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Hernando County club happenings for June 16 and beyond

Brooksville

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. Father's Day breakfast, 8:30 to 11 a.m. Sunday; fathers receive their meals at half price. A variety of menu items available. "Wings and Things" offered 6-9 p.m. Saturdays; music provided. 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.

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.

Hernando County Republican Executive Committee: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. There will be a candidate forum for candidates vying for the Republican nomination for County Commissioner District 2 (the seat is currently held by Democrat Rose Rocco). Email to chairman@ hernandorepublicans.org.

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. Dinners, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, for members and guests. $10 for members, $12 for guests; RSVP by Wednesday to Marie, (352) 596-9708. Web site: 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 Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. June 24, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. This is a new meeting location to accommodate the club's large membership (more than 180 members). The cost for the buffet meal is $8.50. The topic will be law concerns for the senior population, presented by Skipper and Skipper. Emphasis will be on power of attorney, wills and trusts. Nothing will be sold. Reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722.

Carolina Club: A club is now forming in Spring Hill for those from North and South Carolina. For details, call Patti, (352) 428-0884.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Facebook and other Social Networking, 1 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers Using Windows XP (class 3 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers using Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Power Point, 1 p.m. Tuesday; Convert Records and Tapes to Music CDs or DVDs, 1 p.m. June 23. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St. Cy Wingrove, (352) 796-9754.

Hernando County Green Party: Showing of the short film, The Story of Stuff at 8:45 p.m., followed by the showing of the award-winning film Crude: The Real Price of Oil, at 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Green Bean Organic Market, 11020 Northcliffe Blvd. Named one of the top five documentaries of 2009, this film follows one of the largest and most controversial legal cases on the planet, the $27 billion "Amazon Chernobyl" lawsuit, which pitted 30,000 rainforest dwellers against oil giant Chevron. Free. Tables and chairs will be set up for this outdoor showing. Refreshments available. (352) 683-3151.

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.

Latin American Civic and Cultural Association: Western-Style Father's Day Celebration, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, SNPJ Hall, 13383 County Line Road. Music by DJ Willie Matos. Admission is $10. (352) 688-0763 or (727) 869-9398.

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 Club/Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital (in the room behind the cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Pizza and soda served to those who purchased tickets. There will be a Funny T-Shirt contest. There will also be games, if time permits. Members are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation. Mary, (352) 666-0533.

Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. There will be a discussion on "Sopranos and Tenors" led by Jerry Squiers. Visit naturecoast websites.com/opera.htm, e-mail jsquier1939@earthlink.net or call Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741.

Out-N-About Singles: Coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin' Donuts, 13179 Cortez Blvd. This is a singles club for ages 30-60. (352) 797-6116 or outnabout singles@hotmail.com.

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. today, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. The cost for dinner is $8 per person. Cake and coffee are served after the meeting. The lodge offers a "Social Night" at a local restaurant on the first Wednesday of each month. Also, there are three yearly dinner dances, a St. Joseph Day Mass and an annual picnic. Membership is open. Eugene Laveroni, (352) 684-7460.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: FCC Amateur Radio License testing, 6:30 p.m. today; club meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. 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/Nursery/Nature Coast Botanical Gardens: Club meeting, 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The nursery is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays; the botanical gardens are open daily during daylight hours. (352) 683-9933 or naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.

Spring Hill Orchid Lovers Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Guests welcome. Meetings include a speaker, show table of orchids, orchid raffle and refreshments. Membership is $17 a year. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.

Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): 10:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Membersers are reminded to bring soda cans, can tabs and stamps. New members welcome. Jerry Abenante, (352) 688-5825, or Bob Muehlbauer, (352) 686-6962.

Spring Hill Women's Aglow: 8:45 a.m. to noon Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. Speakers include husband-wife team Richard and Lois Webb, who will also provide music. Richard Webb plays guitar and writes his own music. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 686-9923, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. 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.

Wisconsin Club: 2 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Toby Brewer of the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will give a presentation. Coffee and dessert will follow. This will be the last meeting until September. Members will dine out at a preselected restaurant on June 23. A bus trip to the Hard Rock Casino is June 28. Membership is open; annual dues are $8. Bob Stirn, (352) 573-7171.

WEEKI WACHEE

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 harmonysingr@aol.com. Web: www.hernandoharmonizers.org.

Monday Night Singles: The club will not gather during summer months and should resume meeting in September (7 p.m. Mondays at Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way). The group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Pasco County

Hudson

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Breakfast served by the House Committee, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, 9135 Denton Ave. Includes all-you-can-eat pancakes for $2, as well as other menu items at varied prices. 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 start 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: Father's Day Dinner-Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is baked ham with pineapple sauce or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 2 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 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 June 16 and beyond 06/15/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 11:22pm]

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