American Legion Post 99: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. (352) 796-3259.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, followed by a spaghetti dinner from 5 to 6 p.m. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Garden Club: Installation of new officers and spring luncheon, noon May 8, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. Tickets are $20. Payment and reservations required by Friday. Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.
Brooksville Moose Lodge 1676: Spaghetti-and-meatball dinner, 6 p.m. May 25, 17129 Wiscon Road. The dinner is to honor Hernando County sheriff's Detective Rocky Howard, Tampa Police officer William Melcher and firefighter Scott Burd for their acts of valor. Music and karaoke will follow the ceremony. Tickets are $6.50. (352) 796-8371.
Disabled American Veterans, Cadda Haddon Chapter 67: 7 p.m. today, 16299 Nancy Ave., west of Brooksville. 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. Some members will take classes; others may participate in open stitching. Bring lunch. Mentors available. (352) 666-8350.
Florida Native Plant Society: Hands-on plant identification workshop, 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 700 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. Arrive at 6:30 p.m. for food and socializing. The workshop will include indoor and outdoor ID stations. Participants will learn to use user-friendly plant keys and identify everything from Florida pines and oaks to wildflowers. Local botany experts Sid Taylor and Colleen Werner will assist. [email protected]
German American Club of Spring Hill: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. Tickets are available for the Spring Dance from 6 to 10 p.m. May 17. Music will be by DJ Herb. Tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests. Call Lisa Yaskulski at number above.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. Nancy Syme will present a program on conservation. Guests welcome. Membership open. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Caesar Gonzmart will speak on Spanish history since Ponce de Leon landed in Florida in 1513. 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. Mark Taylor will speak about "The Art of Refereeing Basketball." Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web: kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
Seven Feathers Intertribal Lodge: Potluck meal at noon and gathering at 1 p.m. May 11, Airport Flea Market, 17375 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. Bring a dish to share, your own drinks, a shaker or hand drum, and a printed story (anything Native American or about nature). Regalia or BIA card not required; mixed blood and the public welcome. No pets, weapons or alcohol permitted. Email [email protected]
Hernando County Fishing Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The club arranges fresh and saltwater fishing trips, group outings, seminars on fishing techniques and other events. 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. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. May 8, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. Michael L. Banner will discuss reverse mortgages. RSVP to Edith, (352) 666-5483.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. May 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a handbag surprise auction. The inspirational speaker will be Shirley Solid from Merritt Island. The menu will be a worm turkey club croissant with coleslaw and a fresh fruit cup, with tiramisu for dessert. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Friday; cancellations by Monday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.
Hernando Computer Club: Garden committee meeting, 10 a.m. today, Fantasy Garden at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Bring a pruner and other tools for gardening. Lunch will follow at members' choice of restaurant. The club will host a Tea at the Gardens from 10 a.m. to noon May 11 at the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, where there will be hot and cold tea, as well as refreshments. It will be in the Fantasy Garden, which is maintained by club members. The event coincides with the Artists in the Gardens and Fancy Hat Show event at the botanical gardens. Computer classes are conducted weekdays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens showing of James Steele: America's Mystery Man in Iraq, 5 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This 2013 documentary exposes retired Army Col. James Steele's role in training Iraqi police commando units, U.S.-funded death squads that ran torture centers during the Iraq War. (352) 683-3151.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Jim Powers will give a presentation about home burglary. Visitors and new members welcome; annual dues are $12. Rich Bellem, (352) 688-8924.
Italian-American Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Coulton Hall, 2301 Deltona Blvd. There will be a pizza party. Teresa, (352) 683-6712.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: Pasta dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Tickets are $7; children 4 and younger free. (352) 684-1661. kiwanisnaturecoast.org/.
Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way. Dana Cutlip, (352) 428-4714. Web: weeki-wachee.kiwanisone.org.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: Meet for lunch, 11:30 a.m. May 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This is the last meeting until Sept. 11. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. The project will be a heron painted in watercolor, taught by Renee Burton. This is the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Artists. Dottie, (352) 527-2778, or Pat, (352) 249-7221. Web: naturecoastdecorativeartists.com.
Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. Friendly Four Band entertains, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. May 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be entertainment by an organist from Fletcher Music Center. The dinner entree is chicken parmesan with pasta and vegetable, or turkey cobb salad. Reservations required by Tuesday. Send in $13.75 per person, payable to the club (note the entree choice on the check), to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For membership, call James, (352) 593-4325.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. You do not have to be Italian to join. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social, 5 p.m. today, Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd. Denise, (727) 862-3170, or Zina, (352) 688-9740. The scholarship dinner-dance will be May 18 at Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m.; music by Dino from 7 to 10 p.m. Guests may bring their own beverages. Tickets are $20 and must be purchased in advance. For tickets, call Mary Ann, (352) 688-1889, or Gene, (352) 684-7460.
Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: "Bloom Like a Flower" mother-daughter lunch, 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be local author and artist Jacque Coffee. The cost for lunch is $10. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. A safe surfing seminar for children will be presented May 11. Children will be instructed to watch out for bad people, and can be fingerprinted and photographed. Call for details. (352) 683-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. All interested modelers welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. May 8, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Visitors welcome. Several dinner selections available for $18.99. Ray Cannata will discuss club outings for 2013 and will show a video about Alaska fishing. Free fly-tying classes are under way for members; space is available. Roger Maler, [email protected] or (352) 293-3322.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.
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. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). For singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Historical Novel Society, Florida Chapter: Business meeting at 1 p.m. and program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Central Ridge Library, community room, 425 W Roosevelt Blvd. The meeting will be devoted to preparing for the fifth annual North American Conference, which will be at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, June 22-23. The group will work on pitching a manuscript to an agent or editor, writing a book blurb and reviewing query letters and synopses. For more information, contact Marian Fox, (352) 726-0162. Web: fchns.org.
Citrus Model Railroad Club: Meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, horticulture building, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave. Wes Brockway of Sugarmill Woods will show slides of his grandfather as a steam locomotive engineer during the reign of Pancho Villa and the Mexican revolution in the early 1900s. Nonmembers are welcome. The club has railroad layouts set up with HO, N and G scale model railroading. Viewing is open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays in the Otto Allen Building at the fairgrounds. Send email to [email protected] Web: citrusmodelrrclub.org.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Prices, $2 to $4.50, coffee included. For weekly events, call (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Country-western dance with the Country Backroads Band, 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays; $5. John Lubertowicz, (352) 650-5664. Dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday; dinner choice is lasagna with sausage or baked chicken. $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. 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.