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Clubs: Oct. 6-15

Brooksville

Accordion Adventure: Oktoberfest Party/Jam, 5:30 to 9 p.m. Oct. 15, American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. This is an informal group of accordionists and enthusiasts of all levels of performance. Admission is $2. A dinner is available for $5, but reservations are required by Saturday. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.

Embroiderers' of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mt. Fair Ave. The program will be a beading class, presented by the Got Beads store in Spring Hill. Guests are welcome. Membership is open to anyone interested in stitching, from the most experienced to those wishing to learn. (352) 596-1415 or (352) 621-6680.

Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Pinochle is offered from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $3, which includes lunch and prizes. Visitors and new members are welcome. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

Hernando County NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 Brooksville St. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. After dinner, there will be a speaker. Visitors welcome. Joan Lynch, (352) 686-8180.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. John Ehlenbeck, john.ehlenbeck@bank ofamerica.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.

New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. New members welcome. Ed Van De Walle, (352) 683-5036.

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Richard Trump, secretary, (352) 796-1143.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: Noon Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd., in the side conference room. There will be a presentation by Frank Rojo of 21st Century Financial, who will discuss indexed annuities. Following the presentation, complimentary access to the buffet will be provided by 21st Century Financial. During the meal, another presentation will be given by Laura Gamba of Florida's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization, who will discuss "Medicare Appeal Process, Fast Track Appeal." Registration is required. RSVP to Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 13, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Women and men are welcome. There will be a "Bid on a Star" silent auction, with bidding starting at 11 a.m. The inspirational speaker will be Bob Faust from Gotha, whose topic will be "When You Wish Upon a Star, Do Your Dreams Come True or Are You Living in Fantasy Land?" The cost is $13.50. Free child care is available with advance registration. The Christian Women's Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Reservations are required by Thursday. Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216.

Creative Writers' Group: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Those who love to write or want to learn are welcome. Bring a pad and pen. Sue, (352) 293-4988.

Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: Noon Friday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Light refreshments served. Yvonne, (352) 597-9902.

Fantasy African Violet Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.

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 welcome; experience is not necessary. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner available for $12, which includes tax and gratuity. Dana Cutlip, (352) 684-9137. www.kiwanisnaturecoast.org.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Guests are welcome. Lunch is available. Bev Reso, (352) 382-2372, or Richard Sanvenero, (352) 688-4858.

Michigan Club: Ladies' lunch, noon Thursday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Q, 2270 Commercial Way. Barb, (352) 592-9663. Men's lunch, noon Thursday, Pizza Guy, 2284 Commercial Way. George, (352) 688-4198.

Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Paul Logue, (352) 797-7656.

Nature Coast Orators Club/Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital (in the room behind the cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. The group helps improve communication skills, both personally and professionally. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The speaker will be Jean Rags, health and human services director for Hernando County. Members are asked to bring school supplies, used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy, knitted baby caps and used greeting cards. Membership is open to anyone interested in serving the community. Ron, (352) 592-9856.

Out-N-About Singles: Gather for coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin Donuts, 13179 Cortez Blvd. This is a singles club for ages 30-60. (352) 797-6116 or e-mail to outnaboutsingles@hotmail.com.

Pennsylvania Club: Member appreciation fall picnic, 10 a.m. Oct. 13, Pavilion 2, Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road. There is no cost to members for this catered picnic. Guests pay $7. Games will be played. Reservations are required by today. Millie, (352) 688-8663, or Flo, (352) 686-3135.

Plastic Model Club of Spring Hill: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill drive. This is an informal club with no dues. There is a show-and-tell and members discuss techniques. Anyone who enjoys building any plastic models (planes, ships, armor, monster models, cars, trucks, etc.) is invited. Joe, (352) 592-0635.

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, or Judy Hughes, (352) 597-4853.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: Lunch meetings, noon Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Guests are welcome. Brooks Edwards, (352) 666-4107, or Josh Kelly, (352) 684-0313. Visit the Web site at www.shcrotary.org.

SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The local crime watch has been patrolling Spring Hill for 27 years. Day and night patrollers and dispatchers are needed. Patrollers are provided with radios and designated areas to patrol. Dispatchers keep in close contact with the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, Animal Services, Code Enforcement and other county offices. Calls are made daily to the elderly who live alone. The group also will watch residents' homes when they are out of town. (352) 683-5936.

Spring Hill After 5 Connection: Indian Summer Dinner, 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Residence at Timber Pines, 3140 Forest Road. The speaker is Bob Faust from Gotha, who will discuss "When You Wish Upon A Star Dreams Come True." There will be a special feature on the Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers, presented by Phil Rail. The After 5 Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. The cost for dinner is $13 inclusive. Reservations required by Wednesday. Irma, (352) 684-4547, or Marian, (352) 666-1256.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone) and conducts a SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:15 p.m. and a club net at 7:30 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 www.kf4ixu.org. Ed, (352) 684-7623.

Spring Hill Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. The presentation will be on different perspectives of a single photograph. Images are presented with the membership judging and suggesting improvements. Strat, (352) 684-1850. www.springhillcameraclub.org.

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Cate Rosendale will speak about spiritual mothers. There will also be the living Rosary. Mass and the Rosary will precede the meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the church. The bake sale will be Oct. 17, after the 4 and 6 p.m. masses, and Oct. 18 after the morning masses. An Arts and Treasures Fall Bazaar will be Nov. 7-8. (352) 683-9666.

Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Longshotz Sports Bar and Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. The presentation will be given by Ron Whitley of Boca Raton, who will show photos and speak about flats fly fishing in Cuba. Free fly-tying classes are now under way for members. Also, plans are being made for the December holiday annual fundraising event. All members are required to belong to the Federation of Fly Fishers. Roger Maler, rmaler@tampabay.rr.com or (352) 293-3322.

WAVES Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. New members are being sought. Membership is open to all present-day military women and veterans who have served in any U.S. sea services (Coast Guard, Marines, Navy or Navy Nurses, WAVES and SPARS). Barbara McCarthy, (352) 683-7119, or Peg Banco, (352) 596-7749.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. The group includes novices to masters. Annual dues are $15. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.

Wisconsin Club: 2 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone who has lived in Wisconsin qualifies for membership. Annual dues are $8. Carol Zellmer, (352) 666-2974.

WEEKI WACHEE

West Hernando Coin Club: 6:45 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. There will be free refreshments, educational speakers, door prizes and auctions. Children and beginning collectors welcome. Vincent, (352) 428-4564.

Pasco County

Hudson

Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is stuffed shells with sausage, or baked chicken, which will be served from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:30 to 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers and guests. Proper dance attire is requested. A full-service bar will be available. To guarantee menu choice, make reservations. Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

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 pday@sptimes.com. The deadline for Clubs is 10 days before your meeting or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price, if applicable, or contact person and phone number are missing. Call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Clubs: Oct. 6-15 10/05/09 [Last modified: Monday, October 5, 2009 8:56pm]

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