Vista Gatherings – April 1, 2014

“Light ‘N’ Lively” Dance Club to meet

The “Light ‘N’ Lively” Dance Club will celebrate National Tartan Day on April 6, a day when many Americans celebrate their Scottish ancestry.  This will be the perfect chance to show off your plaids when you join us for a night of fun, music and dancing.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M. at the Multi Purpose building on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.  Members welcome time share guests and residents from the area to come and and enjoy a fun evening.  The cost is $10 a couple and $5 for a single.

This is a BYOB event – water and ice are provided.  Dessert and coffee will be served.

The host couples for the evening are Barbara and Rusty Thornhill (484-8788), Fann and Charlie Burrus (788-5575) and Shelley and Bob Lewis (287-0315).

Please call one of the hosts if you have any questions.


Cumberland Shrine Club onion sale begins

Once again the Cumberland Shrine Club is selling those delicious Vidalia Onions! The very competitive price is the same as last year, 10# for $10. If you can’t use a whole bag, perhaps you could share a bag of onions with a friend.

It is no secret that most all hospitals are struggling financially and Shriner Hospitals need our help also. There is no charge for any of our children at any of our hospitals.

They also provide a van for transportation to Shriner Hospitals for Cumberland county children and their parents. Our onion sales support this activity.

If you wish to help us, please call Len Stark at (931) 456-1994. Orders must be placed by April 15th for a May 1 delivery to you.


OBM to be at Expo

OBM will have a table at the Volunteer Expo at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center on Thursday, April 10 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Stop by to say hello and see how we are serving our community as an all volunteer non-profit corporation and see ways you might volunteer to help them help others.

They hope you are visiting their world wide website at, which is chockfull of useful and encouraging information for everyone.

If you can’t wait, just call them at 931-456-7522/931-707-2728 or email them at [email protected]  Of course, visit them at their corporate offices at 5161 Peavine Road, Suite 101 for Sunday services at 10 and 11 A.M., Thursday Bible studies at 4 P.M., and Wednesday’s 9 A.M. to noon.


Hospice holds Guest Tea

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will host its annual New Member and Guest Tea on Monday, April 7, at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church , at 7503 Peavine Road.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend. Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

The Monday, April 7, New Member and Guest Tea begins with refreshments and a ceremony honoring new members and guests, and information about Hospice of Cumberland County and the support provided by the Hospice Auxiliary. A brief business meeting follows.

Current on-going projects include sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $10 ea. (call Mary at 459-2328) and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 ea. (call Bernie at 456-6920). These items make great gifts and support the work of the Auxiliary.

In addition, the Auxiliary announces another public bake sale to tickle your taste buds and delight your eyes.  Featuring yummy goodies including pies, breads, and cookies focused on an Easter/Spring theme the public event will be held April 16, 8am-2pm at the Village Green Mall.


Bakers back for event

Yum! The talented bakers of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary have applied their culinary creativity to the classic Easter Egg.

In celebration of this holiest of seasons, the Hospice bakers have converted that classic egg into a delicious range of goodies and special edible products to woo the most particular of palates. The range of offerings includes many items without eggs if eggs are not your choice of food.

Scheduled to support your holiday festivities, the sale will be held in the Village Green Mall on Wednesday, April 16, from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Breads, brownies, pies, cakes, cookies, candies, and some very special “edible Easter ornaments” await your purchase.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on April 7 & 21 from 9 A.M. to Noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Medicare Class slated 

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting a class for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on Tuesday, April 15 from 9  to 11:30 A.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

The class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To reserve a seat for the class, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.


Thursday Couples Golf League starts April 17

Couples, sign up for a nine hole scramble using fun formats played Thursdays at Heatherhurst with tee times starting at 3:33.

This is a social golf group and you need not be a “good” golfer.  After play we have dinner at a local restaurant and award prize money.

You can sign up each week by emailing your names, 9-hole handicap and whether or not you plan to eat with the group to [email protected]

For the first week sign up by 3 P.M. Sunday April 13.  There will also be a signup sheet on the Heatherhurst bulletin board located near the restrooms posted on Tuesday, April 8 and removed Sunday afternoon at 3 P.M.

The pairings will be emailed and posted on boards at Heatherhurst, Druid, and Dorchester by noon on Tuesday before play on Thursday. The first tee time each week is 3:33.  Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your assigned tee time.

Organizers for this year’s play are Russ and Virginia Schubert, ph 287-0288 and Gerald and Denise Pare, phone 287-0134. Please call if you have any questions.

All residents and timeshare visitors are welcome.


FCA holds Banquet

The Cumberland County Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its Annual Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday April 8 at the Central Baptist Church. The event starts at 5:45 P.M.

A Silent Auction starts at 5 P.M. and the speaker will be coach Tommy Bowden.

Contact Deana Persson at 931-372-2123 or email: [email protected] to make reservations. You can also make reservations on the website at


Indiana natives wanted

A Committee is being formed to see if there is any former or current Indiana residents interested in a Indiana Meet and Greet Picnic. Date and location of picnic to be determined by committee. If interested email: [email protected]


Motorcycle enthusiasts of the Glade Sought

Anyone interested in joining other riders for planned rides, fun and fellowship, please respond.

Any bike from “Aprila’s” to “Zundapp’s” that are capable of highway speeds are welcome.

If interested email [email protected] give your e-mail, or phone # and model of bike. If there is enough interest over several weeks, I will set up the first meet.


One Step meeting set

The next One Step Beyond meeting will be held at Vegas Steakhouse, April 17 (Thursday.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Newcomers are welcome.

They are a senior (50+) group that meet every other month at a local or nearby restaurant for a social meal surrounded by friendly people and great food.

Their schedule for the year is listed below. For questions, call Jane Webb 931-210-8841.


Business Networking Night slated for April 8

People need to know about your business before they do business with you.  You need to know more about the needs of your potential customers and clients so that you can provide the best products and services to meet their needs.

People do business with people they know, like and trust.  How do you accomplish all this?  Networking.

Mark your calendars for the April 8th networking night at the CBI.  The time is 5 to  6:30 P.M.  Bring plenty of business cards and your appointment calendar.  Meet people and set up appointments to get together to learn more about how to best work together.  Learn more about area business networking groups.

Cost: $5 per person – Refreshments Served

Place: Cumberland Business Incubator, 2569 Cook Road, Crossville, TN 38571.

RSVP: 931-456-4910


AARP program offered

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course for older drivers, will be offered at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossvill.

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at (931) 484-9027 to enroll.  Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.


Photo contest scheduled

The Cumberland County Master Gardeners are having a photo contest during their Flower Show, April 25-27.

They are looking for submissions in two categories: 1. gardens, flowers or plants from any public State park in TN, 2. gardens, flowers or plants from any of the three UT Gardens located at Knoxville, Jackson or Crossville. The photos do not have to be from the current year; they can be up to 5 years old.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, in each category and one People’s Choice.

For further details and to download the rules and application please go to and click on the PHOTO CONTEST link. Or stop by the UT Ag Extension Office located at Cumberland County Fairgrounds/Community Complex; Monday – Friday 9 A.M> to 4 P.M.  Need further assistance, please feel free to contact Erin at [email protected]


Easter Sunrise Service.

Good Friday and Easter (Resurrection) Sunday!  This is the most important weekend in all Christendom.  Jesus’ birth was awe inspiring, but, without His death, burial and resurrection, our faith in eternal life through Him would be fruitless.

The Fairfield Glade Council of Churches invites you to join us Sunday, April 20, for the Easter Sunrise Service at 6 A.M. (CST) at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 130 Towne Center Way Fairfield Glade (behind Food City) at the traffic light on Peavine Road.

Plan to get up early, come as part of God’s family and rejoice with us as we celebrate the wonderful gift of salvation Jesus’ resurrection makes available to all who will receive it.

The program will be as follows:

Host Church:. FFG First Baptist Church

Opening Prayer: St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church

Offertory Prayer: Christ Lutheran Church

Scripture Reading: FFG Community Church

Scripture Selection and

Sermon Message: . Fellowship Baptist Church

Publicity.: Westminster Presbyterian Church

Benediction: FFG United Methodist Church

Offerings to benefit: Good Samaritans of Crossville and Habitat for Humanity.)

Note: If making donations by check, please make the check payable to FFGCOC; there’s much less time and paperwork that way. Thank you.

For more information about the program, call First Baptist Church at 931-484-6927.


Trash and Treasure Sale slated for April 17

Save this date!  The Cumberland County Republican Women will be sponsoring a Trash and Treasure Sale,Thursday April 17 from 7 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Friday 7 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Community Complex Fairgrounds.

Are you hungry for some good Southern Cooking? Come on out for our chicken and dumplins, pinto beans, loaded hot dogs (or plain), sweets and all the fixins’ that go with them.  You don’t want to miss this!  Remember some folks junk is another’s treasure and we will have plenty of treasures for everyone.


“Think Spring” for Flowers at CCHS

If you want Spring to come, you have to think positive thoughts, how warm it is, how bright the days become and flowers, especially Geraniums, Ferns and an assortment of other annuals and perennials.

So think about the Geranium and Fern Sale put together by the students at Cumberland County High School (CCHS), which will be supported by the Fairfield Glade Garden Club.  Never has there been such an array of colors and varieties of Geraniums being offered, from blends to solid colors, including a special Burgundy Geranium.

This year they begin their sales at the First National Bank of Tennessee on Peavine Road on Friday, April 25th, in conjunction with their “Shredding Day” program.

They then move back to the greenhouses at CCHS on Tuesday April 29th, thru Thursday May 1st, where these magnificent plants are grown by the students.

On these four days the sale will run from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M., so come early if you want to get the “Best of the Best.”

They will conclude their sales support on Saturday, May 3rd, at the pavilion of the Robinhood Park at the intersection of Peavine Road and Snead Drive from as early as 7:30 A.M. ,until either they sell out or 2:30 P.M.

If you want or needmultiple plants (min. of 12) delivered, call Thomas Covino for this special offering at (931) 335-6758.  There will be a slight charge for this service.


Fair Park Senior Center events scheduled

The Fair Park Senior Center has  several events slated.

• Talent Show Auditions — The 4th Annual Crossville’s Got Talent Show will be holding auditions on Saturday April 5 at 1 P.M. at the Fair Park Senior Center.

The first place winner will receive $300., second place is 100. and third place is 50.

The Talent show will be held at the Palace Theater on April 25th at 7 P.M. It is always a fun show, $10 tickets are on sale now at the Fair Park Senior Center.

• Hawaiian Hula Lessons — Dance Instructor Noelani DeRossett will be starting a Hula class on Tuesday, April 15, at 2 P.M.  at the Fair Park Senior Center, located at 1433 Livingston Rd. Call 484-7416 and ask for Tina to Sign Up.

• Senior Windows 8 and Smart Phone Classes — The Fair Park Senior Center is trying to help the seniors in our area to keep up with learning the newest gadgets. Window 8, Smart Phones, Pads and Tablet classes are being taught.

Instructor Scott Bruton is holding classes at the Fair Park Senior Center from 9 to 11 A.M.and in Fairfield Glade  Discovery Center in the afternoons 3 to 5 P.M.

Please call for more info and you must sign up, and call Tina, 484-7416.