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Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, followed by a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. and karaoke at 7 p.m. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit

Embroiderers' Guild of America: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Bring lunch. Mentors available for those who would like to learn how to stitch. (352) 666-8350.

Florida Native Plant Society: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road. Master Gardener Rita Grant, who is also a Native Plant Society member, will give a workshop on "Native Plant Propagation." This will be a hands-on program that will include planting seeds, cuttings, plant division and air layering. Web:

German-American Club of Spring Hill: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. A Heimatabend celebration will be held April 11. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. Music by Heinz and Sepp Diepolder. Open-faced sandwiches will be served. Tickets must be purchased in advance; $15 for members, $18 for guests. Call Lisa Yaskulski at number above.

Hernando Audubon Society: Field trip Saturday on Ecowalk trail at Crystal River Preserve State Park. Contact Eileen for details, or (352) 613-5289.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. The speaker is Tammy Heon, Hernando County director of tourism. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. Web:

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). The speaker is Steve Hopper. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web:

Hernando Beach

Hernando County Fishing Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The club arranges freshwater and saltwater fishing trips at discount prices, group outings at fishing piers and other locations, seminars on fishing techniques and other events. Rich, (352) 796-7711 or, or Rick, (352) 345-4390 or Web:

Spring Hill

AARP Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. The speaker will be attorney Grey Gay, who will discuss senior law. Reservations required. (352) 666-5483.

African-American Club of Hernando County: Meeting, 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Nominations for office positions will be accepted. (352) 686-2742 or (352) 686-7831. Caribbean Carnival, 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Featuring entertainment by Dickie and Melvin with Kokomo Chris, a Caribbean steel band. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for guests. (352) 666-4867 or (352) 835-7003.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Betty Smith of Sarasota will speak. There will be a raffle auction of cupcakes and other goodies. Lunch will include Cobb salad with rolls and butter, and strawberry shortcake for dessert. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Georgeanna, (352) 684-9265.

Hernando Computer Club: Garden committee meeting, 10 a.m. today, Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Open House and Newcomer Orientation, 10 a.m. Monday, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Light refreshments will be served. Classes starting this week include Get Started With Your Computer, Basic Microsoft Excel, What's New in Windows 8.1, Basic Photoshop Elements, Advanced Photoshop Elements, Advanced Excel, iPad, Basic Windows 8.1 and genealogy workshop. For a complete class schedule, visit or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Democratic Club: 7 p.m. today, Democratic Party headquarters, 3432 Deltona Blvd. Al Ambs, (352) 593-0417. Web:

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a white elephant sale. Annual dues are $12. Rich, (352) 688-8924.

National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees, Unit 87: 11:30 a.m. April 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Lawyer Chris Ann Hall will speak about constitutional law. Lynn, (352) 796-0477, or Gerry, (352) 684-4889.

Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. This class will be a lunch swap and mini workshop. Dottie, (352) 527-2778. Web:

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. The speaker is Iris W. Kleintop, a member of the Rosie the Riveter Club. In 1943, when she was 16, Kleintop worked at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio, repairing aircraft instruments until 1945, when the war ended. Robin, (352) 797-4645.

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. first Wednesday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave., Spring Hill. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie (727) 697-3734.

Weeki Wachee

Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building D, 10051 Country Road, north of Weeki Wachee. A Hernando County sheriff's deputy will give a crime report. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

Citrus County


Historical Novel Society, First Florida Chapter: 1 p.m. Saturday, Central Ridge Library, 425 W Roosevelt Blvd. Sarah Glenn will talk about how to sell a finished story to a publisher. Glenn is an author and editor for Mystery and Horror LLC, a publishing company in Tarpon Springs. Sarah Glenn, (727) 945-1064. Web:

Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email (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.

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