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Brooksville Garden Club: 1 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, 200 Bell Ave. Social time starts at 12:30 p.m. Connie and Fred from Hibiscus Hacienda in Palm Harbor will present a program on how to care for your hibiscus. Residents of Brooksville and the surrounding areas are welcome to join the club. Peggy Cain, (352) 597-2405, or Lorraine Austin, (352) 397-3157.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 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.

Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include: Files and Folders in Vista, 10 a.m. Monday; Easy PC Cleanup, 1 p.m. Monday; Excel/Calc, 7 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Wednesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 2 of 4), 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. 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 NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 S Brooksville Ave. Wayman, (352) 442-4242.

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:

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, or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.

New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Morrison's Countryside Buffet, 1177 Broad St., Brooksville. Ed Van De Walle, (352) 683-5036.

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Richard Trump, secretary, (352) 796-1143.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Club: Weekly events include TV sports event, card playing, pool and bar bingo at noon on Sundays. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $8-$10, with a cash bar available (nonmembers can participate in two dinners without joining club). Reservations are required by Tuesday. 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Call Bunni for details and reservations, (352) 688-4976. Visit the Web site at

Hernando Beach Women's Club: 10 a.m. Wednesday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The program will be on protecting yourself against identity theft, presented by a representative from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office. New members and guests are welcome. Pat, (352) 592-0831.

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Weekly dinners are offered on Wednesdays (for members and their guests only). Cocktail hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. New members welcome. (352) 596-4830. Boat slip rentals are available on a monthly basis; call Dockmaster Gordon Meyers, (352) 200-8601. To rent the club (for weddings, receptions and parties), call Vice Commodore Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030.

Spring Hill

GEMS Christian Homeschool Support: 7 p.m. Tuesday, First Assembly of God, 12435 Spring Hill Drive. Great Educators Mentoring Scholars is a nondenominational Christian homeschool group. Cheryl Picerno, (352) 684-4844.

Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.

Grace Presbyterian Women's Gathering: 1 p.m. Monday, fellowship hall, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a speaker from the Duvall Home. The Naomi Circle will host. (352) 683-2082.

Gulf Coast WAVES Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Open to all former, retired and present women of the sea services, including the Navy, WAVES, Coast Guard, SPARS, Marine Women and Navy Nurses. The group is involved in a number of community and national activities. Barbara McCarthy, (352) 583-7119, or Peg Banco, (352) 596-7749.

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.

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.

Lois Club: Annual luncheon, noon Tuesday, Boston Cooker, 5315 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone named Lois is invited to attend. Those attending are asked to bring a wrapped "white elephant" item for a gift exchange game. Call for reservations. Lois Vega, (352) 796-1201, or Lois Gail, (727) 898-0482.

Maine Club: 12:30 p.m. Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. This will be a potluck dinner. All those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and their own place settings. The club meets the second Friday of the month from November through April. All former and current Maine residents are welcome. (352) 592-0741.

Michigan Club: Ladies lunch, noon Thursday, Marguerita Grill, 10200 W Halls River Road, Homosassa. Dottie, (352) 683-3059. Men's lunch, noon Thursday, Momma D's, 3480 Deltona Blvd. George, (352) 688-4198.

Monday Crafters: Noon to 3 p.m. Mondays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive. New members of all ages welcome. Helen, (352) 597-1538.

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays. Meeting sites vary. Call for details. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Nature Coast English Car Club: Meet for breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Bob Shutler, (352) 597-7564.

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.

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.

Retired NYC Firefighters of Spring Hill: 10 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive, off Anderson Snow Road. Kevin, (352) 346-9717.

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

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Weekly activities include: card days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; shuffleboard at 8 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays; arts and crafts from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; line dancing at 1 p.m. Fridays; and bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. (352) 596-1095.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 7 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6139 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Ann Kraus, the Sons of Norway financial benefits counselor. She will discuss the benefits available through the Sons of Norway. Also, the Sun Viking's birthday will be celebrated; some of the charter members will tell stories of the lodge's history. Coffee and birthday cake will be served. Anyone of Scandinavian birth, descent or by marriage, or those who are just interested in Scandinavian culture, are welcome. Gail Martinsen, (727) 863-3145.

Spring Hill Camera Club: Presentation meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Bring your equipment and manuals. Topics include "Getting to Know Your Camera," "Understanding Light Meters — Handheld and Within the Camera" and "Getting the Exposure Right." Strat, (352) 684-1850.

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 2 of 4), 9 a.m. Monday; Do Your Own Taxes (class 1 of 2), 7 p.m. Wednesday; Web Page Design Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. Thursday; Windows Vista (class 2 of 4), 9 a.m. Friday; Using the Control Panel in XP, 3 p.m. Saturday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive (at Toucan Trail). (352) 597-3632. Visit

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.

St. Theresa Social Club: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1107 Commercial Way. The bus trip to Tampa Bay Downs is Feb. 19. For trip details, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532. For club information, call Anita, (352) 684-5771.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens, 3357 Susan Drive. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.


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

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.



Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Monday, Niko's Place Restaurant and Bar, 6818 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Lunch will follow the meeting. (727) 372-0528.

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 (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.

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