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.
Brooksville Music Club: 10:30 a.m. today, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. This will be a folk music exploration and talk; the topic is "Whaling, Scrimshaw and Sea Shanties, presented by Maurea Sleesman as 'Aunt Hattie.' " A light complimentary lunch will be served. (352) 799-4029.
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.
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.
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: springhill cameraclub.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Auction and bake sale, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. (352) 796-4449.
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. hbyachtclub.com.
U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-08: New members meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, 4340 Calienta St. The auxiliary is the uniformed, volunteer component of the Coast Guard and supports the Coast Guard in all missions, except military and law enforcement actions. Boat ownership is not required to join, nor is participating in water-based activities. Membership is open to U.S. citizens 17 and older. A basic background check is required. Training is provided and included in the annual membership dues of $55. Prospective members should bring proof of citizenship (passport or birth certificate), a driver's license and a check for membership dues. Mary Meyers, (973) 641-3869. Web: a0701508.uscgaux.info/Home.htm.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The cost is $6; includes scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, french toast, pancakes, toast, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee or tea. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for lunch is $8.50. The presentation will be given by the law firm of Skipper and Skipper. The topic is wills and probate. Reservations are a must. Steve, (352) 754-9404, or Rose, (352) 688-5606. Members are asked to bring donations of nonperishable food for the needy.
Carolina Club: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Q, 2270 Commercial Way. This club is for those from North and South Carolina. Patti, (352) 428-0884.
Daughters of the British Empire: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 30, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. British and American women who are British by birth, ancestry, naturalization or from British commonwealth countries, are welcome to join. Maria Adams, (352) 684-8509, or Sheena Young, (352) 688-6503.
Hernando Computer Club: "Memcom" meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include Windows 7 — Watch, Listen, Learn Then Do It Yourself (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. today; Shopping for Technology in 2011, 7 p.m. today; YouTube and Internet TV, 1 p.m. Thursday; Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Friday; Transfer VHS Casettes to DVDs and More, 1 p.m. Friday; Using Email, 1 p.m. Monday; Great Photo Show, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Website Construction with SiteSpinner, 1 p.m. Tuesday; The World Community Grid, 7 p.m. Tuesday; and Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 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 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 four-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. Web: kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
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: springhill kiwanis.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.
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.
Pennsylvania Club: Spring Picnic, 10 a.m. April 12, Pavilion 2, Crews Lake Park, Shady Hills Road, Shady Hills. There will be a meeting followed by games. Lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. The picnic is catered by Sioux City Steakhouse; members are encouraged to bring baked goods. The cost is $11 per person; make checks payable to the club and mail by April 5 to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Members are reminded to bring donations of nonperishable food items for People Helping People. Jane, (352) 848-0110. For information on future trips, call Jerry, (352) 592-1293.
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.
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.
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.
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: hernandoharmonizers.org.
Hernando Herb Society: Annual plant exchange, 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Members will bring plant cuttings to exchange with members and guests. Also, Dennis Gretton from D&D Growers will speak and bring herbs that he grows; he will explain how to grow and propagate them. Some will be available for purchase. New members welcome. Annual dues are $10 per person. Meetings are the fourth Monday of the month, September through May. (352) 799-5717.
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: Polonia Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner will be served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. A full service bar is available. 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 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.