Friday, May 25, 2018
News Roundup

Club meetings



Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons from 9 to 10 a.m. and high beginner lessons from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; $2 per lesson. Low intermediate and intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; $4 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Dinner and dancing to Take Two, Friday. Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $12; dancing only is $5. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. Jan. 15, 131 S Main St. The program will include arts and crafts by club members, which will be judged at the meeting. The first-place winner will go to district competition. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801.

Hernando Audubon Society: Coming field trips: Lake Apopka North Shore Restoration Area, 8 a.m. Friday. This 20,000-acre wetland is managed by St. Johns River Water Management District. The guided tour will include short walks, as well as driving, to see some of the 248 bird species in the area. Contact Bev Hansen, (352) 686-0460 or [email protected] A trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Atlantic Coast will be Jan. 17. This trip is mostly driving, with stops for bird viewing. Advance registration required. Call Eileen Riccio, [email protected] or (352) 613-5289. A trip to the Weekiwachee Preserve, meeting at Sparrow Drive, will be on Jan. 18. Those participating will help flush sparrows into mist nets for banding. To sign up, contact Marianne Korosy at [email protected]

Hernando County Kennel Club: Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. $10 per class. Carole, (352) 666-1932.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. A program will be presented by Chris Anastasiou, a senior scientist with Natural Systems and Restoration Bureau, and leader of the Springs Team at Swiftmud. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. Web:

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at (352) 597-7979.

Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Dom Fickeria, (352) 200-7822.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today; $8 per card. Steak night, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday; $12. (352) 596-9236.


Quilters of the Nature Coast: 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St. April Jones, (352) 650-2354, or Sandy, (352) 683-7036.

Spring Hill

AARP West Hernando Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 15, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner is $13.99, which includes gratuity and tax. Jeff Livingston will speak. The topic is 2014 plans. RSVP to (352) 666-5483.

African-American Club: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. (352) 686-2742.

Brotherhood Lodge 365: Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call for the meeting location. All Masons with a current dues card are invited. Visiting Masons welcome. Don Hixon, (352) 656-4778.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Jan. 16, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Iris Kleintop will speak on "Rosie the Riveter." Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Help with genealogy is available. Suzy, (352) 799-6249.

Fantasy African Violet Club: Refreshments at 12:30 p.m. and meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.

Genealogy Interest Group: 11 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.

Grace Presbyterian Women's Gathering: 1 p.m. Monday, fellowship hall, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. A speaker from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will discuss identity theft, fraud and scams. Hostesses will be the Abigail and Dorcas circles. (352) 683-2082.

Hernando Computer Club: Classes starting this week include Basic Photoshop Elements (10 a.m. Thursdays), Advanced Photoshop Elements (1 p.m. Thursdays) and Windows 7 After the Basics (7 p.m. Thursdays). All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For a complete class schedule visit or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Paul Douglas, [email protected] or (352) 428-0477.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in four-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. (352) 540-9192 or (352) 799-0548.

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Anyone interested may join; not limited to current and past residents of Illinois. Annual dues are $12. Rich, (352) 688-8924.

John Brown Woodcarvers: 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. (352) 666-6857.

Just Poets: 3 p.m. Thursday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Those who write poetry or aspire to do so are welcome. There are no dues. Lucy Basta, (352) 597-1113.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Website:

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.

Libertarian Party of Hernando County: 8 p.m. today, Euphoria Emporium Hookah Cafe, 1381 Kass Circle. Discussion will be on the "Big Switch," a statewide initiative by various Libertarian affiliates to host voter registration drives. Possible Hernando County locations to set up a table will be discussed. (352) 835-7130.

National Association of Retired Railroad Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Tom Knowak of the Railroad Retirement Board in Tampa. Lynn Halvoresen, (352) 796-0477, or Gerry Olesen, (352) 684-4889.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Social game (not duplicate), 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. $6; free refreshments. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. All games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web:

New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Former and current residents welcome. A short meeting will be followed by lunch. Walt King, (352) 596-3578, or Dick Morin, (352) 799-3915.

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853, or Carol McElroy, (352) 684-6840.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Robin, (352) 797-4645.

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

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Anyone interested is welcome; you do not have to be of Italian heritage. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge: A film about the immigration experience at Ellis Island will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Seating is limited to 50; RSVP to Larry Sciacchitano, (352) 398-3506 or [email protected]

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Installation of officers, 2 p.m. Jan. 19, Regency Oaks Civic Association Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Members are to bring open-face sandwiches. The public is welcome. Elsie (352) 666-2220, or Randi, (352) 796-7016.

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. For weekly events call (352) 686-5666. Web:

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 8 a.m. today, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The meeting will follow Mass. A representative from Catholic Charities will discuss outreach programs. Those who cannot make the morning meeting may attend an Evening Circle at 7:30 in Classroom 4. The evening meeting will include a discussion about nutrition. Coming events include a bake sale on Feb. 8 and 9 to benefit Hugs for Homeless and the Day of Reflection on March 19. (352) 683-9666.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Vintage will entertain at 7 p.m. Friday. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road For weekly events, call (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee

Michigan Club: Meet for lunch, noon Thursday, Susie's Again Restaurant, 1252 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill. Meeting, 12:30 p.m. Jan. 15, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Meet for supper, 4 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Wellington at Seven Hills Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill.

Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building D, 10051 Country Road. A Hernando County Sheriff's deputy will give an updated crime report for the Royal Highlands area and review crime prevention activities. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Quarter bingo games, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.

Citrus County


Buttonwood Bonsai Club: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Key Training, 130 Heights St. There will be a critique and session on native Bald Cypress, presented by member Darwin Mounsey, who is a collector, trainer and grower of Bald Cypress in the Citrus County area. Bob Eskeitz, (352) 587-4215, or Al Harnage, (352) 527-3263.

Citrus Model Railroad Club: The club has railroad layouts set up with HO, N and G scale model railroading. Viewing is open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Otto Allen Building, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave. Free, but donations are appreciated. New members welcome. Send email to [email protected] Web:

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dinner choice is ham with pineapple or country fried chicken. $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

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 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 are missing. For information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Calvary Christian’s record win streak ends in state final

Calvary Christian’s record win streak ends in state final

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Rays journal: Blake Snell, flying Denard Span finally solve Red Sox

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