Arts and Crafts Club: New members welcome; there is no cost to join. For details, call Louis Mlecka at (352) 796-2089.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Jukebox Saturday Night, 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Members and guests can listen to their choice of music on the jukebox in the lounge for free. Light snacks will be provided. Chicken wings are available for $6 for 10 wings. Rose Ludnick, (352) 684-9054.
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz road. Family History Center director John Keenan will speak about the resources of the FHC and Family Search indexing program. Visitors welcome. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Salad luncheon at noon Sept. 2, with general meeting at 1 p.m., 131 S Main St. The cost is $3 for those who bring a dish and $6 for those without. RSVP to Joan, (352) 796-8224. Guests welcome. For membership, call Cherry, (352) 799-3801. For hall rental, call Grace, (352) 799-8033.
Hernando Beach Club: Jazz on the Beach, 6 p.m. Saturday. The event includes dinner and dancing to music of Southern Exposure. Cost is $14 for members, $18 for guests. RSVP by Thursday to Bunni, (352) 688-4976. The club offers dinner at 6:30 p.m. Fridays for members and guests. The cost is $10 or dinner ticket for members, $12 for guests; reservations are required by Wednesday. A cash bar is available. Nonmembers can participate in two dinners without joining the club. Also, social night is at 6 p.m. Wednesdays with a cash bar available, and bar bingo is offered some Sundays at 4 p.m. The club is at 3145 Flamingo Blvd. For information or to RSVP for a dinner, call Marie, (352) 596-9708. Web site: www.hernandobeachclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The Ladies Auxiliary will host a Beach Party on Saturday afternoon. There will be burgers and entertainment, with live music by Clint Giesler. The Men's Auxiliary will serve breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 30. The cost is $6 for eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, pancakes, and biscuits and gravy. The public is welcome. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: Noon Thursday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Janet Clymer of HPH Hospice. The cost for lunch is $7.50. The meeting, which includes a complimentary meal, has been rescheduled for Sept. 10. Speakers will include Shannon Gardner of Florida Tax Advisors, who will speak on several topics pertinent to seniors, and Kera Evans, an elder law attorney for Florida Tax Advisors, who will address senior issues. The complimentary meal will be provided after the presentation. Nonmembers are welcome; the cost to join the chapter is $4 a year. Registration is required for these meetings. RSVP to Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Joyce, (352) 688-6910. Those registering should be clear on which meeting they are signing up for, if not both.
Hernando County NAACP: General membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sterling Hill north club, 411 Sterling Hill Road. Refreshments will be served. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.
Hernando Computer Club: Florida Sunbirds Auction summer social event, 6 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is $10, which includes dinner and 20 tickets. This week's classes include: Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Monday; Easy Tricks with Photoshop Elements, 1 p.m. Monday; Amazing Websites, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Home Networking, 1 p.m. Thursday; Questions and Answers (monthly feature), 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (clas 4 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; How to Have a Free Website, 1 p.m. Friday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 592-0070.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner is available for $12, which includes tax and gratuity. Dana Cutlip, (352) 684-9137. Web site: www.kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games are at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays, and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. An ongoing 0-299er game is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, with a mini-lecture at 9:15 a.m. Call Mary Ann Dufresne, (352) 592-4882. A special summer 0-299er game is offered at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays; call Carole Hargrave, (352) 200-7578. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Sept. 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The entree choice is burgundy beef tips or chicken cordon bleu, with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person; note the entree selection(s) on the check. Reservations required by Sept. 1; RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663. Checks are to be made payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payment will be accepted at the door. Entertainment will be provided by Elliot the Magician. Also, a $25 grocery store gift certificate will be awarded to two members in good standing. Membership is open to all former residents and spouses; call Jane, (352) 848-0110. A five-day trip to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is planned for Oct. 19-23, and a two-day trip to Fort Myers on Dec. 8-9, which includes a murder mystery dinner train ride; call trip chairman Jerry Hite, (352) 592-1293.
Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: Lunch meetings, 11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests are welcome. Brooks Edwards, (352) 666-4107, or Laurel Predmore, (352) 796-0386. Visit the Web site at www.shcrotary.org.
Spring Hill Camera Club: Competition night, 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. Strat, (352) 684-1850. Web: www.springhillcameraclub.org.
Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be Stacy Strickland, director of the Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service. He will present a program on hazardous insects commonly found in Florida's back yards. Club members maintain the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way, and also the plant nursery and adjacent Nature Coast Botanical Gardens at 1489 Parker Ave. The gardens are open daily during daylight hours. (352) 683-9933 or visit www.naturecoastbotanicalgardens.com.
St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish center, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo games are at 5:45 p.m. Mondays in the parish center. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532, or Anita, (352) 684-5771.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Those interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting) are invited. The group includes novices to masters. Guests of all ages welcome. Membership is open; annual dues are $15. Membership includes a monthly newsletter. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
Chesapeake Bay Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Scotto's Bistro, 6172 Commercial Way. Former residents of Maryland, Virginia, Delaware and the District of Columbia are invited. Reed Eagle, (352) 666-1621.
Fraternal Order of Eagles, Weeki Wachee 4372 Aerie and Auxiliary: Labor Day Carnival, 1 p.m. Sept. 5, 8263 Cortez Blvd. There will be games, prizes, raffles, entertainment and food. Open to members and their guests. Tickets are $6 for adults, $3 for children 10 and younger, which can be purchased now at the aerie or at the door. (352) 597-1586.
Nature Coast Festival Singers: Rehearsals for the Christmas concerts will be at 7 p.m. Mondays, starting Aug. 31, at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus is directed by Jim Urbanski; the accompanist is Kathy Hackemer. New singers are welcome; the only requirements are be able to carry a tune and a commitment to the rehearsals. All music will be available for purchase during the first three rehearsals only; after that, no new singers allowed. New singers also have to purchase concert attire. The group will not meet Labor Day. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.
Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Fax to (352) 754-6133 or e-mail to [email protected] (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is 10 days 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.