Sunday, May 20, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando club news



American Legion Post 99: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. (352) 796-3259.

Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons, 9 to 10 a.m. Thursdays; higher beginner lessons, 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays. $2 per lesson. Improver and low intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesdays; $3 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Garden Club: 10 a.m. April 10, Bayport Park, 4140 Cortez Blvd., Bayport. Club president Louise Allen will demonstrate how to make a terrarium. Bring a bag lunch. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183.

Brooksville Lions Club: 6 p.m. Monday, Nicholson Engineering, 7468 Horse Lake Road. (352) 593-4063 or [email protected]

Disabled American Veterans, Cada Haddon Chapter 67: 7 p.m. today, 16299 Nancy Ave. Steve Greco, (352) 796-1679.

German-American Club of Spring Hill: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St. Heimatabend celebration, April 19. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. with music by Jess and Joan. Open-face sandwiches will be served. Bring your own beverages. Tickets are $14 for members, $17 for guests, and must be purchased in advance. (352) 688-3744.

Historic Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Kristin Wood will speak about pioneer and Indian foods of the 1800s. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected]

Hernando Beach

Hernando County Fishing Club: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Rich, (352) 796-7711 or [email protected], or Rick, (352) 345-4390 or [email protected]

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. today; $6.50. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. April 10; $8 per card. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: Evening meeting, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way. Kathy, (352) 428-2368.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Doors open at 11 a.m. There will be a presentation on solutions to photo dilemmas. $14.50. Reservations required by Thursday; cancellations by Sunday. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.

FDNY Retired Firefighters of NY Association Chapter 343: Meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Kevin, (813) 528-8239, or Joe, (352) 686-4401.

Genealogy Interest Group: 11 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Evelyn, (352) 684-0340.

Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens showing of HEIST: Who Stole the American Dream?, 5 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 666-7576.

Hispanic Scholarship Civic and Cultural Foundation: Welcome Spring dinner-dance, 7 p.m. to midnight April 13, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Music by DJ Willie Matos. An Italian buffet dinner will be provided by Papa Joe's. Tickets for dinner and dancing are $18; $10 for ages 11 and younger. Dance only tickets (8 p.m. to midnight) are $12 each. There will be a door prize and a hat contest. There will be an open bar; guests are not to bring their own beverages. Gladys, (352) 683-6235, or Hector, (727) 856-0165.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. Meal is $10. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.

Latinos Unidos Social Club: Spring dance, 7 p.m. Saturday, 1258 Spring Hill Drive. Admission is $4 for members and $8 for nonmembers. Includes dinner. A DJ will entertain. The club is also open Thursdays and Fridays, starting at 7 p.m., and from 4 to 10 p.m. Sundays; a 50-cent discount is offered on all beer on Thursdays, finger foods are offered for $3 on Fridays, and soup is available for $2 on Sundays. (352) 515-5710, (352) 942-5835 or (352) 345-8017.

National Association of Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. April 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Dee Mills, founder of Lea's Prayers and Postage, will speak. Contributions will be accepted. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Beth Zaracharis from Eastside Elementary School will speak. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.

New Hampshire Club: Annual picnic, 10 a.m. April 11, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. This will be the final get-together before summer break. Walt King, (352) 596-3578, or Dick Morin, (352) 799-3915.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow. For tickets, call Carol, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Contact Marge, (352) 686-8015.

SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. (352) 683-5936 or [email protected]

Sons of Italy Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Charlotte, (352) 688-9637, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social night, 5 p.m. today, Inn on the Gulf, 6330 Clark St., Hudson Beach. Denise, (727) 862-3170, or Zina, (352) 688-9740.

Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: Breakfast meeting, 8:45 a.m. April 15, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Jeff Pasmore, director and founder of Shine the Light Ministries, will speak. The cost for the optional breakfast is $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. For membership, call Roberta, (352) 688-2315. For bingo, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.

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

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. George Lytle, (352) 610-4925, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.

Weeki Wachee

Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.

West Hernando Coin Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Bruce Schneider, (352) 584-3163, or Jack Iaci, (352) 688-4704.

Citrus County


Historical Novel Society, Florida Chapter: Business meeting at 1 p.m., program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Coastal Regional Library, 8619 W Crystal St. Gwen Mayo, author of the Nessa Donnelly Gilded Age mystery series will give the first of a two-part presentation. Marian Fox, (352) 726-0162.


Citrus Model Railroad Club: The club has railroad layouts set up with HO, N and G scale model railroading. Viewing is open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Otto Allen Building, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave. Free, but donations are appreciated. Send email to [email protected]

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Prices, $2 to $4.50, coffee included. For weekly events, call (727) 863-2520.

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.

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