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Brooksville Elks Lodge 2582 fish fry, Halloween party

14494 Cortez Blvd. Fish fry, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. Halloween party, 5:30 p.m. Oct. 26. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-2582 or visit


Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 10 a.m. Friday, LDS Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. A DVD, The Human Family Tree, Tracing the Human Journey Through Time, will be shown. Genealogy help will be provided at 9 a.m., prior to the meeting. Visitors welcome. Bunny Ryczek, (352) 247-6895.

German-American Club of Spring Hill: Oktoberfest dance, Friday, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Doors open at 4 p.m. Food will be served from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m., including leberkase, bratwurst, potato salad, sauerkraut and rolls. Dancing to music by Manni Daum from 6 to 10 p.m. Guests should bring their own beverages. Tickets must be purchased in advance. $18 for members; $22 for guests. Lisa Yaskulski, (352) 688-3744.

Hernando County Branch NAACP: General membership meeting, 5:30 p.m. Monday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. Paul Douglas, (352) 428-0477 or

Hernando County Kennel Club: 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.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, west of Brooksville. Halloween party, 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26. Includes music, dancing and a costume contest. Tickets are $5; bring a covered dish to share. Nonmembers welcome. For the weekly schedule of events, visit the website at (352) 597-7979.

West Central Florida Coasties/Coast Guard Veterans: 1 p.m. Saturday, Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd. All Coastie veterans welcome. Meetings are on the third Saturday of each month. Charlie Jensen, (352) 503-6019.

Yasmin Shrine Guild: Fashion show, 11 a.m. Oct. 26, Hernando Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St., off Sunshine Grove Road. Fashions will be presented by Boutique on Wheels. Tickets are $14 and include a luncheon and a mimosa. No tickets will be sold at the door; Friday is the deadline to purchase tickets. Proceeds benefit the education fund for children at Shriners hospitals. Cheryl, (352) 279-9416, or Carol, (352) 238-3956.

Hernando Beach

Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9236: 3435 Shoal Line Blvd. Fish and shrimp dinner, 5 to 7 p.m. Friday. $5.50 for fish, $6.50 for shrimp and $7.50 for combo. For weekly schedule, call (352) 596-9236.

Spring Hill

African-American Club of Hernando: Fall Fashion Bling luncheon and fashion show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 26, Palace Grand, 275 Della Court. Fashions by Patricia's Boutique. Tickets are $30. Mertie, (352) 597-8098, or Velda, (352) 666-4421.

Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. This is the first meeting of the season. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal descent from a patriot of the American Revolution. Help with genealogy can be provided. Suzy, (352) 799-6249.

Hernando Computer Club: General meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, Grace Presbyterian Church, 8375 Spring Hill Drive. For class schedule, visit or call (352) 684-7171.

Hernando Porcelain Artists: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, LifeSouth Community Blood Center, second floor, 12395 Cortez Blvd. Irene Edholm will demonstrate snowberries and holly on a small vase or tray. Bring a porcelain piece, palette, pen oil and a fine-point pen. Visitors welcome. Judy, (352) 592-4814.

Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee: 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, IHOP, 3636 Commercial Way. Dana Cutlip, (352) 428-4714. Web:

Opera Lover's Club: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Forest Glenn Retirement Village, 1431 Friar Tuck Lane. The topic will be "What Makes a Great Soprano?" Visitors welcome. Kathy Hoover, (352) 688-4741. Web:

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502: 5:30 p.m. Oct. 23, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Laura, (352) 684-7460, or Rose, (352) 600-9872. Web:

Spring Hill Aglow International Lighthouse: 8:45 a.m. Monday, Atria Evergreen Woods, 7030 Evergreen Woods Trail. The speaker will be Lanette Escobar, author of A Journey Behind Prison Walls. An optional buffet is available for $8.50. RSVP to Loretta, (352) 610-4164, or Rachael, (352) 848-4182.

Spring Hill Art League: Ceramic demonstration by Michelle Margotta from Artful Possibilities, 7 p.m. Monday, United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. A brief meeting will follow the demonstration. A workshop will be offered Oct. 25 at Artful Possibilities, 13139 Spring Hill Drive. The cost is $30 for members and $40 for nonmembers; supplies included. Jana Withers, (727) 271-2787.

Spring Hill Garden Club: 1 p.m. Tuesday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be Jeff Rundell of the Orchid Society. Also, Joyce Fowler of Joy Orchids will have orchids available for purchase and offer advice on their care. Nonmembers welcome. The club maintains the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens and Plant Nursery at 1489 Parker Ave., as well as the landmark Spring Hill waterfall entrance. Volunteers are needed. (352) 683-9933. Web:

St. Theresa Social Club: Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. Bingo is at 5:45 p.m. Mondays. Open to singles and couples. Annual dues are $5. For bingo, contact Oscar, (352) 600-9361. For members, contact Carol, (352) 346-9165.

United Methodist Women: 9 a.m. Monday, First United Methodist Church, 9344 Spring Hill Drive. Jacque Coffee, an author, teacher, artist and coach, will speak. (352) 683-2600.


Michigan Club: Meeting and style show, 12:30 to 3 p.m. today, Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way. Meet for dinner, 4 p.m. Friday, La Bella Napoli, 7386 Shoal Line Blvd. Members will go on the Island Paradise charter on Oct. 24. The boat leaves at 10:30 a.m. from Ramada Bayside Marina. The cost is $35. Dave or Barb Selbach, (352) 592-9663, or Martha Wauters, (352) 596-4808.

Citrus County


Tarpon Coast Fly Fishers of Spring Hill: Fly Fishing Expo, 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, at Plantation on Crystal River, 9301 W Fort Island Trail. Fly fishing legends Flip Pallot and Chico Fernandez will be on hand, as well as other renowned educators who will give free seminars on fly tying, rod building and tips on casting. Admission is $10; children 15 and younger admitted free. Visit or call Roger Maler, (352) 293-3322.

Pasco County


Polish-American Social Club: 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Country-Western dinner-dance, 12:15 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Dinner served from 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. Dancing to Happy Music by Jeanne from 2:15 to 5 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $13 for nonmembers. An indoor Fall Festival Picnic and Auction will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 23. $6. 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 (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.