Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 11494 Cortez Blvd. Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. for $5. Weekly events: 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. "Wings and Things" offered 6-9 p.m. Saturdays; music provided. Dime Jingle games, 10:30 a.m. Mondays; bring 14 dimes and two quarters. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. today, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379. The group, going on its seventh year, meets on the first Wednesday of each month. Also, members are available to sign copies of their latest book of short stories, Mosaic, from 9:30 to 11 a.m. most Tuesdays at Luigi's Restaurant, 750 S Broad St. Copies of the book, which contains 42 stories written by local authors, are available for purchase.
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.
First Hernando Republican Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Deerfield Estates Clubhouse, 15471 Atwater Drive. There will be a forum of the Attorney General candidates. Those tentatively scheduled include Pam Bondi, Holly Benson and Jeff Kottkamp. Jack Wood, (352) 666-5865. Web: hernandorepublicans.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 County Branch NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m., Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 S Brooksville Ave. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.
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, email@example.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Areas of the detachment will be closed for maintenance as follows: The lounge will be closed Sunday through Aug. 11 and will reopen at 11 a.m. Aug. 12.; the galley will be closed Sunday through Tuesday and will reopen at 4 p.m. Aug. 11, for Pasta Night. No breakfast will be served on Sunday. The steak shoot will be held on Tuesday, but lunch will not be available (soft drinks and water will be available for purchase). (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 site: 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.
Ridge Manor Property Owners' Association: Meet the Candidates Night, 7 p.m. Monday, Ridge Manor Community Center, 34240 Cortez Blvd. An expected 15-20 local candidates in the Hernando County Primary Election are expected to participate. Each candidate will be allotted five minutes to speak. An informal question and answer period will follow. Refreshments will be served. Also, the RMPOA will announce the winner of its $1,000 scholarship award. Ned or Faye Henderson, (352) 608-4078
AARP Hernando County, Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Aug. 12, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The speaker is Dr. Rachele Orsini, an audiologist, who will present "HearX, an AARP Endorsed Hearing Care Program." Nothing will be sold at this meeting. A complimentary buffet will follow the presentation. Reservations required. Bob, (352) 596-0722.
Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection: Musical Adventure Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Aug. 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature presentation will be Stephanie Barnett Sager, lyric soprano and voice instructor. The inspirational speaker is Kelly J. Stigliano from Orange Park, a mother who shares her struggles and finds unconditional love. The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Reservations needed by Thursday. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Dolores, (352) 799-3735.
Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Clubhouse, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. The crime watch needs volunteers to donate one or two hours a month. (352) 200-8895.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer Orientation Brunch, 10 a.m. Monday (for all those who joined the club in July). Upcoming classes include: Windows Movie Maker, 1 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; What's New in Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Thursday; Microsoft Word 2007, 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; OpenOffice (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Friday; eBay-Buying, 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Picasa — Import, Organize and Improve Your Photos, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Print Shop, 1 p.m. Aug. 11. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 684-7171.
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: While the club typically meets on the first Friday of the month, the August meeting date has been changed. It will be 1 p.m. Aug. 13 at Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker is David Michalicka with Florida Crime Prevention Task Force. Coffee and dessert will be served. During the meeting will be a vote on a restaurant for the following Wednesday. Annual dues are $12; membership open to anyone who has lived in Illinois at any time and their spouse. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.
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. www.kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Ken Krall, (352) 684-4064. Website: www.springhillkiwanis.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 Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Andi, (352) 666-9091; Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221. This is the local chapter of the Society of Decorative Artists.
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.
Pine Needle Club: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. The objective is to teach and find different ways to make pine needle baskets and other items. 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 are available for use. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. Annual dues are $10, which benefits the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. Andy, (352) 686-8195 or email@example.com; or Chuck, (352) 345-4764.
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.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Volunteers are needed for the following positions: day and night patrollers and dispatchers. (352) 683-5936 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Society for Creative Anachronism: 7 p.m. Aug. 12, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 13375 Cortez Blvd. The SCA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to researching and recreating the arts and skills of pre-17th Century Europe. All are welcome. Deborah, (352) 799-6318.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6139 Spring Hill Drive. There will be pizza, soda, games and prizes. The cost is $2 per pizza slice and $1 per soda. Call for reservations: Jan, (352) 686-6538, or Gladys, (727) 868-6302. The public is welcome.
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' Digital Competition and Judging and Critiquing Roundtable, 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Web: www.springhillcameraclub.org.
St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, St. Theresa Catholic Church, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. The monthly luncheon is 11:30 a.m. Aug. 24. Open to singles and couples. Annual dues are $5. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Bingo questions, call Evelyn, (352) 683-1532. Club questions, call Anita, (352) 684-5771.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Anyone interested in building model boats and ships are welcome. Jim, (352) 592-6419.
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.
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. Web: www.hernandoharmonizers.org.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events include: Bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays; also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages start at $10. Line dancing on Mondays, with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, donut 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. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $8-$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 roast beef or baked chicken, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. A full service bar is available. Tickets $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
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Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant and Bar, 6818 U.S. 19, New Port Richey. Lunch will follow the meeting. (727) 372-0528.
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 18-80 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: 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.