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Association of Arts and Crafts: An arts and crafts club is forming in Hernando County. There is no cost to join. The first newsletter is expected to be published before the end of May. Members can submit photos of their products by Wednesday for a free insertion with the newsletter. The goal of the group is to establish an arts and craft show on at least a monthly basis at various locations. Sponsors for the events will be sought. For details, call Louis Mlecka at (352) 796-2089.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The program will be a DAR memorial service. Alice Sawyer, (352) 344-3408, or Charlyne, (352) 799‑0987.

Free and Accepted Masons, Hernando Lodge No. 97: 7:30 p.m. Monday, 515 S Main St., Brooksville. Lodge of Instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Richard Trout, (352) 238-9596.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County Chapter 1026: Noon on Tuesday, Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. Due to space limitations, another meeting is planned for noon May 26. Each meeting will include box lunch from HoneyBaked Ham Co. and Cafe or the Blue Moon Cafe for $7.50, which must be paid in advance. There are several menu choices. There will be a tour of the gardens starting at 1 p.m. Also, Jim Moll from the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service will talk about gardening in Florida. Seating is limited; prepayment required. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910.

Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Delta Beta chapter: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. This is an international women's friendship and philanthropic network. Women of all ages are welcome. (352) 584-9064 or

Daniel S. Campbell All-Airborne Chapter, 82nd Airborne Division Association: 16th anniversary luncheon, 1 p.m. Saturday, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. Former Airborne troopers from any unit are welcome. The cost for the lunch is $10 per person. Mel Green, (352) 666-0606.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a memorial service for departed members, and new officers will be installed. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The chapter can help prospective members with their genealogy. (352) 596-2457.

Friendship Force of Florida Nature Coast: 5 p.m. today, Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St. Singles and couples welcome. There will be a buffet dinner and program. There will be stories from members who have been hosted in foreign lands; there will be time for questions. Peg and Gene, (352) 683-6981, or Janice and Norm, (352) 686-4898.

Hernando Computer Club: The club now gathers at Grace Presbyterian Church, Education Building B, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. A grand opening celebration continues through May with all classes offered free and no membership required. General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday; the public is welcome. This week's classes include: Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 3 of 3), 10 a.m. Monday and 7 p.m. Tuesday; Adobe Photoshop Elements, 1 p.m. Monday; Picassa — Import, Organize, Improve Your Photos (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Wednesday; Free Google Software, 1 p.m. Wednesday; Vista After the Basics (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Thursday; Convert Records and Tapes to Music CDs or DVDs, 7 p.m. Thursday; Windows Movie Maker, 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 3 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday. or (352) 592-0070.

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays. Meeting sites vary. This group is for singles ages 50 and older. Call for details. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Nature Coast Parrot Head Club: Social time at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Mighty Wings, 1252 Mariner Blvd. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month. Mark Sonnier, (352) 556-4459, or

New Writer's Group: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. For new and experienced writers who want to write a personal history, short stories, plays or poems. Seating is limited. Sue Makuch,

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner/business meeting, 6 p.m. Wednesday, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Those of Italian descent, guests and others interested are invited to join. Annual dues are $40; there is a one-time $15 fee to the state lodge. This is a fraternal and social organization that has dinner/business meetings on the third Wednesday, a monthly social night at a local restaurant, and three yearly dinner-dances (scholarship, Columbus Day and Christmas). Also, in March, the lodge sponsors a St. Joseph's Day Community Mass and complimentary spaghetti dinner. Functions support Colley's anemia, Alzheimer's, cancer and other local charities. Gene Gesselli, (352) 596-9456.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: Club meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oak Hill Hospital, cafeteria room 2, 11375 Cortez Blvd. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone) and conducts a SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:30 p.m. and a club net at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays, except meeting nights (third Tuesday of the month). Anyone with a ham radio license is welcome participate in both nets. Visit the Web site at Ed, (352) 684‑7623.

Spring Hill Art League: Scholarship awards and potluck dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. This year's scholarship winners will be in attendance. This is the last meeting before summer break. The next meeting will be Sept. 21. The Monday morning "paint-alongs" will also be discontinued until September.

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: Basic Vista Cut, Copy and Paste, 9 a.m. Monday; Buying and Selling on eBay (Class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. Monday; Intermediate Internet and Email, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Basic XP Internet Basics, 3 p.m. Saturday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 597‑3632. Visit

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, off Toucan Trail. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are invited. Jim, (352) 592-6419. Web site:

Wisconsin Club: Social outing and dinner, 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cafe Masaryktown, 398 Broad St. The final meeting of the season will be 2 p.m. June 2 at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Carol Zellmer, (352) 666-2974.


Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. Chorus members will perform as singing waiters from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Pizza Hut, 2093 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. This is a fundraiser, with all tips and donations going toward club costs and charities. There will also be a raffle. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, members will sing for blood donors at LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. New singers are welcome to join this men's a cappella chorus. All written arrangements, training techniques and professional direction are provided. (352) 556-3936 or e-mail


Citrus Springs

Sierra Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Universal Unitarian Church, 7633 N Florida Ave. (U.S. 41). (352) 628‑7540.

Pasco County

New Port Richey

Long Island Club: 11 a.m. Wednesday, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, parish hall, 5326 Charles St. Coffee and cake before the meeting. Prospective members welcome. Call (352) 683-3019.

Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is 10 days before your 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 about the Clubs column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Clubs news and events 05/16/09 [Last modified: Saturday, May 16, 2009 10:46am]
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