Tuesday, January 23, 2018
News Roundup

Club news for Hernando County

Clubs

Brooksville

AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. The speaker will be columnist and author Gary LeBlanc. His topic will be "Caring for Someone with Alzheimer's." Kathy, (352) 428-2368, or Steve, (352) 754-9404.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Karaoke, 6 p.m. Saturday; food available. Leap Year Day lunch, noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 29. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Music Club: 1:30 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Maurea Sleesman will present an "18th Century Look Back" and an afternoon visit with George and Martha Washington. There will be catered food, bugle calls by Mike Tranchida on trumpet and music by Alfreda Taft. There is no cost to attend; the only admission requirement is to wear some red, white and blue. (352) 823-6186 or (352) 793-5697.

Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Program chairman Jim Corbett will present a webinar on genetic genealogy. Visitors welcome. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.

Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. There will be social time prior to the meeting. The speaker will be Ken Meyer, a conservation biologist with the Avian Conservation Research Institute, who will discuss "Recovering the Wading Birds of the Everglades and the Florida Keys After Near Extinction by the Hat-making Industry." A bird hike in the Weekiwachee Preserve will be on Saturday. For details, contact Eileen Riccio at [email protected] For club information, visit the website at hernandoaudubon.org or call Andy, (352) 428-8272.

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. Pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; $6.50 per person. Wings and karaoke, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; $8 per person. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; $5.50. (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.

Hernando Beach

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 captain Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The cost is $7 for eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, gravy, french toast, blueberry pancakes, coffee, tea and orange juice. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: "Meet and Eat" meeting, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 29, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Cynthia Holden will discuss "Victims' Rights." The cost for lunch is $8. Seating is limited; reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722.

Carolina Club: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Q, 2270 Commercial Way. New members welcome. Patti, (352) 428-0884.

Chesapeake Bay Club: Meet for lunch, 1 p.m. Tuesday. Call for the location. Patti, (352) 428-0884.

Hernando Computer Club: Membership Committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include PowerPoint for Fun, 1 p.m. today; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. today; Decorative Text and Headlines, 10 a.m. Thursday; PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. Thursday; Working with Files and Folders, 10 a.m. Friday; Gadget Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Downloading Free Digital Music, 10 a.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: Membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Refreshments served. Paul Douglas, (352) 428-0477.

Hernando County Young Republicans: Social hour at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. There will be a forum for Hernando County Commission District 3 between Commissioner John Druzbick and candidate Jason Sager. (352) 585-6527.

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. The chorus is rehearsing for its annual show, "Steamin' Down the River," which will be April 28 at First United Methodist Church of Spring Hill. New members and spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Scott Edmisten, (352) 346-2515.

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 dance, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fridays. A full dinner is served, followed by dance music from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 (includes tax and tip); service men and women on active duty are admitted free when accompanied by a paying guest. Dinner choices include baked fish, fried fish, baked chicken, fried shrimp or the special of the day. (352) 683-1227.

Michigan Club: Lunch at noon, meeting from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 29, Duke's American Grill and Sports Brewery, 1320 Commercial Way. Barb or Dave Selbach, (352) 592-9663.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursday games, 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. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. March 1, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow the meeting. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979. Bowling is at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes; call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. March 13, Silverthorn Country Club. The meeting will include the annual auction and bake sale. The dinner entree choices are corned beef and cabbage or grouper Bostonian. The cost is $12.50 per person. The reservation deadline is March 6. Mail checks to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731.

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: 1 p.m. Fridays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. John Korycki, Florida Yards and Neighborhoods coordinator, will present "Color in Shade Gardens." (352) 683-9933 or naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

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. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; $6. Includes salad, roll and coffee or iced tea. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.

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.

Hernando Herb Society: Annual "Soup and Bread Meeting," 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Taste soups and breads made with fresh herbs and spices by members. Guests and nonmembers must RSVP to Mary Repper, (352) 799-5717. Members are reminded to bring a copy of the recipe used to add to the 2012 cookbook. Gifts are also needed for the auction. New members welcome. Annual dues are $10.

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.

Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus is rehearsing for the spring concerts. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.

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

Citrus County

FLORAL CITY

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. (352) 584-5078 or (352) 263-4475.

Pasco County

Hudson

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 $3.50. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary, $7.50-$9. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 9 p.m.; prices vary, $9-$12 (reservations required by Thursday). (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: Dinner dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Traditional Polish dinner served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to 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 more information, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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