Black Educators Caucus: 5 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Elementary School, 885 N Broad St. The caucus is an auxiliary of the Hernando Teachers Association. (352) 683-2766 or (352) 544-2714.
Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. April 18, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay. The discussion leader is Louise Allen. No registration required. Ask the library's front desk to reserve a copy of the book. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.
Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. today, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Debbie Bowers, owner of Needle Orts in Altamonte Springs, will show new threads as well as teach a class to members. There will also be a demonstration by member Ginny Smith on needle weaving. Guests welcome. Membership is open to stitchers of all levels and those wishing to learn. (352) 666-8350.
General Federation of Women's Clubs, Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. The program will be on United Way; the speaker is Kathy Jones. The cost for lunch is $6. Guests are welcome. The next board meeting will be 10 a.m. April 20. Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627. For clubhouse rental, call Grace Lesh, (352) 799-8033.
German American Club of Spring Hill: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. A Viennese Ball will be on April 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dancing to music by Alpen Diamanten from 7 to 11 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests (additional $2 per ticket if purchased at the door). Call Lisa Yaskulski at number above.
Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. today, council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Following a business meeting, Bill Rosst will speak about Mayan culture. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Spring Hill Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Brooksville Enrichment Center at Brooksville Regional Hospital, Suite 120, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Bill, (352) 556-3708. Web: springhillcameraclub.org.
82nd Airborne Division Association, Daniel S. Campbell Chapter: Picnic, 2 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Linda Pederson Park, Shoal Line Boulevard. Members, family and friends are invited. There will be a brief meeting at the picnic. Members are reminded to bring toothbrushes for troops. RSVP to Ron Hurdel, (352) 688-4579, by Friday afternoon.
Hernando Beach Property Owners Association: 7 p.m. Thursday, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. Speakers include county Commissioner Wayne Dukes and Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program Director John Korycki. Visitors welcome. Valerie Shelter, (352) 592-1592.
Maine Club: Annual picnic, 11:30 a.m. Friday, Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. Members are to bring their own place settings, a salad or dessert and something for the auction. The club will provide hot dogs and condiments. (352) 592-0741.
African American Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. There will be a speaker who will discuss financial planning. Tickets are available for the annual Scholarship Banquet, which will be May 28 at Silverthorn Country Club. Tickets are $50. (352) 596-3694. Web: aac-hc.net.
British Connection: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Those from the United Kingdom are welcome. RSVP by Monday. Audrey Stead, (352) 688-7821.
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 is "Jewels by Park Lane," presented by Gloria Richardson. The inspirational speaker is Kathy Baarman from Fort Pierce; she will discuss "How I Found True Freedom in America." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Thursday. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.
Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: Noon Friday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Guests welcome. (352) 688-3392.
First Hernando Republican Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Deerfield Clubhouse, 15471 Atwater Drive, south of Brooksville. The speaker will be Don Barbee, chief prosecutor for the Hernando County State Attorney's Office, who will present "Why Isn't That Guy In Jail (and everything else you wanted to know about criminal justice in Hernando County)?" Refreshments will be served. Alan Setelius, (352) 585-6402.
Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Clubhouse, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. (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. The program will be "Encouragement," presented by the Rev. Chet Okopski. The Dorcas Circle will host. (352) 683-2082.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday (newcomers will be called for confirmation). Upcoming classes include Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa, 7 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Setting Up a Home Network, 10 a.m. Thursday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Getting Started with Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 2 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Selling Online, Take Good Pictures and Setup PayPal (class 1 of 3), 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Windows 7 After the Basics (class 2 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Easter Sunday "Picnic in the Park," 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. Free burgers, hot dogs and soda. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. There will be games, music, prizes, karaoke and dancing. Aurora Rice, (352) 848-1031; Cobbie Atienza, (352) 666-5381, or Giezel Tadlip, (352) 397-9730.
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.
Michigan Club: 1 to 3 p.m. April 13, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Supper at the Country Kitchen (20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville) will follow the meeting. Lunch at Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way, will be at noon April 14. The annual breakfast in the park will be April 27 at Anderson Snow Park; the cost is $5.50. E-mail to email@example.com.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees (NARVRE): 11:30 a.m. April 13, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Dave Lambert from Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative will speak. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. There will be a speaker from Metro Crime Prevention. Dessert will be served. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy, knitted baby caps, Box Tops for Education, coupons and Campbell Soup labels. Membership is open. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Following a short meeting will be dinner and dancing. Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11:30 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Call Marge, (352) 686-8015.
New York State United Teachers, Teacher Retirees in Florida — Nature Coast Unit: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 13, Boston Cooker Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Lunch can be ordered before the meeting. All NYSUT professionals, including teacher retirees and health care retirees, who live in Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties are invited. Several TRIF members will present a travel log of their "Greatest Foreign Adventures." B.J. White-Meyers, (727) 869-7896, or Tom Smith, (352) 683-9423.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Volunteer dispatchers and patrollers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or scrimewatch@ tampabay.rr.com.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social, 5 p.m. today, Argento's Italian Bistro, 15925 U.S. 19, Hudson. Camille, (352) 684-2788.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Easter celebration, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a potluck supper, Easter bonnet contest and parade. The public is welcome. Elsie, (352) 666-2220, or Nellie, (727) 846-1584.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: General meeting, 9 a.m. today, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Mass and Rosary will precede the meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the church. The meeting will include the election of officers. The program will be "A Day at the Races." (352) 683-9666.
St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1107 Commercial Way. The luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. April 26. Membership is open to singles and couples; annual dues are $5 per person. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays in the parish center. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. April 13, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Ralph Barber, (352) 397-8528 or (352) 205-6852.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. Hernando County Sheriff's Detective Mike Little will speak. Also, Deputy Steve Sikalos will present a special updated crime report, to review crime prevention activities in the Royal Highlands area. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
Spring Hill Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. The cost is $9 inclusive. Joyce Fowler of Joy Orchids will have a colorful display of tropical varieties and will explain how to care for them. Some orchids will be available for purchase. The speaker is Betty Smith from Sarasota, who will discuss a "Kaleidoscope of Hope." Reservations required by today. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is baked meatloaf 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, $13 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. 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.