Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Halloween party, 5:30 p.m. Saturday Special sandwiches, salads and desserts will be served from 6 to 8 p.m. $5. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit elks2582.com.
Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker is Grant Sizemore, an officer with Cats Indoors, a Washington, D.C. organization sponsored by the American Bird Conservancy. He will discuss why cats should be kept indoors, and whether trap/neuter/release is an appropriate way to deal with feral cats. Bev Hansen, [email protected] or (352) 686-0460.
Hernando County Kennel Club: Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. $10 per class. Carole, (352) 666-1932.
Hernando County Shrine Club: Breakfast buffet, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, orange juice, coffee and tea. Advance tickets are $7 adults, $5 for ages 5-11 and free for ages 4 and younger. Tickets at the door are an additional $1 each. Larry, (352) 238-3806, or Jerry, (352) 610-4124.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. There will be a presentation by Matthew Cantrall, Kiwanis governor for 2013-14. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web: kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Halloween party, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $5; bring a dish to share. There will be music, dancing and a costume contest. Tickets for the Birthday Ball to celebrate U.S. Marine Corps' 238 years must be purchased by Oct. 30. The event will be Nov. 8 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The ceremony is at 5 p.m., dinner with entertainment by Norm Barnard and Southern Exposure is at 6 p.m. Tickets are $45. Call Al Tamburrino for tickets, (352) 277-2732. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at mcl708.org. (352) 597-7979.
Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Annual fashion show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 9. The theme is "Fashions of the Sea" and will include fashions from Joey's in Tarpon Springs, lunch, entertainment, games and raffles. Tickets are $22. Call Bobbie, (352) 279-0528. Weekly: Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Dom Fickeria, (352) 200-7822. hbyachtclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today; $8 per card. All-you-can-eat breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday; $7. .(352) 596-9236.
African American Club of Hernando: "Fall Fashion Bling" luncheon and fashion show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Fashions by Patricia's Boutique. Tickets are $30. Mertie, (352) 597-8098, or Velda, (352) 666-4421.
Hernando Computer Club: Membership Committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in four-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. (352) 540-9192 or (352) 799-0548.
Hernando Quilters' Guild: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome. Annual dues are $18, payable in January. Barb Theriault, (352) 597-8816, or Karen Pilon, (352) 556-4720. Web: hernandoquiltersguild.com.
High Point Bridge: Games (not duplicate) are 12:30 p.m. Fridays, High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. (352) 688-6409.
High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. $3. Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $10, which includes drink, tax and tip. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.
Ladies of the British Commonwealth: 11 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. After the meeting will be a light lunch of tea sandwiches, dessert and a pot of tea. All Hernando County women of British or Commonwealth birth, ancestry or marriage are welcome. Sheena, (352) 688-6503.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The 20-year old classical chorus performs two Christmas concerts in December, which include a portion of Handel's Messiah. New singers welcome. There are no auditions. The only fee is for music and performance attire. Liesl, (352) 848-4484; Jeanmarie, (352) 556-8549, or [email protected]
New York State Club: Annual picnic, Nov. 7 at Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road. Catered by Press Box, with food served starting at noon. Tickets must be purchased by Oct. 30; call Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes; call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853, or Carol McElroy, (352) 684-6840.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Robin, (352) 797-4645.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: 5:30 p.m. today, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Membership is open; you do not have to be of Italian descent. Laura, (352) 684-7460, or Rose, (352) 600-9872. Web: osianaturecoast2502.com.
Spring Hill Art League: A ceramic workshop with Michelle Margotta will be on Friday at Artful Possibilities, 13139 Spring Hill Drive. The cost is $30 for members, $40 nonmembers; supplies included. RSVP to Jana Withers, (727) 271-2787.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. For weekly events call (352) 686-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Red Solo Cup Party with the Clemons Road Country Band, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Includes drawings, raffles and a "red Solo cup" and "solar" themed costume contest for prizes. Money raised will help pay for solar panels for the post. Tickets are $10, and include one drink ticket. Food available for purchase. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.
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. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.
Sunshine State Romance Authors: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Homosassa Public Library, 4100 S Grandmarch Ave. Multi-published local author, Dylan Newton, will present "Merciless Self-Editing Techniques: Go from Blah to Bam!" Marian Fox, (352) 726-0162. Web: sunshinestateromanceauthors.com.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Halloween Dinner Dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. A traditional Polish dinner will be served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. Proper dance attire required. 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 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.