AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 22, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins will speak. A complimentary meeting, "How to Protect Your Retirement," will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27 at Country Kitchen. This meeting will be hosted by 21st Century Financial advisers. Those attending are asked to bring an item for the Blessings in a Backpack program such as cheese and cracker packets, applesauce cups or raisins. Reservations required. Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: Arrive at 11:30 a.m., meeting at noon Tuesday. Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The topic will be "Alzheimer's ... An Overview." A duplicate meeting will be offered Sept. 28, same location. Seating limited; RSVP to Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
Accordion Adventure Club: September Swing Party/Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge 14494 Cortez Blvd. This is an informal group of accordionists and enthusiasts; all levels of performance welcome. The public is welcome. Admission is $2; cake and coffee provided. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Fajita night, 5 p.m. today. Steak or chicken fajita meals are $6 each; taco platters with black beans and rice are $4. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Varied menu available; prices $4.25 to $5.75. Hawaiian Luau-themed 33rd anniversary celebration, Oct. 1. Cocktails at 5 p.m.; dinner with island music at 6 p.m. A varied menu is available, including kailua pau (roasted pig), huli huli chicken and lomi lomi baked salmon. Entertainment provided by South Pacific Review, which will perform a Polynesian show with fire and knife dances and audience participation. Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Hawaiian dress suggested. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch at noon today, followed by the business meeting. First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. The meeting will include an overview of the club's plans for the coming months. Louise, (352) 799-3160; Ingrid, (352) 277-3183, or Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.
Chill Smart-Don't Start Youth Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, BayCare Behavioral Health, 7074 Grove Road. The group is part of the Hernando County Anti-Drug Coalition. (352) 596-8000.
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.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: Constitution Week luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The meeting will include proclamations by a Hernando County commissioner and the Brooksville mayor. Guests are welcome. Alice Sawyer, (352) 344-3408.
Hernando County Shrine Club: Breakfast buffet, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sunday, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, breakfast potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice, coffee and tea. Advance tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 11; free for children 4 and younger. Tickets purchased at the door are an additional $1. Jerry, (352) 610-4124, or Larry, (716) 207-7382.
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, email@example.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Marine Corps League Detachment 708: Karaoke night, 7 to 11 p.m. Tuesday, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Food served 6 to 9 p.m. Hosted by Rusty from Vintage. A 1950s dance featuring Vintage (with Nick and Rusty) will be Sept. 24. Food will be served from 6 to 8 p.m., and music will be from 7 to 10 p.m. There is no cover charge. (352) 597-7979.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: Home show holiday event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. The first 50 guests will receive a free goody bag. Show participants include Mary Kay, Premier Jewelry, Scentsy, Tupperware, Partylite, Folk Art Windows, PRP Wine and others. Author Gloria Lynn will be on hand with her new book. Bobbie, (352) 279-0528. Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership not required. Call Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: Breakfast buffet, 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker will be Mary Courtney, who will discuss "Healing the Broken Hearted (Psalms 147:3)." Courtney is a concert minister, former beauty pageant contestant and an award-winning vocalist. Her ministry has spanned many years, including locations such as the White House, Christian broadcasting networks, cruise ships and retreat centers. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Developing Dynamic Relationships: 11:30 a.m. Thursday Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. This is a network group that is open to all. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month. RSVP to (727) 482-2891.
East Linden Estates Homeowners Association: Board meeting, 7 p.m. today, VFW Post 8681, 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. The speaker will be Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, who will discuss changes at the Sheriff's Office. Chuck Hoff, (352) 688-0256.
Filipino-American Social Club: Summer picnic, 11 a.m. to dusk Saturday, Fred Howard Park, Shelter 6, 1700 Sunset Drive, Tarpon Springs. This is a potluck event; bring a dish to share as well as your own soda or water. Also bring games, balls and fishing poles. (727) 376-3680, (352) 666-7686, (352) 942-9199 or (352) 683-9423.
Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The cost is $13; reservations required. Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735. The speaker will be Sue Rassner from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, who will discuss security issues of particular importance to seniors. All former Grumman and Northrop Grumman employees and their guests are welcome.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. The meeting will include a presentation about the webinars the club offers. There will also be a speaker to discuss sinkholes. Nonmembers welcome; admission is free. Upcoming classes include: PowerPoint for Fun, 1 p.m. today; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Setup a Home Network, 1 p.m. Thursday; PC Maintenance and Security, 10 a.m. Friday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; How to Take Great Pictures, 10 a.m. Tuesday; and 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 Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. (352) 442-1271. Web: hernandodemocrats.us.
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 four-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. Website: springhillkiwanis.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.). Dinner-dance, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fridays. A full dinner is served, followed by dance music from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 (includes tax and tip); service men and women on active duty are admitted free when accompanied by a paying guest. Dinner choices include baked fish, fried fish, baked chicken, fried shrimp or the special of the day. (352) 683-1227.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Jordan Baker from Conservative Christian Teens of America. All retirees and spouses are welcome. Lynne, (352) 796-0477.
NatureCoast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 24, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Holocaust survivor Mary Duszynski will recount how she survived the extermination camps. Guests welcome. Refreshments served. There will be a 50/50 raffle and T-shirts for sale. Free admission; all are welcome. naturecoast912groups.org.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m., Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Games for all levels of players are offered as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or email@example.com.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m. and meeting at 1 p.m. Sept. 21, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. After a short meeting, there will be the annual auction and a homemade bake sale. Members are to bring a lunch and a donation of nonperishable food. No bingo games at this meeting. Mary, (352) 666-0533.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village Clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The program will be "Comparisons," discussing mezzos vs. sopranos in the role of Rosina in the Barber of Seville. The public is welcome. naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). The speaker will be Francisco Miranda of Miranda Orchids, who specializes in Brazilian orchids. There will be orchids for sale, a show table and complimentary refreshments. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
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 are 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) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: 9 a.m. today, Towne Square Mall Conference Center, 3021 Commercial Way. Marion Weeden will provide a cathedral window quilting demonstration. Guests welcome. (727) 267-3801.
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.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. today. Entertainment by Lil Deuce Coupe, 8 p.m. Friday. Half-Way to St. Patty's Day event, 3 p.m. Saturday. Ladies Auxiliary awards presentation, noon Saturday. Entertainment by Dixie Blues (country music), 7 p.m. Tuesday. (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.
Wellington Democrats: 2 p.m. Friday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The speaker will be Lynn Lindeman, president of Heritage Pines Democratic Club, who will discuss "Constitutional Amendments on the 2012 Ballot Proposed by the Florida Legislature." All Hernando County residents welcome. Gene Ehrich, WellingtonDemocrats@gmail.com.
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.
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.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus is rehearsing for its Christmas concerts, which will include Christmas choruses from Handel's Messiah as well as other pieces. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.
National Association of Social Workers, Nature Coast Unit: Unit planning lunch, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, the Boat House Restaurant, 1935 U.S. 19. The unit is for professional social workers who live in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. RSVP to Wendy Hall, email@example.com or (352) 527-0106.
Nature Coast Disc Golf Club: Handicap round of 19 holes of disc golf, 10 a.m. Sundays (sharp), Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41. Buz Ryalls-Clephane, (352) 584-5078, or Brandi Laudermilch, (352) 263-4475.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. 37th anniversary dinner-dance, Saturday. Prime rib dinner at 6 p.m.; music by Mixed Bag from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15; reserved seating only. (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 pork loin 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, $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 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.