Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch at noon Sept. 14, followed by the business meeting. First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. The meeting will include an overview of the club's plans for the coming months. Louise, (352) 799-3160; Ingrid, (352) 277-3183; or Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. There will be open stitching while a group of members takes a class. Bring lunch. Membership is open to anyone interested in stitching, from experts to those who want to learn. Mentors are available. (352) 666-8350.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, American Legion Hall, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The program will be about where to find fall wildflowers in Hernando County, what species to look for and how to establish wildflower meadows at home. It will also include information about the Florida Wildflower Foundation's work to help counties promote the growth of wildflowers on their roadsides through targeted mowing and planting projects. Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085; email@example.com or visit hcfnps.org.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: "Welcome Back Dance," Friday, Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., with dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music provided by DJ Herb. Dress code is club casual. Guests can bring their own beverages. Advance tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests; tickets purchased at the door are an additional $2 each. For tickets, call Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. Web: germanclubspringhill.org.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Potluck salad luncheon, noon today, 131 S Main St. This will be a potluck salad luncheon. Members are to bring a salad. The cost is $3 for those who bring a salad, or $6 for those without a dish. The general meeting will be at 1 p.m. The program will be about education, presented by Caroline King. Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627. For clubhouse rental, call Grace Lesh, (352) 799-8033.
Hernando County Democratic Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Southern Pines Condos Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. Lynn Dostal, candidate for state House District 43, will discuss Citizens Insurance sinkhole rate increases. Harvey Martin, (352) 686-0686. Web: hernandodemocrats.us.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society/Hernando Past: 5:30 p.m. today, council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. After the business meeting, Carla Bradley will speak about a Seminole attack in 1856 on the Capt. Robert Bradley homestead in Hernando County. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society for Creative Anachronism: 7 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Writer Jill Svoboda will speak about Old and Middle English. This is a nonprofit, international organization that studies and seeks to re-create the best aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance with hands-on experiences. Deborah, (352) 799-6318 or sca.org.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Home Show Holiday Event, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 15, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. The first 50 guests will receive a free goody bag. Show participants include Mary Kay, Premier Jewelry, Scentsy, Tupperware, Partylite, Folk Art Windows, PRP Wine and others. A special feature will be author Gloria Lynn, who will be on hand with her new book. Bobbie, (352) 279-0528. Club meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Membership is open; boat ownership not required. Call Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Spaghetti-and-meatball dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. today, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. Includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs, a salad bar, garlic bread and spumoni (Italian ice cream). $6.50 per person. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: Arrive at 11:30 a.m., meeting at noon Monday. Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The topic will be "Alzheimer's ... An Overview." Identical meetings will be Sept. 20 and 28, both at Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Seating limited; RSVP to Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Members are to bring a covered dish to share. Members should note that while this meeting is on the second Thursday; future meetings will be on the first Thursday of each month. The "Oldies but Goodies" committee, headed by Wanda Parfitt, will present the fifth annual dance from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 22 at the SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. National recording artist Gwendolyn Battle and her band, Deep Pockets, will entertain. (352) 597-8098 or (352) 596-3694.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Ladies luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "Past and Present Treasures," presented by Jack and Tina Grandon of Trackside Treasures and Snacks in Istachatta. The inspirational speaker will be Carolyn Pruette from Hawthorne; her theme is "So I'm Not Miss America — Get Over It!" The menu will be trio salad and carrot cake. The cost is $13.50. Reservations required by Thursday; cancellations required by Sunday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Mary, (352) 238-9272.
Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: Noon Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome. Helen Villafane, (352) 688-3392.
East Linden Estates Homeowners Association: Board meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 14, 10263 County Line Road. The speaker will be Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, who will discuss changes at the Sheriff's Office. Those attending will have a chance to have their questions answered. Chuck Hoff, email@example.com.
Fantasy African Violet Club: Refreshments and social at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday. Partner's Club, behind Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.
First Hernando Republican Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Deerfield Clubhouse, 15471 Atwater Drive. The speaker will be Florida conservative radio talk show host Ed Dean. Dean also runs a media consulting company that specializes in small business media consulting and political consulting as a media and polling expert. There will be a question-and-answer period after his presentation. Refreshments will be served. Alan Setelius, (352) 585-6402.
Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The cost is $13; reservations required. Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735. The speaker will be Sue Rassner from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. She will discuss security issues of particular importance to seniors and steps to take to protect yourself against today's risks. All former Grumman and Northrop Grumman employees and their guests are welcome.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday; RSVP to (352) 686-0750. Upcoming classes include: Make a Photo Collage with Picasa, 1 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Thursday; Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa, 7 p.m. Thursday; Best Programs for Slideshows, 10 a.m. Friday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; and Graphics Fun with Colors and Shapes, 10 a.m. Tuesday. A webinar (online class), About Domain Names, Hosting and Website Making, will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday. To register, go to hernandocomputerclub.org/Webinar.html. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. (352) 442-1271. Web: hernandodemocrats.us.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. This is a nonprofit organization dedicated to youth service recognition, fundraising for scholarships for needy and deserving college students and special holiday events for special needs children, specifically at Moton Elementary School. Carol, (352) 683-7935.
Hernando Jazz Society: Big Band Bash (17th season kickoff), 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The Hernando Jazz All Stars will perform. The Sioux City Grill at the Wellington will offer a sandwich-and-soup buffet, which will include roast beef, turkey, ham and tuna sandwiches; fresh fruit; coleslaw; potato salad; chips and salsa; broccoli cheese soup; and mini desserts. The cost for the buffet is $6.99. A cash bar will be available. Admission to the event is free for society members, $9 for nonmembers. New members welcome. Nonmembers should RSVP to ensure admittance. (352) 666-6888, ext. 504.
Military Officers Association of America/Reserve Officers Association: Luncheon, noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Debbie Prescott of Habitat for Humanity. All commissioned and warrant officers, active duty, National Guard, reserve, retired and former officers and guests welcome. RSVP to (352) 666-9244.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railway Employees: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Jordan Baker from Conservative Christian Teens of America. All retirees and spouses are welcome. Lynne, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: Welcome Back meeting, 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Doughnuts and coffee will be served. Members are to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy, knitted baby caps, box tops for the Box Tops for Education program, coupons, school supplies and Campbell's soup labels. Membership is open to anyone interested in serving the community. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Bring chess set; club sets are available for use. Sets and clocks available for purchase. All levels welcome. The club has a free chess library. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual college scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 14, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7222. Web: ncquilders.org.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizen Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Volunteers are needed to become dispatchers and patrollers. (352) 683-5936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Tickets for the Halloween dinner-dance will be available for purchase. The event will be Oct. 22 at Heritage Pines Country Club, with music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys (costumes not required). Tickets are $25 each. New members welcome; you do not have to be Italian to join. Charlotte, (352) 688-9637, or Doreen, (352) 686-7479.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Brothers and Sisters Eve celebration, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Brothers bring Norwegian cakes, and sisters bring open-face sandwiches; those who don't bring food pay $5. Afterward, there will be a horse racing game. For suggestions on what to bring, call Jan, (352) 686-6538, or Gladys, (727) 868-6302.
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 3022: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. All Knights possessing a current 4th Degree membership card are welcome. (352) 686-9767.
St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish center, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership is open to singles and couples; annual dues are $5. The monthly luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 27. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. today, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Four entree choices are available; the cost is $17.99 each. The program will be "Fly Fishing in Local Waters," by Capt. Larry Roderick, a local guide and owner of Flats Slam Fishing Charters. Planning for an outing to New Smyrna Beach will be discussed. Guests and visitors welcome. Free fly-tying classes for members will restart soon; space is available for additional participants. Visit the website, tarponcoastflyfishers.shutterfly.com, for details and planned events for 2011. All TCFF members are required to belong to the Federation of Fly Fishers, an international organization based in Livingston, Mont. Roger Maler, (352) 293-3322 or email@example.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. today. Entertainment provided by All Stars, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday. 9/11 memorial, 9 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Elvis concert with Bill Lindsey vs. Kenn E. Grube, 7 p.m. Sunday; tickets are $10. (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
WAC Vets Hernando Chapter 97 (Women's Army Corps): 10:30 a.m. Saturday, American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd. (next to High Point). All service women past and present are welcome. Barb Miles, (352) 556-3315.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Guests of all ages welcome. New members welcome; annual dues are $15. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Wellington Republican Club of Hernando County: 3 p.m. today, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The speaker will be Blaise Ingoglia, chairman of the Hernando County Republican Executive Committee and assistant treasurer for the Republican Party of Florida. Kathy Hill, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Blvd. Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus is rehearsing for the Christmas concerts, which will include Christmas choruses from Handel's Messiah, as well as other pieces. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building D, 10051 Country Road. An updated crime report will be presented by Deputy Dustin Adkins, which includes a review of crime prevention activities in the Royal Highlands area. There will also be a discussion with Hernando County Judge Donald Scaglione. Area residents are welcome. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
Spring Hill, FL Saturday AM Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): "Sights and Insights" brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. The cost is $9. Sandy Barley will discuss the Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind, as well as the many aspects of visual concern. The speaker will be Ruth Warnick, a cardiac nurse from Lakeland, who will relate to broken hearts. Reservations and cancellations required by today. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Judy Kosh of Brooksville Health Center. Dine out at 4 p.m. Sept. 21 at Pueblo Viejo Mexican Restaurant. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
National Association of Social Workers, Nature Coast Unit: Unit planning lunch, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 17, the Boat House Restaurant, 1935 U.S. 19. The unit is for professional social workers who live in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. RSVP to Wendy Hall, email@example.com or (352) 527-0106.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p p.m. Dinner served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members, $13 for nonmembers. Mummers Show, Sept. 14. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. A hot lunch with dessert and coffee or tea will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. The show and dancing will be from 1:45 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $8. 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. Lunch will follow the meeting. (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.