AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. A representative from the Crime Prevention Task Force will discuss "Crime Prevention for Seniors." Seating is limited; reservations required. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
American Legion Post 99: Membership meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The hall is available to rent. (352) 796-3259.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Weekly events: The lodge now offers lunch in the lounge from noon to 2 p.m. weekdays. The cost is $5, with 11 choices available from the menu. Takeout orders available. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. Tickets are available for the New Year's Eve dinner-dance on Dec. 31. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; hors d'ouevres from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., and dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. There will be a champagne toast and sandwiches at midnight. Guests may bring their own beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance; $15 for members and $25 for guests. Call Lisa Yaskulski at number above. Web: germanclubspringhill.org.
Hernando Democrats: Holiday party, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Southern Pines condominiums clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. Admission is a donation of nonperishable food, toiletries or new blankets for People Helping People, or a monetary donation. Refreshments will be served. All donations are tax deductible; those wanting a receipt should attach their name, address and phone number to their donations. (352) 686-0686 or hernandodemocrats.us.
Hernando Historical Museum Association: Christmas board meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, John's Corner Restaurant, 71 S Broad St. Association president Ron Daniels will give a report on the year's activities. Virginia Rusk, (352) 796-5398, or Ron Daniels, (352) 678-9889.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society/Hernando Past: Christmas meeting, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Enchiladas Mexican Restaurant, 128 Broad St. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 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. The annual golf tournament will be Dec. 7, starting at 1 p.m. at the country club. The cost is $75 per golfer, which includes dinner. Call Rob Rogoski or Billy Healis at (352) 799-6974 or brooksvillerotary.org.
Hernando Beach Club: Christmas dinner-dance, Dec. 16, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Doors open at 6 p.m.; dinner at 7 p.m., and music at 8 p.m. A ham and turkey dinner will be served. Entertainment by Southern Exposure. $13 for members; $16 for guests. Reservations required by Dec. 11. [email protected] or (727) 861-1666.
Hernando County Fishing Club: 10 a.m. Saturday, VFW Post 9236, 3436 Shoal Line Blvd. Rich, (352) 796-7711 or [email protected], or Rick, (352) 345-4390 or [email protected] Website is hernandocountyfishingclub.org.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3436 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186 or mcl1002hb.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Entertainment by Southern Delight, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. The Ladies Auxiliary will present a "Stress-Free Christmas Shopping Party" at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Dinner will be at 3 p.m. and live music at 4 p.m. Free admission. Vendors include the Pampered Chef, Just Jewelry, Charcoal Artist and Thirty-One. There will be a raffle for various prizes. Pam, (352) 585-7856, or the post, (352) 596-9236.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. This will be a potluck Christmas dinner; call Mrs. Clark for covered dish selections, (352) 688-2851. The club will collect toys and clothing for the annual Head Start children's party. For information about the New Year's Eve party, call Delores Finlayson, (352) 799-7331. For club information, call R.J. McNealy, (352) 835-7003.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Linux, the Free Alternative to Windows, 1 p.m. today; the Ultimate Backup, 7 p.m. today; Genealogy — Family Tree Maker, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 7), 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Draw and Animate Christmas Graphics, 1 p.m. Friday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171 or hcc.org.
Hernando County Green Party: "Green Screens" viewing, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The film to be shown is Koyaanisqatsi. The 1983 film's name is a Hopi word, which roughly translates to "life out of balance." The documentary has no plot, but is more of a collection of expertly photographed scenes, starting with natural features, then man-made landscapes. Directed by Godfrey Reggio. Those who come early will be treated to refreshments and displays by two area artists: Antsy Artist's specialty is making recycled art; Helen Kehn specializes in a combination of acrylic and wood-burned designs on artistic plaques. Jennifer Sullivan, (352) 683-3151.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests are welcome. Laverne, (352) 796-4657.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Christmas party, 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Tickets are $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers, $10 for children 6 to 15, and free for ages 5 and younger. Tickets at the door are $20. Aurora, (352) 848-1031; Alrey, (352) 592-1301; Virna, (352) 684-7320, or Belinda, (352) 382-1435.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be Rita Tice of the National Association for Mental Illness. Coffee and dessert will be served. The annual holiday dinner will be from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Dec. 7 at Glen Lakes Country Club, north of Weeki Wachee. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Michigan Club: Meet for lunch, noon Dec. 8, Cody's Original Roadhouse, 3101 Commercial Way. The Christmas party will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane; for tickets, contact Tom or Judy Smith, (352) 688-0986.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Members are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation. Also, Christmas gifts will be exchanged; those wishing to participate should bring a gift valued between $5 and $10. For dinner tickets, call Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. each Monday at Spring Hill Lanes; call Marge, (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: Christmas party, 5 p.m. Dec. 16, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Includes a cash bar, dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing to Starburst until 10 p.m. Door prizes will be awarded. The dinner entree choice is sliced beef chateaubriand, chicken marsala or grouper. Tickets are $30 and must be paid by Dec. 9. Make checks payable to the club and mail to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663.
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. All levels welcome. Annual dues are $10. Visitors welcome. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 7, Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. New members welcome; you do not have to be of Italian descent to join. Christmas dinner-dance, 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11, Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road. Music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Tickets are $18. Charlotte, (352) 688-9637, or Doreen, (352) 686-7479.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Christmas party, Thursday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The event includes entertainment, dancing, a buffet dinner and a cash bar. Tickets are $20 for members; $25 for nonmembers. Bring an unwrapped new toy or gift card to be donated to the Dawn Center. Also, bring a wrapped unisex gift (value at $10) for Santa's grab bag. Call Richard for tickets, (352) 688-4858.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Christmas party, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 9, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. This will be a Juletrefest, with a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner, including roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, surkal, rodkal, kalrabistappe, green beans, corn, lingonberries, applesauce, riskrem, julekake, Norwegian cookies, tea and coffee. There will also be a children's program. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for ages 13 to 16 and free for ages 12 and younger. Reservations required by Tuesday. Jan, (352) 686-6538, or Gladys, (727) 868-6302.
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13209: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. All knights with a current membership card are welcome. (352) 686-9767.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Saturday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Guests and visitors welcome. A complimentary hot buffet of finger foods will be served. The program will be the annual fundraising auction, with numerous fishing-related items. Free fly-tying classes will start soon for members. Roger Maler, [email protected] or (352) 293-3322. Web: tarponcoastflyfishers.shutterfly.com.
Spring Hill, FL, Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Christmas "Jazzy, Glitzy Brunch," 10:30 a.m. to noon Dec. 10, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. The featured guest will be Tempe Brown, a jazz and blues singer, songwriter, author, magazine editor, watercolor artist and speaker trainer. The cost for brunch is $9. Reservations required by Dec. 7. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Election of officers, 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The meeting will also include the annual cookie exchange. The Christmas party will be at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Harold Seltzer's Restaurant in Port Richey. After the party, there will be a cruise aboard the Miss Daisy boat in New Port Richey to see the Christmas lights. A four-day gambling trip to Biloxi will leave Jan. 23. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Blood drive with Florida Blood Services, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday; gifts from FBS and the lodge will be given to donors. Call Dave for details, (727) 819-3379. Memorial Day service, 1 p.m. Sunday. (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 Swiss steak 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 are $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
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Filipino-American Social Club: "Peace on Earth" Christmas dinner ball, 6 to 11 p.m. Dec. 10, Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave. Music provided by DJ Willie Matos of Professional New York DJ Entertainment. There will be a special holiday presentation and a visit by Santa. Parents are asked to place their child's gift under the Christmas tree with a name tag. The dinner choice is roast beef or chicken francaise. Authentic Philippine desserts will be served. Tickets are $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers and $10 for children 12 and younger (special children's menu). Lucia, (352) 345-0116; Brenda, (352) 942-3570; Gleyn, (727) 376-3680, or Anna, (352) 613-0018.