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Find out what's going on at Hernando County clubs


Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Steak shoot, 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Members and guests will have an opportunity to win steaks in this bingo-type card game. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. for $5. (352) 596-2582.

Embroiderers Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: The group has a new meeting location. The meeting will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The program is "Three Dimensional Ornaments" on paper canvas. Guests welcome. (352) 596-1415 or (352) 621-6680.

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Salad luncheon at noon Wednesday, with general meeting at 1 p.m., 131 S Main St. The cost is $3 for those who bring a dish and $6 for those without. RSVP to Joan, (352) 796-8224. Guests welcome. For membership, call Cherry, (352) 799-3801. For hall rental, call Grace, (352) 799-8033.

German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. There will be a Hawaiian Night dance Sept. 11 at the Shrine Club. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., hors d'oeuvres buffet from 6 to 6:45 p.m., and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Those attending may bring their own beverages. Advance tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests; at the door, tickets are an additional $2 each. Jack and Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

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:

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Property Owners Association: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. There will be discussion of the recently formed Coastal Hernando Initiatives Program, which is a collaborative effort between Hernando Beach residents and Hernando County government to make improvements in the area. Under consideration by the program are road and drainage improvements, fire hydrants, fire protection, construction of a boardwalk along Shoal Line Boulevard, and enhanced street lighting on Shoal Line. (352) 754-4002.

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Weekly social dinners are offered 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. Members receive the benefits of being a chartered member of the Yachting Clubs of America, with reciprocity to other yacht and sailing clubs in the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska and the Virgin Islands that are registered with YCA. Dock slips are also available to members; call dock master Gordon Meyers, (352) 200-8601. For membership and events, call rear commodore Jim Secrest, (352) 683-1545. To rent the club (for weddings, receptions and parties), call commodore Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Visit the Web site at

Spring Hill

Beta Sigma Phi, Alpha Delta Beta Chapter: 7 p.m. Friday, Starbucks, 13165 Cortez Blvd. This is a women's friendship group. Meetings are on the first Friday of each month. Visit

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The presentation will be "Makeup Techniques for Today's Woman," presented by Amy Baldwin, an airbrush makeup artist. The inspirational speaker will be Linda Moore of Gainesville, who will discuss "When the Going Gets Tough, is Shopping Enough?" The group is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. The cost is $13.50. Free child care available with reservations. All reservations required by Thursday. Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216.

Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include: Buying and Selling at eBay, 1 p.m. today; PC Backup, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Intro to Computers with Windows XP (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Wednesday; Website Construction, 1 p.m. Thursday; Microsoft Word '07, 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Windows 7 (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Friday; Slide Shows with Windows Movie Maker, 1 p.m. Friday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. or (352) 592-0070.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Fourth Year Anniversary Ball, 6 to 11 p.m. Sept. 12, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Entrees include steamship round of beef, Italian herb roasted chicken breast, garlic baked salmon with dill and steamed vegetables. The menu includes an appetizer bar, salad bar and desserts. Tickets are $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers. Aurora Rice, (352) 848-1031, Cobbie Atienza, (352) 666-5381, Giezel Tadlip, (352) 397-9730 or Maria Busque, (352) 686-2646.

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.

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Elliot Smith will present a "mystifying" program. Former and current Illinois residents and their partners are invited to join or come as a guest. Annual dues are $12 per person. Patricia Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.

Italian-American Club: Noon Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Membership is open; Italian heritage not required. Annual dues are $20. Joe, (352) 799-5214, or Theresa, (352) 683-6712.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Scotto's Bistro, 6172 Commercial Way. Guests are welcome. Lunch is available. Bev Reso, (352) 382-2372 or Richard Sanvenero, (352) 688-4858.

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.

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 Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a short meeting, skill-building demonstration and the monthly project. The project, taught by Jeanette Seese, will be painting foxgloves on a thermometer. Andi, (352) 666-9091, Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221.

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: Welcome-back meeting, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mariner United Methodist Church, Van Dyken Building, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a new meeting location. Members are to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy, knitted baby caps and used greeting cards. The group will also be collecting school supplies at the September and October meetings. Ron, (352) 592-9856.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The entree choice is burgundy beef tips or chicken cordon bleu, with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person; note the entree selection(s) on the check. Reservations required by Tuesday; RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663 . Checks are to be made payable to the club and mailed to: P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payment will be accepted at the door. Entertainment will be provided by Elliot the Magician. Also, a $25 grocery store gift certificate will be awarded to two members in good standing. Membership is open to all former state residents and spouses; call Jane, (352) 848-0110. A five-day trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is planned for Oct. 19-23, and a two-day trip to Fort Myers is planned Dec. 8-9, which includes a murder mystery dinner train ride; call trip chairman Jerry Hite, (352) 592-1293.

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

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.

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Board of directors meeting, 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a free cookout from 6 to 8 p.m. Hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, condiments and drinks will be provided. RSVP to Mary Scarff, (352) 596-1552. This week's classes include: Basic Vista and Sidebar, 9 a.m. Friday (class 1 of 4). All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 597-3632. Visit

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Open meeting, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The rosary and Mass will precede the meeting at 7:30 a.m. (352) 683-9666.

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

Weeki Wachee

Fraternal Order of Eagles, Weeki Wachee 4372 Aerie and Auxiliary: Labor Day Carnival, 1 p.m. Saturday, 8263 Cortez Blvd. There will be games, prizes, raffles, entertainment and food. Open to members and their guests. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 and younger, which can be purchased at the aerie or at the door. (352) 597-1586.

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

Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 p.m. today, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is the first rehearsal of the season. The chorus is directed by Jim Urbanski; the accompanist is Kathy Hackemer. New singers are welcome; the only requirements are be able to carry a tune and a commitment to the rehearsals. All music will be available for purchase during the first three rehearsals only (through Sept. 21); after that, no new singers allowed. New singers also have to purchase concert attire. The group will not meet Labor Day. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.

Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Wednesday, Quality Inn, 6172 Commercial Way. A buffet dinner will be served at about 6:30 p.m.; the cost is $12.50 per person, which includes tax and tip. For those interested, an intermediate-level casting demonstration and instruction will precede the meeting at 5 p.m. at the rear of the hotel. This marks the group's first anniversary. There are nearly 50 members, which is the intended membership cap. Those interested in joining should apply immediately. Roger Maler,

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 (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.

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