Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Dec. 13, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Shack, by William Young. A limited number of books are available at the library. Also, discussion questions are available at the library's front desk. No registration required. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.
Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. Dec. 1, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Weekly events: Bingo, 4:30-10 p.m. Thursdays; food available. Pizza and wings, in the lounge, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Dinner dance, 5 p.m. Fridays; dinner choice is half a baked chicken, country fried steak, fried Alaska pollock, fried shrimp and a weekly special; the cost is $10 plus tax; music provided by Take Two. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
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.
Disabled American Veterans 67: 16299 Nancy Ave., at Cortez Boulevard. Bingo, warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early birds at 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Three $250 jackpots awarded. Total payout is $3,300. Food available. Coffee provided at no cost. (352) 796-1679.
General Federation of Women's Club/Brooksville Woman's Club: Christmas luncheon and meeting, noon Dec. 1, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Lunch is $15. Members are to bring a $5 gift for the exchange. Also, donations of children's books will be received. Betty Ann McLaren, (352) 666-9433.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Dec. 2, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; you don't have to be German to join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. New Year's Eve dance, Dec. 31, at the Shrine Club. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., hors d'ouevres from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m., dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., and a champagne toast and sandwiches at midnight. Music provided by Alpen Diamanten. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $15 for members and $25 for guests. Call Lisa Yaskulski at the number above.
Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: 8187 Fort Dade Avenue. Pinochle, noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. $3; includes lunch and prizes. Visitors, new members welcome. Linda, (352) 573-7696.
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. E-mails to [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.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. The following is offered weekly: Breakfast, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sundays; lunch, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (Fridays until 2 p.m.); steak shoot, 1-3 p.m. Tuesdays; pasta night, 4-7 p.m. Wednesdays; wings and basket night, 5-8 p.m. Thursdays; seafood night, 4-7 p.m. Fridays. (352) 597-7979.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: www.brooksvillerotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Country Pride Band performs 2-5 p.m. Saturdays. The public is welcome. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Club: 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Weekly dinners, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, for members and guests. $10 for members, $12 for guests; RSVP by Wednesday to Marie, (352) 596-9708. Web: www.hernandobeachclub.com.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. New members welcome. Membership: Marlene Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Club rentals, Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Boat dockage: Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.
AARP Chapter 1026: "Meet and eat," 11:30 a.m. Dec. 2, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be six menu choices, all priced at $5.99 (beverage not included). Jim McGrath, one of the chapter's insurance consultants, will speak about "Final Arrangements Insurance … An Alternative to Funeral Financial Plans." Nothing will be sold. Reservations are required. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Rose, (352) 688-5606.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 2, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Members are reminded to bring wrapped gifts for the Brooksville Head Start students; instructions for distribution of these gifts will be provided at the meeting. Irvin Homer, (352) 597-4677.
American Legion Post 186: Fish fry, 5-7 p.m. Fridays, 12091 Cortez Blvd. Menu choices include filet of fish, jumbo shrimp and chicken fingers, served with fries, coleslaw and a roll. Combination plates available. Prices are $5.50-$7. Desserts available for additional cost. Karaoke follows from 7-11 p.m. Open to members and their guests. (352) 797-0099.
Carolina Club: 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Que, 2270 Commercial Way. Patti, (352) 428-0884. Those from North and South Carolina are welcome. This will be the last meeting of the year. Meetings, which are on the last Monday of each month, will resume in January.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (Class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. today; Google: Much More than Just Web Searching, 1 p.m. Monday; Linux, an Alternative to Windows, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (Class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 7 p.m. Tuesday; How to Make a Mirror Image of Your Computer, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Mondays, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a women's a cappella chorus. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or [email protected] Website: www.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.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Held 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 Orators Toastmasters Club: 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Dec. 2, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For tickets and Christmas gift information, call Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Members meet for bowling at 11:30 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes; call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Pine Needle Club: 9-11 a.m. Wednesdays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Ronald Parks, (352) 683-3218.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30-10 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. Annual dues are $10, which benefits the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 686-8195, 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: Lunch meetings, 11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Brooks Edwards, (352) 666-4107, or Laurel Predmore, (352) 796-0386. Web: www.shcrotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events: Karaoke with Rusty, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 p.m. Wednesdays; and Rusty and Nick, 8-11 p.m. Fridays. (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4-7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
Wowettes: Rehearsals, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. This dance group performs at noon on the third Thursday of each month at Gulf View Mall in Port Richey and also within the community. Edwannah, (352) 686-9948, or Terry, (352) 688-2697.
Hernando County Green Party: '80s Night Party, Saturday, Organic Oasis, 5085 Pacific Ave. Starting promptly at 7 p.m., the 1984 concert film Stop Making Sense, directed by Jonathan Demme, will be shown outdoors. It covers the 1984 tour of David Byrne and the Talking Heads. Free. Organic hot chocolate and tea as well as veggie burger dinners available. (352) 683-3151.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 6:45-9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The men's a cappella chorus seeks new singers. (352) 666-0633, (352) 556-3936 or e-mail [email protected] www.hernandoharmonizers.org.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). For singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Christmas dinner-dance, 5:30-10:30 p.m. Dec. 4, Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way. Dinner served at 6 p.m.; the menu includes salad, chicken, fish and roast beef, catered by John Mason. Guests may bring their own beer and wine. Music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Bring an unwrapped toy or gift card for needy children. Tickets are $12 for members and $20 for guests. Ross, (352) 596-3503.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. Quarter games. (352) 596-3316.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events include: bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays; also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages start at $10. Line dancing on Mondays, with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4-8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, donut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6-8:30 p.m.; prices vary $6.50-$8. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5-8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6-10 p.m.; prices vary $8.50-$11. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (727) 863-2520.
Filipino-American Social Club: Christmas dinner ball, 6-11 p.m. Dec. 4, Heritage Pines Country Club, 11524 Scenic Hills Blvd., off County Line Road. DJ Willie Matos of Professional New York DJ Entertainment will provide ballroom and Latin dance music. Santa will make an appearance. The dinner choice is London broil, chicken marsala or baked salmon. Philippine desserts will be served. Tickets are $40 for members, $45 for nonmembers and $10 for children 12 and younger (special children's menu). Formal attire requested. (352) 344-5411, (352) 346-7935, (352) 942-3570, (352) 666-7686 or (727) 376-3680.
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.