Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Cinco de Mayo special, noon to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Includes buy-one-get-one free steak or chicken fajitas ($8); two beef tacos with Mexican rice and refried beans for $3, cheese nachos for $3 and beef or chicken nachos for $4. There will also be karaoke from 2 to 6 p.m. Mother's Day celebration, May 8. Cocktails from 3 to 4 p.m., ceremony from 4 to 4:30 p.m., and dinner starting at 4:30 p.m. Entree choice is baked salmon, chicken francaise, prime rib with au jus or baked shrimp stuffed with crab meat. Music provided by Take Two, with dancing from 5 to 7 p.m. For tickets, call Darleen Keck, (352) 688-5353 or the lodge, (352) 596-2582. All events are for members and their guests.
Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. Learn about the Christian heritage of the nation, the founding principles of the U.S. government and how to impact the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, American Legion Hall, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker is Hernando County master gardener Rita Grant, who is also a native plant nursery owner. She will discuss "Bringing the Real Florida Home: Native plants for Your Landscape." Visitors welcome. Refreshments served. Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085. Web: hcfnps.org.
Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, council chamber, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. After the business meeting will be guest speaker Jim McAlister, who will discuss the role the Hernando County cattle industry played during the Civil War. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or email@example.com.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Visitors welcome. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. John Ehlenbeck, john.ehlenbeck@bankof america.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Klassic Kountry Kloggers: Noon Wednesdays, Hernando Council 1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. For experienced cloggers. $2 a week. The group performs at festivals, charity events, nursing and assisted living homes, private parties and club socials. Marcy Male, (352) 382-0932.
Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Members learn communications skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. "Tea for Two" Spring Fashion Show, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Featuring a tea, fashion show, musical entertainment, vendors, raffles and gifts. Fashions will be presented by La-Te-Da of Crystal River and entertainment by Mid-Life Crisis. Appropriate tea attire is encouraged. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. $21 per ticket; seating limited. Call (352) 688-6598. Web: hbyachtclub.com.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186. Web: mcl1002hb.org.
AARP Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. today, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for lunch is $8.50. Speakers include Mary Maynard with Senior Medicare Patrol and Steve Diez with Hernando County Planning Department's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation for the needy. Call Steve Mattingly for reservations, (352) 754-9404.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. May 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a "Handbag Surprise" auction. The inspirational speaker is Carolyn Ersig from Hudson; her theme is "No Orphans in This Family." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Early reservations suggested, and are required by May 5. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Joyce, (352) 688-9023.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Getting Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. today; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. today; PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. Thursday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; and How to Use a Digital Camera, 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens to show the film, Food, Inc., 6 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Arrive earlier for snacks and drinks. The movie was the winner of the 2009 Film Critics award in Washington, D.C. Documentary filmmaker Robert Kenner exposes where the food we purchase at the grocery store really comes from, exposing America's industrialized food system and its affect on the environment, health, economy and workers' rights. (352) 683-3151.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. This is a nonprofit group dedicated to youth service recognition, fundraising for scholarships for needy and deserving college students as well as special holiday events for special needs children, specifically in Moton Elementary School. Carol, (352) 683-7935.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 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 4-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
High Point Jammers: 6:45 p.m. Sundays, High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. Musicians are welcome to bring their amps and perform. House mics will be furnished. Spectators welcome. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Lucy or Jack, (352) 597-1113.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: spring hillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Bingo, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays (doors open at 3 p.m.) and 12:30 p.m. Sundays (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). (352) 683-1227.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Open games for all skill levels, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m.; bidding, play of the hand and review, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; review of Standard American bidding, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. On Thursdays, EasyBridge games are played from 11 a.m. to noon with a box lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or email@example.com.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. There will be a pizza party. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. May 5, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow the meeting. Club members meet for bowling at 11 a.m. Mondays. Call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. May 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The dinner entree choice is chicken piccata or stuffed shells served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person (entree choices should be noted on the check). All reservations required by Tuesday with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. The meeting will include a speaker from the Crime Prevention Task Force. Donations for People Helping People will be collected. Jane, (352) 848-0110. For trips, call Jerry, (352) 592-1293.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Bring chess set; club sets available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. The club has a free chess library. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 678-6947, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853, or Carol McElroy, (352) 684-6840.
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, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Scholarship dinner, 6 to 10:30 p.m. May 7, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Dinner catered by Argento's and music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Tickets are $20. Grace, (352) 597-3727.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Luncheon and installation of new officers, noon May 10, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner blvd. The luncheon will be catered by 3 Southern Ladies and A Gent. The cost is $10. The cut-off date is Monday. Payment can be made at the parish office. Alice, (352) 688-4766.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. There is a choice of four entrees; the cost for dinner is $17.99 each. There will be a PowerPoint presentation on tarpon fishing techniques and other informational videos by club member Paul Schwack. Free fly-tying classes are ongoing for members; space is available. Visitors and new members welcome. Roger Maler, firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 293-3322. Web: tarponcoastflyfishers.shutterfly.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include Karaoke with Rusty, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays; live entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays; barbecue, 6 to 8 p.m Saturdays; karaoke with Janet, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. (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.
Hernando Audubon Society: 6:45 p.m. today, banquet hall, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Michele Kline, a wildlife rehabilitator from Wings of Hope, will speak. She will bring live birds that are under her care and will discuss their natural history and why they are being kept in captivity. Birds include a peregrine falcon, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, barred owl and eastern screech owl. Web: hernando audubon.org.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus and a local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. New singers of all ages wanted. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit. E-mail: email@example.com. Website: hernando harmonizers.org.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. Quarter games. (352) 596-3316.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, who will discuss his hopes and ambitions for improving Hernando County. The next social night out will be 4 p.m. May 18 at China City, 3049 Commercial Way. Membership is open to those who have lived in Wisconsin and spouses. Annual dues are $10. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Prices vary from $2.50 to $4.50, coffee and tea included. Children 10 and younger eat for $2.50. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is beef tips over noodles 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, $13 for nonmembers. Full service bar available. Proper dress requested. 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (put the club's name in e-mail 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.