AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 2 to 4 p.m. July 28, Golden Corral, 940 Broad St. This is a social meeting to provide members with legislative positions on senior issues. Bring questions; if the group cannot give an answer, they will get it for you. Reservations required. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Steve Mattingly, (352) 754-9404, or Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Wings and Things, plus karaoke, 5 p.m. Saturday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. The menu includes a nacho platter, chicken wings, fries, quesadillas, potato skins, popcorn shrimp and onion rings. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Tom Caulley will demonstrate useful techniques for online research (bring your wireless notebook or laptop computer). Visitors welcome. Kathleen March, (352) 796-1623.
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. The third anniversary celebration meeting will be July 29; members are encouraged to bring a friend for a free breakfast. Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis will speak. Reservations are required for the July 29 meeting. Call John Ehlenbeck, (352) 592-9435; Rich Linkul, (352) 232-4580; Dave Mickelson, (352) 686-4808; Amy Gillis, (352) 544-7927, or Bobby King, (352) 796-0229.
Methodist Men: 6:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. As part of the “Faith and Community” series, Sharon Oravec Taylor will be the first woman to address the group. A retired family law attorney and mediator, Taylor is partners with her husband, Mark, in a real estate investment and development company. The cost for dinner is $5. RSVP to (352) 796-3363.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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. (352) 796-4449.
Carolina Club: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Que, 2270 Commercial Way. The club is for those from North and South Carolina. New members welcome. Patti, (352) 428-0884.
Developing Dynamic Relationships: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. This is a network group that is open to all. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month. RSVP to (727) 482-2891.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Windows Live Essentials 2011 (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Using Email, 10 a.m. Friday; PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. Friday; Digital Scrapbooking, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Getting Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. The next webinar (online class) will be 7 p.m. July 27; the topic is Genealogy, Family Tree Maker. (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 four-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.
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.
NatureCoast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, in the lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Jordan Baker of Christian Conservative Teens. Children are welcome to attend and learn about patriotism. The meeting will also include “Christmas in July” shopping, a 50/50 raffle and a special appearance by Santa and Mrs. Claus, as well as the Grinch. Admission is free. Web: www.naturecoast912groups.org.
New Jersey Club: 11 a.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Bring your own lunch, as well as an old picture of yourself. Bingo will be played. Also bring a nonperishable food donation. Membership is open to current and former residents. Guests are welcome. Mary, (352) 666-0533.
Oak Hill Hospital’s Partner’s Club: The club joined forces with HCA’s national H2U program to become a national senior center with additional benefits. Existing members may upgrade their membership for dual membership for $20; those who upgrade or join by July 31 will receive an Oak Hill Hospital beach towel. Upcoming event: ice cream social, noon Friday. There will be a speaker from Silver Sneakers Inc. The club offers daily games and activities such as Scrabble, Dominoes, pinochle, mah-jongg, painting, yoga, line dancing, rug hooking and movies. The club is in the building behind Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Richard Linkul, (352) 597-6383 or email@example.com. Web: oakhillhospital.com.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Aug. 9, Silverthorn CountryClub, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The meal choice is teriyaki chicken or garlic encrusted roast pork, served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person (note entree choice(s) on your check). Reservations required by Aug. 2, with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. The meeting will include a Hernando County Sheriff’s deputy, who will speak about safety. Members are reminded to bring a food donation for People Helping People. Membership is open to all former residents and spouses. Jane, (352) 848-0110.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: This is a newly-formed guild for experienced and beginner quilters. The first meeting will be 2 to 4:30 p.m. July 29 at Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7222. Web: ncquilters.org.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC license testing, 6:30 p.m. today; club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner’s Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). SHARC operates a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone) and conducts two nets on Tuesdays: SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:15 p.m. and Club net at 7:30 p.m. Dave (KB3GYN), (352) 684-3925. Web: kf4ixu.org
Spring Hill Garden Club: Potluck luncheon, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Bring a dish and your own place setting. Hong Lee, owner of Everlast Orchids in Brooksville will speak. Club members maintain the plant nursery and Nature Coast Botanical Gardens at 1489 Parker Ave., as well as the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. The plant nursery is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays. The botanical gardens is open daily during daylight hours. (352) 683-9933. Web: naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: Entertainment with Lil Deuce Coupe, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The post now has new canteen hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; noon to midnight Fridays; and noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. (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 Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan trail. All those interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting, etc.) are welcome. Guests and new members of all ages welcome. Annual dues are $15, which includes a monthly newsletter. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Social night, 4 p.m. today, Kally K’s, 3383 Commercial Way. The club does not have meetings in July or August; the next meeting will be Sept. 5 at Nativity Lutheran Church. New members welcome; annual dues are $10 per person. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
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.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is lasagna with sausage or meatballs, 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 e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (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.