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Hernando County club happenings and events


Arts and Crafts Club: An arts and crafts club is forming in Hernando County. Plans for meeting locations and other details have not yet been determined. To learn more, call Louis Mlecka at (352) 796-2089.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Participants will have an opportunity to win 1-pound steaks in this bingo-like game. Bonus and grand bonus meats can be won. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. for $5; carry-outs will be available for an additional 50 cents. (352) 596-2582.

Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Members will participate in a discussion and sharing session. Visitors are welcome. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.

Hernando Computer Club: 2008 Volunteer Appreciation, 5 p.m. Monday (by invitation only), Hernando Beach Club. This week's classes include: Getting Comfortable (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Monday; Amazing Things You Can Do with Photoshop Elements, 1 p.m. Monday; Windows Movie Maker, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Easy Computer Clean Up, 1 p.m. Wednesday; Website Construction, 7 p.m. Wednesday. Classes are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. or (352) 592-0070.

Hernando County Herb Society: 1 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. There will be a program on growing herbs. The speaker will be master gardener Ann Rizzuto. RSVP to Marcia Rahn at (352) 799-8676.

Hernando County NAACP: 6:30 p.m. Monday, 13405 Chambord St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Refreshments are served. Wayman, (352) 684-4242, or Evelyn, (352) 684-0340.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: The club is having a membership drive in April. Those interested in joining are invited to attend one of the weekly Wednesday social dinners for $5 and learn about the club's land, sea and social events. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. The club is at 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-4830. Visit

Veterans of Foreign Wars District 21: 11 a.m. May 3, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Kathy Roman, VFW Ladies Auxiliary state president, will be in attendance. The new president and officers for 2009-10 will be elected. All post members and Ladies Auxiliary members are welcome. Kim Stover, (727) 967-3676.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: Noon Thursday, Great Room, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The meeting will include lunch from a selected menu. Randy Kerr or Ed Johnson of Southeast Guide Dogs will speak about the organization and will bring two trained dogs for a demonstration. Call for reservations. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910.

Beta Sigma Phi International, Alpha Delta Beta Chapter: 7 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. (352) 584-9064 or

Chesapeake Bay Club: Shrimp feast, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Linda Pedersen Park, off Shoal Line Boulevard, Hernando Beach. The cost is $5 for members and $7 for nonmembers. Those attending are to bring a dish to share. RSVP to Connie Gallagher at (352) 686-0881.

Filipino-American Social Club of Hernando and Pasco: Mother's Day trip to St. Augustine on a deluxe luxury coach will be May 9. Sightseeing, shopping, restaurants and a tour of Fort Castillio de San Marcos are planned. The coach will leave at 10 a.m. and return at 10:30 p.m. The cost is $25 per person; seats are limited. Brenda Mandery (352) 556-3968; Ernie de Venecia, (352) 684-9252, or Gigi Gerbolingo-Smith, (352) 683-9423. E-mail to

Hernando County Business and Professional Women: Networking at 5:30 p.m. Dinner is at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Judge Donald E. Scaglione will preside over the installation of the 2009-10 officers. Also, three new members will be installed. Guests are welcome. The cost for dinner is $15. RSVP to Linda McKenna at (352) 584-9911 or

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Suzanne Hill will present a program on Health Matters and Pet Matters. All former and current Illinois residents, and their spouses, are welcome. Annual dues are $12 per person. David Trammell, (352) 397-9844.

Irish-American Society of Hernando County: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. A representative from Hernando-Pasco Hospice will speak. Coffee and cake will be served. Mardi, (352) 683-4729.

Italian-American Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church (Coulton Building), 2301 Deltona Blvd. There will be a presentation at 1:30 p.m. by Janet Clymer, community relations coordinator for Hernando-Pasco Hospice. After the program, members and guests will play bingo. Members will attend Viva Vegas! — The Sequel at the Show Palace Dinner Theater on May 23. Membership is open; annual dues are $20. Those interested need not be Italian to join. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings; call Joe, (352) 799-5214, or Theresa, (352) 683-6712.

Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a short meeting, skill-building demonstration and monthly project painting acrylics on a candle holder, taught by Hazel Dickson. Charlene, (352) 596-5561, or Andi, (352) 666-9091.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. May 7, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The dinner selection is chicken cordon bleu or baked chicken. There will be music and dancing. RSVP to Barbara, (352) 683-1469. For membership, call Roseann, (352) 200-6289.

Out-N-About Singles: Calendar planning and social, 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. Also, members gather for coffee and conversation at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Dunkin' Donuts, 13179 Cortez Blvd. This is a singles club for ages 30 to 60. (352) 797-6116 or e-mail to

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. May 12, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The meal entree choice is chicken piccatta or stuffed shells, served with garden salad and dessert. Entertainment provided by Stan Prinston. A $25 grocery store gift certificate will be awarded to two members in good standing. The cost is $12.50 per person; entree choices should be noted on the check. Reservations are required by May 5. No payments at the door; checks are to be made payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Membership is open to all former Pennsylvania residents. Jane, (352) 848-0110.

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.

Spring Hill Camera Club: Members' competition night, 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center (behind Oak Hill Hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Visitors and new members welcome. Strat, (352)684-1850. Visit www.springhillcame

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be Charles Clinton from the Healing Garden of Bamboo. Club members run the plant nursery and adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens at 1489 Parker Ave. The gardens are open daily during daylight hours. (352) 683-9933 or visit

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: Windows Vista — Using Shortcuts and Internet Overview, 9 a.m. Monday; Advanced Digital Picture Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Basic XP, The Desktop, 3 p.m. Saturday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 597-3632. Visit

St. Theresa Social Club: Monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Anita, (352) 684-5771.

United Communities of Hernando County: 7 p.m. Monday, Oak Hill Hospital, fourth-floor conference room, medical offices (Building C), 11375 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Carla M. Groleau, community relations manager for Progress Energy, who will discuss the status of Progress Energy's proposal to upgrade transmission lines through Hernando County. She will also discuss some of the company's overall operations. (352) 686-1851. Visit

West Hernando-Spring Hill Hadassah: Donor Luncheon, noon Monday, Boston Cooker, 5357 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Dr. Morris J. Le Vine. His topic will be "The Dead Sea Scrolls." Members will receive a letter containing their donor credits, menu, plate and guest charges. Myrna, (352) 686-9243.

Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is 10 days before your 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 about the Clubs column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

Hernando County club happenings and events 04/25/09 [Last modified: Saturday, April 25, 2009 10:37am]
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