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Hernando County clubs, from chess to crime watches


Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. Breakfast, 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Several menu choices available. Offered by Boy Scout Troop 459. Angie Balderson, (352) 585-2730. Steak Shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, in the lounge. Win steaks in this bingo-like game. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 for $5. (352) 596-2582.

Brooksville Garden Club: Lunch, 12:30 p.m. March 10, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. Following the lunch will be a presentation on whooping crane migration, presented by Sue Walsh. Louise, (352) 799-3160 or Lorraine, (352) 397-3157.

Brooksville Music Club: "A Caribbean Sampler" steel drum concert, 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. The concert will feature steel drum music performed by Kokomo Chris, and songs by the Nature Coast Boys Choir, Nature Coast Festival Singers, Al Wright and others. Tickets are $15 and include door prizes and catered island food. Tickets may be purchased (by check only) at Edward James Investments, 7 Main St.; at the door, or by calling Sandy Kaliscak at (352) 556-3428, Charlene Johnston at (352) 666-4867 or Julie Hooten at (352) 799-4029.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. March 15, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. There will be a "Silent Auction for Our Schools". Members should bring items for the auction. RSVP to Alice Sawyer, (352) 344-3408, or Carol Tucker, (352) 796-1017.

Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. The rice stitch will be featured. Kits will be available for purchase. Guests welcome. (352) 666-8350 or (352) 621-6680.

First Hernando Republican Club: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Deerfield Clubhouse, 15471 Atwater Drive, south of Brooksville. There will be refreshments and a speaker. Jack Wood, (352) 666-5865.

German American Club of Spring Hill: "Entertainers from Germany," Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St.. Doors open at 6 p.m., show and dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. The show will feature singers and musicians from Germany. Advanced tickets are $10 for members, $20 for guests; tickets at the door are an additional $2 per ticket. Heimatabend, March 19. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., dancing to the music of Sepp & Heinz Diepolder from 7 to 11 p.m. Advanced tickets are $12 for members, $15 for guests; an additional $2 each if purchased at the door. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

GFWC Brooksville Woman's Club: Lunch at noon today, 131 S Main St. The cost is $6. RSVP to Wanda Bare, (352) 544-0449. A meeting will follow at about public relations, presented by Myndee Washington. (352) 799-3801. The club is celebrating its 100th anniversary. An open house will be from 4 to 7 p.m. March 19. It will include a slide presentation and refreshments. Pat Schram, (352) 556-4389, or Audrie Henson, (352) 754-8627.

Hernando Audubon Society: Canoe trip on the Weeki Wachee River, March 11. Meet at 8:30 a.m. at the Hardee's at Commercial Way and Cortez Boulevard, Weeki Wachee. Bring your own canoe or kayak, lunch, water, insect repellent, binoculars and snacks. There is a $1 fee. Vera, (352) 848-5776, or Linda, (352) 428-2629.

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 welcome. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: Executive Committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Progressive Baptist Church, 661 Brooksville Ave. Wayman, (352) 442-4242, or Kym, (352) 688-7144.

Hernando Symphony Orchestra: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Chocachatti Elementary School, 4135 California St. (352) 597-9555. Conductor Wayne Raymond, (352) 688-0427. Web:

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. 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, or toll-free 1-888-852-5000, ext. 3720.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. The following are offered weekly: lunch, 11:30 to 2:30 p.m. weekdays and Saturdays (only until 2 p.m. on Fridays); clam night, 4:30 to 6:30 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.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8713 and Ladies Auxiliary: 1681 E Jefferson St. Country Pride Band performs 2 to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Karaoke at 7 p.m. Saturdays. Potluck at 1 p.m. Sundays. (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

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

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Meeting and dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. 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

After 5 Connection: "Putting on the Green Dinner", 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Kally K's, 3383 Commercial Way. Marilyn Nase of Tallahassee will discuss "Who is In Control?" The feature is "The Doll Lady" Viola Diedrichs of Spring Hill, who makes miniature doll house furniture and dolls. The cost is $13 inclusive. Reservations required by Thursday. The After 5 Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. RSVP to Irma, (352) 684-4547 or Marian, (352) 666-1256.

American Sewing Guild, Spring Hill-Sew Smart: 1 p.m. today, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Chris Belisle will demonstrate personal pattern fittings. Bring a pattern (preferably not pants) that has been cut out and pressed. Bring paper, scissors, a roll of removable tape, pins, a pen or pencil and a sheet of plain wrapping tissue. Pat Conkle, (352) 293-3834.

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: Noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The presentation will be "Natural Beauty Essentials," presented by Criss Holzaepfel with Woodapple Farms, makers of Handmade Goat's Milk Soaps. The inspirational speaker is Marilyn Nase, former go-go dancer from Tallahassee; her theme is "Who is In Control?" The cost is $13.50. Free childcare with reservations. All reservations required by Thursday. The Christian Women's Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216.

Campaign for Liberty: 6 to 8 p.m. March 12, the Bridge Christian Life Center, 7279 Pinehurst Drive. (352) 397-7999.

GEMS Christian Homeschool Support: 7 p.m. Tuesday, First Assembly of God, 12435 Spring Hill Drive. This is a nondenominational Christian homeschool group. Cheryl Picerno, (352) 684-4844 or

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

Grace Presbyterian Women's Gathering: Soup, sandwich and dessert luncheon, 12:30 p.m. Monday, in the fellowship hall, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. $5 per person. Men welcome. Donations of peanut butter and/or jelly are needed for the food pantry. For tickets, (352) 683-2082.

Hernando Computer Club: A newcomer's orientation will be at 10 a.m. Monday. Upcoming classes include: HomeNetworking, 1 p.m. today; Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. today; Introduction to Computers with Windows 7 (class 1 of 4), 7 p.m. Thursday; Picasa, 1 p.m. Friday; Medical Info on E-Frame, 1 p.m. Monday; Turbotax (class 2 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 2 of 4), 1 p.m. Tuesday; Windows 7, Email Program Choices, 7 p.m. Tuesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. or (352) 684-7171.

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

Illinois Club of Spring Hill: 1 p.m. Friday, fellowship hall, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. A speaker from Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will talk about the park's history and qualifications to become a mermaid. Annual dues are $12. Pat Godfrey, (352) 597-0346.

Italian American Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. There will be a pizza party. The cost is $2 for members, $3 for guests. Annual dues are $20. Therea, (352) 683-6274, or Augie, (352) 666-4678.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: 6:30 p.m. Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Meetings are on the second and fourth Mondays. Al Johnson, (352) 684-1661. Web:

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Atria Evergreen Woods Pool House, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. Ken Krall, (352) 684-4064. Web:

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.

National Association of Retired Veteran Railroad Employees (NARVRE): 11:30 a.m. March 10, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The speaker will be Roberta Yurtee from Wheels for Warriors. (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; 0-299er game at 12:30 p.m. Tuesdays; novice game at 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays. All activities are at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.

Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Following a short meeting is a skill-building demonstration and the monthly project, which will be using pastel pencils with former member Pat Lentine. Andi, (352) 666-9091, Jeanette, (727) 857-1045, or Pat, (352) 249-7221.

Nature Coast Orators Club/Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital (in the room behind the cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.

New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. The meeting is followed by dinner with a choice of entree, and live dance music. Dinner is $10. RSVP to Barbara, (352) 683-1469, or Carolyn, (352) 684-6979.

Out-N-About Singles: Coffee and conversation, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Dunkin Donuts, 13179 Cortez Blvd. This is a singles club for ages 30-60. (352) 797-6116 or

Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Boulevard. Bring chess set; club sets are available. Andy, (352) 428-8272, or Chuck, (352) 345-4764.

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: Lunch meetings, 11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane, Guests welcome. Brooks Edwards, (352) 666-4107, or Laurel Predmore, (352) 796-0386. Web:

SHARP Crime Watch: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Day and night patrollers and dispatchers are needed. (352) 683-5936.

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6 p.m. today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. You do not have to be Italian to join. Dottie, (352) 666-1124.

Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. March 12, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6139 Spring Hill Drive. A corned beef and cabbage (or baked chicken) dinner will be served, and includes potatoes, carrots, salad bar, rolls, dessert and coffee. The cost is $12 for adults, $6 for ages 12-16 and free for children 11 and younger. After the meeting will be a skit on "The Vikings in Ireland." All are welcome. Clair, (352) 596-2171 or Gail, (727) 863-3145.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club: Club net, 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays; a SKYWARN Weather Net is at 7:15 p.m. Tuesdays during hurricane season. The club operates on a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Ed, (352) 684-7623. Web:

Spring Hill Chorus: 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Forest Glen Retirement Villages clubhouse, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. Esther Lamoreaux, (352) 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, (352) 684-7173.

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: Board of Directors meeting, 6 p.m. today, followed by general meeting at 7. The first part of a two-part program on Windows 7 will follow at 7 p.m.; Part 2 will be at 7 p.m. March 10. Intermediate Windows will be offered at 3 p.m. Saturday, and Roxio at 9 a.m. Monday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive, at Toucan Trail. (352) 597-3632. Web:

St. Frances Cabrini Council of Catholic Women: A meeting will follow the 8 a.m. Mass today, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. There will be a St. Patrick's Day celebration; wear green, shamrocks and an Irish hat. There will be Irish food and music. The Arts and Crafts Spring Sale and Bake Sale will be 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday in Xavier Hall. (352) 683-9666.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1107 Commercial Way. Trips include the Strawberry Festival on March 11, and going to see Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Show Palace on March 24. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Evelyn, (352) 683-1532, or Anita, (352) 684-5771.

Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Jim, (352) 592-6419.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers: 7 p.m. Monday, Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. Members include novices to masters. Dessert and coffee served. Membership is $15 a year. George Lytle, (352) 666-5092, or Mike Rice, (352) 683-9087.


Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 6:45 to 9:15 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. This is a men's a cappella chorus. New singers of all ages wanted. (352) 666-0633, (352) 556-3936 or e-mail Web:

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nellie's Restaurant, 6234 Commercial Way. This group is for singles 50 and older. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The chorus is rehearsing for the spring concerts, which will include Haydn's Missa Breva. Shirley, (352) 597-2235.

Royal Highlands Crime Watch Group: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Christian Church in the Wildwood, 10051 Country Road, Building D (the church is located behind Weeki Wachee Stone, off Commercial Way). Deputy Steve Sikalos from the Hernando County Sheriff's Office will be in attendance, as well as the Royal Highlands Crime Watch Block Captains. Ron Durham, (352) 835-4332.

West Hernando Coin Club: 6:45 p.m. Monday, Heather Community Center, 9100 Nakoma Way. An educational lecture on foreign coins will be presented by Bernard Bathauer. Includes refreshments, speakers, door prizes and auctions. All are welcome. Vincent, (352) 678-7769.

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Breakfast cooked to order, 8:30 a.m. to noon Sunday, 9135 Denton Ave. Prices vary. (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 pasta with meatballs 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 and $12 for nonmembers. RSVP to Dolores, (352) 596-4802, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

Submit information for the Clubs column to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is two weeks before your 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 about the Clubs column, call (352) 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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