Friday, January 19, 2018
News Roundup

Club meetings, events around Hernando County



AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Jim McGrath of McGrath Senior Insurance will discuss Medicare 2013. Rob Russano of Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders (SHINE) will discuss insurance decisions. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368, or Steve, (352) 754-9404.

Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch and membership meeting, noon Nov. 14, First United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 109 S Broad St. Jim Smith of Gold Sale $$ will speaker and assist with the club's fundraiser: bring unwanted and broken pieces of gold and sell them. The club will receive 20 percent. There will also be skin care and chair massages available. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183.

Brooksville Lions Club: 6 p.m. Monday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. (352) 593-4063.

Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. (813) 732-1507.

Embroiderers' Guild of America Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The chapter will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Open stitching will continue until 2 p.m. Bring lunch. (352) 666-8350.

Hernando Audubon Society: Field trip, 8 a.m. Nov. 14, Dade Battlefield State Park, 7200 County Road 603, Bushnell. There will be a stop at Lake Townsen Park. Bring lunch for a picnic after the hike. There is a $3 parking fee at Dade Battlefield and a $2 fee at Lake Townsen. Eileen Riccio, (352) 400-8732 or [email protected]

Hernando Herb Society: Annual "Cooking with Herbs" meeting, noon Monday, Pearl in the Grove, 31936 Saint Joe Road, west of Dade City. A meal and dessert will be served. Chef Curtis Beebe, owner of the restaurant, will demonstrate using herbs and fresh ingredients from local farms and growers. The cost is $10 for members, $20 for guests. Reservations are a must. RSVP by Thursday to Jill Graddy, (352) 796-2101.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Al Johnson, the 2012-13 lieutenant governor. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web:

U.S. Submarine Veterans Weeki Wachee Base: 1 p.m. Saturday, Marine Corps League Detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Robbie Roberts, (352) 592-5161 or (352) 428-3964.

Ridge Manor West

East Hernando Writer's Group: 1 p.m. Thursday, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. Open to writers of short stories, memoirs, nonfiction, poetry and other genres. The group critiques one another's work in a friendly atmosphere. There will be a 10-minute writing lesson/discussion. Linda, [email protected] or (352) 799-5811.

Spring Hill

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "Tea Time All Day," presented by Karen Hyde Dennehy, owner of Magnolia Terrace Tea Room. The inspirational speaker will be Carolyn McCort of Merritt Island. The meal is roast turkey with dressing, vegetable and pumpkin pie. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Thursday; cancellations by Sunday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.

Daughters of the American Revolution Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Nov. 15, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Includes the annual auction. Judy, (352) 583-9594.

Democratic Women's Club: General meeting, noon Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Beverly Brown, (352) 683-0323.

FDNY Retired Firefighters of NY Association Chapter 343: Monthly meeting and breakfast, 10 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. New members welcome. Kevin, (813) 528-8239 or Joe, (352) 686-4401.

Genealogy Interest Group: 11 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, 796-1623.

Grace Presbyterian Women's Gathering: 1 p.m. Monday, fellowship hall, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a cooking show, "Elegant Edibles" by Joyce Flint. An offering will be received. The hostesses will be the Sarah Circle. (352) 683-2082.

Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday (for newcomers only, RSVP to 684-7171). For class schedule, visit All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes cost $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Evelyn, (352) 684-0340.

Hernando Jazz Society: "USA In Song," 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Admission is free for members; $10 for nonmembers. A cash bar and buffet lunch will be available for purchase. Nonmembers are asked to RSVP to (352) 835-7183.

High Point Ballroom Dancing: Classes for beginners, 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, intermediate 3 to 4 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. The instructor is Bonnie Jordan. $5 per person, per class. (352) 683-3699.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast restaurant, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner is $10 (includes drink, tax and tip). Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Pre-holiday dance, 8 p.m. to midnight Nov. 17, Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Entertainment will be provided by DJ Frankie "Cajuko." Guests may bring their own snacks and drinks. Tickets cost $8 for members and $10 nonmembers. Irma, (352) 666-6848, or Carmen, (352) 263-5066. The club is now conducting drives for Thanksgiving baskets and Toys for Tots. All donations appreciated.

Michigan Club: Noon Thursday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. A trip to Der Dutchman Restaurant (formerly Troyer's) in Sarasota will be Nov. 14. The bus will leave at 10 a.m. at Cortez Boulevard and Commercial Way, next to Hardee's, Weeki Wachee. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 686-7479.

National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. After lunch, Gary Fecarotta Jr. of Florida Tax Advisors will speak. Retired railroad workers and spouses are welcome.

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Annual Thanksgiving dinner. Bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.

New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Lunch will follow a short meeting. Walt King, (352) 596-3578, or Dick Morin, (352) 799-3915.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This will be a Thanksgiving celebration; the menu choice will be roast turkey with stuffing or baked ham with mashed potatoes. Entertainment provided by vocalist Louie Fortunato. The cost is $12.50 per person (note the entree choice on the check). Reservations are required by Thursday. Send payment to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For upcoming trips, call Jerry, (352) 593-4325.

Quilters of the Nature Coast: Charity sewing session, 1 to 4 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Bring a fat quarter or two and some cording and make a toiletry bag. Guidance will be provided. The bags will be donated to the Dawn Center, along with Christmas quilts members have been making. The monthly meeting will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St., Masaryktown. Please arrive by 10 a.m. and bring a fat quarter or two in holiday prints or solids. The challenge quilts will be displayed in Dr. Joud's office. Voting has changed and will now be the top three votes. This month's theme is "My Favorite Things." The speaker will be Heather Marcis from the Dawn Center. Barbara Ogden, (352) 684-7222.

SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. Volunteer day and night dispatchers and patrollers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or [email protected]

Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728: Potluck supper meeting, 6:30 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Tickets for the Christmas dinner-dance will be available. The cost is $22 per person. The event will be Dec. 16 at Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line road. Cocktails will be at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., followed by dancing to music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. The menu entree choice will be breaded cranberry nut-stuffed chicken or pot roast topped with mushrooms and onion gravy. Charlotte, (352) 688-9637.

Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social night, 5 p.m. today, Pizza Villa, 7038 Coastal Blvd. Camille, (352) 684-2788. The club meeting has been moved to Nov. 14 due to Thanksgiving. The meeting location has changed to Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way. Dinner will be at 6 p.m.; meeting at 7 p.m. Richard Sarvenero Sr., (352) 263-7829, or Rose Salute, (352) 796-7714. Web:

Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: 8:45 a.m. Nov. 19, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Speakers will be Tom and Ruth Murphy from Inverness, who have been ministering for 20 years around the United States. Optional buffet breakfast available for $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Spring Hill Garden Club: Now through the end of the year, the club is selling plants at 50 percent off at the plant nursery, 1489 Parker Ave. The plant nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays and Mondays. (352) 683-9933. Web:

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Burgers and bingo, Saturday; burgers and fries available starting at 6 p.m. for $5, and bingo starts at 7 p.m. at $1 per card. Thanksgiving dinner, noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 24; the cost is $8 per person. (352) 686-6555. Web:

St. Theresa Social Club: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish center, 1107 Commercial Way. The monthly luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 27. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Open to singles and couples; annual dues are $5 per person. Questions about bingo, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532. For members, call Roberta, (352) 688-2315.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Guests welcome. George Lytle, (352) 610-4925, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.

West Hernando Hadassah: Veterans brunch, 11:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. RSVP to Elaine, (352) 666-8467.

Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Octoberfest picnic 2 p.m. Monday, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. Includes a "white elephant" auction. The annual Christmas party will be at 5 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Upcoming trips include Biloxi on Jan. 20 ($169 for three nights), and a seven-night cruise leaving Feb. 9 from Port Canaveral to Nassau, St. Thomas and St. Maarten (prices vary). Membership is not required for trips. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.

Weeki Wachee

Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. The speaker is Teresa Garcia, who will discuss the Hernando County Crime Stopper (TIPS) program. Also, sheriff's Deputy Scott Reak will provide an updated crime report. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

West Hernando Coin Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Jack Iaci, (352) 688-4704.

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. During November, for members who bring prospective members to one of the Tuesday spaghetti dinners, both will eat free. The prospect must fill out an application with a $10 nonrefundable deposit. For details, call Bob Stoner, (727) 863-4266. (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: Country-western dance with the Country Backroads Band, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays; doors open at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $5 at the door. Bring your own snacks, but no beverages (open bar available). John Lubertowicz, (352) 650-5664. Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner 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.


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