Announcement: Tanglewood Monthly Activities and Events Schedule June 2022

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!


Monthly Activities and Events Schedule June 2022

Monday, 6th Hurricane Drill – Following Monday Coffee
Monday, 6th Bunco – Doors open at 6:00 pm, play begins at 6:30, Clubhouse
Monday, 13th Sevens – 1:00 pm, Community Room 
Monday, 13th Bunco – Doors open at 6:00 pm, play begins at 6:30 pm, Clubhouse 
Tuesday, 14th 2nd Tuesday Food Drive
Tuesday, 14th Tanglewood Insurance Lady Resource Table  – 9:00 am -1:00 pm, Conference/Card Room
Saturday, 18th Country Breakfast – 8:30 am, Clubhouse
Saturday, 18th TMAC Dance Featuring Good Stuff – 7:00 pm, Clubhouse
Monday, 20th Bunco – Doors open at 6:00 pm, play begins at 6:30, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 21st Welcome Committee Night Out – Turn 2 U Brewery 5:00 pm
Monday, 27th Bunco – Doors open at 6:00 pm, play begins at 6:30 pm, Clubhouse
Tuesday, 28th Welcome Summer Pool Party – 2-4 pm, Pool Veranda 

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


June 1st is the official start of Hurricane Season. Please stop by the Clubhouse Credenza to pick up the most up-to-date information available. To be prepared is the best plan in case of an emergency.

If you are leaving for a few days, weeks, etc. this summer please secure all loose items around your home in case of a storm. 

Even our summer storms can bring wind gusts that can make an object become a missile and cause damage to your property or someone else’s.

Thank You
We want to Thank, You, our RESIDENTS, for voting us the News Sun’s Best Manufactured Home Community AND the Best Retirement Community!

This is an honor and we strive to continue to be the Best. We could not do this without our hardworking Tanglewood team. Most importantly we could not do this without all of our amazing residents that embrace your neighbors, help each other in the community, help local non-profit organizations, and make our community a special place to live.

If you have been here for a month or 20 years, we hope you always love Tanglewood as your home and community.

The Beautification Recognition is at the home of Marshall and Marie Eskew, 1806 Sunflower, Congratulations!!

This beautiful yard and well-groomed home is appreciated by all our residents. The judging includes a well-maintained yard, a clean exterior of the home, as well as maintained plants and shrubs. Each month we will recognize a home with a 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 party with us Thursday, June 28th, at 4:00 pm on the Pool Veranda. DJ D will be here providing music for the moment. We will have a beer, wine, sodas, and water provided for your enjoyment by Hometown America.


The following link will take you to the Tanglewood Daily and Weekly Activities information.

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

HURRICANE DRILL JUNE 6TH (9:15 am – 10:00 am) or (3:15 pm – 4:00 pm)
Learn what steps to take and what NOT to take when preparing to stay inside the Clubhouse during a Hurricane.

We set up for one night. (Actually, 12 hours before the predicted storm will hit us is the planned time to enter the clubhouse). Dr. Bill Burnham, Pastor of Tanglewood Community Church, will speak on how the church and community became the Leadership of the Hurricane First Responders.

Electronic Registration will be available.

Looking for data entry persons to assist those without a computer.

Need Volunteers for Medical Services, Meals to Serve, and Mutts to watch over in the Community Room.

Pets are allowed, but must be in a crate/cage when bringing them into the “Community Room”.

Contact: Pam Batey at 765-438-1102 – Questions / Volunteer Sign Up, etc.


  • The card game, Sevens, will be played on June 13th in the Community Room at 1:00 p.m.
  • If you need a refresher please arrive at 12:45 pm.
  • This is a simple game and lots of fun.                     
  • $2.00 buys you into the game. Ice cream will be served afterward.


  • Our annual Independence Day golf cart parade will follow immediately after Monday Morning Coffee on July 4th.
  • Line up will be in front of the main door. 
  • Get your carts decorated and charged.                    
  • There is a sign-up sheet on the Credenza; 
  • Ice cream will be served immediately following the parade in the Clubhouse.

Diversions is always about fun. Come join us. We look forward to seeing you.


  • TUESDAY, JUNE 21 AT 5:00 PM
  •  Enjoy their Barbecue and Beverages

NOTE: You are welcome to bring in your own food, even have a pizza delivered, but respectfully, please don’t bring in beverages.



  • The Singles Group is a Social Club, gathering together for fun and fellowship. 
  • No Officers! No Dues! No Obligations!
  • Pick and choose the events you want to attend.
  • Not a Dating Club!
  • Pick up a schedule in the book or contact:

(Gerry Dewing – 863-385-4605 /

Hi Folks! June and July’s breakfast will be coffee, juice, all you can eat pancakes and sausage links. Coffee will start at 8:00 am.   (Please bring your own cup)

Breakfast is served from around 8:20 am until 9 am.

Tickets are $6.00 each. You can purchase tickets at Monday Coffee, on Thursdays in the lobby of the clubhouse from 1-2 pm and also in Billie’s office.

We will resume the full breakfast again starting in August.

Thank you

Steve Sykes

Every Year at Tanglewood we honor some of our Outstanding Residents by adding them to our Tree of Honor. The Tree of Honor was started by Howard Salles to honor residents who have made a difference in our community.

This year’s honorees are as follows:

1. Tom Finochio. “He has been working hard on many committees for over 16 years. He worked on the Cancer Drive, and set chairs and tables for the Craft Fair, Garage Sale, and Health Fair. He has fixed broken chairs. He’s been on the Dance, Pot Luck, Special Events, Petanque, and Shuffleboard Committees, and is helpful to Tanglewood workers and residents”Nominated by his wife Joyce Finochio.

2. Paula Novak. She has been the team lead for Tanglewood’s Second Saturday Meal for 2 years. Each month she works with all the volunteers to prepare a meal for approximately 150 needy people.

Her strength is in leadership, more than cooking. She leads about 100 people to plan, prepare, and serve the meal. She runs fundraisers to buy the meat needed for these meals

She also is active with A Heart Like His Foundation, a nonprofit program that fills a backpack with food for at-risk students every Friday. She’s active in her church, checks in on her neighbors, and works a full-time job. Nominated by Selena Freeland.

3. Bob and Peggy Grandsard. Anything that dealt with the kitchen was Peggy’s domain for many years. Special Meals and keeping the kitchen inventory for the benefit of all TMAC Committees. Bob has been part of the Tech Committee and is currently the Vice-Chair of the Computer Club.

Nominated by Greg Plank.

4. Joyce Boivin and Cheryl McCullough. Residents since 2005, these women have been part of Tanglewood’s structure since they got here.

Joyce with her music and singing provided free entertainment to the Tanglewood Veterans events. She would always be part of the annual Variety Show, closing the evening with a Patriotic Medley and God Bless America. Joyce was the Vice-Chair of the Tennis Committee and part of the RV Club for years. She and Cheryl helped found the New England Club, and she still helps with Meals on Wheels.

Cheryl is a Navy Veteran and has been Secretary of the Tanglewood Veterans for years. She’s worked on Special Meals, was Secretary of Pickleball, and a member of the Library Committee, and you can find her every Monday Morning serving donuts and coffee

In her “spare” time Cheryl volunteers with Cornerstone Hospice, visiting the dying and terminally ill patients of any age. She also volunteers with the Heartland Cat Rescue, caring for and socializing cats. She also delivers Meals on Wheels. Both ladies do pet-sitting and dog walking when the owner cannot get out.

Nominated by Ambrose Brooker.

5. Ruth Barron.(Posthumous nomination).Ruth and her husband Jim were early settlers in Tanglewood.

In 2000 she organized the RV Club and served as the leader for 14 years

In 2001 Ruth started the annual  Christmas Food Drive. Back then the RV Club did fundraisers, shopped for non-perishable foods, and organized the volunteers in packing over 500 boxes a year for the Salvation Army

In 2016 the project was streamlined to collect money, which could be used more efficiently by the Heartland Food Bank to buy the food needed for the Christmas boxes. In 2019 Ruth coordinated the Dog Club and the Veterans Club into a mammoth Memorial Day Picnic, which raised $3428 for the Southeastern Guide Dogs. She also wrote a monthly column for the TWRTimes for years.

Ruth wore another hat too. She proofread the Tanglewood Newsletter every month before it went to press, correcting spelling and inconsistencies. She taught Billie how to put together the wonderful newsletter we have now. Not many residents knew of this service she performed quietly behind the scenes. She was the definition of the true Tanglewood Spirit, and passed from this world in 2021,

Nominated by Heather Paine and Billie Gillilan.

6. Howard Salles. Howard and Rhoda Salles came to Sebring from New Jersey a long time ago and settled here.  He was a Veteran and joined the Tanglewood Veterans Association.  Before he retired, Howard taught Math and Electronics at the college level.  He was also the part-time maintenance manager of a campground near Mays Landing, New Jersey. He enjoyed woodworking and was a good storyteller, and had an endless number of humorous anecdotes about removing various critters from various inaccessible places on the campground.

He had a serious side as well. He was the Chaplain on call at local hospitals when Jewish patients needed support. He was active in Temple Israel until his health problems made it too difficult to get around.

Howard was a Techie.  He was Chair of the Tech Support Committee for a couple of years and was the go-to guy for video and stage lighting.  He inherited the position of President of TMAC one year to fill out an incumbent’s term.

Howard gave credit where credit was due.  When Ann Hudson passed away, he determined we needed to remember her in some tangible way.  This idea became the Tree of Honor, where he now joins Ann and all the other personalities who have made Tanglewood what it is today.

Howard and Rhoda were married for over 50 years and raised three daughters. Right up until last year he would board the Amtrak train that would take him back to New Jersey for the summer to spend time with his family.

Nominated by Ken Kabet

Our seasonal residents have left, but the need for food support remains. The volunteers at Faith Lutheran’s Food Pantry are really, really grateful for the bags of non-perishable goods and toiletries we collect and deliver.

The Second Tuesday Food Drive will be collected from your driveways on Tuesday, June 14. They especially are asking for protein-rich foods like canned salmon, tuna, chicken, Spam, hash, and stew. Canned fruits and vegetables are always needed, as are plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly. Healthy cereals and hearty soups, canned kinds of pasta. Dried beans and rice. Toothpaste and brushes, shampoo, and bar soap are welcome.

Have your donation out on your driveway by 8:30, and we’ll pick it up and deliver it. You can take your donation, including cash and checks, to Billie’s office at any time.”


Dear Friends of Tanglewood:

The Special Events Committee, within the community of Tanglewood, would like to extend an invitation for you to join our select group of sponsors.

Special Events provides ten professional entertainment events per season within the Tanglewood Clubhouse. This year we will have eleven events as we have a Showcase scheduled for January 25th.  Our season runs from November through April.  


The FRIEND Level will allow your name to be scrolled on both side screens within the Clubhouse.  This will occur before the start of each performance, during intermission and after the performance.


The PATRON Level will allow your name and address to be scrolled on both side screens within the Clubhouse.  This will occur before the start of each performance, during intermission and after the performance.


The GOLD Level will allow your name and address to be scrolled on both side screens within the Clubhouse.  This will occur before the start of each performance, during intermission and after the performance.  You will be verbally recognized by the Master of Ceremony prior to the start of each performance.

Please contact the Chair of Special Events, Donna Scorse, for further information.                          

She can be reached at 863.273-6983 or email her at:

We look forward to having you become a member of our family.


  •   November 13, 2022 – OTA Chicago
  •   December 4, 2022 – Hollywood Holidays Christmas Show
  •   January 8, 2023 – Get Ready Motown
  •   January 22, 2023 – Minute by Minute Doobie Brothers
  •   January 25, 2023 – Showcase
  •   February 5, 2023 – Solitary Man Neil Diamond
  •   February 19, 2023 – Red Skelton
  •   March 5, 2023 – British Invasion Beatles
  •   March 19, 2023 – Brand New Day Sting and The Police
  •   April 2, 2023 – U.S. Stones – Rolling Stones
  •   April 23, 2023 – True Rumours Fleetwood Mac

Season Tickets can be purchased at Monday Morning Coffee or from Billie at the Activities Office. The price for all eleven shows is $120.00. 

There are only a very few tables left for the November 12 Craft and Hobby Fair. Contact Shirley at 863-385-6972 or shirlkab@embarqmail.cominformation or reserve a spot.

June 4th Party Dance Crew is having Pete Ruano in the clubhouse for an evening of music and dancing. Pete has entertained us before so we look forward to another great evening with him.

On June 18th the Dance Committee will have Good Stuff in the clubhouse for another evening of music and dancing.

Dances are in the clubhouse from 7-10 pm. Bring your drinks and snacks.

Tickets are available for purchase, for $10.00 each. Pre-purchased tickets allow early entrance into the clubhouse through the veranda door. They can be purchased at Monday Morning Coffee, Bunco, or Thursday afternoons in the clubhouse from 1:00-2:00 pm.

The following link will take you to the Upcoming Dance Events in Tanglewood for 2022 page

We will now switch over to Monday nights beginning June 6ththe summer. Clubhouse doors at 6:00 pm and the game begins at 6:30 pm. The cost is $5.00 per person (small bills please). You must have your badge. Come on out and have some fun with us. You may win some money.

The following link will take you to the BUNCO SCHEDULE.

Come out and ride with us on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

We meet in the Petanque Parking lot at 9:00 am during the summer months.

Hope to see you there.

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