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Hernando County club happenings May 19 and beyond


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.

Hernando County Republican Executive Committee: Doors open at 6:30 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday in the Jackson Building, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. Guests must be registered Republicans. A fundraiser for Hernando County School Board member Sandra Nicholson will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Beef O'Brady's at Horse Lake Road and Cortez Boulevard; the minimum contribution amount is $30. (352) 796-4741 or

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 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.); 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.

Old Hernando History Roundtable: Quarterly meeting, Thursday, John's Corner Family Restaurant, 711 S Broad St. Lunch at 11:30 a.m., program at 12:30 p.m. John and Mary Lou Missalls, authors and historians, will present a program on the Seminole Wars. Guests welcome. Roger Landers, (352) 796-5420.

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

AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: Noon May 27, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The speakers are Randy and Maryanne Kerr of Southeast Guide Dogs, who will have service dogs on hand. Seating limited. A duplicate meeting will be on June 3. Reservations a must. Bob, (352) 596-0722.

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

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This meeting will be a memorial service. Membership open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from an American Revolution patriot. The chapter can help with your genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.

Hernando Computer Club: All classes in May are offered free, with no membership required. Upcoming classes include Movie Maker, 1 p.m. today; Introduction to XP (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; MS Excel 2007, 7 p.m. Thursday; Get Comfortable with Your PC (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Friday; Introduction to Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 1 p.m. Friday; Build Websites with Site Spinner, 10 a.m. Monday; Converting Records and Tapes to CDs, 1 p.m. Monday; What's New in Windows 7 (class 3 of 3), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Vista (class 4 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Windows 7 (class 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. or (352) 684-7171.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill North Clubhouse, 411 Sterling Hill Blvd. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.

Hernando County Democratic Executive Committee: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Temple Beth David Jewish Center, 13158 Antelope St. Cu Wingrove, (352) 796-9754.

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. Meetings are on the second and fourth Mondays. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Web: kiwanis

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. 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.

Latin American Civic and Cultural Association: Summer picnic, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Crews Lake Park, Pavilion 1, off Shady Hills Road. Includes hot dogs, hamburgers and more. Covered dishes welcome. Dominoes and bingo games will be played. Guests welcome (must attend with a member). Nonmembers pay $5, free for members. Noemi De La Rosa, (352) 683-6742, or Rico Torres, (727) 869-9398.

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 Jersey Club: Meeting, 1 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bring your own lunch. Bingo and/or horse races will be played. Bring a nonperishable food donation. Mary, (352) 666-0533. Upcoming events: Dinner show to see Sweet Charity at the Show Palace on June 13; doors open at 1 p.m., dinner at 1:30 p.m., showtime at 3 p.m. Tickets are $41. Dinner show at the Show Palace to see Red, White and Tuna on July 18. A five-night cruise on Royal Caribbean's Radiance of the Seas will be Oct. 30, leaving from Tampa pier and going to Costa Maya, Cozumel. From $430 per person. A $150 deposit required by June 1, with final payment due by Aug. 15. Annette, (352) 683-8752.

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

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. Social nights are on the first Wednesday of each month at a local restaurant. Membership is open; Italian heritage not required. Eugene Laveroni, (352) 684-7460.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: License testing, 6:30 p.m. today; meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, both at Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 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:

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.

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. New officers will be installed. Club members maintain the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and adjacent plant nursery at 1489 Parker Ave. plus the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. Volunteers needed. The botanical gardens are open daily during daylight hours. The plant nursery is open to the public 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and Saturdays. (352) 683-9933 or www.naturecoast

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Upcoming classes include Using Print Shop by Mich Morin, 7 p.m. today; Intermediate Windows XP/Vista by Norma Winner, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday; Internet and Email by Mich Morin, 9 to 11 a.m. Monday; Advanced Digital Picture Special Interest Group moderated by Tim Neddy, 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352)666-1264. Web:

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 Club, 3357 Susan Drive. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.


Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park Citizens Support Organization: Membership meeting, 6 p.m. Friday, 6131 Commercial Way. This is the group's first meeting. Those interested in becoming a supporting member of the Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs are encouraged to attend and learn about the organization and volunteer opportunities. A reception will be followed by the meeting, plus an underwater performance by former mermaids. Membership fees are $15 for individuals, $25 per family, $50 corporate and $500 for founding lifetime members. John Athanason, (352) 592-5656, ext. 11 or weekiwachee Web:

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. 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-$8. Bingo, 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays; packages start at $10. 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 meatloaf or baked chicken, served 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.


Association of Fundraising Professionals, Nature Coast Chapter: Lunch at noon, roundtable discussion at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Carrabba's Italian Grill, 16525 Point Village Drive. Certified fundraising executive and gift planning consultant E. Paul Dietrich will speak on "Setting Up and Maintaining a Successful Planned Giving Program at a Small Non-Profit." Guests must preregister and pay in advance. Visit


Suncoast Harmony Chorus: Membership drive, 7 p.m. Tuesdays throughout May, Gulf High School, choral room, 5355 School Road. Women ages 18-80 who like to sing are invited; prior vocal training not required, nor do you have to know how to read music. Cindy, (352) 597-4376. Web:

Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is two weeks before your 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 about the Clubs column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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