Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Prices, $4.25 to $5.75; children 12 and younger half price. Halloween party, Oct. 27. Doors open at 5 p.m., buffet at 6 p.m., costume contest and skits at 7 p.m. and dancing at 8 p.m. Entertainment by Larry Geer. Tickets are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Horseshoe Club: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane (next to the racquetball court and softball field). New, backyard and experienced players welcome. Horseshoes available for loan. There is no cost. Richard Watson, (352) 584-4102 or richardpwatson @bellsouth.net.
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 teenager. (813) 732-1507.
Croom Trail Riders Club: 9 a.m. Saturday, Twin Ponds in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. (Take Mondon Hill Road east of Brooksville, turn north onto Soult Road, follow the dirt road to Trail 7, then turn left and follow the road into Hunt Camp). Nonriders are welcome to meet at noon for lunch. Bring a covered dish to share, as well as chairs and drinks. Martha Casisa, firstname.lastname@example.org, (732) 763-5552 or (352) 544-8034. Visit the club's Facebook page, Croom Trail Riders.
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Ruth Wohl will present a program about researching female ancestors. Visitors welcome. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Hernando County Kennel Club: General meeting, 8 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Refreshments served. No dogs at meetings, except service dogs or by special invitation. Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Offering obedience for beginners, novice and rally training. $10 per class. Carole, (352) 666-1932.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Visitors welcome. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. The program will include American Cancer Society ROCK program updates by Jean Harberts. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web: kiwanisof thebrooksvilleridge.com.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Weekly events: Pot roast meal, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays for $3.75. Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; first card is $8. Mussels, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for $8.50; chowder for $5.50. Ribs and pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Ribs, $8; pasta, $7. Wings, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; $5.50. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; $9. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; $5.50. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, except Fridays, when it is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (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. Members learn communications skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or email@example.com.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
West Central Florida Coasties/Coast Guard Veterans: 1 p.m. Saturday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. All Coastie veterans welcome. Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month. Charlie Jensen, (352) 503-6019.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fish and shrimp dinners, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Fish $6, shrimp $6.50 and combo $7.50. Weekly: "Basket of beer and burger" available for $10 from 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays during NFL season. (352) 596-9236.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: eBay Buying and Selling, 7 p.m. today; MS Word, 10 a.m. Friday; Getting Started with Your Mouse and Keyboard ($5 drop-in class), 10 a.m. Friday; Audio/Video Help (by appointment only), noon Friday; PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. Friday; Website Construction, 1 p.m. Monday; Get to Know Your iPhone, 1 p.m. Monday; Digital Scrapbooking, 1 p.m. Tuesday; Linux, the Free Alternative to Windows, 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.
Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: Membership meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Democratic Party Headquarters, 3430 Deltona Blvd. All Democratic candidates for public office in Hernando County will be in attendance to discuss their positions on issues facing the county. All registered Democrats welcome. (352) 346-0607.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 6:30 to 8:30 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 and spectators welcome. Norma, (352) 540-9192.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Bring your paints, something you're working on and ideas for the upcoming year. Visitors welcome. Judy, (352) 592-4814.
High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. The cost is $3. The instructor is Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.
High Point Lions Club: October Derby Night, Tuesday, High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. Doors open at 6 p.m.; games start at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5, which includes a packet of play money. Hamburgers, hot dogs, popcorn and baked goods will be available for purchase. Coffee and ice will also be available. Guests may bring their own beverages. There will be a raffle of restaurant gift cards. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. Vivian, (352) 596-8485.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast restaurant, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner is $10 (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. Web: springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Weekly: Dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., followed by dancing from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays. Various dinner choices available. Dinner and dancing, $10 (includes tax and tip); dancing only, $3. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Lunch and sandwiches available. (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Masquerade dance, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Oct. 27, Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Featuring Aramis Gutierrez with Sol Caribe Band. DJ Willie Matos will also entertain. Cash prize for best original costume. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for nonmembers. Guests may bring their own snacks and beverages. RSVP to Irma, (352) 666-6848; Carmen, (352) 263-5066, or Carmen, (727) 869-9398.
Michigan Club: Supper at Magdalena's Family Restaurant, 4 p.m. Friday, 8371 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee. Wine-tasting trip to Copp Winery in Crystal River, 1 p.m. Monday. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 686-7479.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake ave. The speaker will be County Administrator Leonard Sossamon. Light refreshments will be served. Open to all active and retired federal employees and their spouses. Joe, (352) 684-6164, or Henry, (352) 848-0954.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, Flamingo Lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. The speaker will be KrisAnne Hall, an attorney and former prosecutor who was fired after teaching the Constitution to tea party groups. Hall is also a disabled veteran of the Army, a Russian linguist, mother and a pastor's wife. She now travels the country to teach the Constitution and present its "genealogy." Maureen, (352) 597-6756.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m., Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Games for all skill levels are offered. The club offers certified instructors, program materials, guided practice and mentors. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or email@example.com. Web: daily-recap.com.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m. today, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This will be the annual wine, fruit and cheese celebration, as well as a Halloween contest. Members should bring nonperishable food donations. Upcoming: Sound of Music dinner and show at the Show Palace, Sunday for $43.65. Hot dog roast at Crews Lake Park, 10 a.m. Nov. 6. Membership is open to all current or former residents. Guests welcome. For tickets or trips, call Annete, (352) 683-8752.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, off Osowaw Boulevard. Discussion will be about well-known and not-so-well-known tenors. The public is welcome. Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741, or jsquier1939@ earthlink.net. Web: naturecoast websites.com/opera.htm.
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). The speaker will be Dick Coffman, judge emeritus and orchid grower/hybridizer for 50 years. Members will have a bloom table with orchids for sale. Refreshments will be served. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Bring chess set; club sets are available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. The club has a free chess library. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.
Regency Oaks Civic Association: Adult Halloween Costume Party, 7 p.m. Oct. 27, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Tickets are $8 and must be purchased by Monday; no tickets sold at the door. Those attending should bring snacks for their table. The association will supply desserts, ice and coffee. Music provided by DJ Rich, the "Music Hitman." There will be door prizes. Joyce, (352) 597-1405; Shirley, (352) 597-2988, or Terry, (352) 596-9213.
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, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
Senior/Babyboomer Singles Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. Admission is $3. Sheila, (352) 293-4009.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Richard Sarvenero, (352) 263-7829, or Rose Salute, (352) 796-7714. Web: osia2502.com.
Sons of Norway Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. The meeting will include a Leif Erikson celebration. A lapskaus dinner with pineapple fromage will be served for $12. For reservations, call Gail Martinsen, (727) 863-3145, or Clair Eriksen, (352) 596-2171.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC license testing, 6:30 p.m. today and club meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m. and club net at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. Web: kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Art League: Workshop, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, United Church of Christ, Davis Hall, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Markissia Touliatos will present "Painting the Still Life" in oil. The cost is $30 for members and $40 nonmembers. RSVP to Jana, (727) 271-2787 or at springhillartleague.com/index.html.
Spring Hill Garden Club: Meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Doug Brainard, first vice president of the club, will discuss "Garden Railroading." A field trip to his garden railroad will follow. Volunteers are needed for the "Weed and Feed." Meet at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Bring gloves, weeding tools and insect repellent. Volunteers will remove invasive plants and vines at the botanical gardens and waterfall area. After the work, volunteers will be treated to homemade goodies. (352) 683-9933. Web: naturecoastgardens.com.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Contestants are needed for the chili cook-off, which will be at 5 p.m. Saturday. Wings and burgers, starting at 7 p.m. Monday. Tacos available starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets are also available for the Halloween party, which will be at 6 p.m. Oct. 27; the cost is $13. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 686-6555. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. each Monday. For membership, call Roberta, (352) 688-2315. For bingo, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Time Machine with Eddie and Dana, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday; Annie and Friends karaoke, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesday. Weekly events: Spaghetti dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Line dance lessons with Backwoods Boot Scooters, 7 p.m. Thursdays; $5. Fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
Grumman Retiree Club, Midwest Florida Chapter: Picnic, 10 a.m. Thursday, Bayport Park, at the west end of Cortez Boulevard. Burgers, hot dogs, coffee and cold drinks will be provided free to members. Members are asked to bring a dish to share. RSVP to Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 and a local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. New singers of all ages wanted. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.
Hernando Herb Society: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Members will be making Christmas decorations for the tree that the group sponsors every year at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. The theme is Victorian; colors will be purple, lavender, silver, white, pink and green. Decorations include silver pinecones, purple and silver balls, ginger boys, purple and white flowers, garland, crackers, boxes, snowflakes and netting. If anyone has these items, bring them to the meeting. Other items needed include paper towels, foil, ribbon, small boxes and gift wrap. Bring scissors, tape and other items that can be used. Bring a finger food dessert to share. Tea will be provided.
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: Rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus will be rehearsing for the Christmas concerts. Liesl, (352) 848-4484, or Jeanmarie, (352) 556-8549.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.