AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: Social gathering, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Golden Corral, 940 S Broad St. All seniors welcome. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.
Accordion Adventure Club: September Swing, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. This is an informal group of accordionists and enthusiasts. The public is welcome. Admission $2. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Variety of food available; prices, $4.25 to $5.75 (children 12 and younger pay half price). (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Garden Club: Noon today, First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 109 S Broad St. After the luncheon, George Popovich, director of Senior Services, will speak. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183. brooksvillegardenclub.us.
Croom Trail Riders Club: 9 a.m. Saturday, Twin Ponds in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest (take Mondon Hill Road east of Brooksville, turn north onto Soult Road, follow the dirt road to Trail 7, then turn left and follow the road into Hunt Camp). Nonriders are welcome to meet at noon for lunch. Bring a covered dish to share, as well as chairs and drinks. Martha Casisa, [email protected], (732) 763-5552 or (352) 544-8034. Visit the club's Facebook page, Croom Trail Riders.
Daughters of the American Revolution Annuttaliga Chapter: 11 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. In celebration of U.S. Constitution Week, Paula S. O'Neil, Pasco County clerk of courts and comptroller, will speak on "How the Florida Constitution Impacts Local Government." RSVP to Judy, (352) 796-6944.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Allen Temple AME Church, 824 Leonard St. A nominating committee will be selected for the election of officers and executive members. The supervisory election committee will be selected at the Oct. 15 meeting, and the election will be Nov. 19. Suzanne, (352) 666-7576.
Home Circle of Hernando: Homeschool support group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, east of Brooksville. The speaker will be Brenda Dickinson of the Home Education Foundation, who, with her late husband, Craig, was instrumental in the legalization of homeschooling, as well as providing tuition-free dual enrollment at colleges and the ability to participate in sports and music at local high schools. For those interested in starting a home education program, an orientation is conducted prior to the meeting at 6 p.m. Kelli Howell, [email protected] homeschool-life.com/fl/homecircleofhernando.
Marine Corps League Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Entertainment with Rusty and Nick, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Snacks available in the lounge. (352) 597-7979.
U.S. Submarine Veterans Weeki Wachee Base: 1 p.m. Saturday, Marine Corps League Detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. All qualified discharged, retired or active members welcome. Robbie Roberts, (352) 592-5161 or (352) 428-3964.
West Central Florida Coasties/Coast Guard Veterans: 1 p.m. Saturday, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. All Coastie veterans welcome. Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month. Charlie Jensen, (352) 503-6019.
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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 styles. The group critiques one another's work in a friendly atmosphere. There will be a 10-minute writing lesson/discussion. Meetings are conducted every other week. Linda, [email protected] or (352) 799-5811.
Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter: Breakfast meeting, 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Ken and Ginger McLellan will present Southern gospel music and a message on restoration and how one can be used by God. An optional breakfast is available for $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Democratic Women's Club: General meeting, noon Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. A representative from the League of Women Voters will speak. Bevery Brown, (352) 683-0323.
Hernando Computer Club: Members may have computer-related projects completed by club instructors from noon to 3 p.m. Friday. Projects can be anything from transferring VHS tapes to DVDs or moving photos from a camera to a PC, to burning music CDs or Web design. The cost is $2 per project. Appointments must be scheduled. Call (352) 684-7171. General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. There will be two speakers: Tracy Echols, executive director of Communities in Schools of Hernando County, and Cecilia Patella of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office Emergency Management, who will discuss preparing for weather disasters. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For a list of upcoming classes, visit hcc.org. Classes are $2 each, for members only. (352) 684-7171.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: Meetings are now on the third Thursday of each month. The next will be at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 20, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Judy, (352) 592-4814.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: 30th anniversary formal gala dinner-dance, 6 p.m. to midnight Sept. 22, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The band Somos Musica will entertain, along with DJ Wille Matos. Tickets are $50 and include a cocktail hour, a full buffet dinner that will include sangria, and a complimentary drink at the bar. Reservations required. (352) 340-5066, (352) 263-5066, (727) 869-9398 or [email protected]
Michigan Club: Lunch, noon Thursday, Towne Square Family Diner, 3021 Commercial Way. Meeting, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Kevin Carroll, assistant chief at Spring Hill Fire Rescue. Dinner get-together, 4 p.m. Sept. 21, LaBella Napoli Restaurant, 7386 Shoal Line Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 686-7479.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees Unit 87: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Retired railroad workers and spouses welcome. There will be information about political events that could affect pensions. Gerry, (352) 684-4889.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. The group will celebrate the signing of the U.S. Constitution 225 years ago; members will also conduct their own signing of the Constitution. The speaker will be Jimmie T. Smith, candidate for Florida House District 34. Guests welcome. Maureen, (352) 597-6756.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 19, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. There will be an auction and bake sale. Members are reminded to bring a gift card or certificate for the auction, and baked goods for the sale. Bring lunch. Also, bring a nonperishable food donation. Purchase tickets for The Sound of Music at the Show Palace on Oct. 21; the cost is $43.65 for dinner and the show. Annette, (352) 683-8752.
New York Sanitation Retirees: 7 p.m. Sept. 19, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Refreshments will be served. William Hamm, (352) 596-9101.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Blvd., off Osowaw Boulevard. Jerry Squier will discuss Verdi's last opera, Falstaff. The public is welcome. [email protected]; Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741. naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Sew Much Fun, Spring Hill Chapter of Florida Sewing Sew-ciety: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Susan O'Very of Sealed With a Stitch will share some of her new designs. The November fashion show and upcoming sewing classes will be discussed, and there will be a sew-and-tell. Kathleen East, (352) 666-3066.
Sons of Norway Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. This will be pizza night, with salads and Italian ice, as well as games. The cost is $6 for two slices. The public is welcome. RSVP to Jan, (352) 686-6538, or Gladys, (727) 868-6302.
Spring Hill Art League: Welcome Back social gathering, 7 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Linda Jaglois will preview the "Reflection of Oneself" workshop. For meeting/club information, call Grace, (352) 556-3984. "Reflection of Oneself" is a biography-writing workshop that will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 at the church. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers. Supplies needed include loose-leaf paper or spiral notebook, pens/pencils, colored pencils and a ruler for the graphic design/art work. Bring a bag lunch and drink. To reserve a seat, call Jana, (727) 271-2787.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Reuben lunches will be available Tuesday. Halfway to St. Pat's Day Dinner will be Saturday (call for details). Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 686-6555. lodge521.moosepages.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Lil Deuce Coupe entertains, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Halfway to St. Paddy's Day Party, 1 p.m. Saturday. Music starts at 2 p.m. Bring your Irish music. There will be raffles, as well as corned beef sandwiches and corned beef and cabbage meals available. Karaoke with Clay Kirk, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. (352) 796-0398.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Social dinner, 2 p.m. Sept. 19, Red Lobster, 2328 Commercial Way. Membership is open to those who have lived in Wisconsin and spouses. Annual dues are $10. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Annual picnic, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. There will be coffee and doughnuts in the morning, with the main meal available at 12:30 p.m. Guests may bring beer and/or wine. There will be bingo, bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard, golf and horse racing. Open to members and immediate family only. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Karen, (352) 688-0839.
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.