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Boy Scout Troop 459: Spaghetti dinner, 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Includes meatballs, salad and Italian bread. The cost is $5 per person. Funds raised will help the scouts attend summer camp. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Breakfast served 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. A full menu available, with prices ranging $3.75-$5.75. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library main branch, 238 Howell Ave. This month's selection is "Careless In Red" by Elizabeth George. No registration required. No guilt club, attend even if you haven't finished book. (352) 544-5669.

Brooksville Music Club: 10:30 a.m. March 23, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. Performance by Maurea Sleesman to include folk music and home spun tales. Refreshments. (352) 666-4867.

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 a silent auction for schools. Members are reminded to bring items for the auction. Carol, (352) 796-1017, or Alice, (352) 344-3408.

Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.

German American Club of Spring Hill: "German Entertainers" show featuring Anton and Heidi from Germany, March 25, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Doors open at 6 p.m.; show and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Dance music will be provided by Sepp and Heinz Diepolder. Open-faced sandwiches served. Dress code is casual. Tickets are $13 for members, $20 for nonmembers. All tickets must be purchased in advance and are nonrefundable. (352) 688-3744.

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.

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.

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

Hernando Beach

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

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: St. Patrick's Day Dinner, 3 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Corned beef and cabbage served. The cost is $8. Musical entertainment provided by Maurice. Alcoholic beverages available at the canteen. (352) 596 9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Chapter 1026: March chapter meeting, 11:30 a.m. March 24, Knights of Columbus hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The law firm of Skipper and Skipper will give presentation on wills and probate. Reservations required. The cost for lunch is $8.50. RSVP to Steve, (352) 754-9404 or Rose, (352) 688-5606. Members are asked to bring a nonperishible 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 the Rev. Dr. Rachela Correlli. The topic is "Run the Race" (Hebrews 12:1-2). Correlli is an ordained minister with the International Pentecostal Holiness Church and is an associate pastor in White Marsh, Md. She also has a traveling ministries. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to (352) 610-4164 or (352) 848-4182.

Chesapeake Bay Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, IHOP, 3660 Cortez Blvd. New members welcome. A covered dish luncheon and Shrimp Fest is planned for April. (352) 428-0884 or 666-1621.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a speaker from Southeastern Guide Dogs. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolution patriot. The chapter can help with your genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.

Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. Following the meeting, Norma Winner will give a presentation on how you can speak into a microphone and the text will be typed into your e-mail body or Wordpad. Also, Jane Elliot, owner of a local gym, will talk about smart nutrition and the importance of physical activities. The public is welcome; free admission. Upcoming classes include Windows 7 — Watch, Listen, Learn Then Do It Yourself (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. today; Apple I-Phone, 7 p.m. today; Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Friday; PowerPoint for Fun, 10 a.m. Monday; Genealogy — Family Tree Maker, 1 p.m. Monday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web:

Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. The meeting will include a special election for the positions of vice chair and secretary. The public is welcome. (352) 593-8220. Web: hernando

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. Judy Swanson will give a demonstration on how to design borders on plates. The public is welcome. (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 Website: spring

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 of Spring Hill: Mardi Gras Dance, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Mardi Gras masks or costumes welcome. Music provided by DJ Mandy Mambo. Admission is $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. Children's rates available. Guests can bring their own beverages; no large coolers permitted. (352) 340-5066, (352) 666-6848 or (352) 592-8494.

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Timber Pines Country Club, off Commercial Way. There will be an update to the 2011 changes to the Master Health Care Plan. RSVP to John Milne, (352) 397-5749.

Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, in the lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. The speaker is Rebecca O'Dell, an appellate attorney that practices before the U.S. Supreme Court, 11th Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeal and Florida Supreme Court. She is an Alliance Defense Fund allied attorney and a member of its honor corps. There will be a question and answer time and a 50/50 drawing. The public is welcome. (352) 597-6756. Web: naturecoast

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

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 St. Patrick's Day dinner, catered by La Fontana Restaurant. Annual dues ($15) must be paid at the meeting. Membership is open to all former and current residents and spouses. Guests welcome. (352) 666-0533.

Opera Lovers Club: The club has cancelled Saturday's meeting. (352) 686-8535.

Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: Annual Festival of Orchids, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 26 and 27, SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. (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) 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. Friday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web:

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. today, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. A corned beef and cabbage dinner will be served. Coffee and cake will follow the meeting at 8 p.m. (352) 684-7460 or (352) 796-7714.

Spring Hill Garden Club/Nursery/Nature Coast Botanical Gardens: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Boulevard. A pot luck luncheon and auction will be held. Bring a dish to share and place setting. (352) 683-9933.

Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): 10:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Members are reminded to bring soda cans, can tabs and stamps. Jerry, (352) 688-5825, or Bob, (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. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership open to singles and couples; annual dues are $5. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. (352) 683-1532.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (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 p.m. Friday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The speaker is James Singer, chairman of the Hernando Democratic Executive Committee. wellington


Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park: 9 to 10:30 a.m. today, Grand Ballroom, Weeki Wachee Springs, 6131 Commercial Way. (352) 796-7469.

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:

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


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. St. Patrick's Day in the lounge, 1 to 5 p.m. Thursday. Corn beef and cabbage will be served. The cost is $6.50 per person. Advance tickets are not required. Music, from 2 to 5 p.m., will be provided by Short Notice. (727) 863-2520.

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 (Swiss steak 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. 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 (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.

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