Monday, February 19, 2018
News Roundup

Hernando County club meetings and events



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. National Elks Association 146th birthday celebration, 6 to 7:30 p.m. today. Menu: fish and chips. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit

Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 10 a.m. Friday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Wesley Brockway will present a program about his ancestors and the Mexican Revolution. Help with genealogy will be offered at 9 a.m. Visitors welcome. Bunny Ryczek, (352) 247-6895.

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.

Hernando County Shrine Club: 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Brunch buffet, 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday. Includes eggs cooked to order, pancakes, sausage, bacon, potatoes, sausage gravy and biscuits, chicken, meatloaf, mashed potatoes, vegetables, orange juice, coffee, and tea. Tickets are $8, $6 for ages 5 to 11 and free for ages 4 and younger. Larry, (352) 238-3806, or Jerry, (352) 610-4124.

Hernando Educators Employees-Retired: 5 p.m. today, Hernando County School District office, 74 Oakwood St.

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. Speaker Richie Sanvenero will discuss the Kiwanis Foundation. Sonya Jackson, (352) 797-7000. Web:

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. For the weekly schedule, visit the website at (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]

Old Hernando History Roundtable: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. After lunch, there will be a program about the old Centralia community, presented by Douglas Brainard. Visitors welcome. Annual membership is $10 per couple. Roger Landers, (352) 848-0505, or Sid Taylor, (352) 344-4705.

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

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. Boat ownership is not required. Aaron Nangle, (727) 916-0001.

Coast Guard Auxiliary, Flotilla 15-8: 4340 Calienta St. Recreational boating safety is the main priority of this all-volunteer, uniformed branch of the Coast Guard. Call Mike Bollinger for auxiliary information, (813) 260-0655. For a free vessel check, call John Fahey, (352) 596-2823. Web:

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fish night, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Men's Auxiliary breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Gary LeBlanc, author and Alzheimer's caregiver. He will discuss his Purple Angel dementia awareness program. All seniors welcome. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.

AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Fletcher Music Center, 13176 Cortez Blvd.; lunch will be provided. Reservations required. RSVP to (352) 666-5483.

Accordion Adventure: 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Celebrate the Valentine season with love songs from the 1950s and '60s. All types of musicians welcome. $2 cover. Coffee and cake served. Guests may bring their own snacks. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.

American Sewing Guild, Spring Hill Chapter: 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 26, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. All are welcome. Chris, (352) 556-3101.

Brotherhood Lodge 365: Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call for the meeting location. All Masons with a current dues card are invited. Visiting Masons welcome. Don Hixon, (352) 656-4778.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The winners of the American history contest will give their reports. Membership is open to women ages 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The chapter can help with genealogy. Suzy, (352) 799-6249.

Hernando Computer Club: Membership committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule, visit or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites Chorus: 6:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This women's a cappella chorus is a member of Harmony, Inc., and sings in four-part harmony, including doo wop, show tunes and old favorites. Women of all ages, including students 12 and older, are invited to join the chorus. (352) 540-9192 or (352) 584-0636.

Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Artist Nancy Fisher will demonstrate painting on glass. Fisher is known for her roses, pansies and orchids on porcelain and glass lamps. There will also be a show-and-tell by members. 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 State College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Debbie Koenig, (352) 585-1659. Website:

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

Lois Club, Spring Hill Chapter: Annual luncheon, noon March 11, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone with the name of Lois is invited. Those attending are asked to bring a wrapped gift, valued up to $5, for a gift exchange game. Call for reservations. Lois Vega, (352) 796-1201 or [email protected], or Lois Gail, (407) 891-0781 or [email protected]

Monday Night Singles: 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Monti McGill's Irish Pub, 2396 Commercial Way. For singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Open games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. 0-199 points games, 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays , and also 0-20 games at 12:30 p.m. Thursdays). Beginner class, 11 a.m. Thursdays. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. Games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Gary, (727) 215-7651, or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524. Web:

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 10:30 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. today, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Officers and the board of directors will be installed at the dinner. Tickets for the dinner had to be bought in advance. Members are reminded to bring a nonperishable food item. A trip to Biloxi, Miss., leaves March 16; call Annette for details, (352) 683-8752.

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Pennsylvania Club: 10:30 a.m. March 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This will be the annual auction and bake sale to help raise money for the club. Members are asked to donate to either the auction or bake sale. Members may bring guests. All are encouraged to wear green for St. Patrick's Day. The dinner choice is corned beef and cabbage or Swai Basa Bostonian (fish). The cost is $14.50 per person; entree choice(s) should be noted on the check. Reservations are required by March 4. Send payment to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments at the door. RSVP to Lin at (352) 688-7788. Annual dues are $10; for club membership, call Sandy, (352) 544-0737. Call Barb for upcoming trips, (201) 341-8777.

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.

Spring Hill Camera Club: Competition night, 7 p.m. Monday, Brooksville Enrichment Center at Bayfront Health Brooksville, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. (352) 597-4549.

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

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Mardi Gras celebration, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday. Includes snacks, beads and masks and a costume contest. $10. 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

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

Michigan Club: 12:30 to 3 p.m. today, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Meet for dinner at 4 p.m. Friday at Olive Garden, 9690 U.S. 19, Port Richey. Barb or Dave Selbach, (352) 592-9663.

Citrus County


Sunshine State Romance Authors: "Crafting a Novel Boot Camp" writing workshop, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Hampton Inn, 1103 N Suncoast Blvd. The seminar will include handouts and worksheets covering plotting, motivation, conflict, settings and character development applicable to all genres. Led by Loretta C. Rogers, a bestselling and award-winning author of 13 novels. The cost is $35 for members, $45 for nonmembers. The cost includes a box lunch, beverage and dessert. Seating is limited; call to register. (352) 726-0162.


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:

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. A traditional Polish dinner will be served (baked chicken alternative available with reservation). Music provided by Happy Music by Jeanne. $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. An afternoon of lunch and entertainment is planned for Feb. 26. Doors open at 12:10 p.m., a spaghetti and meatball lunch will be served at 1 p.m. and entertainment by Carole (keyboard, autoharp and guitar) will be from from 2 to 4 p.m. Tickets are $10. 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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