Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 5, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. While groups of members take classes, there will be open stitching for the others. Bring a lunch. Mentors available for those who wish to learn how to stitch. (352) 666-8350.
Florida Native Plant Society: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. Jim Dennison will demonstrate the use of natural fabric dyes made from native plants. Dennison is a fiber artist who works in painting, quilting, sewing, embellishing, felting, printmaking, mixed media collage and eco-dyeing; visit his blog at dipandstain.blogspot.com. [email protected]; hcfnps.org.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: "Spring is in the Air" fashion show and luncheon, noon to 3 p.m. March 8, 131 S Main Sr. Tickets are $18. Fashions by Way-Classic Consignment Shop. Dorothy Brims, (352) 596-3128, or Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801.
Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Pam Murfey will discuss "Flight of the Dragonfly." Murfey is director of the Chinsegut Conservation Center. A field trip to Emeralda Marsh in Lake County is scheduled for Friday. Meet at 8 a.m. to drive and walk the 4.3-mile wildlife loop. Eileen Riccio, [email protected] or (352) 613-5289.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Tammy Brinker from the Hernando County Education Foundation. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
American Sewing Guild, Spring Hill Chapter: 1 to 3 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. All are welcome. Chris, (352) 556-3101.
Democratic Women's Club: Seventh annual Tribute to Women Brunch, 11 a.m. March 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The theme is "Hernando Treasures: Women in the Arts." Tickets are $40. Pauline Gallimore, (352) 596-3694; Beverly Brown, (352) 683-0323, or Jenny Skipper, (352) 684-5911.
Green Party of Hernando County: Green Screens showing of Oliver Stone's Untold History of the United States, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Directed and narrated by Stone, the 12-part documentary series was co-created with American University professor Peter Kuznick. Refreshments available. Free, but seating is limited. Jennifer, (352) 683-3151.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Saturday Dance Fever and Disco Night, 7 to 11 p.m. March 8, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Music provided by DJ Elmer. Tickets are $15 and include finger food and water. A cash bar will be available. Proceeds benefit the scholarship and academic excellence award program. Aurora Rice, (352) 848-1031, or Estela Nichols, (727) 242-3407.
Lois Club, Spring Hill Chapter: Annual luncheon, noon March 11, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone with the name of Lois is invited. Those attending are asked to bring a wrapped gift, up to $5 in value, for a gift exchange game. Call for reservations. Lois Vega, (352) 796-1201 or [email protected], or Lois Gail, (407) 891-0781 or [email protected]
Nature Coast Decorative Artists/Society of Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a special watercolor seminar with Louise Jackson. The seminar will be in two parts, with the second conducted on Sunday. Dottie, (352) 527-2778. naturecoastdecorativeartists.com.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. March 5, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This will be the annual St. Patrick's Day dinner. Members are reminded to bring their community service hours as well as school supplies, used stamps, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. March 6, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner will be corned beef and cabbage, or chicken. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes; call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: 10:30 a.m. March 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This will be the annual auction and bake sale to help raise money for the club. Members are asked to donate to either the auction or bake sale. Members may bring guests. All are encouraged to wear green for St. Patrick's Day. The dinner choice is corned beef and cabbage or swai basa Bostonian (fish). The cost is $14.50 per person; entree choice(s) should be noted on the check. Reservations are required by Tuesday. Send payment to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments at the door. RSVP to Lin at (352) 688-7788. Annual dues are $10; for club membership, call Sandy, (352) 544-0737. Call Barb for upcoming trips, (201) 341-8777.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership is open; you do not have to be Italian to join. Laura, (352) 684-7460, or Rose, (352) 600-9872. osianaturecoast2502.com.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 10:30 a.m. March 5, 5030 Mariner Blvd. For those unable to attend the morning meeting, the Evening Circle meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 4. Donations are being collected for the spring sale, which will be March 29 and 30; items may be brought to Classrooms 5 and 6 (no clothing, televisions, computers or printers). For details, call Mary (352) 796-0550, or Kurt, (352) 684-1670.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Visitors welcome. Several dinner selections available for $18.99. Free fly-tying classes are under way for members; space is available. Bobbie Cox, [email protected]; Roger Maler, [email protected], or (352) 293-3322.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include dinners and karaoke on Tuesdays, lunch and steak shoots on Wednesdays, dinner and entertainment on Fridays. Call for details, (352) 796-0398.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. An afternoon of lunch and entertainment is today. Doors open at 12:10 p.m., a spaghetti and meatball lunch will be served at 1 p.m., and entertainment by Carole (keyboard, autoharp and guitar) will be from from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] (put the club's name in email 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.