Announcement: November 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 – 6:30 pm, Clubhouse (be here and ready to play by 6:15)
Saturday, 3rd Petanque Tournament – 9:00 am Petanque Courts
Monday, 5th New Resident Social – Following Coffee, Community Room
Tuesday, 6th Potluck – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 10th Craft & Hobby Fair – 8:00am to 1:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 10th Dance – Toe Jam Band SOLD OUT 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Monday, 12th Flu Clinic-7:30 – 10:00 am, Craftroom
Tuesday, 13th Second Tuesday Food Drive 
Tuesday, 13th RV Club Meeting – 2:00 pm Clubhouse, Community Room
Tuesday, 13th Special Meals – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 14th Wildflower Luncheon
Wednesday, 14th Fire Ring – 5:00-7:00 pm, BASH AREA 
Thursday, 15th WOW Luncheon – 
Thursday, 15th Ladies Luncheon – 11:30 am
Thursday, 15th Bunco – 6:00 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 16th Tanglewood Vets Pizza Party – 11 am – 1 pm Pool Veranda
Friday, 16th Tanglewood Vets Awards Ceremony – 1:30pm, Bingo area
Saturday, 17th Country Breakfast – 8:00 am, Clubhouse
Sunday, 18th Special Events Show – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Monday, 19th Thanksgiving Turkey Distribution – Following Coffee
Wednesday, 21st TMAC Meeting – 3:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 21st HOA Meeting – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Thursday, 22nd Thanksgiving Meal Potluck – 2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 23rd Garage Sale Open to Tanglewood Residents Only – 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 24th Garage Sale Open to Publi– 8:00 am to 11:00 am, Clubhouse
Saturday, 24th Light up Tanglewood – 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Bash Area
Tuesday, 27th Tuesday Afternoon Movie – 2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 28th New England Gathering – 5-7:00 pm, Activities Building

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

Happy Fall! Bring on the fire rings and the cooler weather!

November has several important days to remember:

  • 11/4/2018 – “Fall” Back: turn clocks back 1 hour
  • 11/6/2018 – Election Day
  • 11/11/2018 – Veteran’s Day
  • 11/22/2018 – Thanksgiving Day

November is a great month in Tanglewood as all of our northern friends begin to return. As our numbers increase, please keep safety in mind. Obey the posted Speed Limit (((17 MPH))), and STOP completely at all stop signs.

The Tanglewood Business and Activities offices will be closed in observance of the Thanksgiving Holiday on 11/22-11/23/2018.

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 current schedule for watering days are as follows:
Even Numbers, Thursday & Sunday
Odd Numbers, Wednesday & Saturday
Thank you

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Robert & Christina Brooks, 4136 Smoke Signal, 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.

We would like to welcome back all of our seasonal residents by  kicking off this year with a Fire Ring in the BASH AREA on Wednesday, November 14th, from 5-7 pm.

The Lee Allcorn Band 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 MAKE SURE TO WEAR YOUR ID BADGE.

Bring sides to share with your friends. We will also have beer, wine, sodas, and water. All of this provided to you by Hometown America. Please note this Fire Ring will be done in the BASH AREA not in the Outback.

Sign up for Thanksgiving Potluck will be on the credenza for those who are participating in the Thanksgiving potluck at the clubhouse on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, at 2 pm.

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.

Please join us on Tuesday, November 27th, at 2:00 pm for an afternoon movie. Popcorn and sodas will be provided. The movie will be “Wonder”.

Based on the New York Times bestseller, WONDER tells the inspiring and heartwarming story of August Pullman.

Born with facial differences that, up until now, have prevented him from going to a mainstream school, Auggie  becomes the most unlikely of heroes when he enters the local fifth grade. As his family, his new classmates, and the larger community all struggle to find their compassion and acceptance, Auggie’s extraordinary journey will unite them all and prove you can’t blend in when you were born to stand out.


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

Attention Snowbirds: Pictorial directories will be available at Monday Morning Coffee each week, or pick up at the Lowry’s at 1707 Primrose Lane.

Please call first 863-382-6170.

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”!

As we did last year, the RV Club is doing their part to help out the Heartland Food Bank. The club is collecting money so the Food Bank can supply families in need with a Christmas meal. In the past, the club could only purchase non-perishable food items. The food bank can do so much more. It is able to get turkeys, hams, fresh fruits, and vegetables at wholesale prices or at no cost.

The money donated goes much further and feeds many more folks here in Highlands County. Recipients include the elderly as well as working families.

The Food Bank is in desperate need of community support due to building and refrigerated food truck issues.

Just a reminder: The Bingo Committee will be doing a special 50/50 on Monday, November 12, to help raise funds for the Christmas Food Drive.

On Saturday, November 10, the RV Club will have their usual spot at the Craft Fair. You will find some really good baked goods at ridiculously low prices. Craft items made and donated by Tanglewood residents can also be found on the club’s table. And, as an added surprise this year, club members are also donating items they have found on their summer travels or from their home state.

One more thing, RV Club members will start collecting money at Monday Morning Coffee on November 5th. You may donate either cash or a write a check payable to Heartland Food Bank. If you cannot attend Morning Coffee, you may drop off your donation at the Activities Office or to Heather Paine at 2610 Lazy Days.

Thank you for supporting this very worthwhile project.


  • 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
  • Purchase from Deb or Jan
  • Deb Gitro at 2825 Whistle Stop 863-991-3993
  • Jan Peterson at 2841 Whistle Stop 616-560-5800

We would like to thank everyone who donated food at the monthly food drive. It was greatly appreciated.
Faith Lutheran Food Pantry, Sebring.

Attention all Tanglewood residents! Get out your calendars and favorite color of highlighter, and mark December 2 @ 7pm. If you want to know why just keep reading.

The Tanglewood Community Church Choir is extending an open invitation to attend their annual gift to the community. If you have witnessed their annual gift in prior years, you already know you are in for a treat.

The theme of this Year’s program is Twas the Night Before Christmas. It will prove to be a very memorable evening as not one, not two, but three stories will be told of the night before Christmas!

You will not want to miss opening your first gift of the Christmas season on December 2 at 7pm in the Clubhouse.

Tanglewood Actors Guild (TAG) opens its new 2018-19 season on Friday, NOV 9th, with a membership meeting at 1:30 pm in the Activities Center.

Members, Prospective Members, Interested Tanglewood Residents: Please join us and learn about our plans for the spring production, and … sign up to get involved.

December Petanque Tournament, December 1, 2018. Sign up on Nov. 19 & 26 at 8:00 am at Monday Coffee. 2018-19 schedule posted at courts.


  • Tanglewood Veterans Pizza Party
  • Friday, November 16, 2018.
  • Upper Pool Veranda by Clubhouse.
  • Beer, soda, water and pizza will be provided.
  • Sign up by November 12, 2018 in Veterans Book.
  • All veterans, spouses, and spouses of deceased vets invited.

Following the pizza party, we will have a ceremony honoring veterans who served during Vietnam War November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975.

Lapel Pins will be awarded in the Clubhouse Bingo area at 1:30 pm to all veterans who served during this period. Spouses of deceased veterans will receive a certificate and a pin.

Please sign up in the Veterans Book with information requested.

WANTED: Pinochle Players
Pinochle meets Wednesdays at 1:00pm in the Mirror Room and Fridays at 7:00pm in the craft room. No experience is needed. Come, observe, and we’ll help you.

For questions, please contact Marvin Strope at 863-382-9513 or .

Welcome back to all our Northern Friends. Looking forward to getting together and having a good time!

This is a group of riders out to do a casual ride in the neighborhoods around Tanglewood. The rides are between 14 – 18 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, Nov. 7th Ride around Lake Jackson, lunch at Dimitris
  • Wed, Nov. 14th Ride around the perimeter of Sun & Lakes lunch at Bufalucca
  • Wed, Nov. 21st Ride to Avon Park, lunch at The Depot
  • Wed, Nov. 28th Ride to Hammock State Rd, riding through Golf Hammock lunch at Sonny’s BBQ

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me. Thank You,
Susan Szprychel, 863-658-1538


  • November’s Ladies Luncheon will be at Hibachi Grill.
  • Thursday, November 15th
  • Arrive 11:00 Eat 11:30
  • Order from the menu and pay there.
  • Sign up on Credenza.

The WOW Widows November 15th lunch will be held at the Island View Restaurant.

Sign up in WOW book on credenza in clubhouse.

Leave hall at 12:30pm for a 1:00pm lunch

Any questions, call Annette Di Mare = 863-382-8769.


  • California Toe Jam Band
  • Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 7:00pm
  • Tanglewood Clubhouse

There has been a change to the ReadingPals program in Highlands County. ReadingPals is only serving Memorial Elementary, but the program has been expanded to 4 days a week (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday).

It will take a total of 24 volunteers to fill the school with ReadingPals. 10 are currently serving which means we still need 14 more volunteers. I currently have openings on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday and the ReadingPal hour for all sessions is 1:00-2:00pm.

If you are interested in volunteering or for more information, please contact Sylvia Palmer at 863.648.1500 ext. 278.

All Wildflower ladies are invited to a monthly luncheon Wednesday, Nov 14th, at 11:30 at Broken Egg Diner.

If you would like to attend please call Betsy Broker 281-744-2773, or e-mail her at

If you live in Wildflower, or are a new resident and have not been to our monthly lunches, we may not have your e-mail to send the invite.

Join us for fun, food and fellowship.

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018
Cost is $8.00 per person.

The menu will be a traditional turkey dinner which includes:
Roasted Turkey with Gravy & Stuffing, Corn, Cranberry Relish, Rolls, Dessert and Coffee.

Tickets are available at Monday Coffee or with Billie in the Activities Office.

Doors open at 5:00 pm, meals served at 5:30 pm.
Carry outs at 6:15 pm. *containers provided*

We will be holding our first gathering on Wednesday, November 28th, from 5-7 pm in the Activity Building.

  • We will provide pizza for your eating pleasure.
  • Bring your beverage of choice and ideas.
  • Please sign up in the States Book on the credenza.

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

  • Tue 6th 8:30am Denny’s (Breakfast)
  • Tue 13th 1:00pm Faded Bistro (Just-for-Fun)
  • Sun 18th 1-4pm Game Day (Craft Room)
  • Thu 22nd 2:00pm Thanksgiving @ Clubhouse CANCELLED
  • Tue 27th 5:00pm Chicane’s (Birthday Dinner)
  • See the Single’s book or call Gerry Dewing @ 385-4605

Due to unforeseen circumstances Single’s Thanksgiving Potluck Table at the Clubhouse has been CANCELLED.

The Tanglewood RV Club will have its monthly meeting Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 2:00 PM in the Community Room.

A small group of us are going to Lion Country Safari for Thanksgiving. The Park has a special package which includes RV spot, Thanksgiving dinner, Sunday morning breakfast and tickets to Lion County Safari for a very good price. Call Lion Country Safari KOA if you are interested, tell them you are with Tanglewood RV Club.

The RV Club supports the annual Christmas Food Drive. Our fund raisers for November include a table at the Craft Fair to be held on Saturday, Nov. 10th, and a special 50/50 for the Food Drive at Bingo on Monday, Nov. 12th.

Two rallies are planned. The first will be at Silver Palms RV Resort in Okeechobee, Florida on January 14-17, 2019. The next rally will be at The Great Outdoors RV Resort in Titusville on February 11-14, 2019. There will be more information at the coming RV Club meetings.

We are also planning two parties. Our Christmas Party will be held at the Outback Restaurant on Tuesday, December 11th, at 5:00 pm, and the RV Club Picnic will be March 23, 2019 in the pool area at 4:00pm.

We are always welcoming new members.

Walmart will be here for a Flu Clinic on Monday, November 12th. If you wish to have your Flu shot done, please come between the hours of 7:30 am –10:30 am.

Not just a summer committee, Diversions (Just for Fun!) keeps going all season long, cranking out activities for you. Here’s what’s on tap for November:

Saturday, November 10: The ANNUAL CRAFT AND HOBBY FAIR. Don’t miss it! The clubhouse main room will be full of handcrafted jewelry, knits, Christmas stuff, art, fine woodwork, cards, and so on. Free admission. 8 AM – 1 PM, and the Snack Bar will be open.

Monday, November 12: SEVENS returns to the Community Room. This fun card/dice/poker chip game is very easy to learn. Come at 12:30 for a quick lesson, play starts at 1:00. $2 to buy your chips, winners are paid in cash. There will be ice cream afterward.

Friday and Saturday, November 23 – 24: The GARAGE SALE. Friday night from 6-8 pm is for Residents Only! Wear your badge! Saturday the doors open at 8 AM for the public to come in and shop. Find your bargains here. The TMAC Room will accept your donations and sell them to help fund all the committees here in the park.

And under another hat:
The Second Tuesday Food Drive will be collecting your non-perishable donations on Tuesday, November 13. As always, have your sack out on your driveway by 8:30. It will be picked up and delivered to one of the area’s food pantries. This is a time of great need in our county. We have so much! Help those who are struggling to feed themselves and their families. Cash and early donations can be taken to Billie’s office at any time. Starting this month, WE WILL BE COLLECTING FROM THE OUTBACK HOMES ALSO. Thank you.


  • Tuesday evenings
  • Play begins promptly at 6:30 pm
  • Completely FREE !!
  • We don’t necessarily play well but we sure do have fun

The Outdoor Decorating Committee is selling chances on a filled Yeti Cooler, $1.00 each or 8 for $5.00.

  • Tickets may be purchased at Monday Coffee or from any ODC member.
  • Winner will be announced at Jan 7 Coffee.
  • Winner need not be present to win.
  • We also have: Cookbooks, Choose Happy Badges and Volunteer Badges


  • Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 5:30 pm
  • Sign up in book on Credenza
  • Bring a dish to share (12 Servings)
  • Bring your own table service
  • Coffee and Tea provided
  • All are Welcome!!

Once again the Outdoor Decorating Committee will be holding the Best Decorated House Contest.
Judging will de done BY YOU!!!

A ballot will be placed in the December issue of the newsletter for you to cast your vote. Each household is asked to vote for one house in your own neighborhood.

If you want to be considered, please try to have your house decorated by the 10th of December. Ballots must be turned in by the 22nd of December. More info later.

There will be 9 winners. One for each neighborhood including the circle and Outback RV section.

Many, Many thanks to ALAN HOLMES from EDWARD JONES who is generously donating 9 generators for prizes.


The Outdoor Decorating Committee has been working very diligently over the past year raising funds to add more decorations for this upcoming season. WE ARE SO EXCITED for you to see what we’ve been able to do in just three short years!!

It’s true……….we’re always after your money and thanks to your generous continued support, we have more than tripled our original display. We spent $1,800 just on lights alone this season so you can see why we’re always doing something to raise money. THANK YOU!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

A Big THANK YOU to Hometown America for helping us out with the band which will be the same as last year……TJ and the Cruisers!

Many Thanks to Tanglewood Community Church for the donation of the new nativity scene. It is a very welcome addition.

Some of our business sponsors who have helped us in various ways will be joining us for the evening. Come meet them and thank them for their support to our community.


  • Enter on sidewalk from tennis court area to back of bash area.
  • Enter on sidewalk from shuffleboard area.
  • Enter along side pickleball courts.
  • Please be careful of roped off areas. We will have people helping you park.
  • First row is reserved for handicapped. Please respect those that have trouble. THANKS!!!!

We will be LIGHTING UP TANGLEWOOD on SATURDAY…NOVEMBER 24TH…7:00 PM in the bash area. (behind pool). BYOB and snacks.

Come join your friends and neighbors, roll the dice, and play BUNCO in the clubhouse. Play is just $5.00 per person. Our bunco this month will be Thursday, November 15. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. and play begins at 6:30. “Badges Required”!

Will be celebrating or have you celebrated your 50th wedding anniversary between March 1, 2018 and February 28, 2019?

If so, you are eligible to participate in Tanglewood’s annual 50th Wedding Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, February 2nd.

Registration is easy! Just contact Billie or Tom McKeever (385-7316), tell them of your interest, and provide them with your anniversary date and contact information.

Tom will then call you to set up an interview that lasts about 45 minutes, and provides the background for your introduction at the dinner.

You will be the guests of the Anniversary Committee for dinner, and will receive a commemorative cake and several other memories of the occasion.

The highlight of the evening will be a renewal of your wedding vows with about 250 witnesses!

Register now!We’d love to have you take part in this program that has recognized over 200 couples throughout the past years.


  • Everyone Welcome!
  • Taco Night Dinner
  • Tuesday, December 4th
  • 5.m., Clubhouse
  • Come to meet and greet your neighbors !
  • Taco bar provided.
  • Water, ice tea and lemonade provided.
  • Sign-up on the credenza.
  • Bring a side dish or dessert enough for 6-8.
  • Bring your own place settings.

Sponsored by,
Tanglewood Community Church


Maryellen Hooper and Kenny Hess—Sunday, November 18th, @ 7:00 pm Cost $15.00

A physical storyteller, Maryellen’s act is an ever-evolving saga about her life as a woman, wife and mother. Never crude or offensive, her accounts of life’s little annoyances leave audiences exhausted from laughter.

Kenny has had a very successful career with several songs reaching the top 40 nationally, and 14 critically acclaimed CDs to his credit.

He has also been nominated for Canadian Country Music Awards, and has won several BC country music awards including Male vocalist of the year, and Album of the year. In fact, along with all of the other awards Kenny is the 8-time traditional country artist of the year, and in 2010 Kenny was honored with the Entertainer Lifetime Achievement Award.

In 2015 Kenny was called back home to BC where he was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

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