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By Phyllis Day, Times Staff Writer
Published February 26, 2008
Genealogy Society of Hernando County: 6:30 p.m. today, Family History Center, 21043 Yontz Road. Bill Clark will speak and field questions about early Hernando County history. Visitors are welcome. Kathleen Marsh, 796-1623.
Hernando Audubon Society: Meeting, 7 p.m. Thursday, Hernando County Community Center, 205 E Fort Dade Ave. Author and St. Petersburg Times reporter Jeff Klinkenberg will speak. Joe Murphy, 583-0870.
Hernando Computer Club: This week's classes include: 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. www.hcc.org 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 Quilters Guild: 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Christ Lutheran Church, 475 North Ave. Annual dues are $18. Members have monthly meetings and workshops and make trips to quilt shows and shops. First meeting is free. Bonnie, 686-7348.
Kiwanis Club of Brooksville: 6 p.m. Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Guests are welcome. Gerrie Bishop, 754-4204.
Kiwanis Club of Ridge Manor:7 p.m. Thursday, Denny's Restaurant, 13015 Cortez Blvd. Jim Nico, president, 799-0901.
Rotary Club of Brooksville: Noon Tuesdays, Brooksville Golf and Country Club at Majestic Oaks, 23446 Links Drive (off Croom Road). Richard Trump, 796-1143.
Hernando County AARP: Health Care Talk and lunch, noon, today, Kally K's Restaurant, 3383 Commercial Way. The meeting will begin at 1 p.m. following lunch. Diana C. Brijbag, a nationally certified medical manager, will speak. Also speaking will be Brian Brijbag, Diana's son. Seniors who are not AARP members and new members are welcome. Mickey, 596-2046 or Rose, 688-5606.
Hernando County LaSertoma Club: 11 a.m. Monday, Guido's Restaurant, 7219 Forest Oaks Blvd. The speaker will be David Lambert of Withlacoochee River Electric Cooperative. Chris, 397-4304.
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, with cake and green punch. Visitors welcome. Joe, 799-5214, or Theresa, 683-6712.
John Brown Woodcarvers:9:30 a.m. Wednesdays, Faith Evangelical Free Church, 5338 Freeport Drive. All types of woodcarvers, at all skill levels, are welcome. There are no membership fees. 688-7605 or 597-8061.
Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill: Noon Tuesdays, 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. today, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. There 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.
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.
Out-N-About Singles: Coffee and pastries, 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Starbucks, 13163 Cortez Blvd. This is a singles club for ages 30 to 60. 797-6116 or send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Pennsylvania Club of Spring Hill: Lunch meeting, 10 a.m. March 11, Wellington at Seven Hills, 400 Wexford Blvd. Reservations must be made by Monday. The annual auction and bake sale will be at this meeting; donations are needed. The meal is $10 per person. Checks can be mailed to: P.O. Box 6024, Spring Hill, FL 34611. The 2008 dues of $10 are due. Membership is open to all former residents of Pennsylvania. Jane, 848-0110.
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.org.
Spring Hill Garden Club/Nursery/Nature Coast Botanical Gardens: 1 p.m. today, Forest Oaks Lutheran Church, 8555 Forest Oaks Blvd. John Walkinshaw, environmental specialist, will present a slide show on Hernando County watersheds. 683-9933.
Spring Hill Women's Chorus:9 a.m. Tuesdays, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 6193 Spring Hill Drive. New members welcome. Esther Lamoreaux, 688-6099, or Sandra Termin, 684-7173.
Spring Hill Teaching Computer Club: This week's classes include: Advanced Digital Picture Special Interest Group, 7 p.m. today; 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 www.shtcc.net.
St. Theresa Social Club: Monthly luncheon, 11:30 a.m. today, parish hall, 1107 Commercial Way. The club will take a 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.
Polish-American Social Club: Dinner-dance, Sunday, 7615 New Jersey Ave., Hudson. Doors open at 12:15 p.m. Dinner will be served from 12:45 to 2:15 p.m. Dancing to the Music Blenders from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 for members and $12 for nonmembers and guests. Proper dance attire is requested. To guarantee menu choice, make reservations. Marcella, 597-5908, 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 email@example.com 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.