Black Educators Caucus: 5 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Elementary School, 885 N Broad St. The organization, an auxiliary of the Hernando Teachers Association, is focused on the education development and opportunities for minority students. (352) 683-2766 or (352) 544-2714.
Brookridge Woman's Club: Scholarship presentation, 7:30 p.m. May 16, Brookridge Clubhouse, 8150 Hampton St. Five scholarships, each $1,500, will be presented; there will also be a "special" scholarship awarded. Norma, (352) 597-3530.
Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. May 16, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is A Land Remembered, by Patrick Smith. The discussion leaders are Marilyn Ryder and Karen Synychak. The book is the winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize, as the most outstanding Florida historical novel. No registration required. Stop by the library's front desk for a reserved copy of the book. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, followed by a spaghetti dinner plus "wings and things" menu, Saturday. There will also be karaoke. In the lounge there will be a Kentucky Derby celebration at 5 p.m.; those attending should wear a Kentucky derby hat. A prize will be awarded for the best hat. A Mother's Day celebration will be May 8. Cocktails at 3 p.m., ceremony from 4 to 4:30 p.m., followed by dinner. Entree choice is baked salmon, chicken francaise, prime rib with auju or baked shrimp stuffed with crab meat. Music by Take Two will be from 5 to 7 p.m. For tickets, call Darleen Keck, (352) 688-5353, or the lodge, (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. today, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379.
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 impact the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. While some members will take a class, there will be open stitching for all others. Bring a lunch. Those interested in learning to stitch are welcome; mentors are available. (352) 666-8350.
German American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. Web: germanclubspringhill.org.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, general meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. The program will be on international affairs. Guests welcome. Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627.
Hernando County Democratic Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Southern Pines Condos Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. Ray and Becky Fones will speak about the Affordable Health Care for America Act. Harvey Martin, (352) 686-0686. Web: hernandocountydemocraticclub.com.
Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. today, council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. After the business meeting will be guest speaker Jim McAlister, who will discuss the role the Hernando County cattle industry played during the Civil War. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected]
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.
Klassic Kountry Kloggers: Noon Wednesdays, Hernando Council 1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. For experienced cloggers. $2 a week. The group performs at festivals, charity events, nursing and assisted living homes, private parties and club socials. Marcy Male, (352) 382-0932.
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.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Hernando County Sheriff's Emergency Communications and Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd. This is a special meeting. Those attending can have their pictures and fingerprints taken for the new Crime Watch IDs for existing members. A special crime report will be presented by Deputy Steve Sikalos, to review crime prevention activities in the Royal Highlands area. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
Spring Hill Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. There will be a presentation, "Which Lens is for Me." Bill, (352) 556-3708. Web: springhillcameraclub.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. (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: Installation of officers, 1 p.m. Saturday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Those being installed include: Commander, Joseph Peters; senior vice commander, William Wilson Jr.; vice commander, Walter Cooper; quartermaster, Robert Estrada; adjutant, Rick Walls; judge advocate, John DeBok; chaplain, Thomas Hansen. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Chapter 1091: Kick-off meeting, noon Monday at Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. This will be an organizational meeting of the new AARP chapter. Vote-eligible members will vote on officers and board members. The cost for lunch is $8. Seating is limited; call to reserve a seat. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: Mother and Daughter Tea, 1 to 3 p.m. May 14, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. There will be a brief performance, "God's Women in Fashion," as well as door prizes and a hat contest. Prizes distributed for the prettiest, most creative and cutest hats. The cost is $8. RSVP to Rachael, (352) 848-4182, or Loretta, (352) 610-4164.
British Connection: 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Audrey and Jerry Stead's home, 4165 Glade Road. This will be the final meeting until September. RSVP to Audrey, (352) 688-7821.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministry): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a "Handbag Surprise" auction. The inspirational speaker is Carolyn Ersig from Hudson; her theme is "No Orphans in This Family." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Thursday. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Joyce, (352) 688-9023.
Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Club House, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. (352) 200-8895.
Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave., Brooksville. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Grace Presbyterian Women's Gathering: 1 p.m. Monday, fellowship hall, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. The program will include the installation of officers, as well as a memorial program for past members. The birthday offering will be received. The Coordinating Team will host. (352) 683-2082.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday (reservations required). Upcoming classes include: Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa, 1 p.m. today; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; How to Take Great Pictures, 7 p.m. Thursday; Animate Your Email, 10 a.m. Friday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; PrintShop for Card Making, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Convert Records and Cassettes to Music CDs, 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 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. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Hernando Jazz Society: 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. May 15, Wellington Club House, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill. The session will include awarding $2,500 in scholarships to local high school students; the top three awards are $500 each; there will also be four awards of $250 each. Eddie Lawrence, (352) 683-7254.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: Spring luncheon, 11 a.m. May 16, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. Visitors welcome. RSVP by May 11 to Judy, (352) 592-4814. This is the final gathering of the season, with the next meeting held in September.
High Point Jammers: 6:45 p.m. Sundays, High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. Musicians are welcome to bring their amps and perform. House mics will be furnished. Spectators welcome. Bring your own snacks and drinks. Lucy or Jack, (352) 597-1113.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, fellowship hall, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker is Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. He will discuss topics such as spring planting, fertilization, trimming and pruning. The group will vote on a restaurant to meet at on the following Wednesday. Coffee and dessert served. Annual dues are $12 per person. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Italian-American Club of Hernando County: Pizza Party, noon Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Those attending should be at the hall and seated by 11:45 a.m. The cost is $2 for members, $3 for guests. The meeting will follow the party. Membership is open; annual dues are $20. Theresa, (352) 683-6712, or Lucy, (352) 686-6294.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. 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. Bingo, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays (doors open at 3 p.m.) and 12:30 p.m. Sundays (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). (352) 683-1227.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. May 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a speaker from Tampa Regional Transportation Authority. This will be the last meeting of the season; the next will be Sept. 14. Lynn, (352), 796-0477.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Open games for all skill levels, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m.; bidding, play of the hand and review, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; review of Standard American bidding, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. On Thursdays, EasyBridge games are played from 11 a.m. to noon, with a box lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or [email protected]
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a short meeting, show and tell, and a birthday raffle. The project is a beach scene on canvas, taught by Jeanette Seese in acrylic. This is the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Artists. Andi, (352) 666-9091, Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. There will be a pizza party. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow the meeting. Club members meet for bowling at 11 a.m. Mondays. Call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
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. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 678-6947, 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.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Monthly social, 5 p.m. today, Inn on the Gulf, 6330 Clark St., Hudson. Camille, (352) 684-2788. Scholarship dinner, 6 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Dinner catered by Argento's and music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Tickets are $20. Grace, (352) 597-3727.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Syttende Mai celebration, 7 p.m. May 13, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There will be open face sandwiches and Norwegian desserts. There will be a Bunad and children's parade. The public is welcome. Elsie, (352) 666-2220, or Nellie, (727) 846-1584.
St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Open to singles and couples. Annual dues are $5. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Modelers interested in building model boats and ships are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include: Karaoke with Rusty, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays; live entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays; barbecue, 6 to 8 p.m Saturdays; karaoke with Janet, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. (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 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Those interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting, etc.) are welcome, novices through masters. Guests of all ages welcome. Annual dues are $15. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. May 11, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The club is dedicated to the hobby of gems, minerals, lapidary and general earth science. This is the last meeting of the season. The next will be in May. Ralph Barber, (352) 200-6852.
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. Email: [email protected] Web: hernandoharmonizers.org.
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.
Spring Hill, FL Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): "Fun Fashions for All Ages" Brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon May 14, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. The cost is $9 inclusive. Helen Marlowe of Beall's Outlet will present Mother-and-Child fashions. The speaker is Jill Jackson from Lakeland, who will talk about "Can Cinderella Marry and Live Happily Ever After?" Reservations required by May 11. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Kentucky Derby Run for the Roses, 3 p.m. Saturday. There will be horse races, a hat contest and other games and prizes. Food will be available. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Mother's Day Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is pork loin or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. Proper dance attire requiested. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
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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 e-mail [email protected] (put the club's name in e-mail 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.