Community Bulletins

Christian Counseling Center Offering Free Depression Screening

Did you know that depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide? Did you know that depression can shorten you life? Did you know that depression may be as big a cause of cardiovascular disease as smoking, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure or high cholesterol combined? In the US, 14.8 million people will suffer from depression in a given year.

Anyone can become depressed. Adults of all ages, teens, even children. Depression is not just feeling a little blue. And it’s not about willpower.

Christian Counseling Center wants to help change that for all area citizens, regardless of age or situation. So, in recognition of May being National Mental Health Month, The Christian Counseling Center is offering FREE Depression Screenings, through May 31.   Call 931-707-8200 Monday through Friday from 9 AM through 5 PM to set up an appointment.

Screenings are easy and confidential. The first step is calling Christian Counseling Center at 931-707-8200 to make your 45 minute appointment. At the appointment, you will fill out a 12 question questionnaire and meet with one of our trained professionals to discuss the results and help you decide on the next step.

Kayak Connection season underway soon

Attention Kayakers. The Kayak Connection club is preparing to paddle soon. They are a social group that enjoys a weekly meeting on the beautiful FFG lakes. There are no dues. There are no officers. Their focus is safe fun.

Their season runs from May through September. We launch at 8:30 A.M. (sharp ) in May, June, September. And 8 A.M. (sharp) in July and August. It is encouraged to stay together for fun and safety. We usually finish paddling by 10 A.M.

Being prepared is part of staying safe. In addition to your life jacket, we recommend a hat, water, sunblock, water shoes, rope, whistle, protective coverings. Always notify someone of your kayak plans. Carry your emergency contact information. A FFG boat license registration is needed. It can be purchased at the lake marinas.

Kayaking requires a healthy body. It takes upper body strength, lower body flexibility, balance from a strong core.

Each lake has a launch dock and parking. Lake Dartmoor is divided into two launches. The two marinas ( St George and Dartmoor) have rentals, with equipment, available. The marinas also have bathrooms. Canoes and paddle boards are welcome.

For more information call: 484-6149 or 250-1159 or the FFG marinas.

May 6: Lk St George Marina

May 13: Lk Dartmoor Marina

May 20:  Lk Dartmoor -Rotherham

May 27:  Lk Kirkstone

June 3: Lk Catherine

June 10: Lk Pomeroy

Join the Bocce Club

The Fairfield Glade Bocce Club plays each Tuesday And Thursday at 3:30PM from Mid April thru October.

They have monthly special events including a hamburger/hot dog feed, spaghetti night, sloppy joe night and our annual tournament in September. They have two courts with canopies along with a rest room and a covered deck area that is used for meals and socializing.

Their only rule is that “You Must Have Fun!”  They are located off Drew Howard Road Right before you get to the Fairfield Glade Leaf Dump.

Membership is open to any Fairfield Glade property owner. For more information on Membership and any questions please contact Ralph Rupp, Bocce Chairman at [email protected] or call 456-0599.

Safe exercise for seniors

Every Monday, Thursday and Friday at 11 A.M., you can move to music using a chair or standing at the Fairfield Glade Discovery Center.

This is a safe certified exercise program offered by the Fair Park Senior Center.

The Flex Silver Sneakers program is approved by Medicare and covered by most Part D supplements. If you do not have a Silver Sneakers card, the cost is only $2. Join us for fun filled fitness.

Come to 5160 Peavine Road at the corner of Lakeview Drive. Bring a bottle of water. Contact Clintina Simms 931-250-3390 for more info.

Web tool for residents

“RESIDENTS VOICE” of Fairfield Glade creates web tool for residents to express their concerns, opinions, and ideas on the Fairfield Glade Community Club direction.

The group started publically meeting in January 2017. They meet the last Tuesday of every month at the Fairfield Glade library and encourage people to join them.

For more information on this you can go to www.ffgvoice.com or send an email to [email protected]

Vietnam Vets group seeking new members

The Cumberland Plateau Vietnam Veteran’s of America, Chapter 1015 are inviting all Vitenam Era Veterans.

They meet the last Monday of each month at the Senior Citizens ofCumberland County at 1460 S. Main Street in Crossville, located next to the American Legions. The meetings start at 6 P.M. with a social hour, including snacks at 5 P.M.

Please come and check them out – they have a great bunch of men and women who share one mission— supporting and helping ALL veterans. Over 58,000 men and women died in the Vietnam Conflict. Check out their website at: 222.cpvva.org.

Contact Jim Ernst, VP, at 931-788-1457 or Bob Opthof, President, at973-670-5804 for more information.

Kinseeker Meetings Set

Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade meets the 1st Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall of Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive.  Everyone is welcome.

Use back-side parking lot and entrance.  Questions? [email protected]

Overeaters Anonymous

A new Overeaters Anonymous meeting (based on the 12 Steps) is now meeting on Mondays at the Roane Medical Center  Exit 350 off I-40 in Harriman at 10. AM. (Eastern) in the Clinch Room.

For more information call Edith 256-630-7888 in Crossville. Car pooling is available.

Game Night scheduled

Do you enjoy playing games and meeting new people?

You are invited to our game night on the second Monday of every month.

Come alone or bring a spouse or a friend!

We meet at 5:30 P.M. for a brief social time and then play games from 6 to 8 P.M.

Please bring a snack to share. Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (231 Westchester Drive). No religious affiliation is necessary.

Writers meet monthly

The Write Touch Inspirational Writers meets the 4th Monday of each month at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on Westchester Drive at 9:30 A.M.

All interested writers are welcome.  For information call Ruth @707-1905 or Bev 456-4523 or [email protected]

Mindfulness Meditation Group now meeting

They are a small group of people, who value mindfulness meditation and mindful living.  They meet once weekly for an hour during which we practice sitting meditation followed by discussion or reading on mindfulness topics.

The group is suitable for those beginning meditation, as well as for experienced practitioners.  Group members possess and respect diverse beliefs, while they support their common commitment to mindfulness practices shown to nurture healthy and compassionate living.

By design, their meetings are not directed by a designated teacher.  Their goal of providing mutual support is accomplished through a shared leadership.

If you are interested in group meditation and companionable discussion of all things mindful, you are invited to attend the group.

For more information contact Pat Lavin at [email protected] (423- 280- 6303) or Cathleen Reid at cathleenreid @gmail.com

Donate your items

Spring cleaning? Looking for a place to drop off donated items?

The Cumberland Good Samaritans trailer will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 114 Stonehenge Drive, Fairfield Glade from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. every Friday to receive donations for their thrift store.

Donations of clothing, small household goods, books, toys, holiday items, small furniture and small appliances will be accepted.

If you have any questions, call Cumberland Good Samaritans at 484- 3225.

Pinochle & Euchre

Play Pinochle or Euchre on Wednesday evenings at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive.

There is a $1.25 entry fee.  Bring extra dimes & nickels in case you don’t make your bid.  Doors open at 6 o’clock.  Pinochle starts promptly at 6:20 P.M. and Euchre starts a few minutes later.  Come early for practice hands.

Single golfers wanted

Fairfield Glade Single golfers needed.  Mixed group (men & women) plays golf every Saturday morning from April until October at one of Fairfield courses.  Please call Judy at 931- 267- 2612 if interesed in joining us.

Stamp Club meets

The Upper Cumberland Stamp Club meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday at the Fair Park Senior Center on Livingston Avenue in Crossville.

Meetings are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visitors welcome. For more information please contact Ray Kusmierski at 484- 3479

Wood carvers meet

Anyone who is a wood carver or a wanna- be carver, is invited to join us on Thursday evenings, 5 to 7 P.M., at the Cumberland High School shop classroom.

Call 931- 788- 5329 for more information and directions.

TOPS meetings set

TOPS (Take off Pounds Sensibly) meets  every Tuesday Morning at the First Farmers Bank (second floor) at 1251 North Main Street.

There is an elevator available if needed.

Weigh- in takes place from 8:45 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. and the meeting is from 10 to 11 A.M.

For more info-  Call Karla @ 931- 456- 6052

Join the CCC Band

The Cumberland County Community Band is looking for new members. There are no auditions or dues.

If you have a love of band music and a willingness to attend weekly rehearsals, consider joining this fun group.

They practice at Stone Memorial High School each Tuesday at 6 P.M. For more information, please call 931-287-0234.

Glade group helps grieving families

The Compassionate Friends of Fairfield Glade, meets on the second Sunday of every month at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 3 P.M., in Room 6.

When a child dies, at any age, for any reason, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated.

The Compassionate Friends offers friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, siblings and grandparents when experiencing the death of a son or a daughter, a brother or a sister, or a grandchild and helps others better assist the grieving family.

TCF is a non- profit, self- help support organization. There is no religious affiliation and no membership dues or fees.

For further information call 287- 0042.

Dulcimores has new location on Saturdays

All those interested are invited to visit our weekly rehearsals at 10 A.M. on Saturdays at the Plateau Creative Art Center in Fairfield Glade.

Learn to play the dulcimer or bring other string instruments (such as guitars, mandolins, or banjos, etc.) to join in the fun.

Since they occasionally alter our schedule, check with Helen Callis and call for details at 707- 8177.

Grief support offered

The Grief Support Ministry sponsored by the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Dr., meets on Thursdays from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. in Room 6.

The group is open to all members of the community who find themselves encountering grief due to the loss of a spouse, child, family member or friend.

The sessions include a video, workbook, and group discussion. For more information please call 484- 3473, 456- 2494 or 931- 200- 1941.

Bible Study slated

CBS (community bible study is an interdenominational study available to all) will meet every Monday from 9:30 to 11:30 A.M.  at the United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Ave. ROOM 6.

They will be studying the book of Deuteronomy.  All are welcome.  Call Marcia (931- 260- 9903) or Melba (941- 544- 5981).

Veterans meet monthly

The Sons of Confederate Veterans meet the third Thursday of each month at 6 P.M.

They meet in the basement of First Christian Church in Crossville, located on the corner of East 1st Street and Webb Ave.

They welcome anyone to visit with them at their meeting and are looking for new members.

Party Bridge slated

Please join us for Party Bridge every Wednesday from 12:15 P.M. to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Rd.

All are welcome. For more info, call 707- 7057.

Duplicate Bridge Players meet Tuesdays

Tuesday night Duplicate Bridge at the Community Church on Snead invites all non- life masters to join them to play from 6 to 9 P.M.

If you have any questions? Call Paul at 931- 707-1388.

Traditional rug hooking 

There is a meeting for traditional Rug Hooking-  Meeting every third Thursday of the month at Methodist Church in Glade.

Come visit from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and try this creative art form.

Donations of wool fabric greatly appreciated. Contact 456- 6303.

Plateau Writers club meeting Wednesdays

The Plateau Writers meet on the second Wednesday of each month at the Community Church in Fairfield Glade from 1 to 3 P.M.

For more information call Joyce Cohen 707- 1572.

Memory Loss meetings

The Memory Loss Care Group meets at 11 A.M. the second Thursday of each month at the First Baptist Church Room #156 off of Fellowship Hall..

The church is located at 130 Towne Centre Way, behind Food City. Please use the entrance on the portico side of the church.

Under the umbrella of dementia there are 70 different aspects or diseases affecting the brain. The meeting is open to the community to provide helpful information and support for those facing memory loss and coping with various forms of dementia.

So whether you are a caregiver, have early memory impairment, concern for a loved one, neighbor or friend affected by dementia; we welcome you to join us as we walk this journey.

Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630 [email protected]

CLC Grief Support Group meets Mondays

GriefShare, a special seminar and support group for people who are grieving the loss of someone close, meets every Monday from 10 A.M. to 12 P.M. at Christ Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Dr.,  Glade Fellowship hall.

For more info call Christ Lutheran at 484- 7273.

Want to Line Dance?

Beginning Line Dancing-  Every Thursday at Library Building in Glade.  9 to 10 A.M.  Beginning Steps, 10 A.M. to noon-  Beginning Dances (Every fourth Thursday class will be held in Room C, downstairs) $2.50 per hour. Contact 456- 1131

Meeting for Parkinsons and movement disorder

The Parkinson’s and Movement Disorder Support Group of Crossville/Fairfield Glade meets at 2:30 P.M.on the first Tuesday of each month at Christ Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Drive.

For info, visit the website at ffg- parkinsons.com or contact Donna for more information at 248- 5101.

Motorcycle Enthusiasts Sought for fellowship

Any Motorcycle fans riding bikes capable of highway speeds, from Aprila’s to Zundapp’s, are invited to join our informal group of riders for planned rides, fun, and fellowship.

Safety is #1 with our group and we adhere to all Tn. rules of the road.

If interested, call Gregg at (931- 787- 8973 ) or e- mail ([email protected]) and leave your phone number and e- mail address, and you’ll be added to our notification list.

Plateau Corvette Club meets first Thursday

The Plateau Corvette Club invites all area Corvette owners to its monthly meetings held the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 p.m.

The meeting is held at the Crossville Outlet Mall at 228 Interstate Drive.

For more information please contact [email protected] or visit the web site at plateaucorvetteclub.com.

Inspirational Writers meet fourth Monday 

The Write Touch Inspirational Writers Group meets on the 4th Monday of every month at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 9 A.M.

Interested writers are invited to attend.  Published writers, novice writers and poets are a part of this group.

Come with your finished or unfinished work and be encouraged.

For more information please call Ruth @ 456- 1244 or Bev @456- 4523 or write [email protected]

Calling All Clans

Celtic Circle, Americans celebrating their Irish, Scots, Scots- Irish and Welsh heritage meets the 1st Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East 1st Street, Crossville from 6 to 7:30.

You don’t  have to be Celtic to attend. For more info, email [email protected]

Business Networking  group meets weekly

Area business people meet each Tuesday morning from 7:30 to 9 A.M. at the Cumberland Medical Center Wellness Complex at 130 Woodmere Mall.

Meetings begin with open networking followed by spotlights on two member businesses and referral passing.

Guests are welcome to attend two meetings before becoming a member.

For more information or directions, please contact Holly Hanson at (931) 456- 4910.

Storytelling Guild meets at Fair Park 

The Cumberland Mountain Storytelling Guild meets the second Monday of each month at the Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville.

Meetings begin at 6 P.M. Call Mike Roe at 788- 2803.

What a ‘MESS’

The Machine Embroidery Sewing Sewciety, a social group dedicated to the joys of Machine Embroidery, is open to anyone with an interest in Machine Embroidery.

The group meets the second Wednesday of each month at the Christ Lutheran Church on Snead Dr. in Fairfield Glade at 9:30 A.M.

Call Pat 456-8584 for more info.

Meeting to become a Ham Radio Operator

It’s not as difficult as you might think.

The Cumberland Plateau Amateur Radio Club invites you to visit one of our upcoming monthly meetings.

They meet in Crossville on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:30 P.M.  For more information, call (931) 456- 0408  or visit us at www.cparc.net.

Singles invited

SAM (Single Adult Ministries) invites all local singles to its weekly Coffee,Tea and Company time, each Wednesday from 9 to 11 A.M. in the Library of Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court.

Qualifications-  25 or older, single, not in ‘living together’ relationship.

Call Sharon, 456- 0634. or Emily, 931- 456- 1409.