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Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. All-you-can-eat fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. today. The cost is $6, and includes fries and salad. Wine-tasting event, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. The cost is $10, and includes cheese, fruits and desserts. Free pizza and drink specials, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday. One slice of pizza is served with a beverage purchase. All events are for members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.

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

Hernando County Republican Executive Committee: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Open to registered Republicans interested in becoming more involved. (352) 585-6402 or hernando

Spring Hill Camera Club: Club competition night, 7 p.m. Monday, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Contact Bill, (352) 556-3708.

United Methodist Men: Dinner session, 6:30 p.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. The speaker is Larry Orendorf, youth counselor and leadership training expert. Dinner will be served for $5. Call for reservations, (352) 796-3363.

Hernando Beach

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Fish night, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, 3454 Shoal Line Blvd. Fried or baked fish dinners are $5.50 each, shrimp dinner $6.50 each or fish and shrimp combo dinner is $7.50 each. Meals include full salad bar and french fried potatoes. Adult beverages available in the canteen. (352) 596-9236.


Hernando Audubon Society: Presentation on the red-cockaded woodpecker, 2 p.m. Saturday, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. Mary Dowdell, a biologist with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission and past president of Hernando Audubon, will talk about the life and habits of this tiny bird and efforts to ensure its survival. Includes a series of images of this rarely seen bird. Dowdell will also show the audience some of the equipment and tools used to monitor and study the birds. The program is in celebration of Endangered Species Day. (352) 540-9746.

Spring Hill

AARP Chapter 1091: Noon May 25, Blue Moon Diner, 8405 Northcliffe Blvd. This will be an organizational meeting of the new AARP chapter. Vote-eligible members will pick officers and board members. The cost for lunch is $8. Seating is limited; call to reserve a seat. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.

Chesapeake Bay Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday. Call for the location. New members welcome. 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. Includes installation of officers and memorial service. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The chapter will help potential members with their genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.

Democratic Women's Club: Steering Committee, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Helen, (352) 688-3392.

Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City Restaurant, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Those present are asked to tell stories about their experiences while working at Grumman (can be funny and/or interesting). Storytellers will be given free lunch. All others pay $13 per person, which must be paid in advance. Reservations required. This will be the last meeting until September. Hank, (352) 686-2735 or hmehl@

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. today; Free and Simple forms with Excel and Word, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows MovieMaker (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Friday; Alternative Email Programs for Windows 7, 1 p.m. Friday; and eBay Buying and Selling, 1 p.m. Monday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web:

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 position of treasurer. The public is welcome. (352) 593-8220. Web: hernando

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. Website:

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Includes finger foods. Members are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation. Bingo games will be played. Mary, (352) 666-0533.

Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The topic is "The Past and the Present — Can Today's Opera Stand the Test of Time?" This will be a discussion and demonstration on the merit of today's singers versus the so-called "Golden Oldies." Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741 or Web:

Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Partners Club at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). Refreshments. (352) 597-3736.

Republican Business Leaders Club of Hernando County: Noon Friday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker is Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, who will discuss a variety of law enforcement issues. All business leaders and professionals welcome. John Mitten,

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Doors open at 5 p.m., dinner at 6, meeting at 7 Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Eugene, (352) 684-7460.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC license testing, 6:30 p.m. today; club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Two nets are conducted on Tuesdays: SKYWARN weather net at 7:15 p.m., and a club net at 7:30 p.m. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). All those with a Ham Radio license are welcome. Dave (KB3GYN), (352) 684-3925. Web:

Spring Hill Garden Club: Luncheon and installation of officers, Tuesday. Call for time and place. (352) 683-9933.

St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership is open to singles and couples; annual dues are $5 per person. Anita, (352) 684-5771.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive. Guests of all ages welcome. Membership is $15 a year, which includes a monthly newsletter. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092 or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.

Wellington Democrats of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Friday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. Linda Graves with Senior Services of Hernando County will speak. Gene Ehrich,

Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Social night, 4 p.m. today, China City, 3049 Commercial Way. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is stuffed shells with meatballs 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, $13 for nonmembers. Full service bar available. Proper dress requested. 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.

Hernando club news for May 18 and beyond 05/17/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 8:50pm]
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