Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke starts at 5 p.m. Food will be available. Fourth of July party, 2 p.m. Monday. Menu includes barbecue pulled pork, baked chicken, potatoes and fixings. The cost is $8 per person. Both events are for members and their guests only. (352) 596-2582.
AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Ron VanMetre of People Helping People will discuss "Blessings in a Backpack." Also, a speaker from Hernando County Emergency Management will discuss hurricane preparedness. Members are asked to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item. Reservations are required. Steve Mattingly, (352) 754-9404, or Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
Hernando County Democratic Club: Independence Celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Strong Tower Vineyard, 17810 Forge Drive, Shady Hills. There will be food, wine tasting and special guests. Also featuring live guitar music by Bob Webb. The suggested donation is $10 at the door, or pay $20 and it will include membership to the club. (352) 597-9551.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: Red, White and Blue Pot Luck Luncheon, 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The luncheon will include desserts. Members are asked to bring the entree they signed up for as well as their own soft drinks and place settings. There will be a vote on a restaurant for the following Wednesday's meeting. New members welcome; annual dues are $12. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a short meeting, show and tell, and a birthday raffle. The project is "Christmas in July," a snowman on a bowling pin, taught in acrylic by Pat Estes. Another "Christmas in July" project, a candle and holly in oils, will be taught July 30 by Pat Otto. This is the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Artists. Andi, (352) 666-9091; Jeanette, (727) 857-1045 or Pat, (352) 249-7221. Web: ncda-artists.com.
Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club: Concert by Louie Fortunato, 11 a.m. Friday, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). The club offers a variety of activities daily such as Scrabble, dominos, pinochle, painting, yoga, line dancing, exercise and rug hooking. All events and activities are for members only; membership is $20 a year. (352) 597-6383.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Fourth of July Celebration, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Music by Paul K. There will be trivia games and prizes. Those who purchase a cold drink will receive a free hot dog or hamburger. The Ladies Auxiliary will provide salads and the Men's Auxiliary will be the "grill masters." (352) 796-0398.
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. Independence Day celebration, 3 p.m. Monday. Music provided by Jim & Jim. Food includes barbecue ribs, potato salad, baked beans and corn on the cob. Tickets purchased by Sunday are $8; tickets purchased Monday are $10. (727) 863-2520.