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Hernando County club happenings for Sept. 8 and beyond


Accordion Adventure: September Swing Party/Jam, 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 21, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Public welcome. $2 admission. Finger foods and full bar available. This is an informal group of enthusiasts and accordionists of all levels. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Motown music, 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, 14494 Cortez Blvd., main hall, with Bobby Hendricks from the original Drifters. Also starting at 6 p.m. in the lounge will be "Wings and Things"; a varied menu is offered. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Garden Club: 50th birthday celebration, 12:30 p.m. today, 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.

Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, American Legion Hall, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The speaker will be Joel P. DeAngelis, senior land management specialist for the Southwest Florida Water Management District, who will discuss "Orchids and Other Interesting Flora of the Tsala Apopka Region of Citrus County." Refreshments served. Guests welcome. Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085; Web:

German-American Club of Spring Hill: Western Night Dance, Friday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dancing to Jim & Jim from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests may bring their own drinks. Advance tickets are $11 for members, $14 for guests; tickets are an additional $2 each if purchased at the door. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 S Brooksville Ave. Wayman, (352) 442-4242.

Hernando Democratic Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Southern Pines Condos Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. Ashley Garcia will speak. All Hernando County residents welcome. Harvey Martin, (352) 686-06860.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday or Sept. 16, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Frank Rojo of 21st Century Financial will speak on "Your Retirement ... Is It Really Secure?" Nothing is sold at the meeting. A complimentary buffet will follow the presentation. Seating limited. RSVP to Bob, (352) 596-0722.

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

Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: 8:45 a.m. to noon Sept. 20, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker will be Connie Walters of Ocala, who will discuss "According to the Pattern — Exodus 25:28." There will also be discussion of the visit to the Holy Land Experience in Orlando that is scheduled for October. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 686-9923, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

American Legion Post 186 and Auxiliary: POW/MIA and 9/11 Ceremony, 5 p.m. Saturday, 12091 Cortez Blvd. Dinner will follow at 6 p.m. This is for members and their guests only. (352) 597-9995.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Ladies Frou-Frou Party and Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, 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." CWC is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. The cost is $13.50. Reservations required by Thursday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.

Fantasy African Violet Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Guests welcome. Thad Scaggs, (352) 398-1679.

Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Club House, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. Volunteers are needed to help out 1-2 hours per month. (352) 200-8895.

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: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include Microsoft Word 2007, 1 p.m. today; What's New in Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Get Started With Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Windows Movie Maker, 1 p.m. Tuesday; Basic Photoshop Elements, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. or (352) 684-7171.

Hernando Jazz Society: Big Band Bash, 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Wellington Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Ave. This is the first jam of the 2010-11 season. It will feature musicians from Hernando County high schools. Admission is free for members, $9 for nonmembers. Light menu and cash bar available. New members welcome. Bill McLoughlin, (352) 799-9690.

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

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or Website: springhill

Michigan Club: Men and ladies combined luncheon, noon Thursday, Woodside Inn, 3480 Deltona Blvd. Marti, (352) 686-7479.

Military Officers Association of America: Luncheon meeting, noon Thursday, 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.

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees: 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.

New York State United Teachers-Teacher Retirees in Florida, Nature Coast Unit: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today, 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.

SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Volunteer day and night patrollers and dispatchers are needed. (352) 666-4850 or

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 15, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Membership is open; you do not have to be Italian to join. Eugene, (352) 684-7460, or Irma, (352) 686-5946. Annual picnic, Sept. 18, Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way, Weeki Wachee. Coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m., food served at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $6 for members, $8 for guests; tickets must be purchased in advance. Bring markers for bingo games. There will also be horseshoes, shuffleboard, bocce, horse racing and nine holes of golf. The only alcohol allowed at the facility is beer and wine. For tickets, call Mary Ann, (352) 688-1889.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: "Brothers and Sisters Eve," 6:30 p.m. Friday, 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.

Spring Hill Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. The program will be "Using Photoshop Elements 8.0." Web: springhill

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Sept. 28. Membership is open to singles and couples. Annual dues are $5 per person. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532.

WAVES Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Membership is open to all present-day military women and veterans who served in any of the sea services of the United States including Coast Guard, Marines, Navy nurses, Navy, WAVES and SPARS. Barbara McCarthy, (352) 683-7119, or Lee Lund, (352) 686-8613.

Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: 2 p.m. today, 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.


Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, starting Sept. 13, 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.

West Hernando Coin Club: 6:45 p.m. Monday, Heather Clubhouse, 9100 Nakoma Way. The program will be on error coins and varieties, presented by Jack Iaci. There will be refreshments, door prizes and auctions. Children and beginner collectors welcome. The next coin show will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St., Brooksville. Vincent, (352) 678-7769.

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is beef tips with noodles or baked chicken, served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy 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 (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. 8 and beyond 09/07/10 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 7, 2010 9:35pm]
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