Announcement: April 2019 Monthly Activity and Event Schedule

MONDAY MORNING COFFEE—Enjoy a cup of coffee and a donut in the Clubhouse on Monday mornings from 8 AM to 8:30 AM. *BADGES REQUIRED*

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
Wednesday, 3rd Diversions Auditions – 1:00-3:00 pm, Community Room
Thursday, 4th Veterans Picnic -11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Bash Area
Friday, 5th Ice Cream Bars – 2:00-3:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 6th Happy 80th Birthday Party – 2:00 pm, Activity Center
Sunday, 7th Special Events Show—True Rumors – 7:00 pm
Monday, 8th New Resident Social—following Monday Coffee
Monday, 8th Sevens – 1:00 pm, Community Room
Tuesday, 9th Tuesday Food Drive – Help the Needy in Highlands County
Tuesday, 9th Potluck – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse (More page 8)
Wednesday, 10th Golf Association: Masters Draft Your Pro – 6:00 pm
Thursday, 11th Golf Association: Masters Tournament Dinner – 6:00 pm
Saturday, 13th Dance—Dan Patrick – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 16th Special Meals “Easter Dinner” – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 17th TMAC Meeting – 3:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 17th HOA Meeting – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Thursday, 18th Ladies Luncheon – 11:00 am
Thursday, 18th Bunco—Doors open 6:00 pm, play 6:30 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 19th GOOD FRIDAY—Tanglewood Business Offices CLOSED
Friday, 19th Tanglewood Friends – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 20th Country Breakfast – 8:00 am, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 23rd Street Dance – 2:00-5:00 pm
Wednesday, 24th Blood Drive 
Friday, 26th Friday Night Jazz – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse

Our April showers are bringing the May flowers here at Tanglewood. Unfortunately, they’re also bringing “goodbyes” from our northern friends for the summer. As you begin the preparation for the long drive north, please remember to secure all loose items outside of your home, including waste and recycling bins. Your bins should be stored inside your shed for the summer. Our summer storms can come up with little notice and high winds, so we encourage you to do your part in keeping us all safe during your absence. There is a list you can print for tips on closing your house for the summer located at

For our year-round friends, we’re looking forward to spending the summer with you! Don’t forget to check out and the Tanglewood Facebook page to keep up to date on what’s happening in Tanglewood.

I continue to 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 would be best so that I can set time aside just for you to avoid any interruptions.

The Business and Activities offices will be closed on Friday, April 19th, in observance of Good Friday. I wish each of you a Blessed Easter.

Have you looked longingly at your neighbor’s “Home of the Month” sign and coveted winning it yourself?
Perhaps you can!

Here is a list that will make your home stand out.

  1. Siding should be clean and free of mold.
  2. Lawn should be mowed and flower beds free of weeds.
  3. Shrubbery and flower beds should be trimmed and neat.
  4. Trees should not have dead or brown branches.

General appearance of carport and front should be clean & neat.

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Howard and Mary Kelly, 4152 Smoke Signal.

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 grab a delicious Ice Cream Bar of your choice on Friday, April 5th, 2:00-3:00 pm in the Tanglewood Clubhouse.

April 23rd, 2-5 pm – 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.

Now that the fog has cleared up from our 2019 TangleWood Stock, we can announce our theme for 2020’s Resident Appreciation Day. Since we will be entering the 20’s again, we decided to go back to the ROARING 20’S .

Come as a flapper or come as you are. Dress as a gangster or a silent screen star. It’s going to be fun no matter the dress. Just bring yourself, we’ll take care of the rest.

Tentative Weekly Schedule:

  • Tuesday, March 24th, 6-9 pm Dance
  • Wednesday, March 25th, 6:00 pm Show– TBA
  • Thursday, March 26th, Catered Meal

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

We would like to say THANK YOU to the following residents for helping make our Resident Appreciation Days such a huge success: Patty Dingus, Irene & Steve Sykes, Margot Burt, Lou Ann Weix, Artie Nichols, Christine Holmes, Jerry & Nola Bernstein, Penny Irilli, Ed & Gail Wooley, Tanglewood Technical Support Committee, and the Tanglewood Decorating Committee.

A special thanks to Loretta Dewitt for the tie dying with staff and community.

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

I would like to acknowledge the people who came to my assistance after my recent back surgery. Sandy Whalen, Evie Fosella, and John Kelly sent over more food than I could eat. But one individual, did something amazing.

After the surgery, I was told not to bend forward for at least a week. Even after the week passed, bending forward was painfully difficult to say the least, so getting my morning paper at the end of the driveway was a real challenge.

Then one morning as I went out to get the paper, there it was leaning against my door. Who was doing this? Having no idea, I left a note of thanks. Still no reply.

Then I discovered it was a wonderful friend and neighbor Mrs. Elaine Schmidt! She understood my situation and while walking her dog “Stewy”, took the time to place the paper where I would not have to bend to pick it up.

Great friends and neighbors is what sets Tanglewood apart from other communities.

Thank You!

Very Sincerely,
Bill Rulli

If you’re new to Tanglewood from November 2018 thru March 2019, we’d love to have you attend our social!! RV’ers included!

  • Monday, April 8
  • Community Room
  • Immediately following Monday Coffee

You’ll enjoy meeting your neighbors, getting some great information about the community, and enjoy sumptuous treats and slurpingly delicious beverages on us!

Mark your calendars now because that’s the only way anyone remembers anything around here!!!

Sevens: We will have our next monthly game on April 8th at 1 PM in the Community Room. $1 to play. Need a lesson?Come at 12:30.

Food Drive: April 9th, Help the truly needy in Highlands County have food on the table.

Here’s an early “Heads UP” for you folks leaving for the summer:

LIP SYNC returns on October 19th.This great evening is a fund-raiser for the Heartland Food Bank. Register a team for $10, choose your song, and have the time of your life lip-syncing it on stage.

Contact Shirley at for more details.


“EASTER DINNER” on April 16, 2019, $8.00 per person.


  • Ham
  • Potato’s
  • Salad
  • 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

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

SATURDAY, April 13, 2019, sees DAN PATRICK back to entertain at Tanglewood. His musical ability and vocals have spanned 5 decades. In his early years he performed in Nashville and Cypress Gardens. The past 20 years he has been in Florida sharing his musical talents with many audiences.

Dan plays a variety of dance music from the 50’s to the 90’s. He will also throw in a waltz or two, line dancing and disco. Please join us for a night of fun.

The doors open at 6:30 with the dance from 7 -10 PM. Residents are $5 with their badges and non-residents are $6. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Ice will be provided. We hope to see you..

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

  • Tue 2nd 9:00 am Avon Park Diner (Breakfast)
  • Sun 14th 1-4 pm Game Day (Craft Room)
  • Sun 21st Noon The Palm’s (Easter)
  • Tue 30th 5:00 pm Chicane’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.

To join our e-mail list, send your request to: No e-mail? Pick up a schedule in the book, or call Gerry Dewing 385-4605.

SAVE THE DATE Jammin’ Jell-O Shot Party
Start making preparations for May 28th 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.

Craft Project for April 12, 2019:

  • Sea Glass Plate
  • Supplies needed
  • Plastic, clear dessert plate (Walmart)
  • E6000 clear glue (Walmart, Michaels)
  • Sea Glass

As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands — one for helping yourself, the other for helping others.”Audrey Hepburn

For many of us, we began the New Year with long lists of resolutions, and the determination to lead better lives. Unfortunately, the inherent benefits of giving back to the community are often neglected. Many times, resolutions are quickly broken and abandoned, and we are left feeling discouraged. However, it is not too late!

Consider adding volunteerism to your list. As a volunteer, it is easy to stay motivated. Simply put, when you do good, you feel good. The warm feeling of satisfaction inspires you and drives you to keep the feeling alive. “The Health Benefits of Volunteering: A Review of Recent Research” has found that helping others significantly improves ones well-being and longevity. According to this report, volunteers have greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression, and less incidence of heart disease.

As a volunteer, you are never truly alone. You belong to a large family of people dedicated to helping their community and the people in it. The friendships formed through volunteering are strong and filled with pride. At the end of the day, you will know that you have truly made a difference.

Here in Highlands County, over 40% of the population is 60 years of age and better. NU-HOPE Elder Care Services is a non-profit organization that assists over 800 seniors remain in their homes annually. There are many opportunities to give back to older adults at risk of nursing home placement by supporting NU-HOPE.

Volunteers are needed to deliver meals to home bound seniors, help in and donate to the thrift stores (which help fund the services provided to seniors), and lead activities at our group dining meal sites. Volunteers also help with special events and at fundraisers. With neighbors helping neighbors, you are making a difference in our community.

If you are interested in learning how you can become a NU-HOPE volunteer, please contact Carol Stoll at (863) 382-2134 or email

Five of our fabulous residents were added to our Tanglewood Wall of Fame. Congratulations to Dave Bernella, Ken & Shirley Kabet, Artie Nichols, and Greg Plank. To find out more information on all our new inductees, please go to

Bunco on Thursday, April 18th. Doors open at 6:00 – play begins at 6:30. Cost is $5.00, and you must have your badge to play!

Blood Drive April 24th sign up on credenza.


  • Thursday, April 18th
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Order from the menu & pay there.
  • Arrive 11:00 am order 11:30 am.
  • Sign up on the Credenza.

It’s never too early to sign up to participate in the February 15, 2020, Annual Tanglewood 50th Anniversary Celebration and Dinner.

If you have celebrated or will celebrate your Golden Anniversary between March 1, 2019 and February 29, 2020, you are eligible to be honored at the festivities scheduled for February 15, 2020.

Contact Billie in the Activities Office or Tom McKeever at 863-385-7316 as soon as possible.

Kripalu Yoga
Is a form of Hatha Yoga that places equal importance on mind, body & spirit. It is ideal for beginners and adaptable to everyone, no matter what age, ability or physical make up. Classes include breath work, warm ups and postures, including some balancing postures & final relaxation. Students should have a yoga mat, a small blanket & water. Tuesday’s at 3:00 pm in the Activity Building.

Yin Yoga
Targets the deep connective tissue in the body. Yin postures are more passive postures held for a longer period of time allowing the muscles to soften & relax. The postures are done mainly on the floor or against a wall. Yin Yoga can help to increase flexibility. Students should have a yoga mat, a small blanket & water. Wednesday’s at 3:00 pm in the Activity Building.

Will consist of various forms of guided meditation including readings, music & light stretching to bring a sense of peace, serenity & relaxation. Meditation has been used to reduce stress, anxiety, depression & pain. It can be done while seated, kneeling or lying on the back.

Seated meditation can be done in a chair. Students should have a yoga mat, (if on the floor) a small blanket or shawl and water. Thursday’s at 4:00 pm in the Mirror Room at the clubhouse.

Chair Yoga
A practice of yoga postures done seated in a chair or standing using the chair for assistance. Practice will include breathing techniques, stretching, yoga postures & final relaxation. No special equipment is needed, except possibly a shawl. Thursday’s at 1:00 pm in the clubhouse.
Address questions to Gail Mattulina,, 617-763-6117.

Free will donation graciously accepted.

Our next potluck will be Tuesday, April 9th, 2019 5:30 pm.

Please sign up on credenza. Bring enough food for 12 and your own place setting.

WOW Widows will have their April 18th lunch at Little Italy, Avon Park.

Need a ride call Annette DiMare – 863-382-8769. Leave clubhouse at 12:30 for 1 PM lunch.

Sign in WOW book on credenza in clubhouse.

On April 3rd from 1 to 3 pm Diversions will have open meeting and auditions in the Community Room for “Moving On”.You do not need to be there for the entire 2 hours, this is just a window for folks to come by and find out more about this play, and the fall show (“Comedy Tonight!”).

Come on out, have fun with us. Diversions sponsors a readers’ theatre group – there is never any memorization involved.We are just about having fun (like Andy Rooney and Judy Garland “Let’s put on a show!”), and enjoying the experience of coming together to create something our friends and neighbors will enjoy.

For “Moving On” we need three women and one man for the cast.will also need people to help with costumes, and sets, and even just handing out the programs – there are plenty of ways to participate in creating a play that do not require you to be on stage.(At least not with the curtains open.)

The Tanglewood Special Events Concert Series ends Sunday, April 7, at 7 PM with a performance by True Rumors. The group will present a Tribute to Fleetwood Mac.

The Rumors debuted on our stage at the Annual Showcase in January. Their presentation at that time led to the anticipation of many of our residents for this scheduled performance.

Tickets are just $15, and are available at Monday morning coffee, in the Activities Office during regular business hours, and at the door.

A fully stocked snack bar will be available when the doors open at 6:15 PM. Treat your honey to dinner and a show as we close this great season of entertainment.

The Tanglewood Golf Association (TGA) will hold its last major event of the season on April 10 (Draft Your Pro night) and 11 (morning golf and awards dinner).

The 5th Annual TGA Masters Tournament is a 2-day event for TGA golfers and their non-golfing guests. Entry fee is $20 per golfer and includes prize fund, closest to the pin, and awards dinner.The dinner is $7 for non-golfers.For more information, see the poster in Golf Central or contact any of the TGA Board members. Sign-ups are in the Mirror Room on March 25 & 30 and April 1 & 6.

Women’s organized play on Monday at Highlands Ridge will end April 15 but ladies can still play in scheduled TGA play weekdays through the summer by signing up in the golf room.

Saturday Couples will be winding down through April 6 at Highlands Ridge.

Tanglewood Golf Association is made up of residents who enjoy a game of golf. Membership of $40.00 for 2019 ensures HDCP records with the GHIN system, golfing 6 days a week at wonderful courses within Sebring and Avon Park: Highlands Ridge North, Sun N Lake, Pinecrest, and River Green.

Membership allows you to play in all tournaments, Match Play, Club Championship, and attend special functions such as a Bash and Closing Golf Banquet. Play Monday through Friday, sign-up books are in Golf Central. Couples play every Saturday in the afternoon, and enjoy friendship following golf. TGA welcomes golfers of all abilities.

For membership information, please contact Membership and HDCP Director, Jeannine Telfer at 863-314-0313.

Tables for the November Garage Sale will go on sale Monday, April 1, and continue through April 29, before and after Coffee, at which time we will discontinue sales until October.

Note that the Sale this Nov. will be held The Weekend BEFORE Thanksgiving, Nov 22nd & 23rd.

JAZZ Broadway Lights proudly presents the Tanglewood Jazz series on Friday, April 26th, at 7:00 pm in the clubhouse.

Tickets will be $5.00 apiece, and available at Monday Coffee and at the door. We are excited as we have added a new horn player to the ensemble. We look forward to seeing all of you for an evening of great enjoyment and entertainment.

Faith Lutheran Church’s Food Pantry thanks Tanglewood for its generous donation from your Tuesday Food Drive. We feed 60-70 families every week, and this is greatly appreciated. God bless you all.

This will be the LAST NEWSLETTER that will be delivered to your home for the season.

Starting next month, you will be able to pick up your newsletters at the club house or the business office.

Many, many thanks to all of the dedicated volunteers that work so hard to get the newsletters delivered.

Thursday, April 4th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, Bash Area. All Vets, spouses, and spouses of deceased Vets are welcome. Chicken, drinks, cups, plates, cutlery, and napkins will be supplied. Please bring a covered dish. Alternate site if raining, upper pool veranda.

April 19th, pulled pork and potato chips, music to be announced tickets $8.00 each. Doors open at 5:30. tickets will be available at Monday Coffee.

Last month we wrote about the Veterans Group and the Dog Owners Guild getting together to plan some events to raise money for Southeastern Guide Dogs.This organization provides dogs to veterans in need at no cost to the veteran. They operate strictly on donations.

Our two groups met, and we decided to plan something for Memorial Day.Every year the veterans have a ceremony in the morning.There has not been anything planned for later that day.We decided to do a picnic to honor our veterans, especially those who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom.

The clubhouse is free, and we have reserved it from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. on Memorial Day, Monday, May 7th.

Hometown America is donating chicken for our meal, and Alan Holmes from Edward Jones is donating baked beans and our dessert.contacted Joyce Boivin, and she is donating her time to entertain us.We are working on getting our salads to complete the meal donated also.

We ask that you bring your own drink and table service.We are charging a $5 per person admission fee, and are planning on doing a 50/50 also.

With all of our meal donated, every penny we collect can be donated to Southeastern Guide Dogs.

We will be selling tickets at Monday Coffee from April 29th through May 20th. You can also get a ticket from Billie in the Activities Office. Tickets must be purchased no later than May 20th.

We hope you will come to support our veterans, and our efforts for Southeastern Guide Dogs.

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