AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: Meeting, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. The meeting will be hosted by the Grande assisted living facility. Lunch will be provided. There will be an auction at the meeting; bring new or barely used items. All seniors are welcome at both meetings. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Lil Deuce Coup to entertain, Saturday. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and music at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Weekly events: Karaoke with Mr. Lynn, 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for $5. Dinner-dance, Fridays, with free dance lessons from 4 to 4:45 p.m. and dinner and dancing at 5:30 p.m., with music by Take Three. Dinner is also available in the lounge, where singer/guitarist Rod Sillars entertains. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Aug. 2, council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Speakers will include Bill Geiger, community development director for Brooksville, who will discuss the matching grant program for property owners, and Steve Gouldman, city planner, who will discuss state of Florida Division of Historical Resources Certified Local Government Program. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected] Web: hernandopreservation.bravehost.com.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Visitors welcome. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
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.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Weekly events: Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; first card is $8. Mussels available 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for $8; chowder for $3.50. Baby back ribs and pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Ribs, $8; pasta, $6.50. Wing night, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; $5.50 for 10 wings. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; $8 per person. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; $5.50 per person. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, except Fridays, when it is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (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. Members learn communications skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. The cost is $6. Weekly events: Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays; wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership is not required. Contact Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today. Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, gravy, French toast, blueberry pancakes, coffee, tea and orange juice for $7. (352) 596-9236.
Carolina Club: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Que, 2270 Commercial Way. New members welcome. Patti, (352) 428-0884.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Windows DVD Maker, 1 p.m. today; Genealogy with Tree Maker, 7 p.m. today; Windows Movie Maker 2.6, 1 p.m. Friday; Printshop for Card Making and More, 10 a.m. Monday; Gadget Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Advanced Uses of Excel, 7 p.m. Monday; Downloading Free Digital Music, 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Democratic Club: "Coffee and Conversation," 10 a.m. to noon on Saturdays at Democratic Campaign Headquarters, 3430 Deltona Blvd. Meet Democratic candidates, discuss issues and get involved. Club meeting at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 4 at campaign headquarters. New members are welcome. Web: hernandodemocrats.us.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 6:30 to 8:30 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. Norma, (352) 540-9192.
Hernando Quilters' Guild: 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. All quilters, beginners to advanced, are welcome. Activities include a show-and-tell, quarterly yards sale and various classes. Carol Aldridge, (352) 686-0774.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus St. Frances Cabrini Council 13209: Pancake breakfast, after the 7:15, 9 and 11 a.m. masses Sunday, Xavier Hall, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, coffee, tea and juice for $3. (352) 683-9666.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Weekly: Dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., followed by dancing from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays. Various dinner choices available. Dinner and dancing, $10 (includes tax and tip); dancing only, $3. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Lunch and sandwiches available. (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Speakers will include Kurt Browning, the former Pasco County supervisor of elections and former Florida secretary of state who is running for Pasco County superintendent of schools, and Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, who is running for election. There will be a raffle and refreshments served. Maureen, (352) 597-6756. Web: naturecoast912groups.org.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m., Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Games for all levels of players are offered, as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. All games in July are extra-point games, and include North American Pairs, charity games, club championships and Swiss team. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221. Web: daily-recap.com.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Aug. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A speaker from MSC Cruises will discuss the club's Dec. 1 cruise. The meal entree choice is sweet and sour pork with Chinese vegetables and fried rice, or beef stroganoff over egg noodles and vegetable, each served with a garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person. Entree choices must be noted on the check. Reservations required by Aug. 7, with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments at the door. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For membership, call James Cahill, (352) 593-4325.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Bring chess set; club sets are available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. The club has a free chess library. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.
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, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
Senior Singles Dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. Free dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Sheila, (352) 293-4009.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Monthly social, 5 p.m. Aug. 1, Blue Dolphin restaurant, 8825 State Road 52, Hudson. Camille, (352) 684-2788.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include: steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Line dance lessons with Terri and Mel, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays for $4, which includes two sausage links; a la carte items available. Musical entertainment, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. (352) 796-0398.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus and a local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. New singers of all ages wanted. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.
Nature Coast Disc Golf Club: Handicap round of 19 holes of disc golf, 10 a.m. Sundays (sharp), Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41. Buz Ryalls-Clephane, (352) 584-5078, or Brandi Laudermilch, (352) 263-4475.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events: Bingo, doors open at 2 p.m., games at 3:30 p.m. Sundays; also doors open at 8:30 a.m. and games start at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Intermediate line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays for $3. Basic line dance steps, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays for $2. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $7.50-$9. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each (other food available, with prices from $3.25 to $4.75). Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 9 p.m.; prices vary $9-$12 (reservations required by Thursday); cake, coffee and tea are $1. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Polonia dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner will be served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $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 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.