Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. Jan. 5, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379.
Hernando Beach Club: 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Weekly dinners, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, for members and guests. $10 for members, $12 for guests; RSVP by Wednesday to Marie, (352) 596-9708. 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.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186 or mcl1002hb.org.
Hernando County Radio Control Club Flying Knights: 10 a.m. Jan. 8, at Potter's Field RC Aerodrome, off Benes-Roush Road. Membership applications and directions are available on at hcrcc.com. Frank Phelps, (616) 990-5017, (352) 597-5868 or email@example.com.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 to 4 p.m. Jan. 6, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Tickets will be available for the Caribbean Carnival/Mardi Gras dance, which will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 18 at SNPJ Lodge, 13383 County Line Road. Tickets are $20 per person. (352) 597-8098 or (352) 596-3694. Web: aac-hc.net.
American Legion Post 186: Fish fry, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 12091 Cortez Blvd. Menu choices include filet of fish, jumbo shrimp and chicken fingers, served with fries, coleslaw and a roll. Combination plates available. Prices are $5.50 to $7. Desserts available for additional cost. Karaoke follows from 7 to 11 p.m. Open to members and their guests. (352) 797-0099.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "Healing Arts and Wellness Center," presented by Dr. Mary Kelly. The inspirational speaker will be Pam Santner from Sarasota; her theme will be "With a Song in My Heart." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Jan. 6. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. The group is dedicated to youth service recognition, fundraising for scholarships for needy college students and special events for special needs children, specifically at Moton Elementary School. Guests welcome. LaVerne, (352) 796-4657,
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.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Web: springhill kiwanis.org.
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.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or email@example.com.
Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. Jan. 5, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Local author Jerry Cowling will speak. Members are asked to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy, knitted baby caps, box tops for education and Campbell's soup labels. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
Out-N-About Singles: Coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin' Donuts, 11089 Spring Hill Drive (Four Corners Plaza). This is a singles club for ages 40 and older. (352) 442-6809.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Jan. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Kendra Tuma from the Salishan retirement residential facility will speak. The meal choice is roast pork with dressing or lasagna al forno, served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person. Reservations required by Tuesday. No payments accepted at the door. Make checks payable to the club and send to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Entree selection should be noted on the check. RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663. The 2011 annual dues of $10 per person are due. Membership is open to all former residents and spouses. Coming events include the Show Palace Dinner Theater on Jan. 15 and an air trip to Biloxi from Feb. 21 to 24 (includes three nights at the four-star Beau Rivage). Jerry Hite, (352) 592-1293.
Pine Needle Club: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Ronald Parks, (352) 683-3218.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Bring chess set; club sets available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. The club has a free chess library. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 686-8195, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.
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. Starting Jan. 5, the group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays (same location). Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Card games, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Bingo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; bingo is open to the public (no membership required). Membership is open to those 55 and older; annual dues are $25. The building is available to rent. (352) 596-1095.
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.
St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Mass and the Rosary at 7:30 a.m., meeting at 9 a.m. Jan. 5 in Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be a speaker from HPH Hospice, who will discuss home care, hospital care and how to volunteer. (352) 683-9666.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include Karaoke with Rusty, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays; live entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays; barbecue, 6 to 8 p.m Saturdays; karaoke with Janet, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
Wowettes: Rehearsals, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. This dance group performs at noon the third Thursday of each month at Gulf View Mall in Port Richey, and also performs at local church festivals, club meetings and nursing homes. Edwannah, (352) 686-9948, or Terry, (352) 688-2697.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus: 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@example.com. hernandoharmonizers.org.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. Quarter games. (352) 596-3316.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Ron Van Matre, executive director of People Helping People of Hernando County, a nonprofit group that helps the hungry and homeless. Coffee and dessert will be served after the meeting. Upcoming trips include the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa on Jan. 24, and a five-day Carnival cruise to the western Caribbean from Feb. 7 to 12. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events include Bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays; also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages starting at $10. Line dancing Mondays, with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut 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. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices $8.50-$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 selection is prime rib or chicken cordon bleu, served at 12:45 p.m. The dinner includes champagne, dessert, and coffee or tea. Dancing to Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to Agnes, (727) 372-1053 or Marcy, (352) 597-5908.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (put the club's name in e-mail 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.