Announcement: December 2017 Monthly Activity and Event Schedule

Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut in the Clubhouse on Monday mornings from 8 AM to 8:30 AM.


If you are new to Tanglewood, please join us at Monday Morning Coffee at the Clubhouse and sit at the Welcome Table (look for the yellow sunflower on the table). We look forward to meeting you!

*Remember if you are unable to come up to the Clubhouse for Coffee, you can turn to your Comcast Cable channel 195 and watch from the comfort of your own home.

Please do not park under the canopy, on sidewalks, or on the grass at any time. Also, please do not park blocking doors to any entrances into the clubhouse. This is for SAFETY and COURTESY to all our residents.

Thank you.


Mondays Bingo—Every Mon., Clubhouse. BADGES REQUIRED 6:30 pm
Saturday, 2nd Petanque Tournament-9:00 am, Petanque Courts
Sunday, 3rd An Unexpected Christmas – TCC Christmas Program, 7:00 pm,        Clubhouse
Monday, 4th Tanglewood Veterans Meeting-Upper Veranda, following Coffee
Tuesday, 5th Screw Your Neighbor Card Game-1:00 pm, Community Room
Saturday, 9th Dance– Larry Musgrave, 7:00 pm Clubhouse
Sunday, 10th Show-The Ditchfield Family Christmas, 7 pm Clubhouse
Tuesday, 12th RV Club Meeting– 2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 12th Potluck-5:30 pm
Wednesday, 13th Street Dance– 2-5 pm
Thursday, 14th Ladies Luncheon-11:30 am Victoria’s Restaurant
Thursday, 14th Golf Cart Parade– Line up at clubhouse by 6:00 pm
Friday, 15th Friday Night Jazz Christmas Show-7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 16th Country Breakfast, 8:00am, Clubhouse
Sunday, 17th Christmas Caroling -Meet at Clubhouse, 6:00 pm
Tuesday, 19th Tuesday Afternoon Movie-2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 20th Tanglewood Art League Program-2:00 pm, Community Room
Wednesday, 20th TMAC Meeting –3:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 20th HOA Meeting-7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 22nd Pick up hams –9:00 am until 12:00pm
Monday, 25th Christmas Potluck-2:00pm
Wednesday, 27th Let’s Talk Tanglewood-2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Sunday, 31st New Years Eve Gala-7:00 pm, Clubhouse

For all Non-Emergency calls to the Highlands County Sheriff’s Department. Please call 863-402-7200.

Merry Christmas! Wishing everyone a joyous Holiday Season full of happiness and good health!!

I can’t believe it’s almost a new year! We’ve had a lot happen in 2017, and I’d like to give a quick recap on Capital Improvements:

  • Resurface pool – Complete.
  • New salt chlorinator – Complete.
  • Clubhouse bathrooms- New countertops, sinks & mirrors installed, to be complete prior to 12/31/17.
  • Recover and rubber billiard tables – Complete.
  • 4 bingo TVs – Complete.
  • Clubhouse landscape – Complete.
  • Flooring- New flooring to be installed in the Business Office, Activities Director Office and Clubhouse Bathrooms, and Fitness Center to be complete prior to 11/30/17.
  • Stain Concrete at clubhouse – Obtaining bids.
  • Painting woodcraft building and office – Complete.
  • Cart for housekeeping – Complete.
  • Dog wash station – To be complete prior to 12/31/17.
  • Pickleball sound study – Complete.
  • Remove putting greens and chipping boxes – Cancelled.
  • 2 mowers – Complete.
  • Drainage assessment – Complete.
  • Roads- Overlay balance of Bayside, cut out and fill all potholes   throughout the Community. On HOLD due to storm drain repairs that must be completed prior to paving.
  • Concrete Repairs throughout Community – Complete.
  • Drainage Pipe and inlet installation – Complete.
  • Clubhouse drain repair – Complete.
  • Emergency Storm Box Grate Repair, Indian Summer Trail – Complete.
  • Bucket Truck Repairs – Complete.
  • Please stop by and see our newly updated Tanglewood Sales Office and meet our new sales agents: Jay Etherton, Robin Etherton and Tony Cocco.
  • I continue to meet with residents after Monday Morning Coffee in the Community Room until 9:30 AM, and you are always free to contact me via phone or email, or make an appointment. I look forward to speaking with you!

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Dale Hardesty 1931 Sunflower Circle.

Congratulations!! This beautiful yard and well-groomed home is appreciated by all our residents. The judging includes a well maintained yard, clean exterior of the home, as well as maintained plants and shrubs.

Each month we will recognize a home with beautifully maintained yard. The Award sign will be in the yard for one month. A resident committee chooses a yard each month and there are several guidelines they must follow.

CHRISTMAS HAMS – Sign up on the credenza for Christmas Hams for those who are participating in the Christmas potluck at the clubhouse on Christmas Day, December 25, at 2pm. One ham will be provided per table with 12 people. The last day to sign up will be Wednesday, December 20th. Hams will be distributed on Friday, December 22nd, from 9:00 am until noon.

STREET DANCE – December 13th, 2-5pm- Street Dance featuring Tanglewood’s own, Joyce Boivin. Come out and drink, dance, and have a blast as we party our way through Tanglewood.

  1. First Stop – 4168 Smoke Signal
  2. Second Stop – The Activity Center
  3. Third Stop – Outback Comfort Station

Please remember to wear your ID Badge.

December 19th, 2017 at 2:00 pm, we will be showing the movie Wonder Woman. We will also have popcorn and soda for those who wish to attend. Please sign up on credenza if planning to attend.

Come on out to our “Let’s Talk Tanglewood” meeting on December 27th at 2:00 PM in the Clubhouse.

Welcome in the Holiday Season with Florida’s most talented family – The Ditchfields!

The Special Events concert series continues on Sunday, December 10th, at 7 PM when it introduces the community to the famous Ditchfield Family. Ditchfields are known from coast to coast and will be coming to Tanglewood fresh off their annual two night Christmas program at Sarasota’s Opera House.

The Ditchfields are truly a family of individual talents who feature close harmony and often sing in the acapella style. Solo presentations, old fashion barbershop harmony, and choral presentations will fill the hall with two hours of Christmas cheer and the true holiday spirit.

You can get a preview of the Ditchfields in concert by going to The Ditchfield Family on the Internet.There are at least five different sites that will give you the sights and sounds of this gifted group. Don’t miss this outstanding show!

In Venice, tickets go for $27! You can’t even get one for the Sarasota programs! You can see the same presentation for just $10 or your season ticket. Doors and our fabulous snack bar open at 6:15 PM.Get your ticket at Coffee, at the Activities Office, or at the door.

More than 20 acts will take the Tanglewood stage on January 5th from 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM, and you can take it all in for just $10 or your season ticket!

Representatives from communities and entertainment venues from all around Florida will be in the Clubhouse to evaluate talent and to hire groups and individuals for their next year’s concert series.

Our Special Events Committee will be looking for your input following the program that traditionally helps establish next year’s schedule here in Tanglewood.

Watch the bulletin boards for further details.

Time Is Running Out…
To get your house all decked out for the Decorating Contest sponsored by the Outdoor Decorating Committee. One house in each neighborhood will be awarded a prize for the “best dressed”.

Judging will take place December 11th through the 17th, and the prizes will be awarded on DEC 18th at Monday Morning Coffee.

You still have some time to get your tickets for the annual 50/50 drawing. One lucky winner takes ALL!!!!!!! This will also be given out on December 8th.


  • December 15th, 2017, 7:00 pm.
  • Christmas Show with the Daryl Patrick Jazz Ensemble.
  • Swing in the holiday spirit at this month’s show.
  • A special Christmas edition is planned with guest vocalist Billie Pimentel & Bob Leonardo singing many holiday classics.

Mark your busy calendar as to not miss this one!!


  • Mark your calendars for the Annual Tanglewood Health Fair
  • Date is Wednesday, January 10, 2018.Time 8:30 to 11:00 A.M.
  • There will be approx.90 health related vendors.
  • Many free screenings & free door prizes. Refreshments will be available for a donation.
  • Florida Hospital Lab will be doing Total Cholesterol Lipid profile for only $10.00.
  • Prevention Plus will be doing ultra sound testing for a cost $$. See their flyers on the credenza for info. You need to call them For appointments.1-888-667-7587.

Forms in the Health Ministry book or see Alvina 314-0117. Pre-pay & pre-register return forms to Alvina or to Pam at B.P.

More info on Health Fair in January newsletter.

Alvina L Beyer LHEF, Health Fair Coordinator, 314-0117.


  • Tue, 5th 8:30am I-HOP (Breakfast)
  • Wed, 13th 12:30pm Qtrly Meeting/Salad Bar Luncheon (Clubhouse)
  • Sun, 17th 1-4pm Christmas Party/Game Day – $5 (Craft Room)
  • Mon, 25th 2:00pm Christmas Dinner @ the Hall
  • Wed, 27th 4:30pm Island View (Birthday Dinner)

Singles, alone for Christmas? Join more Singles for Christmas Dinner @ the Clubhouse. Details in the Single’s sign-up book. More Info? Call: Gerry Dewing – 385-4605.

To Screw Your Neighbor again. They introduced this card game in October, and will bring it back due to popular demand. The date is Tuesday, Dec. 5th, at 1 PM in the Community Room. Cost is $2 for chips. We’ll demonstrate this easy game at 12:30 for anyone who wants to learn it.

To all the residents who have so generously helped us LIGHT UP TANGLEWOOD. It is only through your support that we were able to do so much! We truly appreciate your purchasing all the many things that we’ve been selling for ever and ever.

We hope you are pleased, and proud of what YOU have helped us do.

Special thanks to Mary Lee Cipriano for her large donation and to Tom Griffin for wiring our storage shed and donating the wire.

You many have noticed that the forest area is all roped off. Please do not enter this area. This is because there is 2,000 ft. of extension wire spread throughout the area. If these wires become disconnected the lights won’t work.

We realize this is a pain in the neck, and your dogs, will miss the trees but we would really appreciate your help and cooperation on this one. It’s only until the first of the year. Please share the area with others who enjoy the season.

The January Petanque tournament will be held on Saturday, January 6th at 9:00 am.
Sign up for the January tournament will begin on Monday, December 18th at Morning Coffee, and continue at the courts during daily play.

The cost to play will be $5.00 per person. Included with this cost you will receive lunch consisting of grilled hot dogs, chips, soda/water.

Tournament players will be on a first sign up, first pay basis for Tanglewood residents. Guests of residents may play only if we do not have enough residents to play.

Daily playing time is 1:30 in the afternoon. New players are welcome.

If you have any questions contact: Warren Smith (863) 402-1922, Anne Eberlin (618) 806-1881, Bartley Rodgers (863) 658-2292, Pam Pelletier (863) 257-7161.

Monday, December 4, 2017.

On the patio, after Coffee.

Saturday, December 9th, 2017 dance is dedicated to the Child Advocacy Center of Highlands County. The Guardian Ad Litem program within this center is a voice for Florida’s children.

These volunteers represent children who have been taken into the court program either remaining with their parents, with the supervision of the court, or placed in foster homes. The Guardian Ad Litem program runs a toy drive yearly to insure that each of these children receive a gift. The volunteers match the gift to the children they visit each month.

The Dance Committee portion of the 50/50 will be donated to this toy drive. We are asking residents to bring a new unwrapped toy, gift card, or cash to the dance. The cash we receive will be used to buy $15 gift cards from Walmart. Dance Committee members will be in the foyer, beginning at 6 pm, to collect your generous donations.

Larry Musgrave will be performing that evening. He has an excellent voice, has performed throughout Florida, and on many cruise ships. He has performed numerous times for our residents. This is the last time he will be here as Larry is retiring at the end of 2017. Please come and enjoy this great entertainer.

Tickets sales begin at 6:30pm with the dance starting at 7:00pm. The resident cost is $5 with your badge, and non-resident is $6. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Ice will be provided at the tables.

  • Tanglewood Resident’s New Year’s Eve Gala
  • Sunday, December 31st from 8:00 pm -12:30 am
  • Dancing to the music of DJ Party Dog Rick.

Admission will be with pre sold tickets only. The tickets will be $10 again this year. More information is located in this newsletter, and will also be announced at Monday Coffee beginning the Monday after Thanksgiving.

NYE tickets will go on sale starting Monday, December 4th, after Coffee hour. Sales will be in the Craft Room until 11 am. Scheduled dates to sell are December 4th, 11th, and the 18th, all after Coffee. We have a limited number of tickets, and sales will be discontinued once our allotment of tickets are sold.

So hurry in, don’t wait get your tickets early!

Forms are on the back of credenza. Have your form filled out with your resident name, badge number, and correct amount of money. Price is $10.00 per person.

Christmas Lunch will be held on 2nd Thursday of month in place of 3rd Thursday. Date is December 14th at Chicane’s.

Sign up on credenza in clubhouse.

Need a ride call Annette DiMare 863-382-8769. Meeting at restaurant please let Annette know. Leave clubhouse at 12:30 for a 1 PM lunch.

December 14, 2017 Victoria’s Restaurant 100 Clubhouse Lane Spring Lake Country Club All meals are priced at $17 per person. Gratuity is included.

  • Pork Schnitzel-a thin cutlet of pork breaded and pan fried topped with lemon butter.
  • Chicken Picatta-chicken breast sautéed in a white wine lemon butter caper sauce.
  • Broiled Pangasius –a juicy mild white fish baked in a white wine butter sauce with red onions and green and red peppers.
  • All meals come with California blend veggies, and your choice of rice pilaf or basil pasta.
  • Also includes soda, tea, or coffee, and dessert. Pay there.
  • There will also be a $15.00 gift exchange.

The Cancer Support Group meets the first Thursday of every month in the Craft Room at 2:00 pm.

The Dog Club is asking Tanglewood residents to help the Highlands County Humane Society during this holiday season.

This year the Humane Society suffered a great deal of damage in hurricane Irma, and they had to cancel their largest fund raiser of the year, the Terror Trail, because of Irma’s damage.

They can use cat and dog food, treats and toys, cleaning and laundry products, bedding supplies and towels and/or financial support.

We have provided a large box and an “Angel Tree” in the Community Room.The cards on the Angel Tree will specify specific requests for some of the animals.Please do not donate cash — checks should be made payable to the Highlands County Humane Society and can be given to Billie in the Activities Office.

Welcome to all our old friends and new friends who enjoy riding their bike. This is a group of riders out to do a casual ride in the neighborhoods around Tanglewood. The rides are between 14 – 20 miles with lots of breaks in between.

We are a helmet wearing group.

We meet on Wednesdays stopping for lunch. All rides start at 10:00 AM, meeting at the comfort station in the Outback.

  • Wed, Dec 6th : Avon Park, lunch at The Depot
  • Wed Dec 13th : Lake Jackson, lunch at Dimitris
  • Wed Dec 20th : Route 17 to Pinecrest, lunch at Pinecrest club house
  • Wed Dec 27th :Ride to Hammock State Rd , riding through Golf Hammock, lunch at Sonny’s BBQ.

Any questions please give me a call at 863-658-1538.

Thank you, Susan Szprychel

Come ride with us on Mondays and Thursdays. We meet at 10:00 am in front of the Activity Building.

Red Hot Babes, Red Hat group meet the 1st Monday of every month at 11:00 am in the Craft Room.

Save the date!! February 9th, 2018, for the Made in Michigan Party in the TW Clubhouse. Join your Michigan friends and make some new friends too! Great Food, Great Entertainment, and Great Prizes. Wear your favorite Michigan/team apparel.

Sign up in the State Parties book on the credenza to bring either a cold side dish, a dessert, or hors d’oeuvres. Sub sandwiches will be served. Bring your own beverages. Coffee will be provided.

Tickets are $5 per person and will be available at Monday Coffee on January 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

If you are interested in helping on a committee please call Sue Vollmuth (810) 252-5415 or Syble Rock (863) 471-3856.

Tanglewood Actor’s Guild (TAG) spring production is on Friday, March 2nd, 2018.

The production is a Fashion Show / Entertainment Evening.

If you are interested in working behind the scenes or on stage, please sign up in the TAG binder located on the credenza by Billie’s office. Please indicate your preferred interests.

Sign up, and get involved in TAG.


What: An Unexpected Christmas
Who:Community Church and Choir.
Where: Clubhouse
When: December 3rd at 7PM.

Decorate your golf cart for Christmas! Be as crazy and creative as you wish, or just easy and simple, but do it!!!!! It’s totally crazy fun. Line up at the clubhouse around 5:30; parade departs at 6:00pm.

Bring a wrapped white elephant gift for the gift exchange. Don’t put your name on it. It’s a surprise.

The route will be displayed in the lobby and distributed to several drivers. (If someone veers off the route, don’t follow them. They could be making a potty stop!!)

Each driver will receive a ticket for door prizes.

After the parade, come into the clubhouse for refreshments and gift exchange.

This is an annual event, and always a lot of fun. Don’t miss it.

As you know, the RV Club Annual Christmas Food Drive will benefit the Heartland Food Bank.Food Bank will be at Monday Coffee on Monday, December 11, to receive the Tanglewood community’s donations.

We will be collecting your donations in cash or checks payable to Heartland Food Bank at Monday Coffee through December 4th.


If you are unable to attend Coffee, or you are leaving for the holidays, please drop off your donation at the Activities Office or to Heather Paine at 2610 Lazy Days.

Not everyone is as blessed as we are here in our community would not have a Christmas dinner without the help of our wonderful residents. Please help us to feed those in need right here in Highlands County.

The RV Club Christmas Food Drive Committee

The Tanglewood Art League is opening our December 20th program to all Tanglewood residents.

This program will feature Megan Paquette Stepe, curator of the SFSC Museum of Florida Art & Culture.
Megan earned her B.A. in Art History and Anthropology and her M.A. in Art History-Theory & Critique.

She will be presenting a visual art-history tour of early Jewish, Christian and Byzantine art. Megan will be discussing works from the 4th through 13th centuries including catacomb paintings, sculptures, icons, early church designs and illuminated manuscripts.

We invite you all to attend and be part of this wonderful learning experience.

The lecture will be in the Community Room on the 20th at 2:00pm.

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