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Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Monday of the month at the Gulf Coast Amateur Radio Club clubhouse, 6909 Tierra Verde St., Port Richey. All HAM radio operators and those interested in HAM radio and emergency communications are welcome and encouraged to attend. Join the group during its club radio net at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday nights on the club’s repeater WA4GDN, 146.670 MHz. For information, call Bill at (727) 869-0784.

Spring Hill Amateur Radio Club meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of every month at the Oak Hill Hospital Partner’s Club, 11375 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. Anyone interested in Ham Radio is welcome to attend. Testing for an FCC license is conducted at 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of each month at the same location. The club operates a 2-meter repeater on 146.805 MHz (no tone). Every Tuesday the club conducts two nets: a SKYWARN Weather Net at 7:15 p.m. and a Club net at 7:30 p.m. Anyone with a Ham radio license is welcome to participate in both nets and attend monthly meetings. For club information, visit or call Dave KB3GYN at (352) 684-3925.

U.S. Air Force is seeking prior enlisted men and women from all services interested in either direct duty assignments in previously obtained career fields or re-training into select career fields. For information, call (352) 597-6901 or visit

Brooksville Rotary Club meets at noon every Tuesday at Brooksville Country Club, 23446 Links Drive, off Croom Road. Rotary members are devoted to helping the local, national and international communities via charity events and volunteerism. Local organizations supported include New Beginnings Youth Shelter, American Cancer Society Relay for Life and Hernando County Fair. For information, visit or call Terry Weaver at (352) 796-9891.

Spring Hill Rotary Club meets every Thursday at 12:15 p.m. for lunch at Silverthorn Golf & Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane in Brooksville. The club is seeking new members. For information, call Robin at (352) 797-4645.

Kiwanis Club of Brooksville Ridge meets from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Fridays at Country Kitchen, 20133 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. For information, call Dave Mickelson at (352) 428-7508.

Kiwanis Club of Spring Hill meets from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesdays at the PHCC Spring Hill campus in Building B, 450 Beverly Court. For information on events and speaker opportunities, visit or call Susan Myers at (352) 428-3717.

Kiwanis Club of the Nature Coast meets from 6 to 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Up4Breakfast, 14359 Spring Hill Drive in Spring Hill. For information, call Al Johnson at (352) 684-1661.

Kiwanis Club of Weeki Wachee meets the first and third Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. at the IHop, 3636 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. For information, call Steve Wilson (352) 442-2259 or visit

Children’s Home Society of Florida has been helping children and their families. We are in need of volunteers to help our Brooksville office in administrative support, family finding, nursing, and transportation. Volunteers will have to complete background and DMV checks. If you are interested in helping us serve children and families in need, please contact Steve Homan with Children’s Home Society at (352) 754-1111 ext. 34.

Guardian ad Litem volunteers needed for Hernando County children. Become an advocate for an abused or neglected child. Call Lynn Sennett at (352) 274-5231 or e-mail her at Lynn.Sennett@GAL.FL.Gov. For information and an application, visit our website at

Grief Share Recovery support group will meet 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturdays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Northcliffe Baptist Church, 10515 Northcliffe Blvd. in Spring Hill. The group offers experts to assist those with the process of grieving and recovery when a loved one dies. Meetings are free and open to anyone to attend. For information, call (352) 683-5882.

People Helping People Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, offers Sunday, weekend and senior blessings. PHP is a volunteer, interfaith community helping homeless and needy individuals and families in Hernando County. Community support is much needed with volunteers and donations, including help in preparing and serving meals. All donations collected remain in Hernando County. For information, call (352) 686-4466 or visit; mailing address is P.O. Box 6182, Spring Hill 34611.

Parrot Sanctuary offers owners of parrots or macaws who are no longer able to care for the birds a safe home for them. Age of bird does not matter; must be healthy. For information, call (352) 592-5959.

The Nature Coast Orators Toastmasters Club, a member of Toastmaster International, meets every Wednesday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Brooksville Regional Hospital’s Enrichment Center and the Medical Arts Complex, 17240 Cortez Blvd., Room 120, in Brooksville. For information, call (352) 796-9891.

Quilting Classes and instruction will be held at the Tri County Community Center, 28444 Forbes Street in Nobelton, every Thursday at noon. Provide your own material and sewing machine. Will help get you started, please call for information (352) 568-0216.

Weeki Wachee Woodcarvers Association meets from 7 to 9 p.m. the second Monday of each month at the Weeki Wachee Senior Center at 3357 Susan Drive in Spring Hill. Demonstrations of all aspects of carving are presented, and the club consists of novices to masters. Members share ideas and advice; socializing; dessert and coffee. Anyone interested in woodcarving or its related activities (painting, burning, mounting, environment, etc.) is invited to attend. Annual dues are $10; applications are available at club meetings. Guests are welcome, and all ages may participate. For information, call George Lytle at (352) 610-4025 or Mike Rice at (352) 683-9087.

High Point Community offers dance classes. Line dancing on Mondays from 1 to 3 p.m. and ballroom every Wednesday, the beginner lessons are from 2 to 3 p.m. and intermediate/advanced from 3 to 4 p.m. located at the High Point Community Center, 12249 Clubhouse Road, Brooksville. For information, call her at (352) 683-8007.

Hernando Hills Hi-Lites will meet for rehearsal at 7 p.m. every Monday at Fellowship Community Church, 11250 Spring Hill Drive, Spring Hill. The women’s chorus invites women of all races and creeds who can carry a tune and love to sing. The chorus sings a cappella, four-part harmony. The Hi-Lites perform at many community functions, as well as private celebrations and are members of Harmony Inc., an organization of more than 20,000 outstanding women, and compete at area and international levels. For information, call Norma at (352) 540-9192.

Hernando Harmonizers has openings for singers. Men who love to sing are invited to join the Hernando Harmonizers of the Barbershop Harmony Society every Monday at Nativity Lutheran Church, 6363 Commercial Way, just north of the intersection of State Road 50 and U.S. 19, Weeki Wachee. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and singing begins at 7. Singers have an opportunity to participate in community performances, annual show, competitions, etc. Guests are requested to call (352) 556-3936 before planning a visit. For information, visit

Accordion Adventure will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville. The informal group consists of accordionists that are enthusiasts of all levels of performance. Admission will be $2 per person, and the public is welcome. For information, call Cathy at (352) 686-0975 or Peg at (352) 442-5574.

Spring Hill Acoustic Guitar Club meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of every month for a jam and song circle. All styles are welcome at all playing levels. The club’s goal is to play together, have fun doing it and to provide encouragement and support for each other in an effort to become better players. Also, the club is available to perform at nonprofit and social club events. For information, call Curt at (352) 666-3951 or Ken at (352) 684-6789.

Hernando County Progressive Caucus is looking for people of liberal and progressive minded planning to run for political office in 2014. The group is proposing a yearlong study and practice course to prepare the individual for their campaign. Solar energy, women’s rights, human rights, worker’s rights are a few of the issues the group champions. If you are interested in joining the caucus, call (352) 403-7940.

Elks Lodge 2582, 14494 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, serves lunch Tuesday from noon to 3 p.m. Takeout is available. Dinner every Friday evening at 5 p.m. with a $3 cover charge offering specials and regular menu items. Dancing starts at 5:30 p.m. with live groups. Karaoke from 2 to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays. For members and guests. For information, call (352) 596-2582.

Spring Hill Moose Lodge 521, 5214 Mariner Blvd., Spring Hill, offers lunch everyday, dinners every Thursday and Friday, taco night the fourth Tuesday of the month. Members and guests are welcome. Bingo held Thursday at 7 p.m., bar bingo every day. For information call (352) 686-5666 or visit for weekly event schedule.

Frederick Kelly Elks Lodge 1270, 510 E. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Brooksville, The Clean Up Crew presents Music Video Live with Pab-Da-Lab on Fridays. The event runs from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., with free house drinks from 10 to 11 p.m. For information, call (352) 410-4108.

Disabled American Veterans, Cada Haddon, Chapter 67, 16299 Nancy Avenue, Brooksville, meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. For information, call (352) 796-1679.

V.F.W. Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Knoll Drive, Spring Hill, invites the public to its facility for events: Spaghetti dinner and karaoke or open mic 7 p.m. on Tuesdays; steak shoot 1 p.m. on Wednesdays; line dancing and lessons on Thursdays at 7 p.m.; and fish fry 5 p.m. on Fridays. For information, call (352) 796-0398 or visit

Military Officers Association of America (MOAA), West Central Chapter, will meet at noon on the second Thursday of the month located at Silverthorn Country Club, 4550 Golf Club Lane in Brooksville. All active, reserve, retired, warrant and former officers of the U.S. Services welcome. For information, call (352) 382-3630.

Marine Corps League, Spring Hill Detachment 708, 8405 Sunshine Grove Road, Brooksville, invites the public to its nonsmoking facility to enjoy the following weekly events: Pot Roast 11:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays; Steak Shoot 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesdays; Baby Back Ribs/Pasta Night, 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays; Wing Night, 4 to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays; Fish Fry, 4 to 7 p.m. Fridays; Breakfast 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sundays; Lunch is served weekdays and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; except Friday 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Leatherneck Lounge opens daily at 11 a.m. For information call (352) 597-7979.

Friends of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park is a service organization to promote the use, preservation, and enhancement of the park. Volunteers work to beautify the park, generate and create additional resources. All are welcome to join. Membership levels: individual, family, corporate, and lifetime. Benefits include: membership card offering free admission to the park several times during the year, annual member celebration, newsletters and volunteer opportunities. For information, call (727) 480-4294 or visit

The Long Island Club meets every third Wednesday of the month at St. Stephen’s Church at 5326 Charles St. in New Port Richey. Meeting begins at 11 a.m.; coffee and cake are served before the meeting. For information, call (727) 861-0171.

Nature Coast English Car Club & Sun Coast Classic MG Club meets the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Boulevard, Weeki Wachee. The club is open to all British car owners and enthusiasts. Every third Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. we sponsor the British Car Cruise-In night at the Brooksville Beef O’Brady’s at the Horse Lake Plaza in Brooksville. For more information go to our website or call (352) 398-9243.

Latinos Unidos Social Club of Spring Hill opens at 7 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at its facility in Starck Plaza, 12528 Spring Hill Drive. Bingo, dominos, cards, billiards, music and a cash bar are featured. Membership is open to the public. For information, call (352) 515-5710.

Sons of Italy, Nature Coast Lodge 2502, Order of Italy in America holds a monthly dinner/business meeting at 5:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday at the Town Square Family Restaurant, 3021 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. Social night held the first Wednesday of the month. Membership is open to all; it is not necessary to be of Italian heritage. For information, call (352) 263-7829 or (352) 796-7714 or visit

Sons of Italy, Friendship Lodge 2728 meets at 6:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month at the Senior Citizens Club, 7925 Rhanbuoy Road in Spring Hill. Everyone is welcome. It is not necessary to be of Italian descent to be a member. For information, call Charlotte (727) 378-3711 or Angie (727) 697-3734.

The New Jersey Club meets the third Wednesday of the month at the Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County, 7925 Rhanbouy Road in Spring Hill. Doors open at 11 a.m., meeting begins at 1 p.m. Membership open to all residents or former residents of New Jersey. Guests are welcome. For information, call (352) 683-8752.

Senior Citizens Club of Hernando County offers card playing Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pinochle is 11:45 a.m. to 3 p.m.; poker 9:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Line dancing is at 7 p.m. Fridays. The club is trying to establish mah-jongg games at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. If interested, call (352) 596-3541. The building is available for rent with or without kitchen facilities. Membership dues are $25 annually, age 55 and up. The club is at 7925 Rhanbouy Road in Spring Hill. For information, call (352) 596-1095 or Barb (cards) at (352) 683-2440.

National Active and Retired Federal Employees meet the third Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m. held at the Lake House on 1202 Kenlake Ave. in Spring Hill. Light refreshments served. NARFE is opened to all active and retired federal employees and their spouses. If you have any questions please call (352) 684-6164 or (352) 848-0954.

Retired Firefighters Association Chapter 343 meet monthly every second Tuesday for a regular meeting and every Tuesday at 10 a.m. for the NFAC firehouse breakfast located at the V.F.W. Post 10209, 14736 Edward R. Noll Drive in Spring Hill. New members welcome. For information, call (813) 528-8239 or (352) 686-4401.

Nature Coast English Car Club is open to all British car owners and enthusiasts. Regular breakfast meetings held every second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. at the Glen Lakes Country Club, 9000 Glen Lakes Boulevard in Weeki Wachee. Every third Wednesday of the month a cruise-in is held at the Beef O’Brady’s, 7601 Horse Lake Road in Brooksville. For information, call (352) 398-9243 or visit

Nature Coast Bridge Club meets every Monday-Wednesday and Friday at 12:30 p.m. at Thursday at 6:30 p.m. for games. Social game on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. located at Towne Square Mall, 3021 Commercial Way in Spring Hill. Classes held, varying in skill level. Cost is $5, includes refreshments. For information, visit

Florida Native Plant Society will meet the first Monday of every month at 7 p.m. located at Hernando County Mining Association, Enrichment Center, 800 John Gary Grubbs Boulevard in Brooksville. For information, call (352) 583-4173 or visit for events.

Fantasy African Violet Club meets every second Saturday of the month at 12:30 p.m. for refreshments, meeting at 1 p.m., except in December. Meetings located on the campus of Oak Hill Hospital in the Partner’s Club building located at 11375 Cortez Blvd., in Brooksville. Guests welcome. For information, call (352) 398-1679.

News releases to be published in Hometown Happenings should be received 10 days in advance and will not be published without complete information, such as the time, date, and physical address of the location of the meeting or event. Also, an information telephone number for the public and the name and telephone number of a contact person must be included. Email news releases to Anna Lamy at, fax to (352) 544-5246 or mail to Hernando Today, 15299 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL 34613.

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