Accordion Adventure: Valentine's Dance/Jam, 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. Admission is $2. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peggy, (352) 442-5574. This is a new informal group of enthusiasts and accordionists of all levels of performance. The group meets the third Wednesday of each month. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.
Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Feb. 23, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss, by Abraham Verghese. Copies of the book are limited at the library. 754-4043.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The program, "A Tribute to Betsy Ross," will be presented by Sadie Smith. RSVP to Alice, (352) 344-3408, or Charlyne, (352) 799-0987.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Carnival Ball, Friday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music provided by Alpen Diamanten. Dress code is costume or casual. Advanced tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests; the cost at the door is an additional $2 per ticket. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
Hernando Audubon Society: Birding trip to Honeymoon Island, Friday. Meet at 7 a.m. at the first pull-off on the left before the drawbridge along the Dunedin Causeway. The state park fee is $5 per car. To carpool, meet at 6:15 a.m. at the Publix on Pinehurst Drive, near Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. Bev, (352) 686-0460 or [email protected] The annual Ahhochee Hill Work Day will be 9 a.m. Saturday, 24268 Lake Lindsey Road. Volunteers will clean and repair bird houses in preparation for the upcoming nesting season, and also help with trail maintenance or other chores. Bring a dish to share for lunch. Christie, (352) 797-3545.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. The program is "Reach Out and Touch Someone (With Your PC) — Mail, Messaging, Video and Voice Over IP." The public is welcome. This week's classes include: What Photoshop Can Do, 1 p.m. Monday; Surfing the Web, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Wednesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. www.hcc.org or (352) 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. The facility is available to rent for other functions. Linda, (352) 573-7696.
Hernando County Green Party: 7 to 8 p.m. today, Saturn Studio South, 314 E Liberty St. The group hopes to get filming of its You Tube spots under way and will also go over other issues. The party has filed suit against the Levy nuclear plant.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St. 597-9555. Anyone interested in auditioning for the orchestra may call conductor Wayne Raymond at (352) 688-0427. Web site: www.hernandosymphony.com.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. After dinner, there will be a speaker. Visitors welcome. Joan Lynch, (352) 686-8180.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. John Ehlenbeck, [email protected] or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Richard Trump, secretary, (352) 796-1143.
Spring Lake Community Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, 4184 Spring Lake Highway (old stone building). There will be a potluck dinner and a business meeting. Guests are welcome and do not have to bring a covered dish, but it is appreciated. Kelley Johnson, (352) 584-6833.
Hernando Beach Club: Weekly events include TV sports event, card playing, pool and bar bingo at 4 p.m. on some Sundays. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for guests, with a cash bar available (nonmembers can participate in two dinners without joining club). Reservations are required by Wednesday. 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Call Gladys for details and reservations, (352) 597-2676. Visit the Web site at www.hernandobeachclub.com.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Weekly social dinners are on Wednesdays (for members and their guests only). Cocktail hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6:30 p.m., 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. New members welcome. (352) 596-4830. Members receive the benefits of being a chartered member of the Yachting Clubs of America, with reciprocity to other YCA yacht and sailing clubs in the continental United States, Hawaii, Alaska and the Virgin Islands. Dock slips are also available to members. For membership and events, call Rear Commodore Jim Secrest, (352) 683-1545.. To rent the club (for weddings, receptions and parties), call Commodore Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Visit the Website at www.hbyachtclub.com.
Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Island X-6 Spring Hill: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Gene, (727) 488-0153.
Aglow Spring Hill Morning Lighthouse: 9 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, Aspen Building, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Sharon Guedesse, associate pastor and director of Transition, a ministry dedicated to transitioning people into the abundant life God has for them. Sharon and her husband, Joseph, serve on the staff at House of Faith in Hudson. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Charlotte, (352) 686-2425, or Loretta, (352) 686-9923.
Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Delta Beta Chapter: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. (352) 584-9064. Visit the Web site: www.alphadeltabeta.org.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The winners of the American history essay contests will speak. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Chapter members can help potential members with their genealogy. (352) 596-2457.
General Federation of Women's Club, Spring Hill Service League: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive. The club theme is Women Working Wonders, providing an opportunity to discuss how club members can assist with community programs and projects. Plans will be finalized for the upcoming "Second Hand Rose" Fashion Show that will be in April. All women in the community are invited to the meetings. Barbara, (352) 686-1936.
Grumman Retiree Club of Florida, Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The cost for the buffet is $13, which must be paid in advance. Reservations required. Hank, (352) 686-2735.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Mondays, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a women's a cappella chorus. Women of any age who love to sing are welcome to join the rehearsals and sing with the chorus; experience is not necessary. Those wishing to just observe are welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9:30 a.m. Monday, LifeSouth Community Blood Bank, second floor, 12395 Cortez Blvd. There will be a demonstration on petit-pointe finishes and a one-fire floral by Lee Harrison from the Lake Tarpon area. Kay Jacks, (352) 597-1614.
Irish-American Society: The meeting days and times have changed. The next meeting will be 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The topic will be genealogy. Coffee and cake will be served. Prospective members are welcome. Mardi, (352) 683-4729.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Scotto's Bistro, 6172 Commercial Way. Guests are welcome. Lunch is available. Dana Cutlip, (352) 684-9137, ext. 202.
Michigan Club: 3:15 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at Cracker Barrel, 1371 Commercial Way. George, (352) 688-4198. Former and current Michigan residents are welcome.
Nature Coast Orators Club/Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital (in the room behind the cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. The group helps improve communication skills, both personally and professionally. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glen Retirement Village clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, off Osowaw Boulevard. The program will be an Opera Quiz, which includes audience participation. Kathy, (352) 688-4741 or [email protected] Visit the Web site: www.naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: Annual members auction, 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Ed, (352) 597-2895.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Boulevard. Bring chess set; club sets are available. Snowbirds and visitors are welcome. Club members work with school chess clubs at Central High School and Challenger K-8. Andy, (352) 428-8272, or Chuck, (352) 345-4764.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: Lunch meetings, 11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests are welcome. Brooks Edwards, (352) 666-4107, or Josh Kelly, (352) 684-0313. Visit the Web site at www.shcrotary.org.
Spring Hill Art League: Meeting and demonstration, 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. A short business meeting will be followed by a watercolor demonstration with Richard Davis, who is proficient with pen and ink, pencil, watercolors, oils and acrylics. He has extensive experience with layout and design, murals and a variety of three-dimensional mediums, including wood and metal. A two-hour workshop with Davis will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 23; the cost is $25. Eshter Pohl, (352) 398-1532, or Isabelle Papazian, (352) 683-5452. Visit www.springhillartleague.com.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: Club meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oak Hill Hospital, Cafeteria Room 2, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Anyone interested in ham radios is welcome. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone) and conducts a SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:30 p.m. and a club net at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, except meeting nights (third Tuesday of the month). Anyone with a ham radio license is welcome participate in both nets. Visit the Web site at www.kf4ixu.org . Ed, (352) 684-7623.
Spring Hill Duplicate Bridge Club: 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Regency Oaks clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. For partners, call Kit, (352) 666-7339; for information, Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524.
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: Using Photoshop (class 3 of 4), 9 a.m. Monday; Basic Internet and E-Mail, 7 p.m. Monday; Do Your Own Taxes, (Class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. Wednesday; Windows Vista (Class 3 of 4), 9 a.m. Friday; Digital Embroidery Special Interest Group, noon Saturday; Printing Choices in XP, 3 p.m. Saturday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive Toucan Trail). (352) 597-3632. Visit www.shtcc.net.
Spring Hill Women's Chorus: 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. The chorus performs for civic clubs and organizations, nursing homes, luncheons and parties. New members welcome. Esther Lamoreaux, 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419. Visit the Web site: www.geocities.com/suncoastshipmodelsociety/.
United Methodist Women: Board meeting, 9 a.m. Thursday, Spring Hill United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. The unit meeting will be Feb. 23 in the fellowship hall; refreshments at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting at 10 a.m. Devotions will be given by Judy Kalee. The program will be "A Call to Prayer and Self Denial," by Barbara Clemons. Hostesses are Wanda Hollenbeck, Phyllis Ahlbrecht and Betty Johnson. Those attending are asked to bring canned goods. (352) 683-9505.
Wisconsin Club": Social dinner at Boston Cooker, 4 p.m. Wednesday, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. The monthly outing will be to see The Producers at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson. The club will take a tour of the Humane Society of the Nature Coast at 10 a.m. Feb. 28; those going will bring towels, blankets, and dog and cat food. Carol Zellmer, (352) 666-2974.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The director is Jerry McPhail. New singers are welcome to join this men's a cappella chorus. All written arrangements, training techniques and professional direction are provided. Art Ellingsen, (352) 688-1182, or Doug Stewart, (352) 688-0392. The Web site is at www.hernandoharmonizers.com.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The Spring concerts will be March 15 at Nativity Lutheran Church, March 22 at Faith Presbyterian Church and March 30 at Spring Hill United Church of Christ; all concerts start at 3 p.m. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.
Sierra Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Universal Unitarian Church, 7633 N Florida Ave. (U.S. 41 N). The public is welcome. James Marcum, (352) 795-5256.
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Long Island Club: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, parish hall, 5326 Charles St. Coffee and cake are served before the meeting. Prospective members welcome. (352) 683-3019.
Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to [email protected] (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is 10 days before your 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 about the Clubs column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.