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Club events


Arts and Crafts Club: An arts and crafts club is forming in Hernando County. Plans for meeting locations and other details have not yet been determined. To learn more, call Louis Mlecka at (352) 796-2089.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The program will be "American Treasures — The Enduring Spirit of the DAR." There also will be a silent auction. Alice, (352) 344-3408, or Charlyne, (352) 799-0987.

Free and Accepted Masons, Hernando Lodge No. 97: 7:30 p.m. Monday, 515 S Main St., Brooksville. Richard Trout, (352) 238-9596.

Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday; the public is welcome. This week's classes include: Get Comfortable with Your PC (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Monday; A Guide to Amazing Web sites, 1 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Wednesday; Picasa — Import, Organize and Improve Your Photos (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Wednesday; Microsoft Excel/Open Office, 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 functions. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

Hernando County Herb Society: 1 p.m. April 27, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. There will be a program on growing herbs. The speaker is Master Gardener Ann Rizzuto. RSVP to Marcia Rahn, (352) 799-8676.

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.

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). Membership is $5 annually and is open to residents in Spring Lake and surrounding areas. There is a potluck; bring a dish to share. Kelly Johnson, (352) 584-6833.

Hernando Beach

Chesapeake Bay Club: Shrimp feast, 1 p.m. April 27, Linda Pedersen Park, off Shoal Line Boulevard. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Those attending are to bring a dish to share. RSVP to Connie Gallagher, (352) 686-0881.

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: The club is having a membership drive throughout April. Those interested in joining are invited to attend one of the weekly Wednesday social dinners for $5 and learn about the club's land, sea and social events. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6:30 p.m. The club is at 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-4830.Visit the Web site at

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: Noon April 30, Great Room, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The meeting will include lunch from a selected menu. Randy Kerr or Ed Johnson of Southeast Guide Dogs will speak about the organization and will bring two of their trained dogs for a demonstration. Call for reservations. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910.

Daughters of the British Empire, War of the Roses Chapter: 11 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The meeting will be followed by a social hour with refreshments. DBE is a nonprofit, nonpolitical and nonsectarian American organization that is open to women who are British, from the British Commonwealth, by birth, marriage, ancestry or naturalization. Lucille Lane, (352) 540-9746, or Sheena Young, (352) 688-6503.

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 Club: 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave., off Spring Hill Drive. Members will sketch and photograph items to add to the painting reference files. Those attending should bring a sketch pad and/or a camera, as well as a bag lunch. The final meeting of the season will be a spring luncheon May 18 at Kally K's Restaurant. (352) 597-1614.

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.

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays. Meeting sites vary. This group is for singles ages 50 and older. Call for details. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Games are played Mondays through Fridays at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. All games, except on Thursdays, start at 12:30 p.m.; Thursday games start at 6:30 p.m. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.

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.

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

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oak Hill Hospital, Cafeteria Room 2, 11375 Cortez Blvd. 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 . Ed, (352) 684-7623.

Spring Hill Art League: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. There will be a short business meeting, followed by a demonstration by local wood turner Larry Withers, who creates various wood pieces from both hard and soft wood. Membership is open; annual dues are $20 for single membership and $30 for family membership. Isabelle Papazian, (352) 683-5452. Visit

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: Basic Vista, Cut, Copy and Paste, 9 a.m. Monday; Basic Internet and Email, 7 p.m. Monday; Making Greeting Cards using Print Shop, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Basic Digital Picture Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. Thursday; Intermediate XP Picture Management, 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, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, off Osowaw Boulevard. 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.

Stamp Club: A stamp club is forming in the Spring Hill area. Meetings will be bi-weekly or monthly, to exchange ideas, swap stamps and have mini-auctions. (352) 666-1151 or

West Hernando-Spring Hill Hadassah: Donor Luncheon, noon April 27, Boston Cooker, 5357 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Dr. Morris J. Le Vine. His topic will be "The Dead Sea Scrolls." Members will receive a letter containing their donor credits, menu, plate and guest charges. Myrna, (352) 686-9243.


Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. New singers are welcome to join this men's a cappella chorus. All written arrangements, training techniques and professional direction are provided. (352) 556-3936 or e-mail

Citrus County


Sierra Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Universal Unitarian Church, 7633 N Florida Ave. (U.S. 41). (352) 628-7540.

Pasco County


Yugoslav American Social Club: Spring picnic, noon today, American Legion Post 335 shelter, 11421 Osceola Drive, at Minnieola Drive. The picnic will include hot dogs, chicken, ribs, vegetables, dessert and beverages. The cost is $5. The Yugoslav Senior Strings will play tamburitza music. (352) 686-9579 or 686-2542.

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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