Accordion Adventure: St. Patty's Party, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. This is an informal group for all levels of performance and enthusiasts. All musicians welcome. Public welcome. Admission is $2. (352) 686-0975 or (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. 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.
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.
Cub Scout Pack 459: Annual Pinewood Derby, 7 a.m. to noon Saturday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Scouts make and race their own cars. Cubmaster Bob Ruboltz, (352) 428-6177.
Hernando County Democratic Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Southern Pines Condos Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. The speaker will be attorney Arlene Gantz, past president. (352) 686-0686.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Visitors welcome. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. John Ehlenbeck, john.ehlenbeck@bankof america.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Klassic Kountry Kloggers: Noon Wednesdays, Hernando Council, 1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. For experienced cloggers. $2 a week. The group performs at festivals, charity events, nursing and assisted living homes, private parties and club socials. Marcy Male, (352) 382-0932.
Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Members learn communications skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.
Spring Hill Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. The program will be "Which Lens and Tripod are for Me?" (352) 556-3708. springhillcameraclub.org.
U.S. Submarine Veterans, Weeki Wachee Base: 1 p.m. Saturday, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Membership is open to all submariners who are qualified to wear dolphins. (352) 592-5161.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership not required. Call Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon March 17, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a speaker from Southeastern Guide Dogs. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolution patriot. The chapter can help with your genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.
Democratic Women's club of Hernando County: Noon Friday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Helen Villafane, (352) 688-3392.
Gulf Coast WAVES, Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Mariner Blvd. Open to all former and present-day women of the sea services, including U.S. Navy (WAVES), Coast Guard (SPARS), Marine women, Navy nurses and the reserves. (352) 683-7119 or (352) 686-8613.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday (newcomers will be called for confirmation). Upcoming classes include Facebook and Other Social Networking, 10 a.m. Friday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in 4-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Hernando Jazz Society: "Swing Into Spring," 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd. The afternoon will include musicians and singers offering classic songs such as It Might As Well Be Spring, Spring is Here, Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most, and other favorites from the big band era. Admission is free for members, $9 for nonmembers. A cash bar and light menu will be available. New members welcome. Bill McLoughlin, (352) 799-9690.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-1881. Web: kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: springhill kiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Bingo, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays (doors open at 3 p.m.) and 12:30 p.m. Sundays (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). (352) 683-1227.
Latinos Unidos SCSH: Social, 7:30 to 2 p.m. Saturday, 12528 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner will be served. Music by DJ MP3 Entertainment. Meeting, 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The club is open at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. (352) 688-1022.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Open games for all skill levels, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m.; bidding, play of the hand and review, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; review of Standard American bidding, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. On Thursdays, EasyBridge games are played from 11 a.m. to noon with a box lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or email@example.com.
New Hampshire Club: Annual picnic, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. Free for members, $8 for guests. Those attending should bring a favorite dessert to share. Walt King, (352) 596-3578.
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 available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. The club has a free chess library. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 686-3948, or Andy, (352) 428-8272.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853, or Carol McElroy, (352) 684-6840.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Volunteer day and night patrollers and dispatchers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served. Coffee and cake will follow the meeting at 8 p.m. (352) 684-7460 or (352) 796-7714.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: St. Patrick's celebration, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There will be corned beef sandwiches, salads and desserts. The cost is $10; the public is welcome. (352) 596-2171 or (727) 846-1584.
Spring Hill Garden Club 'Night Bloomers': 7 p.m. Tuesday, Plant Nursery, 1489 Parker Ave. Speakers Denise and Frank Russo will discuss how to grow vegetable and strawberries in containers. They will have plants and homemade jams for sale. The Night Bloomers is a new division of the Garden Club that meets in the evenings to accommodate the needs of those who enjoy gardening but cannot attend daytime meetings due to work schedules. (352) 683-9922. Web: nature coastbotanicalgardens.com.
Spring Hill Women's Chorus: Rehearsals, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Glenn Retirement Village clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The chorus performs for civic clubs and organizations, nursing and retirement homes, luncheons and parties. Esther Lamoreaux, (352) 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.
United Methodist Men: 6 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church fellowship hall, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker is Pastor Anthony Caruana. Dinner will be served. (352) 688-8520.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include Karaoke with Rusty, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays; live entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays; barbecue, 6 to 8 p.m Saturdays; and karaoke with Janet, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. (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.
Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Grand Ballroom, Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way. (352) 796-7469.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus and a local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. New singers of all ages wanted. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 before visiting. E-mail: email@example.com. Web: hernandoharmonizers. org.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Spring Hill Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): "Wearin' O' the Green" Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Soloist Beth Olsen from Spring Hill will entertain. Guests are encouraged to bring Irish memorabilia and to wear something green. The speaker is Ann Combs from Clermont, who will talk about "Decisions, Decisions — How Can We Know How to Make the Right Decision?" The cost is $9 inclusive. Reservations were required by Wednesday. Mary, (352) 593-4292 or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. 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., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $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: St. Patrick's Day Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is corned beef or chicken Parmesan, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers. 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 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.