American Legion Post 99: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. (352) 796-3259.
Brooksville Lions Club: 6 p.m. Monday, Nicholson Engineering Associates, 7468 Horse Lake Road. David Wermuth, (352) 593-4063 or [email protected]
Florida Native Plant Society, Hernando Chapter: Due to road work by the enrichment center, September's meeting has been moved. It will be 7 p.m. Monday at the Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Place. Socializing and refreshments start at 6:30 p.m., prior to the meeting. The speaker will be Shirley Denton, a plant ecologist who has been working with Florida ecosystems and wetlands since 1986. She will discuss the basics of a plant community. [email protected]
General Federation of Women's Clubs/Brooksville Woman's Club: Covered-dish luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. $3 with a dish, $6 without. The meeting will include new-member orientation. Guests welcome. Membership open. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. A "Welcome Back" dance will be Sept. 13. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., with dancing to Jess & Joan from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests should bring their own beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance; $11 for members, $14 for guests. Call Lisa Yaskulski for tickets, (352) 688-3744. Web: germanclubspringhill.org.
Hernando Historic Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, City Hall council chambers, 201 Howell Ave. The speaker will be Toni Collins, historian and author of Blockade Running on Florida's Gulf Coast. Vickie Jimmerson, (407) 401-1600 or hernando [email protected] Web: hernandopreservation.bravehost.com.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: Public Safety Appreciation Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sept. 15, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. All-you-can-eat pancakes available for $2.99; side of meat available for $1.25. Proceeds benefit the Hernando County Fire Corps. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at mcl708.org. (352) 597-7979.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Dom Fickeria, (352) 200-7822. hbyachtclub.com.
Hernando County Fishing Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Rich, (352) 796-7711 or [email protected], or Rick, (352) 345-4390 or [email protected] Web: hernandocountyfishingclub.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. today; $6.50. Justin Coleman/9-11 Memorial Poker Run, Saturday. Kickstands up at 10 a.m., last bike in at 4:30 p.m. Biscuits and gravy will be served at 8 a.m. before the race. Burgers and hot dogs will be served at completion. The entry fee is $10. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. Sept. 11; $8 per card. (352) 596-9236.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: 10 a.m. Sept. 12, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St. Plans will be finalized on the quilting retreat that will be Sept. 23 to 26 at Lakewood Retreat. Nonmembers are welcome to join the retreat. The deadline is Sept. 15. For details, call Sandy, (352) 683-7036.
AARP West Hernando Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11, IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way. Cathy Darmanin will discuss hearing aid challenges. Another meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 20 at Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way; Susan Cutler will discuss HearX, an AARP-recognized hearing aid source. RSVP to Edith, (352) 666-5483.
African-American Club: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Email to [email protected]
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Speakers: home makeover experts Karen and Joe Senkovich of Daytona Beach. There will be items from the House of Passage available. The menu is chicken divan with wild rice and vegetables, with lemon layer cake for dessert. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Friday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.
Democratic Club of Hernando County: Italian Night to Remember, 6 p.m. Saturday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. An Italian dinner will be served. Tickets are $15 each or $25 for two. Steve Zeledon, a local representative for AARP, will talk about affordable health care and Medicare. For tickets, call Democratic headquarters, (352) 556-4812, or Bernadette Yee, (352) 596-2996.
Genealogy Interest Group: 11 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation, 10 a.m. Monday (by invitation only). All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hills Clubhouse North, 4411 Sterling Hills Blvd. Paul Douglas, (352) 428-0477 or [email protected]
Hernando County Green Party: 5 p.m., Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This will be a Green Screens showing of Bidder 70, Beth and George Gage's documentary about Tim DeChristopher's legal battles after his civil disobedience while protesting oil and gas leases in Utah. Refreshments served. Free. Jennifer, (352) 683-3151 , or Suzanne, (352) 666-7576.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. Ruth, (352) 263-2852.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The program will be "Elvis On Tour." Membership is open; annual dues are $12. Rich Bellem, (352) 688-8924.
Italian-American Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Coulton Hall, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Teresa, (352) 683-6712.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $10, which includes drink, tax and tip. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.
National Association of Retired and Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. Sept. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Spouses welcome. Lunch will be served. Pension information will be discussed. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a paintalong demonstration on zentangle, a decorated straw hat contest and bingo. Dottie, (352) 527-2778. Web: nature coastdecorativeartists.com.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: Rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting Sept. 9, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The 20-year-old classical chorus performs two Christmas concerts in December, which include a portion of Handel's The Messiah. New singers welcome. There are no auditions. The only fee is for music and performance attire. Liesl, (352) 848-4484; Jeanmarie, (352) 556-8549, or nature [email protected]
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. There will be doughnuts and coffee. Members are reminded to bring their community service hours as well as school supplies, used stamps, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (3562) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow the meeting. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. All are welcome; you do not have to be Italian to join. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Spring Hill Aglow: Buffet breakfast and meeting, 8:45 a.m. to noon Sept. 16, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Judy Lawson, a retired professor from Trinity College and author of several books. The cost for 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. Elvis Match of the Decade with Bill Lindsey vs. Kenn "E" Grube, 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building D, 10051 Country Road. Sheriff's Deputy Scott Reak will give a crime report for the Royal Highlands area. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
Weeki Wachee Coin Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Bruce Schneider, (352) 584-3163, or Jack Iaci, (352) 688-4704.
Historical Novel Society: Business meeting at 1 p.m. and program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Central Ridge Library, 425 W Roosevelt Blvd. Valerie Wetson, author, accountant and artist, will discuss tax information for authors and writers, as well as grants, awards, retreats and other "goodies" for authors. Anyone interested in reading, writing and historical novels is welcome. Sarah Glenn, (727) 945-1064 (evenings). Web: fcns.org.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dinner choice is pork loin or baked chicken. $11 for members and $13 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 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.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers
Meet 6 p.m. Sept. 11, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Visitors welcome. Trent and Dave from Flint Creek Outfitters will speak about fly equipment maintenance and fall fishing. Several dinner selections available for $18.99. Free fly-tying classes are under way for members; space is available. Roberta Cox, [email protected] or (352) 228-7976.