Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. 32nd anniversary celebration, Saturday. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m. and includes appetizers. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m.; the entree choice is a platter with chicken Parmesan, eggplant rollatini and penne pasta; Italian sausage and meatballs; or chicken marsala with rice pilaf and green beans almandine. Includes salad, rolls, dessert and coffee. The Uptown Hounds will provide music for dancing. Dress is casual; men must wear a collared shirt and slacks (no jackets), and women may wear blouses, slacks, skirts or dresses (no shorts or T-shirts). All Elks who purchase a ticket will receive a 32nd anniversary pin. Tickets are $16. For members and their guests. Marshall Delnegro, (352) 684-0612.
Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. Following lunch will be a program with Marie O'Neill of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.
Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. today, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions. (352) 796-4379.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sand Hill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Two classes will be continued at this meeting, one on Beginning Hardanger and the second on a Beaded Broach. Guests welcome. (352) 686-8350 or (352) 621-6680.
German American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. www.usaconx.com/germanclub/German-Club/germanclub.html. Oktoberfest Dance, Oct. 15. Doors open at 5 p.m. Food served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., and dancing to Alpine Express from 7 to 11 p.m. Food includes leberkaese, bratwurst, German potato salad, sauerkraut and a Chicago hoagie roll. This is an indoor event; dress is costume or casual attire. Tickets must be purchased by Friday, and are $17 for members, $20 for guests. No tickets will be sold at the door. Call Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. The program will be on "Home Life," presented by Jackie Watson. Guests welcome. Membership open. Ora Williams, (352) 799-3834.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive Committee, 6:30 p.m., Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 S Brooksville Ave. Wayman, (352) 442-4242.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: October Fest, 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Cocktails will be at 5 p.m., buffet dinner from 6 to 8 p.m. and music from 7 to 10 p.m. Entertainment provided by Don Jett and Denny Sabo. Menu includes warm potato salad, sauerkraut, sweet red cabbage, bratwurst, knockwurst and a dessert of apple streusel bars. Tickets are $12 for members, $15 for guests. Shirley MacDonald, (352) 684-9913, Berni Paradise, (352) 200-5622 or Fred Willett, (352) 684-2555. New members welcome. Weekly dinner meetings are at 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Membership: Marlene Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Club rentals, Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Boat dockage: Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.
AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The topic is "Final Arrangements ... What You Need to Know," presented by Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson. After the presentation there will be a complimentary buffet. There is nothing sold at the meeting. Seating limited; reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-9722.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. (352) 666-4867.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: 8:45 a.m. to noon Oct. 18, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker is Pastor Martine Kayinda with Christ Global Ministries in Land O'Lakes. The topic is "If You Believe, You Will See the Glory of God." The cost for breakfast is $6.25. There will also be discussion on the day trip to the Joyce Meyer Conference in November. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 686-9923, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: "Autumn Luncheon and Auction for Guys and Dolls," noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The featured presentation will be an auction of a variety of items, including baked goods. The inspirational speaker will be Millie Farthing, who will discuss "Oh You Beautiful Doll." CWC is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Thursday. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.
Democratic Women's Club: Noon Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 688-3392.
Fantasy African Violet Club: Refreshments at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.
Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Club House, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. Volunteers are needed to work one or two hours a month. (352) 200-8895.
Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Gulf Coast WAVES, Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Atrai Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. New members welcome; open to all former and present-day women of the sea services, including U.S. Navy (WAVES), Coast Guard (SPARS), Marine Women, Navy Nurses and the reserves. Barbara, (352) 683-7119, or Lee, (352) 686-8613.
Hernando Computer Club: HCC Expo, 5 p.m. Monday. Instructors will showcase many of the classes offered. Guest exhibitors include the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Panera Bread, computer repair places and others. Free admission. Refreshments served. Upcoming classes include Animate Your Email, 1 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Thursday; Microsoft PowerPoint, 7 p.m. Thursday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; eBay Selling, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Web: kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesday, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Hernando County Schools superintendent Bryan Blavatt will speak. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or saffron firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: www.springhillkiwanis.org.
Military Officers Association of America: Noon Oct. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. All active duty, reserve, National Guard, retired, former commissioned officers and their guests are invited. RSVP to Lt. Cmdr. Mel Sweat, (352) 666-9244.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. Oct. 13, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The cost for lunch is $10. Speakers include John Emerson and Paulette Sterns from the Hernando County Appraisers Office. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984.
New York State United Teachers-Teacher Retirees in Florida: Annual business and information meeting, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 13, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome; this unit's membership covers Hernando, Citrus and Pasco counties. Tom Smith, (352) 683-9423, or B.J. White-Meyers, (727) 869-7896.
Orchid Lovers of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Oct. 16, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. The speaker is the world-renowned Roy Tokunaga of H&R Nurseries in Hawaii. He will discuss new dendrobium culture and have orchids for sale. Guests welcome. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Harvest Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon Oct. 16, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Joe Lemieux, owner of Organic Oasis, will discuss "God's Health Food." He will have food samples. The inspirational speaker is Mary Ellen House of Tarpon Springs, who will share why she is "Full of Life." The cost is $6.50 inclusive. RSVP by Oct. 14. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. (352) 683-5936 or email@example.com.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: October Social, 5 p.m. today, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Camille, (352) 684-2788.
Spring Hill Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. The presentation will be "Getting the Exposure Right." Web: springhillcamera club.org.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 9 a.m. today, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Since October is the month of the rosary, the council will celebrate the Living Rosary, followed by a talk on Lay Carmelite Spirituality by Ed Lauriha. Upcoming events include a bake sale Oct. 16-17, card party from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 9, fall craft sale Nov. 13-14 and Christmas luncheon at Silverthorn on Dec. 1 (tickets are $18). (352) 683-9666.
St. Theresa Social Club: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish center, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532. A Bus trip to Biloxi is Oct. 19-22.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include Karaoke with Rusty, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 p.m. Wednesdays; entertainment with Rusty and Nick, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays. (352) 796-0398.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Oct. 13, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. A presentation will be given by Dave Lambert of the Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative. A social night will be at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Crab House in Port Richey; a bus trip to the Hardrock Casino in Tampa will be Oct. 25. Membership is open to those who have lived in Wisconsin and spouses. Annual dues are $8 per person. Bob Stirn, (352) 573-7171, or Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Writers Guild Group: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Sue Makuch, (352) 293-4988.
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.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus is rehearsing for the Christmas concerts, which will include Christmas choruses from Handel's Messiah and other pieces. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch: "Family Dessert Social," 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road. Members are encouraged to bring their families, a dessert and a drink of choice. The Community Policing Deputies will collect nonperishable food items for needy area families.
West Hernando Coin Club: 6:45 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. There will be refreshments, speakers, door prizes and auctions. Children and beginners welcome. A Coin Show is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds. Admission and parking will be free. Vincent, (352) 678-7769.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events include bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays, also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages starting at $10. Line dancing Mondays with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $6.50-$8. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $8-$11. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (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 stuffed shells or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy 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.
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Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. Lunch will follow the meeting. (727) 372-0528.
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.