AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Hernando County Commissioner Jim Adkins. All seniors welcome. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.
Brooksville Horseshoe Club: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane (next to the racquetball court and softball field). New, backyard and experienced players welcome. Horseshoes available for loan. There is no cost. Richard Watson, (352) 584-4102 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. Learn about the Christian heritage of the nation, the founding principles of the U.S. government and how to impact the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, conference room, Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17240 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Jim King, conservation lands specialist for Hernando County Planning Department. In November 1988, Hernando County residents voted to collect up to 0.10 mill (about $5.75 per family, per year) for 30 years to acquire and protect environmentally sensitive lands. In the November election, voters will be asked whether they want to continue the program. King, who manages the county's preserves, will discuss the current protected lands and those on the list, activities supported by the program funds and the role of volunteers. Visitors welcome. Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085. Web: hcfnps.org.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Visitors welcome. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. John Ehlenbeck, email@example.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
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. Members learn communications skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. $6. Weekly: Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Fall fashion show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. Featuring more than 30 fashions from Joey's Fashions of Tarpon Springs. There will be raffles and games. Lunch will include salad, chicken and asparagus crepes, and dessert. Tickets are $22; seating limited. Anna, (352) 777-2641, or Bobbie, (352) 279-0528. Weekly: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership is not required. Contact Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today. Men's Auxiliary to serve breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. The cost is $7 for eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, gravy, French toast, pancakes, coffee, tea and orange juice. Weekly: "Basket of beer and burger" available for $10 from 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays during the NFL season. (352) 596-9236.
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East Hernando Writers Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. This group is for experienced and beginning writers of short stories, memoirs, nonfiction, poetry and other styles. The group critiques one another's work in a friendly atmosphere. There will be a 10-minute writing lesson/discussion. Meetings are conducted every other week. Linda, email@example.com or (352) 799-5811.
Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee, 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include: Get to Know Your iPhone, 1 p.m. today; Facebook, Advanced Class, 1 p.m. today; Linux, the Free Alternative to Windows, 7 p.m. today; Genealogy Family Tree Maker, 7 p.m. today; Windows 8 Preview, 10 a.m. Friday; Windows Movie Maker 2.6 for Slide Shows, 1 p.m. Friday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Get Started with Your Computer and XP (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Basic PhotoShop Elements (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 2 of 8), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. The group is dedicated to youth service recognition, fundraising for scholarships for needy college students and holiday events for special needs children, specifically at Moton Elementary School. Laverne, (352) 796-4657.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Seventh Anniversary Ball, 6 to 11 p.m. Oct. 6, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Tickets are $40 for members and $45 for nonmembers. (352) 838-1031, (352) 684-7320.
Hernando Quilters' Guild: 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. All quilters, from beginners through advanced, are welcome. Show and tell, quarterly yard sales and numerous classes are offered. Carol Aldridge, (352) 686-0774.
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 that sings contemporary and traditional songs in 4-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Norma, (352) 540-9192.
High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. The cost is $3. The instructor is Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.
Italian-American Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Coulton Building), 2301 Deltona Blvd. The speaker will be Claudia Wallace from Great American Financial Services. Coffee and pastries served after the meeting. New members welcome. Annual dues are $20; Italian heritage not required.
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: springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Weekly: Dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., followed by dancing from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays. Various dinner choices available. Dinner and dancing, $10 (includes tax and tip); dancing only, $3. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Lunch and sandwiches available. (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m., Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Games for all levels of players are offered, as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221. Web: daily-recap.com.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. Oct. 3, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. There will be a speaker discussing crime prevention. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York Stage Club: 5 p.m. Oct. 4, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Call Carolyn for dinner tickets, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Marge, (352) 686-8015.
Pennsylvania Club: Fall picnic, 10 a.m. Oct. 9, Crews Lake Park, Pavilion 2, off Shady Hills Road, Shady Hills. There will be a meeting, followed by games and prizes. Lunch will be at 11:45 a.m. This is not a catered event; there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and other foods. Members are asked to bring baked items for dessert. The cost is $8 per person. Checks are to be made payable to and sent to the club by Tuesday at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Members are allowed to bring guests. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For membership, call James Cahill, (352) 593-4325.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Bring chess set; club sets are available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. The club has a free chess library. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. 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, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728: Pasta supper, 6:15 p.m. Oct. 3, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Reservations required by Monday. Membership is open to all; Italian descent is not required. RSVP to Carolyn, (352) 683-4347.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: The lodge is sponsoring an essay contest that is open to all Hernando County middle and high school students. The contest is in celebration of October as Italian Heritage Month. The essay theme is "An Italian Immigrant: The Journey." The essay must contain a minimum of 400 words, but no more than 500, and be submitted no later than Monday. There will be cash awards for both middle and high school winners. First place receives $100 and second place $50. Essays may be sent to: Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502, Attn: Nina Maurer, 7300 Clearmeadow Drive, Spring Hill, FL 34606. Mary Ann Hopkins, (352) 688-1889. Web: osia2502.com.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 686-6555. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Entertainment Time Machine with Eddie and Dana, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. Weekly events include: Spaghetti dinner, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays. Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Line dance lessons with Backwoods Boot Scooters, 7 p.m. Thursdays; $5. Fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. Musical entertainment, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
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 and a local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. New singers of all ages wanted. 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). This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: Rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus will be rehearsing for the Christmas concerts. Liesl, (352) 848-4484, or Jeanmarie, (352) 556-8549.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. There will be a speaker from HPH Hospice. Members are asked to bring nonperishable food items for the church's pantry. Annual dues are $10; membership open to anyone who has lived in Wisconsin and their spouses. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
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.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events: Bingo, doors open at 2 p.m., games at 3:30 p.m. Sundays; also doors open at 8:30 a.m. and games start at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Intermediate line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays for $3. Basic line dance steps, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays for $2. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $7.50-$9. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each (other food available, with prices from $3.25 to $4.75). Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 9 p.m.; prices vary $9-$12 (reservations required by Thursday); cake, coffee and tea are $1. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Polonia Dinner-Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner will be served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.