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Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Help, by Kathryn Stockett. The discussion will be led by Mary Sciglia. Ronette, (352) 544-5669.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. St. Patrick's Dinner/Dance, March 12. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. The entree choice is corned beef or shepherd's pie. Music provided by Music Maker. Tickets are $14 each. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 6. (352) 596-2582.

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.

Florida Forever Back Country Horsemen: March 2, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Dinner at 5:30 p.m., followed by a meeting. At 7 p.m., Alison Griffiths and David Cruise will speak about their book, Wild Horse Annie. The local group is a chapter of Back Horse Country Horsemen of America, a national organization to keep lands open to equine. The chapter formed in 2007 and is the first Florida chapter. Another is now forming on the east coast. Visit the website at (352) 799-9272.

General Federation of Women's Clubs, Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon, meeting at 1 p.m. March 2, 131 S Main St. The cost for lunch is $6. The speaker is Marilyn Townsend, who will discuss Public Affairs. Guests welcome. RSVP to Phyllis Mlecka, (352) 796-2089, or Ora Williams, (352) 799-3834. Membership is open; call Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627.

Hernando Herb Society: "Soup and Bread" meeting, 1 p.m. Monday, 7070 Daffodil Drive. Taste various soups and breads created by members, made with fresh herbs and spices. RSVP to Sharon Heath, (352) 754-8402, or Anita La Grelius, (352) 796-3247. New members welcome. Annual dues are $10. Meetings are the fourth Monday of the month from September through May.

Hernando Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. March 2, council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. A speaker will follow the regular business meeting. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or

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. John Ehlenbeck, john.ehlenbeck@bankof or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.

Klassic Kountry Kloggers: Noon Wednesdays, Hernando Council 1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. For experienced cloggers. $2 a week. The group performs at festivals, charity events, nursing and assisted living homes, private parties and club socials. Marcy Male, (352) 382-0932.

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.

Rotary Club of Brooksville: The Membership Committee will host an event from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Beef O'Brady's, 7601 Horse Lake Road. Free appetizers will be served. Guests will learn what it means to be a Rotarian, receive information on the group's history as well as current and upcoming events. Seating limited, reservations required. RSVP to Roberto Quiroz, (954) 817-3955, or Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Weekly meetings are at noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Web:

Spring Hill Camera Club: Competition Night, 7 p.m. Monday, Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120 at the Medical Arts Building at Brooksville Regional Hospital, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Bill, (352) 556-3708. Web: springhill

Vegan Vegetarian Monthly Get Together: 11:30 p.m. March 5, Get Healthy-Brooksville Natural Foods, 1254 S Broad St. (in the Winn Dixie plaza). This group is for vegans and vegetarians to meet up and share recipes, get tips on eating out, discuss challenges and other related topics. MaryJane, (352) 797-7402.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Property Owners Association: 7 p.m. March 3, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, 4340 Calienta St. Speakers include Joanne Landry with Guardian Property Solutions and Dwayne Adams, owner of Contempo Salon Day Spa. Visitors and new members welcome.

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Spaghetti night, 4:30 to 7 p.m. March 2. Includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs along with a salad bar, garlic bread and Italian spumoni ice cream. The cost is $6.50 per person. Adult beverages available at the canteen. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Town Square Mal, 3021 Commercial Way. The cost for lunch is $8.50. Presentations will be given by Susan Cutter of HearX and the AARP Hernando County Tax Aide program. Reservations are a must. RSVP to Steve, (352) 754-9404, or Rose, (352) 688-5606. Members are asked to bring a nonperishable food item for the needy.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. March 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "Clowns Bring Joy," presented by Debbie Wiloman, also known as "Daisy Clown." The inspirational speaker will be Shirley Solid from Merritt Island, who will discuss "Clothesline Junkie Finds Peace in the Spin Cycle of Life." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by March 3. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.

Carolina Club: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Q, 2270 Commercial Way. Patti, (352) 428-0884.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Genealogy — Family Tree Maker, 1 p.m. today; Email Choices for Windows 7, 1 p.m. Thursday; MS Word 2010, 7 p.m. Thursday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Organizing and Improving Your Photos with PhotoShop Elements (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Monday; and Get Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 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 Green Party: The 2008 film Fuel will be shown promptly at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Filmmaker and biofuel advocate Josh Tickwell takes a cross-country tour in his vio-fueled vehicle. Along the way, he meets top oil executives, victims of extraction disasters and even rock stars like Neil Young. Refreshments will be served before the start of the film. Jennifer Sullivan, (352) 683-3151.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 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. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

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

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or Website: spring

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.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Social bridge games for newcomers, 12:30 to 3 p.m. Thursdays, throughout February. Ongoing weekly activities: open games for all skill levels, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m.; bidding, play of the hand and review, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; and review of Standard American bidding, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. On Thursdays, EasyBridge games are played from 11 a.m. to noon with a box lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. and a newcomer's game (0-20 master points) starts at 12:30 p.m. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or

New York State Club: 5 p.m. March 3, Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow the meeting. RSVP to Carolyn, (352) 684-6979.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. March 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The entree choice is corned beef and cabbage, or grouper Bostonian, served with garden salad and cherry pie for dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person, payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Payment must be in advance; no payments accepted at the door. Reservations required by Tuesday. Millie, (352) 688-8663. The March meeting will include the annual bake sale and auction. Membership is open to former residents and spouses. Annual dues are $10 per person. For membership, call Jane, (352) 848-0110.

PFLAG (Parents/Friends of Lesbians and Gays): 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Author Marc Adams will speak. Adams is the director of HeartStrong, which provides help to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender students from religious educational institutions. He has written more than nine books on social justice issues and also serves on the national PFLAG board of directors. (352) 597-4041 or e-mail

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. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 686-3948, or Andy, (352) 428-8272.

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: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web:

Spring Hill Women's Chorus: Rehearsals, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Glenn Retirement Village clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The chorus performs for civic clubs and organizations, nursing and retirement homes, luncheons and parties. Esther Lamoreaux, (352) 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: 9 a.m. March 2, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Mass and the Rosary will precede the meeting at 7:30 a.m. Following the meeting will be an "Early High Tea." Wear your fanciest outfit, special hat and gloves. Prizes will be awarded for the Best Looking, Most Original and Funniest. Bring your favorite tea cup. All are welcome.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include Karaoke with Rusty, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays; live entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays; barbecue, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturdays; karaoke with Janet, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. (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.

Wowettes: Rehearsals, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. This dance group performs at noon the third Thursday of each month at Gulf View Mall in Port Richey, and also performs at local church festivals, club meetings and nursing homes. Edwannah, (352) 686-9948, or Terry, (352) 688-2697.


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. E-mail: Web:

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. Quarter games. (352) 596-3316.

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events include bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays; also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages start at $10. Line dancing on Mondays, with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $6.50-$8. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $8.50-$11. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: Polonia Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A traditional Polish dinner is served from 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. 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.

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