Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. New Year's Eve party and dance, Tuesday. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., with open bar (well drinks, beer and wine); dinner at 7:30 p.m. (entree choices are prime rib or stuffed salmon). A show and dance music from 8 p.m. to midnight. Dress is semiformal. There will be a toast at 11 p.m.; champagne, coffee and pastries will be offered at midnight. Tickets are $55 per person. For the weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit elks2582.com.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: New Year's Eve dance, Tuesday, Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 6 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. Dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. to music provided by Manni Daum. A champagne toast and sandwiches will be at midnight. Tickets are $17 for members or $27 for guests and must be purchased in advance. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 7, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Jeff Livingston will speak. RSVP by Tuesday. (352) 666-5483.
Classic Book Discussion Group: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This is the first meeting. In celebration of its 70th anniversary, the group will discuss the fable The Little Prince by Antoine de Sainte-Exupéry. No registration is required. However, copies of the book are limited. (352) 754-4043.
John Brown Woodcarvers: 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. (352) 666-6857.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: New Year's Eve celebration, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tuesday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Music provided by DJ Willie Matos. Tickets: $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Bring your own beverages. Ana Burgos, (352) 340-5066, or Irma Puente, (352) 666-6848.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Jan. 2, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Officers will be elected; members must have their dues paid in order to vote. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979. Bowling is at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.
Pennsylvania Club: 10:30 a.m. Jan. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Sheriff Al Nienhuis will install the 2014-15 officers. After the meeting, accordionist Dwain Schott will entertain. The dinner entree choice is roast pork with sauerkraut or meatloaf. The cost is $14.50 per person; note the entree choice on the check. Reservations are required by Jan. 7. 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. Reservations are being taken for La Cage Aux Follies at the Show Palace Dinner Theatre on March 15; call Barb for details, (201) 341-8777.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: The next meeting, which typically is on the first Wednesday of the month, has been moved to 6:30 p.m. Jan. 8 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Anyone interested is welcome; you do not have to be of Italian heritage to join. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. New Year's celebration dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The dinner choice is pork loin or chicken cordon bleu, served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. There will be an appetizer table and a champagne toast. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $15. 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.