German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. A dance featuring Austrian entertainer Anton aus Tirol will be on March 14 at the hall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $14 for guests; must be purchased in advance. Jack or Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. germanclubspringhill.org.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: The "Spring is in the Air" fashion show and luncheon scheduled for Saturday has been canceled. Dorothy Brims, (352) 596-3128, or Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801.
Hernando County Shrine Club: Italian dinner, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Menu includes antipasto salad, spaghetti with meat or marinara sauce, lasagna, bread, dessert and coffee or tea. $8 for adults; $6 for children. Larry, (352) 238-3806, or Jerry, (352) 610-4124.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. There will be a presentation on the upcoming Leadercast 2014. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
Spring Hill Camera Club: Roundtable discussion, 7 p.m. Monday, Bayfront Health Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. (352) 597-4549.
Hernando County Fishing Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The club arranges fresh and saltwater fishing trips, group outings, seminars on fishing techniques and other events. Rich, (352) 796-7711 or [email protected], or Rick, (352) 345-4390 or [email protected] hernandocountyfishingclub.org.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-8: 4340 Calienta St. Upcoming classes include: How to Read Your GPS, 9 a.m. to noon Saturday; $35. Suddenly in Command, 7 to 9:30 p.m. March 18; $10 (designed for passengers not usually at the helm, on what to do in an emergency). Call Mike Bollinger for auxiliary information, (813) 260-0655. For a free vessel check, call John Fahey, (352) 596-2823. Web: wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-15-08.
AARP Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Speaker is Debra Van Bemden, vice president at BB&T Bank, who will discuss senior fraud. RSVP to (352) 666-5483.
African-American Club: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. There will be a speaker from the NAACP. (352) 686-2742 or 686-7831.
Brotherhood Lodge 365: Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call for the meeting location. All Masons with a current dues card are invited. Visiting Masons welcome. Don Hixon, (352) 656-4778.
Fantasy African Violet Club: Refreshments at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partners Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.
Hernando Computer Club: Board meeting, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. Classes starting this week include: Get Started with Your Computer, 10 a.m. Wednesdays; Basic Photoshop Elements, 10 a.m. Thursdays; Advanced Photoshop Elements, 1 p.m. Thursdays; Introduction to Computer with Windows 8, 10 a.m. Fridays; iPad, choice of 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Fridays; Basic Windows 8, 1 p.m. Tuesdays. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule, visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Paul Douglas, [email protected] or (352) 428-0477.
Hernando County Democratic Club: 7 p.m. today, party headquarters, 3432 Deltona Blvd. Al Ambs, (352) 593-0417 or democraticclub.org.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Saturday Dance Fever and Disco Night, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Tickets $15; includes finger foods and water. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds benefit the scholarship and academic excellence awards program. Aurora Rice, (352) 848-1031, or Estela Nichols, (727) 242-3407.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Annual dues are $12. Anyone can join. Rich, (352) 688-8924.
Lois Club, Spring Hill Chapter: Annual luncheon, noon Tuesday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone with the name of Lois is invited. Those attending are asked to bring a wrapped gift, up to $5 in value, for a gift exchange game. Call for reservations. Lois Vega, (352) 796-1201 or [email protected], or Lois Gail, (407) 891-0781 or [email protected]
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 11:30 a.m. March 12, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A detective from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will speak about identity theft. Evelyn, (352) 796-0477, or Gerry, (352) 684-4889.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This will be the annual St. Patrick's Day dinner. Members are reminded to bring their community service hours as well as school supplies, used stamps and food donations. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner choice is corned beef and cabbage, or chicken. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes; call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Tickets must be purchased by Friday for "A Day at the Races," which will be March 16 at Tampa Bay Downs. The $25 cost includes a roast beef luncheon and clubhouse seating. Laura, (352) 684-7460, or Julie, (352) 686-3865. The March social will be at 5 p.m. March 12 at Inn on the Gulf, 6330 Clark St., Hudson Beach; Denise, (727) 862-3170, or Zina, (352) 688-9740. osianaturecoast2502.com.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 10:30 a.m. today, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The Evening Circle meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 4. Donations are being collected for the spring sale, which will be March 29 and 30; items may be brought to classrooms 5 and 6 (no clothing, televisions, computers or printers). For details, call Mary (352) 796-0550, or Kurt, (352) 684-1670.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Vintage will entertain from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The St. Paddy's Day Party with Southern Exposure entertaining will be March 15; tickets are $15. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398. vfwpost10209.webs.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St. A St. Patrick's Day Bash will be March 15. Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. (corned beef and cabbage); the Cotee River Band will entertain from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $9.50. For details, call (727) 856-1860.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building D, 10051 Country Road. A Hernando County sheriff's deputy will give an updated crime report for the Royal Highlands area. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
West Hernando Coin Club: Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Bruce Schneider, (352) 584-3163.
Buttonwood Bonsai Club: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Key Training Center, 130 Heights St. Club president "Bonsai Bob" Eskeitz will explain and demonstrate the art of training bonsai by correctly wiring and positioning the branches. Bob Eskeitz, (352) 587-4215, or Isaac Baylon, (352) 697-2493. buttonwoodbonsai.org.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] (put the club's name in email 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.