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By Times Staff Writer
Published December 16, 2007
Daughters of the American Revolution, Annuttaliga Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Monday, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive. A Christmas musical program will be given by Paula Whitaker's students. RSVP. Lynette Grossenbacher, 544-8162.
German American Club: New Year's Eve party, Dec. 31, Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. Doors open at 6 p.m., buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m. and dancing from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Music provided by Manni Daum. Dress code is formal to semi-formal. Tickets paid in advance are $20 for members, $35 for guests; at the door the cost is an additional $5 per ticket. Lisa, 688-3744 or send checks to the club at P.O. Box 5341, Spring Hill, FL 34611. Call Ed for club information, 684-2656.
Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include: Genealogy, 10 a.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows Vista class 3 of 3, 1 p.m. Monday; Introduction to Computers with Windows XP (class 3 of 3), 10 a.m. Wednesday; Shoot, Import, Organize and Improve Digital Images, 1 p.m. Wednesday; Vista DVD Maker, 7 p.m. Wednesday. These will be the last lectures of the the year. Classes will resume in January. All programs are at the Hernando County Shrine Club, 13400 Montour St. www.hcc.org or 592-0070.
Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708: 7 p.m. Thursday, at the detachment, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road. New members welcome; bring a copy of your DD214. Manny Miller, 597-7979.
Order of the Eastern Star, Spring Hill Chapter 323: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 13402 Montour St. 597-1209.
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 political awareness. The group meets the third Sunday of every month. David, 232-3927, or Robert, 584-1278.
Bellsouth Telephone Pioneers LMC (Telcom Pioneers): There will not be a general meeting this month. Instead, members will be going to the Christmas show at the Show Palace Dinner Theater in Hudson at 12:45 p.m today. Jerry Abenante, 688-5825.
Daughters of the American Revolution, Winding Waters Chapter: Annual Christmas party, noon Thursday, Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane. Membership is open to women 18 and older who can prove lineal decent from a patriot of the American Revolution. 596-2457.
Grumman Retiree Club, Florida Midwest Chapter: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Wellington clubhouse, 400 Wexford Blvd. The cost for the luncheon is $13, which must be paid in advance. Entertainment will be provided by a quartet from the Hernando Harmonizers men's barbershop chorus. Those attending are asked to bring an unwrapped new toy for Toys for Tots and nonperishable food; members of the Marines will come to collect the toys, as well as food for the needy. Hank Mehl, 686-2735. All Grumman and Northrop Grumman retirees and their guests are welcome.
Michigan Club: Christmas gathering, 4 p.m. Friday, Inn on the Gulf, 6330 Clark St., Hudson. Call Sue for details, 799-0897. The club meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. There will not be a meeting in December. The next meeting will be Jan. 23. Tom, 688-0986.
New Jersey Club: Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Hernando County Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road. Bring Christmas cookies to share. Rae, 597-2433.
Out-n-About singles: Meeting/social, 7 p.m. Monday, Java Bean, 13157 Cortez Blvd. Members also gather for coffee and pastries at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Java Bean. This is a singles club for ages 30-60. 797-6116 or e-mail to email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Suncoast Ship Model Society: 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Weeki Wachee Senior Citizens Club, 3357 Susan Drive. There will be a program on the installation of steam engines, boilers and other related equipment in model boats. All interested modelers are welcome. Jim, 592-6419 or go online to www.geocities.com/suncoastshipmodelsociety/.
Polish-American Social Club: Christmas Day Dinner Dance, Dec. 25, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. The dinner selection is traditional kielbasa with ham and pierogi, or chicken parmesan, which will be served from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Dinner will include the Christmas wafer. Dancing to the Music Blenders from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $12 for members and $14 for nonmembers and guests. To guarantee menu choice, reservations should be made by Monday. The club will be closed Dec. 23. Genia, 683-5360, or Josephine, (727) 862-1520.
Traditional Rug Hooking Group: 10:30 a.m. Saturdays, Veterans Memorial Park, 14333 Hicks Road. The group makes fine-cut and primitive hooked rugs. Nancy Wood, (727) 863-8637.
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