Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. The menu includes French toast, eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice. Prices vary $4.25 to $5.75. All-you-can-eat fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. May 18. The cost is $6 per person. Includes fries and tossed salad. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Hernando County Republican Executive Committee: 7 p.m. May 19, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Open to registered Republicans interested in becoming more involved. (352) 585-6402 or hernandorepublicans.org.
Spring Hill Camera Club: Class on Photoshop CS5 Workflow 4, 6 p.m. Monday, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Contact Bill, (352) 556-3708. springhillcameraclub.org.
United Methodist Men: Dinner session, 6:30 p.m. May 23, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. The speaker is Larry Orendorf, youth counselor and leadership training expert. Dinner will be served for $5. Call for reservations, (352) 796-3363.
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Hernando Audubon Society: Presentation on the red-cockaded woodpecker, 2 p.m. May 21, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. Mary Dowdell, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and past president of the Hernando Audubon, will talk about the life and habits of this tiny bird, and efforts to ensure its survival. Includes a series of images of this rarely seen bird. Dowdell will also show the audience some of the equipment and tools used to monitor and study the birds. The program is in celebration of Endangered Species Day. (352) 540-9746.
AARP Chapter 1091: Noon Tuesday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Another will be at noon May 25 at Blue Moon Diner, 8405 Northcliffe Blvd. This will be an organizational meeting of the new AARP chapter. Vote-eligible members will pick officers and board members. The cost for lunch is $8. Seating is limited; call to reserve a seat. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon May 19, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Includes installation of officers and memorial service. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The chapter will help potential members with their genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis will speak; questions will be accepted from the audience. At the meeting, the club will donate three PCs to the New Beginnings Youth Shelter in Brooksville. Lisa Baird, director and registered mental health counselor, will accept the donation and speak briefly about the shelter, which provides a haven for runaway and at-risk youth. Upcoming classes include: Introduction to Computers With Windows 7 (class two of four), 1 p.m. today; Get Started With Your Computer (class two of two), 1 p.m. Friday; Using E-mail, 10 a.m. Monday; Website Construction, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Microsoft PowerPoint, 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Genealogy — Family Tree Maker, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. hcc.org.
Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. May 19, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. There will be a special election for the position of treasurer. The public is welcome. (352) 593-8220. hernandodemocrats.us.
Hernando Jazz Society: "See You In September" jam, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd. The afternoon will include tunes such as September Song, September in the Rain and I'll See You in September, as well as other big band selections. Cash bar and light menu available. During the performance, the Jazz Society will present three $500 scholarships to the winners of the recent auditions by students in ninth through 12th grades. Free for members, $9 for nonmembers. Bill McLoughlin, (352) 799-9690.
Spring Hill Garden Club "Night Bloomers": 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. There will be a walk-through of the botanical gardens and a discussion on night blooming plants. Tuang Tuggey, an herbalist and club member, will speak about herbs and showcase those currently growing in the garden she maintains. The Night Bloomers is a new division of the garden club that meets in the evenings to accommodate those who cannot attend daytime meetings due to work schedules. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.
Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): 10:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Lunch or breakfast can be ordered. Members are reminded to bring soda cans, can tabs and stamps. New members welcome. Jerry Abenante, (352) 688-5825, or Bob Muehlbauer, (352) 686-6962.
Wellington Democrats: 2 p.m. May 20, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Linda Graves with Senior Services of Hernando County will speak. Gene Ehrich, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellington Republican Club: Presentation of Government Gone Wild — The Tea Party Edition: Government Is Broke(n), 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free. The presentation will discuss how the federal government is bankrupting the nation, and why children and grandchildren will inherit a financial mess. Reserve a seat at governmentgonewild.org/springhill, or call Kathy Hill, (352) 200-6896.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. House Committee to serve all-you-an-eat pancake breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. The cost is $2. A menu of other breakfasts are available. Bottomless coffee is $1. (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 pepper steak 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.