Accordion Adventure Club: Country Christmas celebration, 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Zips Italian Steakhouse, 11738 Broad St. This is an informal group of accordionists and enthusiasts. Public welcome. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 11494 Cortez Blvd. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m.; the cost is $5. (352) 596-1582.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Dec. 21, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The program will be "Christmas Around the World," presented by Edna Marie Bozette. Members are reminded to ring donations for Tamassee School. Reservations required. Alice Sawyer, (352) 344-3408, or Carol Tucker, (352) 796-1017.
Hernando County NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 S Brooksville Ave. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: Christmas luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Rising Sun Cafe, 10 S Main St. Guests welcome. Reservations required by today. Judy, (352) 592-4814.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236 Ladies Auxiliary: Children's Christmas party, 10 a.m. Saturday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Santa will arrive with his elves. Open to children who are sponsored by a post or auxiliary member. Reservations required. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: Noon Dec. 17, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. This will be the annual Christmas get-together, with Midlife Crisis performing special musical numbers for the holiday season. A buffet meal is available for a purchase; those who purchase the buffet will get a ticket toward the door prize. Firm registration required. Bob, (352) 596-0722, Joyce, (352) 688-6910, or Rose, (352) 688-5606.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186: 7 p.m. Thursday, 12091 Cortez Blvd. There will be a vote on increasing the annual dues from $20 to $25. Elizabeth Corbin, (352) 797-0099, or the post, (352) 597-9995.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Dec. 17, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This will be the Christmas party, with music provided by the D'Lites. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.
Fantasy African Violet Club: Christmas party, 1 p.m. Saturday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Record Your Story and Burn onto DVD, 1 p.m. today; Getting Comfortable with Your PC (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Thursday; Open Office4Kids, 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 2 of 3), 1 p.m. Friday; Windows 7 Introduction, 10 a.m. Monday; How to Use a Digital Camera, 1 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 3 of 4); and PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. Dec. 16. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Green Party: Solar and Renewable Energy Expo, noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Green Bean Organic Market, 11020 Northcliffe Blvd. "Solaman" Mike McCafferty from GetOffthe Grid.com and Hotwire Co. will be on hand, as well as local solar company MacIntosh Solar. There will also be folks from Green World Path, which offers renewable energy and organic products; John Scott Roofing, with information on energy star roofing products; and Costco, which will have energy saving and solar products available. A highlight will be guests from Tampa's Museum of Science and Industry, who will have models of the newly-planned high-tech renewable energy center to be built at MOSI. Two films will be shown: Mountaintop Removal and Who Killed the Electric Car? Jennifer, (352) 683-3151.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner is $12; choice of eight entrees. Dana Cutlip, (352) 684-9137 or www.kiwanisnature coast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Ken Krall, (352) 684-4064. Web site: www.springhillkiwanis.org.
Michigan Club: Ladies lunch, noon Thursday, 4241 Mariner Blvd. Marti, (352) 596-3044. Men's lunch, noon Thursday, Mighty Wings, 1252 Mariner Blvd. George, (352) 688-4198.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 5440 Golf Club Lane. Officers will be installed; Janet Klymer from HPH Hospice will speak. Spouses welcome. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
New Hampshire Club: Christmas party, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Members are reminded to bring toys. Ed Van De Walle, (352) 683-5036.
Opera Lovers Club: Holiday party, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. Bring a dish to share and a favorite Christmas CD (choose one selection to be played). The public is welcome. Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741, [email protected] or naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Plastic Model Club of Spring Hill: 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a display of Civil War models and mine warfare objects as well as models from this era presented by club members. Joe Mellen, (352) 592-0635.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. (352) 683-5936.
Spring Hill After 5 Connection: Candlelight Christmas dinner, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Longshotz Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Barbara Gobbs; her topic will be "Out of Captivity, Into the Light." Music provided by Joyce Garland. There will also be singing of Christmas carols. Tickets are $13. Reservations required by today. The After 5 Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Irma, (352) 684-4547, or Marian, (352) 666-1256.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: 7 p.m. Dec. 17, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. To celebrate the club's 25th anniversary, past officers and directors will be honored. The club history, scrapbooks, photographs and QSL cards will be on display. Cake and ice cream will be served. RSVP to Dave, (352) 650-0023 or [email protected] Members are also reminded that the Christmas luncheon will be Saturday at China One Restaurant. Club net, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; a SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays during hurricane season. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. Web: www.kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Christmas party, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Call Carol for tickets, (352) 666-1264.
Spring Hill Women's Aglow: Christmas dinner, 5:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Judy Lawson, a professor and counselor at Trinity College. Baby gifts will be collected for New Generations. There will also be praise and worship to celebrate Christ's birthday. Tickets are $15. Husbands and family invited. RSVP to Vallie, (352) 683-3931.
St. Theresa Council of Catholic Women: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1107 Commercial Way. There will be the recital of the Rosary, followed by a business meeting, then coffee, cake and socializing. The "Rainbow of Fashions" fashion show will be March 3 in the parish hall, featuring fashions by Bon Worth. The luncheon will be catered by John Mason. Tickets are 418, available in the parish office. Marilyn, (352) 688-5391.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Saturday, Longshotz Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. Complimentary food served to members and potential members. Plans for the club's 2010 events and activities will be announced. There will be a fundraising auction with numerous items to be auctioned, such as TFO fly rods, flies and other fishing gear, as well as trips by local guides and members. Also, free fly-tying classes for 2010 are now forming. RSVP to Roger Maler, [email protected] or (352) 293-3322.
WAVES Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. New members welcome. Open to all present-day military women and veterans who served in any of the sea services, including the U.S. Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, Navy Nurses, WAVES and SPARS. Barbara McCarthy, (352) 683-7119, or Peg Banco, (352) 596-7749.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Guests of all ages welcome. Membership is open. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Wisconsin Club: Christmas party, 4 p.m. Saturday, Kally K's, 3380 Commercial Way. The day of the monthly meetings have changed. The club will now meet on the second Wednesday of each month. The next meeting is 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Club members will go to see Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on Jan. 20 at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson. Carol Zellmer, (352) 666-2974.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Christmas dinner-dance, 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Heather clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way. Dinner served at 6:30 p.m., catered by Pizza Villa. Music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Bring a toy or gift card for needy children. Tickets are $10 for members, $18 for guests. Ross, (352) 596-3503.
West Hernando Coin Club: 6:45 p.m. Monday, Heather Clubhousse, 9100 Nakoma Way. Vincent, (352) 428-4564.
Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to [email protected] (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is two weeks before your 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 about the Clubs column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.