Florida Native Plant Society, Hernando Chapter: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. The speaker will be Christie Anderberg, caretaker of Audubon's Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary and the new executive director of the Friends of Chinsegut Hill. She will share some of the history of the historic property and her hopes for its future. Chinsegut Hill may become the Native Plant Society's regular meeting place; members are encouraged to provide input at the meeting. Contact [email protected]
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Mardi Gras dinner and dance, 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8, 131 S Main St. A band will entertain. Tickets are $15 each or $25 per couple. Proceeds will benefit Relay for Life. Call Karen Perry at (813) 748-6647 or Cherry Stettin at (352) 799-3801.
Hernando Audubon Society: A field trip to the Weekiwachee Preserve, at the Sparrow Drive entrance, will be on Saturday. The purpose is to flush sparrows and capture in mist nests for banding. For details, contact Marianne Korosy at [email protected]
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Wing night, 4-8 p.m. Saturday. Spaghetti night, 5-7 p.m. Feb. 5. Call (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Elder-law attorney Kara Evans will discuss planning for future care. All seniors welcome. Call Kathy for reservations at (352) 428-2368.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Dr. Bob Martinez will speak. RSVP to (352) 666-5483.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Terry McMullen from Bonita Springs. The feature will be "Chocolate," with Kristina Robinson, an independent chocolatier with Dove Chocolate Discoveries. The entree will be chicken cordon bleu. Dessert will be red velvet cake. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Tuesday. RSVP to Jan at (352) 556-4658 or Georgeanna at (352) 684-9265.
Brotherhood Lodge 365: Luncheon and fellowship, noon Monday. Call for location. All Masons with a current dues card are invited. Visiting Masons welcome. Call Don Hixon at (352) 656-4778.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation/open house, 10 a.m. Monday. Anyone interested in learning about the club is welcome. Light refreshments served. Board meeting, 9 a.m. Tuesday. A basic four-week Windows 8 class begins on Tuesday; preregistration required. Also, "Get Started With Your Computer" will be offered Feb. 5, with preregistration required. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For a complete class schedule, visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens showing of Bigger, Stronger, Faster, 5 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Refreshments will be served. The documentary examines the steroid use of the film's director, Christopher Bell, and his two brothers, all who grew up idolizing Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hulk Hogan and Sylvester Stallone. The film also features professional athletes, medical experts, fitness center members and congressmen who talk about the issue of anabolic steroids. There is no cost to attend. Call Jennifer at (352) 683-3151.
Hernando County LaSertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. LaSertoma is a nonprofit group dedicated to youth recognition, fundraising for scholarships for needy and deserving college students, and holiday events for special-needs children, specifically at Moton Elementary School. Call Ruth at (352) 263-2852.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites Chorus: 6:30-9 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This women's a cappella chorus is a member of Harmony Inc. and sings a variety of songs in four-part harmony. Women of all ages, including students 12 and older, are invited to join. Call (352) 540-9192 or (352) 584-0636.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando State College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Call Debbie Koenig at (352) 585-1659. Visit springhillkiwanis.org.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. A show-and-tell will follow the meeting. The February class, taught by Margaret Fredrick, will be a pen-and-ink "Twin Cubs." The group is the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Artists. Call Dottie at (352) 527-2778. Visit naturecoastdecorativeartists.com.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. Feb. 5, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Members should bring their community service hours, used stamps, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Call Bonnie at (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Feb. 6, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For dinner tickets, call Carolyn at (352) 684-6979. Club members meet for bowling at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. For details, call Marge at (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. In celebration of Valentine's Day, members will play the "Not So Nearly New Newlywed Game." Meal choice is Yankee pot roast or chicken cordon bleu. Cost is $14.50 per person; note the entree choice on the check. Reservations required by Tuesday. Send payment to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments at the door. RSVP to Lin at (352) 688-7788. Annual dues are $10 per person and may be paid at the meeting or mailed to the post office box. For members, call Sandy at (352) 544-0737.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Mass at 8 a.m. Feb. 5, followed by a meeting. St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. For those unable to attend, an Evening Circle meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. in Classroom 4. Upcoming events include a bake sale Feb. 8 and 9 to benefit Hugs for Homeless. (352) 683-9666.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Kyle Staton, a club member, will speak. Visitors welcome. Several dinner selections available for $18.99. Free fly-tying classes are available. Contact Bobbie Cox at [email protected], call (352) 293-3322 or visit tarponcoastflyfishers.shutterfly.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The Bendies will entertain at 7 p.m. Friday; dinner will be available until 8 p.m. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Blood drive with the OneBlood mobile center, 2-5 p.m. Saturday. Donors receive a free T-shirt and a mini wellness checkup. For weekly events, call (727) 856-1860.
Historical Novel Society, First Florida Chapter: Business meeting at 1 p.m. and program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Central Ridge Library, 425 W Roosevelt Blvd. Those attending should bring copies of the first three pages of a professionally published historical fiction novel, as well as the book itself. Everyone will break into small groups to analyze the pages via specific criteria for good writing. Anyone interested in reading and writing in the historical novel genre is welcome. Call Sarah Glenn at (727) 945-1064 or visit fchns.org.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner-dance, 12:15-5 p.m. Sunday. Entree choice is pork chop with stuffing or baked chicken. $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores at (352) 596-4802 or Josephine at (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.