Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Dec. 13, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Shack, by William Young. A limited number of books are available at the library. Also, discussion questions are available at the library's front desk. No registration required. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Christmas party, Saturday. Hors d'oeuvres from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by dinner. Entree choice is spiral ham or chicken cordon bleu. Tickets are $12. Memorial service, 2 p.m. Sunday. This is the annual service in recognition of members who have passed away this past year. A light luncheon will follow. (352) 596-2582.
AARP Chapter 1026: "Meet and eat," 11:30 a.m. Dec. 9 at Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Jim McGrath, one of the chapter's insurance consultants, will speak about "Final Arrangements Insurance … An Alternative to Funeral Financial Plans." Nothing will be sold. Those attending can purchase the buffet meal at discounted price. Reservations are required. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Rose, (352) 688-5606.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 to 4 p.m. today, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Members are reminded to bring wrapped gifts for the Brooksville Head Start students; instructions for distribution of these gifts will be provided at the meeting. Irvin Homer, (352) 597-4677.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. today, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; you don't have to be German to join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
New Hampshire Club: Christmas party, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Bring an unwrapped toy. Walt King, (352) 596-3578.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186. Web: mcl1002hb.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 Men's Auxiliary: Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice, and coffee of tea for $6. Adult beverages purchased separately. (352) 596-9236.
82nd Airborne Division Association, Daniel S. Campbell All-Airborne Chapter: Noon Saturday, Dukes American Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. All troopers who served in any airborne unit is welcome. Ron Hurdel, (352) 688-4579.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Dec. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The special feature will be "Christmas Jingles," presented by keyboard/vocalist duo Mike and Lorri Hafer, who have been concert performers for more than 25 years. The inspirational speaker is Amy Peck, who will discuss "The Good Ship Lollipop." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Dec. 9. Dolores, (352) 799-3735.
Canadian Club of Spring Hill: 11 a.m. Monday, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. New members welcome. Bonnie Brown, (352) 596-6996.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. LaVerne, (352) 796-4657.
Hernando County Philippine American Association: Christmas party, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Dec. 11, SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Includes American and Filipino dishes and a special performance by the HCPAA Youth. Music provided by DJ Willie. There will be gifts and "surprises". Tickets are $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers, $10 for ages 6-16 and free for ages 5 and younger. Aurora, (352) 848-1031; Cobbie, (352) 666-5381; or Giezel, (352) 397-9730.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker is Dave Lambert with Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative. The meeting will include a vote on a restaurant to meet at the following Wednesday. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Irish American Club: Christmas party, 1 p.m. Dec. 14, Duke's American Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. Members pay for their own meals. Those attending can bring a gift, valued at no more than $10, and labeled for either a man or woman (optional). RSVP to Pat Skelly, (352) 686-8872.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesday, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker is Dr. Rodney Ackley from Ackley Dental Group, who will discuss various subjects pertaining to dentistry. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.springhillkiwanis.org.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. today, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For tickets and Christmas gift information, call Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Members meet for bowling at 11:30 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes; call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: Christmas Dinner-Dance, Dec. 17, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Cocktails (cash bar) at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., dancing to music of Fred Campbell until 10 p.m. Dinner choice is sliced chateaubriand, chicken marsala or stuffed grouper. Tickets are $30 per person. Reservations and checks required by Dec. 10, payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Millie, (352) 688-8663.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Juletrefest, 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner will be served, inclduing roast pork, mashed potatoes, gravy, surkal, rodkal, kalrabistappe, green beans, corn, lingoberries, apple sauce, riskrem, julekake, Norwegian cookies, tea and coffee. There will also be a children's program. Tickets are $15 for adults, $5 for ages 12-15, and free for ages 11 and younger. RSVP to Jan, (352) 686-6538, or Gladys, (727) 868-6302.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. today, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Ruth Brnason with Health Matters will give a presentation. The social night will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Show Palace. The Christmas party will be at 4 p.m. Dec. 10 at Duke's American Grill. The five-day Carnival Caribbean Cruise will be Feb. 7, out of Tampa. Annual dues are $8 per person. Carole, (352) 666-2974.
United Methodist Men: 6 p.m. Dec. 13, fellowship hall, First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. This is a pre-Christmas meeting and Ladies Night (women welcome). Entertainment provided by the Praise Band. Dinner will be served. Tickets are $10 per person. (352) 688-8520.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Prices vary from $2 to $4.50, with coffee, tea or juice included. (727) 863-2520.