Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. 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. 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.
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Peggy Meinhardt, records manager for Hernando County Records Storage, will speak. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
Hernando Audubon Society: Desserts served at 6:45 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker is Margo McKnight, executive director of the Wildlands Network, an organization that uses science-based conservation plans to connect wild areas together. These "wildlife linkages" are mosaics of public and private lands throughout North America that allow wildlife to travel safely and freely as they search for food and mates. Web: hernandoaudubon.org.
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 Herb Society: Welcome Back Tea, 1 p.m. Monday, 7070 Daffodil Drive. Free to members; nonmembers pay $5, which includes membership in the club through December. Reservations required. Mary Ann St. Arnaud, (352) 596-5259.
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 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.
AARP Chapter 1026: Sept. 30, Outlet Mall (south entrance), 3021 Commercial Way. Guests should arrive at 11:30 a.m., meeting starts promptly at noon. The cost for lunch is $8.50 (which also covers the hall charge). The speaker is David Lambert of Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative, who will discuss "Electrical Concerns: Economy, Safety, Lightning." Reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722.
Daughters of the British Empire, War of the Roses Chapter: 11 a.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Socializing with tea and light refreshments will follow the business meeting. Membership is open to women who are British by birth, naturalization, marriage or descent, or who come from any Commonwealth country. Lucille, (352) 540-9746.
Hernando Computer Club: Featured event: Make Movies, Watch Movies and TV, 1 p.m. Monday. The first part of the program will feature Windows Media Player, Media Center and DVD Maker. The second part of the lecture includes a tour of YouTube. Upcoming classes include Using Email, 1 p.m. today; What's New in Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; Importing, Organizing and Improving Photos with Picasa (class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 4 of 4); Basic OpenOffice, (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Convert Records and Cassettes to Music CDs, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Microsoft PowerPoint, 1 p.m. Tuesday; Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 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 Club House, 411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Refreshments served. (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.
Illinois Club of Spring Hill: Oktoberfest, 2 to 6 p.m. Oct. 1, Delta Woods Park, Deltona Boulevard. The club will provide brats, buns, condiments and coffee. Members are to bring a dish or dessert for the buffet table, along with their own soft drinks and place settings. Bingo games will be played and prizes awarded. Membership is open to those who have lived in Illinois at any time, and spouses. Annual dues are $12 per person. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
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 email@example.com. Web: www.spring hillkiwanis.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Pennsylvania Club: Fall picnic, 10 a.m. Oct. 12, Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road. Lunch is at noon, catered by Sioux City Steakhouse. The cost is $11 per person. Checks are to be made payable to the club and mailed by Oct. 5 to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Call Millie for reservations, (352) 688-8663. The club is sponsoring a one-day trip Dec. 10 to Orlando to see Ice, a 4.5 site of hand-carved ice sculptures and a 40-foot "Singing Christmas Trees," a presentation of Christmas classics and pageantry. Call Jerry Hite for details and reservations, (352) 592-1293. For membership, call Jane, (352) 848-0110.
Pine Needle Club: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Ronald Parks, (352) 683-3218.
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.
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: www.kf4ixu.org.
Spring Hill Camera Club: Members' 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. Dennis Gretton from D&D Growers will speak about herbs. (352) 683-9933 or naturecoastbotanical gardens.com.
St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in the parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Membership is open to singles and couples. Dues are $5 per year. Bingo starts at 5:45 p.m. Mondays in the parish hall. Evelyn, (352 683-1532.
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.
West Hernando/Spring Hill Hadassah: 1 p.m. Monday, Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St. The speaker is Jane Strom, president of Hadassah's Florida Central Region. She will speak on various topics, including what Hadassah is doing in Israel. Refreshments will be served after the meeting. (352) 684-3345.
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 email@example.com. www.hernandoharmonizers.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.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. 36th Anniversary/Dave Luikart Day Dinner Dance, Saturday. A prime rib dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Music by Marti and the Nice Guys from 7 to 11 p.m. Tickets are $15; reserved seating only. (727) 868-2994, ext. 14.
Polish-American Social Club: Polonia 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.
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Suncoast Harmony Chorus: Victorian High Tea, 2 p.m. Sunday, Tall Pines Clubhouse, 10930 Tall Pines Blvd. Tickets are $12, which includes a variety of teas and finger sandwiches. Prizes awarded for best hats in various categories. Gloria, (352) 597-3283, or Cindy, (352) 597-4376. Web: suncoast-harmony.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.