Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday; karaoke will start at 6 p.m., with "wings and things" available. Weekly events: bingo, 4:30-10 p.m. Thursdays; food available. Pizza and wings, in the lounge, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Dinner-dance, 5 p.m. Fridays; dinner choice is half a baked chicken, country fried steak, fried Alaska pollock, fried shrimp and a weekly special; the cost is $10 plus tax; music provided by Take Two. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. June 20, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is Elegance of the Hedgehog, written by French novelist and philosophy professor Muriel Barbery. The discussion leader will be Sue Loveday. New members welcome. No registration required, but copies of the book are limited. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.
Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. today, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions. (352) 796-4379.
Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. Learn about the Christian heritage of the nation, the founding principles of the U.S. government and how to impact the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. A group of members will be taking a class, but there will be open stitching for all others. Bring a lunch. Beginners welcome; 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 "Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife," presented by Craig Huegel, managing ecologist with Ecological Services Associates. He will draw on his expertise as both a gardener and a professional wildlife biologist to explain how to create an attractive landscape that invites wildlife to your yard. Also, Huegel's book, Native Plant Landscaping for Florida Wildlife, will be available for purchase. Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085; e-mail to [email protected] Web: hcfnps.org.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: 11 a.m. today, 131 S Main St. Includes Mary Kay Pamper Time, by Annie Hetherington. A Day at the Horse Races will follow, then an ice cream social. Members should bring a sack lunch. Guests welcome. Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627. This will be the final meeting before summer break; meetings resume in September. For hall rental, call Grace Lesh, (352) 799-8033.
Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. today, council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. After the business meeting, guest speaker Sophie Diaz-Fonseca will discuss historic structure preservation. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected]
Society for Creative Anachronism: Business meeting, 7 p.m. June 9, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, 17222 Hospital Road. This is a nonprofit organization that seeks to re-create the best aspects of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Visitors welcome. Deborah, (352) 799-6318. Web: sca.org.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186. Web: mcl1002hb.org.
African American Club: Club meeting, 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. A Father's Day celebration is being planned. This is the final meeting of the season; meetings will resume in September. R. Jerome McNealy, (352) 835-7003. Web: aac-hc.net.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. June 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The inspirational speaker will be Ann Parrish of New Smyrna Beach; her theme is "Learn How to Hide Under an Umbrella in Your Nightshirt." The cost is $13.50. Reservations required by June 9. Mary, (352) 238-9272, or Jan, (352) 556-4658.
Filipino-American Social Club: Philippine Independence Day Fiesta, 6 to 11 p.m. June 11, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. A full-course buffet dinner will be provided, as well as Philippine lechon (whole roasted pig). Also, Philippine delicacies will be served, along with coffee and tea. The Philippine Cultural Dance Troupe will entertain. Music for dancing will be provided. Tickets are $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers, $15 for children ages 5-13 (special children's menu available). Glyen Terborg, (727) 376-3680; Lisa Asupan, (352) 666-7686; Clovis Caynda, (352) 346-7935, or Mabuhay Asian Foods, (352) 683-0344.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Working with Files and Folders, 10 a.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics, 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows Movie Maker, 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Video Chatting with Skype, 10 a.m. Monday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Website Construction 7, 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. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Green Party: "Green Screens" showing of Whaledreamers, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The 2008 documentary was produced and narrated by Julian Lennon, with screenwriter/director Kim Kindersley. It offers a glimpse into an ancient tribal culture and includes extensive underwater footage. Complimentary refreshments will be available. Early arrival is suggested, since the film starts promptly at 6. E-mail to [email protected]
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. A professional belly dancer will entertain. There will be a vote on a restaurant for the June 8 meeting. Coffee and dessert. Membership is open; annual dues are $12. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Italian-American Club of Hernando County: Ice cream social party, 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Coulton Building, 2301 Deltona Blvd. The ice cream social is free for members, $2 for guests. The regular meeting will follow the party. Coffee and pastry will be served after the meeting. This will be the last meeting before summer break; the next meeting will be Sept. 3. Theresa, (352) 683-6712, or Lucy, (352) 686-6294.
Military Officers Association of America/Reserve Officers Association: 11:30 a.m. June 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Brigadier Gen. Scott Hartsell, who will discuss TRI Care and TRI Care for Life. Reservations required. (352) 666-9244.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a short meeting, show and tell, and a birthday raffle. The project is a wood cut-out wine bottle attached to a chalk board, taught by Lois Owens in acrylic. Andi, (352) 666-9091; Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221. Web: ncda-artist.com.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 4244 Mariner Blvd. There will be an ice cream social and an auction. This will be the final meeting until September. 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's 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. This will be the last meeting for the season. Donations of nonperishable foods will be collected for the needy. Bowling will continue at 11:30 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Marge, (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. June 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Entree choice is sliced sirloin or baked ham, served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person (note entree choice on check). Reservations required by Tuesday, with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payment will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663. Entertainment will be provided by Vintage. Donations of nonperishable foods will be collected for People Helping People. For membership, call Jane, (352) 848-0110.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Monthly social, 5 p.m. today, Boston Cooker Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Camille, (3520 684-2788.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. All interested modelers welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Spring Hill, FL Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): "Summer Fun Fitness" Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon June 11, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Personal trainer and wellness coach Jane Elliott of the Fun Fitness Factory will offer a way to feel better and look your best. She is the author of Healthy for Life. The inspirational speaker will be Amy Peck of Madiera Beach, who once believed she lived on the "Good Ship Lollipop;" she will discuss a nautical journey of winds, swells and calm waters. The cost is $9. Reservations required by June 8. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. After the meeting, there will be an ice cream social and entertainment by vocalist Louie Fortunato. This will be the last meeting of the season; the next meeting will be Sept. 5. A social night will be at 4 p.m. June 15 at Applebee's, 20090 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. A trip to the Hard Rock Casino is planned for June 28, and a group will go see the Neil Sedaka musical Breaking Up is Hard to Do on July 29 at the Show Palace. Annual dues are $10. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Prices vary $2.50 to $4.50, with meals for children younger than 10 for $2.50. Weekly events include: bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays; also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages starting at $10. Line dancing on Mondays, with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediates at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session or $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $6.50-$8. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $8.50-$11. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is ham with pineapples 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. Spring Fling Picnic (indoor), 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 8. Includes games, silent auction, cake walk and dancing. Tickets are $6, which includes lunch. 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 e-mail [email protected] (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.