AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 28, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. Dr. Mildred Farmer of Meridian Research will provide an update on the latest in Alzheimer's research. John Winans of the Alzheimer's Family Organization will share information about caregiving. Lunch will be provided for $6. All seniors welcome. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Little Miss Dynamite, featuring Karen Kallin, 5 p.m. Thursdays throughout August; dinner available from 6 to 9 p.m., with prices from $6 to $17, and music for dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. A variety of food available, with prices ranging from $4.25 to $5.75 (children 12 and younger half price). 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 from 5 to 6:30 p.m., with dancing to music by Take Three. Dinner is also available in the lounge, where singer/guitarist Rod Sillars entertains. All events are 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]
Brooksville Lions Club: 6 p.m. today, Country Kitchen restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. This newly formed group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. (352) 593-4063 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 impact the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.
Croom Trail Riders Club: 9 a.m. Saturday, Twin Ponds in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest (take Mondon Hill Road east of Brooksville, turn north onto Soult Road, follow the dirt road to Trail 7, then turn left and follow the road into Hunt Camp). Nonriders are welcome to meet at noon for lunch. Bring a covered dish to share, as well as chairs and drinks. Martha Casisa, [email protected], (732) 763-5552 or (352) 544-8034. Visit the club's Facebook page, Croom Trail Riders.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Allen Temple AME Church, 824 Leonard St. Suzanne, (352) 666-7576.
Home Circle of Hernando: Homeschool support group, 7 p.m. Aug. 21, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road, south of Brooksville. An orientation for new and prospective homeschoolers will precede the meeting at 6 p.m. The meeting will include Burt Harres from PHCC, who will provide information regarding dual enrollment. Kelli Howell, [email protected] Web: homeschool-life.com/fl/homecircleofhernando.
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] ofamerica.com 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]
Old Hernando History Roundtable: Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, John's Corner Family Restaurant, 711 S Broad St. Afterward, there will be a program, "The CCC and the Timber Industry," presented by Roy Clardy and Sid Taylor. Visitors are welcome. Annual membership dues are $10 per couple. Roger Landers, (352) 848-0505, or Sid Taylor, (352) 344-4705.
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.
West Central Florida Coasties/Coast Guard Veterans: 1 p.m. Saturday, Country Kitchen restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. All Coastie veterans welcome. Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month. Charlie Jensen, (352) 503-6019.
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: Fish and shrimp dinners, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fish $6, shrimp $6.50, combo $7.50. (352) 596-9236.
Aglow International Spring Hill Chapter: Breakfast meeting, 8:45 a.m. Monday, 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.
Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include: Facebook, the Basics (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. today; iPad, 7 p.m. today; YouTube and Internet TV, 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows Movie Maker 2.6, 1 p.m. Friday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Internet Inspired Crafts, 10 a.m. Tuesday (project is Chinese watercolor painting); MS Excel 2007, 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 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.
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.
Michigan Club: Meet for dinner, 4 p.m. Friday, Sonny's Real Pit Bar-B-Q, 4731 Commercial Way. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Tom Smith, (352) 688-0986.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, when games 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. Extra-point games will be conducted throughout August, including North American pairs, sectional tournament at clubs and charity games. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892, or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221. Web: daily-recap.com.
Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind the hospital. Buddy's Bluegrass Band, 10:30 a.m. Friday. Ice cream social, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Friendly Four Band, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Membership is $20 a year. (352) 597-6383.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, off Osowaw Boulevard. The program will be "Great Stars of Opera from the 1940s and '50s." The public is welcome. [email protected] Web: naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Hicks Orchids & Supplies will offer potting media, orchid pots, hangers, clips and other items for sale. There will be a speaker, a bloom table and orchids available for purchase. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
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: Dinner/business meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The annual picnic will be in September. Membership is open; you do not have to be Italian to join. Richard Sarvenero, (352) 263-7829, or Rose Salute, (352) 796-7714. Web: osia2502.com.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC License testing, 6:30 p.m. today; club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:15 p.m., followed by club net at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Dave (KB3GYN), (352) 684-3925. Web: kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Reuben lunches, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Music, 8 p.m. Friday. Upcoming events include a luau party Aug. 25 and a Labor Day picnic Sept. 2. 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.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. All interested modelers welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
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.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Social dinner, 4 p.m. today, Olive Garden, 9690 U.S. 19, Port Richey. A trip to the Hard Rock Casino is scheduled for Aug. 29. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
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.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: Rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, starting Aug. 27, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus will be rehearsing for its Christmas concerts. New singers welcome. Liesl, (352) 848-4484, or Jeanmarie, (352) 556-8549.
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. "Not So Newlywed Game," 6 p.m. Saturday. There will be a break for dinner, consisting of antipasto, lasagna, garlic bread and dessert. Music provided by Mr. Ivory. Tickets are $15 and must be purchased in advance at the bar. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: 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 $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.