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Brooksville/Spring Hill Adult Table Tennis Club: Play night, 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays, Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place. The cost is $3 per night. Open to adults 18 and older, at all competency levels. Bob, 397-3635.

Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Bill Clark will speak and field questions about early Hernando County, with general discussion to follow. Visitors are welcome. Kathleen Marsh, 796-1623.

Hernando Audubon Society: Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Community Activity Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Author Jeff Klinkenberg of the St. Petersburg Times will be the guest speaker. He is the author of Seasons of Real Florida and Dispatches from the Land of Flowers. Joe Murphy, 583-0870.

Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include: Introduction to Windows Vista (part 4 of 4), 10 a.m. today; Refilling Your Ink Cartridges and Using MP3 Players, 7 p.m. today; Microsoft PowerPoint for Punch, 10 a.m. Wednesday; Vista DVD Maker, 1 p.m. Wednesday, and Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (part 4 of 4), 7 p.m. Wednesday. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. or 592-0070.

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: 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, 3151 Air Commerce Blvd. This aviation-oriented organization is an auxiliary of the Air Force. Cadet training is available for adults, as well as youths ages 11-18. Deputy Commander Lt. James Angelo, 688-5214.

Hernando Quilters Guild: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. Annual dues are $18. Members enjoy monthly meetings, workshops and trips to quilt shows and shops. First meeting is free. Bonnie, 686-7348.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. After dinner there is a speaker. Visitors welcome. Joan Lynch, 686-8180.

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

Hernando Beach

Hernando Beach Club: Weekly events include TV sports event, card playing, pool and bar bingo at noon on Sundays. Dinner, 6:30 p.m. Fridays. The cost is $8-$10, with a cash bar available (nonmembers can participate in two dinners without joining club). Reservations are required by Tuesday. 3145 Flamingo Blvd. Call Bunni for details and reservations, 688-4976. Visit the Web site at


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

Spring Hill

Hernando County Branch of NAACP: General membership meeting, 6:30 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Branch/Harold G. Zopp Memorial Library, 9220 Spring Hill Drive. Wayman, 442-4242 or Evelyn, 684-0340.

Italian-American Club: 1 p.m., Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Coulton Building, 2301 Deltona Ave. Four new members will be inducted. Also, members will celebrate St. Patrick's Day early and have cake and green punch. Visitors welcome. Joe, 799-5214 or Theresa, 683-6712.

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

Knights of Columbus, St. Jude Council 6383 Ladies' Auxiliary: Business meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday, hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Program will be a short business meeting, followed by a speaker providing information on the Reach Out for Cancer Kids program. All Christian ladies welcome. Lorraine, 686-7691.

Michigan Club: 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Senior Citizens Club, 7825 Rhanbuoy Road. All former or current Michigan residents welcome. Tom, 688-0986.

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

Nature Coast Decorative Artists: 9 a.m. Saturday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Center, 3357 Susan Drive. The monthly project is "Butterfly and Geraniums." Grisaille technique on wooden plate taught by Pat Otto. Ellen, 688-6875 or Andi, 666-9091.

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.

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, 11:45 a.m. Thursdays, Wellington at Seven Hills clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd., off Mariner Boulevard. Guests are welcome. Brooks Edwards, 666-4107, or Josh Kelly, 684-0313. Visit the Web site at

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 Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center (behind Oak Hill Hospital), 11375 Cortez Blvd. Photo competition: Members Competition Night. Guests, visitors and new members welcome. Strat, 684-1850.

Spring Hill Garden Club/Nursery/Nature Coast Botanical Gardens: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. John Walkinshaw, environmental specialist, will present a slide presentation on watersheds for Hernando County. 683-9933.

Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: PhotoShop Elements, 9 a.m. Monday; Advanced Digital Picture Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. Tuesday; Computer Backups, 7 p.m. Wednesday, and Basic Digital Picture Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. Thursday. 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

Spring Hill Women's Chorus: 9 a.m. Tuesdays, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. The chorus performs for civic clubs and organizations, nursing homes, luncheons and parties. New members welcome. Esther Lamoreaux, 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, 684-7173.

St. Theresa Social Club: Monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Club will take bus trip to Tampa Bay Downs on Thursday. Membership is open to singles and couples, male and female. Dues are $3 per year. Anita, 684-5771.

West Hernando-Spring Hill Hadassah: 1 p.m. Monday, Temple Beth David, 13158 Antelope St. A representative from Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative will speak on hurricane preparedness. Members are asked to bring a personal item for the armed forces serving in Iraq. Refreshments will be served. Debby, 596-5001.

United Communities of Hernando County: 7 p.m. Monday, fourth-floor conference room, Medical Office Building, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be Ed Carr, president of Hernando County Association of Realtors, who will give an update on real estate, homes and mortgages. There will be a discussion of issues affecting homeowners associations in Hernando County. Anyone interested is invited to attend. Members are reminded that association and membership dues are now due. Also, the organization is updating its records; associations whose leadership has changed should get that information to United Communities as soon as possible. 686-1851 or


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.