Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch at noon today, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. At 1 p.m., Wiley McIlrath, owner of Bug-X, will discuss "What's Bugging Our Lawns and Gardens." The business meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183.
Brooksville Lions Club: 6 p.m. Monday, Country Kitchen restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. (352) 593-4063 or [email protected]
Hernando Audubon Society: Field trips — Crystal Spring Preserve, Friday; call Barbara Bowen, (727) 234-5804. Weekiwachee Preserve, Saturday; call Clay Black, (352) 592-4949. Circle B Bar Reserve, Jan. 17; call Wally and Lee Handeland, (352) 835-7050. Weekiwachee Preserve, Sparrow Drive, Jan. 19; call Clay Black, (352) 592-4949. Web: hernandoaudubon.org.
Italian-American Business Committee: Inaugural meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway. This is a new group, formed by the Order of the Sons of Italy in America Nature Coast Lodge 2502. Members from any lodge are welcome; nonmembers are welcome, but must eventually join a lodge. The committee will serve as an employment resource and networking group. RSVP to [email protected] Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023, or Vince Vanni, (352) 797-9199.
U.S. Submarine Veterans, Weeki Wachee Base: 1 p.m. Saturday, Marine Corps League Detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Robbie Roberts, (352) 592-5161 or (352) 428-3964.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St. There will be a demonstration by Janie Hewett, a representative of the Quiltcut2 system. There will also be a "fat quarter" exchange and a show-and-tell. Joyce, (727) 267-3801 or [email protected] Web: ncquilters.org.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. This is a temporary change in the meeting day; future meetings will be on the first Thursday of each month. (352) 686-2742.
Democratic Women's Club: Noon Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Helen Villafane, (352) 688-3392.
Florida Sewing Sew-Ciety, Sew Much Fun Chapter: 1 to 4 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Linda Roald of Sophisti-cat Designs will share some of her new handbag designs. Kathleen East, (352) 666-3066. Web: sewmuchfun.shutterfly.com.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday. RSVP to (352) 684-7171. For a list of upcoming classes, visit hcc.org. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill Clubhouse North, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Evelyn, (352) 684-0340.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a speaker from the Railroad Retirement Board in Tampa. Pensions will be discussed. Annual dues are $25 per couple or $15 per single. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. Volunteer day and night dispatchers and patrollers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or [email protected]
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Includes the installation of officers. There will be open-face sandwiches, coffee and cake. Elsie, (352) 666-2220, or Nellie (727) 846-1584.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. George Lytle, (352) 610-4925, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Michigan Club: Lunch at noon Thursday, Pizza Hut, 3003 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Club meeting, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Jan. 16, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Meet for supper at 4 p.m. Jan. 18, Bayport Inn, 4835 Cortez Blvd. The 35th anniversary celebration will be Jan. 24 at R Beach, 4054, Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach; cocktails will be at 4 p.m. and dinner at 5 p.m. Call Wanda for tickets, (352) 610-9293. For membership, call Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 686-7479.
West Hernando Coin Club: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Jack Iaci, (352) 688-4704.