Tuesday, March 20, 2018
News Roundup

Club news and notes



Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. 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., 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.

Brooksville Horseshoe Club: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane (next to the racquetball court and softball field). New, backyard and experienced players welcome. Horseshoes available for loan. There is no cost. Richard Watson, (352) 584-4102 or [email protected]

Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. Learn about the Christian heritage of the nation, the founding principles of the U.S. government and how to have an impact on the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.

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. Entertainment by Rusty and Nick, 8 to 11 p.m. Friday. Free admission. Snacks and drinks available in the lounge. 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]

Old Hernando History Roundtable: Lunch will be at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 16, John's Corner Family Restaurant, 711 S Broad St. Afterward, there will be a program, "CCC and the Timber Industry," presented by Roy Clardy and Sid Taylor. Visitors are welcome. Annual membership dues cost $10 per couple. Roger Landers, (352) 848-0505, or Sid Taylor, (352) 344-4705.

Quilters of the Nature Coast: 10 a.m. today, Sylvan Grove Clubhouse, 2750 Kingswood Circle, south of Brooksville. The program will be "How to Manage Your Stash," hosted by Barbara Ogden. Members are reminded to bring their "fat quarter" and challenge quilt; winning quilts will be posted on the website. Bring a completed project for show-and-tell. Tickets will be sold for the door prize drawing, 50/50 drawing and block of the month. Joyce, (727) 267-3801 or [email protected] Web: ncquilters.org.

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. 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

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: The Chicago Caper murder mystery dinner, 5:30 p.m. Aug. 18, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. The show takes place in a speakeasy in 1928 Chicago, where notorious gangster "Hal" Capone has disappeared. The crime lord's disappearance is only part of the mystery when murder is discovered. Tickets are $20 for yacht club members and $25 for guests and nonmembers. A dinner of stuffed shells is included. (813) 610-8511.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Steak dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. $10. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter: Breakfast meeting, 8:45 a.m. Aug. 20, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Speakers will include Walter and Donna Hagen with New Generation, an organization that helps young pregnant women. An optional breakfast is available for $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (3520 848-4182.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. The feature will be "Teacher Appreciation Month." The speaker will be Mary Ellen House. The menu entree will be beef stroganoff over egg noodles, with warm bread pudding and bourbon custard sauce as dessert. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Thursday; cancellations required by Sunday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Tammy, (727), 820-9020.

Democratic Women's Club: Annual "Men That Cook" event, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Anderson Snow Park pavilion, Anderson Snow Road. Beverly Brown, (352) 683-0323.

H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Buddy's Blue Grass Band, 10:30 a.m. Friday. Friendly Four band, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Membership is $20 a year. (352) 597-6383.

Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday. For newcomers only; RSVP to (352) 686-0750. Upcoming classes include: Android Tablet and Phone, 1 p.m. today; Using Email, 1 p.m. Thursday; Digital Cameras for Beginners, 7 p.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 2 of 8), 10 a.m. Friday; All About Cooking, Eating and Recipes Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Digital Scrapbooking, 1 p.m. Monday; Basic PhotoShop Elements (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; PowerPoint for Fun, 7 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 Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Suzanne, (352) 666-7576.

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 4-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Norma, (352) 540-9192.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3066 Commercial Way. Meetings are on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Web: kiwanisnaturecoast.org.

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. 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.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. DJ Willie Matos will entertain. There will be a variety of traditional dances, such as bolero, merengues, cumbias and Latin salsas. Those attending are encouraged to bring instruments such as maracas, guiros and guitars. Pavas (straw hats) are also welcome. The club will be frying bacalaitos (cod fritters). Guests are asked to bring a traditional dessert, such as flan or bread pudding, or drinks such as pina coladas. Ethnic art and books will be displayed. Non-Hispanics are welcome. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Irma, (352) 666-6848, or Carmen, (352) 263-5066, or [email protected]

Latinos Unidos Social Club: Fiesta to meet new directors, 7 p.m. Saturday, 12528 Spring Hill Drive. A Latin dinner of roasted pork will be served. Tickets are $5 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Dancing music provided by DJ HR. Pasqual, (352) 232-1451.

Michigan Club: Meet for lunch, noon Thursday, Harold Seltzer's Steak House, 9409 U.S. 19, Port Richey. There will not be a meeting in August. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Tom Smith, (352) 688-0986.

Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. Speakers include state Sen. Mike Fasano, a candidate in Florida House District 36, and Renee Christopher McPheeters, a candidate in Citrus County Commission District 1. (352) 597-6756. Web: naturecoast912groups.org.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Friendship Day, 12:30 p.m. today. Nonmembers are invited to play for free. Weekly games: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Games for all levels of players are offered, as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892, or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221. Extra-point games will be conducted throughout August, including North American pairs, sectional tournament at clubs and charity games. For details, contact Lois at (352) 686-7283 or [email protected], or Mary Ellen at (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.

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.

SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Volunteer dispatchers and patrolers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or email [email protected]

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Back to school party for kids, noon Saturday; for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Burgers from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., with bingo at 7 p.m. Saturday. Wings and burgers, starting at 7 p.m. Monday. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 686-6555. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Monthly luncheon, 11:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Membership open to singles and couples. Annual dues are $5. For membership questions, call Roberta, (352) 688-2315. For bingo questions, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Guests of all ages welcome. Membership is open; annual dues is $10. George Lytle, (352) 610-4925, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.

Weeki Wachee

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.

Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. Hernando County sheriff's Deputy Scott Reak will provide an updated crime report, review crime prevention activities and respond to questions and comments from residents. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

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

Wisconsin Club: Social dinner, 4 p.m. Aug. 15, Olive Garden, 9690 U.S. 19, Port Richey. A trip to the Hard Rock Casino is planned for Aug. 27. There will not be a meeting in August. The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Sept. 10 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Membership is open to anyone who has lived in Wisconsin and their spouses. Annual dues are $10. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.

Citrus County


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.

Pasco County


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: Hawaiian luau dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner entree choice is ham with pineapple or chicken cordon bleu, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. There will be entertainment by the Tiny Bubbles dancers. A full service bar is available. Tickets $12 for members and $14 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. Lunch will follow. (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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