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Brooksville

Hernando Computer Club: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Monday. There will be a special presentation, "Kaleidoscope of Classes We Teach." Several instructors will make 10-minute presentations describing the various classes offered. Visitors are welcome. This week's classes include: Introduction to Windows Vista (part 3 of 4), 10 a.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 3 of 4), 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. www.hcc.org or 592-0070.

Hernando County Kennel Club: 8 p.m. Thursday, Hernando Council No. 1 Senior Citizens Center, 8187 Fort Dade Ave. Guests are welcome. The club is an AKC-licensed all-breed dog club established to promote community awareness of responsible dog ownership. Members are active in community services and activities that can be shared with their dogs. Elaine or Lee, 688-0554.

Old Hernando History Roundtable: Lunch at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, John's Corner Family Restaurant, 711 S Broad St. Archaeologist Gary Ellis will present "Indians and Archaeology of Hernando County" at 12:30 p.m. Meetings are held quarterly. Annual dues are $10 per couple. Roger Landers, 796-5420.

Hernando Beach

Nature Coast Parrot Head Club: 6 p.m. Friday, R Beach, 4054 Shoal Line Blvd. Mark Sonnier, 556-4459. Visit Parrot Heads in Paradise, the international organization of Parrot Head clubs, online at http://phip.com/.

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Sunshine State Muscle Car Club: Informal meetings are on Saturday evenings at Shakers Grille, 31077 Cortez Blvd. Visit the Web site at www.ssmcc.net, e-mail to ssmcc@ssmcc.net or call 584-0828.

Spring Hill

ABATE of Florida, Freedom Chapter: 10 a.m. today, 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, who has been married 62 years to her husband, William, 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 required. Loretta, 686-9923, or Charlotte, 686-2425.

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

Daughters of the British Empire, War of the Roses Chapter: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. The speaker will be Ruth Savage, marketing director for Spring Oaks; she will discuss assisted living and respite. Following the meeting, members and guests will have an informal get-together. This organization was established in 1909; the local chapter formed in 2006. Meetings are on the last Saturday of each month. Julia Peterson, 688-2848, or Maria Adams, 684-8509.

General Federation of Women's Clubs, Spring Hill Service League: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. All Hernando County women are invited. Nancy Cannon, 596-9690.

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. 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.

Irish American Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Center, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Anyone of Irish heritage, by birth or marriage, is welcome. Louise, 597-2213.

Monday Crafters: Noon to 3 p.m. Mondays, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive. New members of all ages welcome. Helen, 597-1538.

Monday Night Singles: 7 p.m. Mondays, Perkins Family Restaurant, 4685 Commercial Way. Joanne, 596-6969.

New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. The installation of officers and Valentine's Day dinner will be at this meeting. Annual dues must be paid in order to be included on the roster of members. Rae, 597-2433.

New York City Department of Sanitation Retirees: Meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Refreshments will be served. All sanitation retirees are welcome. 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.

Pasco Christian Homeschooling Association, Hernando Chapter: Family meeting, 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Family First Assembly, 12435 Spring Hill Drive. This is a nondenominational Christian homeschool support group. Meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month from August through May. Cheryl Picerno, 684-4844 or aianogal@yahoo.com.

Poor Rich's Chess Club of Hernando County: 6:30 to 10 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, cafeteria, Oak Hill Hospital, Cortez Boulevard. Bring chess set; club sets are available. Instructions provided to new and less-experienced players. Schoolchildren welcome. Annual dues are $10, which includes all family members. Club members are currently working with school chess clubs at Central High School and Challenger K-8. The club is also offering a college scholarship again this year. Jim, 683-7560, or Andy, 428-8272.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County: 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Weekly activities include: card days from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, and 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays; shuffleboard at 8 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays; arts and crafts from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; line dancing at 1 p.m. Fridays; and bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. 596-1095.

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 and worked for 10 years as assistant and studio painter for world-renowned pop artist James Rosenquist. Isabelle, 683-5452. Go online to www.springhillartleague.com.

Spring Hill Duplicate Bridge Club: 12:30 p.m. Mondays and Fridays, Regency Oaks clubhouse, 4445 Breakwater Blvd., Spring Hill. Lois, 686-7283.

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: PhotoShop Elements, 8 a.m. Monday; Using Your Spreadsheet Program, 7 p.m. Wednesday. 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 www.shtcc.net.

Wisconsin Club: On Wednesday, club members will go to Cody's Original Roadhouse Grill and Bar, 3101 Commercial Way. Those going are asked to be there between 4 and 4:15 p.m. 666-2974.

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Fraternal Order of Eagles, Weeki Wachee Aerie 4372: Open 10 a.m. to midnight Mondays through Saturdays and noon to midnight on Sundays, 8263 Cortez Blvd. Open pool table on Wednesdays; steak shoot, 5 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, which includes free hot dogs; chicken, shrimp or all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays; quesadillas available on Saturdays; wings are served and Texas Hold'em starts at 1 p.m. on Sundays; bingo at 5:15 p.m. on the first and third Mondays. 597-1586.

Hernando Harmonizers Men's Barbershop Chorus, Chapter P-047: 7 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The director is Jerry McPhail. New singers are welcome to join this men's a cappella chorus. Art Ellingsen, 688-1182, or Doug Stewart, 688-0392. The Web site is at www.hernandoharmonizers.com.

Nature Coast Festival Singers: Rehearsals, 7 p.m. Mondays, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. The Spring concert will include Faure's Requiem and other selections of new and old favorites. The director is Jim Urbanski. Concerts are planned for 3 p.m. March 16, March 30 and April 6 at locations to be announced at a later date. Shirley, 597-2235.

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 (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.

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