Tuesday, January 16, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando club news for Dec. 11

Brooksville

Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons from 9 to 10 a.m. and high beginner lessons from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; $2 per lesson. Low intermediate and intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; $4 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Adult Christmas party, Dec. 21. Cocktails at 5 p.m., buffet dinner at 6 p.m. and music by Take Two from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased by Sunday. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit elks2582.com.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club, 23446 Links Drive. The theme will be "Christmas Past." Larry Quigley and Stephanie Barnett Sager will sing carols from the American Revolution. Judy, (352) 796-6344.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Paul Douglas, [email protected] or (352) 428-0477.

Hernando County Arts Council: 3:30 p.m. Thursday, 7468 Horse Lake Road. Officers for 2014 will be elected, and there will be a review and vote on bylaw changes. Ideas for upcoming programs will be discussed. The public is welcome. Visit hernandoarts.org.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Lisa Callea of Love Your Neighbor will speak. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. Web: kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.

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. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]

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

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Dom Fickeria, (352) 200-7822. hbyachtclub.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today; $8 per card. Steak dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday; $12. (352) 596-9236.

Masaryktown

Quilters of the Nature Coast: 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St. April Jones, (352) 650-2354, or Sandy, (352) 683-7036.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County East Chapter: Christmas party, 11:30 a.m. today, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Entertainment provided by Tony Boeing, singer and guitarist. All seniors welcome. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Christmas party, noon Dec. 19, Silverthorn Country club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The DAR is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Help with genealogy is available. Suzy, (352), 799-6249.

Hernando Computer Club: Christmas party, 5 p.m. today. Skyping for Christmas, 1 p.m. Friday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule, visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Christmas celebration, 6 to 11 p.m. Saturday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Includes games, prizes, dancing, entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus. Tickets are $18 for members, $20 for nonmembers, $10 for ages 6 to 14 and free for ages 5 and younger. Aurora Rice, (352) 848-1031, or Estela Nichols, (727) 242-3407.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.

Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way. Dana Cutlip, (352) 428-4714. Web: weeki-wachee.kiwanisone.org.

National Association of Retired Railroad Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Carol Burgess from the Tampa Bay USO. Lynne, (352) 796-0477, or Gerry, (352) 684-4889.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Social game (not duplicate), 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. $5; free refreshments. All games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.

New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. All former and current residents welcome. There will be a short meeting, followed by lunch. Walt King, (352) 596-3578, or Dick Morin, (352) 799-3915.

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 18, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. There will be a cookie exchange, 50/50 raffle and baskets of cheer drawings. Members are reminded to bring a nonperishable food donation and their own lunch. The Christmas party will be Tuesday at the Show Palace; tickets are $31 for members and $41 for guests (checks are to be made payable to the club). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Annette, (352) 683-8752.

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. Christmas party, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Membership is $20 per year, which includes membership in the national H2U program. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Christmas party, 2 p.m. Sunday, Regency Oaks Civic Association Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. There will be a Juletrefest, with a traditional Norwegian Christmas dinner. There will also be a children's program. Dinner includes roast pork and gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, surkal, lingonberries, riskerem, Norwegian cookies, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for ages 13 to 16 and free for ages 12 and younger. Reservations required by today. The public is welcome. Gail, (727) 863-3145, or Sallie, (352) 686-9506.

Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: Christmas party breakfast meeting, 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. There will be traditional Southern gospel music with Ken and Ginger McLellan. The cost for the optional buffet breakfast is $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Spring Hill Writing Group: 2:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 28, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Give and receive constructive feedback on writings. The group is open to anyone who writes or would like to write. (352) 754-4043.

Weeki Wachee

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. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.

Michigan Club: Meet for lunch, noon Thursday, Breakfast Station, 8405 Northcliffe Blvd. (Spring Hill). The Christmas luncheon will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Glen Lakes Country Club, 9554 Glen Lakes Blkes Blvd.; tickets are $25. For tickets, call Noel Jackson, (352) 596-9663. For membership, Barb or Dave Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 596-4808.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Quarter bingo games, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.

Citrus County

INVERNESS

Buttonwood Bonsai Club: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Key Training Center, 130 Heights St. Bob Eskeitz, (352) 587-4215, or Al Harnage, (352) 527-3263. Web: buttonwoodbonsai.org.

Pasco County

Hudson

Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner Dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Entree choice is fried fish or baked chicken. $11 for members and $13 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 email [email protected] (put the club's name in email 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.

Brooksville Garden Club

Christmas party, noon Dec. 18, Southern Hills Plantation Club, 4200 Summit View Drive. Reservations required. Marie O'Neill, the "Plant Lady," will provide a question-and-answer session. The club's newest community service project is establishing a teaching garden at Moton Elementary School. Ingrid, (352) 277-3183, or Linda, (352) 442-2243. Web: brooksvillegardenclub.us.

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