Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit elks2582.com.
Brooksville Garden Club: Noon today, fellowship hall, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. Lois Bendheim will provide instruction on creating holiday centerpieces. Plans will be finalized for participation in the Festival of Trees on Dec. 6 and 7 and the plant sale. Ingrid, (352) 277-3183, or Linda, (352) 442-2243. Web: brooksvillegardenclub.us.
Brooksville Music Club: 1 p.m. Nov. 20, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. There will be a piano recital by Kaitlin Wilkes, who will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Debussy, Kuhlau and other noted composers. Kaitlin is a sophomore at Hernando High School and a member of the varsity girls soccer team and cheerleading squad. The public is welcome. Alfrieda Taft, (352) 799-6448 or [email protected]
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 10 a.m. Friday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. There will be a share and discussion session, followed by the election of officers. Genealogy help will precede the meeting at 9 a.m. Visitors welcome. Bunny Ryczek, (352) 247-6895.
Hernando Audubon Society: A field trip to Dade Battlefield Historic State Park and Lake Townsen Regional Park will be on Tuesday, starting at 8 a.m. Contact Eileen Riccio for details, [email protected] or (352) 613-5289.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Paul Douglas, [email protected] or (352) 428-0477.
Home Circle of Hernando: Homeschool support group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, southeast of Brooksville. There will be a roundtable discussion. At 6 p.m., there will be orientation for new or prospective homeschoolers. Elizabeth Witherell, [email protected] Web: homeschool-life.com/fl/homecircleofhernando.
West Central Florida Coasties/Coast Guard Veterans: 1 p.m. Saturday, Country Kitchen, 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: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fish and shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Fish is $5.50, shrimp $6.50, combo $7.50. (352) 596-9236.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St. April Jones, (352) 650-2354, or Sandy, (352) 683-7036.
African-American Club of Hernando County: Oldies but Goodies Dance, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Entertainment by the Soul Sensations. Prizes will be awarded. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for guests. Mertie, (352) 597-8098.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Nov. 21, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This will be the annual auction. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolution patriot. Help with genealogy is available. Suzy, (352) 799-6249.
GFWC Spring Hill Service League: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive. The speaker will be Tracy Echols with Communities in Schools. Linda Brown, (352) 683-6842.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. Nonmembers welcome. Starting at 6 p.m., there will be a table to get answers to your computer questions, as well as a table with various gadgets, such as tablets, readers, smartphones and touch screens. The speaker will be Bud Smith, who will give a video-supported presentation on "The Thailand Most Tourists Do Not See." Smith, an Apple product instructor for the club, spent five months this year in Thailand. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, in the lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Bill Pfaff, public information officer for the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club. Maureen, (352) 597-6756.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Social game (not duplicate), 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. $5; free refreshments. All games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected], or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.
New Jersey Club: 10:30 a.m. Nov. 20, Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This will be the Thanksgiving dinner. The menu choice is ham or turkey, served with sides. Tickets are $9 for members and $10 for guests, which must be purchased in advance. No tickets at the door. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Coming events: See White Christmas at the Show Palace on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day); $43.65. The Christmas party will be Dec. 17 at the Show Palace, also to see White Christmas; $31 for members and $41 for guests. For trips, call Annette, (352) 683-8752.
Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Judy LaRose will share "You Are Not a Mistake ... God Has a Plan for You." An optional buffet breakfast will be available for $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Members are encouraged to invite a needy family to share in either the Thanksgiving brunch or dinner on Nov. 28 at the lodge. Families in need who do not know a lodge member can call the lodge to reserve a seat, (352) 686-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park: Annual membership meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Springs banquet hall, 6131 Commercial Way. New members wanted. Web: friendsofweekiwachee.com.
Michigan Club: Monthly meeting, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 20, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Officers will be elected. Donations for the needy will be collected. Meet for lunch at noon Thursday at Cody's Roadhouse, 3101 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Meet for dinner, 4 p.m. Friday, Magdalena's Family Restaurant, 8371 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 596-4808.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] (put the club's name in email 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.