Friday, January 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando County club meetings and events

Brooksville

Brookridge Line Dance Club: 8150 Hampton St. Beginner lessons from 9 to 10 a.m. and high beginner lessons from 10:15 to 11:15 a.m. Thursdays; $2 per lesson. Low intermediate and intermediate instruction, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesdays; $4 per lesson. Classes are open to both Brookridge residents and nonresidents. Norma, (352) 397-6088.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Country-western dinner-dance, Saturday. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Music provided by D.C. Country Music. $15 for dinner and dancing; $5 for dancing only. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit elks2582.com.

Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 10 a.m. Friday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Professional genealogist Debbe Hagner will present a program on German research. Genealogy help will be offered before the meeting at 9 a.m. Visitors welcome. Bunny Ryczek, (352) 247-6895.

German-American Club of Spring Hill: Inaugural ball for installation of the 2014 board of directors, Friday, Hernando County Shrine Hall, 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Doors open at 4 p.m., hors d'oeuvres from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. and dancing from 6 to 10 p.m. Music provided by Manni Daum. Guests may bring their own beverages. Formal to semiformal attire required. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are $11 for members, $14 for guests. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. today, 131 S Main St. The program will include arts and crafts by club members, which will be judged at the meeting. The first-place winner will go to district competition. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801.

Hernando Audubon Society: Trip to Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge on the Atlantic coast will be Friday. This trip is mostly driving, with stops for bird viewing. Advance registration required; contact Eileen Riccio, [email protected] or (352) 613-5289. A trip to the Weekiwachee Preserve, meeting at Sparrow Drive, will be on Saturday. Those participating will help flush sparrows into mist nets for banding. To sign up, contact Marianne Korosy at [email protected]

Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Paul Douglas, [email protected] or (352) 428-0477.

Hernando County Kennel Club: Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays at Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. $10 per class. Carole, (352) 666-1932.

Home Circle of Hernando: Homeschool support group, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Community Bible Church, 5041 Griffin Road. At 6 p.m., there will be orientation for new or prospective homeschoolers. Elizabeth Witherell, [email protected] Web: homeschool-life.com/fl/home circleofhernando.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen Restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Friday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Angela Welsh of The Life Center will speak. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. Web: kiwanisofthebrooksvilleridge.com.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at mcl708.org. (352) 597-7979.

Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Bayfront Health Brooksville Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club, 23446 Links Drive. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Dom Fickeria, (352) 200-7822. hbyachtclub.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fish night, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Fish, $6; shrimp, $7; combo, $8. Steak shoot, 1 p.m. Jan. 22; $8 per card. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: "State of the Club" annual meeting, 11:30 a.m. Jan. 23, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Jeff Livingston will speak. RSVP to (352) 666-5483.

American Sewing Guild, Spring Hill Group: 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 22, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Open to all skill levels. Members can help those new to sewing, as well as those wishing to return to the hobby. Chris, (352) 556-3101 or [email protected]

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Iris Kleintop will speak on "Rosie the Riveter." Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Help with genealogy is available. Suzy, (352) 799-6249.

GFWC Spring Hill Service League: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Boys and Girls Club of Hernando County, 5404 Applegate Drive. Laura Hamilton from Bridging Freedom will discuss human trafficking. Guests welcome. Linda Brown, (352) 683-6842.

Hernando Computer Club: Expo, 5 to 8 p.m. Monday. There will be demonstrations on the classes offered through the club. Visitors may speak with instructors, and there will be several outside computer-related vendors. Introduction to Computers with Windows 7, 1 p.m. Thursday; this is the first of eight classes. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For the full class schedule visit hcc.org or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This is a women's a cappella chorus that sings contemporary and traditional songs in four-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. (352) 540-9192 or (352) 799-0548.

Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, second floor, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Visitors welcome. Judy, (352) 592-4814.

Hernando Youth Orchestra: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, DaySpring Church, 6000 Mariner Blvd. Aspiring wind and string musicians ages 6 to 18 are welcome. John St. John, (352) 544-8105 or [email protected]

John Brown Woodcarvers: 9:30 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. (352) 666-6857.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. springhillkiwanis.org.

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). For singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Social game (not duplicate), 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. $6; free refreshments. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. All games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected], or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.

New Jersey Club: 1 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Pizza and brew will be served to those who purchased tickets. Members are reminded to bring nonperishable food donations. Annual dues are $15, which must be paid on or before the February meeting. Voting for the new officers and board of directors will be held. Guests welcome. Upcoming event: Guys and Dolls at the Show Palace in Hudson on Sunday. Tickets are $45. Call Annette, (352) 683-8752.

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. Free weekly yoga classes begin today, 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays. Led by Miriam Walker. All ages welcome. For the full weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Includes a speaker, orchid raffle, orchid sales, a members show table and complimentary refreshments. Guests welcome. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.

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: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Robin, (352) 797-4645.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner/business meeting, 5:30 p.m. Jan. 23, St. Theresa Catholic Church, 1107 Commercial Way. Laura, (352) 684-7460, or Rose, (352) 600-9872.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Installation of officers, 2 p.m. Sunday, Regency Oaks Civic Association Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. Members are to bring open-face sandwiches. The public is welcome. Elsie, (352) 666-2220, or Randi, (352) 796-7016.

Spring Hill Art League: "Pastel Magic" demonstration by Kathy Detrano, 7 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Free. Detrano will provide a workshop Jan. 24 and 25. The cost is $40 for Friday (includes supplies) and $30 for Saturday. Call Jana Withers for details, (727) 271-2787. The following artists are displaying their works during January and February: Jacque Coffee at the West Hernando/S.T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave.; Mary Davis at Leslie's Bistro, 3306 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. For weekly events call (352) 686-5666. Web: lodge521.moosepages.org.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Time Machine will entertain at 7 p.m. Friday. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road For weekly events, call (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee

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. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.

Michigan Club: 12:30 p.m. today, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Meet for supper, 4 p.m. Friday, Wellington at Seven Hills Clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., Spring Hill.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Quarter bingo games, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.

Citrus County

INVERNESS

Citrus Model Railroad Club: The club has railroad layouts set up with HO, N and G scale model railroading. Viewing is open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Otto Allen Building, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave. Free, but donations are appreciated. New members welcome. Send email to [email protected] Web: citrusmodelrrclub.org.

Pasco County

Hudson

Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dinner choice is stuffed shells or baked chicken. $11 for members and $13 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 email [email protected] (put the club's name in email 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.

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