Announcement: February 2018 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.


Mondays Bingo—Every Mon., 6:15 pm, Clubhouse. BADGES REQUIRED,
Thursday, 1st Sign up for 6 Month Seasonal  RV’ers 
Thursday, 1st Active Shooter Class presented by HCSD-10:00am, Clubhouse
Friday, 2nd Tanglewood Friends – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 3rd Petanque Tournament – 9:00 am
Tuesday, 6th Spelling Bee – 2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday,7th Ladies Tea – 2:00 – 4:00pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 9th Michigan State Party – 4:00pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 10th Dance – The Lee Allcorn Band – 7pm, Clubhouse
Sunday, 11th Special Events Show – 7:00 pm, Jimmy Travis & AL Katz
Monday, 12th TMAC Elections
Tuesday, 13th  Food Drive
Tuesday, 13th RV Club Meeting – 2:00 pm, Community Room
Tuesday, 13th Potluck – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Thursday, 15th WOW Luncheon
Friday, 16th Heartland Senior Games Mah Jongg – 9:30 am
Saturday, 17th Country Breakfast – 8:00 am, Clubhouse
Saturday, 17th Variety Show
Tuesday, 20th Resident Appreciation Day Ticket Distribution -1-5 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 21st TMAC Chair/Co-Chair Election 2:45 pm, Craft Room
Wednesday, 21st TMAC Meeting – 3:00pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 21st HOA Meeting – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 21st Resident Appreciation Day Ticket Distribution-9:00am-1:00pm, Clubhouse
Thursday, 22nd Ladies Luncheon – 11:30 am
Thursday, 22nd Fire Ring – 5-7pm, Outback
Friday, 23rd Resident Appreciation Day Ticket Distribution
9:00 am -12:00 pm, and 1- 5 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 24th 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration – 5:00 pm,Clubhouse
Sunday,  25th Special Events Show – Gordy & Debbie-7pm, Clubhouse

Happy February!! We are in the heart of “season”, and there are so many activities to enjoy. What’s your favorite? It’s possible there’s more than 1!!

THANK YOU for your help keeping Tanglewood beautiful by not parking on the grass in front of the Clubhouse!!

CAP EX 2018

  • New chairs for the Community & Craft rooms
  • Paint: Lobby, Community Room and Activities Center interior
  • New Custom Shades for Clubhouse
  • Security cameras:
  • Shop
  • Fitness Center
  • Clubhouse
  • Business Office
  • Storm Drain Maintenance
  • Walkway through Tanglewood Circle
  • New Washers & Dryers for the Outback laundromat
  • Acoustiblok fencing for the pickleball courts
  • New Chipping and putting greens, installed
  • New shell rock and lot numbers for RV storage area
  • New furniture for the veranda at the Clubhouse
  • Concrete pads in the Outback
  • New truck for maintenance
  • Upgrade video system in the Clubhouse
  • Clubhouse Kitchen update

We have a lot of exciting projects for 2018! The storm drains remain a priority, and repairs are scheduled to continue until all areas of concern are fixed.

I hope you all are enjoying my “Fun Facts about Tammy”. I’ve had several     people comment to me about it already.

  • My youngest daughter was born on Valentine’s day.
  • I have 1 sister (older) and 1 brother (younger).
  • My family has annual passes to Walt Disney World. Disney’s Magic Kingdom is my favorite park, and the Haunted Mansion is my favorite ride.

Remember March 12-16th is our Resident Appreciation Week! Do you have your Luau attire yet? It’s going to be a blast!!

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 Lew & Mella Wells, 569 Wilderness 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.


Tuesday, March 13th: 6:00- 9:00 pm, Dance at the clubhouse with entertainment by Wendy & Dennis Jager

Thursday March 15th: Catered meal and music in the bash area. As in previous years there will be two seatings. First seating 2:00pm, second seating 4:00 pm, please note meal will be on Thursday again this year.

This will require a meal ticket. Meal tickets will be available on the following dates and times in the Clubhouse:

*Tuesday, February 20th: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*Wednesday, February 21st: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

*Friday, February 23rd: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 – 5:00 pm


We will have extra people to help with the distribution of these tickets to make the process easier for all involved.


If you are unable to make it, you must call the activities office to make other arrangements. If you are sending someone else to pick up your tickets, you must send them with your id badge and a letter stating you allow them to pick up your tickets. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE MADE!!

Thursday March 15th:  7:00 pm, Clubhouse- Show -Sala’s South Seas Revue – The rhythmic drums of Tahiti and the haunting echo of the conch shell as “Sala’s South Seas Revue” takes you on an enchanting and unforgettable journey through the islands of the case at all luaus, take your shoes off, get comfortable and relax as the beautiful and exotic dancers of Polynesia dazzle you with their colorful          costuming, songs and dances. The highlight of the show builds to a fever pitch, drums roaring, introducing our Samoan fireknife dancer, as our chiefyou with his daring and spectacular warrior’s dance of the fire.

Friday March 16th: Resident Appreciation Day tournament winner’s ceremony at 1:30 pm, Clubhouse.

We will keep you updated and give more specifics During Monday Morning Coffee.

Attention Outback RV’ers!
Thursday, February 1st, the sign-up sheet will be available at the Business Office for all returning 6 – month seasonal RV’ers and Park Model Residents that would like to sign up for their current RV or Park Model Site for our 18/19 Season. A $500.00 deposit will be due no later than Friday, February 23rd, in order to secure your spot/Park Model for Next season.

The 6-month seasonal site availability list will be available on Thursday, March 1st, for anyone wanting to change sites, or for new reservations. These deposits will be due at time of booking.

Three month or less RV’ers will be able to book for their next season stay starting March 1st. These deposits will be due at time of reservation.

We will not allow any site changes until the available site list is posted on March 1st.

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

Sign-ups are underway after Monday Coffee for the new directory this spring. Early dates are available in February & March. Everyone having their picture taken will receive a free 8×10 portrait, an updateable directory, and an opportunity to purchase picture packages if desired.

If It’s February, It’s Time Again For the 50th Anniversary Program!

What do Janet and Scott Willis, Peggy and Alan Shafer, Howie and Lynda Palmer, and Tommy and Barbara Griffin have in common? They are each celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year, and you have a chance to help them make it a really memorable event.

On Saturday evening, February 24th, the Special Meals Committee will help to host Tanglewood’s Annual 50th Wedding Anniversary Recognition and Dinner.

The event is truly a Tanglewood tradition which dates back to the early years of our community.

The evening begins promptly at 5:00 PM with the procession of the couples and their introduction to those assembled by host Tom McKeever.

Dinner follows prepared by the Special Meals Committee under the direction of Lois Eberly. This year the committee has elected to present attendees with a choice of either chicken cordon bleu or blackened salmon, shrimp cocktail, tossed salad, rice pilaf, mixed vegetables, rolls, cake and ice cream, coffee, tea, or water.

Following dinner, the couples will renew their vows for all to see. Pastor Bill Burnham of Tanglewood Community Church will officiate.

Wedding cake, prepared by Jan Garrison and Sybil Holz, will be served immediately following the renewal ceremony.

Tickets are going fast !yours today ! It’s a great evening for just $10.00.

The event is co-sponsored by Alan Holmes and Hometown America.

The annual Spelling Bee will be held in the clubhouse on Tuesday, February 6th. Cash prizes totaling $110 will be awarded to the top four spellers. In addition, all contestants will receive, as always, a giant homemade chocolate chip cookie.

Spelling starts at 2:00. Sign up on the sheet on the credenza, and bring your cheering section. Think of the bragging rights you’ll earn with your grandchildren.

TAG regretfully announces that the Friday, March 2, 2018 Production is cancelled due to an insufficient number of volunteers to produce the show.

On February 10th our Tanglewood community welcomes back The Lee Allcorn Band.

The Lee Allcorn Band is a country band, playing classic country, country rock, and original songs written by Lee Allcorn. In the next year this band will be opening for nationally known country bands. Here is your chance to listen to them at a very reasonable price before they become famous.

Lee Allcorn is the lead vocalist, and plays rhythm guitar. Cody Daniels plays lead guitar, harmonica, and vocals. Taylor Allcorn is on the drums and Kevin Sapp is on the bass guitar and vocals.

The doors open at 6:30pm. The dance is from 7-10pm. Residents with their badges are $5, and guests and other non-residents are $6. Bring your own snacks and drinks, we supply the ice.

Come and enjoy this band, meet your neighbors, and enjoy our wonderful Tanglewood club house.

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

WOW widows will have their February 15th lunch at Sonny’s Barbeque. Sign up in book on credenza in the clubhouse. Need a ride, call Annette Di Mare 863-382-8769. Meeting at restaurant, please let Annette know.leave clubhouse at 12:30a 1:00 pm lunch.


  • Thursday, February 22nd
  • Island View Restaurant
  • Choice of Chicken Salad on a Croissant or Broccoli & Cheddar Quiche.
  • Pay in advance at Activities Office.
  • Cost is $16.00, which includes tax, tip, dessert, coffee, or tea.
  • Arrive 11:00 am eat 11:30 am.

Please sign up, and write in your meal choice in the Ladies Luncheon binder on the credenza.

Thank you to all who volunteered to help for the Health Fair. Thanks to Hometown America for the use of the building.

A Special thanks to Greg Plank for setting up all the tables & those who helped put the room back in order after the fair. Also, thanks to Jan and her crew for purchasing & serving refreshments.

Approximately close to 500 attended. There has been a lot of positive feedback from both vendors & participants.

After coordinating Tanglewood Health Fairs for 16 years, it was on my Bucket list to pass the torch and Pam Batey accepted it.

For all of you that have volunteered in the past 16 years with me, I thank you and God Bless…

Alvina Beyer LHEF Coordinator

We are having another Illinois day. Last year we had great attendance, and we hope to have more this year!! We will have many prizes and great food. The time is Sunday, March 4th, 1-3 pm in the Activities Building.

Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Gene or Sylvia Salmon at 863-471-2182 or 863-202-0493.

SINGLES FEBRUARY SCHEDULE (plus park events, check the book)

  • Sun 4 4:30 pm Super Bowl Party (Gerry’s)
  • Tue 6 8:30 am Dimitri’s (Breakfast)
  • Wed 14 2:00 pm Soda/Ice Cream Works (Valentine’s Day – (treat Yourself)
  • Sun 18 1-4 pm Game Day (Craft Room)
  • Tue 27 4:30 pm L’incontro (Birthday Dinner)

The Singles Group is a Social Club, gathering together for fun and fellowship. No Officers! No Dues! No Obligations! Pick and choose those events you want to attend.

Pick up a schedule in the book or contact – Gerry Dewing – 385-4605 /

The Indiana Day Luncheon is set for Friday, March 2nd, inside the Activity Center from 11:30 till 2 P.M. Please plan to attend.

The meal will be catered, and the cost will be $10.00 per person. All table service and drinks will be provided.

Please watch for our Indiana Day table at Monday Coffee Feb. 5th, 12th, and 19th to sign up, and pay for your meal.

If you cannot get to Monday Coffee, please sign up in the State Book, and take your money to Tom Stadler (317-281-1772).

Hope to see you March 2nd!!

Call Joanne Stadler with any questions (317-281-5315).

Sunday, March 4th, 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Activity Building.

Please sign up in the States Book. Bring a dish to share.

It’s A Fabulous February For Special Events!

You asked for them, and Special Events is bringing them back!

Clubhouse takes on a “Comedy Club” atmosphere on Sunday, February 11th, when Jimmy Travis and Al Katz return to our stage for a night of side splitting comedy.

Jimmy will bring along his guitar to help present some of his hilarious original songs and parodies.

Al, usually an “opening act,” will take this opportunity to share the top billing for this unique show that everyone will be talking about at Monday Coffee.

Put on your string tie and boots on February 25th as Gordy and Debbie bring their Branson show to Tanglewood.

This crowd-pleasing couple performs in their own theatre in the celebrated country music capital, and periodically brings Branson to the South.We were fortunate enough to catch them on their annual tour of Florida.

As always, tickets are just $10, and can be purchased at Coffee on Monday mornings, at the Activities Office in the Main Hall, and at the door on the nights of the shows.

Showtime each night is 7:00 PM.Doors open at 6:15 pm.

Come early, bring your appetite with you and enjoy a wide range of “goodies” and drinks at our snack bar.

Tuesday, March 6th, 4-6 pm in the Clubhouse.

Tickets will be sold for $8.00 each at Monday Morning Coffee on February 12th and 19th.

Tickets will also be sold February 26th from 1-3 in the afternoon on the covered deck by the pool.

The dinner will be catered by Sonny’s Barbeque. Come gather with your fellow Buckeyes for food, raffles, door prizes, music and fun.

Since we are having dinner catered this year, tickets must be purchased no later than February 26th.

If you have any questions, please stop by the ticket table on any of the sales dates listed.

Outdoor Decorating Committee
Tickets are selling well for the Wine and Cheese Cruise for 10. Tickets are limited and are available at Monday Coffee each week, or from various members on the Committee (check last month’s newsletter or TWR times for names). One lucky winner will be able to choose their companions for this great romantic evening. Tickets are $5 each or if you buy 4 we’ll give you one FREE!!

The Cookbook comprised of wonderful recipes contributed from residents in the community is available in Billie’s office. Cost is $14. LOTS of appetizers and desserts!!

Order your Christmas tree frame for next year. These will be built this summer. $5 deposit per tree will get it built. Cost of trees are still $12.50.

Takes 37 – 50 feet of lights which we will help you string (if needed). We’ll also help you place it in the ground.

Orders will be taken each Monday at Coffee, or contact Frank and Penny Irilli at 3508 Indian Summer Trail.

We TRULY appreciate your support!!!!!

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, Feb 7th : Sun & Lakes, lunch at Bufalucca
  • Wed, Feb 14th : Ride to entrance of Hammock State Park, Lunch at Sonny’s
  • Wed, Feb 21st : New route to Pinecrest, lunch at Pinecrest Club House
  • Wed, Feb 28th : Lake Jackson, lunch at Dimitris

Any questions, please give me a call.

Thank you, Susan Szprychel

Tanglewood’s Best 8, Pickleball travel team, has a series of matches coming up, and we would like to invite all residents to come out to the Pickleball courts and cheer on their team.

The remaining matches are as follows:

  • February 3rd Highlands Ridge at Tanglewood
  • February 17th Tanglewood at Del Webb Orlando
  • March 3rd Frost Proof/Camp Inn at Tanglewood

March 10th Shoot Out at Del Webb Orlando

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 2pm – 5pm in the main clubhouse for all Tanglewood Canadians (and their overnight guests) food and entertainment byob & complete place settings.

Tickets will be on sale at Coffee, Monday, February 26th for $10.


  • What– An Old Fashion Wisconsin Walleye Fish Fry
  • When– Wednesday, March 7th, 2018
  • Time– 4:30 pm to whenever
  • Where– Bash Area (Rain Backup Activities Center)
  • Food-Walleye, potato salad, coleslaw, and beans
    Beverages– BYOB
  • Plates– Plates, utensils, & napkins furnished
  • Entertainment– Dennis & Wendy Jager
  • Cost-$10.00 includes door prizes
  • Pay– Pay before party. Tickets will be sold at Monday Coffee starting February 19th

Call Larry Weix at 920-217-3969 with questions and to buy tickets.

We would like to invite everyone out for a Fire Ring in the outback on Thursday, February 22nd, from 5-7 pm.

George Durham & Company will be here to perform for your listening and dancing enjoyment. We will be lighting up the ring and providing hot dogs for those who would like to grill their own.

Please bring sides to share with your friends. REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR ID BADGE!! THEY ARE REQUIRED!!

We will also have beer, wine, sodas, and water. All of this provided to you by Hometown America.

Reminder – February 9th, 2018 @ 4:00 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.

Act now and you still have time to register for the following Heartland Games Events:

  • Table Tennis – 10:00 a.m. Feb. 15 at Crystal Lake Club
  • Mah Jongg – 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Tanglewood
  • Cycling – 9:00 a.m. Feb 17 at Sun n Lake
  • Mixed Doubles Bowling – 9:00 a.m. Feb 19 at Bowl of Fun, Wauchula
  • Track & Field – 11:00 a.m. Feb. 24 at Avon Park H.S.
  • Tennis – 11:00 a.m. Feb 27, 28 and March 1 at the Thakkar Tennis Center

Registration forms are available in the right side slots on the credenza. Fill out your form, place it in an envelope with a check, and put it back in the same slot by noon on Wednesday, February 7th, and Neil Simpson will deliver them to South Florida State College.

The First Friday Food Collection is moving to the SECOND TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH.

Starting on Tuesday, February 13th, volunteers will be collecting your non-perishable donations for the Parkway Food Mission. Please have your sack out on the end of your driveway by 8:30 AM, the collection team starts out at 9:00.

If you prefer to give cash or a check, give it to Billie in her office at any time. If you like you can even drop your canned goods off with her earlier in the week.

This change was made because our garbage and recycling pickup was moved from Monday to Friday when the new cans were distributed. It was hard to see some of the donation sacks between those big garbage bins.

Have you ever gone on a blind date?you have a good time or was the date a complete disaster?are going to be given a chance to relive that moment in time!

Blind Date with a Book is BACK by popular demand from February 1st through February 28th.

What is Blind Date with a Book? Just as it says. Maybe you are looking for a little adventure.challenge. Something different. Maybe a midnight rendezvous.

Stop in the Tanglewood’s library beginning February 1st through the 28th and you will find beautifully wrapped gifts (Blind Dates). Select a Blind Date but do NOT open it until you arrive home.

Give your blind date a chance.some meaningful time so that your date may make the best impression possible. We are going to want to know all the juicy details about your Blind Date. Was he/she a keeper or a dud? Did you stay up late with your Blind Date? Would you go on another Blind Date? Once you have rated your date, place the form in the wooden box when you return your date to the library.

Blind Date only is good for 28 days. Head to the library and get the best looking date before they are all gone!

Saturday February 17th, at 7:00 PM, (Doors open at 6:15 PM).

We are back again for one of the most entertaining events of the year put on exclusively by Tanglewood residents. Once again, this year’s show will feature a variety of acts including a ventriloquist, singers, comedy skits, folk music, and dancers. Janet Peterson and Craig Whitmore will emcee the show.

Mark your calendar now! The Show is FREE, but donations will be taken at the door for the New Testament Ministries Service Center here in Sebring.

Produced and Directed by Patrick Hotchkiss and Marianne Jones

The March Petanque Tournament will be held on Saturday, March 3rd, at 9:00 am.

This will be our “Kings & Queens” tournament. The teams will be made up of 4 men and 4 women. The men will play against the men and the women against the women. In the final game the men will play against the women to determine if the Kings or Queens are crowned the 2018 Champions.

The cost to play is $5.00 per person. Sign up for the March tournament will begin at Monday Morning Coffee on February 19th and continue at the courts prior to regular play.

Tournament players will be on a first sign up, first pay basis for Tanglewood residents. Guest of residents may play only if we do not have enough residents to play. Daily play time is at 1:30 in the afternoon.

New players are welcome. If you have questions contact:
Warren Smith 863-402-1922, Anne Eberlin 618-806-1881, or Bartley Rodgers 863-658-2292

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