Sunday, December 17, 2017
News Roundup

Hernando County club events

Brooksville

Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons from 9 to 10 a.m. and high beginner lessons from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; $2 per lesson. Low intermediate and intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; $4 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Dinner and dancing to Take Two, Friday. Dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $12; dancing only is $5. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit elks2582.com.

Florida Native Plant Society, Hernando Chapter: 6:30 p.m. Feb. 3, Chinsegut Hill, 22495 Chinsegut Hill Road, north of Brooksville. The speaker will be Christie Anderberg, caretaker of Audubon's Ahhochee Hill Sanctuary and new executive director of the Friends of Chinsegut Hill. She will share some of the history of the historic property and her hopes for its future. Chinsegut Hill may become the Native Plant Society's regular meeting place; members are encouraged to provide input at the meeting. Email: [email protected]

Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. The topic will be "Aviation Courtship, Mating and Nesting: Photographic Observations," presented by Ed and Cindy Boos. Email: [email protected]

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. The speaker will be county airport director Kevin Daugherty. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. Web: 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, Bayfront Health Brooksville 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, 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. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Dom Fickeria, (352) 200-7822. hbyachtclub.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. today; $8. Men's auxiliary breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday; $7. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Jan. 30, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Elder law attorney Kara Evans will discuss planning for future care. All seniors welcome. Call Kathy for reservations, (352) 428-2368.

AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: "State of the Club" annual meeting, 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Jeff Livingston will speak. Another meeting will be Feb. 4 at Buffet City; Dr. Bob Martinez will speak. RSVP to (352) 666-5483.

Brotherhood Lodge 365: Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call for the meeting location. All Masons with a current dues card are invited. Visiting Masons welcome. Don Hixon, (352) 656-4778.

Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. All are welcome. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For a class schedule, visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 to 9 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. (352) 540-9192 or (352) 799-0548.

Hernando Youth Orchestra: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, DaySpring Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. Aspiring wind and string musicians ages 6 to 18 are welcome. John St. John, (352) 544-8105 or [email protected]

John Brown Woodcarvers: 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. (352) 666-6857.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Web: springhillkiwanis.org.

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

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.

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. $6; free refreshments. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. 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: daily-recap.com.

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

Pennsylvania Club: 10:30 a.m. Feb. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. In celebration of Valentine's Day, members will play the "Not So Nearly New Newlywed Game." The meal choice is Yankee pot roast or chicken cordon bleu. The cost is $14.50 per person; note the entree choice on the check. Reservations required by Feb. 4. Send payment to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments at the door. RSVP to Lin at (352) 688-7788. Annual dues are $10 per person and may be paid at the meeting or mailed to the post office box. For members, call Sandy, (352) 544-0737.

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.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership is open to all; you do not have to be Italian to join. Laura, (352) 684-7460, or Rose, (352) 600-9872.

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a PowerPoint presentation about the club's projects and recognition of past presidents. Refreshments will be served. Nonmembers welcome. Club members maintain the plant nursery and Nature Cost Botanical Gardens on Parker Avenue, as well as the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. Volunteers are needed to help between 9 a.m. and noon Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. (352) 683-9933 or naturecoastgardens.com.

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. For weekly events call (352) 686-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org.

United Methodist Women: 9 a.m. Monday, Spring Hill United Methodist Church, fellowship hall, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Jacque Coffee, who has 30 years of experience as an author, teacher, artist and coach. Her most recent book is Marvelous Coping Mechanisms: How to Get Through Difficult Daily Situations. There is no cost, but those attending are asked to RSVP. (352) 683-2600.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The Cruisers will entertain at 7 p.m. Friday; dinner will be available until 8 p.m. 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 Area Club: Quarter bingo games, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.

Citrus County

HOMOSASSA

Sunshine State Romance Authors: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Homosassa Public Library, 4100 S Grandmarch Ave. There will be an hourlong seminar, "Writer's Road Map to Success in 2014," focusing on goal setting and creating a game play for achieving goals. The meeting is open to published authors and aspiring writers. Marian Fox, (352) 726-0162. sunshinestateromance authors.com.

INVERNESS

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. Email: [email protected] citrusmodelrrclub.org. Web: citrusmodelrrclub.org.

Pasco County

Hudson

Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner Dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. $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 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.

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