Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. 32nd anniversary celebration, Oct. 9. 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 Writers' Group: 7 p.m. Oct. 6, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions. (352) 796-4379.
Chill Smart: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road. This is the youth group of the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition, open to Hernando County middle and high school youth. The role of the group is to assist in planning and implementing strategies that target underage drinking, tobacco and drug use. (352) 596-8000.
Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. Learn about the Christian heritage of the nation, the founding principles of the U.S. government and how to impact the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, American Legion, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The program will be "Stop the March: Old World Climbing Fern Reaches Hernando County," presented by Rosalind Rowe, the Central Florida invasive plants coordinator for the Nature Conservancy. Rowe manages the Central Florida Lygodium Strategy, a program that allows private property owners to get assistance in controlling the old world climbing fern. Visitors welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org; Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085. Web: hcfnps.org.
Florida Trail Association, Suncoast Chapter: Informational meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Southwest Florida Water Management District, 2370 Broad St., south of Brooksville. The discussion will be on the Florida Scenic Trail. Tom Hammond, email@example.com; Lois Vega, firstname.lastname@example.org, or Ruth Rogg, email@example.com or (813) 220-5833.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. Oct. 6, 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 Community Anti-Drug Coalition: 3:30 p.m. today, the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road. (352) 596-8000.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186. Web: mcl1002hb.org.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 7, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. (352) 666-4867.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: "Autumn Luncheon and Auction for Guys and Dolls," noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 12, 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 Oct. 7. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include WordPad, 1 p.m. Thursday; Microsoft Excel, 7 p.m. Thursday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Microsoft Word, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Animate Your E-mail, 1 p.m. Oct. 6; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. Oct. 6. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: Annual Oktoberfest, 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, Delta Woods Park, Deltona Boulevard. The club will provide cooked brats, buns, condiments and coffee. Members are to bring a dish or dessert, plus their own soft drinks and place settings. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Italian-American Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Coulton Building), 2301 Deltona Blvd. The fall picnic will be Oct. 16 at Crews Lake Park, held in conjunction with Korean War Veterans Chapter 174. The cost is $12 per person; bring your own drinks (no liquor). Annual dues are $20 per person. Theresa, (352) 683-6712, or Cathy, (352) 686-9526.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. The project will be a pineapple welcome design on a roc-lon, taught by Ruth Orwig. Andi, (352) 666-9091; Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221.
Out-N-About Singles: Coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin' Donuts, 11089 Spring Hill Drive (Four Corners Plaza). This is a singles club for ages 40 and older. (352) 442-6809.
Pine Needle Club: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Ronald Parks, (352) 683-3218.
Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Card games, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Bingo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; bingo is open to the public (no membership required). Membership is open to those 55 and older; annual dues are $25. The building is available to rent. (352) 596-1095.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: October Social, 5 p.m. Oct. 6, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Camille, (352) 684-2788.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 9 a.m. Oct. 6, 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.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a choice of four entrees; the cost is $17.99 each. There will be a roundtable discussion on coming events and 2011 goals. Visitors welcome. Free fly-tying classes are ongoing for members. A fishing and picnic outing for members is planned for Oct. 13 at Honeymoon Island. Roger Maler, firstname.lastname@example.org or (352) 293-3322. Web: tarpon coastflyfishers.shutterfly.com.
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.
Writers Guild Group: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, West Hernando/S.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 email@example.com. Web: www.hernandoharmonizers.org.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
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, as well as other pieces. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Prices vary from $2 to $4.50. Bottomless coffee is $1. 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 on 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: Oktoberfest, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A German-style menu is offered, or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $12 for members, $14 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.