Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Donations of toys and gifts, valued between $10 and $12, are needed for the children's Christmas party that will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday. The party is for children from families in need. Contact Angie Balderson at (352) 585-2730 or Norma McQuillan at (352) 678-9192. Breakfast for members and guests, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Varied menu with prices ranging from $4.25 to $5.75 (half price for children 12 and younger). New Year's Eve party for members and guests, Dec. 31. Hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. and open bar from 6 to 11 p.m. Dinner choice is filet mignon or stuffed flounder. Call for ticket details. (352) 596-2582.
Daughters of the American Revolution Annuttaliga Chapter: 11 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The speaker will be Paul Giglio; the theme will be "Christmas Magic Again." RSVP to Judy, (352) 796-6944.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Doors open at 6 p.m., hors d'oeuvres from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music provided by DJ Herb. Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for guests. Includes a champagne toast and sandwiches at midnight. Semiformal to formal attire required. Call Lisa Yaskulski for tickets, (352) 688-3744.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Carla Hayes from HPH Hospice will speak about advance care planning, living wills and choosing a health care surrogate. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web: kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: Entertainment by Rusty and Nick, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. (352) 597-7979. Web: mcl708.org.
New Hampshire Club: Christmas party, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Tickets are required. Bring an unwrapped toy for a child or teenager. There will be a short meeting before the party starts. Walt King, (352) 596-3578, or Dick Morin, (352) 799-3915.
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. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today; $8 per card. The Women's Auxiliary will host a holiday raffle event from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. Two $50 gift certificates for Prime Cuts will be raffled; tickets are $1 each or six for $5. Santa will be available for pictures (take your own). Free gift wrapping will be available (donations appreciated). Proceeds will go toward cancer research. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: Christmas celebration, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Paul and Irene Griffin, who were members of Fred Waring and the Pennsylvanians, will entertain. All seniors welcome. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368, or Steve, (352) 754-9404.
Daughters of the American Revolution Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Dec. 20, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. "Musique d'Amour" with Gary Connelly will be presented. DAR is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The chapter will help with genealogy. Judy, (352) 583-9594.
H2U Partner's Club: Friendly Four band, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. The 90s-plus club will meet at 10:30 a.m. H2U membership is $20 per year. (352) 597-6383 or [email protected]
Hernando Computer Club: Learn about Pinterest, 1 p.m. Monday. This Web service allows users to organize and share their Internet findings on their own pin boards, and browse pin boards created by others. For a full list of coming classes, visit hcc.org. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: Membership meeting, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 20, Democratic Party headquarters, 3430 Deltona Blvd. Join the steering committee in developing the party's new agenda for Hernando County. All registered Democrats welcome. (352) 346-0607.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: "Pasko Sa Nayon" Christmas event, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Includes music, food, dancing and Santa Claus. Tickets are $18 for members, $20 nonmembers, $10 for children ages 6 to 15 and free for ages 5 and younger. Aurora, (352) 848-1031; Estela, (727) 242-3407, or Celia, (352) 398-6207.
Michigan Club: Christmas party, noon to 4 p.m. today, Colorama, 9302 Denton Ave., Hudson. For tickets, Judy Smith, (352) 688-0986. Members will meet for lunch at noon Thursday at Cody's Original Roadhouse Grill & Bar, 3101 Commercial Way. For membership, Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663.
Military Officers Association of America: Luncheon meeting, noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. RSVP to Nancy Pignatello, (352) 799-5214.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A representative from the Salvation Army will speak. Lynne, (352) 796-0477.
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 [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m. Dec. 19, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This will be the Christmas cookie exchange. Bring your own lunch. Members are reminded to bring a nonperishable food donation. Guests welcome. Annette, (352) 683-8752.
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.
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 Friendship Lodge 2728: Christmas party, Sunday, Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road, Hudson. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m. (cash bar), dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by dancing. Music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Entree choice is breaded cranberry nut stuffed chicken or pot roast topped with mushrooms and onion gravy. Tickets are $22 each. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Christmas party, 5:30 to 10 p.m. today, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Entertainment provided by the band All Shook Up. Includes a dinner buffet, cash bar and secret Santa (bring gift valued at $10). Tickets are $25 for members and $30 nonmembers. Bring an unwrapped gift or gift card for the Dawn Center. Richie, (352) 263-7829.
Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: Christmas party breakfast meeting, 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Bring a gift to exchange. There will be a Christmas skit. Members will also bring baby gifts for the ministry outreach at a New Generation Pregnancy Center. The cost for breakfast is $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Tickets are available for the adult Christmas party on Saturday and the New Year's Eve party; call the lodge for details. Reuben lunch, noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 683-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
St. Theresa Social Club: There are no meetings this month. The final bingo for the remainder of the year will be at 5:45 p.m. Monday. 1107 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Entertainment by Time Machine, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Karaoke with Clay Kirk, 7 top 10 p.m. Tuesday. (352) 796-0398.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Christmas party, 5 p.m. Saturday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. All-you-can-eat breakfast buffet, 8 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday; $7. (727) 863-2520.
Filipino-American Social Club: Winter Wonderland Christmas dinner ball, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road. DJ Willie Matos of Professional New York DJ Entertainment will entertain. There will be two special holiday dance presentations by the club's Filipiniana Dancers and the Funtastix Dancers. Santa will make an appearance. A dinner buffet will include baked salmon and chicken marsala. There will also be a variety of Philippine desserts. Tickets cost $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers and $10 for children 12 and younger. Lucia, (352) 610-3819; Gleyn, (727) 505-8605, or Irene, (727) 967-5883.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave. Christmas Celebration Dinner Dance, Sunday. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner is 12:45 to 1:45 p.m.; dinner choice is a traditional Polish dinner of kielbasa, pierogi and sauerkraut, or baked chicken. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.