Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Asian dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday; $8. 35th anniversary celebration, Saturday. Cocktail hour from 5 to 6 p.m.; dinner and show at 6 p.m. Entree choice is prime rib or chicken cordon bleu. Entertainment by Fantastic Sounds, with Paul and Jackie Stevio. There also will be a mini The Phantom of the Opera show at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15. (352) 596-2582.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. Oct. 2, 131 S Main St. The cost for lunch is $6. Marilyn Townsend will discuss community improvements. Guests welcome. The annual Victorian teas will be Oct. 8 to 11. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801, or Yvonne, (352) 848-7988.
Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker will be Mike Wollam, a retired professor of natural science at Pasco-Hernando Community College. He will discuss "Florida's Karst Geology, a Mixed Blessing: Sinkholes, Springs and Polluted Estuaries." Linda, (352) 613-5289 or [email protected] A marine biology field trip to Fort Island Beach is scheduled for Oct. 2. Birding of marsh and woods begins at 8 a.m. Mike Wollam will pull a 30-foot seine in 3 or 4 feet of water at 9 a.m. A trip to John Chesnut Park and Wall Springs Park in Palm Harbor is scheduled for 8 a.m. Oct. 15. Eileen Riccio, [email protected] or (352) 613-5289.
Hernando County Shrine Club: Breakfast buffet, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice, coffee and tea. Advance tickets $7; $5 for ages 5 to 11 and free for ages 4 and younger. Tickets at the door are an additional $1. Larry, (352) 238-3806, or Jerry, (352) 610-4124.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web: kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
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. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]
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. Monthly dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; $6. For the weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Dom Fickeria, (352) 200-7822. hbyachtclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak Shoot, 1 p.m. today; $8 per card. Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 p.m. Sunday; all you can eat for $7. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Bill Clark, AARP associate state director, will speak. A representative of Friends of Chinsegut also will speak about the restoration of the historic manor house north of Brooksville. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): "Quarter Auction" Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Those attending should bring quarters for bidding on auction items. The speaker will be Kelly Stigliano from Orange Park. The entree is roasted chicken; the dessert is red velvet cake. Cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Tuesday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658.
Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. Afterward, there will be a class on Internet Explorer 9 and 10 at 1 p.m. (just drop in). All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 to 9 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. (352) 540-9192 or (352) 799-0548.
Hernando Quilters' Guild: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome. Annual dues are $18, payable in January. Barb Theriault, (352) 597-8816, or Karen Pilon, (352) 556-4720.
High Point Bridge: Games (not duplicate) are 12:30 p.m. Fridays, High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. (352) 688-6409.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $10, which includes drink, tax and tip. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
Ladies of the British Commonwealth: 11 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. After the meeting, a light lunch of tea sandwiches, fresh baked desserts and a pot of tea will be served. All Hernando County women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry (or by marriage) are welcome. Sheena, (352) 688-6503.
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.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The 20-year old classical chorus performs two Christmas concerts in December, which include a portion of Handel's Messiah. New singers welcome. There are no auditions. The only fee is for music and performance attire. Liesl, (352) 848-4484; Jeanmarie, (352) 556-8549, or [email protected]
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: Annual birthday party, 1 p.m. Oct. 2, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Members are asked to bring school supplies, used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Oct. 3, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. A turkey dinner will be served. The annual picnic will be in November. Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. every Monday at Spring Hill Lanes; call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: 35th anniversary celebration with a free picnic for all paid members, 10 a.m. Oct. 8, Crews Lake Park, Pavilion 2, off Shady Hills Road in Pasco County. There will be games and prizes. Food will include hot dogs, hamburgers, potato salad and desserts. Guests are welcome for $10, with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. The reservation deadline is Tuesday; RSVP to Lin, (352) 688-7788. For membership, call James Cahill, (352) 593-4325.
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: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Robin, (352) 797-4645.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 8:30 a.m. Oct. 2, in the church hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The Evening Circle will meet at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 4. The living rosary will be recited at both meetings. Plans are under way for the fall bazaar set for Nov. 9 and 10. (352) 683-9666.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The ladies auxiliary will host an old-fashion barbecue from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 6. The cost is $6 for a choice of sausage and peppers, hamburgers or hot dog platters. Drinks will be available for purchase. Music will be provided by Rusty. Tickets may be purchased in advance. Call Kathy Alonzo, (352) 232-6409. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Home and Small Business Bonanza, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.
Sunshine State Romance Authors: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Homosassa Public Library, 4100 S Grandmarch Ave., Homosassa. Readers, beginning writers and published authors welcome. Marian Fox, (352) 726-0162.
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.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sand Hill Crane Chapter
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 2, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. Open stitching throughout the day. Bring lunch. New members welcome. Mentors available for those wishing to learn how to stitch. (352) 666-8350.