Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. Chapter president and nationally certified teacher Ginny Smith will teach a class that includes blackwork and creative use of threads and beads. Membership is open; the group works with all types of needlework, including cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel and surface embroidery. (352) 596-1415.
General Federation of Women's Clubs/Brooksville Woman's Club: Salad luncheon at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, 131 S Main St. The cost is $3 for those who bring a dish or $6 for those who do not bring a dish to share. The meeting will include an education program by chairman Barmell Dixon and a leadership program by Mary Elizabeth Preston. Guests welcome. Joan Sherman, (352) 796-8224. For membership, call Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801; for clubhouse rental, call Grace Lesh, (352) 799-8033.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 Brooksville Ave. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.
Hernando Beach Club: The club offers dinner at 6:30 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for guests; reservations are required by Wednesday. A cash bar is available. Nonmembers can participate in two dinners without joining the club. Also, a Games Night is offered at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Mondays of the month, and bar bingo is offered at 4 p.m. various Sundays. The club is at 3145 Flamingo Blvd. For information or to RSVP for a dinner, call Marie, (352) 596-9708. Web site: www.hernandobeachclub.com.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Dinner, dancing and karaoke for members and guests, starting at 6 p.m. Saturday with music by Annie Klein. Dinner is at 6:30 and includes beef brisket with gravy, spaetzle, salad, vegetable and dessert. Tickets are $9 for members, $10 for guests. For tickets, call (352) 596-4830. 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. Web site: www.hbyachtclub.com.
After 5 Connection: Lazy Daze of Summer Dinner, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road. Pamela Tolson will speak on her "Roller Coaster Life." She will also sing special music. The cost is $13. Reservations required by Wednesday. After 5 Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Jan, (352) 684-3650, or Marian, (352) 666-1256.
Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Delta Beta Chapter: 7 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. (352) 584-9064. Web site: www.alphadeltabeta.org.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Noon to 1:30 p.m. June 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Musical Melodies will be presented by Pamela Tolson of Gotha. She will also be the inspirational speaker; her topic is "A Roller Coaster Life." The cost is $13.50. Free child care available. Lunch and child care reservations required by Thursday. Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216. The Christian Women's Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.
Filipino-American Social Club of Hernando and Pasco: Traditional Philippine Fiesta to celebrate Philippine Independence Day, 2 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road. The buffet dinner's main course will be chicken marsala and sweet and sour salmon fillet. Dance to music by DJ Willie and watch a cultural dance troupe perform. Tickets are $35 for adults, $15 for kids 13 and younger. Dress is semiformal or native costume. Call (352) 684-9252, (352) 556-3968, (352) 397-8303, (727) 376-3680, (727) 781-8922 or (727) 992-5492.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a "white elephant" auction. Members are to bring something wrapped to be auctioned. Membership is open to all former and current Illinois residents and their spouses. Along with monthly meetings, members eat at local restaurants and go on fun road trips. Annual dues are $12. Patricia Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Italian-American Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Members will be treated to a free ice cream social. There will be bingo after the meeting. Visitors are welcome. Membership is open; you do not have to be Italian to join. Annual dues are $20. Joe, (352) 799-5214, or Theresa, (352) 683-6712.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner is available for $12 (choice of eight entrees), which includes tax and gratuity. This is the first meeting of the newly formed club; new members are welcome. Meetings are on the second and fourth Monday of each month. Dana Cutlip, (352) 684-9137. Web site: www.kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. The project will be an etched design on a heart-shaped candy dish and floral-painted cover, taught by Vicki Alley. The group is the local chapter of the National Society of Decorative Painters. Charlene, (352) 596-5561, or Andi, (352) 666-9091.
Out-N-About Singles: Gather for coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin Donuts, 13179 Cortez Blvd. This is a singles club for ages 30-60. (352) 797-6116 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Day and night patrollers and dispatchers are needed. Those wishing to volunteer or learn more about the group are invited. (352) 683-5936.
Spring Hill Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). There will be a presentation on macro shooting; bring equipment. Strat, (352) 684-1850. Web site: www.springhillcameraclub.org .
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are invited. Jim, (352) 592-6419. Web site: www.geocities.com/suncoastshipmodelsociety/.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Quality Inn, 5316 Commercial Way. A buffet dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.; the cost is $12.50 per person (includes tip and tax). Russ Hampton will give a presentation on fly fishing in Mexico for marlin and finding fish in South Florida canals. Also, free fly-tying classes have begun for members. All members are required to belong to the Federation of Fly Fishers, an international organization based in Livingston, Mont. Send e-mail to Roger Maler at email@example.com.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Those interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting) are invited. The group includes novices to masters. Guests of all ages are welcome. Membership is open; annual dues are $15. Membership includes a monthly newsletter. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Wisconsin Club: 2 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This will be the final meeting of the season. There will be an ice cream social. Membership is open to anyone who has lived in Wisconsin at some time and their spouses. Annual dues are $8 per person. Carol Zellmer, (352) 666-2974.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is roast beef or baked chicken, to be served from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers and guests. Proper dance attire is requested. A full-service bar will be available. To guarantee menu choice, make reservations. Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for Clubs is seven working days before your meeting or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price, if applicable, or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.