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Hernando County clubs

Brooksville

Arts and Crafts Club of Hernando County: This is a new club that is planning its first show, possibly in August. Plans for meeting locations and other details have not yet been determined. The group is looking for commercial locations to set up. New members are welcome; there is no cost to join. To learn more, call Louis Mlecka at (352) 796-2089.

Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: Steak shoot, 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, 14494 Cortez Blvd. Open to members and guests, who can play to win 1-pound steaks in this bingo-like game. A spaghetti dinner will follow from 5 to 6 p.m. The cost is $5 per person (add 50 cents for a carry-out box). (352) 596-2582.

Free and Accepted Masons, Hernando Lodge No. 97: 7:30 p.m. Monday, 515 S Main St., Brooksville. Lodge of Instruction is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Richard Trout, (352) 238-9596.

Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1: 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Pinochle is offered from noon to 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. The cost is $3, which includes lunch and prizes. Visitors and new members welcome. The facility is available to rent for other functions. Linda, (352) 573-7696.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. After dinner, there will be a speaker. Visitors welcome. Joan Lynch, (352) 686-8180.

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.

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Richard Trump, secretary, (352) 796-1143.

Hernando Beach

Coon Key Sailing Club: Fun Sail Day, 1 to 6 p.m. Saturday. Meet near the entrance to Hernando Beach channel. Anyone with a sailboat is invited. Dan McCann, (352) 200-5763.

Hernando Beach Club: The club offers dinner at 6:30 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $10 for members, $12 for guests; reservations required by Wednesday. Cash bar available. Nonmembers can participate in two dinners without joining the club. Also, games night is offered at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Monday of the month, and bar bingo is offered various Sundays at 4 p.m. The club is at 3145 Flamingo Blvd. For information or to RSVP for a dinner, call Marie, (352) 596-9708. Web site: www.hernandobeachclub.com.

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: Weekly social dinners are offered on Wednesdays (for members and their guests only). Cocktail hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m., 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. New members welcome. (352) 596-4830. Members receive the benefits of being a chartered member of the Yachting Clubs of America, with reciprocity to other yacht and sailing clubs in the continental U.S., Hawaii, Alaska and the Virgin Islands that are registered with YCA. Dock slips are also available to members; call dock master Gordon Meyers, (352) 200-8601. For membership and events, call Rear Commodore Jim Secrest, (352) 683-1545. To rent the club (for weddings, receptions and parties), call Commodore Walter Gordon, (352) 597-0030. Visit the Web site at www.hbyachtclub.com.

Spring Hill

Brooksville/Spring Hill Christian Women's Connection: "Honoring All Teachers" luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. July 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Featuring Bealls Outlet fashions modeled by students and their favorite teachers. All area teachers are invited, as well as all other area women. Door prizes will be given. The inspirational speaker will be Ann Parish from New Smyrna Beach. She will discuss "Bugs in My Teeth and Other White Knuckle Stories from a Motorcycle Enthusiast." The cost is $13.50. Free child care available with reservations. Luncheon and child care reservations required by Thursday. The CWC is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries. Dolores, (352) 799-3735, or Barbara, (352) 796-5216.

Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include Genealogy Workshop, 1 p.m. Monday; Photography Workshop, 7 p.m. Monday; Keep Your PC Safe, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista (class 2 of 4), 10 a.m. Friday. All programs are at the Hernando County Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. www.hcc.org or (352) 592-0070.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Rehearsal, 7 p.m. Mondays, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a women's a cappella chorus. Women of any age who love to sing are welcome to join the rehearsals and sing with the chorus; experience not necessary. Those wishing to just observe are welcome. Tessie, (352) 686-4122.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast: Charter night celebration, 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Call for details, (352) 684-9137. The group, which meets on the second and fourth Mondays of each month, will not meet July 13. The next meeting will be 6:30 to 8 p.m. July 27 at Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Scotto's Bistro, 6172 Commercial Way. Guests welcome. Lunch available. Bev Reso, (352) 382-2372 or Richard Sanvenero, (352) 688-4858.

Michigan Club: Ladies meet for lunch, noon Thursday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Barb, (352) 592-9663. Men meet for lunch, noon Thursday, Upper Deck, 5386 Darlene St., Weeki Wachee. George, (352) 688-4198.

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays. Meeting sites vary. This group is for singles ages 50 and older. Call for details. Joanne, (352) 596-6969, or Phyllis, (352) 596-3125.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Games are played Mondays through Fridays at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. All games, except on Thursdays, start at 12:30 p.m.; Thursday games start at 6:30 p.m. Millie Dabbs, (352) 666-5891.

Nature Coast English Car Club/Suncoast Classic MG Club: Meet for breakfast, 9 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Land. Paul Logue, (352) 797-7656.

Nature Coast Orators Club/Toastmasters: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital (in the room behind the cafeteria), 11375 Cortez Blvd. The group helps improve communication skills, both personally and professionally. Martha, (352) 277-2577, or Abigail, (727) 861-2203.

Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. July 14, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. There will be a presentation by a hospice representative. A $25 grocery store gift certificate will be awarded to two members in good standing. The meal entree choice is country meatloaf or fried grouper, served with garden salad and dessert. The cost is $12.50 per person. Reservations required by Tuesday. Checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Payment will not be accepted at the door. RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663. Membership is open to all former Pennsylvania residents and their spouses. For membership, call Jane, (352) 848-0110. Trips are planned to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in October, to Fort Myers in December and a seven-night cruise to the southern Caribbean in January. For trip details, call Jerry, (352) 592-1293.

Poor Rich's Chess Club: 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Boulevard. Bring chess set; club sets available. Snowbirds and visitors welcome. Club members work with school chess clubs at Central High School and Challenger K-8. 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 Josh Kelly, (352) 684-0313. Visit the Web site at www.shcrotary.org.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Card games, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays; call Barb, (352) 683-2440. Bingo, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. Membership is open; annual dues $20. The building is available to rent. (352) 596-1095.

WEEKI WACHEE

Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. New singers are welcome to join this men's a cappella chorus. All written arrangements, training techniques and professional direction provided. (352) 556-3936 or e-mail bassharmony singr@aol.com.

Pasco County

Hudson

Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Blood drive with Florida Blood Services, 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, 9135 Denton Ave. A sign-up sheet will be posted on the board in the hallway by the bar during the week. Those who donate will receive a recognition gift from FBS and a thank-you gift from the lodge. Dave Taylor, (727) 819-3379.

Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to (352) 754-6133 or e-mailed to day@sptimes.com (please put the club's name in e-mail subject line). The deadline for this news is 10 days 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.

Hernando County clubs 07/04/09 [Last modified: Saturday, July 4, 2009 11:24am]

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