Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 6 p.m. July 18, Lykes Memorial Library, 239 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey, by Jill Bolte Taylor. In 1996, at age 37, Taylor suffered a stroke. The book chronicles the Harvard-trained brain scientist's journey from debilitating stroke to full recovery. New members are welcome. No registration is required, but copies of the book are limited at the library. (352) 754-4043.
Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Weekly events: bingo, 4:30-10 p.m. Thursdays; food available. Pizza and wings, in the lounge, 6 p.m. Thursdays. Dinner dance, 5 p.m. Fridays; dinner choice is half a baked chicken, country fried steak, fried Alaska pollock, fried shrimp and a weekly special; the cost is $10 plus tax; music provided by Take Two. For members and their guests. (352) 596-2582.
Brooksville Writers' Group: 7 p.m. today, at Don Kafrissen's home. Call for directions, (352) 796-4379.
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.
Florida Native Plant Society, Hernando Chapter: Florida Native Plant Garden Party, 7 p.m. Monday, American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. The party will allow members to share experiences using native plants and offer suggestions for which plants work best in certain places. There will be slideshows of plants and their placements. Some of the plants discussed will be available for purchase. Refreshments will be served. Miki, (352) 799-4839, or Brooke, (352) 583-5085. E-mail to email@example.com. Web: hcfnps.org.
Historic Hernando Preservation Society/Hernando Past: 5:30 p.m. today, council chambers, Brooksville City Hall, 201 Howell Ave. Following the regular business meeting will be speakers Dave and Amy Miesch, who built their home on top of the Seminole town of Chocachatti, which is on Hope Hill Road in Brooksville. Jan Knowles, (352) 279-5182 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month; the public is welcome.
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, john.ehlenbeck@bankof america.com or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.
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 English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. (rain or shine). Ralph Decker, (352) 796-6984.
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@example.com.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891. Web: brooksvillerotary.org.
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 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.
Hernando County Fishing Club: 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The club typically meets on the first Saturday of every month, but will meet a week later due to the Fourth of July holiday. The group arranges fresh and salt water fishing trips at discounted prices, group outings at fishing piers and other facilities, seminars on fishing techniques and other events. Rich, (352) 796-7711 (firstname.lastname@example.org), or Rick, (352) 345-4390 (email@example.com). Web: hernandocountyfishingclub.org.
Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: Noon Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. There will be a presentation on "The Affordable Care Act and Education." New members welcome. Helen Villfane, (352) 688-3392.
Fantasy African Violet Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hill Hospital Partner's Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind the hospital). Refreshments and a social will precede the meeting at 12:30 p.m. Guests welcome. (352) 398-1679.
Forest Oaks Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Club House, 8125 Forest Villas Circle. (352) 200-8895.
Hernando Computer Club: Newcomer orientation brunch, 10 a.m. Monday. For newcomers only; RSVP to (352) 686-0750. Upcoming classes include How to Use a Digital Camera, 1 p.m. today; Build a Free Web Page in One Hour webinar, 7 p.m. today (this is an online class only); Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 8), 10 a.m. Thursday; Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa, 1 p.m. Thursday; Windows 7 After the Basics (class 1 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; PowerPoint for Fun, 1 p.m. Friday; Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements Advanced Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Photoshop Elements Advanced (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; and Getting Started with Your Computer (class 2 of 2), 1 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Philippine American Association: "Fiesta in Hernando County," 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday, SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Tickets are $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers, $10 for ages 6-16, free for ages 5 and younger. Aurora, (352) 848-1031; Cobbie, (352) 666-5381; Giezel, (352) 397-9730 or Fred, (352) 442-4244.
Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 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. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.
Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Web: kiwanisnaturecoast.org.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Dennis McKenna, (352) 584-7023. Website: springhillkiwanis.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 678-6947, 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: 1 p.m. Fridays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web: shcrotary.org.
SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Volunteer dispatchers and patrollers needed. (352) 683-5936 or email@example.com.
Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Monthly social, 5 p.m. today, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. Camille, (352) 684-2788.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Fourth of July indoor lodge picnic, 6:30 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There wille will be games, hot dogs, salads, baked beans and dessert. The cost is $7; children 12 and younger are free. The public is welcome. RSVP to Jan, (352) 686-6538, or Gladys, (727) 868-6302. For information on the Sons of Norway, call Elsie, (352) 666-2220, or Nellie, (727) 846-1584.
St. Frances Cabrini Knights of Columbus 4th Degree Assembly 3022: Business meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. All Fourth Degree members of the Knights of Columbus who possess a current membership card are welcome. Those wishing to transfer their membership to the assembly are welcome. (352) 686-9767.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. Weekly events include Karaoke with Rusty, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesdays; steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays; fish fry, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays; live entertainment, 8 to 11 p.m. Fridays; barbecue, 6 to 8 p.m Saturdays; and karaoke with Janet, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. (352) 796-0398.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. today, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Four entree choices are available for $17.99 each. The program will be a travel log by noted Sarasota flyfisher and FFF Florida Council Board Member Ron Whiteley. He will present photos and relate his experiences of a recent month-long fly-fishing trip to New Zealand. Guests and visitors welcome. Free fly-tying classes are ongoing for members; space is available. Roger Maler, (352) 293-3322 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers Association: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizen Center, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan trail. All those interested in woodcarving or related activities (painting, burning, mounting, etc.) are welcome. Guests and new members of all ages welcome. Annual dues are $15, which includes a monthly newsletter. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.
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: email@example.com. Web: 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.
Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D. An updated crime report will be presented by Deputy Steve Sikalos to review crime prevention activities in the Royal Highlands area. Area residents are invited. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.
Ronald Reagan Republican Assembly: Forum on Truth on the Environment/Public Government, 1 p.m. Saturday, 938 N Suncoast Blvd. (U.S. 19), in the South Square Plaza. Speakers include Sandra Brasmeister, Advocate for Truth in Government, who will discuss "What is the Real Cause of Pollution in King's Bay"; and Renee Christopher-McPheeters, candidate for Citrus County Commission, District 1, who will speak about "The Quasi-Environmental Sewer Hoax." Refreshments served. Reservations suggested. (352) 257-5381.
Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: 9135 Denton Ave. Blood drive with Florida Blood Services, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. A sign-up sheet is posted on the board in the hallway by the bar. Donors will receive gifts from FBS and a thank you gift from the lodge. For information, call Dave Taylor, (727) 819-3379. Weekly events include bingo, early bird at 4:30 p.m., regular games at 5 p.m. Sundays; also 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays with packages starting at $10. Line dancing on Mondays, with beginners at 10 a.m., intermediate at 11 a.m.; $3 for one session, $5 for both. Ed Salmon's String Band, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays. Includes sandwich, doughnut and coffee for $3. Dinner, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays, with music from 6 to 8:30 p.m.; prices vary $6.50-$8. Fish or chicken sandwiches, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Fridays, for $3 each. Dinner, 5 to 8 p.m. Fridays, with music from 6 to 10 p.m.; prices vary $8.50-$11. Reservations must be made between Monday and Thursday. (727) 863-2520.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is roast beef or baked chicken, 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.
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Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Niko's Place Restaurant, 6818 U.S. 19 N. Lunch will follow the meeting. (727) 372-0528.
Send Clubs information to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613; fax (352) 754-6133; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org (put club's name in subject line). Deadline 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 weekdays 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.