Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. 34th Anniversary Ball, Saturday. Cocktails at 5 p.m., Hawaiian buffet dinner at 6 p.m. and Hawaiian View Show from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Hawaiian outfits suggested. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Garden Club: Membership meeting and lunch, noon Oct. 10, First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 109 S Broad St. Jim Moll, urban horticulture agent with Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, will speak at 1 p.m. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183.
Brooksville Lions Club: 6 p.m. Monday, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. (352) 593-4063. Meetings are now on the second Monday of each month.
Embroiderers' Guild of America Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The chapter is celebrating its 20th anniversary at this meeting. Bring lunch. Stitching continues for all others until 2 p.m. New members and those interested in stitching are welcome. Mentors are available. (352) 666-8350, or (352) 621-6680.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to join. Oktoberfest dance, Oct. 12. Doors open at 5 p.m., food from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (leberkase, bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut and rolls) and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music provided by the Bavarians. Guests may bring their own beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance: $17 for members and $20 for guests. (352) 688-3744.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. $6 for lunch. Guests welcome. The program topic will be "Community Improvement." (352) 796-6026. Web: gfwcbrooksvillewomansclub.org.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. After the business meeting Bill Rosst, Mayan archaeologist and expert, will speak. He will discuss "Is 2012 the End of the World?" He will interpret the Mayan glyphs and share what he sees coming. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected] Web: hernandopreservation.bravehost.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. All-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatball dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. today. The cost is $6.50, which includes a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian ice cream. The Ladies Auxiliary will host a breast cancer fundraiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 14. There will be dinner for $6 and raffles. Weekly: A "basket of beer and burger" is available for $10 from 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays during NFL season. (352) 596-9236.
Hernando Computer Club: Computer Club Expo, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. There will be table displays regarding classes the club offers; questions will be answered, and refreshments will be served. Free. The public is welcome. For upcoming classes, visit hcc.com. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Suzanne, (352) 666-7576.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Seventh anniversary ball, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers. (352) 684-7320.
Italian-American Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Coulton Building), 2301 Deltona Blvd. The speaker will be Claudia Wallace from Great American Financial Services. Coffee and pastries served after the meeting. New members welcome. Annual dues are $20; Italian heritage not required. Lucy, (352) 686-6294, or Joe, (352) 799-5214.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $10 (includes drink, tax and tip). Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 25th anniversary luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. Oct. 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Bill Skagg, former president of Florida NARVRE, will speak. (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. A speaker will discuss crime prevention. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Call Carolyn for dinner tickets, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Marge, (352) 686-8015.
New York State United Teachers-Teacher Retirees in Florida, Nature Coast Unit: Business and information meeting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 10, Boston Cooker Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. The unit encompasses members from Hernando, Citrus and Pasco counties. All NYSUT retirees, teachers and support staffers are welcome. Tom Smith, (352) 683-9423, or BJ White-Meyers, (727) 869-7896.
Senior/Baby Boomers Singles Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, starting Oct. 10, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. Admission is $3. Sheila, (352) 293-4009.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. Day and night patrollers and dispatchers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or [email protected]
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social, 5 p.m. today, Boston Cooker Restaurant, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Camille, (352) 684-2788.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Music night, 8 p.m. Friday. Wings and burgers, starting at 7 p.m. Monday. Events planned for October include an Oktoberfest on Oct. 13, a chili cook-off Oct. 20 and a Halloween party Oct. 27. Call for details. (352) 686-6555. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org.
St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Roberta, (352) 688-2315.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Music with Lil Deuce Coup, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Annie and Friends Karaoke, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. The Ladies Auxiliary will host a blood drive with Florida Blood Services from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Those who donate will receive an election-themed T-shirt and a mini wellness checkup with cholesterol screening. The drive is in honor of VFW member Joe Mahoney. (727) 856-1860.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Guests of all ages welcome. New members welcome; annual dues are $10. George Lytle, (352) 610-4925, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
West Hernando Coin Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Doors open at 6 p.m. Jack Iaci, (352) 688-4704.