Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The rice stitch will be featured. Kits for the project will be available for purchase. Guests are welcome. (352) 666-8350 or (352) 621-6680.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, American Legion Hall, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker is Brian Akers, a biologist, researcher and author who specializes in fungi. His topic is "Mushrooms in Our Midst." The public is welcome. firstname.lastname@example.org or www.hcfnps.org.
German American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Friday. "Entertainers from Germany", March 4, featuring singers and musicians from Germany. Advance tickets $10 for members, $20 for guests; an additional $2 each if purchased at the door. All meetings and events are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Jack or Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
Hernando Audubon Society: Doors open at 7 p.m. today, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Coffee and baked goods served before the meeting, which starts at 7:15 p.m. The program is "Failure of Our Wetlands Policy," presented by Craig Pittman, co-author of Paving Paradise, an award-winning newspaper series. Pittman is one of two reporters with the St. Petersburg Times who chronicled how federal rules meant to protect the nation's wetlands have created an illusion of protection, while still allowing thousands of acres to be filled in and paved over. Andy Maywalt, (352) 686-8195 or email@example.com
After 5 Connection: "Putting on the Green Dinner", 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 8, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. The speaker is Marilyn Nase of Tallahassee, who will discuss "Who is In Control?" The feature is "The Doll Lady" Viola Diedrichs of Spring Hill, who makes miniature doll house furniture and dolls. The cost is $13 inclusive. Reservations required by March 4. The After 5 Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. RSVP to Irma, (352) 684-4547 or Marian, (352) 666-1256.
American Sewing Guild, Spring Hill-Sew Smart: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The program will be presented by Chris Belisle, who will demonstrate your personal pattern fitting. Bring a pattern (preferably not pants) that has been cut out and pressed. Bring paper, scissors, a roll of removable tape, pins, a pen or pencil and a sheet of plain wrapping tissue. New members and guests welcome. Pat Conkle, (352) 293-3834.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Noon to 1:30 p.m. March 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The presentation will be "Natural Beauty Essentials," presented by Criss Holzaepfel with Woodapple Farms, makers of Handmade Goat's Milk Soaps. The inspirational speaker is Marilyn Nase, former go-go dancer from Tallahassee; her theme is "Who is In Control?" The cost is $13.50. Free childcare with advance reservations. All reservations required by March 4. The Christian Women's Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216.
Canadian Club of Spring Hill: Noon Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Lunch will follow the meeting. New members welcome. Bonnie Brown, (352) 596-6996.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Open Office, 1 p.m. today; E-Frame Guide, 7 p.m. today (by appointment only); Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa 3.6, 10 a.m. Friday; PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. Friday; Printshop, 10 a.m. Monday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; TurboTax (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Restaurant, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. New members needed. The Tea and Auction Scholarship Fundraiser is scheduled for April 24. Cris, (352) 397-4304.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. March 5, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a speaker from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, who will discuss the park's history and the qualifications to become a mermaid. Annual dues are $12. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Irish American Society of Hernando County: 1 to 4 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Coffee and cake served. Mardi, (352) 683-4729.
Michigan Club: 1 to 3 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. George, (352) 688-4198.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. March 4, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The meeting is followed by dinner with a choice of entree, and live dance music. Dinner is $10. RSVP to Barbara, (352) 683-1469, or Carolyn, (352) 684-6979.
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Using TurboTax (class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. today; Basic Digital Photography Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. Thursday; Basic Windows XP and Vista, 3 p.m. Saturday; Basic Windows, 9 a.m. Monday; Movie Maker, 7 p.m. Monday. The Board of Directors meeting will be 6 p.m. March 3, followed by general meeting at 7. After, there will be a program on Windows 7 at 7 p.m. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 597-3632. Please visit www.shtcc.net.
West Hernando Coin Club: 6:45 p.m. March 8, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. An educational lecture on foreign coins will be presented by Bernard Bathauer. Includes refreshments, speakers, door prizes and auctions. Children and beginning collectors welcome. Vincent, (352) 678-7769.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events include: Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, donut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6-8:30 p.m.; prices vary $6.50-$8. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; packages start at $10. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $9.50-$11. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner will be served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to 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 (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is two weeks before your 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 about the Clubs column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.