Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. April 18, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is Sarah's Key, by Tatiana de Rosnay. The discussion leader is Louise Allen. No registration required. Ask the library's front desk to reserve a copy of the book. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.
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 Writers' Group: 7 p.m. April 6, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379.
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.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, American Legion Hall, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The program will be "Native Pines and Conifers of Florida," presented by Bruce Vanderveen, a citizen scientist and photographer. Refreshments served. The public is welcome at no cost. Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085; e-mail [email protected] Web: hcfnps.org.
General Federation of Women's Clubs, Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. April 6, 131 S Main St. The program will be on United Way; the speaker is Kathy Jones. The cost for lunch is $6. Guests are welcome. The next board meeting will be 10 a.m. April 20. Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627. For clubhouse rental, call Grace Lesh, (352) 799-8033.
Hernando County Democratic Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Southern Pines Condos Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. Harvey Martin, (352) 686-0686.
Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. April 6, council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Following a business meeting, Bill Rosst will speak about Mayan Culture. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected]
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, [email protected] 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.
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 Property Owners Association: 7 p.m. April 7, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. Speakers include county Commissioner Wayne Dukes and Florida Yards and Neighborhoods Program Director John Korycki. Visitors welcome. Valerie Shelter, (352) 592-1592.
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. hbyachtclub.com.
Maine Club: Annual picnic, 11:30 a.m. April 8, Linda Pedersen Park, 6300 Shoal Line Blvd. Members are to bring their own place settings, a salad or dessert, and something for the auction. The club will provide hot dogs and condiments. (352) 592-0741.
Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: 7 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 686-2186. Web: mcl1002hb.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Welcome Home Vietnam Vets Day, 2 p.m. Saturday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. There will be speakers. Food will be served throughout the day. Spaghetti night, 4:30 to 7 p.m. April 6. Includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs along with a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian spumoni ice cream. The cost is $6.50 per person. Adult beverages available at the canteen. (352) 596-9236.
African American Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. April 7, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. There will be a speaker who will discuss financial planning. Tickets are available for the annual Scholarship Banquet, which will be May 28 at Silverthorn Country Club. Tickets are $50. (352) 596-3694. Web: aac-hc.net.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. April 12, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The special feature is "Jewels by Park Lane," presented by Gloria Richardson. The inspirational speaker is Kathy Baarman from Fort Pierce; she will discuss "How I Found True Freedom in America." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by April 7. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.
Daughters of the British Empire: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. British and American women who are British by birth, ancestry, naturalization and from British commonwealth countries are welcome. Maria Adams, (352) 684-8509, or Sheena Young, (352) 688-6503.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Linux, a Free Alternative to Windows, 1 p.m. today; the "Gadget" Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Convert Records and Cassettes to CDs, 1 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Movie Maker, 10 a.m. Monday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Explore the Windows 7 Control Panel, 1 p.m. Tuesday; and Windows 7 After the Basics (class 1 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 Green Party: Showing Oliver Stone's film, South of the Border, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Arrive earlier for complimentary snacks and information before the showing of the film. The 2009 film is Stone's road trip across five South American countries, interviewing seven elected presidents, including Hugo Chavez. The documentary explores the social and political movements in these countries. (352) 683-3151.
Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. The group is dedicated to youth service recognition, fundraising for scholarships for needy and deserving college students, and giving special holiday events for special needs children, specifically at Moton Elementary School. Carol, (352) 683-7935.
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.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a "White Elephant Sale." All members are asked to donate a wrapped, new or used, household item to be auctioned off (no "April Fools" please). Proceeds will benefit the club's treasury. Membership is open. Annual dues are $12. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or [email protected] 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.
Mother's Club of Hernando County: Bingo, 7:30 p.m. Monday, St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be food and prizes. Bring a friend. Members are asked to bring an appetizer, snack or dessert to share. The club will provide beverages. Babysitting is available for $2 per child; indicate the number of children attending. (352) 613-0963.
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 [email protected]
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive. This is the 15th anniversary of the chapter, which is part of the Society of Decorative Artists. There will be a short meeting, show and tell, and a birthday raffle. A luncheon (members only) to celebrate is planned. Call for details. Andi, (352) 666-9091; Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221.
Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. April 6, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. There will be a speaker from Metro Crime Prevention. Dessert will be served. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, ditty bag items, food for the needy, knitted baby caps, Box Tops for Education, coupons and Campbell Soup labels. Membership is open. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. April 7, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Following a short meeting will be dinner and dancing. Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11:30 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Call Marge, (352) 686-8015.
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 Tuesday 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.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Easter celebration, 6:30 p.m. April 8, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a potluck supper and Easter bonnet contest and parade. The public is welcome. Elsie, (352) 666-2220, or Nellie, (727) 846-1584.
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. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: General meeting, 9 a.m. April 6, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Mass and rosary will precede the meeting at 7:30 a.m. in the church. The meeting will include the election of officers. The program will be "A Day at the Races." (352) 683-9666.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Guests and visitors welcome. Four entrees will be available for $17.99 each. The program will be an Alaskan fishing experience by club member and area guide Bob Bebout. There will be other informational videos. Free fly-tying classes are ongoing for members; space is available. Roger Maler, (352) 293-3322 or [email protected] Web: tarponcoastflyfishers.shutterfly.com.
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; 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 protected] Web: hernandoharmonizers.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.
Spring Hill Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): 10:30 a.m. to noon April 9, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. The cost is $9 inclusive. Joyce Fowler of Joy Orchids will have a colorful display of tropical varieties and will explain how to care for them. Some orchids will be available for purchase. The speaker is Betty Smith from Sarasota, who will discuss a "Kaleidoscope of Hope." Reservations required by April 6. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. Quarter games. (352) 596-3316.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Monday, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The speaker is Jim Moll with the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. The social night is 4 p.m. April 20 at Cody's Steak House, 3101 Commercial Way. A trip to Hard Rock Casino is April 25: bus leaves at 9:30 a.m. and returns at 5 p.m. Membership is open to former residents and spouses. Annual dues are $10. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
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: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is pot roast or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $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 e-mail [email protected] (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.