Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. St. Patrick's dinner-dance, Saturday. Cocktails at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6. The dinner choice is corned beef and cabbage or shepherd's pie. Music provided by Kevin Moglia. Tickets are $10 for members and guests. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Varied menu available, with prices from $4.25 to $5.75 (half price for children 12 and younger). (352) 596-2582.
Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge: The Clean Up Crew presents "Music Video Live" with Pab-Da-Lab, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, 510 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (352) 410-4108.
Hernando Audubon Society: Bird hike, 8:30 a.m. Saturday at McKethan Lake Park, off U.S. 41, north of Brooksville. Meet at the entrance. Ellen Ricchio, (352) 400-8732 or [email protected] Weeki Wachee canoe and kayak trip, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Meet at Hardee's on Commercial Way at Cortez Boulevard, Weeki Wachee. RSVP to Vera Huckaby, (352) 848-5776 or [email protected] Web: hernandoaudubon.org.
Hernando County Republican Executive Committee: 7 p.m. today, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Open to registered Republicans interested in becoming more involved. (352) 585-6402. Web: hernandorepublicans.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fish and shrimp dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Fish is $6, shrimp is $6.50 and combo dinners are $7.50. St. Patrick's Day celebration, 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday. Corned beef and cabbage dinners available for $8. (352) 596-9236.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Lighthouse: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. There will be praise and worship. Also, the Aglow board officers will be recognized. A slide show reflecting past Aglow activities will be shown. Group communion will conclude the event. The cost for breakfast is $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Richard W. Estabrook will speak on "A Recent Dig at Fort Cooper." Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Chapter members can help with your genealogy. Judy, (352) 583-9594.
Grumman Retiree Club: 11:30 a.m. today, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The cost for the buffet is $13. RSVP to Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735 or [email protected] The Sunset Quartet, the 2007 Senior Quartet champions, will perform.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For a schedule of classes, visit hcc.org. (352) 684-7171.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Mardi Gras celebration dance, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Featuring DJ Mandy Mambo. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Proper attire required. Guests can bring their own beverages. (352) 666-6848, (352) 340-5066 or (352) 592-8496.
Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel: Annual business meeting, 11:30 a.m. today, Timber Pines Country Club, off Commercial Way. Lunch will be served. RSVP to John Milne, (352) 397-5749.
National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, West Hernando Chapter: 1 p.m. Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The speaker will be county Commissioner John Druzbick, who will discuss small business problems facing Hernando County. Federal employees, retirees, spouses and others who are interested are welcome. Light refreshments served. (352) 683-4945.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. Speakers will include Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley, who is running for re-election; Don Stephenson, candidate for Pasco County School Board, District 2; and Shirley Anderson, candidate for Hernando County supervisor of elections. Maureen, (352) 597-6756. Web: naturecoast912groups.org.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m. with meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Bring your lunch and a nonperishable food donation. Bingo will be played. (352) 683-8752.
New York City Sanitation Retirees: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Refreshments served. A picnic is being planned for April 16 at Sam's on the Beach. (352) 596-9101.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The theme is "The Quintessential Artist Sings the Perfect Role." The public is welcome. [email protected] or naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Jeff Rundell will speak. Refreshments will be served. Visitors welcome. Membership is $17 a year. The vendor sale of orchids will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 24 and 25 at Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Doors open at 5 p.m. today with dinner at 6 and meeting at 7 today. Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $10 for members and $12 for guests. Cake and coffee will be served after the meeting. Gene, (352) 684-7460.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. today, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: Ladies Auxiliary's annual fashion show and luncheon, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 24, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Tickets are $15; proceeds benefit unmet needs of local soldiers and families, as well as youth essay scholarships. Kathy Alonzo, (352) 232-6409, or the post, (352) 796-0398.
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 [email protected] (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.