AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: Social gathering, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Golden Corral, 940 S Broad St. Monthly meeting, 11:30 a.m. July 26, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. The meeting will be hosted by the Grande assisted living facility. Lunch will be provided. There will be an auction at the meeting; bring new or barely used items. All seniors are welcome to attend both meetings. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.
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 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 [email protected]
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.
Croom Trail Riders Club: 9 a.m. Saturday, Twin Ponds in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest (take Mondon Hill Road east of Brooksville, turn north onto Soult Road, follow the dirt road to Trail 7, then turn left and follow the road into Hunt Camp). Non-riders are welcome to meet at noon for lunch. Bring a covered dish to share, as well as chairs and drinks. Martha Casisa, [email protected], (732) 763-5552 or (352) 544-8034. Visit the club's Facebook page, Croom Trail Riders.
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: Share and discussion meeting, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Visitors welcome. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
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, [email protected] 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 [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. 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.
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: Fish and shrimp dinners, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fish $6, shrimp $6.50 and combo $7.50. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Lunar Lounge, 4670 Commercial Way. A representative from Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative will speak. 11:30 a.m. July 25, Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd.. The topic will be Cardio Health/Physical Therapy. Seating is limited at all meetings. Reservations required. (352) 596-0722.
Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include: iPad — The Basics and Beyond (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. today; Identifying and Removing Viruses/Malware, 1 p.m. today; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. Thursday; PC Maintenance and Security, 1 p.m. Friday; Get to Know Your iPhone, 1 p.m. Monday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Set Up a Home Network, 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. 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 four-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Norma, (352) 540-9192.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3066 Commercial Way. Meetings are on the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. 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. July 28, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way. Speakers will include Kurt Browning, the former Pasco County supervisor of elections and former Florida secretary of state who is running for Pasco County superintendent of schools, and Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis, who is running for election. Maureen, (352) 597-6756.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays (except for Thursdays, when they start at 6:30 p.m.), Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Games for all levels of players are offered, as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. All games in July are extra-point games and include North American Pairs, charity games, club championships and Swiss team. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892, or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221. daily-recap.com.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane, off Osowaw Boulevard. The topic will be "Quartet of the Greats" and will include historic performances. The public is welcome. Email [email protected] naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind the hospital. A speaker will discuss orchid culture. Orchids will be raffled and available for purchase. There will also be a members show table. Refreshments served. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
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. 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.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner and business meeting, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Richard Sarvenero, (352) 263-7829, or Rose Salute, (352) 796-7714. osia2502.com.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC license testing, 6:30 p.m. today; club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:15 p.m., club net at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays. The club operates on a two-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Dave (KB3GYN), (352) 684-3925. kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a potluck luncheon; bring a dish to share and your own place settings. Members maintain the plant nursery and Nature Coast Botanical Gardens at 1489 Parker Ave., as well as the waterfall entrance to Spring Hill at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. The nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Saturdays. The botanical gardens are open daily during daylight hours. Volunteers welcome. (352) 683-9933. naturecoastgardens.com.
St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership is open to singles and couples; annual dues are $5. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. For bingo, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532. For membership information, call Roberta, (352) 688-2315.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive, off Toucan Trail. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
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 with a la carte items available; and 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 to 4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Social dinner, 2 p.m. today, Cody's Original Roadhouse Grill and Bar, 3101 Commercial Way. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.
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. Steak night, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Dinner includes a New York strip steak cooked to order, baked potato, vegetable, salad, coffee and dessert. Music provided by Jim and Jim. $11. (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 ham with pineapple 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 (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.