Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. All types of needlework are covered, including cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel and surface embroidery. Membership is open to anyone interested, from experienced to those interested in learning how to stitch. 596-1415.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The speaker will be Mitch Almon, trail coordinator for the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Trails Association. Cindy Liberton, 583-2384 (evenings), or email@example.com.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. A Valentine's dance will be Feb. 15. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music provided by Jess & Joan, with dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 for members, $10 for guests; tickets are an additional $2 if purchased at the door. A German Entertainers Show and Dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 29; doors open at 6 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 for members and $20 for guests; tickets are an additional $2 if purchased at the door. For tickets, call Rosemarie, 666-8525, or mail a check and self-addressed envelope to the club at P.O. box 5341, Spring Hill, FL 35611. For club information, call Ed, 684-2656.
Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include: Introduction to Windows Vista (part 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Monday; Website Construction with SiteSpinner, 1 p.m. Monday; Travel Planning with Your Computer, 7 p.m. Monday; Keep Your Computer Running Like New, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Techniques for Searching the Web, 1 p.m. Wednesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (part 1 of 4), 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. www.hcc.org or 592-0070.
Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Pinochle is offered from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $3, which includes lunch and prizes. Visitors and new members are welcome. Linda, 573-7696.
Order of the Eastern Star: Brooksville Chapter 76, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, 515 Main St. Spring Hill Chapter 323, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 13402 Montour St. 597-1209.
Filipino-American Social Club: Valentine's candlelight dinner-dance, 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road. Entertainment will include the Rhythm in Motion band from Jacksonville. A full-course buffet dinner will include roast beef au jus, chicken marsala, rice pilaf, chef salad, vegetable medley, fresh baked rolls and coffee. Ethnic Philippine desserts will be served after dinner. Romantic activities are planned. Tickets are $26 per person. For reservations, call Shella Dean at 686-7813, Clovis Cayunda at 346-0784, Brenda Mandery at (516) 459-2185 or Nana Schwartz at (727) 992-5492.
Hernando Democratic Women's Club: 12:30 p.m. Friday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Sandra Dickson will speak on heart and health issues. New members welcome. Meetings are on the second Friday of each month through May. Betty Lou, 683-9794 or 263-9254.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Restaurant, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. The annual fashion show is scheduled for March 8. Cris, 397-4304.
Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary, St. Jude Council 6383: Card party, noon to 4 p.m. Monday, K of C Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The cost is $2 for games of choice, prizes and refreshments. Nonmembers welcome. Joanne, 684-3181.
Maine Club: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. After a brief business meeting, there will be a discussion about what direction the club wishes to pursue. All members are encouraged to attend. There will be a potluck dinner; those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and their own place settings. All present and former residents of Maine are welcome. 592-0741.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Perkins Family Restaurant, 4685 Commercial Way. Joanne, 596-6969.
Nature Coast English Car Club: Meet for breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Bob Shutler, 597-7564.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. There will be a speaker, and treats will be served. Members are reminded to bring their community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy and used greeting cards. Membership is open to anyone interested in serving the community. Ron, 592-9856.
New York Sanitation Retirees: The 19th annual installation affair will be March 1 at Heritage Pines Country Club, off County Line Road. Call William Hamm for details, 596-9101.
New York State Club: Anniversary dinner, 5 p.m. Thursday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Call Barbara for reservations, 683-1469. For membership details, call Kathleen, 688-0278.
Pennsylvania Club of Spring Hill: 10 a.m. Feb. 12, Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Entertainment by the D'Lites. Buffet with a choice of two entrees. $10. Reservations required by Monday. Mail checks to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. For membership details, call Jane, 848-0110.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Scholarship dinner-dance, 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Tickets are $16 per person. All monies raised will go to the scholarship fund for distribution to selected graduating Hernando County high school students. Gene, 596-9456, or Chuck, 597-8878.
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Board of directors meeting at 5:30 p.m. and membership meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. After the meeting, Don Kirby will present a program on Talk Fusion software. He will discuss sending video e-mail for business communication, as well as personal messages to family and friends. This week's classes include: PhotoShop Elements, 9 a.m. Monday; Setting Up a Home Network, 7 p.m. Monday; Genealogy Special Interest Group, 9 a.m. Tuesday; Creating a Web Page, 7 p.m. Saturday. As part of its ongoing "Progress in Education" program, the club now offers hands-on laptop computer classes to members. The four-week Basic Computing hands-on classes will begin with Windows XP on Feb. 8, 15, 22 and 29. In March, classes will cover Vista. Two instructors are available for personalized attention. To take these classes, students must complete the four-week Basic Windows XP course. Class size is limited to 12. Preregistration and prepayment required. The cost is $20. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive Toucan Trail. 686-7146 or visit the Web site at www.shtcc.net.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: General meeting, 8:45 a.m. Wednesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Following the business part of the meeting, the group will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Virgin Mary's appearance at Lourdes, France. Upcoming events include a "Morning of Reflection" given by Father Anthony Coppola on Feb. 12 and an arts and treasures sale the first weekend of March. 666-0875 or 683-9666.
Wisconsin Club: 3 to 5 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Pat Conway, a retired air traffic controller. Annual dues are $8 per person Membership is open to anyone who has lived in Wisconsin at one time and spouses. Carol Zellmer, 666-2974.
Women's Connection Christian Women's Club: Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 12, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Red Hat ladies will be honored during the Sweetheart Fashions by Bon Worth. Anna England from Port Richey will speak. Doors open at 11 a.m. The cost is $13.50. A free nursery is available with advance request. Reservations are due by Friday. Dolores, 799-3735, or Barbara, 796-5216.