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Hernando clubs news for July 3


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 Horseshoe Club: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane (next to the racquetball court and softball field). Richard Watson, (352) 584-4102 or [email protected]

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

Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. (813) 732-1507.

Hernando County Kennel Club: Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. $10 per class. Carole, 666-1932.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Rich Linkul, (352) 597-6383. Web:

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Fourth of July Indoor Picnic, 1 to 6 p.m. Thursday. Free admission. Featuring games, a watermelon-eating contest and entertainment by the DuCaines. Wings, burgers and hot dogs available for purchase. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at (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. 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:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

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


Nature Coast Quilters: 10 a.m. July 11, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1214 Broad St. The meeting will include a tea party and "mug rug exchange." A quilting retreat is planned for Sept. 23 to 26 at Lakewood Retreat. Sandy, (352) 683-7036, or Carol, (352) 686-6198.

Spring Hill

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes: Introduction to Computers with Windows 8 (class 1 of 8), 10 a.m. Friday; What's New in Windows 8 (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Introduction to Computes with Windows 7 (class 1 of 8), 1 p.m. Tuesday. Other one-time classes offered include using Skype, Facebook, applications, iPad and others. For a full class schedule visit All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. The club's garden committee will meet at 9 a.m. today at Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. (352) 684-7171.

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 Democratic Executive Committee: Fourth of July picnic, 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. There will be refreshments, raffles and games. Tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the gate. Tickets may be purchased online at Bernadette Yee, (352) 596-2996.

Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens showing of War on Whistleblowers, by Robert Greenwald, 5 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Refreshments served. (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. Norma, (352) 540-9192.

High Point Bridge: Games (not duplicate) are 12:30 p.m. Fridays, High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. (352) 688-6409.

High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. $3. Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Up 4 Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $10, which includes drink, tax and tip. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.

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:

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Social game (not duplicate), 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. $5; free refreshments. All games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web:

Nature Coast Decorative Artists: Special meeting, including a paint-along demonstration on faux marquetry, 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Taught by Pat Otto. Dottie, (352) 527-2778. Web:

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. 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. Robin, (352) 797-4645.

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.

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: There will be no meetings in July or August. The next meeting will be Sept. 4 at the Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. You do not have to be Italian to join. Charlotte, (727) 378-3711, or Angie, (727) 697-3734.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Social night, 5 p.m. today, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Denise, (727) 862-3170, or Zina, (352) 688-9740.

Spring Hill Aglow International: Buffet breakfast meeting, 8:45 a.m. to noon July 15, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The cost for breakfast is $8.50. The speaker will be Kitty Kleisath of Spring Hill, a Messianic Jew who founded Shekinah Ministries, based in Tampa. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Larry Greer entertains 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday. For weekly events call (352) 686-5666. Web:

Spring Hill Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way. [email protected] Web:

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish center, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. For membership, call Carol Smith, (352) 346-9165. For bingo, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.

Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Several dinners available for $18.99 each. Visitors and guests welcome. Free fly-tying classes are under way for members; space is available. Members are required to belong to the Federation of Fly Fishers, an international organization based in Livingston, Mont. Bobbie Cox, [email protected], or Roger Maler, [email protected] or (352) 293-3322.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road For weekly events, call (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Guests of all ages and anyone interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting) welcome. Members include novices to masters. Membership dues are $10 a year. George Lytle, (352) 610-4925, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.

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. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.

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

Citrus County


Historical Novel Society, Florida Chapter: Business meeting at 1 p.m. and program at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Central Ridge Library, 425 W Roosevelt Blvd. There will be a presentation about writing, "The Bones of a Historical Fiction Novel," by mystery author Gwen Mayo of Tarpon Springs, a native of Kentucky. Her Nessa Donnelly mysteries are set during the turbulent political upheaval of post-Civil War Lexington. All those interested are welcome. Sarah Glenn, (727) 945-1064. Web:


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. New members welcome. Send email to [email protected] Web:

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.

Sew much fun

Meets 1 to 4 p.m. July 10, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This is the Spring Hill chapter of the Florida Sewing Sew-ciety. Those interested in learning more about sewing are welcome. Kathleen East, (352) 666-3066.

Hundreds watch Tampa’s signature river turn green for St. Patrick’s Day

Hundreds watch Tampa’s signature river turn green for St. Patrick’s Day

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No. 11 seed Buffalo crushes USF in NCAA first-rounder

No. 11 seed Buffalo crushes USF in NCAA first-rounder

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Former FBI agent Fred Humphries calls McCabe firing justified

Former FBI agent Fred Humphries calls McCabe firing justified

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Trump’s lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe

Trump’s lawyer calls on Justice Department to immediately end Russia probe

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Acclaimed designer of FIU bridge says collapse ‘unprecedented.’ But is it?

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Like James Comey, fired deputy director McCabe kept personal memos regarding Trump

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Largo man killed after losing control of motorcycle

Largo man killed after losing control of motorcycle

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Pinellas Park man dies in house fire that appears to have started on stove

Pinellas Park man dies in house fire that appears to have started on stove

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Sarah Palin headlines event at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club

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