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Hernando County club happenings for Nov. 17 and beyond

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Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. Menu includes french toast, omelets, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, bacon, sausage, coffee, tea and juice. Prices vary $3.25-$5.25. The annual Christmas party will be Dec. 4. Hors d'oeuvres will be from 4 to 5 p.m., followed by dinner. The menu choice is spiral ham or chicken cordon bleu. Tickets are $12 and are available now. Weekly events: bingo, 4:30-10 p.m. Thursdays; food available. Pizza and wings, in the lounge, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Dinner dance, 5 p.m. Fridays; dinner choice is half a baked chicken, country fried steak, fried Alaska pollack, fried shrimp and a weekly special; the cost is $10 plus tax; music provided by Take Two. All events are for members and their guests only. (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.

Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. The election of officers will be held. Richard Sumner with the Withlacoochee chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will speak. Visitors welcome. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.

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. Web: 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

82nd Airborne Division Association, Daniel S. Campbell Chapter and All-Airborne Chapter: Lunch and meeting, noon Saturday, Duke's Restaurant, 1320 Commercial Way. Ron Hurdel, (352) 688-4579.

AARP Chapter 1026: Monthly meeting, noon Thursday, Outlet Mall (south entrance), 3021 Commercial Way; members should arrive by 11:30 a.m. The cost is $8.50, which includes lunch and hall rental. The speaker is Jim McGrath, one of the chapter's Medicare consultants, who will discuss "What You Need to Know ... Medicare 2011." Nothing will be sold. Reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Rose, (352) 688-5606.

American Legion Post 186: Fish fry, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 12091 Cortez Blvd. Menu choices include filet of fish, jumbo shrimp and chicken fingers, served with fries, coleslaw and a roll. Combination plates available. Prices are $5.50 to $7. Desserts available for additional cost. Karaoke follows from 7 to 11 p.m. Open to members and their guests. (352) 797-0099.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The meeting will include the annual auction. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. today; Brain Games, 1 p.m. Thursday; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. Thursday; Best Programs to make Fancy Slide Shows, 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Open Office, the Free Alternative to MS Office (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Using Email, 10 a.m. Monday; Facebook and Other Social Networking, 1 p.m. Monday; How to Surf the Web, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; and What's New in Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North clubhouse, 4411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Wayman, (352) 442-4242.

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 the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Web: kiwanisnaturecoast.org.

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. Web: springhill kiwanis.org.

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Ladies Auxiliary meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. New members welcome. Mary, (352) 666-9059. 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.

Michigan Club: Dinner, 4 p.m. Friday, China One Restaurant, 4241 Mariner Blvd. Members are reminded to start packing canned and jarred food for the Nov. 24 food drive. (352) 686-7479.

Nature Coast 9.12 Groups: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Lanes, lounge, 3447 Commercial Way. The speaker will be Jordan Baker from Conservative Christian Teens for America. There is no cost to attend; all are welcome. There will be a question and answer time and a 50/50 raffle. Web: meetup.com/Nature-Coast-912-project.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. Free Easybridge! classes are at 11 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 9; designed for beginners. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or hillsja@gate.net.

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.

Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The program will be a salute to soprano star Joan Sutherland. Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741; jsquier1939@earthlink.net. Web: naturecoastwebsites.com/opera.htm

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 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. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 686-8195, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.

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. Eugene, (352) 684-7460 or Irma, (352) 686-5946.

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, 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 Camera Club: Members' Year End Print Competition, 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Web: springhillcameraclub.org.

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Jan Knoll from the Hernando Historical Society will speak on the history of Hernando County. (352) 683-9933.

St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish center, 1107 Commercial Way. (352) 684-5771.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.

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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.

Wowettes: Rehearsals, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. This dance group performs at noon the third Thursday of each month at Gulf View Mall in Port Richey, and also performs at local church festivals, club meetings and nursing homes. Edwannah, (352) 686-9948, or Terry, (352) 688-2697.

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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.

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

Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus is rehearsing for the Christmas concerts, which will include Christmas choruses from Handel's Messiah, as well as other pieces. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. Quarter games. (352) 596-3316.

Pasco County

Hudson

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, 9135 Denton Ave. A varied menu is offered; includes all-you-can-eat pancakes for $2 and bottomless coffee for $1. (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. A 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. Thanksgiving Day Dinner Dance, Nov. 25. Doors open at 12:15 p.m., dinner served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. The menu choice is turkey or baked ham steak. Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 for members, $14 for nonmembers. RSVP to Josephine at the number above.

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 Nov. 17 and beyond 11/17/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 3:30am]
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