker Mike Polen of Art Stone Orchids will discuss orchid repotting and mounting. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
Quilters Club of the Nature Coast: 9 a.m. today, Family Restaurant Conference Center, Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. There will be ideas and demonstrations, including: fabric wrapping and basketry, free motion machine quilting, Dresden Plate/hand quilting, crazy quilting and embellishment, and hand applique. Guests are welcome. Members are encouraged to come early and participate in show and tell, block of the month, a "Fat Quarter" drawing and other activities. Joyce Griffith, (352) 267-3801.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 1 p.m. Fridays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: Halloween dinner-dance, Oct. 22, Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd. (off County Line Road). Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m., dancing to Marty and the Nice Guys will follow. Costumes are optional. Tickets are $18 per person. Call Charlotte, (352) 688-9637, or Doreen, (352) 686-7479.
Spring Hill Garden Club: Informational meeting, noon today, Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Those attending can tour the gardens, learn about Florida native plants and learn how to help keep the plant nursery, botanical gardens and Spring Hill waterfall well maintained. Lunch will be served. RSVP to (352) 683-9933. Web: naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Business meeting, followed by refreshments and a program. Ralph Barber, (352) 200-6852.
Heather Property Owners Association: Halloween dinner show featuring singer/comic/impressionist John Timpanelli, 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 29, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Tickets are $22. Call (352) 596-5028.
National Association of Social Workers, Nature Coast Chapter: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sun Flower Springs Assisted Living, 8733 W Yulee Drive. The speaker will be Jim Akin, executive director of the Florida Chapter of the association. Members and guests welcome. Wendy Hall, (352) 527-0106.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events include: Bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays; also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages starting at $10. Line dancing on Mondays, with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3.50. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $7.50-$9. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $9-$12. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (727) 863-2520.
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Suncoast Harmony Chorus: Membership drive, 7 p.m. Tuesdays in October, Gulf High School choral room, 5355 School Road. Women ages 18 to 80 who like to sing are welcome. Cindy, (352) 597-4376. Web: suncoast-harmony.com.
Filipino-American Social Club: Halloween Fright Night "Spooktacular" costume party and dinner-dance, 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 22, New Lakes and Regency Park Hall, 8330 Civic Drive. Bring a dish to share. Cost is $10 for members, $12 for nonmembers; children 13 and younger admitted free. There will be a DJ, prizes, raffles, games and prizes for best costumes. Lani Knapp, (813) 996-4758; Brenda Madery, (352) 942-9199, or Lucia Rodgers, (352) 345-0116.