Historic Hernando Preservation Society/Hernando Past: 5:30 p.m. July 6, 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 [email protected] Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month; the public is welcome.
Hernando County Fishing Club: 10 a.m. to noon July 9, 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 ([email protected]), or Rick, (352) 345-4390 ([email protected]). Web: hernandocountyfishing club.org.
Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: Spaghetti and meatball dinner, 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 6, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. The cost is $6.50, which includes all-you-can-eat spaghetti and meatballs, salad bar, garlic bread and Italian ice cream. Adult beverages available. (352) 596-9236.
AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Buffet City, 13235 Cortez Blvd. Ron VanMetre of People Helping People will discuss "Blessings in a Backpack." Also, a speaker from Hernando County Emergency Management will discuss hurricane preparedness. Members are asked to bring a donation of a nonperishable food item. Reservations required. Steve Mattingly, (352) 754-9404, or Kathy Casey, (352) 428-2368.
AARP Hernando County West Chapter: 11:30 a.m. July 6, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. A "Write Your Own Biography" workshop will be offered. Box lunches will be provided by Honey Baked Ham. Seating is limited to the first 40 callers. (352) 596-0722.
Brooksville/Spring Hill CWC Women's Connection (Stonecroft Ministries): Noon to 1:30 p.m. July 12, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The feature will be "Music Man" with guitarist David Hunsberger. The inspirational speaker is Ann Combs of Clermont, who will discuss "Decisions, Decisions — How to Make the Right Decisions." The menu is half chicken club wrap, potato salad, fruit garnish and apple pie. The cost is $13.50 inclusive. Early reservations suggested. RSVP by July 7 to Jan, (352) 556-4658, or Mary, (352) 238-9272..
Hernando Computer Club: A webinar on "Build a Free Webpage in One Hour" will be offered at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This is an online class only. Other upcoming classes include PhotoShop Elements Basics (class 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Tuesday; Get Started with Your Computer (class 1 of 2), 1 p.m. Tuesday; How to Use a Digital Camera, 1 p.m. Wednesday; and Linux Workshop, 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. (352) 684-7171. Web: hcc.org.
Hernando County Green Party: "Green Screens" showing of Blue Gold: World Water Wars, 6 p.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. This award-winning film is a "water" version of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truth. Narrated by Malcolm McDowell. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The showing of the film will follow a short presentation on water reserving. Free. (352) 410-4484.
Hernando County Philippine American Association: "Fiesta in Hernando County," 6 to 11:30 p.m. July 9, SNPJ Hall/Suncoast Dance Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Tickets are $15 for members, $18 for nonmembers, $10 for ages 6-16 and free for 5 and younger. Aurora, (352) 848-1031; Cobbie, (352) 666-5381; Giezel, (352) 397-9730 or Fred, (352) 442-4244.
Nature Coast Bridge Club: "Leads vs. No Trump Contracts" course, 11 a.m. Tuesday. The class is an hour long; the cost is $5 and includes the entry fee for the afternoon duplicate game that starts at 12:30 p.m. Call (352) 592-4882 for information. 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. 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]
Pennsylvania Club: 10 a.m. July 12, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The entree choice is braised beef or fried grouper. The cost is $12.50 per person; entree choice(s) should be noted on the check. Reservations required by Tuesday. Checks should be made payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. No payments will be accepted at the door. RSVP to Millie, (352) 688-8663. A representative from HPH Hospice will speak. Donations for People Helping People will be collected. Membership is open; annual dues are $10 per person. For membership, call Jane, (352) 848-0110. For upcoming trips, call Jerry, (352) 592-1293.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: Fourth of July indoor lodge picnic, 6:30 p.m. July 8, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. There 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: Business meeting, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. All Knights of Columbus members who have a current membership card are welcome. Refreshments will follow the meeting. (352) 686-9767.
Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers: 6 p.m. Wednesday, 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 are welcome. Free fly-tying classes are ongoing for members; space is available. Roger Maler, (352) 293-3322 or [email protected]
Polish-American Social Club: Independence Day Dinner Dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner choice is stuffed shells 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.
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.