Monday, March 19, 2018
News Roundup

What clubs are up to in and around Hernando County



American Legion Post 99: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. (352) 796-3259.

Black Educators Caucus: 5 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Elementary School, 885 N Broad St. (352) 544-2714.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Cinco de Mayo, 5 p.m. Saturday. Mexican food and drinks available at various prices. Karaoke entertainment provided by the Tone-Deafs (Michael and Tony). Donkey rides will be available for $1. Mother's Day ceremony and dinner, 4 p.m. May 13. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner (choices are jumbo shrimp stuffed with crabmeat, chicken florentine or prime rib). Take Three will entertain. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door; call Darleen Keck at (352) 688-5353. For members and their guests. Call the lodge at (352) 596-2582.

Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge: Mother's Day photo contest, 9 p.m. May 11, 510 E Dr. M.L. King Jr. Blvd. Entries must be received by May 9. Only recent photos may be entered. Categories include: mother and child/children; real mother (with essay); hot mother, and young mother. (352) 410-4108.

German American Club of Spring Hill: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

Hernando County Democratic Committee: Hernando County Democratic Caucus, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday, Southern Pines Condo Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. Local registered Democrats can vote for the delegates for the state convention. Judy Lee, [email protected] or (352) 397-8314.

Hernando Historic Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. After the business meeting, Nina Mattei of Crystal River Boat Builders, which builds replicas of boats that traditionally sailed the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, will speak. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected]

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Horse races, auction and bake sale, 9 a.m. Saturday. Weekly events: Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Wheel game, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Hernando County Fishing Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Exchange ideas and listen to fishing guide and equipment experts. The club arranges freshwater and saltwater fishing excursions, group outings at fishing piers and other facilities, 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: Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. today, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. $6.50. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. The topic is "Your Nutrient Profile." Lunch is $8. Reservations required. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.

African American Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. The 21st annual Scholarship Awards Benefit will be May 12 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Gwendolyn Battle will entertain and Richard Inmon will speak. Tickets are $50 each. Charlene Johnston, (352) 666-4867, or J.R. McNealy, (352) 835-7003. Web:

British Connection: 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jerry and Audrey Stead's home, 4165 Glade Road. Bring a dish to share. Meat and drinks will be provided. RSVP to Audrey by Saturday, (352) 688-7821.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature is "Handbag Surprise," presented by Christian Women's Connection. The inspirational speaker is Yvonne Hancock from Lakeland; her theme is "The Pearl of Great Price." The lunch menu includes warm turkey club croissant with coleslaw and a fresh fruit cup, and tiramisu for dessert. The cost is $14.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Thursday, cancellations by Sunday. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: PhotoShop Elements (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; iPad Apps to Manage Photos, 10 a.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 8), 1 p.m. Thursday; Skydrive and MS Web Apps, 10 a.m. Friday; Windows 7 and 8 on a Tablet Computer, 1 p.m. Friday; Selling Online, 10 a.m. Monday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Facebook, the Basics (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Tuesday; MAC, the Basics, 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:

Latin American Civic and Cultural Association: Mother's Day Dance, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. May 12, Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. A live Latin salsa band, Grupo Espali, will entertain, along with a DJ. Alcapurrias (beef fritters) and pastelillos (beef turnovers) will be available, as well as water, sodas and ice buckets for a fee. Guests may bring their own drinks and coolers, but coolers must not leak. Advance tickets are $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers; an additional $5 charged per ticket purchased at the door. Tickets must be paid in advance to reserve tables. Those bringing children must call in advance. Proper attire required. (352) 263-5066, (352) 340-5066 or (727) 869-9398.

Latinos Unidos Social Club: Mother's Day Dance, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. May 12, 12538 Spring Hill Drive. Music provided by DJ H.R. A dinner of Latin cuisine will be served. Tickets are $10 for men, $5 for women. (352) 596-8719.

National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. May 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This will be the last meeting until September. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.

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 or [email protected] Web:

Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. The project will be an acrylic and pastel landscape, taught by Jeanette Seese. Call (352) 666-9091, (727) 857-1045 or (352) 249-7221. Web:

Partner's Club: Friendly Four Band, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Daily activities at the club include yoga, line dance, rug hooking, needlework and exercise. Membership is $20 a year, which includes membership into the H2U program. (352) 597-6383.

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. All are welcome; you do not need to be Italian to join. Charlotte, (352) 688-9637 or Doreen, (352) 686-7479.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social, 5 p.m. today, Argento's Italian Bistro and Pastry Shoppe, 15925 U.S. 19, Hudson. Camille, (352) 684-2788.

Spring Hill FL Saturday AM Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Brunch and "Color Your World" event, 10:30 a.m. to noon May 12, Family Restaurant Conference Center, at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Local artist and author Jacque Coffee will allow guests to "see yourself in a new light" through a palette of color and insight. The speaker is Joyce Hall from Orange Park, who will discuss why "You Can't Judge a Book By Its Cover." The cost is $11 inclusive. Reservations are required by May 10. RSVP to Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.

St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly 3022: Business meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. All Fourth Degree Knights welcome. Frank Sperlazza, (352) 293-4730.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Parish Hall, 1107 Commercial Way. The luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. May 22. The club is open to singles and couples. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. All interested modelers welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.

Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. May 9, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The group is for anyone interested in gems, minerals, lapidary, gem cutting, silver making, etc. There will be a short meeting followed by demonstrations and speakers. Refreshments served. This will be the last meeting until September. Ralph Barber, (352) 205-6852.

Weeki Wachee

Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building D, 10051 Country Road. Sheriff's Deputy Abraham Dowdell will present an updated crime report, review crime prevention activities and respond to comments and questions from residents in the Royal Highlands area. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. There will be a speaker on sinkhole issues. Members are asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food for the food pantry at Nativity Lutheran Church. The social dinner will be at 2 p.m. May 16 at Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Annual dues are $10. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.

Citrus County


Ronald Reagan Assembly of West Central Florida: 1 p.m. Saturday, 938 N Suncoast Blvd. (South Square Plaza). The speaker is Shannon Heathcock, candidate for Citrus County Commission, District 3. Refreshments will be provided. The public is welcome. (352) 257-5381.

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Watch the Kentucky Derby, 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be prizes for best hat, horse races, mint juleps and other entertainment. Food will be available for purchase. Breakfast cooked to order, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. Prices vary $2 to $4.50, coffee and tea included. 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). (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance on Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is stuffed shells with meatballs or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy 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.


Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. (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.

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