Hernando Area Boat Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aripeka Community Club, 1393 Osowaw Blvd. The club was formed to promote safe boating through planned activities on the Gulf of Mexico, such as picnics, fishing, river cruising and lake touring. Members also share knowledge and information on GPS or other electronics. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month. Bill Gibbard, 666-1725 or Bgib@atlantic.net.
American Legion Post 99 and Auxiliary Unit 99: Post meeting, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, auxiliary unit meeting 6:30 p.m. Monday, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. For post information, call Cmdr. Douglas Alles, 796-9369; for auxiliary, call Earlene, 796-0381.
German-American Club: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. Call Ed, 684-2656.
Hernando County Shrine Club: 7 p.m. today, 13400 Montour St. All Shriners and master Masons invited. 666-4980, 597-1703 or 596-2762.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. today, Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St. 597-9555. Anyone interested in auditioning for the orchestra may call conductor Wayne Raymond at 688-0427. Visit the Web site at www.hernandosymphony.com.
Order of the Eastern Star: Spring Hill chapter meeting, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Masonic Temple, 13402 Montour St. Marie Tyrone, 596-6755.
Wisconsin Club: Christmas party, 4 p.m. Dec. 12, Morrison's, Morrison Countryside Buffet, 1177 S Broad St. The cost is $11 per person. Instead of exchanging gifts, those attending are asked to donate $5 at the party to be used to feed the needy. Joanne Mantei, 684-4238. Anyone from Wisconsin and spouses are welcome.
Aglow Morning Lighthouse: Christmas banquet, 6 p.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Area men and women are invited. The cost is $12.50, which must be paid in advance. Those attending are asked to bring a gift to be donated to Baby Love Pregnancy Center. Reservations required. Charlotte, 686-2425, or Loretta, 686-9923.
Bellsouth Telephone Pioneers LMC (Telcom Pioneers): There is no membership meeting in December. Instead, the annual outing to the Show Palace Dinner Theatre for the Christmas 2006 show will be at 11:45 a.m. Saturday. The theater is at 16128 U.S. 19 in Hudson. Jerry Abenante, 688-5825.
Grace Presbyterian Women's Gathering: 1 p.m. Monday, fellowship hall, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. The program will be "Christmas at Grace," and will include Christmas tea and cookies. Bring a favorite teacup. The hostesses will be the Mary Martha Circle. Santa's Shoe Boxes will be distributed to Dade City and Bethel on Monday as well. 683-2082.