Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. May 16, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is A Land Remembered, by Patrick Smith. The discussion leaders are Marilyn Ryder and Karen Synychak. The book is the winner of the Florida Historical Society's Tebeau Prize, as the most outstanding Florida historical novel. No registration required. Stop by the library's front desk for a reserved copy of the book. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.
Brooksville Music Club: Presentation of this year's music scholarship awards, 1 p.m. April 27, Faith Angelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The scholarship winners are John Thomas Campbell, pianist (Nature Coast Technical High School); Austin White, pianist (Springstead High School); Parker Steinkamp, cellist (Hernando High School); and Sloan Griffin, pianist (Central High School). Each will receive a $400 scholarship. JoAnn Hettel, (352) 799-6448, or Alfreda Taft, (352) 799-6448.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. 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.
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Roger Sherman will speak. Visitors are welcome. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
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.
Principality of Tomania: Four new members will be inducted at a luncheon on Saturday at Apsley Manor farm in Garden Grove. The newest members are Jan Knowles and Victoria Jimmerson, both of Brooksville; and Gail Liu and her husband Sie Kamedi of Tampa. The society, formed 30 years ago, is a nonprofit organization that assists other organizations/charities with major functions; members are invited based on their long-standing record of charitable work. To learn more about the group, visit tomaniansociety.bravehost.com. For information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.
Spring Hill Camera Club: Competition night, 7 p.m. Monday, Brooksville Enrichment Center at Brooksville Regional Hospital, Suite 120, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Bill, (352) 556-3708. Web: spring
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: "Tea for Two" event, 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 30, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. The benefit event features a tea, fashion show, musical entertainment, vendors, raffles and gifts. Fashions presented by La DE Ta's of Crystal River and entertainment by Mid-Life Crisis. Food will be served and a variety of items will be for sale. Appropriate "tea" attire is encouraged. Tickets are $21; a portion of the proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society. For tickets, call Anna, (352). Weekly meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. Membership is open; boat ownership not required. Call Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
AARP Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. April 28, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for lunch is $8.50. Speakers include Mary Maynard with Senior Medicare Patrol, and Steve Diez with Hernando County Planning Department's Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety. Those attending are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation for the needy. Call Steve Mattingly for reservations, (352) 754-9404.
Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: Mother and Daughter Tea, 1 to 3 p.m. May 14, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. There will be a brief performance, "God's Women in Fashion," as well as door prizes and a hat contest. Prizes distributed for the prettiest, most creative and cutest hats. The cost is $8. RSVP to Rachael, (352) 848-4182, or Loretta, (352) 610-4164.
Carolina Club: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Q, 2270 Commercial Way. Those from North and South Carolina are welcome. Patti, (352) 428-0884.
Chesapeake Bay Club: The group will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Call for meeting place. Patti, (352) 428-0884, or Reed, (352) 666-1621.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a speaker: Elizabeth Huntoon Coursen will discus on how to write, organize and publish an autobiography. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The group can help with genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.
Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: Steering Committee, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. (352) 688-3392.
Filipino American Social Club of Hernando and Pasco: Spring Picnic, 1 p.m. to dusk Saturday, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. This is a potluck event; members are to bring a dish to share, plus soda or water. There will be music, dancing, games, sports, prizes and other activities. Bring games, balls, tennis racquets, etc. Gleyn Terborg, (727) 376-3680; Lani Knapp, (813) 996-4758, or Lisa Asupan, (352) 666-7686.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. today; Shopping for Technology in 2011, 7 p.m. today; How to Have a Free Website, 1 p.m. Thursday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; MS Word (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; PhotoShop Elements, After the Basics (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Monday; Gadget Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Selling Online — Setting Up and Using eBay (class 3 of 3), 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Windows 7 After the Basics (class 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Club House, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Paul Douglas, (352) 428-0477.
Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. There will be a special election for the positions of vice chair and state committeeman. (352) 593-8220. Web: hernandodemocrats.us.
Hernando Philippine-American Association: Easter Sunday "Picnic in the Park," 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. Free burgers, hot dogs and soda. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share. There will be games, music, prizes, karaoke and dancing. Aurora Rice, (352) 848-1031; Cobbie Atienza, (352) 666-5381, or Giezel Tadlip, (352) 397-9730.
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 the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or email@example.com. Website: spring hillkiwanis.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.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Easter-Sabado de Gloria Dance, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Guests may bring their own beverages; no large coolers permitted. Proper dress required (no jeans or sneakers). $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Ana Burgos, (352) 340-5066; Irma Puente, (352) 666-6848; Carmen Shannon, (352) 592-8494 or Carmen Torres, (727) 869-9398.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: 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; 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Easter dinner catered by La Fontana Restaurant. Menu includes ham, baked chicken, barbecued ribs, baked ziti, apple pie and more. The cost is $8 for members, $9 for guests. Served to those who purchased tickets. There will also be an Easter bonnet contest and bingo games. Members are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food. Also, members can bring in a picture of themselves (4 x 6) with their name and address to be placed in the New Jersey album. Mary, (352) 666-0533. Members will also go to see Sentimental Journey: a '40s Review at the Show Palace on May 15; the cost is $43. Annette, (352) 683-8752.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. May 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The dinner entree choice is chicken piccata or stuffed shells, served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person (entree choices should be noted on the check). All reservations required by May 3, with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. The meeting will include a speaker from Crime Prevention Task Force. Donations for People Helping People will be collected. Jane, (352) 848-0110. For trips, call Jerry, (352) 592-1293.
PFLAG (Parents/Friends of Lesbians and Gays): 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The mission of the group is to promote the health and well-being of those who are gay, bisexual and transgender as well as actively support their families and friends through education and positive advocacy. (352) 597-4041. Web: pflag.org.
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) 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: 1 p.m. Fridays, 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 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month. Eugene, (352) 684-7460. Tickets are available for the Scholarship Dinner Dance, which will be 6 to 10:30 p.m. May 7 at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Dinner catered by Argento's and music provided by Marty and the Nice Guys. Tickets are $20. Call Grace, (352) 597-3727.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC license testing, 6:30 p.m. today, and club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital's Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Two nets are conducted on Tuesdays: a SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:15 p.m. and a club net at 7:30. Those with a Ham Radio License are invited to participate in the nets and attend meetings. Dave (KB3GYN), (352) 684-3925. Web: kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Carol Fernandes of Keller Williams will speaker about the Festival of Fun Fundraiser for the "Save Our Waterfall Campaign." The festival will be May 14 at the Spring Hill Community Center. (352) 683-9933. Web: nature coastbotanicalgardens.com.
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. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 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, 4457 Susan Drive at Toucan Trail. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are invited. 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.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 4457 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. All those interested in woodcarving and related activities (painting, burning, mounting, etc.) are welcome; all ages can participate. Demonstrations are presented. Membership is open; annual dues are $15. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park: 9 to 10:30 a.m. Thursday, grand ballroom, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Barbara Manuel, (352) 796-7469.
Hernando Audubon Society: 6:45 p.m. April 28, banquet hall, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, 6131 Commercial Way. Michele Kline, a wildlife rehabilitator from Wings of Hope, will speak. She will bring live birds that are under her care, and will discuss their natural history and why they are being kept in captivity. Birds include a peregrine falcon, red-shouldered hawk, red-tailed hawk, barred owl and eastern screech owl. Web: hernando audubon.org.
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: email@example.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.
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 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: Easter Sunday Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner selection is ham with pineapple sauce or chicken cordon bleu, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. There will be an Easter bonnet parade with prizes for the prettiest and funniest hats. A full service bar is available. Tickets $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers. 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 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.