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Hernando clubs and activities



Accordion Adventure: Valentine's Day Dance/Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. today, Zip's Italian Steakhouse, 11738 Broad St. Happy hour will be 4 to 6 p.m. Cathy, (352) 686-0975; Peggy, (352) 442-5574, or Zip's, (352) 345-4806.

Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book is Loving Frank, by Nancy Horan. This is the story of Mamah Borthwick Cheney's love affair with Frank Lloyd Wright. The two, both married with children, met when Mamah's husband, Edwin, commissioned the renowned architect to design a new home for them. The library has limited copies of the book. (352) 754-4043.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Italian Dinner/Dance, 6 p.m. Feb. 27, 14494 Cortez Blvd. The menu includes chicken Parmesan with linguine or shrimp scampi over linguine. Includes tomato salad, garlic bread, dessert and coffee. Entertainment provided by Louis Fortunato from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $12, which must be purchased by Saturday. (352) 596-3201. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Includes French toast, eggs cooked to order, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon and sausage; coffee, tea and juice included. Prices: $3.25-$5.25. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Music Club: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. There will be a program on Caribbean steel drum history and live music provided by local musician Kokomo Chris. Refreshments will follow. The program is a prelude to a scholarship fundraiser concert, "A Caribbean Sampler," at 2:30 p.m. March 7. Those attending both events are encouraged to wear tropical attire. Sandy Kaliscak, (352) 556-3428; Charlene Johnston, (352) 666-4867, or Julie Hooten, (352) 799-4029.

German American Club: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Feb. 26. Valentine Dance, Friday. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dancing 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Alpen Diamanten. Advanced tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests. "Entertainers from Germany", March 4, featuring singers and musicians from Germany. Advance tickets $10 for members, $20 for guests. Tickets to both events are an additional $2 each if purchased at the door. All meetings and events are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Jack or Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

Hernando Herb Society: Annual "Soup and Bread Meeting," 1 p.m. Monday, 7079 Daffodil St. Taste soups and breads created by members using fresh herbs and spices. RSVP to Mary Ann St. Arnaud, (352) 442-6523, or Mary Repper, (352) 799-5717.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The following is offered weekly: Lunch, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays (only until 2 p.m. on Fridays); clam night, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays; pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; wing and basket night, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; seafood night, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. (352) 597-7979.

Old Hernando History Roundtable: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, John's Corner Family Restaurant, 711 S Broad St. At 12:30 p.m., M. Nicole Tumbleson will present a program on "Civil War Archaeology of Bayport." Roger Landers, (352) 796-5420.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Club: 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Dinners, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, for members and guests. $10 for members, $12 for guests; RSVP by Wednesday to Marie, (352) 596-9708. Web site:

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome. Membership: Marlene Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Club Rentals, Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Boat dockage: Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 25, Great Room, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. An all-you-can-eat buffet meal available for purchase. A ticket is provided for a chance to win a door prize. Speakers include: David Michalicka of Crime Prevention Task Force, who will discuss "Crime Prevention for Seniors"; and Jim Aikman of Hernando County Fire Rescue District, who will discuss "Fire Prevention for Seniors." Firm registration required as chapter membership exceeds room capacity. Bob, (352) 596-0722; Joyce, (352) 688-6910, or Rose, (352) 688-5606.

Chesapeake Bay Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Blue Moon Cafe, Mariner Boulevard. Reed Eagle, (352) 666-1621.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. (352) 796-7996.

Hernando Computer Club: Monthly featured event is "Facilities of Your System," 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday. Class is for beginners of XP, Vista or Windows. Class comes with a 60-page PDF document, all links to the programs and Web sites to be discussed. A video for each chapter also provided. Upcoming classes include: "Get Comfortable with Your PC" (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. today; "eBay Workshop," 7 p.m. today; "Introduction to Computers with Windows 7" (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; "Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista" (class 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; "Greeting Cards with Print Shop," 10 a.m. Friday; "Linux," 1 p.m. Monday; "Records and Tapes to CD," 1 p.m. Tuesday; "Question and Answers," 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. or (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hills North Club House, 411 Sterling Hills Road. Refreshments served. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.

Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m., Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St. Public welcome. Cy Wingrove, (352) 796-9754.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Mondays, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a women's a cappella chorus. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

Irish American Society of Hernando County: 1 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24, Hernando County Senior Citizens, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Coffee and cake served. Mardi, (352) 683-4729.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Meetings are second and fourth Monday each month. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Web:

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.

Michigan Club: Meet for dinner, 5 p.m. Friday, Woodside Inn, 915 W Jefferson St., Brooksville. George, (352) 688-4198. Membership meeting, 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 24, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. George, 592-9663.

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Installation of officers, with dinner catered by La Fontana Restaurant. Menu includes barbecue ribs, baked flounder, meatballs and rolls, pizza rolls, veggie tray, fruit platter, salad and more. Served to those who purchased tickets. Annual dues of $15 due at this meeting. Bingo and/or horse races will be played. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Brunch 10:30 a.m. to noon Sunday at Heritage Pines Clubhouse; tickets $10. For tickets/trips, call Annette, (352) 683-8752. For membership, call Mary, (352) 666-0533.

Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. Jerry Squires will present an overview of singers since beginning of the electric recording age, starting with the LP (long playing record), 1945 to present. The public is welcome. Web: E-mail:; Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC Amateur Radio License testing, 6:30 p.m. today; club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, both at Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Club net, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; a SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays during hurricane season. Club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. Web:

Spring Hill Chorus: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Glen Retirement Villages clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. New members welcome. Esther Lamoreaux, (352) 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.

Spring Hill Orchid Lovers Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Marian Twigg will discuss orchids of the world. She will also have orchid earrings available for purchase. There will be an orchid show table and refreshments. (352) 597-3736.

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Upcoming classes include: "Using Turbo Tax," 7 p.m. today and Feb. 24; "Digital Embroidery Special Interest Group," noon Saturday; "Basic XP and Vista," 3 p.m. Saturday; "Photoshop Elements" (class 3 of 3), 9 a.m. Monday; "Advanced Digital Photography Special Interest Group," 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs and classes at Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 597-3632. Web:

St. Theresa Council of Catholic Women: Rainbow of Fashion fashion show, March 3, in parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Lunch will be catered by John Mason. Fashions by Bon Worth. Marilyn, (352) 688-5391.

St. Theresa Social Club: Monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1107 Commercial Way. Bus trip to Tampa Bay Downs is Feb. 25. Bingo, 5:45 p.m. Mondays in the parish center. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532, or Anita, (352) 684-5771.

Suncoast Ship Model Club: 7 to 9 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 Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Guests of all ages welcome. Membership open; annual dues $15; includes monthly newsletter. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mice Rice, (352) 683-9087.

West Hernando-Spring Hill Hadassah: 1 p.m. Monday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. After election of 2010-11 officers, County Commissioner Rose Rocco will speak and answer questions on what's happening in Hernando County. Refreshments served. Public is welcome. Rose, (352) 688-1686.

Wisconsin Club: 2 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Coffee and dessert served after the meeting. Membership dues $8 a year. Carol, (352) 666-2974, or Bob, (352) 573-7171.

Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is two weeks before your 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 about the Clubs column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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