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Ohio Club: 1 p.m. Thursday, Aripeka Community Club, 1393 Osowaw Blvd. Entertainment will be provided by a steel drum duo, Norma Karpicak and Elsie Taylor, who have been performing in the Spring Hill area for more than 12 years. Refreshments (cheese, crackers, coffee and cake) will be served. Members are encouraged to bake their favorite cakes to share with members and guests. After the meeting, games will be available. Marion, 686-3298, or Don, 584-2279.


Brooksville Garden Club: Fundraiser gourmet luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Presbyterian Church, 250 Bell Ave. The program will feature flowers and Valentine traditions. Tickets are $14.50. Proceeds will help fund summer "camperships" for children. The club welcomes new members. Meetings are on the second Wednesday of each month. Lorraine Austin, 397-3157.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: Luncheon meeting with Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum, 11:30 a.m. Feb. 18, Brooksville Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). McCollum will speak about the state Cyber Crime Unit, which targets child pornography and pedophile problems on the Internet. A limited number of tickets are available. The cost is $13 (with $1 benefiting the DAR's Hernando County Scholarship Fund). The deadline to purchase tickets is Monday. Lynette Grossenbacher, 544-8162.

German-American Club of Spring Hill: Valentine's dance, Friday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music provided by Jess & Joan, with dancing from 7 to 11 p.m. Advance tickets are $7 for members, $10 for guests; tickets are an additional $2 if purchased at the door. A German Entertainers Show and Dance will be from 7 to 11 p.m. Feb. 29; doors open at 6 p.m. Advanced tickets are $10 for members and $20 for guests; tickets are an additional $2 if purchased at the door. For tickets, call Rosemarie, 666-8525 , or mail a check and self-addressed envelope to the club at P.O. Box 5341, Spring Hill, FL 35611. For club information, call Ed, 684-2656.

Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include: Introduction to Windows Vista (part 2 of 4), 10 a.m. Monday; Make Your Photos Look Fantastic with PhotoShop Elements, 1 p.m. Monday; GPS, Gadgets to Get You There Easily, 7 p.m. Monday; eBay Techniques (part 1 of 2), 10 a.m. Wednesday; Basic Photography, 1 p.m. Wednesday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (part 2 of 4), 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. or 592-0070.

Houghton College Alumni Chapter of West Central Florida: Dinner and entertainment, starting at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, Nicholson Center, Wesleyan Village, Jasmine Drive. 544-8281.

NAACP Hernando County Branch: Executive committee meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Bethlehem Baptist Church, 661 S Brooksville Ave. Wayman, 442-4242, or Evelyn, 684-0340.

New Hampshire Club: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Morrison Countryside Buffet, 1177 S Broad St. New members are welcome. Ed Van De Walle, 683-5036.


Ridge Manor Kiwanis: 7 p.m. Thursday, Denny's Restaurant, 31015 Cortez Blvd. There will be a Valentine's Day celebration. Meetings are on the second and fourth Thursday of each month. Jim Nico, 799-0901.

Ridge Manor Property Owners Association: 7:30 p.m. Monday, Ridge Manor Community Center, 34530 Cortez Blvd. The program will be "Cypress Lakes Preserve and the County's Environmental Lands" with Jim King, Hernando County land manager. King will give a presentation on how the county's Environmentally Sensitive Lands Program works and its benefits to county residents. He will also discuss how area residents can get involved by volunteering with the county's lands program to help clean, restore and enhance habitat for wildlife and ensure clean water in eastern Hernando County. Joe Murphy, 583-0870 or

Spring Hill

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

Indiana Social Club: 1 p.m. Monday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Free lunch of ham and beans with cornbread; dessert included. Anyone with Indiana roots is invited. Maria, 592-2691.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Guests are welcome. Al Johnson, 684-1661.

Lois Club: Annual luncheon, noon Monday, Boston Cooker, 5375 Spring Hill Drive. Anyone with the name Lois is invited. Bring a wrapped "white elephant" gift. Call Lois Hagedorn, 684-0304, or Lois Gail, (727) 898-0482 to reserve.

Michigan Club: Ladies lunch, noon Thursday, Harmony House, 440 Broad St., Masaryktown. Marti, 596-3044. Men's lunch, noon Thursday, Mighty Wings Restaurant (formerly AJ's), 1252 Mariner Blvdp. George, 688-4198. Dinner and socializing, Friday, Marguerita Grill Restaurant, 10200 West Halls River Road, Homosassa. To carpool, meet at 3:15 p.m. at the Hardee's at Commercial Way and Cortez Boulevard. Tom, 688-0986.

National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees, NARVRE Unit 87: 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The speaker will be Maryanne Koskosky from H&R Block. Lynn, 796-0477.

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: Photoshop Elements, 9 a.m. Monday; Using Your Spreadsheet Program, 7 p.m. Wednesday; Vista Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. Thursday; Digital Embroidery Special Interest Group, noon Saturday; Basic Windows XP, 3 p.m. Saturday. All programs and classes are at the Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive Toucan Trail). 686-7146 or visit the Web site at

St. Frances Cabrini Widowed and Singled Club: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Xavier Hall, 5030 Mariner Blvd. An auction will follow the meeting. Kitty, 683-2212.

St. Theresa Social Club: Business meeting, 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. The monthly luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 26. New members welcome. Annual dues are $3. A bus trip to Tampa Bay Downs will be Feb. 28. Anita, 684-5771.

Withlacoochee Rockhounds: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The club will continue with workshops in cabachoning and wire wrapping. There will also be a silent auction. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. Jerry Johnson, 688-7810.

Pasco County


Aripeka Elks Lodge 2520: Blood drive with Florida Blood Services, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, 9135 Denton Ave. All blood types are needed, but there is an emergency need for O-negative. Members planning to donate are asked to first check in with the chairman inside the lodge before going to the bloodmobile. To donate, you must be at least 17, weigh at least 110 pounds and show a valid photo ID. Mary Ann Steffes, 686-5842.


Nature Coast Volunteers for Veterans: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Baldomero Lopez State Veterans Nursing Home, 6919 Parkway Blvd. This is a nonprofit organization that helps the 120 veterans living in the local state veterans nursing home. Donations and new members are always welcome. Fran Finley, 686-1820.


Pasco Billiken Club: 11:13 a.m. Monday, Niko's Place Restaurant and Bar, 6818 U.S. 19., New Port Richey. Meeting, then lunch. (727) 372-0528.

Information for the Clubs column should be submitted to Phyllis Day, Hernando Times, 15365 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613. Information can be faxed to 754-6133 or e-mailed to (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 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.