Announcement: April 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 Monday, Clubhouse. BADGES REQUIRED, 6:15 pm
Sunday, 1st Happy Easter!!
Friday, 6th Tanglewood Friends – Doors open 5:30, Pizza & Lora Patton, Clubhouse
Sunday, 8th Special Events Show – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Monday, 9th Sevens – 1:00 pm, Community Room
Tuesday, 10th Food Collection 
Tuesday, 10th RV Club Meeting – 2:00 pm, Community Room
Tuesday, 10th Potluck – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 11th Chili Contest/Cupcake Caper – 12pm – 2 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 13th Ice Cream Bars – 1:00 – 2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 14th Dance – Pete Ruano, 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 17th Special Meals – 5:30 pm
Wednesday, 18th TMAC Meeting – 3:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 18th HOA Meeting – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 21st Country Breakfast – 8:00 am, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 24th Street Dance – 2-5 pm (see more)
Thursday, 26th Ladies Luncheon-11:00 am, Caddy Shack
Friday, 27th The Great American Musical II – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 28th The Great American Musical II – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse


Happy Easter! Easter’s arrival means our Northern friends will begin heading back to their summer homes. We wish you all safe travels, and can’t wait for your return in the fall.

I’d like to introduce our newest employee to you, Candy Bennion. Candy has been hired as our Community Office Manager. Some of you may recognize Candy from the Lakeshore Cinema 8 where she was Manager for many years. Please stop by the business office, and give Candy a warm Tanglewood welcome!

Resident Reminders:

Saving tables for functions: Table cloths may not be placed on tables to “hold” them. If you want that special table, someone must stay with the table until the event starts.

Keys for the Kitchen: if your group or committee is having a special event and a key is needed for the kitchen, you may request a key at the business office.

Clubhouse table placement: If you are unsure of the table placement in the clubhouse, there is a diagram posted for your reference by the tech booth.

See you at Monday Morning Coffee!!


We would like to say THANK YOU to the following residents for helping make our Resident Appreciation Days such a huge success.

Irene & Steve Sykes, Margot Burt, Lou Ann Weix, Artie Nichols, Christine Holmes, Jerry & Nola Bernstein, Penny & Frank Irilli, Sue & Phil Johnson, Ed & Gail Wooley, Tanglewood Technical Support Committee, and the Tanglewood Decorating Committee.

We greatly appreciate all of your help, and would never be able to pull this event off without each and everyone of you!!


Come out and grab a delicious Ice Cream Bar of your choice on Friday April 13th 2:00-3:00 pm, in the Tanglewood Clubhouse.

STREET DANCE                                                                                                         April 24th, 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.

  • First Stop – 4168 Smoke Signal
  • Second Stop – The Activity Center
  • Third Stop – Outback Comfort Station
  • Please remember to wear your ID Badge.


Break out those bell bottoms, peace signs, beads, headbands, and sunglasses, and join us for our 2019 Resident Appreciation Days where our theme will be Tangle ”Woodstock”!

Tentative Weekly Schedule

  • Tuesday, March 26th, 6-9 pm “Groovin’ Through the Night” Dance
  • Wednesday, March 27th, 6:00 pm Show– TBA
  • Thursday, March 28th, Catered Meal

More information will be given later at Monday Coffee, and in upcoming editions of our Events and Activities Schedule.

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Greg & Kristie Plank, 515 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.

*Correction to the names of March’s Yard of the Month  winners. Names should be Bill Appel and Joan Morley

The Tanglewood RV Club will have its monthly meeting April 10, 2018. The location of our monthly meeting is in the Community Room at the Club House on the 2nd Tuesday of each Month.

Our next Rally is April 2-6, 2018 at Sun and Fun in Sarasota, Florida.

Tuesday we will have a Potluck Dinner at 5:00 PM. Wednesday we are going to Big Cat, a Wild Life Sanctuary. Dinner at the Der Dutchman at 5:00 PM.

Plans are made for the Annual Rodeo in Arcadia, Florida for March 7-10, 2019. They have built a new arena and we hear it is awesome.

A small group of us are going to Lion Country Safari for Thanksgiving. The Park has a Special which includes RV Spot, Sunday morning breakfast, and tickets to Lion Country for a good price. Of course, a Thanksgiving Dinner for a fair price. We went a few years ago and it was an awesome trip. Waking up to Lions roaring, something you don’t do everyday.

We are looking at a Rally at Lion Country on October 15, 2018.

Ruth is starting to work on the Food Drive, can’t start to early. The RV Club supports and works hard to help this worthy cause. We will have our table at the Craft Fair the 2nd Saturday in November.

Silver Palms RV Resort in Okeechobee, Florida is set for January 14-17, 2019. This is a new place for us. Reservations need to be made by June 1, 2018.

We are always welcoming new members.

The Great American Musical II is scheduled for April 27th and April 28th (Friday and Saturday) 7:00 – 9:00 pm.

Tickets are $5.00, and will go on sale starting after Coffee on March 26th and every Monday thereafter, including at the door.

Stroll with us as we take in the sights and sounds of New York while enjoying uplifting songs right off Broadway; music and songs that you can identify with.

This is an evening of exceptional entertainment and local talent all under the producing eye of Daryl Patrick.

Mark your calendars now as you don’t want to miss this engaging evening of music and vocals. Seating is limited.


April 17, 2018, $8.00 per person.


  • Glazed Ham
  • Scalloped Potatoes
  • Green Beans
  • Bread with Butter
  • Appetizer
  • Dessert
  • Coffee and Tea
  • Doors open 5:00 pm
  • Meals served at 5:30 pm
  • Carry-out dinners available at 6:00 pm
  • Containers are provided

Advance Tickets available at Monday Morning Coffee, or see Billie.

Come out on Saturday, April 14th, at 7:00 pm and enjoy the sounds of Pete Ruano.

Tickets are available at the door. Resident tickets are $5.00, and Guest tickets are $6.00. Doors Open 6:30 pm.

Remember to attend the dance, and you may win cash from our Progressive Jackpot. Hope to see you there.

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

  • Sun, 1st 11:30am The Palm’s (Easter Lunch)
  • Tue, 3rd 8:30am Oscar’s (Breakfast)
  • Wed, 11th 12:30pm JC’s Tin Cup (Sebring Golf Club) (Just-for-Fun)
  • Sun, 15th 1-4 pm Game Day (Craft Room)
  • Tue, 24th 4:30pm Dimitri’s (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 /


Jammin’ Jell-O Shot Party

  • Start making preparations for May 23rd and Jammin’ Jell-O Shot Party.
  • 3-5 pm Pool Veranda
  • Pull out your favorite Jell-O shot recipes to make and share at our annual Jell-O shot adventure.
  • Hometown America will provide non-alcoholic Jell-O shots and snacks.
  • Entertainment will be announced at a later date.

Make plans to return to Tanglewood by December 2, just in time for the annual Christmas Concert presented by the Tanglewood Community Church Choir.

You will not want to miss it!

The Diversions Committee is running another Sevens game on Monday, April 9, at 1 PM. Cost is $2 for chips, prize money is paid out at the end of the game.

Sevens is very easy to learn, if you want a crash course, come to the Community Room at 12:30.

March’s collection of non-perishable food was down from the previous month, but it was truly appreciated by the Parkway Food Bank. Our next pickup will be on Tuesday, April 10. Set your sack of non-perishables out on your driveway by 8:30 AM and it will be collected.

The Cupcake Caper returns on Wednesday, April 11th. Sign up on the credenza to bake one batch of your best cupcakes (box mixes okay). Judges will sample one from each batch and rate it for appearance, texture, and taste.

The rest of the cakes will be sold, and prizes will be awarded to the top three bakers. Bring your cupcakes in between noon and 12:30 PM.

So you think you make THE BEST chili?Here’s your chance to prove it. The Diversions Committee will be holding the Great Tanglewood Chili Contest on April 11, running from 12 to 2 pm.

Make your best Large pot of chili. (Remember to make enough to share a little with the residents who will be attending.) Bring it in a crockpot to stay hot.

A sample will go to our distinguished panel of judges, who will determine the La Grande’ Ganador (winner), along with 2 runners up, with prizes going to all three. The remaining chili will be sold in sampler sizes, so you can taste several different recipes.

Sign up sheets are on the Credenza. These two contests are sponsored by the Diversions Committee, just making fun for YOU.

The 50th Wedding Anniversary Committee is asking couples celebrating their 50th Anniversary between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019 to register to take part in the 16th annual program on February 2, 2019.
Interested parties can contact Tom McKeever at or Billie during regular business hours in the Activities Office.


  • Thursday, April 26th
  • Caddy Shack
  • Order off the menu & pay there.
  • Arrive at 11:00 am and eat at 11:30 am.
  • Sign up on the credenza

The Tanglewood Community is in for a great final show to the 2018-19 Concert Series on April 8th – “Hypersona”.

This is a show band that will take you back to your younger days to reflect upon songs from Bob Seeger, The Eagles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, and Jimmy Buffet to name a few. Also, this band has performed at Universal City Walk to 1000’s of people, headliner at Pat O’Brien’s and Margaritaville to name some locally.

They have played with Bon Jovi and Steven Tyler too.

You are in for a great evening of entertainment with two 45-minute sets with an intermission. Remember, food and snacks being sold before the show begins, and during the intermission. Bring your appetite for good food and entertainment April 8th at 7PM.

Tickets will be sold at Monday Morning Coffee and by Billie. We also sell tickets at the door starting at 6PM. Doors open for seating at 6:05 for Season Pass holders at the Veranda door, 6:10 for Physically challenged people and their caregivers at the Craft room entrance, and 6:20 for general admission at the main entrance doors.

See you then!

Our next Potluck will be Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 5:30 pm.
Please sign up on credenza. Bring enough food for 12 and your own place setting.


  • WOW ladies will have their April 19th lunch at Mio Rancho in Fairmont Plaza.
  • Sign up in book on credenza.Need a ride, call Annette Di Mare — 863-382-8769.
  • Leave clubhouse at 12:30 for 1 pm lunch.

Attention: For the month of April there will be a time change (8:00 AM) for the bike ride, and we will be stopping for breakfast instead of lunch.

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 breakfast. All rides start at 8:00 AM meeting at the comfort station in the outback.

  • Wed, April 4th : Ride around Lake Jackson, breakfast at Dimitris
  • Wed April 11th : Ride to Avon Park, breakfast at The Depot
  • Wed April 18th: Ride around downtown Sebring, Breakfast at Dee’s Place
  • Wed April 25th : Ride to Avon Park, Breakfast at The Olympic

Thanks to everyone who rode with the bike group this season. I know we all had a great time. I look forward to seeing you all next season for some more good times together.

Thank you,
Susan Szprychel

Over half the tables for the November 10 Craft and Hobby Fair have been reserved already. If you’re planning to participate, get your space locked down now. Call Shirley at 863-385-6972. Tables are $5 apiece.

Tanglewood hosted four events in the 2018 Heartland Games.

  • Bridge under the direction of Pat Reich.
  • Euchre, coordinated by Carl Mys.
  • Pickleball with Tom Stadler as Tournament Director.
  • Mah Jongg led by Sandy Haka.

Thanks to our event leaders, all of their helpers, and Hometown America and their staff for making us proud.
Not only did Tanglewood host four events, our residents participated in every one of the events, many in one or two, and a few in numerous activities.

The following were our medal winners:

  • Bridge: Judy Mackowiak, Mike Sharkey and George Vermette.
  • Golf: Rex Smolek.
  • Swimming: Mary Kloster and Tom Stadler.
  • Shuffleboard: Kay and Ray Hermiston.
  • Euchre: Wilma Anacaker, Steve Batey, Greta DeVos, Patrick Hotchkiss, Eric & Judy Hurst, Bill & Luanne Kerr, Carl Mys.
  • Pickleball: Tom Alberty, Dennis Aldridge, Steve Batey, Alisa Blackburn, Jay Bowers, Ron Bowman, Rick Bullens, Sharon Griffin, John Holm, Patrick Hotchkiss, Gordon & Michelle King, Mary Kloster, Mike & Sandie March, Jim Maynard, Cheryl McCullough, Grant McLaughlin, Ellen Nesbitt, Dan Pillitteri, Jan Reisig, Betty Schleis,Tracy Smith, Walt Snyder, Marcie Taylor, Gene Timmerberg, George Vermette, Tracy Vernest, Mike Whalen, Ben Yantis.
  • Bowling: Susie Kirkman, Bill & Louise Menheere, Mary Lee Napier.
  • Mah Jong: Esther Goodner, Sandy Haka, Kora Kosky, Rita Sundin, Kathy Sponholtz.
  • Table Tennis: John Holm, Dave Keller, Walt Snyder.
  • Cycling: Tom & Joan Alberty, Gary Carr, Bill Menheere, Marjorie Waterman, Sue Yuan.
  • Track & Field: Lois Hotchkiss, Don Lariviere, Grant McLaughlin.
  • Tennis: John Holm, Lois Maxon, George Vermette.

The next Heartland Games For Active Adults will take place in February 2019.

All of the events listed above will be contested once again and horseshoes will be added to the schedule.

Visit the South Florida State College website at for complete results from 2018 and details for 2019.

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