Wednesday, March 21, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando club meetings, June 5 and upcoming


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 Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Horseshoe Club: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane (next to the racquetball court and softball field). Richard Watson, (352) 584-4102 or [email protected]

Brooksville Lions Club: 6 p.m. Monday, Nicholson Engineering Associates, 7468 Horse Lake Road. (352) 593-4063 or [email protected]

Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. (813) 732-1507.

Disabled American Veterans, Cadda Haddon Chapter 67: 7 p.m. today, 16299 Nancy Ave. Steve Greco, (352) 796-1679.

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Finger foods and ice cream at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. "A Day at the Horse Races" and an auction will follow the meeting. Guests welcome. The club will not meet in July or August. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801.

Hernando County Kennel Club: Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. $10 per class. Carole, 666-1932.

Hernando Historic Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, City Council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Keith Kohl, author of Florida's Civil War Years, will discuss the four years the war was fought in Florida. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected] Web:

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web:

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at (352) 597-7979.

Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Hernando County Fishing Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The club arranges freshwater and saltwater fishing trips at discount prices, group outings at fishing piers and other locations, seminars on fishing techniques and other events. Rich, (352) 796-7711 or [email protected], or Rick, (352) 345-4390 or [email protected] Web:

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.

Spring Hill

African American Club: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd.

Genealogy Interest Group: 11 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352( 796-1623.

Fantasy African Violet Club: Refreshments at 12:30 p.m. and meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.

Hernando Computer Club: Garden committee meeting, 9 a.m., Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Computer classes are conducted weekdays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For the schedule, visit or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens showing of 5 Broken Cameras, 5 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Directed by Emad Burnat and Guy Davidi. The film is about Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, and his firsthand account of resistance in Bil'in, a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. The 2011 film was nominated for an Academy Award for best documentary. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Green Party. (352) 683-3151.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Evelyn, (352) 684-0340.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus. Norma, (352) 540-9192.

High Point Bridge: Games (not duplicate) are 12:30 p.m. Fridays, High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. (352) 688-6409.

High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. $3. Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. This will be the Red, White and Blue Potluck. There will be no meetings in July or August. Rich Bellem, (352) 688-8924.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $10, which includes drink, tax and tip. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Website:

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Social game (not duplicate), 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. $5; free refreshments. All games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web:

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. There will be an ice cream social and auction. Members are also reminded to bring their used stamps, service hours, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner will follow the meeting. RSVP to Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. This will be the last meeting until the fall. Bowling will continue at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. For bowling, call Marge, (352) 686-8015.

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853, or Carol McElroy, (352) 684-6840.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Robin, (352) 797-4645.

Senior/Babyboomer Singles Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. Admission is $3. Sheila, (352) 293-4009.

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. 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: June social, 5 p.m. today, Blue Dolphin Restaurant, 8825 State Road 52, Hudson. Deise, (727) 862-3170, or Zina, (352) 688-9740.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. June 14, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. This will be the Sankthan's Celebration, with an indoor hot dog picnic, with salads and ice cream. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for ages 13 to 16 and free for ages 12 and younger. Reservations required by Tuesday. RSVP to Randi, (352) 796-7016, or Gail, (727) 863-3145.

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. For weekly events call (352) 686-5666. Web:

Spring Hill Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way. [email protected] Web:

Spring Hill Writing Group: 3 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The purpose of the group is to encourage those who write and those who want to write. (352) 754-4043.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. For club questions, call Roberta, (352) 688-2315. For bingo, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.

Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. today, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Guests and visitors welcome. Dinner is $18.99. The speaker will be Capt. Dan Clymer of Racing Mullet Charter in Crystal River, who will discuss fishing in Wyoming. Free fly-tying classes are under way for members. 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. For weekly events, call (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Guests of all ages and anyone interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting, etc.) welcome. Members include novices to masters. Membership dues are $10 a year. George Lytle, (352) 610-4925, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.

Weeki Wachee

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.

Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building D, 10051 Country Road. Hernando Sheriff's Deputy Scott Reak will give an updated crime report for the Royal Highlands area. All area residents welcome. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

Citrus County


Nature Coast Disc Golf Club: Handicap round of 19 holes of disc golf, 10 a.m. Sundays (sharp), Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41. Buz Ryalls-Clephane, (352) 584-5078, or Brandi Laudermilch, (352) 263-4475.


Citrus Model Railroad Club: 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, Otto Allen Building, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave. Free, but donations are appreciated. New members welcome. Send email to [email protected] Web:

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dinner choice is fried fish or baked chicken. $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.


Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. Lunch will follow the meeting. (727) 372-0528.

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.

West Hernando Coin Club

7 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. The club will also have a coin and currency show from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. Bruce Schneider, (352) 584-3163.

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