AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins will speak. Bring an item for the Blessings in a Backpack program, such as cheese and cracker packets, applesauce cups or raisins. Reservations required. Call Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: Arrive at 11:30 a.m., meeting at noon Wednesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The topic will be "Alzheimer's … An Overview." Seating limited; RSVP to Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Visitors welcome. Call Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Hernando Audubon Society: 6:45 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Gary Mormino, director of the Florida Studies program at the University of South Florida in St. Petersburg. Mormino will discuss "The Florida Dream," from his latest book, Land of Sunshine, State of Dreams: A Modern History of Florida. Call (352) 797-7874 or visit hernandoaudubon.org.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 1950s dance, Saturday, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Food will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. Music by Vintage, with Nick and Rusty, will be from 7 to 10 p.m. No cover charge. Call (352) 597-7979.
United Methodist Men: Dinner meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. The speaker is Col. Gene Winland, a retired Air Force officer who ran internal and external telecommunications at the White House during the Reagan and Bush administrations. He's the president of the United Methodist Men's Florida Conference. Dinner is $5. RSVP to (352) 796-3363.
Carolina Club: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Que, 2270 Commercial Way. Patti, Call (352) 428-0884.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Website Construction, 1 p.m. today; Slide Shows with PowerPoint Webinar (online class only; visit hernandocomputerclub.org/Webinar.html), 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (Class 4 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Using E-mail, 1 p.m. Thursday; PhotoShop Elements, 7 p.m. Thursday; Windows Movie Maker, 10 a.m. Friday; Windows 7 After the Basics (Class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Gadget Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Windows 7 Control Panel, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Get Started With Your Computer (Class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs held at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. Call (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Young Republicans: Social hour at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Duke's American Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. The speaker is U.S. Rep. Rich Nugent. The group welcomes registered Republicans, ages 18 to 40. The annual membership fee is $15. Associate membership, for those 41 and older, is $25. Call (352) 585-6527.
Hernando Herb Society: Welcome-back tea, 1 p.m. Monday, Magnolia Tea Room, 5598 Commercial Way. The cost is $7.50 for members, $15 for guests (includes tax and tip); the guest price includes club membership for the rest of the year. Wear a "fancy" hat for the best hat contest. Reservations required. RSVP to Marcia Rahn, (352) 799-8676, or Mary Repper, (352) 799-5717.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Open house, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus. Call Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, 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. naturecoast912groups.org.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m. and meeting at 1 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Bring a lunch and a donation of nonperishable food. Call Mary, (352) 666-0533.
Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club: Ice cream social, noon Friday, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). Call (352) 597-6383. Web: oakhillhospital.com.
Spring Hill Book Discussion Group: Noon Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The book to be discussed is My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor. Call Jeanne Del Vecchio, (352) 754-4866.
Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Sherwood Florist will present a program on floral design. Call (352) 683-9933. Visit naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus: Monthly social, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. An FBI agent will discuss health care fraud. The public is welcome. Call Jack Hauser, (352) 686-9767.
St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, Call (352) 683-1532.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: Entertainment by Vintage, 8 p.m. Friday, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Call (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: Breakfast, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Call (727) 856-1860.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers Association: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Call George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Social dinner, 4 p.m. today, La Iguana Loco Mexican Grill, 5399 Commercial Way. Membership open to people who have lived in Wisconsin and their spouses. Call Carolee, (352) 666-2974.