Make us your home page

Today’s top headlines delivered to you daily.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Hernando County club news, Aug. 29 and beyond



Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. "Little Miss Dynamite" Karen Kallin entertains Thursday. Doors open at 5 p.m., with food from 6 to 9 p.m. and dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. A variety of menu items will be available, with prices from $6 to $17. A Labor Day Party with Lil Deuce Coupe, 2 to 6 p.m. will be Monday. The menu includes hot dogs, hamburgers, rolls, baked beans, macaroni salad, coffee and tea. Tickets are $10 in advance and $11 at the door. Weekly events are lunch, noon to 2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays and noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays with prices $3.50 to $5.50; dinner-dance Fridays with dinner from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and dancing to music by Take Two with dancing only $6 and dinners $11.60 to $13.65. Dinner is also available in the lounge, from $8.60 to $10.65, where singer-guitarist Rod Sillars entertains. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Horseshoe Club: 9 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane (next to the racquetball court and softball field). New, backyard and experienced players welcome. Horseshoes available for loan. There is no cost. Richard Watson, (352) 584-4102 or

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Potluck luncheon at noon and meeting at 1 p.m. Sept. 5, 131 S Main St. Those who bring a dish pay $3; without a dish it is $6. Dessert will be provided. (352) 799-3801.

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

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen restaurant, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Email John Ehlenbeck, or call toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Labor Day Bash, 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Food includes sausage and peppers, meatball subs, various salads and dessert, served 3 to 4 p.m. There will be games and prizes, and music throughout the day. Tickets are $10. Weekly events: Pot roast meal, 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays for $3.75. Steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; first card is $8. Mussels available 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays for $8.50; chowder for $5.50. Baby back ribs and pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; ribs $8 and pasta $7. Wing night, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; $5.50 for 10 wings. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; $9 per person. Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; $5.50 per person. Lunch, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays, except Fridays, when it is from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (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. Contact Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or tlweaver@

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Call Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Visit

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday. $6. Weekly: 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

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership is open; boat ownership is not required. Contact Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068.

Spring Hill

Brooksville/Spring Hill Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. All women welcome. The special feature will be Kim Garcia, personal trainer and owner of Garcia Institute for Modern Excellence. The speaker will be Jan Tombow of Clearwater, who will discuss her book Stolen But Not Lost. The menu will include chicken divan with wild rice and vegetables with lemon layer cake for dessert. The cost is $14.50. Reservations required by Sept. 6; cancellations by Sept. 9. RSVP to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Tammy, (727) 768-7735.

H2U Partner's Club: Buddy's Blue Grass Band, 10:30 a.m. Friday, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. (352) 597-6383.

Hernando Computer Club: The club offers a new membership benefit. Once a month, three hours are set aside when members can bring a project to the club that will be done by instructors. Projects can be anything from transferring VHS tapes to DVDs or moving photos from a camera to PC to burning music CDs or Web design. The cost is $2 per project. The first day will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 14. For members only. Appointments must be scheduled. Call (352) 684-7171. Upcoming classes include: Linux, the Free Alternative to Windows, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 8), 7 p.m. Thursday; Convert Records and Cassettes to Music CDs, 1 p.m. Friday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 1 of 4), 10 a.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. Classes are $2 each for members only. (352) 684-7171. Visit

Hernando County Democratic Club: Candidate forum and spaghetti dinner, 6 p.m. Saturday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. (352) 587-2397. Visit hernando

Hernando County Green Party: Green Screens presentation of Fools on the Hill, 2 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The Jed Rigney documentary follows Jerrol LeBaron, who is on a quest to make lawmakers do their job — read the bills they are passing. There is no cost to attend; anyone interested is welcome. (352) 666-7576.

Hernando County La Sertoma Club: 11 a.m. Sept. 10, Guido's Restaurant, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. Guests welcome. The group is dedicated to youth service recognition and fundraising for scholarships for needy and deserving college students, as well as holiday events for special needs children, specifically at Moton Elementary School. Call Laverne, (352) 796-4657.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. This women's a cappella chorus sings contemporary and traditional songs in four-part harmony. New members, spectators welcome. Call Norma, (352) 540-9192.

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

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6 p.m., followed by dancing from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays. Various dinner choices available. Dinner and dancing, $10 (includes tax and tip); dancing only, $3. Bingo, 12:30 p.m. Sundays, 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Lunch and sandwiches available. (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.

Latinos Unidos Social Club: International Latin Night, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sept. 8, 1258 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner will be Latin cuisine from different countries. Music provided by DJ H.R. Admission is $10 for men and $5 for women. (352) 556-2294 or (813) 719-0759.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays 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. Call Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221. Visit

Nature Coast Telecom Pioneers: Welcome back meeting, 1 p.m. Sept. 5, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. Bring used stamps, community service hours, can tabs and other collected items. Membership is open to anyone interested in community service. Call Bonnie (352) 592-9856.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. Sept. 6, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10407 Spring Hill Drive. After dinner, there will be entertainment by the Shazadi belly dance troupe. Call Carolyn for tickets, (352) 684-6979. Members bowl at 11 a.m. Mondays at Spring Hill Lanes. Contact Marge, (352) 686-8015.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. Sept. 11, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. A local choral group will entertain. The dinner entree choice will be stuffed cabbage rolls with tomato sauce or chicken divan with wild rice and vegetables. Meals include salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person; entree choice(s) must be noted on the check. Reservations required by Tuesday. Payment cannot be made at the door. Mail to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. RSVP to Beverly, (352) 683-4731. Membership is open to former residents and spouses. For membership, call James Cahill, (352) 593-4325.

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. Sets and clocks available to purchase. All levels welcome. The club has a free chess library. Annual dues are $10, which benefit the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. Call J.C., (352) 678-6987, or Andy, (352) 686-8195.

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. Call Robin, (352) 797-4645. Visit

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. Call Sheila, (352) 293-4009.

Saturday AM Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Women's brunch, 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 8, Family Restaurant conference center at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Becky Burgue from New Tampa will speak and show pictures from the past and possibilities for the future. Reservations required by Sept. 6. RSVP to Mary, (352) 593-4292, or Norma, (352) 686-6905.

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. A Labor Day picnic will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Weekly events: Dinner, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays. Bingo, 7 p.m. Thursdays. (352) 686-6555. Visit

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events: 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. Fish fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. Steak shoot, 2 to 4 p.m. Sundays. (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 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, in Weeki Wachee Village. This group is for singles 50 and older. Call Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Nature Coast Festival Singers: Rehearsals, 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus will be rehearsing for its Christmas concerts. Call Liesl, (352) 848-4484, or Jeanmarie, (352) 556-8549.

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

Citrus County


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. Call Buz Ryalls-Clephane, (352) 584-5078, or Brandi Laudermilch, (352) 263-4475.

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Buffet dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. The cost is $12, which includes a variety of entrees, sides and desserts. The Ivory Keys will entertain. Labor Day barbecue, Monday. Music by Jim & Jim starts at 3 p.m. Food, served at 4 p.m., includes pulled pork, potato salad, corn on the cob, baked beans and coffee. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. The lodge is also selling tickets for the Tampa Bay Rays vs. Texas Rangers game for Sept. 9. The cost is $44, which includes a round-trip bus ride to the game, baseline box tickets and a food voucher. The bus leaves at 11:30 a.m. A portion of each ticket will benefit the Elks Harry/Anna Trust Fund, which supports numerous charities. (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: Labor Day dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is pot roast or chicken parmesan, served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $12 for members and $14 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 (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.

Hernando County club news, Aug. 29 and beyond 08/28/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:05pm]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

  1. NFL commissioner calls Trump remarks on national anthem 'divisive'


    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — The commissioner of the National Football League says President Donald Trump's comments about players who kneel during the national anthem are "divisive" and show an "unfortunate …

    President Donald Trump walks off the stage after he speaks at campaign rally in support of Sen. Luther Strange, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Ala. [Associated Press]
  2. Forecast: Tampa Bay's first fall weekend brings scattered showers


    It may officially be fall, but Tampa Bay won't have any cooler temperatures this weekend.

    Tampa Bay's 7 day forecast. [WTSP]
  3. Romano: The choice does not have to be poverty or gentrification

    Local Government

    The memories must be protected. The music and the lore, too.

    The owner of Sylvia's Queen of Soul Food is refusing to give the city information on the restaurant's sales as required by his contract to occupy the city-owned Manhattan Casino. The information is needed to calculate whether the nonprofit Urban Development Solutions, headed by Larry Newsome, owes the city more than the $3,000 monthly base rent.
  4. Tests show North Korea earthquake not caused by nuclear test


    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's weather agency said a magnitude 3.2 earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday close to where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural.

    People watch a TV news program reporting North Korea's earthquake, at Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017. South Korea's weather agency said an earthquake was detected in North Korea on Saturday around where the country recently conducted a nuclear test, but it assessed the quake as natural. The signs read " The weather agency said a magnitude 3.0 earthquake was detected in North Korea." [Associated Press]
  5. New earthquake, magnitude 6.1, shakes jittery Mexico


    MEXICO CITY — A strong new earthquake shook Mexico on Saturday, causing new alarm in a country reeling from two still-more-powerful quakes this month that have killed nearly 400 people.

    Locals play pool at a venue in Mexico City's La Condesa neighborhood, Friday, Sept. 22, 2017, four days after the 7.1 earthquake. The upscale Mexico City neighborhood was one of the hardest hit, with more than a half-dozen collapsed buildings in the immediate vicinity. The few Condesa residents who ventured out Friday night said they were anxious for relief from an anguishing week. [Associated Press]