Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Steak shoot, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Members and guests will have an opportunity to win steaks in this bingo-type card game. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. for $5. (352) 596-2582.
Embroiderers Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: The group has a new meeting location. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The program is "Three-Dimensional Ornaments" on paper canvas. Guests welcome. (352) 596-1415 or (352) 621-6680.
Free and Accepted Masons, Hernando Lodge No. 97: 7:30 p.m. Monday, 515 S Main St., Brooksville. Lodge of Instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Richard Trout, (352) 238-9596.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Salad luncheon at noon Wednesday, with general meeting at 1 p.m., 131 S Main St. The cost is $3 for those who bring a dish and $6 for those without. RSVP to Joan, (352) 796-8224. Guests welcome. For membership, call Cherry, (352) 799-3801. For hall rental, call Grace, (352) 799-8033.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. There will be a Hawaiian Night dance Sept. 11 at the Shrine Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., hors d'oeuvres buffet from 6 to 6:45 p.m., and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Those attending may bring their own beverages. Advance tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests; at the door, tickets are an additional $2 each. Jack and Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Pinochle is offered from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $3, which includes lunch and prizes. Visitors and new members are welcome. Linda, (352) 573-7696.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. After dinner, there will be a speaker. Visitors welcome. Joan Lynch, (352) 686-8180.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. John Ehlenbeck, [email protected] ofamerica.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Richard Trump, secretary, (352) 796-1143.
Hernando Beach Property Owners Association: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. There will be discussion of the recently formed Coastal Hernando Initiatives Program, which is a collaborative effort between Hernando Beach residents and Hernando County government to make improvements in the area. Under consideration by the program are road and drainage improvements, fire hydrants, fire protection, construction of a boardwalk along Shoal Line Boulevard and enhanced street lighting on Shoal Line. (352) 754-4002.
AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: Noon Sept. 10, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Speakers include Shannon Gardner of Florida Tax Advisors, who will speak on several topics pertinent to seniors, and Kera Evans, an elder law attorney for Florida Tax Advisors, who will address senior issues, such as power of attorney. A complimentary meal will be provided after the presentation. Seating is limited; reservations required. RSVP to Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910. Nonmembers welcome; the cost to join the chapter is $4 a year.
Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Delta Beta Chapter: 7 p.m. Friday, Starbucks, 13165 Cortez Blvd. This is a women's friendship group. Meetings are on the first Friday of each month. Visit www.meetup.com/alpha-delta-beta/.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The presentation will be "Makeup Techniques for Today's Woman," presented by Amy Baldwin, an airbrush makeup artist. The inspirational speaker will be Linda Moore of Gainesville, who will discuss "When the Going Gets Tough, is Shopping Enough?" The group is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. The cost is $13.50. Free child care available with reservations. All reservations required by Thursday. Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Fourth Year Anniversary Ball, 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 12, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Entrees include steamship round of beef, Italian herb-roasted chicken breast, garlic baked salmon with dill and steamed vegetables. The menu includes an appetizer and salad bars, and desserts. Tickets are $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Aurora Rice, (352) 848-1031, Cobbie Atienza, (352) 666-5381, Giezel Tadlip, (352) 397-9730 or Maria Busque, (352) 686-2646.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Mondays, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a women's a cappella chorus. New members welcome; experience is not necessary. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Elliot Smith will present a "mystifying" program. Former and current Illinois residents and their partners are invited to join or come as a guest. Annual dues are $12 per person. Patricia Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Italian-American Club: Noon Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Membership is open; Italian heritage not required. Annual dues are $20. Joe, (352) 799-5214, or Theresa, (352) 683-6712.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Scotto's Bistro, 6172 Commercial Way. Lunch is available. Guests are welcome. Bev Reso, (352) 382-2372 or Richard Sanvenero, (352) 688-4858.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a short meeting, skill-building demonstration and the monthly project. The project, taught by Jeanette Seese, will be painting foxgloves on a thermometer. Andi, (352) 666-9091, Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221.
Nature Coast Orators Club/Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital (in the room behind the cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. The group helps improve communication skills, both personally and professionally. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: Welcome-back meeting, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mariner United Methodist Church, Van Dyken Building, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a new meeting location. Members are to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy, knitted baby caps and used greeting cards. The group will also be collecting school supplies at the September and October meetings. Ron, (352) 592-9856.
Out-N-About Singles: Calendar planning and social, 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Members gather for coffee and conversation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunkin' Donuts, 13179 Cortez Blvd. This is a singles club for ages 30-60. (352) 797-6116 or send e-mail to [email protected]
Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853, or Carol McElroy, (352) 684-6840, or Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: Lunch meetings, noon Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Guests are welcome. Brooks Edwards, (352) 666-4107, or Josh Kelly, (352) 684-0313. Visit the Web site at www.shcrotary.org.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Open meeting, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The rosary and Mass at 7:30 a.m. will precede the meeting. (352) 683-9666.
Wisconsin Club: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone who has lived in Wisconsin at some time qualifies for membership. Annual dues are $8 per person. Carol Zellmer, (352) 666-2974.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Weeki Wachee 4372 Aerie and Auxiliary: Labor Day Carnival, 1 p.m. Saturday, 8263 Cortez Blvd. There will be games, prizes, raffles, entertainment and food. Open to members and their guests. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 and younger, which can be purchased at the aerie or at the door. (352) 597-1586.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Quality Inn, 6172 Commercial Way. A buffet dinner will be served at about 6:30 p.m.; the cost is $12.50 per person, which includes tax and tip. For those interested, an intermediate-level casting demonstration and instruction will precede the meeting at 5 p.m. at the rear of the hotel. This marks the group's first anniversary. There are nearly 50 members, which is the intended membership cap. Those interested in joining should apply immediately. Contact Roger Maler at [email protected]
Polish-American Social Club: Pasta Day Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner will be served from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Pasta (several varieties) with meatballs will be available. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:30 to 5 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.
Filipino-American Social Club of Hernando and Pasco: "Big Bash" Fundraising Dinner-Dance, 5 to 10 p.m. Sept. 12, Regency Park Banquet Hall, 10240 Regency Park Blvd. This is a potluck event. Participants are to bring a dish. Entertainment will be DJ Jerry Matos of First Class New York DJ Entertainment Service, who will play pop, Latin, ballroom, disco and requests. There will be door prizes and raffles. The cost is $12 per person; children 12 and younger admitted free. Clovis Cayunda, (352) 346-7935; Anna Slaten, (352) 382-4015; Glyen Terborg, (727) 376-3680, or Nena Schwartz, (727) 992-5492.
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 [email protected] 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.