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Hernando County club happenings for Sept. 2 and beyond


Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. Steak Shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday in the lounge. A spaghetti dinner follows from 5 to 6 p.m. for $5 per person, and karaoke by Kevin Moglia starts at 6 p.m. Call the lodge, (352) 596-2582. Labor Day celebration, 2 p.m. Monday, in the lounge. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available, and there will be entertainment and door prizes. Call Kathy at the lodge above, or Bill at (352) 410-3919. All activities are for members and their guests only.

Brooksville Garden Club: 50th birthday celebration, 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. A light luncheon will be served, followed by an overview of plans for speakers, projects and field trips for the season. (352) 799-3160, (352) 397-3157 or (352) 799-2503.

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. Membership is open to Hernando County middle- and high school-age youth. The group assists in planning and implementing strategies that target underage drinking, tobacco and drug use. (352) 596-8000.

German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. today, 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: Labor Day cookout, 1 p.m. Sunday, 1681 E Jefferson St. Food includes hot dogs, hamburgers and sides. There will also be raffles and music. (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Marine Corps League Detachment 1002: Labor Day potluck dinner, 6 p.m. Monday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Members are encouraged to bring a dish to share. (352) 686-2186 or (352) 666-0084. Web:

Spring Hill

African-American Club of Hernando County: 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 9, Regency Oaks Civic Center, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Refreshments served. Tickets will be available for the Oldies But Goodies Dance that will be Oct. 23 at SNPJ Hall. (352) 597-8090.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Ladies Frou-Frou Party and Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The presentation will be a frou-frou-style show featuring hats, jewelry and other items presented by Elaine Head. The inspirational speaker will be Shirley Solid, who will discuss "A Clothesline Junkie Finds Peace in the Spin Cycle of Life." The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations required by Sept. 9. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.

Hernando Computer Club: Upcoming classes include What's New in Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. today; QuickBooks, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Greeting Cards with Print Shop, 1 p.m. Tuesday; How to Use a Digital Camera, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. or (352) 684-7171.

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, fellowship hall, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The scheduled entertainer had to cancel due to a health emergency. There will be a vote on a restaurant location for the social outing on Wednesday. Coffee and dessert will be served. Membership is open to those who have lived in Illinois at any time, and their spouses. Annual dues are $12. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.

Military Officers Association of America: Luncheon meeting, noon Sept. 9, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. All active duty, reserve, National Guard, retired, former commissioned officers and their guests are invited. RSVP to Lt. Cmdr. Mel Sweat, (352) 666-9244.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. today, 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.

New York State United Teachers-Teacher Retirees in Florida, Nature Coast Unit: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Boston Cooker Restaurant and Oyster Bar, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. The annual business and information meeting will be Oct. 13. The unit covers Hernando, Citrus and Pasco counties. Tom Smith, (352) 683-9423, or B.J. White-Meyers, (727) 869-7896.

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 Tuesday. 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.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Picnic on Sept. 18 at the Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, north of Weeki Wachee. Coffee and doughnuts will be at 9 a.m.; food will be served at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for members, $8 for guests. The picnic will include bingo (bring markers), horseshoes, shuffle board, bocce, horse racing and golf (nine holes). Guests may bring their own beer and wine (no liquor). Tickets must be purchased in advance. Mary Ann, (352) 688-1889.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: "Brothers and Sisters Eve," 6:30 p.m. Sept. 10, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6139 Spring Hill Drive. The "Brothers" will entertain, and the "Sisters" will prepare spaghetti and meatballs (dinner includes salad, bread and butter, ice cream, tea and coffee). The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 13-16, free for 12 and younger. RSVP to Jan, (352) 686-6538, or Gladys, (727) 868-6302.

Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Janet Clymer of HPH Hospice will give a presentation. Club members will meet and dine Sept. 15 at the Marguerita Grill, 10200 W Halls River Road, Homosassa. Membership open to those who have lived in Wisconsin and their spouses. Annual dues are $8. (352) 573-7171 or (352) 666-2974.

Writers Group: 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. For new and experienced writers. Sue Makuch, (352) 293-4988.


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 and other pieces. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, 9135 Denton Ave. Prices range from $2 to $4.50. A bottomless pot of coffee is $1. (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 pork loin or baked chicken, served from 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.


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 ages 18 to 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:

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.

Hernando County club happenings for Sept. 2 and beyond 09/01/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, September 1, 2010 9:16pm]
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