Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Weekly events: Karaoke with Mr. Lynn, 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for $5. Dinner dance, Fridays, with free dance lessons from 4 to 4:45 p.m., dinner and dancing at 5:30 p.m., with music by Take Three. Dinner is also available in the lounge, where singer/guitarist Rod Sillars entertains. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Horseshoe Club: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane (next to the racquetball court and softball field). New, backyard and experienced players welcome. Horseshoes available for loan. There is no cost. Richard Watson, (352) 584-4102 or email@example.com.
Brooksville Lions Club: 6 p.m. today, Country Kitchen restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. This newly formed group meets on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. (352) 593-4063 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Speakers include Bill Geiger, community development director for the city of Brooksville, who will discuss the matching grant program for property owners, and city planner Steve Gouldman, who will discuss the state of Florida Division of Historical Resources Certified Local Government Program. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or email@example.com. Web: hernandopreservation.bravehost.com.
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 at Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. John Ehlenbeck, john.ehlenbeck@bank ofamerica.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Marine Corps League Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Weekly events: Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; first card is $8. Mussels available 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for $8; chowder for $3.50. Baby back ribs and pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Ribs, $8; pasta, $6.50. Wing night, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; $5.50 for 10 wings. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; $8 per person. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; $5.50 per person. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, except Fridays, when it is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (352) 597-7979.
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 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilters of the Nature Coast: 10 a.m. Aug. 8, Sylvan Grove Clubhouse, 2750 Kingswood Circle, south of Brooksville. The program will be "How to Manage Your Stash," hosted by Barbara Ogden. Members are reminded to bring their "fat quarter" and challenge quilt; winning quilts will be posted on the website. Bring a completed project for show-and-tell. Tickets will be sold for the door prize drawing, 50/50 drawing and block of the month. Joyce, (727) 267-3801 or email@example.com. Web: ncquilters.org.
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. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. today, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. $6.50. (352) 596-9236.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane, Spring Hill. The feature will be "Teacher Appreciation Month." The speaker will be Mary Ellen House. The menu entree will be beef stroganoff over egg noodles; dessert will be warm bread pudding with bourbon custard sauce. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Aug. 9; cancellations required by Sunday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Tammy, (727) 820-9020.
Hernando Democratic Club: Club meeting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Democratic Campaign Election Headquarters, 3430 Deltona Blvd. New members welcome. The public is welcome to "Coffee and Conversation," which is offered from 10 a.m. to noon each Saturday at the headquarters to meet Democratic candidates, discuss issues and get involved. (352) 593-6550. Web: hernandodemocrats.us.
Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: Web Surfing and Searching, 1 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Skydrive and MS Web Apps, 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 1 of 8), 7 p.m. Friday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 6:30 to 8:30 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. Norma, (352) 540-9192.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Weekly: Dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., followed by dancing from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays. Various dinner choices available. Dinner and dancing, $10 (includes tax and tip); dancing only, $3. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Lunch and sandwiches available. (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.
Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11, Spring Hill Lanes, in the lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. Speakers will include state Sen. Mike Fasano, who is a candidate in Florida House District 36, and Renee Christopher McPheeters, a candidate in Citrus County Commission District 1. (352) 597-6756. Web: naturecoast912groups.org.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Friendship Day, 12:30 p.m. Aug. 8. Nonmembers are invited to play for free. Weekly games: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Games for all levels of players are offered, as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892, or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221. Extra-point games will be conducted throughout August, including North American pairs, sectional tournament at clubs and charity games. For details, call Lois, (352) 686-7283 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or email@example.com. Web: daily-recap.com.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Aug. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A speaker from MSC Cruises will discuss the club's Dec. 1 cruise. The meal entree choice will be sweet and sour pork with Chinese vegetables and fried rice, or beef stroganoff over egg noodles and vegetable, each served with a garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person. Entree choices must be noted on the check. Reservations required by Tuesday, with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments at the door. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For membership, call James Cahill, (352) 593-4325.
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. J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.
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: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
Senior Singles Dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. Free dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Sheila, (352) 293-4009.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Aug. 13, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Volunteer dispatchers and patrollers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social night, 5 p.m. today, Blue Dolphin Restaurant, 8825 State Road 52, Hudson. Camille, (352) 684-2788.
Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. You do not have to be Italian to join. Charlotte, (352) 688-9637, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Music night, 8 p.m. Friday. Kids' back-to-school party, noon Aug. 11, for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Weekly events: dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 686-6555. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trial. All interested modelers welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Guests and visitors welcome. A selection of dinners will be available for $18.99. The program will include speaker Trent Comer of Flint Creek Outfitters in Ocala. Free fly tying classes are ongoing for members; space is available. Roger Maler, email@example.com or (352) 293 3322. Web: tarponcoastflyfishers.shutterfly.com
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include: steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Line dance lessons with Terri and Mel, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays for $4, which includes two sausage links; a la carte items available. Musical entertainment, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. (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.
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. (352) 596-3316.
Nature Coast Disc Golf Club: Handicap round of 19 holes of disc golf, 10 a.m. Sundays (sharp), Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41. Buz Ryalls-Clephane, (352) 584-5078, or Brandi Laudermilch, (352) 263-4475.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. $2 to $4.50, coffee and tea included; tomato or orange juice is 75 cents. (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 meatloaf 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org (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.