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ARIPEKA

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

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.

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 are welcome. Linda, 573-7696.

Hernando County Civil Air Patrol 301: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 3151 Air Commerce Blvd. The Civil Air Patrol is an auxiliary of the Air Force and an aviation-oriented organization. Cadet training is available for both adults and youths ages 11 to 18. Deputy Commander Lt. James Angelo, 688-5214.

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.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Guests are welcome. Gerrie Bishop, 754-4204.

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.

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

RIDGE MANOR/RIDGE MANOR WEST

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.

Spring Hill

ABATE of Florida, Freedom Chapter: 10 a.m. Sunday, American Legion Post 186, 12091 Cortez Blvd. American Bikers Aiming Toward Education is a nonprofit organization of motorcycle enthusiasts that promotes motorcycle safety, training and awareness. The group meets the third Sunday of every month. David, 232-3927, or Robert, 584-1278.

Aglow Spring Hill Morning Lighthouse: Breakfast meeting, 9 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, Aspen Building, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Mary Fornos Prior of Brooksville. Mary has been married 62 years to her husband, William, who is the assistant pastor of Weeki Wachee Chapel. She has been involved with Lydia Intercessor's International and has served as secretary of the Florida branch. Reservations are needed. Loretta, 686-9923, or Charlotte, 686-2425.

Canadian Club of Spring Hill: Noon Monday, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. 684-6662.

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

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites: Rehearsal, 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Mariner United Methodist Church, 7079 Mariner Blvd. This is a women's a cappella chorus. New members welcome; experience is not necessary. The director is Jeannine Zack. Tessie, 686-4122, or send e-mail to jsoleau@tampabay.rr.com.

Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9:30 a.m. Monday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center (second floor), 12395 Cortez Blvd. Leontine "Lee" Harrison, a well-known porcelain artist, will demonstrate tapestry/petit-point work on porcelain pieces. Members are reminded to bring a box to transport their wet pieces home. Guests are welcome. Irene, 797-9671.

John Brown Woodcarvers: 9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. All types of woodcarvers, at all skill levels, are welcome. There are no membership fees. 688-7605 or 597-8061.

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

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 Blvd. 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.

New York Sanitation Retirees: The 19th annual installation affair will be March 1 at Heritage Pines Country Club, off County Line Road. Call William Hamm for details, 596-9101.

Out-N-About Singles: Gather for coffee and pastries, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Java Bean, 13157 Cortez Blvd. This is a singles club for ages 30-60. 797-6116 or e-mail to outnaboutsingles@hotmail.com.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill: 7:45 a.m. Thursdays, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. Judy Hughes, 597-4853.

Rotary Club of Spring Hill Central: Lunch meetings, noon Thursdays, Wellington at Seven Hills clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., off Mariner Boulevard. Guests are welcome. Brooks Edwards, 666-4107, or Josh Kelly, 684-0313.

Spring Hill Art League: 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. The demo artist will be Antonio Caparello, who works primarily in oils, specializing in photo realism and portraiture. He is known for his mural in downtown Brooksville of the Brooksville Raid. He has been recognized as one of the premier pictoral artists in the billboard industry, as well as a 10-year tenure as assistant and studio painter with world-renowned pop artist James Rosenquist. Isabelle, 683-5452. Go online to www.springhillartleague.com.

Spring Hill Women's Chorus: 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome. Esther Lamoreaux, 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, 684-7173.

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. today, 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 cabochon and wire wrapping. There will also be a silent auction. Refreshments will be served after the business meeting. Jerry Johnson, 688-7810.

PASCO COUNTY/HUDSON

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.

Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner will be served from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Dancing to the Music Blenders from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers and guests. Proper dance attire is requested. A full-service bar is available. To guarantee menu choice, make reservations. Marcella, 597-5908, Genia, 683-5360, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.

LAND O'LAKES

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.

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 day@sptimes.com. The deadline for Clubs is seven working days before your meeting or reservation deadline. Information cannot be published if the time, date, place, ticket price, if applicable, or contact person and phone number are missing. Call 754-6101 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

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