AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 25, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. Dr. Mildred Farmer of Meridian Research will speak about Alzheimer's research. RSVP to Steve Mattingly, (352) 754-9404, or Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. "Wings and Things," 6 p.m. Saturday. The menu includes wings, popcorn shrimp, nachos and other items. There will also be karaoke. Steak night, 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 25. Tickets are $9 in advance and $10 at the door. Weekly events: Lunch available noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Karaoke, 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Lounge bingo, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursdays. Dancing with music by Take Two, 5:30 p.m. Fridays; dinner is available. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Hernando Audubon Society: A special joint meeting with the Citrus Audubon Society will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. The program will be "Birding in Panama," presented by Carlos Bethancourt. Bethancourt was born and raised in Panama and received formal training in ornithology at Georgetown University. He has enjoyed birding in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Mary, (352) 797-7874 or [email protected], or Linda, (352) 428-2629 or [email protected] Web: hernandoaudubonsociety.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Homemade meatloaf dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 26. The cost is $6; eat in or take out. Weekly events: Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. today, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Dr. Jonadab Uzoho of Doctors at Home. His topic will be "Why Do Seniors Fall Down? . . . Prevention." Seating is limited; reservations are required. An identical meeting will be Jan. 27 at Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Reservations required. Call Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
Bridge Christian Life Men: Breakfast meeting, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, at Cobblestone Drive. There will be a speaker. Rudy or Jason, (352) 683-8469. Also, there will be an open mike at 6 p.m. Saturday. Christian musicians are welcome to participate. There will be complimentary snacks and coffee.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Dianne Atkins will speak about DAR museum artifacts. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Chapter members can help with genealogy. Judy, (352) 583-9594.
Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. RSVP to Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735 or [email protected]
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Convert Records and Cassettes to Music CDs, 1 p.m. today; Advanced PhotoShop Elements (class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. today; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 3 of 4), 10 a.m. Thursday; Downloading Digital Music, 1 p.m. Thursday; All About Money, 7 p.m. Thursday; MS Word, 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 8), 1 p.m. Friday; PowerPoint for Fun, 10 a.m. Monday; Self Publishing Online, 1 p.m. Monday; PrintShop for Card Making, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Linux, the Free Alternative to Windows, 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 County Branch NAACP: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Refreshments served. Paul Douglas, (352) 428-0477.
Hernando County Young Republicans: Social hour at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 30, Beef 'O' Brady's Barclay Crossing, 14387 Spring Hill Drive. Speakers will include Wilton Simpson, candidate for the Florida Senate, and Shirley Anderson, candidate for Hernando County supervisor of elections. The Young Republicans is open to registered Republicans ages 18 to 40. Annual membership is $15. Associate membership (for those 41 and older) is $25. (352) 585-6527.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in four-part harmony. The chorus is rehearsing for its annual show, "Steamin' Down the River," which will be Feb. 18 at First United Methodist Church in Spring Hill. New members and spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Meal ordered from the menu. Meetings are on the second, fourth and fifth Mondays of each month. Scott Edmisten, (352) 346-2515.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Social, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. DJ Max Sanchez will entertain. Proper evening attire is required. Snacks and alcohol allowed (no large coolers). $5 for members; $10 for nonmembers. (352) 666-6848, 592-8496.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Timber Pines Country Club, off Commercial Way. RSVP to John Milne, (352) 397-5749.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, West Hernando Chapter: 1 p.m. Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The speaker will be Brian McNeil, who will discuss crime prevention. Light refreshments will be served. (352) 683-4945.
National Association of Social Workers, Florida Nature Coast Chapter: 10 a.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital (in room adjacent to cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. John Carmen Russotto, a licensed clinical social worker, will give a two-hour program about "Neuroscience for Social Work Practitioners." Guests are welcome. Wendy Hall, (352) 527-0106.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. Speakers will include Chris Gregg, candidate for Pasco County Commission, District 3, and Michael Burmann, candidate for Hernando County Commission, District 1. Refreshments will be served. There will be a 50/50 raffle. (727) 378-8061. Web: naturecoast 912groups.org.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m. and meeting at 1 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Pizza and soda will be served to those who bought tickets. Annual dues are $15 and must be paid by the Feb. 14 meeting. Voting for the new officers and the board of directors will be done at the February meeting. Members are encouraged to bring a donation of nonperishable food.
Orchid Lovers Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. There will be a show table, vendor plants for sale, a speaker and complimentary refreshments. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC license testing, 6:30 p.m. today; club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday. Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Club net, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; a SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 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 Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Capt. Jim Powers from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will speak about "Personal Safety." Club members maintain the plant nursery and adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens at 1489 Parker Ave., as well as the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive at Commercial Way. The nursery is closed until Jan. 30. The botanical gardens are open daily during daylight hours. (352) 683-9933. Web: naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.
St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Annual dues are $5. Open to singles and couples. Bingo is at 5:54 p.m. Mondays in the parish hall. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
United Methodist Women: 9 a.m. Monday, Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. Detective Dustin Mormando of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will discuss "Scams and Fraud . . . How to Recognize the Warning Signs and How to Protect Ourselves Against Such Schemes."
Wellington Democrats: 2 p.m. Friday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The speaker will be Rose Rocco, candidate for State House District 44; she will discuss homeowners insurance. Gene Ehrich, wellington [email protected]
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events: Bingo, doors open at 2 p.m. and games start at 3:30 p.m. Sundays; also doors open at 8:30 a.m. and games start at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Intermediate line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays for $3. Basic line dance steps, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays for $2. 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 to $9. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 90 p.m.; prices vary $9 to $12 (reservations required by Thursday).
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is breaded pork chop with stuffing or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members and $13 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 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.