American Legion Post 99: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. (352) 796-3259.
Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays; higher beginner lessons, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. $2 per lesson. Improver and low intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; $3 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A spaghetti dinner will be from 5 to 6 p.m. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch at noon Dec. 9, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. At 1 p.m., Wiley McIlrath, owner of Bug-X, will discuss "What's Bugging Our Lawns and Gardens." The business meeting will be at 1:30 p.m. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183. Web: Brooksvillegardenclub.us.
Disabled American Veterans: 7 p.m. today, 16299 Nancy Ave., at Cortez Boulevard. Steve Greco, (352) 796-1679.
Embroiderers' Guild of America Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Bring lunch. New members welcome. Mentors available. (352) 666-8350.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. The program will be on the Florida Trail Association, presnted by Mitch Almon and Marcie Clutter. [email protected] Web: hcfnps.org.
German American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. New members welcome. Inaugural Ball for the installation of 2013 Board of Directors, Jan. 18. Doors open at 4:30 p.m., hors d'oeuvres at 5 p.m., dancing to Manni Daum from 6 to 10 p.m. Semi-formal to formal wear required. Tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests; must be purchased in advance. Contact Lisa Yaskulski at number above.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. Guests welcome. The cost for lunch is $6. The program will be a members arts and crafts display. All crafts are to be dropped off by today or at the New Year's Day open house at Cherry's home. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801. Web: gfwcbrooksvillewomansclub.org.
Hernando Historic Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. The speaker is Keith W. Kohl, author of Florida's Civil War Years. He will discuss the people, events and experiences of Florida during the Civil War, including the history of the Brooksville Raid. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182.
Italian American Business Committee: Inaugural meeting, 6 p.m. Jan. 10, Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway. This is a new group, formed by the Order of the Sons of Italy in America, Nature Coast Lodge 2502. OSIA members from any lodge are welcome; nonmembers are welcome, but must eventually join an OSIA lodge. This committee will serve as an employment resource and networking group. RSVP to [email protected] Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023 or Vince Vanni, (352) 797-9199.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Visitors welcome. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
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. Weekly: A "basket of beer and burger" is available for $10 from 1 to 7 pm. Sundays during NFL season. (352) 596-9236.
African American Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Jan. 10, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. This is a temporary change in meeting day; future meetings will be on the first Thursday of each month. (352) 686-2742.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A New Year's fashion show will be presented by 2X Around. The speaker will be Carol Wiersma from Naples. The menu will be baked lasagna with vegetable and garlic breadstick, with chocolate decadence cake for dessert. Reservations required by Thursday; cancellations by Sunday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.
FDNY Retired Firefighters of NY Association Chapter 343: Meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. New members welcome. Kevin, (813) 528-8239 or Joe, (352) 686-4401.
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: All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For a list of upcoming classes, visit hcc.org. (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests are welcome. Laverne, (352) 796-4657.
Hernando Green Party: Green Screens showing of American Partisanship, 3 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The film, an independent production written by Diane Lazic, features representatives from the better-known political parties in Florida. After the movie, there will be an open discussion and refreshments. (352) 683-3151.
High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. The cost is $3. The instructor is Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.
Italian American Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Coulton Building, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Featuring Bobby Speaker from Fletcher's Music. Finger foods, pastries, coffee and tea will be served after the meeting. You do not have to be Italian to join. Annual dues are $20. Lucille, (352) 686-6294, or Theresa, (352) 683-6712.
Military Officers Association of America: Luncheon, noon Jan. 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Reservations required by Monday. Don Clifford, (352) 686-4354.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Someone from the Railroad Retirement Board in Tampa will speak. Pensions will be discussed. Annual dues are $25 per couple, $15 per single, now due. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Florida Sewing Sew-Ciety, Sew Much Fun Chapter: 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 9, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Linda Roald of Sophisti-cat Designs will share some of her new handbag designs. Kathleen East, (352) 666-3066. Web: sewmuchfun.shutterfly.com.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. The LifeSouth bloodmobile will be at the lodge from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Music night, 7 p.m. Fridays. Pasta dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays. (352) 683-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Visitors welcome. Dinners available for $18.99 each. This will be the annual business meeting, with a tentative speaker on kayak fly fishing in local waters. Roger Maler, (352) 293-3322 or [email protected] Web: tarponcoastflyfishers.shutterfly.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. Dep. Scott Reak with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will give an updated crime report, review crime prevention activities and respond to questions and comments. Area residents welcome. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. An outing to the Show Palace to see a matinee of 9 to 5 will be Jan. 16; a trip to Biloxi will be Jan. 2023; trip to Hardrock Casino will be Jan. 29; and a 7-night cruise to the west Caribbean will start Feb. 9. Annual dues are $10. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
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.