Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, by Stieg Larsson. A combination of a murder mystery, family saga, love story and financial intrigue, the novel tells the story of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden who disappeared 40 years ago. Hired to get to the bottom of her disappearance, a journalist teams up with a young hacker to discover the truth. No registration required, but copies of the book are limited at the library. Tina Mraz, (352) 754-4043.
German American Club of Spring Hill: Bavarian Night Dance, Friday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Alpine Express. Guests can bring their own beverages. Advance tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests; tickets at the door are an additional $2 per ticket. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Pinochle, noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. $3; includes lunch and prizes. Visitors, new members welcome. Linda, (352) 573-7696.
Old Hernando History Roundtable: Lunch, 11:30 a.m. May 20, John's Corner Family Restaurant, 711 S Broad St. Authors and historians John and Mary Lou Missalls, will present a program on the Seminole Wars at 12:30 p.m. Guests welcome. Roger Landers, (352) 796-5420.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891.
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 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The public is welcome. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Club: 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Dinners, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, for members and guests. $10 for members, $12 for guests; RSVP by Wednesday to Marie, (352) 596-9708. website: 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 Hernando County, Chapter 1026: Noon Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Frank Rojo of 21st Century Financial will speak about conversion of taxable assets to non-taxables. Following the presentation will be a complimentary buffet. Another meeting will be at noon May 20 at Buffet City. The speaker is Ed Garton of Dignity (Grace Memorial Gardens), who will discuss "Final Arrangements — What You Need to Know." A complimentary buffet will follow the presentation. There is nothing sold at any meetings. Seating is limited. Reservations a must. Bob, (352) 596-0722; Rose, (352) 688-5606, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910.
Carolina Club: A club is now forming in Spring Hill for those from North and South Carolina. For details, call Patti, (352) 428-0884.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon May 20, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This meeting will be a memorial service. Membership open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolution patriot. The chapter can help with your genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.
Democratic Women's Club: Noon Friday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Supervisor of Elections Annie Williams will speak on voter registration. Light refreshments served. (352) 688-3392.
Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. Speakers include Frank Defrancesco of the Hernando County Fire Rescue District and Jodi Bowers of Hernando Today. The public is welcome. All classes in May are offered free, with no membership required. Upcoming classes include: Upgrading RAM, 1 p.m. today; Introduction to XP (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; Get Comfortable with Your PC (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; eBay, 10 a.m. Monday; How to Take Great Pictures, 1 p.m. Monday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 2 of 3), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Vista (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.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.
Hernando Porcelain Artists: Spring luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Visitors welcome. RSVP by today to Judy, (352) 592-4814.
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.
NARVRE (Railroad Retirees): 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Last meeting until September. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast 9.12 Project: 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, in the lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. Speakers include Florida Rep. Robert Schenck, Hernando County Republican Chairman Blaise Ingoglia and Wayne Dukes, a candidate for Hernando County Commission. Nonmembers welcome. www.meetup.com/Nature-Coast-912-Project or (352) 597-6756.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 0-299er game at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; novice game at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.
Nature Coast Orators Club/Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital (in the room behind the cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.
New Jersey Club: Meeting, 1 p.m. May 19, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bring your own lunch. Bingo and/or horse races will be played. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Mary, (352) 666-0533. Upcoming events: Dinner show to see Sweet Charity at the Show Palace on June 13; doors open at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., showtime at 3 p.m. Tickets are $41. Dinner show at the Show Palace to see Red, White and Tuna on July 18. A 5-night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas is Oct. 30, leaving from Tampa Pier and going to Costa Maya, Cozumel. From $430 per person. A $150 deposit required by June 1, with final payment due by Aug. 15. Annette, (352) 683-8752.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. Local voice teacher Joseph Tomaselli will present a program on singing. Two of his young students, Allegra Paulin and Jennifer Maynard, will assist him in demonstrating the process of vocal training, using techniques used by teachers of Arte Canora, dating from the 1500s. On piano will be Marian Bodewell. Kathy, (352) 688-4741 or Betty, (352) 686-8535.
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. There will be a show table and free refreshments. Guests are welcome. Annual membership dues are $17 per person or $25 per couple. The club is also planning an overnight trip to Redland orchid Festival. (352) 597-3736.
Out-N-About Singles: 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 [email protected]
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Boulevard. Bring chess set; club sets are available. Visitors welcome. Andy, (352) 428-8272, or Chuck, (352) 345-4764.
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.
Society for Creative Anachronism: Business meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital-Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. New members welcome. This is an international, nonprofit group dedicated to researching and recreating the arts, skills and traditions of pre-17th century Europe. Deborah, (352) 799-6318. Web: www.sca.org.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. May 19, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Social nights are on the first Wednesday of each month at a local restaurant. Membership is open; Italian heritage is not required. Eugene Laveroni, (352) 684-7460.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. This will be the annual smorgasbord and will include a large variety of Scandinavian food, including desserts. Reservations required. $15 adults, $5 for children ages 11-15, and free for ages 10 and younger. The public is welcome. Clair, (352) 596-2171, or Gail, (727) 863-3145.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: Club net, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; a SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays during hurricane season. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. Web: www.kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Art League: Potluck dinner and presentation of scholarships, 6 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Four area students have been selected to receive $1,500 scholarships: David Vulpis, Nature Coast Technical High School; Jessie Leasure, Hernando High School; Christina Macri, Central High School; and Christine Gilbert, Springstead High School. Victor Heims will read a poem. Scholarships and certificates will be presented by Larry Withers and Isabelle Papazian. Lin, (813) 758-1121.
Spring Hill Chorus: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Glen Retirement Villages clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. New members welcome. Esther Lamoreaux, (352) 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Making Slide Shows, by Bud Parker, 7 to 9 p.m. today; Social Networking, by Steve Kirman, 9 p.m. Friday; Digital Embroidery, moderated by Norma Winner, noon Saturday; Intermediate Windows XP/Vista, by Norma Winner, 3 p.m. Saturday; Computer Maintenance and Repair (class 2 of 2), by Lou Labett, 7 p.m. Monday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352)666-1264. Web: www.shtcc.net.
Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): 10:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Members are reminded to bring soda cans, can tabs and stamps. Jerry Abenante, (352) 688-5825, or Bob Muehlbauer, (352) 686-6962.
St. Theresa Council of Catholic Women: Recitation of the Rosary, 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, followed by a business meeting, 1107 Commercial Way. Coffee, cake and socializing will follow the meeting. (352) 688-5391.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Ruth Savage with Spring Oaks Assisted Living Facility will speak. Membership is open to those who have lived in Wisconsin and their spouses. Annual dues are $8 per person. Carol, (352) 666-2974, or Bob, (352) 573-7171.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus. New singers of all ages wanted. (352) 666-0633, (352) 556-3936 or e-mail [email protected] Web: www.hernandoharmonizers.org.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way. This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday, for $2. Other menu items available at varied prices. Weekly events include: Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, donut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $6.50-$8. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; packages start at $10. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $9.50-$11. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
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Suncoast Harmony Chorus: Membership drive, 7 p.m. Tuesdays throughout May, Gulf High School, choral room, 5355 School Road. Women ages 18-80 who like to sing are invited; prior vocal training is not required, nor do you have to know how to read music. Cindy, (352) 597-4376. Web: www.suncoast-harmony.com.
Suncoast Writers and Authors Group: 12:30 p.m. Monday, West Pasco Historical Society Museum and Library, 6431 Circle Blvd., off Grand Boulevard at Orange Lake. (727) 786-6967.
Florida Trail Association, Suncoast Chapter: 1 p.m. Saturday, Hillsborough River State Park, U.S. 301, south of Zephyrhills. Public welcome. Come early for a hike at 9 a.m. E-mail to [email protected]
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 [email protected] (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is two weeks 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.