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By Times Staff Writer
Published September 2, 2007
Hernando Area Boat Club: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aripeka Community Club, 1393 Osowaw Blvd. The club promotes safe boating through activities on the Gulf of Mexico. Members also share knowledge and information about GPS and other electronics. Bill, 666-1725.
Brooksville Book Discussion Group: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Lykes Memorial Library, 238 Howell Ave. The book to be discussed is The Sparrow, by Mary Doria Russell. It is a story that shifts between two 21st century time periods, telling what happens when a man tries to do the right thing for the right reasons and ends up causing incalculable harm. 754-4866.
Brooksville Woman's Club: Covered-dish salad luncheon at noon and general meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, 131 S Main St. The cost is $3 for those who bring a dish and $6 for those without. The program will be on Pasco-Hernando Community College's scholarship recipients through the BWC Educational Program. The Woman's Club's annual Victorian English tea will be from noon to 4 p.m. Oct. 15-19 during the Founders Week celebration. The cost will be $5. Cherry, 799-3801, or Yvonne, 796-6026 or 848-7988.
Embroiderers' Guild of America, Sandhill Crane Chapter: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. W. Membership is open to anyone interested in stitching, from those wishing to learn to experienced stitchers. All types of needlework are covered, including cross stitch, needlepoint, crewel and surface embroidery. 596-1415.
German-American Club of Spring Hill: Membership meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. A welcome-back dance will be 7 to 11 p.m. Sept. 21. Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served. The dress code is casual. The cost in advance is $7 for members and $10 for guests; the cost at the door is $9 for members, $12 for guests. For tickets, call Ursula, 727 697-2761, or mail check to the club at P.O. Box 5341, Spring Hill, FL 34611. For club info, call Ed, 684-2656.
Hernando Computer Club: Club picnic, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Crews Lake Park, off Shady Hills Road, Shady Hills. Those attending should bring the meat they plan to have barbecued and a potluck dish. Drinks will be provided. For a list of classes, special interest groups and hands-on labs, visit the Web site at www.hcc.org. All classes are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. 592-0070.
Scottish Club of West Central Florida: 1 p.m. today, American Legion Post 99, 208 E Fort Dade Ave. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to share and their own table service. Desserts will be provided. Chris, 796-0170.
Fantasy African Violet Club: 1 p.m. Saturday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd., behind Oak Hill Hospital. The club's objective is to instruct the proper growth of African violets and their species. Guests are welcome. Thad Scaggs, 398-1679.
Gulf Coast WAVES Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. New members are welcome. The unit is open to women who served in the Navy, WAVES, Coast Guard, SPARS, Navy Nurses and Women Marines. Mary, 683-5699, or Theona, 683-2032.
Illinois Club: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The Steel Drums of Holy Cross will entertain. New members are welcome; the club is open to anyone who has lived in Illinois at one time or another, as well as spouses. Annual dues are $12. Nick Lovero, 684-4096.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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.