AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Golden Corral, 940 Broad St. This is a social meeting to provide members with legislative positions on senior issues. Bring questions; if group members cannot give an answer, they will get it for you. Reservations required. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Steve Mattingly, (352) 754-9404, or Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, American Legion Hall 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker is Gina Sowders, senior land use specialist with Southwest Florida Water Management District. The topic is "No Child Left Inside." Sowders will address how environmental education can help students get back in touch with nature and prepare them to be stewards of natural resources. Refreshments served. Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085. Web: hcfnps.org.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society/Hernando Past: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 3, council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. After the regular business meeting, Jeff Cannon of the Pasco Historical Preservation Society will speak about historic cemeteries. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected] Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month; the public is welcome.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Third anniversary celebration meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Members are encouraged to bring a friend for a free breakfast. Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis will speak. Reservations required. John Ehlenbeck, (352) 592-9435; Rich Linkul, (352) 232-4580; Dave Mickelson, (352) 686-4808; Amy Gillis, (352) 544-7927, or Bobby King, (352) 796-0229.
Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Members learn communications skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]
Hernando Beach Club: Summer Fling/Membership Drive Event, 6 p.m. Aug. 20, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Includes food, drinks, entertainment and door prizes. Those who join the club at the event will have the $35 initiation fee waived. Reservations required. Patt Galante, (727) 862-7356, or Donna Boyle, (727) 379-3072.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership is not required. Call Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186. mcl1002hb.org.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Ladies luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "All About Pets," presented by Marlene Amey with Petco. Guests are encouraged to bring their pets' photos. Inspirational speaker will be Barbara Gobbs of Jacksonville, who will speak about "Debt Free Living." The menu includes turkey croissant and fruit and lemon crepe. The cost is $13.50. Reservations required by Aug. 4, and cancellations by Aug. 7. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Mary, (352) 238-9272.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Linux, the Free Alternative to Windows, 1 p.m. today; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. today; Genealogy-Family Tree Maker Webinar (online class only), 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Microsoft Word 2010 Webinar (online class only), 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows After the Basics (class 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; How to Take Great Pictures, 1 p.m. Friday; Convert Records and Cassettes to Music CDs, 1 p.m. Friday; Tracing and Drawing with Your Mouse, 10 a.m. Monday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; How to Use a Digital Camera, 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Maintenance and Security for Your Computer Webinar (online only), 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs, except for webinars, are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Green Party: Showing of Imperial Geography, a documentary about the history of Palestine and Israel, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The film is narrated by David Barsamian of Alternative Radio in Boulder, Colo. It will be followed by an excerpt from a Democracy Now news exclusive about a Palestinian obstetrician's experience. Refreshments provided. Jennifer, (352) 410-4484.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. The project, "Christmas in July," a candle and holly in oils, will be taught by Pat Otto. Andi, (352) 666-9091, Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221. Web: ncda-artists.com.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Aug. 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The meal choice is teriyaki chicken or garlic encrusted roast pork, served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person; note entree choice(s) on check. Reservations required by Tuesday, with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. The meeting will include a Hernando County sheriff's deputy, who will speak about safety. Members are reminded to bring a food donation for People Helping People. Membership is open to all former residents and spouses. Jane, (352) 848-0110.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: This is a newly formed guild for experienced and beginner quilters. The first meeting will be from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Friday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Meetings will be 9 a.m. to noon on the second Wednesday of each month. (352) 684-7222. Web: ncquilters.org.
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. All Knights possessing a current membership card are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. (352) 686-9767.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. The program will be a fly fishing travel log by club members. Four entrees available for $17.99 each. Guests and visitors welcome. Free fly-tying classes are ongoing for members; space available. Roger Maler, [email protected] or (352) 293-3322. Web: tarpon coastflyfishers.shutterfly.com.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus and a local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. New singers of all ages wanted. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit. E-mail: [email protected] Web: hernandoharmonizers.org.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
NatureCoast 9.12 Groups: 1 p.m. Saturday, Praise Assembly of God, 17920 Meridian Blvd. The group, in conjunction with the church, will show Part 4 of The American Heritage Series, by David Barton. Cake and coffee will be served during intermission. www.naturecoast912groups.org.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner will be served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members, $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
West Florida Women's Conservative Republican Network: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sea Pines Civic Association, 7817 Gulf Way. The speaker will be appellate attorney Rebecca O'Dell Townsend, who travels the country and speaks about the Constitution and the role of the judicial branch. The club is taking part in the overseas coupon program and has adopted a Navy base in Gaeta, Italy. Members are asked to bring clipped coupons for food and nonfood items. Elloise Emke, (727) 215-7496, or Joy Hetz, (727) 846-8499.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail [email protected] (put the club's name in e-mail 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.