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Hernando County club news beginning July 13

Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Partner’s Club at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Bill Nunez will speak on orchid breeding and flasking. Complimentary refreshments served. Guests welcome. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.

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Orchid Lovers Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Partner’s Club at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Spring Hill. Bill Nunez will speak on orchid breeding and flasking. Complimentary refreshments served. Guests welcome. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.

Brooksville

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Fajita night, 6 p.m. Saturday. Buy a dinner for $8, get the second one free; a nacho platter is also available for $4. There will be karaoke with Kevin Moglia. Breakfast, 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday. A varied menu is offered, with prices from $4.25 to $5.75. 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.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: Breakfast meeting, 7:15 a.m. Fridays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. The third anniversary celebration meeting will be July 29; members are encouraged to bring a friend for a free breakfast. Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis will speak. Reservations are required for the July 29 meeting. Call John Ehlenbeck, (352) 592-9435; Rich Linkul, (352) 232-4580; Dave Mickelson, (352) 686-4808; Amy Gillis, (352) 544-7927, or Bobby King, (352) 796-0229.

Klassic Kountry Kloggers: Noon Wednesdays, Hernando Council 1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. For experienced cloggers. $2 a week. The group performs at festivals, charity events, nursing and assisted living homes, private parties and club socials. Marcy Male, (352) 382-0932.

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 tlweaver@wilsontechgroup.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. (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 not required. Call Fleet Capt. Bob Chandler, (352) 799-6068. hbyachtclub.com.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Fish night, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fried or baked fish dinner is $5.50, shrimp dinner is $6.50, and fish/shrimp dinner is $7.50. Meals include a salad bar and french fried potatoes. Adult beverages purchased separately. (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County West Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Friday, Spring Hill Diner, 7385 Spring Hill Drive. The topic is "Final Arrangements, What You Need to Know," presented by Grace Memorial Gardens in Hudson. A complimentary meal will be served, courtesy of Grace Memorial Gardens. Nothing will be sold at this meeting. Another meeting will be at noon July 20 (arrive at noon), at Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville. The topic is "Medicare Fraud." Seating is limited for both meetings. Reservations a must. Bob Williams, (352) 596-0722.

Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker is Brooke Donnelly, who, after a life of sin and bondage, is now serving the Lord in prison ministry. The cost for breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Developing Dynamic Relationships: 11:30 a.m. July 21, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. This is a network group that is open to all. Meetings are on the third Thursday of each month. RSVP to (727) 482-2891.

Genealogy Interest Group: 10 a.m. today, West Hernando/Staffordene T. Foggia Branch Library, 6335 Blackbird Ave. Kathleen Marsh, (352) 796-1623.

Hernando Computer Club: Sunbird Auction, 6 p.m. Tuesday, in the fellowship hall at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. There will be more than 100 merchant certificates to win, such as free buffet dinners, oil changes and hair cuts, as well as one-on-one computer classes (tutoring). The cost is $12, which includes dinner and 20 auction tickets. Upcoming classes include: Webinar on Picasa, a free program to work with photos, at 10 a.m. today (online class only); Genealogy — Family Tree Maker, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Windows Live Essentials 2011 (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 2 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Ebay Buying and Selling, 10 a.m. Friday; Video Project Adeas and Basic Execution, 1 p.m. Friday; Computerized Sewing Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Card Making with Print Ship, 10 a.m. Tuesday; and Getting Started with Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 7 p.m. Tuesday. The club now offers one-to-one tutoring. The cost is $10 for a session up to two hours. Call the club at the number below to request scheduling an appointment. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 p.m. Mondays, Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive. Women of all ages are invited to join and receive free group music lessons, learn correct breathing and vowel pronunciation, and learn how to sing contemporary and traditional songs in barbershop-style. Students interested in learning this form of singing a cappella, four-part harmony, are welcome. Those interested are welcome to sing with the group or just observe. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

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: Open games for all skill levels, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m.; bidding, play of the hand and review, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesdays; review of Standard American bidding, 11 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. On Thursdays, EasyBridge games are played from 11 a.m. to noon with a box lunch from noon to 12:30 p.m. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Beverly Tillberry, (352) 556-3892; or Annabelle Hills, (352) 597-5221 or hillsja@gate.net.

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. July 20, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Members can bring their own lunch and an old picture of themselves. Bingo will be played. Also, bring a nonperishable food donation. Members will go see Little Shop of Horrors at the Show Palace on Sunday; tickets are $43. Membership is open to all residents and former residents. Guests are welcome. Mary, (352) 666-0533.

Oak Hill Hospital's Partner's Club: The club is now joining forces with HCA's national H2U program to become a national senior center with additional benefits. Existing members may upgrade their membership for dual membership for $20; those who upgrade or join by July 31 will receive an Oak Hill Hospital beach towel. Upcoming event: ice cream social, noon July 22. There will be a speaker from Silver Sneakers Inc. The club offers daily games and activities such as Scrabble, Dominoes, pinochle, mah-jong, painting, yoga, line dancing, rug hooking and movies. The club is in the building behind Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Richard Linkul, (352) 597-6383 or richard.linkul@hcahealthcare.com. Web: oakhillhospital.com.

Spring Hill Telephone Pioneers (Telcom Pioneers): General membership meeting, 10:30 a.m. Monday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Members are reminded to bring soda cans, can tabs and stamps. New members welcome. Jerry Abenante, (352) 688-5825, or Bob Muehlbauer, (352) 686-6962.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: Entertainment with the Dukes, 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. The post now has new canteen hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays; noon to midnight Fridays; and noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays. (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, 2-4 p.m. Sundays. (727) 856-1860.

Wisconsin Club of Hernando County: Social night, 4 p.m. July 20, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. Membership is open to those who have lived in Wisconsin and their spouses. Annual dues are $10 per person. Carolee, (352) 666-2974.

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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. E-mail: bassharmonysingr@aol.com. hernandoharmonizers.org.

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.

Pasco County

Hudson

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Steak night, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday. Includes New York strip steak, baked potato, vegetable, salad, coffee and dessert for $11. Music provided by Jim and Jim. Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Sunday. A pancake breakfast is $2; other menu items available. Bottomless coffee is $1. (727) 863-2520.

Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner served 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music By Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets $11 for members, $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 e-mail pday@sptimes.com (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.

Hernando County club news beginning July 13 07/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, July 12, 2011 8:59pm]
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