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Hernando County club happenings for June 2 and beyond


Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Members and guests can play this bingo-type game to win steaks. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m.; the cost for dinner is $5. (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 have an impact on the world. (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.

First Hernando Republican Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Deerfield Clubhouse, 15471 Atwater Drive. There will be a forum with William Kingeter, Wayne Dukes and Ty Mullis, candidates for the District 2 County Commission seat. Refreshments will be served. Guests welcome. Jack Wood, (352) 666-5865. hernando

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. An ice cream social will follow the meeting, as well as a horse racing game. Guest welcome. The club will not meet in July or August. Meetings, which are on the first Wednesday of each month, will resume in September. Audrie Henson, (352) 796-6026. The club collects donations of children's books to distribute to local organizations. Donations may be dropped off from 10 a.m. to noon the third Wednesday of each month; for details, call Betty Ann McLaren, (352) 666-9433.

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 Democratic Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Southern Pines Condos Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. There will be speakers. Harvey Martin, (352) 686-0686.

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 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.

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. Website:

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

African-American Club of Hernando County: Father's Day celebration, 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. The women of the club will honor their fathers, husbands, and other men in their families with an afternoon of music and light refreshments. Entertainment provided by vocalist Kim Evans and pianist Gary Kasenberg.

After 5 Connection: 6:30 to 8 p.m. June 14, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. The special feature will be a Fou-Fou Party, a humorous accessory show presented by Elaine Head; guests may play "dress up." The speaker will be Kelly Stigliano from Orange Park, who will discuss "Mom Shares Her Struggles and Finds Unconditional Love." The cost is $13. Reservations required by June 10. Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905. After 5 Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. The group will not meet in July or August.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a presentation, "Restless Mind Art," presented by Evie Harper. The inspirational speaker will be Carolyn McCort of Merritt Island, who will discuss "A Missing Piece/Peace." CWC is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Reservations required by Thursday. Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216.

Campaign for Liberty: 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive, at Cobblestone Drive. (352) 397-7999 or

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

Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Clubhouse, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. Volunteers are needed for one or two hours per month to help protect the neighborhood. (352) 200-8896.

Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. Tuesday, West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Organize and Improve Your Photos with Picasa, 1 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Make a Movie with Windows MovieMaker and Burn to Disc with Windows DVD Maker, 1 p.m. Thursday; Adding RAM and More, 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers Using Windows XP (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers Using Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Getting Comfortable With Your PC (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Open Office (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Tuesday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 2 of 3), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. 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.

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. There will be a comedy act with Elaine Head, which will include audience participation. During the meeting, there will be a vote on what restaurant to meet at on the following Wednesday. Annual dues are $12.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Ken Krall, (352) 684-4064. Website:

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The Ladies Auxiliary will host a card party from noon to 4 p.m. Monday; the cost is $2, which includes prizes and refreshments. Bring a game of choice. 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.

Military Officers Association of America: Luncheon, noon June 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Reservations required. RSVP to Mel Sweat, (352) 666-9244. All active-duty, reserve, National Guard and former commissioned officers and guests welcome. The group will not meet again until Sept. 10.

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 Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. After a short meeting, Virginia Conn will teach the One Stroke Project. This is a local chapter of the Society of Decorative Artists. Andi, (352) 666-9091, Jeanette, (727) 857-1045 or Pat, (352) 249-7221.

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 York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The meeting will be followed by dinner with a choice of various entrees and dancing with live music. The cost for dinner is $10. RSVP to Carolyn, (352) 684-6979.

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

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:

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:

Spring Hill Chorus: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Glen Retirement Villages clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. New members welcome. Esther Lamoreaux, (352) 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1107 Commercial Way. The monthly luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. June 22. Membership is open to singles and couples. Annual dues are $5. Bingo is played at 5:45 p.m. Mondays in the parish center. An overnight trip in Immokalee will be June 16 and 17. Anita, (352) 684-5771.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.


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 send e-mail to Web:

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way. This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. Deputy Steve Sikalos of the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will be in attendance, along with Royal Highlands Crime Watch block captains. There will be a discussion of current crime and crime prevention issues in the Royal Highlands area. Also, nominations of officers will be conducted. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Monday, Quality Inn, 6172 Commercial Way. Members and visitors are invited to a plated dinner, served about 6:45 p.m.; the cost is $15, which includes tax and tip. Those not eating pay $5. There will be a presentation by club members who attended the outing at Marco Island. Also, free fly-tying classes are ongoing for members. There are a few spaces available for those wishing to join the Fly Fishers, but membership will be capped at 50, per club bylaws. Roger Maler, or (352) 293-3322.

Citrus County/ Crystal River

Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly of West Central Florida: 1 p.m. Saturday, 938 N Suncoast Blvd. (South Square Plaza). Jason Sager, Republican candidate for Congress in District 5, will speak; the RRRA of Florida has endorsed Sager in his race. Also, Gaye Stokes, president of Citrus County Right To Life, will speak. Patty Adams will give an overview of the FEMA disaster preparatory seminar that will be made available at a future meeting. Refreshments will be served. The chapter includes members from Citrus, Hernando, Pasco, Sumter, Marion and Levy counties. (352) 257-5381 or

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday. Prices start at $2.50; a complete breakfast for adults is $4.50, $2.50 for children younger than 10 (coffee, tea and juice included). Weekly events include 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-$80; bingo, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays (packages start at $10), and dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m. (prices vary $9.50-$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 roast beef 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.


Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Nico's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. Lunch will follow the meeting. (727) 372-0528.

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 (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.

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