Social, fraternal and service organizations in the Sebring area range from The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to the VFW Auxiliary, Moose Lodge, American Legion, Elks Lodge, Order of the Eastern Star and the Shrine Club, plus Kiwanis, Lions, an Rotary.
The Allen Atwater Cultural Center is named after one of our city's pioneers. This complex includes the public library, Lakeside Playhouse, Highlands Museum of the Arts, Civic Center and the city Pier. The archives of the Sebring Historical Society are housed in the lower section of the library. The library houses 37,000 volumes.
The Highlands Little Theatre, formed in 1974, offers a variety of productions including dramas and Broadway musicals in a dinner theatre setting. The holiday season is highlighted by a gala Christmas show. The group welcomes participation both "on stage" and behind the scenes.
South Florida Community College established in 1966 offers both cultural and educational opportunities. The school is a two year Junior College with a wide range of courses, plus an impressive adult education program. The college library is also made available, free of charge to Tanglewood residents.
Highlands Hammock State Park
, the pride of the area, has facilities including campsites, a wildlife sanctuary, and a recreation area. Many trees in the park are thought to be 1,000 years old. Florida's largest oak with a girth of 28.5 feet is near, and is the nation's tallest Sable palm whose 90 foot stature towers over everything. A tram ride enables visitors to have a safe and comfortable view of park wildlife. Alligators, deer, raccoons, wild hogs, otters, armadillos, and over 200 species of birds are common. Now and then a bald eagle or Florida panther can be see moving about. Eight nature trails provide hikers with a close-up view of the flora an fauna of the area.