Announcement: October 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.


Every Monday Bingo – Be here and ready to play by 6:15. Must have ID Badge
Thursday, 4th Oktoberfest Karaoke– 6-9 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 6th Petanque Tournament – 9:00 am Petanque Courts
Saturday, 6th Dance – Joyce Boivin, 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 9th Potluck – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Thursday, 11th Bayside Ladies Luncheon – (see posting below)
Saturday, 13th Jazz Night – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse – (see posting below)
Monday, 15th Sign up for Thanksgiving Potluck Begins (see posting below)
Monday, 15th Art League Workshop – 2:00 pm )
Tuesday, 16th Special Meals – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 17th TMAC Meeting – 3:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 17th HOA Meeting – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Thursday, 18th WOW Luncheon – (see posting below)
Saturday, 20th Country Breakfast – 8:00 am, Clubhouse
Saturday, 20th Lip Sync Contest – 7:00, Clubhouse
Sunday, 21st Special Events Show – The Beach Boy Tribute 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 23rd Outdoor Decorating Committee Mixer – 6:30 pm, Clubhouse
Thursday, 25th Ladies Luncheon – 11:30 am
Thursday, 25th Bunco – 6:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 27th Halloween Costume Contest and Dance – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Monday, 29th Toe Jam Ticket Sale – following coffee, Craft room

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


Hello!! Fall is just around the corner, bring on the fire rings and cooler weather. Fall also means the return of our northern friends and family.

A little birdy told me that Team Tanglewood Staff has an entry in the Lip Sync contest being held on October 20th. This should be very entertaining! Looking forward to all the fun the season has in store for Tanglewood residents and staff! Come out and join us at Monday Morning Coffee to see what other fun activities are planned, or you can watch from the comfort of your home on Comcast Channel 195.

TRASH/GARBAGE: By now, everyone should have had enough time to swap out their waste or recycle can for a smaller one (if needed). Now it’s time to find a home for your cans. They are to be stored in an area not visible from outside the dwelling. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to contact the business office.

I meet with residents after Monday Morning Coffee in the Community Room. I’m there until 9:30 a.m., or you can contact me via phone, through email, or in person by appointment. Making an appointment would be best so that I can set aside time to meet with you without any interruptions.

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Lou Melocchi 2237 Woods & Water Court. 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.


Come out and join us for our Oktoberfest on Thursday, October 4th from 6-9 in the clubhouse. We will be serving subs from Publix, along with chips, beer, wine, and sodas. We will also have karaoke for those of you who would like to sing. Bring sides to share with your friends if you wish. Please remember to wear your ID badge.

Sign-up sheets for Thanksgiving Turkeys will be on the credenza starting October 15th for those who are participating in the Thanksgiving potluck at the clubhouse on Thanksgiving Day, November 22nd, at 2pm.

One turkey will be provided per table with 12 people. The last day to sign up will be Thursday, November 15th. Turkeys will be distributed on Monday, November 19th, following Coffee until noon.

Come to Tanglewood’s annual Craft and Hobby Fair! There are treasures to be found, all crafted by your neighbors and friends in the park.

The Main Hall will be full of Christmas gifts, art, woodwork, knit and crochet, baby stuff, glass, and more!

The Snack Bar will be open with Coffee and Donuts. Hours are 8 AM – 1 PM on Saturday, November 10th, only.

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

Come ride with us on Mondays and Thursdays. We leave at 10:00 am from the Petanque parking lot.

Every Friday morning at Wauchula Bowl of Fun. Please sign up on credenza and be there by 8:45 am.

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

  • Tue, 2nd 8:30 am Broken Egg (Breakfast)
  • Wed, 10th 1:00 pm Sizzling Grill (Just-for-Fun Event)
  • Tue, 16th 1:00 pm Tin Cup (Just-for-Fun Event)
  • Sun, 21st 1-4 pm Game Day (Craft Room)
  • Tue, 30th 5:00pm Outback (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 Welcome Committee is sponsoring a New Resident’s Social on Monday, November 5th, 2018 immediately following Coffee, until about 11:30 in the Community Room.

Anyone who was new to Tanglewood since May of this year is invited to attend this get together. If you have bought a house, are on a lease to buy program, or in the RV area, and want to meet other new residents, please join us. Meet your neighbors from your own area : i.e. Bayside, Carefree, etc., and get to know them.

The Welcome Committee members will be greeting you, introducing you to other new residents, and providing coffee, tea, and goodies. If you have a name badge, please wear it.

Stop by the Welcome Table any Monday before or after Coffee to say hi, and we’ll answer any questions you have. Come join us, you just might meet your new “Best Friend”!


New Year’s Eve Tickets will go on sale Monday, December 10th, at Coffee. More details in next month’s newsletter.

We have TWO dances in October. On Saturday, October 6th, 2018 we feature Tanglewood’s own Joyce Boivin. She blends her voice and guitar talents to bring us a wonderful evening of listening and dancing enjoyment.

Our Halloween dance and costume party is Saturday, October 27th, 2018. Party Dog Rick will be our DJ for the party.

Dress up in your scariest or funniest costumes. Cash prizes will be awarded for the categories of Best Female, Male, Couple, and Group. The judging will be done by individuals from outside of Tanglewood.

The doors open at 6:30 with the dance from 7-10 P.M. The ticket price for residents is $5, with your badge and $6 for non-residents. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Ice will be provided at your tables. Please come and enjoy.

The Bayside Ladies Luncheon will be held at the Tin Cup restaurant at the Sebring Country Club Thursday, October 11th.

So many ladies enjoyed the food when we were there last spring that we decided to repeat this location. With many of our snowbirds returning, and many new friends moving into Bayside, we hope to have you all join us for a delightful time of fellowship and food.

Please email or call Sandy Radawiec at 863-382-8958 – to have your name added to the list of those attending.

To honor our new residents, we are inviting all of our residents to come out and meet and greet the newest members of our community, and make them feel welcome.

Tues., Oct. 23, 6:30 – 9:30 at the Tanglewood Clubhouse. Music will be provided by the FABULOUS George Durham and his fantastic singer – Gwen Simmons, and a new member to his group, Les Soltrez, on the guitar and steel drums.

  • $6.00 Per Ticket
  • We will have a 50/50 drawing (one winner takes all), and door prizes that can also be won on that same 50/50 ticket.
  • Don’t miss out!
  • Limited Number of Tickets available.
  • Tickets will be sold at Monday Morning Coffee.

November Tournament will be on Sat., Nov. 3, at 9:00 am. Sign Up at 8:00 am on Oct. 22 & 29 at Monday Coffee. Daily play at 1:30 pm starting Nov. 1st.


  • Whistle Stop and Friends Christmas Party
  • Featuring TJ and the Cruisers
  • Friday night, December 7th 7pm till 10pm (doors open at 6 pm to come in early and decorate your tables)
  • Bring your own drinks and snacks.
  • Tickets $6.00 per person from Deb or Jan, Deb Gitro at 2825 Whistle Stop 863-991-3993, Jan Peterson at 2841 Whistle Stop 616-560-5800


  • Fall/ Winter Hours effective October 15, 2018.
  • Monday-Friday.
  • Start at 10:00 am. Finish about 12:00 noon.
  • Playing 3 games daily.
  • Everyone is welcome to join us (experienced or not).

October’s Ladies Luncheon will be at The Tin Cup Sebring Country Club 4800 Club Haw Branch Rd. Sebring, FL 33875.

  • Thursday, October 25th
  • Arrive 11:00 Eat 11:30
  • Order from the menu, and pay there.
  • Sign up on Credenza.


  • WOW will have their October 18th lunch at Red Lobster.
  • Leave clubhouse at 12:30 for 1 pm lunch.
  • Need ride? Call Annette Di Mare – 863-382-8769.
  • Sign up in WOW book on credenza in clubhouse.

Lip Sync Contest – Fund Raiser for the RV Club Food Drive

At 7 PM on October 20, the Diversions Committee will sponsor a Lip Syncing contest for the benefit of the annual RV Club Christmas Food Drive. This is a Fund raiser.


  • Any resident OR employee of Tanglewood is encouraged to form a team to compete. A team may be one person or a dozen or more.
  • Choose the song you want to perform to, and get copy of it to the Tech Committee by October 10th. You will NOT be singing, just mouthing the words, or lip syncing. You provide your own props and costumes. There will not be a stage crew to assist.
  • TMAC Committees, Neighborhoods, clubs and singles are welcome to register a team. Office workers, groundskeepers, maintenance, everyone can join. Be creative, sync your song to your activity. Or pick your own very favorite song from days gone by. Channel your inner Elvis, Patti Page, John Denver, Madonna, or Pete Seeger.
  • Judging will be done by audience applause, so be sure to have all your friends and neighbors come to cheer for your team. A fabulous prize will be awarded to the winner. But the real winner here will be the RV Club’s Food Drive.
  • Team Registration: $10, non-refundable. Change your chosen song up until October 1. Cash or a check to Heartland Food Bank is acceptable.

You can register and participate in as many teams as you’d like.

Fill out registration forms on the credenza or from Billie’s office. If more than one team chooses the same song, the team with the earlier paid registration will get it.

Audience admission will be $5.00 per person at the door. No pre sales will be done. We will also be selling 50/50 tickets.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 5:30 pm (doors open at 5). Tickets are $8.00 per person.

Menu as follows: Soft Pretzel with Cheese Sauce, Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, Pork Schnitzel with Red Cabbage, German Potato Salad, Rolls, Dessert & Coffee.

Tickets on are sale at Monday Coffee or at Billie’s office.

Get out your calendar and flip to December. Mark Sunday, December 2 @ 7PM. On that evening, TWCC Choir will be presenting their annual musical Christmas gift to the Tanglewood residents and friends, a wonderful way to kick off the Christmas season. You will not want to miss it.


  • Sunday, February 3rd, in the Clubhouse
  • 2pm til 5pm (doors open at 1:15 to decorate tables)
  • Bring your own drinks and snacks.
  • $8.00 per person tickets from Deb or Gill.
  • Deb Gitro 2825 Whistle Stop 863-991-3993.
  • Gill Randall Rain Dance 517-282-7108RV

Since it is now October and you most likely have had your fill of pumpkin spice everything, this is a great time to turn your thoughts to the RV Club’s annual Christmas Food Drive.

To begin with, to keep celebrating the 17 years of the Food Drive, the Bingo Committee continues the fun by holding Bingo for the Food Drive on Monday, October 15 and again on November 12. In addition to the regular games, special 50/50 drawings will be held. So, plan ahead and pack some extra cash along with your colorful daubers.

As if that is not enough fun, you will not want to miss the Lip Sync Contest on Saturday, October 20 at 7PM. It is being sponsored by the Diversion Committee to benefit the Food Drive. The $5 admission benefits the Food Drive as will the 50/50 drawing so come prepared. The round tables will be set up for audience enjoyment. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Looks to be a fun evening of guaranteed fun with your neighbors and friends.

Following that fun event, Saturday, November 10, you will find the RV Club in their usual spot at the Craft Fair. This active group will be selling their homemade baked goods at ridiculously low prices. Also, crafts made and donated by many of Tanglewood’s talented residents will be offered for sale.

This year, a new twist has been added. RV Club members will be donating items from their home states or their summer travels. You will want to be sure to make a stop at the RV Club’s table.

The Fall Garage Sale will be held Fri & Sat ,Nov 23 & 24. The remaining tables will go on sale before and after Coffee every Monday starting Oct 1. Tables are $5 ea (max 2).

See Greg Plank at back of the hall. Any Questions, call Bill Rulli 863-414-5807

If you have ordered a Christmas Tree……..they are ready for pick up!!! Call Jan 616 901-4268 or Penny 863-835-1435.

All the wonderful recipes that were collected from the very best cooks in Tanglewood are available in the cookbook being sold to raise funds for the Outdoor Decorating Committee. They are available at the activities office from Billie, or before and after Monday coffee. Cookbooks are $14, and all profits pay for Christmas lights.

Badge sales help buy lights. On sale before and after Monday Coffee each week.

Many many THANKS to Hometown America for putting up and exchanging our banners.


  • 2 -Tommy Bahama Beach Chairs
  • 2 – Outdoor Welcome Mats
  • Bob Evans Gift Basket
  • Collapsible Saw Horses
  • 2 – Copper Crispers
  • 2 – Copper Skillets
  • $30 – Hurricane Lamp
  • $65 Gift Certificate for a massage
  • $129 Deluxe Paper Shredder on wheels
  • $25 – GC – Tin Cup
  • $25 – GC – Dimitris’s
  • $25 – GC – Cherry Pockets
  • 2 – $25 GC Crazy Fish
  • 5 – $10 GC – The Broken EggGift certificates from Jimmy the Greek’s
  • (with MORE to come!)

ALL prizes that will be awarded on the tickets sold for the various OUTDOOR DECORATING events.

Beginning next month (with the Nov. issue) over 75 fantastic volunteers will be delivering your newsletter to your front door. Newsletters will arrive at your door ANYWHERE between the 28th and the last day of the month.

Not all newsletters will arrive on the doorsteps at the same time. Your neighbor may receive hers two days before you because you might be in another delivery zone.

All volunteers have until the first day of the month to get their route delivered. If you have not received a newsletter by that time, it might be for several reasons.

1.) The delivery person deemed that no one was living there at the present time……….
2.) There was no place to safely leave it.
3.) Your regular delivery person was sick or away, and there was no volunteer to fill that spot.

All undelivered newsletters will be put out in the clubhouse and at the business office on the first of the month.


  • Tuesday, October 9th, 2018
  • 5:30 pm in the Clubhouse
  • Sign up on credenza
  • Bring enough food for 12, and your own place setting.

Broadway Lights Theatre Company is proud to announce the return of Daryl Patrick’s jazz ensemble. He and his band will be entertaining us on Saturday, October 13th.

Tickets are being pre-sold at Monday Morning Coffee and also at the door. Tickets are $5.00 each.

Come join us in the Tanglewood Cabaret Lounge where the lights are dim and the atmosphere festive.

Doors open at 6:15 pm. Bring your own beverages and snacks. Also, if you are so inclined there is dancing room on the floor. Come sway to the best jazz you will hear in Highlands County.

Hi Everyone,
The Tanglewood Art League is presenting an art workshop with our own Mary Jones at the helm. Mary is a colored pencil artist who will be giving us her knowledge and technique on Monday, October 15th, at 2:00pm in the Craft Room. The subject will be a “Bird of Paradise”.

The Art League is inviting residents of our community to attend. Drawing experience is not necessary. The materials needed for the workshop are a 12 pack of colored pencils (Prisma or Pollychromos), a hand held pencil sharpener, if available, scotch tape and drawing paper.

The cost to non-members is $5.00. There is a sign-up sheet in the Art League book on the credenza. We look forward to you joining us.

Are you interested in helping Highlands County Kindergarten students improve their early literacy skills, promote to the next grade level, and achieve higher reading grades?

Volunteer now to become a ReadingPal in Highlands County. One hour a week can change a child’s life forever.

Participating schools near your home are Memorial Elementary and Park Elementary.

For more information, or to register as a ReadingPals volunteer, contact Sylvia Palmer by calling 863-648-1500 x278 or email or visit our website at

Broadway Lights Theatre Company is reenacting the old time Radio Days. Original scripts from Fibber McGee and Molly, the Bickerson’s, and Duffy’s Tavern will transport you back to the 1940’s.

The production will be as authentic as possible, depicting the radio studio, sound effects, singing of commercials, the radio announcer and the other areas that go into making the production a success.

Performances for this hilariously funny evening of entertainment are November 1st and 2nd. Tickets will pre-sold at Monday Coffee as well as at the door. Tickets are $5.00 each. This is a must see performance by Broadway Lights Theatre Company.

No skill or experience needed. Come out and let us show you how to play SHUFFLEBOARD, and have a good time! We are not competitive…we’re just in it for the fun and camaraderie.

Tuesday evenings. 6:30 PM. Please wear your name badge.

If you have any questions …….call Penny 863 835-1435.

Can you count to 4 ?? Can you throw dice ??

  • Thurs., Oct 25th, Doors open @ 6:00 pm
  • Don’t forget your name badge.
  • $5.00 to play.
  • Big money prizes!!

Come help us celebrate the never-ending beach season with an incredible concert featuring a Tribute to the Beach Boys. This high energy show will bring all the summer hits that you remember so well like Barbara Ann, Surfer Girl, and the list goes on and on. So, wear your favorite beach shirt and flip flops and join us for The Beach Boys Tribute. Be careful this show is so Hot you just might get sunburned.

Sunday, October 21st at 7 PM doors open at 6:15PM.

Ticket price at the door is $15.00 for everyone! Resident Season passes are $80.00. Non-Resident
are $90.00.

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