Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Irish dinner and music, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Menu has corned beef and cabbage and sides, ice cream with creme de menthe for dessert. $8 per person. Karaoke starts at 7 p.m. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit elks2582.com.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Dance, 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Featuring Austrian entertainer Anton aus Tirol. Tickets are $11 for members and $14 for guests; must be purchased in advance. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. germanclubspringhill.org.
Hernando Audubon Society: Field trip to Honeymoon Island State Park is Thursday. Contact Bev Hansen, (352) 686-0460 or [email protected] Another field trip to Rainbow Springs State Park will be March 25. Contact Eileen Ricchio, (352) 613-5289 or [email protected]
Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Paul Douglas, [email protected] or (352) 428-0477.
Home Circle of Hernando: Orientation for new or prospective homeschoolers, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, east of Brooksville. Contact Elizabeth Witherell, [email protected] The meeting will follow at 7 p.m. Kelli Howell, [email protected] Web: homeschool-life.com/fl/homecircleofhernando.
West Central Florida Coasties: 1 p.m. Saturday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. All Coastie veterans welcome. Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month. Gary, (352) 686-6923 or [email protected]
Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Island X-6: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. There will be a social hour, followed by the meeting. All former and current Seabees and their spouses welcome. Gene, (727) 488-0153, or Al and Gert, (352) 596-3995.
Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-8: 4340 Calienta St. Recreational boating safety is the main priority of this all-volunteer, uniformed branch of the Coast Guard. Call Mike Bollinger for auxiliary information, (813) 260-0655. For upcoming classes, call Jeff Hoff, (352) 397-5417. For a free vessel check, call John Fahey, (352) 596-2823. Web: wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-15-08.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St. April Jones, (352) 650-2354, or Sandy, (352) 683-7036.
AARP Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. March 19, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Colleen Garrison on Senior Legal Services. Lunch is $13.99. Reservations required. (352) 666-5483.
GFWC Spring Hill Service League: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive. Linda Jaglois from the Spring Hill Art League will speak on "The Voice of the Community in Art." Linda Brown, (352) 683-6842.
Hernando Computer Club: Refreshments and social at 6 p.m., general meeting at 7 p.m. Monday. Computer and gadget help will be offered prior to the meeting. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule, visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7 p.m. March 20, Democratic headquarters, 3432 Deltona Blvd. (352) 556-4812.
Just Poets: 3 p.m. Thursday, West Hernando/S.T Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Lucy Basta, (352) 597-1113.
Ladies of the British Commonwealth: 2 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. There will be dessert and tea after the meeting. Hernando women of British or Commonwealth birth or ancestry, as well as wives of those with the same ancestry, are welcome. Sheena, (352) 688-6503.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A detective from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will speak about identity theft. Evelyn, (352) 796-0477, or Gerry, (352) 684-4889.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. Speakers will include School Board candidates from Hernando, Pasco and Citrus counties. The group is celebrating its fifth anniversary. Maureen, (352) 597-6756
New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Current and former residents are welcome. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food donations. Walt King, (352) 596-3578, or Dick Morin, (352) 799-3915.
Orchid Lovers Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Gary Gethan. Orchids will be raffled and offered for sale. There will be a members show table and refreshments. Guests welcome. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736 or springhillorchidclub.com.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Brigitte Haag will discuss art at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens. Visitors are welcome. Robin, (352) (727) 992-1686. Web: springhillcentralrotary.org.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social, 5 p.m. today, Inn on the Gulf, 6330 Clark St., Hudson Beach. Denise, (727) 862-3170, or Zina, (352) 688-9740.
Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The optional buffet breakfast is $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Cruzers entertain from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The St. Patrick's Day party with Southern Exposure will be from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $15. (352) 796-0398. Web: vfwpost10209.webs.com.
Michigan Club: 12:30 p.m. March 19, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Bring finger food to share. Meet for lunch at noon Thursday at Golden Corral, 5300 Commercial Way, Spring Hill. Marti Flynn, (352) 683-4729, or Dave and Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] (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.