AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. today, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. Dr. Mildred Farmer of Meridian Research will speak about Alzheimer's research. RSVP to Steve Mattingly, (352) 754-9404, or Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Rib-eye steak dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. today, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Includes steak fries, tossed salad and rolls. Tickets are $10 for members and guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Music Club: "An Afternoon of Memories of Mendelssohn," 1:30 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Featuring pianist Christel Mondon. Coffee, tea and treats will be served. There is no cost. (352) 793-5697 or (352) 666-4867.
Hernando Audubon Society: A special joint meeting with the Citrus Audubon Society will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park, 4150 S Suncoast Blvd., Homosassa. The program will be "Birding in Panama," presented by Carlos Bethancourt. Bethancourt was born and raised in Panama and received formal training in ornithology at Georgetown University. He has enjoyed birding in the United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands. Mary, (352) 797-7874 or [email protected], or Linda, (352) 428-2629 or [email protected] Web: hernandoaudubonsociety.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: Homemade meatloaf dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $6; eat in or take out. Weekly events: Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays; wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Super Bowl Party, starting at 3 p.m. Feb. 5, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. A chili contest will be from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Those interested in competing can bring a pot of chili. Entries will be tasted and judged by everyone attending. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at 4 p.m., with a buffet dinner at 5 p.m. The dinner includes hamburgers, hot dogs, kielbasa, sauerkraut, chili, potato salad, macaroni salad, coleslaw, baked beans, cheeses, pepperoni, and various other trays and desserts. Game time is 6:30 p.m. Dress code is "nice casual." The public is welcome. The cost is $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Reservations required by Feb. 2. Dick Weichman, (352) 597-2535.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The speaker will be Dr. Jonadab Uzoho of Doctors at Home. His topic will be "Why Do Seniors Fall Down? . . . Prevention." Seating is limited; reservations are required. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
African-American Club of Hernando County: In-house Black History Celebration, 2 p.m. Feb. 2, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Rita Thomas will host a black history presentation. The annual Caribbean Carnival/Mardi Gras will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 18 at the Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. It will include steel band music by Dickie and Melvin, featuring Kokomo Chris. Tickets are $20. A cash bar will be available, but guests should bring their own snacks. (352) 835-7003.
Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. Club business and social activities will be discussed. All members welcome. Upcoming classes include: Windows 7 After the Basics (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Thursday; Hallmark Greeting Cards and Projects, 1 p.m. Thursday; All About Money, 7 p.m. Thursday; Skydrive and MS Web Apps, 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 8), 1 p.m. Friday; Gadget Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; PC Maintenance and Security, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 2 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.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Feb. 6, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests are welcome. Laverne, (352) 796-4657.
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. The chorus is rehearsing for its annual show, "Steamin' Down the River," which will be Feb. 18 at First United Methodist Church in Spring Hill. New members and spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Hernando County Young Republicans: Social hour at 6 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Beef 'O' Brady's at Barclay Crossing, 14387 Spring Hill Drive. Speakers will include Wilton Simpson, candidate for the Florida Senate, and Shirley Anderson, candidate for Hernando County supervisor of elections. The Young Republicans is open to registered Republicans ages 18 to 40. Annual membership is $15. Associate membership (for those 41 and older) is $25. (352) 585-6527.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 p.m. Monday , IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Meal ordered from the menu. Meetings are on the second, fourth and fifth Mondays of each month. Scott Edmisten, (352) 346-2515.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods pool house, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. Feb. 1, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Beth Zacharias from Eastside Elementary School will speak. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 30th anniversary dinner-dance, 5 p.m. Feb. 2, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Music by Short Notice. Tickets are $26 each. Diana, (352) 686-6055. Club members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Feb. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Valentine's Day will be celebrated with music provided by "Elvis." The dinner entree choice is pot roast or center-cut pork chop, served with roasted potatoes, vegetables, garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person. Note the entree choice on the check (payable to the club). Reservations required by Feb. 7; mail payment to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Membership is open to all former residents and spouses; annual dues are $10 per person. Louise, (352) 592-8821.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Two meetings are scheduled: 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 1, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The evening meeting is a new addition, to accommodate working and stay-at-home mothers. (352) 683-9666.
Suncoast Dance and Party Center: Dance, 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, 13383 County Line Road. Entertainment by Bob Kravos and the Boys in the Band, featuring polka king Walter Ostanek. The cost is $10 per person. (989) 768-0031.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Feb. 6, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. There will be a speaker from Florida Tax Advisors who will discuss income tax filing for 2012. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items. Upcoming events include: Meet for dinner at 2 p.m. Feb. 15 at Peck's Old Port Cove in Ozello; trip to Savannah and Jekyll Island, Ga., March 11-13. Membership is open to former residents and spouses; annual dues are $10 per person. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Polish-American Social Club: Polonia dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner will be served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. 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.