Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. Bingo, 4:30-10 p.m. Thursdays; food available. Dinner dance, 5 p.m. Fridays; dinner choice is half a baked chicken, country fried steak, fried Alaska pollack, fried shrimp and a weekly special; the cost is $10 plus tax; music provided by Take Two. "Wings and Things" offered 6-9 p.m. Saturdays; music provided. Dime Jingle games, 10:30 a.m. Mondays; bring 14 dimes and two quarters. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: Share and discussion meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Visitors welcome. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition: 3:30 p.m. July 28, the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road. The purpose of this group is to prevent, significantly reduce and effectively manage substance abuse issues in the community. New members welcome. Meetings are on the last Wednesday of each month. (352) 596-8000.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Second anniversary celebration breakfast, 7:15 to 8:30 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Businesses and professionals are invited to attend and receive a complimentary breakfast. State Sen. Mike Fasano will speak about "Florida Government Update." Seating limited — reservations required; call (352) 232-4580; (352) 796-2112; (352) 796-0229, (727) 869-5533 or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Auxiliary hosts Mary Kay Party, 2 p.m. Saturday. Deployment party for adopted unit, 6 p.m. July 31; includes potluck and karaoke. Weekly events: Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Country Pride Band performs 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The public is welcome. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Crazy Carol dinner show, Saturday, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Social hour at 4:45 p.m., buffet dinner at 6 p.m., showtime at 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres served during social hour. Dinner includes salad, roast beef, baked potato, vegetable and peach flambe dessert. Tickets are limited and must be purchased by today. $18 for members, $20 for guests. Call Dick Weichman at (352) 597-2535. Weekly meeting and dinner is at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome. Membership: Marlene Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Club rentals: Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Boat dockage: Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 Men's Auxiliary: Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee/tea; the cost is $6. Adult beverages available for purchase. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. July 29, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The meeting starts at noon. The cost for buffet-style meal is $8.50. The speaker is David J. Siebert, a hearing aid specialist, who will discuss "You Are Listening ... What Are You Missing?" Nothing will be sold at this meeting. Reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722.
Business and Professional Women: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Atria Evergreen Woods, Poolside Room, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. A representative from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will discuss issues related to disaster preparedness. The cost for dinner is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers. Reservations required by Friday. Kathie Strozzi, email@example.com or (352) 346-8383.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Surfing the Net, 1 p.m. today; Picasa — Import, Organize and Improve Your Photos, 1 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Email Choices for Windows 7, 10 a.m. Friday; PC Maintenance and Security, 10 a.m. Friday; Convert Records and Casettes to Music CDs, 1 p.m. Friday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.
Hernando County Tea Party, Spring Hill Chapter: 7 p.m., 50/50 Consignment Shop, 1403 Kass Circle. This is a nonprofit, grassroots organization that is not affiliated with any political party and does not endorse candidates. Anyone interested is welcome. Debra, (352) 666-2903.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661 or kiwanis naturecoast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Ken Krall, (352) 684-4064. Website: www.springhillkiwanis.org.
Nature Coast 9.12 Project: Special meeting, 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way (in the lounge). There will be a special tribute to "Our Fallen Men and Women of the Armed Forces." There will be guests from all branches of the armed forces, VFW Post 9236 of Hernando Beach and the American Legion Post 186 honor guard. The speaker will be state Sen. Mike Fasano. The Nature Coast 9.12 Project is a nonpolitical movement designed to bring Americans back to Sept. 12, 2001, the day after the terrorist attacks, when Americans united and stood together. Nonmembers welcome. (352) 597-6756. Web: www.meetup.com/Nature-Coast-912-Project.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Bring lunch. This is "old picture day." There will be bingo games. Members are also asked to bring a nonperishable food donation. Upcoming events: Red, White and Tuna dinner show at Show Palace Theater, Sunday, $43. Three-night Biloxi trip, Aug. 1, at the Imperial Palace, $149 double, $238 single. Cats at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Aug. 15, $91 for show and transportation. Boogie Wonderland at the Show Palace, Aug. 22, for $43. Membership, (352)666-0533. Tickets and trips, (352) 683-8752.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Aug. 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Entree choice is teriyaki chicken or garlic encrusted roast pork served with garden salad and dessert. Cost is $12.50 per person. Entree choices should be noted on the check. Payment and reservations required by Aug. 3. Make checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payment willt will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663. Ed from the Southwest Florida Water Management District will present a program about the district and conserving water in Hernando County. Membership open to all former Pennsylvania residents and spouses. Jane, 848-0110. A three-day motorcoach trip to Fort Myers is planned for Oct. 18, for sightseeing and a murder mystery dinner train ride; call Jerry Hite for details, (352) 592-1293.
Spring Hill Camera Club: Members Print Competition, 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Web: springhill cameraclub.org.
Spring Hill Garden Club/Nursery/Nature Coast Botanical Gardens: Potluck luncheon and plant raffle, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Bring a dish to share and your own place settings. The club maintains the plant nursery and adjacent botanical gardens at 1489 Parker Ave., as well as the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. The nursery is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays. The botanical gardens are open daily during daylight hours. (352) 683-9933 or www.naturecoast botanicalgardens.com.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus. New singers of all ages wanted. (352) 666-0633, (352) 556-3936 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.hernando harmonizers.org.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $12 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 e-mail email@example.com (put the club's name in e-mail 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.