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Black Educators Caucus: 5 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Elementary School, 885 N Broad St. The caucus is an auxiliary of the Hernando Teachers Association. (352) 683-2766 or (352) 544-2714.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, followed by a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. Dinner is $5. St. Patrick's Dinner/Dance, March 12. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Menu choice is corned beef or shepherd's pie. Music provided by Music Maker. Tickets are $14 and must be purchased by Sunday. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Music Club: "Land Locked Cruise" Caribbean Adventure, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. Includes Kokomo Chris on steel drums, four-part harmony with the Pine Chords Quartet and other entertainment. Guests can sample Caribbean foods. Tickets are $15. The event is to benefit the scholarship fund. (352) 799-4029 or (352) 793-5697

Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. today at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379.

Florida Forever Back Country Horsemen: Dinner at 5:30 p.m. today followed by a meeting, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. At 7 p.m., Alison Griffiths and David Cruise will speak about their book, Wild Horse Annie. The local group is a chapter of Back Horse Country Horsemen of America, a national organization to keep lands open to equine. The chapter formed in 2007 and is the first Florida chapter. Another is now forming on the east coast. Visit the website at (352) 799-9272.

General Federation of Women's Clubs, Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. The cost for lunch is $6. The speaker is Marilyn Townsend, who will discuss public affairs. Guests welcome. RSVP to Phyllis Mlecka, (352) 796-2089, or Ora Williams, (352) 799-3834. Membership is open; call Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627.

German American Club: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; German heritage not required. A "German Entertainers" show featuring Anton and Heidi from Germany will be March 25. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Dance music will be provided by Sepp and Heinz Diepolder. Open-faced sandwiches served. Dress code is casual. Tickets are $13 for members, $20 for nonmembers; all tickets must be purchased in advance and are nonrefundable. (352) 688-3744.

Vegan Vegetarian Monthly Get Together: 11:30 p.m. Saturday, Get Healthy-Brooksville Natural Foods, 1254 S Broad St. (in the Winn Dixie plaza). This group is for vegans and vegetarians to meet up and share recipes, get tips on eating out, discuss challenges and other related topics. MaryJane, (352) 797-7402.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Property Owners Association: 7 p.m. Thursday, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. Speakers include Joanne Landry with Guardian Property Solutions and Dwayne Adams, owner of Contempo Salon Day Spa. Visitors and new members welcome.

Hernando Beach Women's Club: Noon March 9, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome. Pat, (352) 592-0831.

Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186. Web:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Spaghetti night, 4:30 to 7 p.m. today. Includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs along with a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian spumoni ice cream. The cost is $6.50 per person. Adult beverages available at the canteen. Steak night will be 6 to 8 p.m. March 12. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

African American Club: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. John A. Kile from Cruise One Travel Agency will speak. Invitations for the club's Black Tie Scholarship Banquet will be distributed soon. It will be May 28 at Silverthorn Country Club. Tickets are $50 each. (352) 596-3694.

British Connection: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. Audrey Stead, (352) 688-7821.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "Clowns Bring Joy," presented by Debbie Wiloman, also known as "Daisy Clown." The inspirational speaker will be Shirley Solid from Merritt Island, who will discuss "Clothesline Junkie Finds Peace in the Spin Cycle of Life." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Thursday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.

Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Club House, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. (352) 200-8895.

Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. (352) 796-1623.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Windows 7 — Watch, Listen, Learn Then Do It Yourself, 1 p.m. today (class 1 of 4); How to Use a Digital Camera, 7 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; MS Word and OpenOffice Writer, 1 p.m. Thursday; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. Thursday; Skype Messaging and Video Chatting, 10 a.m. Friday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; eBay and Selling Online with Craig's List and More, 1 p.m. Monday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Windows Movie Maker 2.6, 10 a.m. Tuesday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web:

Hernando County La Sertoma: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Restaurant, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. (352) 683-7935.

National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE): 11:30 a.m. March 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker is Barbara Sweinberg, who will discuss the opening of Crescent Community Clinic's Spring Hill clinic. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.

Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Following a short meeting will be show and tell and a raffle. The project is a wooden lid for a candy dish, in acrylic, taught by Darlene Derr. This is the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Artists. (352) 666-9091, (727) 857-1045 or (352) 249-7221. Web:

New Hampshire Club: Annual picnic, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 10, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. Free for members, $8 for guests. Those attending should bring a favorite dessert to share. Walt King, (352) 596-3578.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow the meeting. RSVP to Carolyn, (352) 684-6979.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Monthly social, 5 p.m. today, Blue Dolphin Restaurant, 8825 State Road 52, Hudson. Camille, (352) 684-2788. Thirtieth Anniversary semi-formal gala, 5 to 10 p.m. Sunday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Music provided by Frankie Dee New York Orchestra. Tickets are $35 for members and nonmembers. For tickets, (352) 650-1512 or (352) 263-7829.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: St. Patrick's celebration, 6:30 p.m. March 11, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There will be corned beef sandwiches, salads and desserts. The cost is $10; the public is welcome. (352) 596-2171 or (727) 846-1584.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1107 Commercial Way. The monthly luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. March 22. Membership open to singles and couples; annual dues are $5. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. (352) 683-1532.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 592-6419.

Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. There are four entree choices; the cost is $17.99 per dinner. The program will be salt water fly-fishing, with speakers Kyle Messier, area guide, and Daryl Seaton, owner of the Orvis-endorsed Nature Coast Fly Shop in Crystal River. Guests and visitors welcome. Free fly tying classes are ongoing for members; space is available. Roger Maler, (352) 293-3322 or Web: tarponcoast

Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. March 9, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The speaker is Jerry Johnson, graduate gemologist and local jeweler, who will speak on colored stones. (352) 397-8528 or (352) 205-6852.


Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. An updated crime report will be presented by Deputy Steve Sikalos, to review crime prevention activities in the Royal Highlands area. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

Spring Hill Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): "Wearin' O' the Green" brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon March 12, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Soloist Beth Olsen from Spring Hill will entertain. Guests are encouraged to bring Irish memorabilia and to wear something green. The speaker is Ann Combs from Clermont, who will talk about "Decisions, Decisions — How Can We Know How to Make the Right Decision?" The cost is $9 inclusive. Reservations required by March 9. Mary, (352) 593-4292 or Norma, (352) 686-6905.

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is pork loin or baked chicken, served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.


Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. (727) 372-0528.

Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail (put the club's name in e-mail subject line). Deadline for this news is two weeks before event or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price (if applicable) or contact person and phone number is missing. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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