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By Times Staff Writer
Published September 4, 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, such as picnics, fishing, river cruises and lake tours. Members also share knowledge and information about GPS and other electronics. Meetings are on the first Wednesday of each month. Bill, 666-1725.
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 to 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.
Florida Native Plant Society: 7 p.m. Monday, Hernando County Cooperative Extension Service, 19490 Oliver St. The program will be "Cypress Forests of Florida: Will We Turn Our Heritage to Mulch?" The speakers will be Joe Murphy of the Gulf Restoration Network, who will talk about historical cypress logging practices and his organization's efforts to stop cypress harvesting for mulch, and George Kish of the Florida Native Plant Society board of directors, who will address cypress forest ecology and alternatives to cypress mulch. Visitors welcome. Cindy Liberton, 583-2384 evenings or e-mail email@example.com
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 for those who pay in advance is $7 for members, $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 information, 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.
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 youth ages 11 to 18. Deputy Cmdr. Lt. James Angelo, 688-5214.
Hernando Society of Model Engineers: Noon to 1:30 p.m. today, Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 S Broad St. The group has an HO model railroad in the Community Building at the fairgrounds. New members and visitors welcome. There is no cost to attend. 596-4709.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Guests welcome. Gerrie Bishop, 754-4204.
Pennsylvania Club of Spring Hill: 10 a.m. Sept. 11, Marine Corps League Detachment 708, at 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. Menu choice is spaghetti with meatballs or chicken fingers with fries and coleslaw; the meal includes garlic bread, salad and sherbet. David Lambert of Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative will speak about lightning and Operation Roundup. The cost for the meal is $9 per person. Reservations and payment are required by today; no payments accepted at the door. Checks are to be mailed to the club at P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. For club membership, call Frank, 666-0009.
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.
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 welcome. Thad Scaggs, 398-1679.
Gulf Coast WAVES Unit 27: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, IHOP, 3660 Commercial Way. New members 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.
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 not necessary. The director is Jeannine Zack. Tessie, 686-4122, or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Illinois Club: 1 p.m. Friday, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. The Steel Drums of Holy Cross will entertain. New members 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.
Italian-American Club of Hernando County: 1 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Coulton Building, 2301 Deltona Ave. A free ice cream party will be held for members. Entertainment will be horse racing. Coffee and cake will be served. A river boat cruise and dinner in October is being planned. Visitors welcome, but are asked to call Joe or Nancy, 799-5214.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, Lake House, 1202 Kenlake Ave. Guests welcome. Beverly Reso, 683-7668.
NARVRE (Retired Railroad Workers): Noon Sept. 12, Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Ave. The meeting will follow lunch. Membership annual dues are $12 for a single, $22 for couples. Spouses welcome. Lynn, 796-0477.
Nature Coast English Car Club: Meet for breakfast, 8 a.m. Saturday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Bob Shutler, 597-7564.
Nature Coast Orators, International Toastmasters Unit 8122: 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. (in the room behind the cafeteria). This group is for those who want to learn about public speaking or become better conversationalists. Bill and Carol Newell, 683-0420.
Nature Coast Republican Women's Network: 6 p.m. today, Hernando Medical Center, fourth-floor conference room, Oak Hill Hospital, 11375 Cortez Blvd. The speaker will be state Sen. Mike Fasano, who will discuss taxes and insurance. Fasano is a member of the Task Force on Citizens Property Insurance Claims Handling and Resolution. He is chairman of the Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Committee and is the majority whip. Norma Karpiscak, 684-7028.
New York State Club: 5 p.m. Thursday, Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Dinner choice is stuffed pork chop or chicken. Call Barbara for reservations, 683-1469. For membership information, call Maryann, 666-9510; for trips, call Terry, 683-0306; for bowling, call Marge, 686-8015.
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 email@example.com
Republican Club of Wellington: 3 p.m. Wednesday, Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The speaker will be Karen Nicolai, clerk of the Circuit Court of Hernando County, who is responsible for civil and criminal court matters and passports, among other things. Tom Spence, 684-7771.The club will host an "Old Time Country Hoedown" from 6 to 10 p.m. Sept. 15 at the Wellington clubhouse. Cocktails will be at 6 p.m., and a barbecue buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. followed by square dancing with caller Bob Bourassa. The cost is $21 per person. Tickets are limited; call Spence at above number.
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 welcome. Brooks Edwards, 666-4107, or Josh Kelly, 684-0313. Visit the Web site at www.shcrotary.com.
Singles Unlimited Social Group: 6:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2301 Deltona Blvd. This is a singles group for 55 and older. Meetings are the second and fourth Saturday of each month. The second Saturday is for planning the calendar; the fourth Saturday is strictly social. The club celebrates the month's birthdays with cake and coffee; plays cards and board games; holds ice cream socials, picnics, potlucks, and participates in other activities. New members welcome. Lori, 688-8810, or Frank, 684-1797.
Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Hernando County Senior Citizen Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Non-Italians welcome. Doreen, 686-7479.
Sons of Norway, Sun Viking Lodge 607: 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. The group will celebrate Brothers and Sisters Night. A spaghetti-and-meatball dinner will be served. Entertainment will be provided by the women. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations required by Monday. Ed Link, 686-6538; Gladys Balzarano, (727) 868-6302, or Lottie Petrucci, 382-4574.
Spring Hill Camera Club: 7 p.m. Monday, Spring Hill Enrichment Center, 11375 Cortez Blvd. The presentation will be "Photos of China" by Mike and Ellen Eckstein and Don and Brenda Tupis. Strat, 684-1850. Visit the club's Web site at http://meckstein.com/SHCC/Home.html.
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive. All modelers interested in building model boats and ships are invited. Jim, 592-6419. Visit the Web site at www.geocities.com/suncoastshipmodelsociety/.
Women's Connection, Spring Hill/Brooksville Christian Women's Club: "Looking Your Best for Less" fashion show and luncheon, noon to 1:30 p.m. Sept. 11 at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Fashions will be presented by Bealls Outlet. The speaker will be Betty Blackwell, who will discuss "Is My Life Up to Date?" The cost is $12.50. For reservations or information, call Dolores at 799-3735. Free nursery care is available with advance reservations.
After 5 Connection, Christian Women's Club: "Changing Seasons Dinner," 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, Heather Golf and Country Club, 7406 St. Andrews Blvd. Music will be provided by Maria Goodsell. The speaker will be Betty Blackwell from Fort Myers, who will discuss "From Grains of Sand to Pearls." The cost is $10. Reservations required by Thursday. Call Maisie at 596-0335 or Joanna at 686-2002.
Sons of the American Revolution, Withlacoochee Chapter: 11 a.m. Saturday, Inverness Golf and Country Club, 3150 S Country Club Drive. This is an educational, historical, patriotic and benevolent organization. Membership is composed of men in Citrus and Hernando counties who are lineal descendants of patriots of the American Revolution. Richard Sumner, 754-8928, or John Camillo, (352) 382-7383. Visit the Web site at www.flssarwith.org.
Ladies of Aripeka Elks 2520: Card party luncheon, Thursday, 9135 Denton Ave. Doors open at 11 a.m., lunch at noon followed by card games. The cost is $5 for lunch and games or $3.50 for lunch only. Other games welcome. 683-0062 or (727) 863-0653.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. The dinner selection is beef stroganoff or chicken, which will be served from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Dancing to the Music Blenders from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members, $12 for nonmembers and guests. To guarantee menu choice, make reservations. Genia, 683-5360, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
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 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.