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Hernando club happenings for Feb. 16 and beyond

Brooksville

Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Feb. 28, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. The discussion will be led by Mary Sciglia. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. A varied menu is offered such as french toast, eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice. Prices range from $3.25-$5.75. Weekly events: bingo, 4:30-10 p.m. Thursdays; food available. Pizza and wings, in the lounge, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Dinner dance, 5 p.m. Fridays; dinner choice is half a baked chicken, country fried steak, fried Alaska pollock, fried shrimp and a weekly special; the cost is $10 plus tax; music provided by Take Two. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.

Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. Learn about the Christian heritage of the nation, the founding principles of the U.S. government and how to impact the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttiliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The program will be "The Titanic," presented by Sadie Smith. Members are reminded to bring donations for Chemawa Indian School. Carol, (352) 796-1017, or Alice, (352) 344-3408.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Visitors welcome. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. John Ehlenbeck, john.ehlenbeck@bankof america.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.

Klassic Kountry Kloggers: Noon Wednesdays, Hernando Council 1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. For experienced cloggers. $2 a week. The group performs at festivals, charity events, nursing and assisted living homes, private parties and club socials. Marcy Male, (352) 382-0932.

Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Members learn communications skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891.

Old History Roundtable: Quarterly meeting, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, John's Family Corner Restaurant, 711 S Broad St. Following lunch, a program on "Hernando Bootleggers and Moonshiners" will be presented by Richard Cofer. Visitors welcome. Annual membership dues are $10 per couple. Roger Landers, (352) 848-0505, or Sid Taylor, (352) 344-4705.

Rotary Club of Brooksville: The Membership Committee will host an event from 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 23 at Beef O'Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road. Free appetizers will be served. Guests will learn what it means to be a Rotarian, receive information on the group's history as well as current and upcoming events. Seating limited, reservations required. RSVP to Roberto Quiroz, (954) 817-3955, Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Weekly meetings are at noon Tuesdays at Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Web: brooksvillerotary.org.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership not required. Call Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.

Spring Hill

AARP Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 24, Town Square Mal, 3021 Commercial Way. The cost for lunch is $8.50. Presentations will be given by Susan Cutter of HearX and the AARP Hernando County Tax Aide program. Reservations are a must. RSVP to Steve, (352) 754-9404, or Rose, (352) 688-5606. Members are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the needy.

Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: Breakfast buffet meeting, 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker is Pat Augustyniak, who will discuss "Is God's Arm Too Short?" (Isaiah 59:1). Born in Liverpool, England, Augustyniak moved to the United States in 1992. She began ministering at CCA in 2005, where she facilitated an alpha course in the faith-based pod of CCA. She has served on the boards at Jericho Road Ministries and United Way, and is a volunteer with New Generation Ministry. She also teaches shame and free parenting at Hernando Correctional Institute. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Chesapeake Bay Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Diner, 7385 Spring Hill Drive. Patti, (352) 428-0884.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The winners of the American History essay will be at this meeting. 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. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.

Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City Restaurant, 13235 Cortez Blvd. David Lambert from Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative will speak. Reservations required. The cost is $13 per person, and should be paid in advance. All Grumman and Northrop Grumman retirees and guests are welcome. RSVP to Hank Mehl, (352) 686-2735 or hmehl@tampabay.rr.com.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Facebook, 1 p.m. today; Windows Live Essentials 2011, 1 p.m. Thursday; PC Maintenance and Security for Your PC, 7 p.m. Thursday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Monday; Explore the Windows 7 Control Panel, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Linux, the Free Alternative to Windows, 1 p.m. Tuesday; Microsoft PowerPoint, 7 p.m. Tuesday; and Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.

Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. (352) 593-8220. Web: hernandodemocrats.us.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in 4-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9 a.m. Monday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. The demonstrator is local porcelain artist Kay Jacks, to paint a pineapple, strawberries and a melon. Bring a 5- by 7-inch tile or similar size plate or tray to work on. Visitors welcome. Judy, (352) 592-4814.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or saffronbleu@hotmail.com. 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.

Michigan Club: Meet for supper, 4 p.m. Friday, at Inn On the Gulf, 6330 Clark St., Hudson. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Pat Skelly, (352) 686-8872.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Social bridge games for newcomers, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, throughout February. Ongoing weekly activities are: open games for all skill levels, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m.; bidding, play of the hand and review, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; and review of Standard American bidding, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. On Thursdays, EasyBridge games are played from 11 a.m. to noon, with a box lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m., and a newcomer's game (0-20 master points) starts at 12:30 p.m. 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 hillsja@gate.net.

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. This will be the annual Valentines Dinner catered by La Fontana Restaurant. The menu includes barbecue ribs, meatballs and rolls, pizza rolls, plain wings, veggie tray, fruit platter, salad and more. Served only to those who purchased tickets. Members are asked to bring a donation of nonperishable food. Annual dues are $15. For upcoming trips, call Annette, (352) 683-8752. For club information, call Mary, (352) 666-0533.

Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The topic is Mascagni's opera, Cavalleria Rusticana, presented by Joseph Tomaselli. Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741; e-mail jsquier1939@earthlink.net. Web: naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.

Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club (formerly Spring Hill Enrichment Center), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Megan Wilkerson from Ritter Tropic 1 Orchids will speak on "Orchids from Birth to Bloom." She will also offer orchids for sale. There will be a raffle, as well as a show table of members' plants. Free refreshments. Guests welcome. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. March 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The entree choice is corned beef and cabbage, or grouper Bostonian, served with garden salad and cherry pie for dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person, payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Payment must be in advance; no payments accepted at the door. Reservations required by March 1. Millie, (352) 688-8663. The March meeting will include the annual bake sale and auction. Membership is open to former residents and spouses. Annual dues are $10 per person. For membership, call Jane, (352) 848-0110.

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) 686-3948, or Andy, (352) 428-8272.

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: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Doors open at 5:30 p.m. today, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m., coffee and cake at 8:30 p.m. The monthly social will be March 2, at a place to be determined. Membership is open; you do not have to be Italian to join. Eugene, (352) 684-7460, or Irma, (352) 686-5946.

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Brooke Burns, a Sumter County extension agent, will speak about container gardening. Club members maintain the plant nursery and adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens at 1489 Parker Ave., as well as the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. (352) 683-9933. Web: naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.

Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): General membership meeting, 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.

Spring Hill Women's Chorus: Rehearsals, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Glenn Retirement Village clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The chorus performs for civic clubs and organizations, nursing and retirement homes, luncheons and parties. Esther Lamoreaux, (352) 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Luncheon and fashion show, noon Feb. 24, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. The theme is "Salute to America." Members are asked to wear patriotic colors. Fashions by Bon Worth. Prizes awarded. Tickets are $18, which must be purchased by Sunday. Florence, (352) 683-1150.

St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership is open to singles and couples. Annual dues are $5 per person. Bingo is played at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.

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; and 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.

Wellington Democrats: 2:30 p.m. Friday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Gene Erich, wellingtondemocrats@gmail.com.

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.

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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 and a local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. New singers of all ages wanted. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit. E-mail: bassharmonysingr@aol.com. Web: hernando harmonizers.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.

Pasco County

Hudson

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 start at $10. Line dancing on 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 vary $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 choice is beef over noodles, or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $13 for nonmembers. Also, the Ed Salmon String Band Mummers Show will be Feb. 23. Doors open at 11:30 a.m., a hot lunch, with dessert and coffee or tea, will be served from noon to 1:30 p.m. The show and dancing will be from 1:30 to 4 p.m. The public is welcome. Tickets are $8. Reservations required. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

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 pday@sptimes.com (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.

Hernando club happenings for Feb. 16 and beyond 02/15/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 15, 2011 8:58pm]

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