AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 23, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. The speaker will be columnist and author Gary LeBlanc. His topic will be "Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's." Kathy, (352) 428-2368, or Steve, (352) 754-9404.
Accordion Adventure: "Choc-O-Mania" Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. This is an informal group of enthusiasts and accordionists of all levels. All types of musicians, as well as spectators, are welcome. Admission $2. Coffee and cake will be served. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. 144th birthday celebration, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Dinner includes popcorn shrimp, sausage and peppers, baked ziti, chicken tenders, dessert and coffee. Music provided by Lil Deuce Coupe. Tickets are $9 in advance, $11 at the door. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Varied menu available, with prices from $4.25 to $5.75 (half price for children 12 and younger). All events are for members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Music Club: 1:30 p.m. Feb. 22, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Maurea Sleesman will present an "18th Century Look Back" and an afternoon visit with George and Martha Washington. There will be catered food, bugle calls by Mike Tranchida on trumpet and music provided by Alfreda Taft. There is no cost to attend; the only admission requirement is to wear some red, white and blue. (352) 823-6186 or (352) 793-5697.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: "Fasching" celebration, Friday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Alpine Express. Dress code is costume or club casual. Prizes awarded for best costume. Guests may bring their own beverages. Advance tickets only, $10 for members, $13 for guests. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Board meeting, 10 a.m. today, 131 S Main St. The District 8 meeting will be Thursday in Zephyrhills. Call for details. Ora Williams, (352) 799-3834, or Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801.
Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Feb. 23, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. There will be social time prior to the meeting. The speaker will be Ken Meyer, a conservation biologist with the Avian Conservation Research Institute, who will discuss "Recovering the Wading Birds of the Everglades and the Florida Keys After Near Extinction by the Hat-making Industry." Visit the website at hernandoaudubon.org or call Andy, (352) 428-8272.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: "Meet and Eat" meeting, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Lunar Lounge, 4670 Commercial Way. Cynthia Holden will discuss "Victims' Rights." The cost for lunch is $8. Also, a meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 22 at Lunar Lounge; Susan Cutler with HearX will speak. Seating is limited; reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: Breakfast buffet meeting, 9 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speakers will be Carl and Judy Elmer of Mold Me Ministry. Using a potter's wheel and clay, the Elmers demonstrate "How God, the Master Potter, Shapes and Molds Our Lives." The Elmers are from La Grange, Ky. Breakfast is $6.25 (walk-ins pay 50 cents more). RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The winners of the American history contest will be present. Judy, (352) 583-9594.
Grumman Retiree Club, Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The cost for the buffet is $13. RSVP to Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735 or [email protected] The speaker will be Laura Gamby, who will discuss Medicare quality and Medicare rights of patients.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. The feature will be "Kaleidoscope of Classes We Teach." Upcoming classes include: Internet Inspired Crafts Workshop, 10 a.m. Thursday; Skype Messaging and Video Chatting, 1 p.m. Thursday; YouTube and Internet TV, 10 a.m. Friday; Convert Records and Cassettes to Music CDs, 10 a.m. Monday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 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 Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. Steve Zeledon, (352) 442-1271. Web: hernandodemocrats.us.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Timber Pines Country Club, off Commercial Way. The meeting will include updates on pension and health benefits. Lunch will be available. Call for reservations. John Milne, (352) 397-5749.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, West Hernando Chapter: 1 p.m. Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. A representative from Florida Tax Services will speak about 2011 federal filing issues. Light refreshments will be served. (352) 683-4945.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447b Commercial Way. The speaker will be Roscoe Osbron, a range safety officer, certified pistol and rifle instructor, and president of the Pasco 2nd Amendment Club. He will demonstrate gun safety and discuss concealed weapons permits and Second Amendment rights. Refreshments served. Guests welcome. (352) 597-6756.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Community clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The discussion will be on French opera. The public is welcome. Visit naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm or email [email protected]
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Award-winning orchid photographer Prem Subrahmanyam will speak about "Florida Wild Orchids." Complimentary refreshments will be served. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner meeting, Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10407 Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6. $10 for members; $12 for guests. The meeting will be at 7 p.m., followed by cake and coffee. Gene (352) 684-7460.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC license test, 6:30 p.m. today, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. The club meeting will be at 7 p.m. Thursday. A SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m., followed by a 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.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Luncheon and fashion show, noon Tuesday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Tickets are $19. Florence, (352) 683-1150; Evelyn, (352) 666-0875, or the church, (352) 683-9666.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Blood drive with Florida Blood Services, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; for details, call Dave Taylor, (727) 819-3379. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. The cost is $2. Other menu items available. Bottomless coffee is $1. Chili cook-off, 1 p.m. Sunday. Bring a pot of cooked chili and compete for prizes, or pay $2 to taste the chili, plus a generous serving of your choice. (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 meatloaf or baked chicken, served from 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.