Brooksville Garden Club: Light luncheon, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. After lunch, there will be a presentation, "Preparing Plants for Freezing Weather." Mary, (352) 345-8274, Jean, (352) 799-0602, Louise, (352) 799-3160 or Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Oktoberfest dance, Friday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. Doors open at 5 p.m., food served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Dress code is costume or casual. Music provided by Manni Daum. Advance tickets are $16 for members, $20 for guests; tickets purchased at the door are an additional $2. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
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. The facility is available to rent for other functions. Linda, (352) 573-7696.
Hernando County NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. today, Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 Brooksville St. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.
Hernando Symphony Orchestra: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St. (352) 597-9555. Anyone interested in auditioning for the orchestra may call conductor Wayne Raymond at (352) 688-0427. Web site: www.hernandosymphony.com.
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, [email protected] or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Richard Trump, secretary, (352) 796-1143.
Hernando Beach Club: The club offers dinner at 6:30 p.m. Fridays for members and guests. The cost is $10 or dinner ticket for members, $12 for guests; reservations are required by Wednesday. A cash bar is available. Non-members can participate in two dinners without joining the club. Also, social night is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays with a cash bar available, and bar bingo is offered various Sundays at 4 p.m. The club is at 3145 Flamingo Blvd. For information or to RSVP for a dinner, call Marie, (352) 596-9708. Web site: www.hernandobeachclub.com.
Hernando Beach Women's Club: General meeting and Welcome Back Potluck Luncheon, 10 a.m. Wednesday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. There will be a collection for the Dawn Center; personal items for women and children are needed. New members welcome. Pat, (352) 592-0831 or [email protected]
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: "Y-Bar Ranch" Country and Western Night, 5 p.m. Saturday, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Dinner includes pulled pork, barbecue chicken, baked beans, coleslaw and other dishes. There will be music and dancing. Tickets are $16 for members and $18 for nonmembers and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. (352) 596-1022 or (352) 279-0528. Weekly social dinners are on Wednesdays (for members and their guests only). Cocktail hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. New members welcome. (352) 596-4830. Web site: www.hbyachtclub.com.
Navy Seabee Veterans of America, Island X-6 Spring Hill: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Gene, (727) 488-0153.
AARP Hernando County Chapter 1026: Noon Wednesday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Frank Rojo of 21st Century Financial will discuss "Indexed Annuities." After the presentation, there will be a complimentary buffet provided by 21st Century Financial. During the meal, Laura Gamba of Florida's Medicare Quality Improvement Organization will discuss "Medicare Appeal Process, Fast Track Appeal." Firm registration is required. Guests are welcome. RSVP to Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910.
American Legion Auxiliary Unit 186: MIA/POW ceremony at 5:50 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Saturday, 12091 Cortez Blvd. A three-course chicken-and-biscuit dinner will be served. For members and their guests only. Tickets are $8 each and must be purchased in advance at the post. Barbara Leach, (352) 597-2885.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Gloria Comstock, who will discuss "Melody of Historical Quilts." Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolution patriot. The chapter can help prospective members with their genealogy. (352) 596-2457.
GEMS Christian Homeschool Support: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, First Assembly of God, 12435 Spring Hill Drive. Great Educators Mentoring Scholars is a nondenominational Christian homeschool group. Cheryl Picerno, (352) 684-4844.
Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City Restaurant, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Mike Mickalien from Metro Crime Prevention of Florida will speak. The cost for the buffet is $13, which must be paid in advance. Reservations required. Hank, (352) 686-2735.
Hernando Computer Club: Annual Expo, 5 to 8 p.m. today, fellowship hall, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Featuring exhibits of the various classes offered by the club, as well as exhibits by computer repair places, retailers carrying electronic devices, nonprofit organizations, online banking and other groups. There will be a table devoted to "How a Key Chain Electronic Picture Frame Can Save Your Life." This week's classes include: Vista After the Basics (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Keep Your PC Safe, 1 p.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 2 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday; Slide Shows with Windows Movie Maker, 1 p.m. Wednesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; MS Excel 07, 7 p.m. Thursday; Photoshop Elements (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Friday; Preview to Windows 7, 1 p.m. Friday. 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. Women of any age who love to sing are welcome to join the rehearsals and sing with the chorus; experience is not necessary. Those wishing to just observe are welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, 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: 3:15 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner will follow at 4 p.m. at VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Any former or current Michigan resident is welcome. George, (352) 688-4198.
Mom2Mom Breastfeeding Support and Playgroup: 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, Davis Hall, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Meetings are on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month. Patty, (727) 460-5748, or Evie, (352) 688-5899.
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.
NARVRE (National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees): 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A representative from Metro Crime Prevention will speak. Lyn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games are played at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. An ongoing 0-299er game is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, with a mini-lecture preceding at 9:15 a.m. Call Mary Ann Dufresne, (352) 592-4882. A special summer 0-299er game is offered at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; call Carole Hargrave, (352) 200-7578. 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. The group helps improve communication skills, both personally and professionally. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The subject will be Lucia Di Lammermoor and Aida, two operas in this season's Tampa Bay Opera series. There will be audio and visual excerpts from previous performances. Web site: www.naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm. Kathy, (352) 688-4741 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. Snowbirds and visitors are welcome. Club members work with school chess clubs at Central High School and Challenger K-8. 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 are welcome. Brooks Edwards, (352) 666-4107, or Laurel Predmore, (352) 796-0386. Visit the Web site at www.shcrotary.org.
Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Card games, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; call Barb, (352) 683-2440. Bingo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Membership is open; annual dues are $20. The building is available to rent. (352) 596-1095.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. today, 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 Camera Club: 7 p.m. today, 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.
Spring Hill Orchid Lovers Club: Annual picnic, Noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road. There will be a speaker, show table and plant sales. For members only. Annual membership is $17. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736 or [email protected]
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: Photoshop Elements (class 2 of 4), 9 a.m. today; Using Your CD and DVD Writer, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Basic Vista-Cut, Copy and Paste (class 3 of 4), 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 www.shtcc.net.
St. Theresa Social Club: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532, or Anita, (352) 684-5771.
Submarine Veterans Inc., Weeki Wachee Base: 1 p.m. Saturday, Perkins Family Restaurant, 4685 Commercial Way. The U.S. Submarine Veterans is a national veterans fraternal organization, chartered in 1964, with more than 120 chapters nationwide. Robbie Roberts, (352) 592-5161.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. today, 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.
Wellington Democrats: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The speaker will be Cynthia J. Moore, candidate for Hernando County School Board in 2010. (352) 688-3130 or [email protected]
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. 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 [email protected]
Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus is directed by Jim Urbanski; the accompanist is Kathy Hackemer. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.
West Hernando Coin Club: 6:45 p.m. today, 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/ New Port Richey
Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. Lunch will follow the meeting. (727) 372-0528.
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 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.