AARP Hernando County East Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. The speaker is Carla Hayes with HPH Hospice. The election of officers will be discussed, as well as meeting strategies for 2013. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368, or Steve, (352) 754-9404.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Adult Christmas party Dec. 8. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner buffet at 6 p.m., followed by dancing to music provided by the Frankie Dee Quartet. Tickets cost $12 per person or $20 per couple. Call Brad Dunham, (352) 600-8280 or the lodge, (352) 596-2582. Donations of toys and gifts, valued between $10 and $12, are needed for the Children's Christmas party that will be 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 15. The party is for children from families in need. Contact Angie Balderson at (352) 585-2730 or Norma McQuillan at (352) 678-9192.
Disabled American Veterans, Cada Haddon Chapter 67: 7 p.m. Dec. 5, 16299 Nancy Ave., at Cortez Boulevard. (352) 796-1679.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; the cost is $6. Weekly: Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today; the cost is $8 per card. Weekly: A "basket of beer and burger" is available for $10 from 1 to 7 pm. Sundays during NFL season. (352) 596-9236.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): "Songs of the Season" Ladies Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Featuring vocalist Kim Evans, who sings with Southern Exposure Band. The speaker is Gaye Martin. Also, Deb's Adornments Gift Shop will have unique jewelry available, starting at 11 a.m. A turkey lunch will be served. The cost is $14.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Dec. 6, cancellations by Dec. 9. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.
Democratic Women's Club: Christmas luncheon, noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 7, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. The cost is $12. RSVP to Beverly Brown, (352) 683-0323, or Yvonne Nelson, (352) 597-9902.
FDNY Retired Firefighters of NY Association Chapter 343: "Firehouse" breakfast, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. New members welcome. Kevin, (813) 528-8239 or Joe, (352) 686-4401.
Hernando Computer Club: A class on Pinterest sharing service will be at 10 a.m. Friday. People use Pinterest pinboards to decorate their homes, organize their recipes and for other uses. A full schedule of classes is available at hcc.org. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes cost $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Democratic Club: Holiday Party to benefit People Helping People, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Democratic Headquarters, 3430 Deltona Blvd. Refreshments will be served. Admission is either a monetary donation or the donation of a nonperishable food. People Helping People is a nonprofit organization that feeds the homeless and needy in western Hernando County. Donations will go to the organization's Weekend Blessings program, which provides backpacks of weekend food for Hernando County schoolchildren. All donations are tax-deductible. Those wishing to receive a receipt should attach their name, address and phone number to their donation. (352) 593-6550.
Hernando County Green Party: Showing of the 2008 film, Skin, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Based on a true story of a woman with black features born to white parents in 1955 South Africa during apartheid. Starring Sam Neill and Sophie Okonedo. A discussion will follow. There is no cost to attend. Suzanne, (352) 666-7576.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Dec. 6, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Members are asked to a bring nonperishable food item or a children's toy. Dinner and dancing will follow the meeting. For tickets, call Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Members meet for bowling at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Regency Oaks Civic Association: Holiday party, 6 p.m. Dec. 8, ROCA Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Tickets cost $15 for members and nonmembers. Buffet dinner includes entrees of boneless cut chicken breast and baked pasta with tomato sauce and mozzarella cheeses. Coffee, iced tea and ice provided. Guests may bring their own beverages. Tickets must be purchased by Sunday. Joyce, (352) 597-1405; Shirley, (352) 597-2988, or Terry, (352) 596-9213.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Tickets for the Christmas party will be available for purchase. The party will be Dec. 16 at Heritage Pines Country Club. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Christmas party, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Dec. 13, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The All Shook Up band will entertain with music from the 1950s and '60s. A buffet dinner will be served and there will be a cash bar. Bring a gift valued at $10 for the Secret Santa. Tickets are $25 for members, $30 for nonmembers. Also, bring a new, unwrapped gift or gift card for the Dawn Center. For tickets, call Richie, (352) 263-7829.
Spring Hill Art League: Workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, United Church of Christ, Davis Hall, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The workshop will be an acrylic painting on palm fronds, presented by Maria Weed. Costs $30 for members, $40 for nonmembers. RSVP to Jana, (727) 271-2787.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 683-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
Spring Hill Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way. [email protected] Web: toastmasters.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Entertainment by the Dukes, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Men's Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m. Monday; karaoke with Cathy Steele, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Weekly: 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.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Blood drive with Florida Blood Services, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Weekly: Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly: 1 p.m. Saturday, 938 N Suncoast Blvd. The speaker is Jon Semmes, a musician and owner of Singing River Tours. Semmes is a river guide on the Rainbow and Withlacoochee rivers. (352) 257-5381.
Polish-American Social Club: Country-western dance with the Country Backroads Band, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays; doors open at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door. Bring your own snacks, but no beverages (open bar available). John Lubertowicz, (352) 650-5664. Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is pork chop or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to 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.
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 info, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.