American Legion Post 99: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. (352) 796-3259.
Black Educators Caucus: 5 p.m. Thursday, Brooksville Elementary School, 885 N Broad St. (352) 544-2714.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Boy Scout Troop 459 will be from 5 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Karaoke will follow at 6 p.m. Proceeds will help the boys go to camp. Weekly events: Karaoke, 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Dinner and dancing with music by Take Two, 5 p.m. Fridays; dinner is available. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Garden Club: Luncheon at noon April 11, First United Methodist Church, 109 S Broad St. Afterward, Marie O'Neill, the "plant lady" from Lowe's, will speak and answer questions about spring/summer garden plantings. Louise, (352) 799-3160, or Ingrid, (352) 277-3183; brooksvillegardenclub.us.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: Luncheon meeting, 11 a.m. April 16, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The speaker will be Kenya Lugo, director of Camp E-Nini-Hassee. Call for reservations. Judy, (352) 796-6944.
First Hernando Republican Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Deerfield Estates clubhouse, 15471 Atwater Drive, south of Brooksville. The speaker will be George LeMieux, candidate for U.S. Senate. Finger foods and refreshments will be served. Free. Email to chairman @hernandorepublicans.org.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to attend or join. Jack Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744. A Western Night dance will be April 13. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. with dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Jim and Jim. Dress code is casual or country attire. Tickets must be purchased in advance: $10 for members and $13 for guests. Call Lisa Yaskulski at number above. germanclubspringhill.org.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. The cost for the luncheon is $6. The program will be about domestic violence, presented by member Karen Perry. Guests welcome. A board meeting will be at 10 a.m. April 18. A fundraiser, Cherry's Challenge Brainteaser Trivia, will be from 3 to 5 p.m. April 14; the cost is $7. Refreshments will be available. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801, or Ora Williams, (352) 799-3834.
Hernando Historic Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. After the business meeting, Laverne Tornow, director of the FLGenWeb Inc., a project that compiles, preserves and shares Florida's genealogical and historical data, will speak. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected]
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] bankofamerica.com 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. Pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; $6.50 per person. Wing night, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; $8 per person. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; $5.50 per person. (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. Web: 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.
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]; hernandocountyfishingclub.org.
Main Club: Annual picnic and auction, 11:30 a.m. April 13, Linda Pedersen Park, 6400 Shoal Line Blvd. Members should bring a salad or dessert, their own place settings and something for the auction. Call Ruth for details, (352) 592-0741.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Spaghetti dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. today, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. $6.50. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Lunar Lounge, 4670 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Randy Kerr of Southeastern Guide Dogs. The cost for lunch is $8. Duplicate meeting on April 18 at IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Seating is limited for all meetings; reservations required. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Thursday, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. The speaker will be Carla Hayes of HPH Hospice. The 21st annual scholarship awards banquet will be May 12 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Gwendolyn Battle will entertain. The speaker will be Spring Hill Elementary School Teacher of the Year Richard Inmon. Tickets are $50 per person. (352) 597-8098.
Aglow International Spring Hill Lighthouse: Breakfast meeting, 8:45 a.m. April 16, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker will be the Rev. Rachela Correlli from Maryland, who is a former Aglow president. The topic will be "Awake Deborah" (Judges 4:1-5). Correlli, an ordained minister, has a doctorate in theology. She is the associate pastor at a church in Maryland. The cost for breakfast (optional) is $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
British Connection: 1 p.m. luncheon Tuesday, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Those who call England, Ireland, Scotland or Wales home are invited. RSVP to Audrey Stead, (352) 688-7821.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "Orchids, Orchids, Orchids," presented by Joyce Fowler with Joy Orchids Inc. The inspirational speaker will be Linda Moore of Gainesville, who will discuss "If It Isn't in the Washer, It's in the Drier" and "Dinner Will be Ready When the Smoke Alarm Goes Off." The menu will include grilled chicken Caesar salad, with rice pudding for dessert. The cost is $14.50 inclusive. All women invited. Reservations required by Thursday; cancellations required by Sunday. Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Louise, (352) 597-9569.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday. For newcomers only; RSVP to (352) 686-0750. Upcoming classes include: Get to Know Your Mac, 7 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; eBay Buying and Selling, 10 a.m. Thursday; Windows Life Essentials 2011 (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 1 of 8), 7 p.m. Thursday; OpenOffice, the Free Alternative to MS Office, 1 p.m. Friday; All About Cooking, Eating and Recipes workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Facebook, the Basics (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Skype Messaging and Video Chatting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Philippine-American Association: Easter picnic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Delta Woods Park, 3400 Deltona Blvd. There will be food, games, an Easter egg hunt, prizes and music. Bring a dish to share. (352) 684-7464, 382-1435, 596-1207 or 848-1031.
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. The chorus is rehearsing for its annual show, "Steamin' Down the River," which will be April 28 at First United Methodist Church in Spring Hill. New members and spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Italian-American Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. There will be a presentation by JoAnn D'Ambrosio of BB&T Branch Banking and Trust Co. Coffee and dessert will be served. Theresa, (352) 683-6712, or Lucille, (352) 686-6294.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Meals ordered off the menu. Scott Edmisten, (352) 346-2515.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Weekly: Dinner dance, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fridays. A full dinner is served, followed by dance music from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 (includes tax and tip); service men and women on active duty are admitted free when accompanied by a paying guest. Dinner choices include baked fish, fried fish, baked chicken, fried shrimp or the special of the day. (352) 683-1227.
Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Easter dance, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Featuring DJ Willie Matos. $10 for members; $12 for nonmembers. Proper attire required. (352) 666-6848, (352) 340-5066 or (352) 592-8496.
Michigan Club: Breakfast in the park, 10 a.m. April 11, Anderson Snow Park Sports Complex, 1260 Anderson Snow Road. The cost is $5.50 per person. Lunch will be noon April 12 at Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Members will take the Miss Daisy boat tour from 10 a.m. to noon April 7. RSVP to Judy Smith, (352) 688-0986.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: 11:30 a.m. April 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Problems concerning railroad retirement will be discussed. Lunch will be available for $10. The speaker will be Mary Schach from Turner Funeral Homes. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which 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. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892, or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.
Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive. The project is a kitty hanger, which holds clay pots for plants, taught in acrylic by Pat Otto. Andi, (352) 666-9091; Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221. naturecoastdecorativeartists.com.
Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: 1 p.m. today, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. David Gonzalez of Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative will speak. Members are reminded to bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, food for the needy and other collected items. Bonnie, (352) 592-9856.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner and dancing will follow the meeting. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979. Club members meet for bowling at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Call Marge for details, (352) 686-8015.
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. Web: 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 Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. today, Hernnado County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Charlotte, (352) 688-9637, or Doreen, (352) 686-7479.
Sons of Italy Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Scholarship dinner-dance, April 21, Pasco Italian-American Civic Club, 7621 Maryland Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and music by Dave Rowden from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $18 and must be purchased in advance. A cash bar will be available. Call Mary Ann for tickets, (352) 688-1889.
Spring Hill Art League: A bus trip to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota will be on April 28. The cost is $35 per person, which includes the bus ride, driver tip and entrance to the museum. Lunch is on your own on the museum grounds. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return by 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Isabelle, (352) 683-5452.
Spring Hill, FL, Saturday A.M. Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Women's brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon April 14, Family Restaurant, Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. The topic will be "From Saddle Shoes to Flip Flops: In Step with the Generations." The speaker is Vera Velk, who will discuss differences and similarities between the generations. Reservations are required by April 12. RSVP to Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 3022: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Frank Sperlazza, (352) 293-4730.
St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. A trip to Biloxi will be April 17 to 20. The monthly luncheon will be 11:30 a.m. April 24. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. 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; a la carte items available. Musical entertainment, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; $6. Includes salad, roll and coffee or ice tea. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Guests of all ages welcome; members include novices to masters. Annual dues are $10. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. April 11, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. There will be a brief business meeting, then members will discuss rocks and gems, and may display specimens they have collected. Ralph Barber, (352) 200-6852.
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.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, Building D, 10051 Country Road. Frank DeFrancesco of Hernando County Fire Rescue will speak. Sheriff's Deputy Abraham Dowdell will give a crime report, review crime prevention activities and respond to questions and comments. All those who live in the Royal Highlands area are invited. 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.
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. Weekly events: Bingo, doors open at 2 p.m., games at 3:30 p.m. Sundays; also doors open at 8:30 a.m. and games start at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Intermediate line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays for $3. Basic line dance steps, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays for $2. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3.50. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $7.50-$9. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 9 p.m.; prices vary $9-$12 (reservations required by Thursday). (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Easter Sunday dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner selection is ham with pineapple sauce or chicken cordon bleu, served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. There will be an Easter bonnet parade with prizes for the prettiest and funniest hats. A full service bar will be available. Tickets $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
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Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. Lunch will follow the meeting. (727) 372-0528.
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.