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. Mother's Day ceremony, 2 p.m. Sunday. Cocktails will follow at 3 p.m., dinner at 4 p.m. (entree choice is roast pork or baked fish), and music by Frankie D. Combo from 3 to 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 and must be purchased in advance; call Darleen, (352) 688-5353, or the lodge, (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, 7468 Horselake Road. (352) 593-4063.
Brooksville Moose Lodge 1676: Spaghetti-and-meatball dinner, 6 p.m. May 25, 17129 Wiscon Road, to honor Hernando County sheriff's Detective Rocky Howard, Tampa police Officer William Melcher and firefighter Scott Burd for their acts of valor. Music and karaoke will follow the ceremony. Tickets are $6.50. (352) 796-8371.
Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. (813) 732-1507.
Downtown Writing Group: 10 a.m. to noon Friday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Bring your work to share. (352) 754-4043.
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.
Hernando County Shrine Club: Mother's Day breakfast buffet, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Advanced tickets $7 adults, $5 for children ages 5-11, free for ages 4 and younger. Tickets at the door are an additional $1 each. Larry, (352) 238-3806, or Jerry, (352) 610-4124.
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. kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at mcl708.org. (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: brooksvillerotary.org.
Seven Feathers Intertribal Lodge: Potluck meal at noon and gathering at 1 p.m. Saturday, Airport Flea Market, 17375 Spring Hill Drive, south of Brooksville. Bring a dish to share, your own drinks, a shaker or hand drum, and a printed story (anything Native American or about nature). Regalia or BIA card not required; mixed blood and the public welcome. No pets, weapons or alcohol permitted. Email [email protected]
U.S. Submarine Veterans, Weeki Wachee Base: 1 p.m. Saturday, Marine Corps League Detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. All qualified discharged, retired or active members welcome. Robbie Roberts, (352) 592-5161 or (352) 428-3964.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today; $8 per card. Steak dinner, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday; $12. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.
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East Hernando Book Discussion Group: 2 to 3 p.m. May 17, East Hernando Branch Library, 6457 Windmere Road. (352) 754-4043.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. today, Kally K's 3383 Commercial Way. Michael L. Banner will discuss reverse mortgages. RSVP to Edith, (352) 666-5483.
Democratic Women's Club: Noon Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Helen Villafane, (352) 688-3392.
Fantasy African Violet Club: Refreshments at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.
FDNY Retired Firefighters of NY Association Chapter 343: Meeting, 10 a.m. Tuesday, VFW Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Kevin, (813) 528-8239 or Joe, (352) 686-4401.
Genealogy Interest Group: 11 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Grace Presbyterian Women's Gathering: Potluck luncheon, noon Monday, fellowship hall, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. There will be birthday cake. The speaker is Dr. Carol Kennedy. Officers will be installed and there will be a memorial program for past members. The Coordinating Team will host. (352) 683-2082.
Hernando Computer Club: Tea at the Gardens, 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 1489 Parker Ave. There will be hot and cold tea, as well as refreshments. It will be in the Fantasy Garden, which is maintained by club members. The event coincides with the Artists in the Gardens and Fancy Hat Show event at the botanical gardens. Computer classes are conducted weekdays at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.
Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Club House, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Evelyn, (352) 684-0340.
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 (includes drink, tax and tip). Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Kiwanis Prayer Breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Weeki Wachee. The Rev. Joe Caputo will give a 15-minute talk and recognize recently departed Kiwanians. (352) 200-5461. Weekly meetings: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.
Latin American Civic and Cultural Association: Mother's Day dance, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Music by DJ Willie Matos. $8 for members, $10 for nonmembers. (352) 340-5066, (352) 666-6848 or (352) 683-6742.
Latinos Unidos Social Club: Mother's Day celebration with dinner and dancing, 7 p.m. Saturday, 1258 Spring Hill Drive. Free admission. The cost for dinner is $4 for members, $8 for nonmembers, and includes arroz con Gandules (rice and pigeon peas), pernil (roast pork), and Yuca, ensalada de papa (potato salad). (352) 515-5710, (352) 942-5835 or (352) 345-8017.
Michigan Club: Visit to the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, 9 a.m. today, 1489 Parker Ave. Lunch, noon Thursday, Pit Boss BBQ, 2270 Commercial Way. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 596-4808.
National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees: Meet for lunch, 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This is the last meeting until Sept. 11. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Beginner bridge lessons will be offered 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting this week. Call Mary Ann Dufresne to enroll or for details, (352) 592-4882. Weekly: bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. All games and lessons are at the Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. May 15, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Upcoming events: Mother's Day at the Show Palace to see Doo Whop, Sunday; $43.65. Annette, (352) 683-8752.
Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. Mother's Day tea, 10 a.m. Friday. "Manipulation" card games, 9 a.m. Monday. Friendly Four Band, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday. 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.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Dayspring Presbyterian Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. Volunteer day and night dispatchers and patrollers are needed. (352) 683-5936 or [email protected]
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Italian American Business Committee meeting, 6 p.m. Thursday, Babycakes Cup-Cakery, 4196 Mariner Blvd. A catered dinner is $12, including dessert and coffee. All Sons of Italy members are welcome. [email protected] or Linda Campo, (352) 428-4990. Lodge 2502 Scholarship Dinner Dance, May 18, Towne Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and music by Dino from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $20 each and must be purchased in advance. Mary Ann, (352) 688-1889, or Gene, (352) 684-7460.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Syttende Mai celebration, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a smorgasbord with fiskebolle (fishballs), kjøttkaker (meatballs); platters of shrimp, cold cuts and cheeses; and Norwegian cake. $15 adults, $7 for ages 12-16, free for 11 and younger. The public is welcome. RSVP to Clair, (352) 596-2171 or Nellie, (727) 846-1584.
Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Wings and burgers, 7 p.m. Monday. A safe surfing seminar for children will be presented Saturday. Children will be instructed to watch out for bad people, and can be fingerprinted and photographed. Call for details. (352) 683-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org
Spring Hill Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way. [email protected] Web: toastmasters.org.
Spring Hill Writing Group: 2:30 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Writers and nonwriters welcome. (352) 754-4043.
St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. For membership, call Roberta, (352) 688-2315. For bingo, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.
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 Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Guests of all ages and anyone interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting, etc.) are 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.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). 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, 10051 Country Road, Building D. Hernando County Sheriff's Department. Scott Reak will give a detailed and updated crime report for the Royal Highlands area. He will review crime prevention activities and answer questions from residents. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
West Hernando Coin Club: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. Bruce Schneider, (352) 584-3163, or Jack Iaci, (352) 688-4704.
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.
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: citrusmodelrrclub.org.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. For weekly events, call (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Mother's Day Dinner Dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Entree choice is ham steak with pineapple or chicken parmesan. $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers. Cash bar available. 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.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers
Meets 6 p.m. today, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Visitors welcome. Several dinner selections available for $18.99. Free fly-tying classes are under way for members; space is available. Roger Maler, [email protected] or (352) 293-3322.