Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The speaker will be botanist Linda Curtis, who will discuss wetland plants. She will provide slides and information on various wetland plants that grow in swamps, marshes and the open water of Florida's lakes and channels. firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the site at www.hcfnps.org.
General Federations of Women's Clubs/Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, 131 S Main St. The cost is $6 for lunch. The program will be on conservation, presented by Gloria Nadeau. An upcoming Horse Races Game and Hee Haw Auction will be 2 to 5 p.m. March 28; contact Cherry Stettin for details, (352) 799-3801.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. An "Entertainment from Germany" show will be Friday. Doors open at 6 p.m.; the show and dancing will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Those attending may bring their own beverages. Advance tickets are $10 for members and $20 for guests; tickets purchased at the door are an additional $2 each. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include: The Vista Control Panel, 10 a.m. Monday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Amazing Sites on the Internet, 7 p.m. Monday; Digital Image Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Convert Records and Tapes to CDs, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Wednesday; The "Restore" Part of Backup and Restore, 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. www.hcc.org or (352) 592-0070.
Hernando Beach Club: St. Patrick's Day dinner-dance, March 13. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner includes corned beef and cabbage with all the fixings. Wear green and enter the Green Parade. Entertainment with Irish favorites and oldies will be provided by Vintage. Tickets are $10 for members, $14 for guests. Reservations are required; call Bunni, (352) 688-4976. Weekly events include TV sports event, card playing, pool and bar bingo at 4 p.m. on various Sundays. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for guests, with a cash bar available (nonmembers can participate in two dinners without joining club). Reservations are required by Wednesday. 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Call Gladys for details and reservations, (352) 597-2676. Visit the Web site at www.hernandobeachclub.com.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Weekly social dinners are offered on Wednesdays (for members and their guests only). Cocktail hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. New members welcome. (352) 596-4830. Members receive the benefits of being a chartered member of the Yachting Clubs of America, with reciprocity to other yacht and sailing clubs in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. Dock slips are also available to members; call dock master Gordon Meyers, (352) 200-8601. For membership and events, call Rear Commodore Jim Secrest, (352) 683-1545. To rent the club (for weddings, receptions and parties), call Commodore Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Visit the Website at www.hbyachtclub.com.
AARP Hernando County Chapter 1026: Noon Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd., in the private meeting room. This is a repeat of last week's meeting due to interest. The speaker is Jerry Fisher, program specialist for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association, who will present an overview on Alzheimer's disease, including signs and symptoms, stages of the disease, treatments available and the probability of developing Alzheimer's. Firm registration is required due to space limitations. RSVP to Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910.
Beta Sigma Phi International, Alpha Delta Beta chapter: 7 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. (352) 584-9064 or www.alphadeltabeta.org.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. March 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be an exhibit of specialty candies with Grandma's Candy Kitchen. The speaker will be Becky Miller from Georgia, who will discuss "Putting Together the Pieces of My Life." The Christian Women's Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. The cost is $13.50; a free nursery is available with advance requests. Reservations are required by Thursday. Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The program will be on crime prevention. Along with monthly meetings, club members participate in activities such as eating at a local restaurant and group travel. All former and current Illinois residents are welcome. Annual dues are $12 per person. Patricia Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Italian-American Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. There will be an Italian culture presentation by member Augie Trupia. He will speak about the many dignitaries, celebrities and famous Italians throughout history. Following the meeting, members and guests will play bingo. The annual pizza party is scheduled for April 4. Visitors are welcome; RSVP to Joe, (352) 799-5214, or Theresa, (352) 683-6712. Anyone interested is welcome to join; Italian heritage is not required. Annual dues are $20.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Scotto's Bistro, 6172 Commercial Way. Guests are welcome. Dinner will be available. Meetings are typically at noon Tuesdays, except for the first Tuesday of each month. Dana Cutlip, (352) 684-9137, ext. 202.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The dinner selection is corned beef or chicken. There will be entertainment and dancing. Call Barbara for reservations, (352) 683-1469. For membership, call Roseann, (352) 200-6289.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. March 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The entree choice is corned beef and cabbage or bourbon chicken, served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50. Entree choices should be noted on the check, payable to the Pennsylvania Club and mailed to: P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Reservations and payment must be received by Tuesday; no payment will be accepted at the door. Millie, (352) 688-8663.
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Board meeting followed by the general meeting, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, This week's classes include: Beginning Basic Computer, 9 a.m. Monday; Computer Cleaning and Security, 7 p.m. Monday; Using Excel for Spreadsheet Power, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Windows Vista Desktop, 9 a.m. Friday; Basic XP Desktop, 3 p.m. Saturday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 597-3632. Visit www.shtcc.net.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 9 a.m. Wednesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The Rev. Anthony Coppola will speak on the topic of "Your Living Will." Prior to the meeting, there will be a Mass and the rosary at 7:30 a.m. The spring craft sale will be from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 14 and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 15. A luncheon and show with Irish comedian Danny Justice will be at noon April 22 in Xavier Hall. Members can bring their spouses. Tickets are $18 and must be purchased by April 10. Lunch will be catered by John Mason. Prizes will be awarded. Call Alice for tickets, (352) 688-4766.
Wisconsin Club: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The social dinner will be 1:45 p.m. March 18 at Homosassa Riverside Resort for a river cruise and dinner. It is at 5297 S Cherokee Way, Homosassa. Membership is open to those who have lived or whose spouses have lived in Wisconsin at some time. Annual dues are $8 per person. Carol Zellmer, (352) 666-2974.
After 5 Connection: Designs of Spring Dinner", 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 9, Heather Golf and Country Club, 7406 St. Andrew's Blvd. The speaker will be Rebecca Miller from Donalsonville, Ga. Her topic: "Putting Together Pieces of My Life." The feature will be "Music of Your Life," provided by Mike and Lori Hafer. The cost is $10. Reservations are required by Thursday. Pauline, (352) 688-5687, or Marian, (352) 666-1256. The Spring Hill After 5 connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
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