Hernando Audubon Society
7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave., Brooksville. Tessie Offner, a nonnative species biologist for the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will speak about managing invasive reptiles in Florida. A field trip to look for red-cockaded woodpeckers and early migrants will be Saturday in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Contact Bev Hansen, (352) 686-0460, [email protected] Web: hernando audubon.org.
Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons from 9 to 10 a.m. and high beginner lessons from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; $2 per lesson. Low intermediate and intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; $4 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. There will be no karaoke Saturday evening due to the installation of officers. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit elks2582.com.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 2, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave., Brooksville. (352) 666-8350.
Hernando County Kennel Club: Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. $10 per class. Carole, (352) 666-1932.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.
Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Tammy Heon, Hernando County tourism director, will speak. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. Web: kiwanis ofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Country-western dance, 6 to 9 p.m. April 5. Admission is $2.50 per person; bring a dish to share. Entertainment by Artie Lent, former member of the DuCaines. Prizes awarded for best western wear. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at mcl708.org. (352) 597-7979.
Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Bayfront Health Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected] techgroup.com.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooks villerotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Aaron Nangle, (727) 916-0001. hbyachtclub.com.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-8: 4340 Calienta St. Recreational boating safety is the main priority of this all-volunteer, uniformed branch of the U.S. Coast Guard. Call Mike Bollinger for auxiliary information, (813) 260-0655. For a free vessel check, call John Fahey, (352) 596-2823. Web: wow.uscgaux.info/content.php?unit=070-15-08.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The topic is the Affordable Care Act. Call Kathy for reservations, (352) 428-2368.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. John Stevels speaks on Medicaid updates. Reservations required. (352) 666-5483.
African-American Club of Hernando: Caribbean Carnival, 7 to 11 p.m. April 5, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Featuring entertainment by Dickie and Melvin with Kokomo Chris, a Caribbean steel band. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for guests. (352) 666-4867 or (352) 835-7003.
American Sewing Guild, Spring Hill Group: 1 to 3 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Chris, (352) 556-3101.
Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites Chorus: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This women's a cappella chorus is a member of Harmony Inc. and sings in four-part harmony. Women of all ages, including students ages 12 and older, are invited to join. (352) 540-9192 or (352) 584-0636.
Hernando Youth Orchestra: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, DaySpring Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. Aspiring wind and string musicians ages 6 to 18 are welcome. John St. John, (352) 544-8105 or [email protected]
John Brown Woodcarvers: 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. (352) 666-6857.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando State College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Debbie Koenig, (352) 585-1659. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.
Monday Night Singles: 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Monti McGill's Irish Pub, 2396 Commercial Way. For singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Open games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. 0-199 points games, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays , and also 0-20 games at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays). Beginner class, 11 a.m. Thursdays. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. All games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Gary, (727) 215-7651, or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524. Web: daily-recap.com.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. April 3, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner will follow the meeting. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979. Members meet for bowling on Monday mornings; call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.
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: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Robin, (352) 797-4645.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. April 2, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner and business meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Laura, (352) 684-7460, or Rose, (352) 600-9872. Showing of a film on northern Italy, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Web: osianaturecoast2502.com.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. For weekly events call (352) 686-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398. Web: vfwpost10209.webs.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road For weekly events, call (727) 856-1860.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Quarter bingo games, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.
Citrus Model Railroad Club: The club has railroad layouts set up with HO, N and G scale model railroading. Viewing is open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Otto Allen Building, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave. Free, but donations are appreciated. New members welcome. Send email to [email protected] Web: citrusmodelrrclub.org.
Sunshine State Romance Authors: Writing workshop, 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 26, Hampton Inn, 1103 N Suncoast Blvd. Includes a buffet breakfast. Led by published authors on various topics. The cost for those who register before April 1 is $25 for members and $35 for nonmembers. After April 1, the fee is $35 for members and $45 for nonmembers. Registration required by April 19. Marian Fox, (352) 726-0162. Web: sunshinestate romanceauthors.com.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] (put the club's name in email 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.