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Accordion Adventure: 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Brooksville Elks Lodge, 14494 Cortez Blvd. $2 admission. Public welcome. Enthusiasts and accordionists of all levels welcome. A cash bar is available. Cathy, (352) 686-0975, or Peg, (352) 442-5574.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Country Western Dinner-Dance, Saturday. Cocktails at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. Menu is a buffet with barbecue chicken, barbecue ribs, soup and salad bar and fixings. Entertainment provided by Jackie Branson Group. Tickets are $15; call Angie Balderson, (352) 585-2730. Breakfast to order, 8 to 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Menu items include eggs cooked to order, pancakes, biscuits and gravy, French toast and other items. Tea and juice included. (352) 596-2582. A spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Cub Scout Pack 459 will be 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday. The cost is $5 per person; take out orders available. Bob Munn, (352) 587-1284 or Lodge, (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Garden Club: Noon today, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. A light luncheon will be served, followed by a program on "Right Plant, Right Place." A field trip will be planned for the end of the month. Louise, (352) 799-3160; Robin, (352) 799-2503, or Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.

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.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. The program will be "The Titanic," presented by Sadie Smith. Members are reminded to bring donations for Chemawa Indian School. Carol, (352) 796-1017, or Alice, (352) 344-3408.

Disabled American Veterans 67: 16299 Nancy Ave., at Cortez Boulevard. Bingo, warmups at 4:45 p.m., early birds at 6 p.m. Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays. Three $250 jackpots awarded. Total payout is $3,300. Food available. Coffee provided at no cost. (352) 796-1679.

German American Club of Spring Hill: Inaugural Ball, Friday, 13400 Montour St. Doors open at 5 p.m., hors d'oeuvres at 5:30 p.m., dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. The 2011 board of directors will be installed. Advance tickets are $10 for members, $13 for guests; tickets at the door are $2 more each. Hernando County Shrine Club, Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Board meeting, 10 a.m. Jan. 19, 131 S Main St. The General Federation of Women Clubs, District 8 Parliamentarian Workshop will be Jan. 28, hosted by the GFWC Spring Hill Service League in Spring Hill. It will be at First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. Yvonne, (352) 796-6026. Open for membership; Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627.

Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Pinochle, noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. $3; includes lunch and prizes. Visitors, new members welcome. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

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.

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.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The following is offered weekly: Breakfast, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; lunch, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays (Fridays until 2 p.m.); steak shoot, 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; pasta night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; wing and basket night, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays; seafood night, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays. (352) 597-7979.

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

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Bar Bingo, 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Country Pride Band performs 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. The public is welcome. (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Club: 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Weekly dinners, 6:30 p.m. Fridays, for members and guests. $10 for members, $12 for guests; RSVP by Wednesday to Marie, (352) 596-9708. Web:

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays, 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. New members welcome. Membership: Marlene Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Club rentals, Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Boat dockage: Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.

Spring Hill

AARP Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Guido's Pizza Cafe, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. A duplicate meeting will be Jan. 20 at Pizza Hut, 3003 Commercial Way. The topic is "Long Term Care Insurance," presented by Frank Rojo of 21st Century Financial. Nothing sold. A complimentary lunch will be served after the presentation. Reservations a must. Bob, (352) 596-0722, or Rose, (352) 688-5606.

Aglow International, Spring Hill Chapter: Breakfast buffet meeting, 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The inspirational speaker is Pat Rallo, an author, teacher and counselor who was ordained through Bethel Bible Institute. Rallo and her husband, Dr. Vito Rallo (who is also an author and evangelist), head up Free Indeed Ministries of Tampa Bay. Free admission; breakfast is $6.25. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

American Legion Post 186: Fish fry, 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, 12091 Cortez Blvd. Menu choices include filet of fish, jumbo shrimp and chicken fingers, served with fries, coleslaw and a roll. Combination plates available. Prices are $5.50 to $7. Desserts available for additional cost. Karaoke follows from 7 to 11 p.m. Open to members and their guests. (352) 797-0099.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Jan. 20, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker is National Service of Daughters of the American Revolution VA Voluntary Service representative Bobbie Schofield. Membership open to women 18 and older who can prove descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. The chapter can help potential members with genealogy. Sharon, (352) 796-7996.

Democratic Women's Club of Hernando County: Membership Drive Tea, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Refreshments, tea and snacks will be served. Members should bring a guest. Helen Villafane, (352) 688-3392.

Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. After a presentation of the new board of directors and the department report, Charleen Scime will speak on Google Earth, Maps, Streetviews and Hernando County GIS. Also, a speaker from Best Buy will present some gadgets. The public is welcome; admission is free. Upcoming classes include: What's New in Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. today; World Community Grid, 7 p.m. today; Tracing and Drawing With Your Mouse, 1 p.m. Thursday; Open Office (class 2 of 2), 7 p.m. Thursday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 2 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday; Website Construction with SiteSpinner, 1 p.m. Friday; Import, Organize and Improve Photos with Picasa, 10 a.m. Monday; Facebook and Social Networking, 1 p.m. Monday; Vista after the Basics (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web:

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Mondays, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a women's a cappella chorus. New members, spectators welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: "Wild About Kiwanis," 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Wildlife Rehabilitation of Hernando, 360 Suncoast Blvd. Admission is free; donations accepted. WRH has more than 100 animals, including lions, tigers and monkeys. There will be children's activities. Pat, (352) 345-4427. Web:

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Sue Quigley, (352) 442-2087 or [email protected] Website:

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.

Maine Club: Noon Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Bring a dish for the potluck dinner, along with your own place setting and coffee cup. There will be a speaker from Brewer Funeral Home, who will discuss what is vital to know before a death in the family. (352) 592-0741.

Michigan Club: 1 to 3 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library. Meet for lunch, noon Thursday, at Beef O'Brady's, 9201 County Line Road. Also, meet at 4 p.m. Jan. 21 at Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663.

National Association for Retired Veteran Railway Employees (NARVRE): 11:30 a.m. today, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Tom Nowi from the Railroad Retirement Board will speak. Lynn, (352) 796-0477.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Regular games at 12:30 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays; and at 6:30 p.m. Thursdays. 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 [email protected]

Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Spring Hill Enrichment Center at Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]

New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. There will be a short program prior to lunch. Current and former residents welcome. Walt King, (352) 596-3578.

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Jan. 19, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Pizza and soda to be served to those who purchased tickets. Annual dues are $15, payable at or before the February meeting. Members are asked to bring a nonperishable food donation. Bingo will be played. Brunch at Heritage Pines Clubhouse, 10 a.m. to noon Sunday; the cost is $16. For trips, call Annette, (352) 683-8752. For membership, call Mary, (352) 666-0533.

Opera Lovers Club: 11 a.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The topic will be the works and life of Richard Wagner, concentrating on De Walkurie, which will be the last Live from the Met theater presentation of the year. The program will include a video from the Robert Greenberg series on learning to understand and appreciate opera. Email [email protected] Call Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741.

Orchid Lovers of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (behind Oak Hill Hospital). Cheryl Finke will share her expertise on pests and problems in orchid culture. Complimentary refreshments served. Members will have plants for sale and a show table. Annual membership is $17 per person or $25 per couple. Guests welcome at no cost. Linda Roderick, (352) 597-3736.

Out-N-About Singles: Coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin' Donuts, 11089 Spring Hill Drive (Four Corners Plaza). This is a singles club for ages 40 and older. (352) 442-6809.

Pine Needle Club: 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesdays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. Ronald Parks, (352) 683-3218.

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 benefits the annual College Chess Scholarship fund. Visitors welcome. The club now has a free chess library. J.C., (352) 686-3948, or Andy, (352) 428-8272.

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: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Guests welcome. Robin, (352) 797-4645. Web:

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Card games, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays. Bingo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays; bingo is open to the public (no membership required). Membership is open to those 55 and older; annual dues are $25. The building is available to rent. (352) 596-1095.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: Dinner at 6 p.m., meeting at 7 p.m. Jan. 19, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. Membership is open to all; being of Italian heritage is not required. The group meets for a social night at a local restaurant on the first Wednesday of each month. They also support local charities and sponsors bowling, bocce, Italian culture and classes, as well as yearly trips. Eugene, (352) 684-7460, or Irma, (352) 686-5946.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 7 p.m. Friday, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There will be the installation of officers. Open-faced sandwiches, cake and coffee will be served. The public is welcome. This is an international fraternal society open to those of Scandinavian background, affiliation by marriage, or anyone interested in Norwegian culture. Clair, (352) 596-2171, or Gail, (727) 863-3145.

Spring Hill Women's Chorus: Rehearsals, 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Glenn Retirement Village clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The chorus performs for civic clubs and organizations, nursing and retirement homes, luncheons and parties. Esther Lamoreaux, (352) 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.

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; karaoke with Janet, 7 to 10 p.m. Saturdays. (352) 796-0398.

Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. today, Senior Citizen Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Ralph Decker, (352) 397-8528 or (352) 205-6852.

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 [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.

Hernando County club notes 01/11/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, January 11, 2011 8:23pm]
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