Saturday, May 26, 2018

Club notes for Nov. 20


Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582: 14494 Cortez Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit

Brooksville Music Club: 1 p.m. today, Faith Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 200 Mount Fair Ave. There will be a piano recital by Kaitlin Wilkes, who will perform works by Bach, Schumann, Debussy, Kuhlau and other noted composers. Wilkes is a sophomore at Hernando High School and a member of the varsity girls soccer team and cheerleading squad. The public is welcome. Alfrieda Taft, (352) 799-6448 or [email protected]

Hernando Audubon Society: Thanksgiving dinner, 6 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Bring a dish to share and your own place setting; turkey will be provided. After dinner, members will show their best bird pictures taken during the past year. Linda Vanderveen, [email protected] or (352) 613-5289.

Hernando County Kennel Club: Meeting, 8 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Council Senior Citizens No. 1, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Weekly: Dog training classes, 6 p.m. Wednesdays. $10 per class. Carole, (352) 666-1932.

Hernando County Shrine Club: 13400 Montour St., west of Brooksville. Breakfast buffet, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday; $7, $5 for ages 5 to 11 and free for 4 and younger. Larry, (352) 238-3806, or Jerry, (352) 610-41124. Sally's Nashville Buddies, a celebrity impression show featuring Sally Langwah, 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets $10. Larry, (352) 238-3806.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: Dinner meeting, 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. Shirl Hammatt, (352) 799-6573.

Kiwanis Club of the Brooksville Ridge: This week's meeting will be a barbecue at 6:30 p.m. Friday at Tom Varn Park, 306 Darby Lane. Call Rich Linkul for details, (352) 597-6383. Web:

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at (352) 597-7979.

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. Terry Weaver, (352) 796-9891 or [email protected]

Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Country Club, 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. For weekly schedule, call (352) 796-4449.

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Yacht Club: 4163 Shoal Line Blvd. Membership dinner, 5 p.m. Wednesdays. New members welcome; boat ownership is not required. Dom Fickeria, (352) 200-7822.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

AARP Hernando County East Chapter 1026: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way. Topics include crime prevention during the holiday season and Salvation Army initiatives. RSVP to Kathy, (352) 428-2368.

Accordion Adventure: The group has changed its meeting place. The next meeting will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Cake and coffee provided. $2. This is an informal group of accordionists and enthusiasts. (352) 686-0975 or (352) 442-5574.

Brotherhood Lodge 365: Meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday. Call for the meeting location. All Masons with a current dues card are invited. Visiting Masons welcome. Don Hixon, (352) 656-4778.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. The annual auction will be conducted. Suzy, (352) 799-6249.

Hernando Computer Club: All programs are at Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule visit or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: 7 to 9 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. (352) 540-9192 or (352) 799-0548.

Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center (second floor), 12395 Cortez Blvd. Members will finish painting holly and snow berries. Irene Edholm will demonstrate. The Christmas luncheon will be at 3:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the Old World Restaurant in Floral City, following an optional Floral City heritage tour. Judy, (352) 592-4814.

High Point Bridge: Games (not duplicate) are 12:30 p.m. Fridays, High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. (352) 688-6409.

High Point Community Line Dance: Classes, 1 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays, Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road. $3. Louise Weber, (352) 683-8007.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Pasco-Hernando Community College, Spring Hill Campus, Building B, 450 Beverly Court. Susan Myers, (352) 428-3717. Website:

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383: 10470 Spring Hill Drive. For weekly schedule call (352) 683-1227 or (352) 686-2650.

Latin-American Civic and Cultural Association: Thanksgiving celebration, 8 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Suncoast Dance and Party Center, 13383 County Line Road. Music by DJ Mambo. Members $8; guests $10. Irma Puente, (352) 666-6848, or Ana Burgos, (352) 340-5066.

National Active And Retired Federal Employees, West Hernando Chapter 1322: Refreshments at 12:30 p.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Friday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. There will be a speaker from Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance company. (352) 848-0954.

Nature Coast Festival Singers: 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The 20-year-old classical chorus performs two Christmas concerts in December, which include a portion of Handel's Messiah. New singers welcome. There are no auditions. The only fee is for music and performance attire. Liesl, (352) 848-4484; Jeanmarie, (352) 556-8549, or [email protected]

New Jersey Club: Thanksgiving dinner, today, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Tickets had to be purchased in advance. Coming events: See White Christmas at the Show Palace on Nov. 28 (Thanksgiving Day); $43.65. The Christmas party will be Dec. 17 at the Show Palace, also to see White Christmas; $31 for members and $41 for guests. For trips, call Annette, (352) 683-8752.

Oak Hill Hospital H2U Partner's Club: 11375 Cortez Blvd. Thanksgiving blessing, 10 a.m. Tuesday. Also, crafts (pottery and beads), 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday. For weekly schedule, call (352) 597-6383.

Pennsylvania Club: Christmas party, Dec. 6, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Appetizers and cocktails at 5 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m. Entertainment by Buddy Vee. Entree choice is sliced beef chateaubriand, chicken marsala or stuffed grouper. Tickets are $30. Guests welcome. Reservations required by Nov. 30, with checks payable to the club and mailed to P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Beverly, (352) 683-4731.

Regency Oaks Civic Association: Holiday party, 6 p.m. Dec. 8, Regency Oaks Clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd. A buffet dinner will be catered by Betty Marie's Meals and More; entrees include parmesan crusted boneless chicken breast, baked ziti, and sausage and peppers. Tickets are $15; deadline is Nov. 30. Joyce, (352) 597-1405; Shirley, (352) 597-2988, or Tery, (352) 596-9213.

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: 12:15 p.m. Thursdays, Silverthorn Country Club, 4450 Golf Club Lane. Robin, (352) 797-4645.

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. Jude Simpson, president of the Hernando chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, will discuss "Rare and Endemic Plants of Hernando County." Nonmembers welcome. The club maintains the plant nursery and Nature Coast Botanical Gardens at 1489 Parker St., as well as the landmark waterfall at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way. New volunteers welcome. (352) 683-9933. Web:

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521: 5214 Mariner Blvd. Members are encouraged to invite a needy family to share in either the Thanksgiving brunch or dinner on Nov. 28 at the lodge. Families in need who do not know a lodge member can call the lodge to reserve a seat, (352) 686-5666. Web:

Spring Hill Toastmasters Club: 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Journey Christian Center, 3233 Commercial Way. [email protected] Web:

St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish center, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. For membership, call Carol, (352) 346-9165; for bingo, call Oscar, (352) 600-9361.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10209: 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive. For weekly events, call (352) 796-0398.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8681: 18940 Drayton St., at County Line Road For weekly events, call (727) 856-1860.

Weeki Wachee

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. Guests are asked to call (352) 556-3936 prior to a visit.

Michigan Club: Monthly meeting, 12:30 to 3 p.m. today, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Officers will be elected. Donations for the needy will be collected. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 596-4808.

Weeki Wachee Area Club: Quarter bingo games, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, 7442 Shoal Line Blvd. (352) 596-3316.

Citrus County


Citrus Model Railroad Club: The club has layouts set up. Viewing is open to the public from 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays, Otto Allen Building, Citrus County Fairgrounds, 3600 S Florida Ave. Free, but donations are appreciated. New members welcome. Send email to [email protected] Web:

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Thanksgiving celebration dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dinner choice is turkey or ham. $12 for members and $14 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 email [email protected] (put the club's name in email 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.

Nature Coast Bridge Club: Duplicate bridge games, 12:30 p.m. weekdays, except for Thursdays, which start at 6:30 p.m. Social game (not duplicate), 12:30 p.m. Thursdays. Classes are also conducted on a regular basis for all skill levels. $5; free refreshments. All games and programs are at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way. Lois, (352) 686-7283 or [email protected]; or Mary Ellen, (352) 596-1524 or [email protected] Web:

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