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Hernando County club happenings for Aug. 25 and beyond

Brooksville

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: "Wings and Things," 6 p.m. Saturday, 11494 Cortez Blvd. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.

Conservative Christian Teens for America: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. Learn about the Christian heritage of the nation, the founding principles of the U.S. government and how to impact the world as a teen. (813) 732-1507.

German American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Sept. 2, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; you do not have to be German to join. Western Night dance, Sept. 10. Doors open 6:30 p.m., dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music by Jim & Jim. Dress code is country or casual. Advance tickets are $11 for members, $14 for guests. Tickets purchased at the door are an additional $2 each. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Pinochle, noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. $3; includes lunch and prizes. Visitors, new members welcome. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

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, john.ehlenbeck@bankof america.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The following is offered weekly: breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; lunch, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (Fridays until 2 p.m.); steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; wing and basket night, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; seafood night, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. (352) 597-7979.

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: www.brooksvillerotary.org.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Country Pride Band performs 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The public is welcome. (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Club: 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Weekly dinners, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, for members and guests. $10 for members, $12 for guests; RSVP by Wednesday to Marie, (352) 596-9708. Website: www.hernandobeachclub.com.

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. New members welcome. Membership: Marlene Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Club Rentals, Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Boat dockage: Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Outlet Mall, 3021 Commercial Way (south entrance). The "meet and eat" starts at noon; the cost is $8.50. The speaker is Ed Vance with Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union; he will discuss "Identity Theft ... Deter-Detect-Defend — Avoid." Reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722.

Carolina Club: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Que, 2270 Commercial Way. Patti, (352) 428-0884. This is a new club for those from North and South Carolina; meetings will be on the last Monday of each month.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Facebook and Social Networking, 1 p.m. today; What's New in Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; Microsoft Excel 2007, 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Get Comfortable with Your PC (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Convert Records and Cassettes to Music CDs, 10 a.m. Monday; Linux — A Free Alternative to Windows, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Mondays, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a women's a cappella chorus. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or saffronbleu@hotmail.com. Website: www.springhillkiwanis.org.

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Bingo, 5:45 p.m. Wednesdays (doors open at 3 p.m.) and 12:30 p.m. Sundays (doors open at 9:30 a.m.). (352) 683-1227.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays; 0-299er game at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; novice game at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.

Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or tlweaver@w-t-g-inc.com.

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: Welcome back meeting, 1 p.m. Sept. 1, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Members should bring school supplies, used stamps, community service hours, can tabs, food for the needy, box tops for education, Campbell soup labels and other collectable items. Membership is open. John, (352) 596-4802.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. Sept. 2, Knights of Columbus Hall, 14070 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner with dancing will follow the meeting. Dinner reservations required. RSVP to Carolyn, (352) 684-6979. Club members bowl on Monday mornings; call Marge for details, (352) 683-1460.

Out-N-About Singles: Coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin' Donuts, 11089 Spring Hill Drive (Four Corners Plaza). This is a singles club for ages 40 and older. (352) 442-6809.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Sept. 14, Silverthorn Country Club. Singer Fred Campbell will entertain with favorite oldies. The meal choice is burgundy beef tips or chicken cordon bleu, served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person; entree choice(s) should be noted on the check. Payment must be received by Sept. 7. Payment will not be accepted at the door. Mail checks to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663. Membership is open; annual dues are $10 per person. For membership, call Jane, (352) 848-0110. For trips, call Jerry, (352) 592-1293.

Pine Needle Club: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Ronald Parks, (352) 683-3218.

Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Boulevard. Bring chess set; club sets are available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. Andy, (352) 686-8195 or andymaywalt@bellsouth.net; or Chuck, (352) 345-4764.

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: Lunch meetings, 11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Brooks Edwards, (352) 666-4107, or Laurel Predmore, (352) 796-0386. www.shcrotary.org.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Card games, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Bingo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; bingo is open to the public (no membership required). Membership is open to those 55 and older; annual dues are $25. The building is available to rent. (352) 596-1095.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: Club net, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; a SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays during hurricane season. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. Web: www.kf4ixu.org.

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Kathy Grandoff from Unbelievable Hibiscus will speak and have plants available for purchase. The club maintains the plant nursery at 1489 Parker Ave. and the adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens, as well as the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. The plant nursery is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays; the botanical gardens are open daily during daylight hours. (352) 683-9933. Website: naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: Mass and the Rosary at 7:30 a.m., meeting at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 1, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. A representative from Hernando County Fire Rescue will present "Safety in the Home." Annual dues are $8, which can be paid at this meeting. (352) 683-9666.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include Karaoke with Rusty, 7 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 p.m. Wednesdays; entertainment with Rusty and Nick, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays. (352) 796-0398.

WEEKI WACHEE

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. New singers of all ages wanted. (352) 666-0633, (352) 556-3936 or e-mail bassharmonysingr@aol.com. Web: www.hernando harmonizers.org.

Nature Coast Festival Singers: Rehearsals for the Christmas concerts will be 7 p.m. Mondays, starting Aug. 30 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus will perform the Christmas choruses from Handel's Messiah, as well as other pieces. New singers welcome. Music will be available for purchase at rehearsal. New members will also be required to purchase concert attire. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.

Pasco County

Hudson

Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Old-Fashioned Picnic, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Includes games, cakewalk and dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne. Serving hot dogs, beans, salads, ice cream, coffee and tea. Tickets are $5. Dinner-dance, Sunday. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Traditional Polish dinner served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

NEW PORT RICHEY

Suncoast Harmony Chorus: Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Gulf High School, choral room, 5355 School Road. A membership drive is being conducted throughout August and September. Women 18-80 who enjoy singing are welcome. The chorus is the west-central Florida chapter of Sweet Adelines International and sings in four-part harmony, a cappella style. There are currently 37 members from Pasco, Hernando, Citrus and North Pinellas counties. Cindy, (352) 597-4376. Web: suncoast-harmony.com.

Send information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax to (352) 754-6133; or e-mail pday@sptimes.com (put the club's name in e-mail 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.

Hernando County club happenings for Aug. 25 and beyond 08/24/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 24, 2010 11:26pm]
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