German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. today, Hernando County Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
Hernando Audubon Society: Field trip to J.B. Starkey Park, 8 a.m. Tuesday, 10500 Wilderness Blvd., New Port Richey. Meet at Shelter 5. Bring lunch for a picnic that will follow. There is a $2 car fee at the park. Jim McKay, (727) 207-3448.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. today, Brooksville City Hall, council chamber, 201 Howell Ave. The speaker will be Dave Letasi, a paleontologist from the Museum of Science and Industry in Tampa, who will discuss prehistoric fossil sites in the Withlacoochee River watershed. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected] Web: hernandopreservation.bravehost.com.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Speakers this week include members Rick Garrett and Anna Lamy, who will discuss Kiwanis International's campaign to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web: kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.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: hernandocountyfishing club.org.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 4 p.m. today, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. A fish fry will follow the meeting. There is no cost for members; guests pay $5. (352) 666-4867. Web: aac-hc.net.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Nov. 13, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "Tea Time All Day," presented by Karen Hyde Dennehy, owner of Magnolia Terrace Tea Room. The inspirational speaker will be Carolyn McCort of Merritt Island, who will discuss "A Missing Piece/Peace." The menu will be roast turkey with dressing, vegetable and pumpkin pie. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Nov. 8; cancellations by Nov. 11. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. This is a nonprofit group dedicated to youth service recognition, fundraising for scholarships for needy and deserving college students, and holiday events for special needs children, specifically at Moton Elementary School. Laverne, (352) 796-4657.
Hernando Green Party: Green Screen showing of A Better Life, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The 2011 independent film, directed by Chris Weitz, is about an illegal immigrant working as a gardener in Los Angeles, struggling to give his teenage son a better life. A discussion will follow the movie. Suzanne, (352) 666-7576.
Italian-American Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Coulton Building, 2301 Deltona Blvd. The speaker will be Deron Mikal from the Veterans Advisory Council. Coffee, tea and pastries will be served after the meeting. Membership is open; you do not have to be Italian to join. Annual dues are $20. Lucille, (352) 686-6294, or Joe, (352) 799-5214.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This will be the annual Thanksgiving dinner. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New Jersey Club: Hot dog roast, 10 a.m. Tuesday, Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road. (352) 683-8752.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Nov. 13, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This will be a Thanksgiving celebration; the menu choice will be roast turkey with stuffing or baked ham with mashed potatoes. Entertainment provided by vocalist Louie Fortunato. The cost is $12.50 per person (note the entree choice on the check). Reservations are required by Nov. 8. Send payment to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For upcoming trips, call Jerry, (352) 593-4325.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: Charity sewing session, 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Bring a fat quarter or two and some cording and make a toiletry bag. Guidance will be provided. The bags will be donated to the Dawn Center, along with Christmas quilts members have been making. Barbara Ogden, (352) 684-7222.
Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728: Potluck supper meeting, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Bring a dish to share. Tickets will be available for the Christmas dinner-dance, which will be Dec. 16 at Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., Hudson. Music will be provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. The entree choice will be breaded cranberry nut-stuffed chicken, or pot roast topped with mushrooms and onion gravy. Tickets are $22. Membership is open; you do not have to be Italian to join. Charlotte, (352) 688-9637.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social night, 5 p.m. Wednesday, Pizza Villa, 7038 Coastal Blvd. Camille, (352) 684-2788.
Spring Hill Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way. This is a new group. New members welcome. [email protected] Web: toastmasters.org.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. today, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. All interested modelers are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
West Hernando Hadassah: Veterans brunch, 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Call for reservations. Elaine, (352) 666-8467.