Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. New Year's Eve party for members and guests. Hors d'oeuvres at 6 p.m. Monday, dinner at 7 p.m. and open bar from 6 to 11 p.m. Dinner choice is filet mignon or stuffed flounder. Tickets cost $55, which includes the open bar. 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 protected]
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.
Disabled American Veterans, Cada Haddon Chapter 67: 7 p.m. Jan. 2, 16299 Nancy Ave. Steve Greco, (352) 796-1679.
Embroiderers' Guild of America Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 2, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. Bring lunch. New members welcome. Mentors available. (352) 666-8350.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: New Year's Eve dance, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Doors open at 6 p.m. Monday, hors d'oeuvres from 6:45 to 7:45 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music provided by DJ Herb. Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for guests. Includes a champagne toast and sandwiches at midnight. Semiformal to formal attire required. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. Jan. 2, 131 S Main St. Guests welcome. The cost for lunch is $6. The program will be a members arts and crafts display. All crafts are to be dropped off by today or at the New Year's Day open house at Cherry's home. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801. Web: gfwcbrooksvillewomansclub.org.
Hernando County Kennel Club: Weekly dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Offering obedience for beginners, novice and rally training. $10 per class. Carole, 666-1932.
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. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383; kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Weekly events: Pot roast meal, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays for $3.75. Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; first card is $8. Mussels, 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for $8.50; chowder for $5.50. Ribs and pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Ribs, $8; pasta, $7. Wings, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; $5.50. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; $9. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; $5.50. 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 communication 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 [email protected]
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. Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday; $6. Weekly: Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership is not required. Contact fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. All-you-can-eat breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday; $7. Weekly: A "basket of beer and burger" is available for $10 from 1 to 7 p.m. Sundays during NFL season. (352) 596-9236.
FDNY Retired Firefighters of NY Association Chapter 343: Firehouse breakfast, 10 a.m. Tuesdays, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. New members welcome. Kevin, (813) 528-8239, or Joe, (352) 686-4401.
Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens showing of American Partisanship, 3 p.m. Jan. 2, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The film, an independent production written by Diane Lazic, features representatives from the better-known political parties in Florida. After the movie, there will be a discussion and refreshments. (352) 683-3151.
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 four-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Norma, (352) 540-9192.
High Point Ballroom Dancing: Classes for beginners, 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, intermediate 3 to 4 p.m., High Point Community Center, 12249 Club House Road. The instructor is Bonnie Jordan. $5 per person, per class. (352) 683-3699.
High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 3 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. The cost is $3. The instructor is Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.
Italian-American Club: 1 p.m. Jan. 5, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Coulton Building, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Bobby Speaker of Fletcher Music Centers will entertain. There will be finger foods, pastry, coffee and tea served after the meeting. Annual dues are $20. Lucille, (352) 686-6294, or Theresa, (352) 683-6712.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. 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 Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m., Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Games for all skill levels are offered. The club offers certified instructors, program materials, guided practice and mentors. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Jan. 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Stephanie Sutton from Oak Hill Hospital. The entree choice will be country fried steak or pork with sauerkraut, each served with mashed potatoes, vegetable, salad and dessert. The cost is $13.75 (note the entree choice on the check). Reservations are required by Tuesday. Send payment to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For upcoming trips, 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/Babyboomer Singles Dance: 8 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. Admission is $3. Sheila, (352) 293-4009.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 683-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
Spring Hill Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way. [email protected] Web: toastmasters.org
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Entertainment by Lil Deuce Coupe, 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. New Year's Eve Party with Backwoods Boot Scooters, 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday. A pulled pork dinner will be served from 7 to 8 p.m. Champagne toast and favors provided. Guests may bring a dessert to share, but it is not mandatory. Tickets are $15. (352) 442-0112 or (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. Weekly events: Bingo, doors open at 2 p.m., games at 3:30 p.m. Sundays; also doors open at 8:30 a.m. and games start at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Line dancing is 10 a.m. Mondays for beginners, 11 a.m. for intermediate; $3 per session or $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3. Wii bowling, 6:30 p.m. Mondays. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $7.50-$9. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each (other food available, with prices from $3.25 to $4.75). Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 9 p.m.; prices vary $9-$12 (reservations required by Thursday); cake, coffee and tea are $1. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. New Year's Eve Country Western Dance, 9 p.m. to midnight Monday. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music provided by Country Back Roads Band. There will be party favors, snacks, prizes and nonalcoholic champagne at midnight. Tickets are $10 per person. Jane Baird, (352) 345-1713.
Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or email [email protected] (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.