AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Hernando County Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. Patty Sparkman of Ackley Dental Group will discuss the importance of dental health. Lunch will be served for $6. All seniors welcome. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368, or Steve, (352) 754-9404.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Karaoke, 6 p.m. Saturday; a menu will be available. Weekly events: Karaoke with Mr. Lynn, 2 p.m. Tuesdays. Lunch, noon to 2 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays for $5. Dinner-dance, 5 p.m. Fridays, with music by Take Two. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
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.
Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge: The Clean Up Crew presents "Music Video Live" with Pab-Da-Lab, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays, 510 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (352) 410-4108.
GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Installation of 2012-14 officers and luncheon, noon May 2, Papa Joe's Italian Restaurant, 6244 Spring Lake Highway. The cost for the luncheon is $18 per person. Cherry Stettin, (352) 799-3801, or Ora Williams, (352) 799-3834.
Hernando Audubon Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Joan Berish of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Wildlife Research Laboratory will discuss saving ancient dunes, black holes and burrowing turtles. Berish is involved in revisions to Florida's gopher tortoise management plan. (352) 686-8195.
Hernando County Democratic Committee: Applications will be taken through Friday from local Democrats wishing to be a delegate for the 2012 Florida Democratic Convention; 15 candidates (seven men and eight women) will be selected to attend the Florida caucus in Tampa on June 1 and 2. Local registered Democrats can vote for the delegates for the state convention at the Hernando County Democratic Caucus from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. May 5 at the Southern Pines Condo Clubhouse, 8075 Southern Pines Drive. Judy Lee, [email protected] or (352) 397-8314.
Hernando Historic Preservation Society: 5:30 p.m. May 3, Hernando Mining Association Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Blvd. After the business meeting, Nina Mattei of Crystal River Boat Builders, which builds replicas of boats that traditionally sailed the waters of the Gulf of Mexico, will speak. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or [email protected]
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 protected] or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Weekly events: Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; first card is $8. Pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; $6.50 per person. Wing night, 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; $8 per person. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; $5.50 per person. (352) 597-7979.
Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Brooksville Regional Hospital Enrichment Center, Suite 120, Medical Arts Building, 17222 Hospital Blvd. Members learn communications skills by following a series of 10 self-paced speaking assignments designed to instill a basic foundation in public speaking. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. brooksvillerotary.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Karaoke, 7 p.m. Saturdays. Wheel game and food, 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.
Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership not required. Contact Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Breakfast, 9 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Includes eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, toast, biscuits, gravy, French toast, blueberry pancakes, coffee, tea and orange juice; $7. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter 5445: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Texas Roadhouse, 12935 Cortez Blvd. There will be a speaker about victims' rights. Another meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. May 2 at IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. A speaker will discuss "Senior Cardio Basics." The cost for lunch at each meeting is $8. Reservations are required. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.
Carolina Club: 5:30 p.m. Monday, Pit Boss Bar-B-Que, 2270 Commercial Way. New members welcome. Patti, (352) 428-0084.
H2U Partner's Club: Friendly Four band, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). (352) 597-6383.
Hernando Computer Club: Membership Committee meeting, 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include: iPad Workshop, 10 a.m. Thursday; Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa, 1 p.m. Thursday; Family Tree Maker Genealogy Workshop, 7 p.m. Thursday; PC Maintenance and Security, 10 a.m. Friday; Website Construction with SiteSpinner, 1 p.m. Friday; Gadget Workshop (iPads, Smart Phones, digital cameras, etc.), 1 p.m. Monday; Advanced Uses of Excel, 7 p.m. Monday; Windows Movie Maker 2.6, 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. hcc.org.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 6:30 to 8:30 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 4-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Norma, (352) 540-9192.
Hernando Quilters' Guild: 10 a.m. Thursday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. All quilters welcome, from beginners to advanced. Carol Aldridge, (352) 686-0774.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way. The meal will be ordered from the menu. Scott, (352) 346-2515. kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. springhillkiwanis.org.
Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Weekly: Dinner dance, 4:30 to 6 p.m. Fridays. Dinner is served, followed by dance music from 6 to 9 p.m. The cost is $10 (includes tax and tip); servicemen and -women on active duty are admitted free when accompanied by a paying guest. Dinner choices include baked fish, fried fish, baked chicken, fried shrimp or the special of the day. (352) 683-1227.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m., Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Games for all levels of players are offered, as well as lessons for beginning to advanced players. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or [email protected] Web: daily-recap.com.
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. May 8, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A doctor from Oak Hill Hospital will speak about back and spine problems. The meal entree choice is chicken Parmesan with pasta and vegetable, or baked manicotti with vegetable; meals include a garden salad and dessert. $12.50 per person (note entree choices on check). Reservations required by Tuesday; no payments will be accepted at the door. Mail checks to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. For members, call James Cahill, (352) 593-4325. For trips, call Jerry Hite, (352) 592-1293.
Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Bring chess set; club sets are available for use. All levels welcome. Visitors welcome. The club will host a program for school-age children to learn and play chess from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Sets and clocks will be provided. J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Jim Hansen, (352) 596-1415.
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, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
Senior Singles Dance: 7 to 11 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Domino Club, 15120 County Line Road. Free dance lessons from 7 to 8 p.m. Admission is $5. Sheila, (352) 293-4009.
Spring Hill Art League: Bus trip to the Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Saturday. The cost is $35 per person, which includes the bus ride, driver's tip and entrance to the museum. Lunch is on your own on the museum grounds. The bus will leave at 8:30 a.m. and return at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to Isabelle, (352) 683-5452.
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus Council 13209: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Open to all Knights with a current membership card. (352) 686-9767.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include: steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays. Line dance lessons with Terri and Mel, 7 p.m. Thursdays. Fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays. Pancake breakfast, 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays for $4, which includes two sausage links; a la carte items available. Musical entertainment, 7 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays. (352) 796-0398.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road. All-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner, 4 to 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays; $6. Includes salad, roll and coffee or ice tea. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.
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 and a local chapter of the international Barbershop Harmony Society. New singers of all ages wanted. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.
Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way (Weeki Wachee Village). This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.
Weeki Wachee Area Club: Bingo, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.
Nature Coast Disc Golf Club: Handicap round of 19 holes of disc golf, 10 a.m. Sundays (sharp), Floral Park, 9530 S Parkside Ave., off U.S. 41. Buz Ryalls-Clephane, (352) 584-5078, or Brandi Laudermilch, (352) 263-4475.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Weekly events: Bingo, doors open at 2 p.m., games at 3:30 p.m. Sundays; also doors open at 8:30 a.m. and games start at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Intermediate line dancing, 10 to 11 a.m. Mondays for $3. Basic line dance steps, 11 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays for $2. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3.50. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $7.50-$9. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 9 p.m.; prices vary $9-$12 (reservations required by Thursday). (727) 863-2520.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Filipino-American Social Club: Victorian Tea Party charity fundraiser, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Waters Edge Club House, 9019 Creedmoor Lane. Includes a buffet of assorted English-style finger foods and pastries, and a variety of hot and cold teas. Dance music will be provided. Women are encouraged to wear Victorian hats, feather and flowered hats, vintage dresses, etc. Men are encouraged to wear vintage clothing or shirt and tie. There will be a Victorian fashion show by the pool, with prizes awarded. Tickets are $20 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Children are welcome and may use the pool facilities, basketball court and pool table. (352) 683-9423, (727) 869-4390 or (813) 817-1905.
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 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.