Activities

Monday Coffee Sponsors Needed

As usual, the Monday Morning Coffee Committee is short of sponsors for the summer months.  Chairlady Polly Grant made the appeal at yesterday’s Coffee, that when there is no sponsor, donuts will cost us each a dollar.  $1.   4 quarters, 10 dimes, 20 nickels.  Outrageous, hey? We can avoid this desperate situation by having residents…

My Word! – July 22

Klipspringer klip·​spring·​er Noun A small African antelope found from Cape Colony to Somaliland. “The Zoo” recently featured an episode about the relocation of a herd of klipspringer that I enjoyed. Probably not found in English before we found then cute little guys (and they are cute).

August Pot Luck Sign-Up

How can it be that we’re advertising the AUGUST Pot Luck?  Where has the summer gone?  Pretty soon the snowbirds will be back and you’ll be in a longer line for food. So, come to the pot luck dinner on August 13.  Participation in the summer months is low, and everyone is fed within 10…

August Blood Drive – We Need You!

The Big Red Bus will be in front of the Clubhouse Wednesday August 7 from 9 am to 3 pm.  During the summer months blood supply is dangerously low and donations are greatly needed. Each Donor will receive a health check to include; pulse, temperature, iron count, and cholesterol screening And a $20 eGift certificate…

Saying Goodbye

Activities Director ResignsIn 2015, Billie J. Figueroa Pena came to work in Tanglewood as our Activities Director. Friday, July 19, 2024 will be her last day to work. This Thursday, July 18th from 1pm -2pm there will be a ‘social gathering’ inside the clubhouse for residents to say their goodbyes to Billie. If you have…

My Word! – July 15

Jiffy Jif-fy Noun Believe it or not there is an actual definition beyond a small amount of time.  A jiffy is 1/100th of a second. No one can get their grocery shopping done in a jiffy on the day before Thanksgiving. While the origin is unknown it traces back to 1779, maybe attached to the…

My Word! – July 8

Ichthyotoxism ich·​thyo·​tox·​ism Noun Poisoning from fish or fish venom   Improper handling of puffer fish can result in ichthyo​toxism.   Again Merriam-Webster was no help in tracking down how long we have had a word for the problem, but I am certain Latin and/or Greek were involved.