Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. A Christmas party for children will be on Saturday. Members can pick up a tag from the tree at the lodge (tags include whether the child is a boy or girl, and the age). Gifts should be dropped off at the lodge unwrapped, but accompanied with wrapper/paper and ribbons. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. for $5 per person. Karaoke will start at 6 p.m. (352) 596-2582.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: Christmas luncheon, 11 a.m. Dec. 20, Mallie Kyla's Cafe, 510 Liberty St. Visitors welcome. Reservations needed by Dec. 15. Judy, (352) 592-4814.
AARP Chapter 1026: "Meet and eat," 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be six menu choices, all priced at $5.99 (beverage not included). 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. Reservations required. Christmas party, 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16, Outlet Mall (south entrance), 3021 Commercial Way. Entertainment provided by Midlife Crisis, who will perform seasonal and other music. Food will be served. The cost is $8.50 per person. Reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Rose, (352) 688-5606.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: Christmas Banquet, 6 p.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The evening includes dinner, worship music and an inspirational speaker, Jim Pickens, who is the senior pastor at House of Faith Church in Hudson. His topic will be "It's a Wonderful Christmas!" The cost is $15 per person. Those attending can bring donations of baby items (optional), to be donated to the New Generations Ministry. RSVP to (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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 Thursday. Dolores, (352) 799-3735.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Dec. 16, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Barbara Whalin Makant, Florida State Regent, will speak. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.
Fantasy African Violet Club: 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Guests welcome. Refreshments served. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.
Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Club House, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. Volunteers are needed. (352) 200-8895.
Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Grace Presbyterian Women's Gathering: 1 p.m. Monday, fellowship hall, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Missionary Diane Ohlin with United World Mission will speak. Host will be the Naomi Circle. (352) 683-2082.
Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 16, Buffet City Restaurant, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Reservations a must. The cost is $13 per person, which must be paid in advance. RSVP to Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735 or email@example.com. There will be a Christmas program that will include Christmas songs by Sound by Design, a group of young barbershop singers. Donations of unwrapped toys will be collected for Toys for Tots. All Grumman or Northrop Grumman retirees and their guests invited. If any club member is sick, contact Bea Hall, (352) 686-9529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hernando Computer Club: Christmas party, 5 p.m. Monday. Includes a catered dinner, games and entertainment. Tickets are $15, and can be purchased at the club or on the website www.hcc.org. Upcoming classes include Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. today; What's New in Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. Thursday; PC Maintenance and Security, 10 a.m. Friday; MS Word 2007 and 2010, 1 p.m. Friday; Linux — The Free Alternative to Windows, 10 a.m. Monday; Selling Online, 1 p.m. Monday; Convert Records and Cassettes to Music CDs, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Skyping for Christmas, 1 p.m. Tuesday; and How to Use a Digital Camera, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171.
Irish American Club of Spring Hill: Christmas Luncheon, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Duke's American Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. There will be a choice of beef, chicken or fish. Members can bring a gift (optional) valued no more than $10 (label it for a male, female or either). RSVP to Pat Skelly, (352) 686-8872.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Web: kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesday, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Springstead High School Key Club induction of Jackie Agard, faculty advisor. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or saffron email@example.com. Website: www.springhillkiwanis.org.
Maine Club: Christmas dinner, noon Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Members are to bring their own place setting and coffee cup. (352) 592-0741.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees (NARVRE): 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a speaker from HPH Hospice. Members are reminded that 2011 dues are now due. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Easybridge session, 11 a.m. Thursday. Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984.
Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or email@example.com.
Opera Lovers Club: 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. There will be a potluck lunch. Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741. E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
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 the 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 Friday, payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Millie, (352) 688-8663.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizen Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Day and night patrollers and dispatchers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or email@example.com.
United Methodist Men: 6 p.m. Monday, 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.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Ruth Branson with Health Matters will give a presentation. The Christmas party will be at 4 p.m. Friday at Duke's American Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. The social night will be at 6 p.m. Dec. 16 at the Show Palace. The five-day Carnival Caribbean Cruise will be Feb. 7, out of Tampa. Annual dues are $8 per person. Carole, (352) 666-2974.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. General meeting, 12:30 p.m. Thursday; bring a covered dish. Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays (quarter games). (352) 596-3316.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is stuffed shells with meatballs or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
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Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. (727) 372-0528.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (put the club's name in e-mail subject line). Deadline for this news is two weeks before 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, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.