AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The discussion will be about Medicare 2013, with Jim McGrath. Also, a representative from SHINE will be on hand. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368, or Steve, (352) 754-9404.
Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch at noon today, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. Urban horticulture agent Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will speak at 1 p.m. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Oktoberfest dance, Friday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Doors open at 5 p.m., food from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (leberkase, bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut and rolls) and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music provided by the Bavarians. Guests may bring their own beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance: $17 for members and $20 for guests. (352) 688-3744.
Hernando Audubon Society: A trip to Cypress Lake Preserve will be at 8 a.m. Friday. Those going should meet at McDonalds on 31038 Cortez Blvd., just east of I-75. Bring bug spray, binoculars, water and snacks. The trip leader is Mike Liberton. (352) 432-1437. A trip to PEAR Perk, 4800 University Ave., Leesburg, will be at 8 a.m. Tuesday. Biologists will lead the hike along the Palatka River. RSVP to Eileen Riccio, (352) 400-8732. Web: hernandoaudubon.org.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 6 p.m., Allen Temple AME Church, 824 Leonard St. Evelyn, (352) 684-0340.
Home Circle of Hernando: Homeschool support group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, south of Brooksville. There will be a showing of the film Agenda: Grinding America Down, a documentary by Idaho legislator Curtis Bowers. The film was the "Best of Festival" winner at the 2010 San Antonio Independent Christian Film Festival. Details are on the website: homeschool-life.com/fl/homecircleofhernando. Also, new and prospective homeschoolers are invited to an orientation at 6 p.m., prior to the meeting. Kelli Howell, email@example.com.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Octoberfest, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Bratwurst, sauerkraut, red cabbage and German potato salad will be available. $9 at the door. Regular Friday fish fry items will also be available. Entertainment with Rusty and Nick, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday; doors open at 7:30 p.m. Free admission. (352) 597-7979.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Social dinner, 4 p.m. Oct. 17, Beef 'O' Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road. The club has planned a trip to the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Oct. 23. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today; $8 a card. The event will now be held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Steak dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday; $12. Breast cancer fundraiser, 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday. There will be activities, a raffle and dinner available for $6. The community is welcome. (352) 596-9236.
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East Hernando Writer's Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. This group is for experienced and beginning writers of short stories, memoirs, nonfiction, poetry and other genres. The group critiques one another's work in a friendly atmosphere. There will be a 10-minute writing lesson/discussion. Meetings are every other week. Linda, firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 799-5811.
Aglow International Lighthouse Spring Hill Chapter: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Speakers include members Ruby LaCour, Joan Johnson and Bonnie Emmes. The cost for the breakfast buffet is $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. There will be two speakers: Tom Davis, community development coordinator for LifeSouth Community Blood Center, and chiropractor Dr. Brett Moss. For upcoming classes, visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando Jazz Society: "Mostly Broadway" jam, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Admission is free for members; $10 for nonmembers. A buffet lunch will be available for a separate fee. Cash bar available. Nonmembers should RSVP to (352) 835-7183. For club information, call Bill McLoughlin, (352) 799-9690.
Michigan Club: Meet for lunch, Thursday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Meeting, 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 17, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Bring a dish for the potluck. Upcoming: Supper at Magdelana's Family Restaurant, 4 p.m. Oct. 19; wine-tasting trip to Copp Winery in Crystal River, 1 p.m. Oct. 22. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 686-7479.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 25th anniversary luncheon meeting, 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Bill Skagg, former president of Florida NARVRE, will speak. (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 20, Spring Hill Lanes, Flamingo Lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. The speaker will be KrisAnne Hall, an attorney and former prosecutor who was fired after teaching the Constitution to tea party groups. Hall is also a disabled veteran of the Army, a Russian linguist, mother and a pastor's wife. She now travels the country to teach the Constitution and present its "genealogy." Maureen, (352) 597-6756.
New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. There will be a short meeting, followed by lunch. New members welcome; open to any current or former residents. Walt King, (352) 596-3578, or Dick Morin, (352) 799-3915.
New York State United Teachers-Teacher Retirees in Florida, Nature Coast Unit: Business and information meeting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Boston Cooker Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. The unit encompasses members from Hernando, Citrus and Pasco counties. All NYSUT retirees, teachers and support staffers are welcome. Tom Smith, (352) 683-9423, or BJ White-Meyers, (727) 869-7896.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Reuben lunches available from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Contestants are needed for the chili cook-off, which will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 20. Tickets are also available for the Halloween party, which will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 27; the cost is $13. Tickets are sold out for this Saturday's Oktoberfest. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 686-6555. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org.
Spring Hill Saturday AM Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Family Restaurant conference center, Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. The theme is "Happy Hearts are Beading." Eileen Alberti, owner of A Beading Heart in Spring Hill, will discuss beading techniques and display original jewelry designs. The speaker will be Sharon Yates from Mayo, who will discuss how she's gone from "Frayed Pieces to a Finished Quilt." Reservations required by Thursday. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Entertainment with the Dukes, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Karaoke with Clay Kirk, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Weekly events include: Spaghetti dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Line dance lessons with Backwoods Boot Scooters, 7 p.m. Thursdays; $5. Fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. (352) 796-0398.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Refreshments and a program will follow the business meeting. The club recently obtained a collection; all items will be available for purchase. Open to anyone interested in gems, minerals and lapidary works. Ralph Barber, (352) 200-6852.
Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd. Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984. Web: britishcarclub.net.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Jean Simpson, a former home economics teacher, will give a presentation about the quilt she has been working on for months. Plan to arrive by 10 a.m. to allow time to sign in, get tickets, sign up for classes and view quilts (and vote for your favorite) that will be on display. Bring a fat quarter (or two) in turkey prints or earth colors for a chance to win a yard or two for your next project. Joyce Griffith, (727) 267-3801.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: "Celebrate Safe Communities" special meeting and dessert social, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill (located behind the hospital). There will be special guests that include various representatives from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. All Royal Highlands residents are welcome. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Dinner show featuring the Sounds of Soul, Saturday. Dinner at 6 p.m.; showtime at 7:30 p.m. Prime seats are $32; regular seating $30. Call for reservations, (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.
Polish-American Social Club: Country Western dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is pork loin or chicken cordon bleu, 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.
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Suncoast Harmony Chorus: Witches Tea, 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Tall Pines Clubhouse, Decubellis and Tall Pines roads, River Ridge. Refreshments will be served, including sandwiches, cupcakes and other treats. Costumes are encouraged. The cost is $12. Women of all ages welcome. Dolores, email@example.com or (352) 796-0200.