Accordion Adventure: Turkey Italiano Night, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. The public is welcome. Admission $2. Coffee and cake provided. This is a group of accordionists and enthusiasts. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch and membership meeting, noon today, First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 109 S Broad St. Jim Smith of Gold Sale $$ will speak and assist with the club's fundraiser. Bring unwanted and broken pieces of gold and sell them; the club will receive 20 percent. There will also be skin care and chair massages available. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183.
Croom Trail Riders Club: 9 a.m. Saturday, Twin Ponds in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest (take Mondon Hill Road east of Brooksville, turn north onto Soult Road, follow the dirt road to Trail 7, then turn left and follow the road into Hunt Camp). Non-riders are welcome to meet at noon for lunch. Bring a covered dish to share, as well as chairs and drinks. Martha Casisa, [email protected], (732) 763-5552 or (352) 544-8034. Visit the club's Facebook page, Croom Trail Riders.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: 30th anniversary dinner/dance, Friday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Doors open at 5 p.m., catered buffet from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. and dancing to Alpine Express from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests may bring their own beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance; $17 for members and $32 for guests. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
Hernando Audubon Society: Thanksgiving potluck dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Bring a covered dish and your own table set-up. Meat, coffee and ice tea will be provided. The program will be on the annual birding photos members have taken in their back yards. Bring a pie or cake to be auctioned. Also, bring nonperishable food for charity. Vera, (352) 848-5776, or Elaine, (352) 686-8195, or Andy, [email protected]
Hernando County Kennel Club: General meeting, 8 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays; offering obedience for beginners, novice and rally training. $10 per class. Carole, 666-1932.
Hernando County NAACP: General membership meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Allen Temple AME Church, 824 Leonard St. Evelyn, (352) 684-0340.
Marine Corps League Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Thanksgiving dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Choice of ham or turkey. $7.50 per person, includes tea, coffee, dessert. Weekly: Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; first card is $8. (352) 597-7979.
Old Hernando History Roundtable: Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, John's Corner Family Restaurant, 711 S Broad St. Program: "Bayport Update: The National Park Service Historic Battlefield Grant." Visitors welcome. Annual membership is $10 per couple. Roger Landers, (352) 848-0505, or Sid Taylor, (352) 344-4705.
West Central Florida Coasties/Coast Guard Veterans: 1 p.m. Saturday, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. All Coastie veterans welcome. Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month. Charlie Jensen, (352) 503-6019.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Fish and shrimp dinners, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. $5.50-$7.50. (352) 596-9236.
British American Ladies Club: 1 p.m. Nov. 21, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. (352) 684-8509 or [email protected]
Daughters of the American Revolution Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Includes the annual auction. Judy, (352) 583-9594.
Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: JFK, An American Profile, 1 p.m. Saturday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. This is a one-man play about President John F. Kennedy, performed by Hudson Jones. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. $20; ages 10 and younger, $10. Light refreshments served during intermission. For tickets, Yvonne Nelson, (352) 597-9902; Beverly Brown, (352) 683-0323, or Evelyn Hackney, (352) 684-0340.
Freedom Chapter ABATE (American Bikers Aiming Toward Education): 10 a.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd. The public is welcome. (352) 345-7278 or [email protected]
Grumman Retirees Club, Midwest Florida Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. $13 for the buffet. A representative from Meals on Wheels will speak. Bring donations of nonperishable food for those in need during Thanksgiving. RSVp to Hank, (352) 686-2735 or [email protected]
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Speakers include Wendell Husebo, publisher of Healthy Living Magazine; and Ron Purkhiser, who will give a presentation on surfing and searching the internet. For class schedules, visit hcc.org. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Pre-holiday dance, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Frankie "Cajuko." Guests may bring their own snacks and drinks. Tickets cost $8 for members and $10 nonmembers. Irma, (352) 666-6848, or Carmen, (352) 263-5066. The club is conducting drives for Thanksgiving baskets and Toys for Tots. All donations appreciated.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel: Lunch meeting, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Timber Pines Country Club. Includes questions and discussion of expected changes to retirement. RSVP to John Milne, (352) 397-5749.
Michigan Club: Meet for supper, 4 p.m. Friday, Susie's Again, 5382 Spring Hill Drive. The meeting will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 21 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Sandy Barley from the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind will speak. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 686-7479.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees: Noon Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. A representative from Blue Cross/Blue Shield will speak about changes to the insurance plan for 2013. Moe, (352) 684-6164, or Henry, (352) 848-0954.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. Discussion will continue with a "Guess the Tenor" quiz and a biography about Jose Cararras, one of the famous Three Tenors. The public is welcome. naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm, [email protected], or (352) 688-4741.
Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Speakers will be Tom and Ruth Murphy of Inverness, who have been ministering for 20 years around the United States. Optional buffet breakfast available for $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: Club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:15 p.m., followed by club net at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Dave (KB3GYN), (352) 684-3925. Web: kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Art League: Meeting/demonstration, 7 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Maria Weed will demonstrate acrylic painting on palm fronds. Jana, (727) 271-2787.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Thanksgiving dinner, with DJ, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 24. Tickets are $8. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 686-6555. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
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. Entertainment by Time Machine, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Clay Kirk Karaoke, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Weekly: Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Line dance lessons with the Backwoods Boot Scooters, 7 p.m. Thursdays; $5. (352) 796-0398.
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.
Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Mermaid Theatre, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Rose Rocco, (352) 686-5183. Web: friendsofweekiwachee.org.