Recreational Activities

Tangerine Woods has many activities and volunteer opportunities for its residents to enjoy:

TWERC: The Tangerine Woods Elected Recreation Committee is authorized by the Board of Directors to support various activities offering an active lifestyle to the residents of Tangerine Woods. Following are some of the activities which the community enjoys.


TENNIS: Tangerine Woods has two well-kept tennis courts which are in daily use year-round. During the winter season, the club participates in ladies, men's, and mixed doubles on a weekly basis against other communities in the area. These matches always provide great entertainment for both competitors and spectators. An intrapark tournament is played in March for all residents who enjoy playing the game. Tennis is well-supported during the summer months by year-round residents who play daily as well. There is no doubt that belonging to the TW Tennis Club provides the members with many fun-filled hours of competitive tennis, plus the opportunity to enjoy new friendships.

BOCCE: The very active bocce court displays great competitive games among the residents. Bocce lasts from January through March and is held four days a week. Yearly in March, a trophy luncheon salutes the winners.


TRAVELING BOCCE: The Traveling Bocce Team competes with other senior communities. Spectators enjoy attending the games to cheer on their home team. The season closes with a luncheon and trophy presentation.

SHUFFLEBOARD: Eight Shuffleboard courts hold League play every winter. Ladies, Men's, and Mixed Pairs all play at various times throughout the week. In the spring, a Trophy Luncheon is held to salute the winners of each category.

HORSESHOES: The horseshoe pit draws both men and women who participate in the annual singles and doubles tournament held in February and March. The pit is open for general use year round.

BOWLING: Several bowling groups use the local bowling lanes during the winter season to compete in this energetic sport. In the spring, they enjoy attending the annual trophy luncheon to honor the winning teams.

GOLF: Golf is played Mondays on two different local courses. Both men's and women's leagues look forward to the tournament at the end of the season. Numerous golf courses in the area are also available to use for noncompetitive play.


  • Bingo-The clubhouse is filled with the calling of numbers each Wednesday for this enjoyable pasttime.

  • Hand and Foot-A card game based on Canasta. Four to six players make books of numbers and play with partners to win the game.

  • Billiards/Pool

  • Bridge-Duplicate and Regular Tournament Play

  • Dominoes

  • Euchre

  • Mah Jongg (with lessons available)-A large group of players gather each week to enjoy playing this Chinese tile game. American Mah jongg rules are used by the members.

  • Pinochle

  • Poker

  • Texas Hold-Em-This popular form of Poker is now played weekly by some enthusiastic men and women.

  • Cribbage-This pegs and cards game is played on Tuesday nights.



  • Book Club-Books change monthly and these people enjoy discussing the many themes.

  • 55 Alive Program-to improve driving skills

  • Nurses' Group-blood pressure screenings and flu shot clinics

  • Memoir Writing-An excellent group that will help new people write down their past memories.They may also listen to the interesting stories of the other group members.

  • Foreign policy discussion group entitled Great Decisions, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association.



  • Swimming in the beautiful, large pool, plus an attractive hot tub

  • Water Aerobics is held daily, weather permitting, from October to June, and MWF from June through September.

  • Exercise Room-An air-conditioned room which holds exercise bikes, elliptical and treadmill machines and a bowflex

  • Sauna

  • Line Dancing-A lively group of people who enjoy this new form of exercise while dancing to popular songs of all genres.

  • Yoga-a new yoga class has begun 2 times a week in the clubhouse using beginner videos.



  • Weekly Saturday Morning Coffee for socializing and information

  • Parties and Entertainment-the Recreation Committee presents many wonderful events which include plays, concerts, dances and parties.

  • Day Away Trips-An opportunity to explore other parts of Florida while attending various events.

  • Movie Night-Enjoyable movies are shown on our 65" TV screen in the clubhouse monthly usually on Friday night.

  • Singles' Club-A group of single people who enjoy attending local functions together, such as going to restaurants, etc. meet monthly on Sunday afternoons.



  • Ceramics-Residents enjoy a special room for creating decorative pieces. Lessons are willingly given by our resident ceramicists.

  • Chorus-This group meets weekly and presents concerts in December and March.

  • Quilting Club-A talented group of women meets weekly to share ideas on quilting. All experience levels participate to exchange ideas as well as pattern ideas. Each year trips to view various area Quilt Shows and explore surrounding fabric stores are planned. A Quilters Cottage, located just a few miles away, is a meeting place where every imaginable fabric and all supplies are for sale. Other fabric stores in Port Charlotte, Venice and Sarasota make quilting an interesting hobby. With combined efforts, the club has been able to offer a quilt for raffle at the annual Flea Market. Socializing and stitching…..what could be better?

  • Woodcarving-The group's members enjoy carving various special creations with their knives.

  • Painting Classes-lessons available by our resident artists. Many of the paintings have been framed and are now displayed in the card room.

  • Fabric Painting-Our local fabric artist, Marilyn Rathbun, teaches this class on Monday mornings. The participants bring various articles of clothing to paint on.