Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. A varied menu is available; prices range from $3.25 to $5.25. Weekly events include "Wings and Things" from 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, music provided; Dime Jingle games, 10:30 a.m. Mondays, bring 14 dimes and two quarters. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Chill Smart: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Harbor, 7074 Grove Road. This is the youth group of the Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition, open to all Hernando County middle and high school-aged youth. Meetings are on the first and third Tuesday of every month. (352) 596-8000.
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.
Disabled American Veterans 67: 16299 Nancy Ave., at Cortez Boulevard. Bingo, warm-ups at 4:45 p.m., early birds at 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Three $250 jackpots awarded. Total payout is $3,300. Food available. Coffee provided at no cost. (352) 796-1679.
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, [email protected] 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. Public welcome. (352) 796-4449.
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: Crazy Carol dinner show, July 24, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Social hour at 4:45 p.m., buffet dinner at 6 p.m., showtime at 7:30 p.m. Hors d'oeuvres served during social hour. Dinner includes salad, roast beef, baked potato, vegetable and peach flambe dessert. Tickets are limited and must be purchased by July 21. $18 for members, $20 for guests. Call Dick Weichman at (352) 597-2535. Weekly meeting and dinner is at 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome. Membership: Marlene Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Club rentals: Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Boat dockage: Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.
AARP Hernando County Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Susan Cuttler, area manager for HearX, will present "Better Communication for Better Relationships." Nothing will be sold at this meeting. After the presentation there will be a complimentary buffet lunch. Members and guests welcome. Seating limited, reservations a must. Bob, (352) 596-0722.
Filipino American Social Club: Club members will prepare a charity dinner for People Helping People, 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday at the Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Free meals will be served to the homeless and families in need. People Helping People is a nonprofit, interfaith organization that feeds and provide clothing, groceries and resource materials to those in need on the west side of the county. Volunteers and monetary donations are needed. (352) 686-4466.
Hernando Computer Club: Sunbird Auction, 7 p.m. Monday; tickets must be purchased in advance. Upcoming classes include eBay Buying and Selling, 1 p.m. today; How to Use a Digital Camera, 1 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Setting Up a Home Network, 10 a.m. Friday; Google — Not Just for Web Searching, 1 p.m. Friday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Surfing the Net, 1 p.m. July 21. 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. Ken Krall, (352) 684-4064. 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 [email protected]
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. July 21, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Bring lunch. This is "old picture day." There will be bingo games. Members are also asked to bring a nonperishable food donation. Upcoming events: Red, White and Tuna dinner show at Show Palace Theater, Sunday, the cost is $43. Three-night Biloxi trip, Aug. 1, at the Imperial Palace, $149 double, $238 single. Cats at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Aug. 15, the cost is $91 for show and transportation. Boogie Wonderland at the Show Palace, Aug. 22, for $43. Membership, (352)666-0533. Tickets and trips, (352) 683-8752.
Men's Ministry at the Bridge: Breakfast meeting, 9 a.m. Saturday, Bridge Christian Learning Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive at Cobblestone Drive. All men 18 and older are invited. RSVP to Peter Beranger, (352) 442-4026.
Nature Coast 9.12 Project: 11:30 a.m. July 24, Spring Hill Lanes, 3447 Commercial Way, in the lounge. There will be a special tribute to "Our Fallen Men and Women of the Arm Forces." There will be guests from the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, VFW Post 9236 of Hernando Beach and American Legion Post 186 honor guard. The speaker will be state Sen. Mike Fasano. Nonmembers welcome. The Nature Coast 9.12 Project is a nonpolitical movement designed to bring Americans back to Sept. 12, 2001, the day after the terrorist attacks, when Americans united and stood together. Visit online at www.meetup.com/Nature-Coast-912-Project or call (352) 597-6756.
Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The topic is "Listen to and Understand Opera: An Overview of Opera Verismo," a 19th and 20th century genre favoring depictions of the darker side of the human condition, using the second act of Giacomo Puccini's Tosca as an example. E-mail [email protected] or call Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741. Website: nature coastwebsites.com/opera.htm.
Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Ed Bugbee of Featherstone Orchids will speak about "Orchids of Panama." Refreshments will be served. There will be a show table and orchid sales. Guests welcome. A field trip is planned for July 24. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.
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.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Boulevard. Bring chess set; club sets available. Visitors welcome. Andy, (352) 428-8272, 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. Web: 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.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. July 21, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $8. Coffee and cake served after the meeting. Eugene Laveroni, (352) 684-7460. A "Day at the Horse Races" event is planned for Aug. 21 at the Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, in Weeki Wachee. Doors open at 1:30 p.m., races start at 3 p.m. Tickets are $6, which includes food and beverage. Proceeds benefit the American Heart Association. Annie, (352) 683-7290.
Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: Club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. FCC Amateur Radio License testing will be offered at 6:30 p.m. July 21. 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 Women's Aglow: Buffet breakfast, 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. The speaker is Stephanie Knight from New Generations Ministry (former A Woman's Resource Center). Call for reservations. Loretta, (352) 686-9923, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
Weeki Wachee Pine Needle Club: 9 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Ron Parks, (352) 683-3218.
Writers' Group: 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Write your personal history, work on a novel, short story, play or poetry, or just learn new writing techniques. Sue, (352) 293-4988.
Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 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 bass [email protected] Web: www.hernandoharmonizers.org.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. House Committee to serve breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. An all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast is $2; bottomless coffee is $1. A varied menu of other breakfasts offered. Weekly events include bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays; also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages starting at $10. Line dancing on Mondays, with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $6.50-$8. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $8-$11. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is lasagna or baked chicken, 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.
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 [email protected] (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.