Hernando County Philippine American Association: Academic Excellence and Scholarship Awards, 6 to 11 p.m. Aug. 20, American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. Aurora Rice, (352) 848-1031; Dr. Leo Yason, (352) 596-4562; Dr. Gilbert Sigua, (352) 684-7464, or Belinda Manuel, (352) 382-1435.
Society for Creative Anachronism: 7 p.m. today, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Following the meeting will be a demonstration and tips and techniques for making period jewelry. This is an international, nonprofit organization that learns and seeks to recreate the best aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance era. Guests welcome. Deborah, (352) 799-6318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hernando Beach Club: Summer Fling/Membership Drive Event, 6 p.m. Aug. 20, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Includes food, drinks, entertainment and door prizes. Those who join the club at the event will have the $35 initiation fee waived. Reservations required by Saturday. Patt Galante, (727) 862-7356, or Donna Boyle, (727) 379-3072.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: Several meetings are scheduled: 11:30 a.m. today, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The speaker is Mark Tobert of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office/Emergency Management. His topic is "Hurricane Preparedness." An optional lunch will be available for $8, with several menu choices to choose from. Seating is limited to 40. Another meeting will be noon Tuesday (arrive at 11:30 a.m.) at Town Square Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way. The topic is "Identity Theft" (a duplicate meeting will be Aug. 24 at the Brooksville Elks Lodge). An "extra" meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 19 at the Florida Sleep Institute, 4075 Mariner Blvd. The topic will be "Sleep Disorders," presented by Dr. William C. Kohler. Attendees may order a box lunch from the HoneyBaked Ham Cafe and Restaurant at no cost, courtesy of the event sponsor, Brooksville Hospital Association. Seating is limited to the first 40 callers. Newcomers welcome. Reservations required for all meetings. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker is Mayra Leon, who has been organizing women's conferences and addressing issues dealing with abuse and inner healing since 1990. She also visits women's correctional facilities. She and her husband, Pastor Luis Leon, have seven children and have their own ministry, Jesus Cares. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: Meeting at noon Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome. "Men Who Cook" event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. Helen, (352) 688-3392.
Fantasy African Violet Club: Refreshments and social at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Partners Club at Oak Hill Hospital (building behind the hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. There will be two speakers: a representative from the Fire Department will discuss personal safety, and Miki Renner from the Southwest Florida Water Management District will talk about drinking water, our wells and the future of our water supply. Upcoming classes include: Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 6 of 8), 10 a.m. today; Microsoft Word, 1 p.m. today; PhotoShop Elements Webinar (online class only), 1 p.m. today; Get Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Friday; Windows 7 After the Basics, 1 p.m. Friday; Google's Gmail, 10 a.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 2 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Power Point for Fun, 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Michigan Club: There is no meeting this month, but members will meat for lunch at noon today, at Harold Seltzer's, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. There will also be a get-together for dinner at 4 p.m. Aug. 19 at Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Que, 4731 Commercial Way.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This will be the annual Wine, Fruit and Cheese event. Bingo games will be played. Members are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation. Membership is open to all current and former residents. Guests welcome. Mary, (352) 666-0533. Upcoming event: Neil Sedaka Revue: Breaking Up is Hard To Do, Aug. 21 at the Show Palace; tickets are $43. Annette, (352) 683-8752.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Mid Summer Pizza Night and Games, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. One, two or three slices (at $3 per slice) can be ordered, and includes garden salad and ice cream. Reservations a must. The public is welcome. RSVP to Jan, (352) 686-6538, or Gladys, (727) 868-6302. For club information, call Elsie, (352) 666-2220, or Nellie, (727) 846-1584.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: There is no meeting this month. However, members will meet to dine out at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Beef O'Brady's, 14387 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a trip to the Hardrock Casino via Bobby's Bus on Aug. 22. Also, there is a bus trip to Key West for three days and two nights, starting Oct. 23. The cost is $199 per person (double occupancy). The next meeting will be Sept. 12. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd. Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984.
Polish-American Social Club: Hawaiian Luau Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is ham with pineapples, 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 $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.