Announcement: May 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 Mon., Clubhouse. BADGES REQUIRED 6:15 pm
Thursday, 2nd National Day Of Prayer – 9 am to 10 am, Clubhouse
Thursday, 2nd Bunco-Doors open 6:00 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 10th Craft Club – 1:00 pm, Craft Room
Saturday, 11th Dance –Wendy & Dennis Jager – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Sunday, 12th Happy Mother’s Day
Monday, 13th Sevens – 1:00 pm, Community Room
Tuesday, 14th Second Tuesday Food Drive
Tuesday, 14th Potluck – 5:30 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 15th TMAC Meeting – 3:00 pm Clubhouse
Wednesday, 15th HOA Meeting – 7:00 pm Clubhouse
Thursday, 16th Ladies Luncheon -11:00 am
Thursday, 16th Bunco – Doors open 6:00 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 17th Friday Night Jazz – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Saturday, 18th Country Breakfast – 8:00 am, Clubhouse
Monday, 20th Historian Elaine Levy Lecture – 2:00 pm Community Room
Wednesday, 22nd Let’s Talk Tanglewood – 2:00 pm, Clubhouse
Wednesday, 22nd Blind Draw – 6:00 pm, Clubhouse
Friday, 24th Craft Club –1:00 pm, Craft Room
Monday, 27th Offices Closed for Memorial Day
Monday, 27th Tanglewood Veteran’s Memorial Service – 8:00 am at the Clubhouse  Flagpole followed by Monday Morning Coffee
Monday, 27th Memorial Day Picnic – 4:00 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 28th Jammin’ Jell-O Shot Party – 3-5 pm, Pool Veranda

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


Hello, May! Summer is just around the corner, and with Summer comes hurricane season. The best thing you can do is to BE PREPARED. Stop by the business office and pick up the most up to date hurricane information available for Highlands County.

The activities and business offices will be closed in honor of Memorial Day on Monday, May 27th.
Who has their Jell-O shot recipes ready for the Jammin’ Jell-O Shot party? If not, research some recipes, and bring them to share. When is this fabulous event you ask? Tuesday, May 28th , from 3 – 5PM on the pool veranda. Hometown America will provide non-alcoholic Jell-O shots and snacks. Looking forward to seeing you there!
If you have questions, concerns, comments, or kudos you’d like to pass along; please don’t hesitate to stop by the business office and see me. I look forward to speaking to you.

Stay hydrated, and don’t forget your sunscreen while you’re having FUN outdoors.

Monday, May 27, 2019, 8:00 AM.
At The Clubhouse Flagpole.

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Gil &Joanne Roy, 1993 Sawgrass Trail.

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.

Please join us on May 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm in the Clubhouse for our quarterly Let’s Talk Tanglewood meeting. We hope to see you there.

On May 28th it is the return of our annual Jammin’ Jell-O Shot Party from 3-5 pm on the Upper Pool Veranda.
Pull out your favorite Jell-O shot recipes to make and share at this wonderful event.

Hometown America will provide non-alcoholic Jell-O shots, snacks, and entertainment, which will be announced at a later date.

Advent Health Sebring (formerly Florida Hospital Heartland) is in need of volunteers for numerous positions throughout the hospital.

For each 4 hour shift you get a free meal in the cafeteria, discounts in the gift shop, uniforms, etc.,etc.!!

If interested, please contact Lisa Cooper, Head of Volunteer Services @ 863-402-3368.

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

Shuffleboard will go to its Spring/Summer hours on the first Monday in May (May 6th), beginning at 9:30 am and ending around 10:45 am.

Come join in the fun. Remember there is equipment for everyone’s use in the shed by the courts.

June 19th, 2019
Please sign up on the Credenza.

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

  • Tue 7th 9:00 am Broken Egg (Breakfast)
  • Sun 12th 12:00 pm Jacaranda (Mother’s Day)
  • Sun 19th 1-4 pm Game Day (Craft Room)
  • Mon 27th 4-7 pm Memorial Day Picnic (Guide Dog Fund Raiser) (Clubhouse)
  • Tue 28th 5:00 pm Bob Evans (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.

We thank you for your overwhelming support of the monthly food drives.

The next one will be on Tuesday, May 14.

As always, put your donation in a sack at the foot of your driveway by 8:30 AM and it will be collected. We also will be checking the Outback Homes because we know you’re out there.

Keep up the good work.

Tuesday, May 14th, 5:30 pm in the clubhouse.

Sign up on credenza. Please bring your own place setting(s), and enough food for 12 people.

WOW will be going to Red Lobster on May 16th for 1 pm lunch.

Need a ride, call Annette DiMare 863-382-8769.

General Information -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.

By now you have read that our Veterans Group and the Dog Owners Guild have joined forces to raise money for Southeastern Guide Dogs.

They provide dogs to veterans who need help with daily living, and run the organization strictly on donations. There is never a cost for anything to the veterans.What better day to help our veterans than on Memorial Day!

The Veterans Group always has a ceremony in the morning.Then on Memorial Day, May 27th, we will have a Happy Hour from 4:00 to 5:00 P.M. Dinner will be served at 5:00 P.M.

Joyce Boivin has volunteered her time to entertain us, and she will play before and after dinner.

Hometown America is donating chicken for our meal, and Alan Holmes from Edward Jones is donating baked beans and the dessert.Macaroni salad and coleslaw are also being donated by Publix.

With all the food being donated, every dollar we collect will go to Southeastern Guide Dogs.We have learned that they have a donor that is willing to match all money collected for dogs for veterans up to $250,000 until the end of June.Therefore, our money collected from the Pet Parade and Memorial Day will be doubled!!

We ask that you bring your own drinks, table service, and snacks if you wish to have them at Happy Hour.Tickets are only $5 per person, and we are planning to do a 50/50 also so please bring money.

You can purchase your tickets beginning on Monday, April 29th, through Monday, May 20th at Coffee or from Billie in the Activities Office. You must purchase your ticket by May 20th so we can order all the food.

Our veterans deserve our help and our thanks for their service to our country. We hope you will come and support our efforts for Southeastern Guide Dogs.

Please join us as we come together in prayer.

  • May 2, 2019
  • 9:00 am – 10:00 am
  • Tanglewood Clubhouse
  • Coffee and pastries will be served.

For our May project Loretta DeWitt will be doing a Mystery Fun Art Day project.

All you need to bring is 3 colors of acrylic paint, 1 black and 1 white, and a pencil to sign your Masterpiece with.

Wear old clothes just in case we get messy!!! I will supply everything else you will need for THIS PROJECT. Come and enjoy the great fun we have.

Over 40% of the population in Highlands County is 60 years of age or better. Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around our county.

As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, older adults offer insight and experience that benefit our community. This is why Older Americans Month has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years.

Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL) each May, Older Americans Month provides resources to help older Americans stay healthy and independent, and resources to help communities support and celebrate their diversity.

This year’s Older Americans Month theme Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and local services and resources.
  • Create through activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

Please celebrate Older Americans Month by promoting ways that community members of all ages can take part in helping our county by:

  • Connecting: Reach out to friends and family; be a listening ear, visit your neighbors.
  • Creating: Do something FUN!! Participate in an art class; learn a foreign language; take a class at the local college.
  • Contributing: Volunteer with a local nonprofit, become a mentor at Big Brothers/ Big Sisters.

Communities like Highlands County that support and recognize older adults are stronger! Take a step to strengthen our community…in May and throughout the year.

The Tanglewood Art League is happy to have Elaine Levy, Highlands County Historian, join us on May 20th at 2:00 pm in the Community Room.

Elaine will speak about the history of Highlands County accompanied by a slide show.

We invite Tanglewood residents to be a part of this lecture. Do come, and learn about the history of the county that we all call home. See you there!

Thursday, May 16th, Caddyshack. Order from the menu and pay there. Arrive 11:00 to be seated. Sign up on credenza.

The first Yard of the Quarter winners for 2019 are Gloria Girard and David Vegh, 1988 Sawgrass Trail.

Congratulations, and thank you for help keeping Tanglewood beautiful.

Bunco in the clubhouse on Thursday, May 2 and Thursday, May 16.

Watch for further announcements for summer bunco dates! As always, doors open at 6:00 and play begins at 6:30 – $5.00 cost, and must wear your badge.

We had a great year of travel, fun and friendship. Some of the rallies in 2018 and 2019 were January’s rally at Silver Palms RV Resort in Okeechobee and The Wild Frontier in Ocala in April. We also had a small group that spent Thanksgiving at Lion Country in West Palm Beach.

Rallies set for next season are Sanlan RV Resort in Lakeland, November 11 to November 15, 2019.

In March or April (still getting a date) we are going to Coastal Ga RV Resort in Brunswick, Ga. More rallies to come as we set them up.

Our Christmas Party in December at the Outback and Our Annual Picnic in the Pool area were full of food and fun as usual.

The Food Drive was a huge success. We were able to donate over $14,000 to the Heartland Food Bank last December.

Our next meeting will be November 5, 2019. It will be the first Tuesday instead of the 2nd Tuesday because of the rally.

All other meetings are set for the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 2 pm in the Community Room at the Clubhouse.

If you have an RV and want to join us, come to a meeting and start having some fun traveling to different RV Resorts around the State and border States.

Broadway Lights Theatre Company will dim the lights, for the last time until this Fall when we complete our Summer jazz series.

Please join us as we once again welcome Daryl Patrick and his jazz ensemble. Mark your calendar for, Friday, May 17th.

Remember, the lights are dim, and the atmosphere always festive. Come sway to soft jazz.

Tickets are $5.00 each, and can be purchased at Monday Morning Coffee or at the door. Billie has tickets in her office also.

Doors open at 6:15.BYOB and bring your snacks.There is a 50/50.

Proceeds are donated to the Sebring Battered Women’s Shelter.

…to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings, give thanks for their successes, and remember those who gave their all in the invasion.

This is scheduled to take place on June 6th of this year in our main clubhouse. There will be a turkey dinner, and D-Day related commemorations.

The dinner will be styled after the Tanglewood Thanksgiving Dinner that is held in November. Hometown America will supply the Turkeys. (Thank You Tammy!)

The sign-up sheet on the credenza will be for the table hostess, and everyone else will contact their “hostess” for the table assignments. Please sign up by May 24th if you plan on attending.

We are asking the Tanglewood Veterans to be involved. We would like a Color Guard, if possible, and any D-Day related input that can be provided. Also, we have asked Fred Corino, the Curator of the Sea Services Museum to get involved.

To help with this event, or for more information please contact Ed Schmidt

D-Day: The Allied Invasion of Normandy
The Allied invasion of Western Europe was code named Operation Overlord. It required two years of planning, training, and supplying by the United States and Great Britain, and was one of the most heavily guarded secrets of the war.

On the morning of June 5, 1944, U.S. General Dwight Eisenhower announced “O.K. We’ll go.” Within hours an armada of 3,000 landing craft, 2,500 ships, and 500 naval vessels departed English ports to cross the narrow strip of sea to German-controlled Normandy, France.

That night 822 aircraft, carrying parachutists and gliders, deployed troops over landing zones in Normandy. Intended to be the vanguard of the whole operation, the Airborne troops’ landings were a tremendous success.

Seaborne units then began to land on the beaches of Normandy at 6:30 on the following morning, June 6—D-Day.

Although caught by surprise, the Germans fought fiercely, particularly on a stretch of beach code-named Omaha by the Allies. After suffering many casualties, the troops successfully landed and began to advance inland.

There would be eleven more months of hard fighting in Europe before the Nazis were defeated, but the D-Day invasion gave the Allies the success they needed to start that fight.

The Tanglewood Community welcomes back Wendy and Dennis Jager for the Saturday night dance on May 11, 2019.

This husband and wife singing duo have been performing together for 24 years. As a singing duo they love performing songs from the 60’s and 70’s, the songs they listened to while growing up. They will sing your favorites from the past 6 decades.

Their mission is to help the audience relive the memories of their youth. They perform your favorite melodies with authentic interpretations, giving you a sense that you are listening to the original artist.

Doors open at 6:30 with the dance from 7-10 PM. Residents pay $5 with their badges and non-residents are $6. Bring your own drinks and snacks. Ice will be furnished.

Those of you who are lucky enough to spend the whole summer in Tanglewood have FUN to look forward to.

On Monday, May 13, the popular SEVENS game will be played at 1:00 in the Community Room. This is a perfect game for newcomers, you’ll meet new people and have a noisy and fun-filled time. If you haven’t played, come at 12:30 for a quick lesson.

Cost is $2 to buy in, you can buy more chips if you need to. Winners paid out in cash, and as always, there will be an ice cream bar when we’re done playing, (About 2:30).

On Wednesday the 22nd, BLIND DRAW will return to the Clubhouse. No previous experience is needed, you get all the instruction you’ll need before the game starts. This game is played indoors.

There will be a sign-up sheet on the Credenza, so we know how much Ice Cream -yes, Ice Cream again. The cost is only $1 to play, Instructions start at 6:00. Don’t miss this one.

Looking ahead to June, there will be the SEVENS game on June 10. And mark your calendar for June 21 and 22 – an original play will unfold on stage. “MOVING ON” will be presented to all Free of Charge. Watch for raffles starting Monday Coffee on May 20.

And we’re going to touch on INDEPENDENCE DAY, JULY 4. Of course, there will be the traditional Golf Cart Parade in the morning, During the afternoon (time to be determined) look for a pick-up Bean Bag Baseball game. There will be a “field” set aside for newcomers to the game. Come and learn the fastest growing game in the Park.

And finally, a giant Pot Luck Dinner in the evening. The Pot Luck Committee and Diversions will make the evening special, and Hometown America will again supply fried chicken for everyone!

On October 19 Diversions and the RV CLUB team up to bring you another Lip Sync Contest.

Registrations are now Open! Call Shirley Kabet or email her at Billie also has registration forms in her office.

Sign up a team (any number of people) for $10 and reserve your song. All proceeds will go to the Heartland Food Bank for their Christmas Drive. The first 16 teams to register and pay will strut their stuff on stage.

Looking WAY ahead, tables for the November Craft and Hobby Fair are now being sold at Coffee. $5 will reserve you a table to sell your crafts or hobby materials.

The date is November 9, contact Shirley Kabet at for information, and to reserve one of the remaining spots.

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