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Hernando club news beginning Aug. 17


Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. A varied menu is offered with prices from $4.25 to $5.75. All-you-can-eat Alaskan pollack dinner, 4 to 7 p.m. Aug. 24. Includes salad and fries. The cost is $6 per person. Both events are for members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.

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 or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.

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 or

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web:

United Methodist Men: "Faith and Community" series, 6:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. The speaker is Mike Galloway, president and CEO of the Florida United Methodist Children's Home in Enterprise. Galloway, who has two daughters and eight grandchildren, is a veteran social worker who has nearly 40 years experience in human services management, mostly with public or private nonprofit agencies dealing with children. He also serves on the board of the Florida Coalition for Children. Dinner will be available for $5. Reservations required. (352) 796-3363.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Club: Labor Day dinner-dance, 6 p.m. Sept. 2, 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Dinner will be served about 7 p.m.; entertainment by Bobby Palermo will begin at 8 p.m. The cost is $13 for members, $16 for nonmembers/guests. Reservations required by Aug. 28. Marie Cauffman, (352) 596-9708 or; Pat Galante, (727) 862-7356 or

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Fish night, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fried or baked fish is $5.50, shrimp dinner is $6.50, or a fish and shrimp dinner is $7.50. Meals include a full salad bar and french fries. Adult beverages available. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: Noon Aug. 24, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The topic is "Identity Theft." An extra meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Florida Sleep Institute, 4075 Mariner Blvd. The topic will be "Sleep Disorders," presented by Dr. William C. Kohler. People attending may order a box lunch from the HoneyBaked Ham Cafe and Restaurant at no cost, courtesy of the event sponsor, the Brooksville Hospital Association. Seating is limited to the first 40 callers. Newcomers welcome. Reservations required for both meetings. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.

Business and Professional Women of Hernando County: Networking at 5:30 p.m. and meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 23, My Career Closet, 14690 Spring Hill Drive, Suite 301. Dinner will be sponsored by Dr. Nicole Sirchio. Members are reminded of the membership drive and a chance to win $100 cash. For each guest brought to a meeting, a member receives a ticket. If the guest signs up, the member receives two tickets. The winner will be selected at the December meeting. A $25 gas card will be awarded to the first person who brings a guest who becomes a member. RSVP by Thursday to JoAnn Glass, or (352) 683-7365. The cost for the dinner and meeting is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers; those attending are asked to bring an accessory to donate to My Career Closet, a new nonprofit organization working in tandem with other nonprofits to offer career mentoring services, assistance with job searches, an interview outfit and business attire upon accepting a job position. A grand opening of My Career Closet will be 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Developing Dynamic Relationships: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. This is a network group that is open to all. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month. RSVP to (727) 482-2891.

Hernando Computer Club: Volunteer training, 10 a.m. Monday. Learn about volunteering at the club. Upcoming classes include: Using Internet Explorer 9 and Web Browsing, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 7 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Free Google — Not Just for Web Searching, 7 p.m. Thursday; Windows Live Mail, 10 a.m. Friday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; eBay Webinar (online class only), 1 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 3 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Skype Messaging and Video Chatting, 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Get Started with Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Web:

Hernando County Branch NAACP: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Club House, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Refreshments served. Paul Douglas, (352) 428-0477.

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.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. Website:

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: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m., Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Games for all levels of players are offered as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or

Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. Randi Haverstrom will do a presentation of Wagner's Lohengrin. Send e-mail to Web:

Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Partner's Club (behind Oak Hill Hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Louis Del Favero will speak about miniature orchids and will have plants for sale. Refreshments served. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.

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 are 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) 678-6947, 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: 1 p.m. Fridays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web:

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC license testing, 6:30 p.m. today; club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday. Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club (behind the hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd. SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m., and club net at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. Web:

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Hernando County master gardener Rita Grant will present a program about invasive plants. 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. The nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays. The botanical gardens are open daily during daylight hours. (352) 683-9933. Web: naturecoastbotanical

St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus: Social night, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. The first speaker will be Jane Swanson from Florida Telephone Relay, a division of the Deaf and Hearing Services of Florida. She will have free telephones for those who are deaf or hard of hearing. The second presentation will be given by Kendra C. Tuma, program director with Salishan Retirement Living. She will discuss the benefits offered residents at the Salishan, as well as an overview of the costs. Those in attendance will receive a certificate for a free chef-prepared meal at Salishan. (352) 686-9767.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include: steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays; live entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays; and barbecue, 6 to 8 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.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers Association: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. All those interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting, etc.) are welcome, novices to masters. Demonstrations of all aspects of carving are presented. Guests of all ages welcome. Membership is open; annual dues are $15. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.


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.

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.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Annual lodge picnic, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way. Coffee and doughnuts will be available in the morning. The main meal will be at 1 p.m. Games include bocce, horseshoes, shuffleboard or bingo (bring dabbers). A nine-hole golf game will start at 10 a.m. for $10. Horse racing will be at 3 p.m. Tickets are $8 for members and immediate family only, and must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door. Mary Ann, (352) 688-1889.

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. The cost is $2. Other breakfast items can be ordered from the menu at varied prices. Bottomless coffee is $1. (727) 863-2520.

Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 6 p.m. Aug. 24, Praise Family Worship Center, 17920 Meridian Blvd., in the Highlands. The group will participate in the Restoring Courage event to stand with Israel, which is part of a national event spearheaded by Glenn Beck. Refreshments will be served. Reservations required. RSVP to Maureen, (352) 597-6756; Rose Ann, (727) 856-2201, or Annette, (727) 378-8061.

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

Suncoast Harmony Chorus: Beach rehearsal, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Hudson Beach, at the end of Clark Street. The chorus is the west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines, International, and sings in a cappella, four-part harmony. Cindy, (352) 597-4376. Web:

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 (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 news beginning Aug. 17 08/16/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 16, 2011 9:52pm]
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