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Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. Members and guests can win steaks in this bingo-type card game. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m.; the cost is $5 per person. Karaoke will start at 6 p.m. Italian Night will be 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday for members and guests. Menu includes lasagna with meat sauce (meatless sauce is also available). Tickets are $6.50 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. (352) 596-2582.

Garden Club: Noon Jan. 12, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. A light luncheon will be served, followed by a program on "Right Plant, Right Place." Louise, (352) 799-3160; Robin, (352) 799-2503, or Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.

Writers' Group: 7 p.m. today, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379.

Embroiderers' Guild, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Members will participate in a class making a "pin keep," using the rice stitch. Guests welcome. All types of needlework are covered, including cross-stitch, needlepoint, crewel and surface embroidery. Membership open for those wishing to learn through experienced. (352) 666-8350.

German American Club of Spring Hill: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. The Inaugural Ball will be Jan. 14 at the hall. Doors open at 5 p.m., hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., dancing from 7 to 11 p.m.. The 2011 board of directors will be installed. Advance tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests; tickets at the door are $2 more each. Call Lisa Yaskulski at number above.

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, general meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. Dorothy Brims will discuss arts and crafts. Guests welcome. Open for membership; Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627.

Hernando County Democratic Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Southern Pines Condos Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. New officers will be elected and there will be a training session on the VAN. Harvey Martin, (352) 686-0686.


Hernando County Radio Control Club Flying Knights: 10 a.m. Saturday, at Potter's Field RC Aerodrome, off Benes-Roush Road. Membership applications and directions are available at Frank Phelps, (616) 990-5017, (352) 597-5868 or


82nd Airborne Division Association, Daniel S. Campbell All-Airborne Chapter: Lunch at noon Saturday, Duke's American Grill, 1320 Commercial Way. There will be two speakers. All former paratroopers are invited. Ron Hurdel, (352) 688-4579.

AARP Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 13, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. A duplicate meeting will be Jan. 20 at Pizza Hut, 3003 Commercial Way. The topic is "Long Term Care Insurance," presented by Frank Rojo of 21st Century Financial. Nothing sold. A complimentary lunch will be served after the presentation. Reservations a must. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Rose, (352) 688-5606.

African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, 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.

Black Educators Caucus: 5 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Elementary School, 885 N Broad St. The caucus is an auxiliary of the Hernando Teachers Association. (352) 683-2766 or (352) 544-2714.

British Connection: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Those from the United Kingdom invited. RSVP by Monday morning. Audrey Stead, (352) 688-7821.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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 Thursday. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.

Fantasy African Violet Club: Refreshments at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.

Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Clubhouse, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. Volunteers are needed to donate 1 or 2 hours a month. (352) 200-8895.

Gulf Coast WAVES Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. New members welcome; open to all former and present-day women of the sea services, including U.S. Navy, Coast Guard, Marine Women, Navy Nurses and the Reserves. Barbara, (352) 683-7119 or Lee, (352) 686-8613.

Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include What's New in Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; MS PowerPoint for Fun, 1 p.m. Thursday; OpenOffice (class 1 of 2), 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. Friday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; eBay Buying and Selling, 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 4). All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171.

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be Robin Kocher, who will discuss activities of the local hospice. During the meeting there will be a vote on a restaurant to meet at Jan. 12. After the meeting, coffee and dessert will be served. Membership is open to former residents and spouses. Annual dues are $12. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.

Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984.

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, 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.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: 5:30 p.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Guests welcome. Meetings are now every Wednesday. Robin, (352) 797-4645.

SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Day and night patrollers and dispatchers needed. (352) 683-5936 or

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social, 5 p.m. today, Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd. Camille, (352) 684-2788.

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: Mass and the Rosary at 7:30 a.m., meeting at 9 a.m. today, 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.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish center, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership is open to singles and couples. Annual dues are $5. Bingo is 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.

United Methodist Men: 6 p.m. Monday, fellowship hall, First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. There will be witnessing and testimony by member Bob Wolfarth and others. Dinner will be prepared.

Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. Jan. 10, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Ralph Barber, (352) 397-8528 or (352) 205-6852.


Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road (Building D). A special updated crime report will be presented by Deputy Steve Sikalos; he will also review crime prevention activities in the Royal Highlands area. Neighbors welcome. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Millie Farthing of Winter Haven will speak, using dolls from her collection to illustrate how to experience peace, hope, joy and comfort, regardless of circumstances in our lives. Guests are welcome to bring a treasured doll. The cost is $9 inclusive. Reservations required by Thursday. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.

Citrus County


Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly of West Central Florida: 1 p.m. Saturday, 938 N Suncoast Blvd. (South Square Plaza). A film will be shown of the impact of homosexual lifestyles, about the U.S. Congressional repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and other related issues. The threats and effects of AIDS, MRSA and other social diseases concerning safety and costs will be discussed. Guest speaker is Jim Bomford, state president of the RRA, who is also featured in the film. Diane Cwik will speak on CASA, the center for victims of domestic abuse in Citrus County. Refreshments served. (352) 257-5381.

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner is Swiss steak or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $13 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

For information on sending items for Clubs, call Phyllis Day at (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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