Vista Gatherings – April 12, 2016

Kayakers Paddle Again

The 2016 Kayak group will resume on Saturday, May 7th, at 8:30 A.M. (sharp), on Lake St George. You will need your 2016 Tennessee license permit, which can be purchased at FFG lake marinas. The marinas have kayaks/canoes available for rental use on their lake.

This year we will divide Lake Dartmoor into two separate outings. Entry will be at the marina (M) and at the Rotherham end (R).

Glade kayakers paddle together for fun. It is open to all and there are no dues. As with any sport, there are risks to health and safety. Please be aware of your physical limitations. You are responsible to unload/ load your own equipment. If you may need any assistance, please make those arrangements prior to departure time.

The season continues through the end of September, weather permitting. Please be aware of weather and lake conditions. Storms can arise with little notice.

Being prepared for any lake outing is critical. Bring your life vest, hat, sun block, water, water shoes, eye protection, ID/ personal info, rope, a friend. Please inform a designated person of your lake plans. As a group, we try to remain within a safe distance to each other. We finished about 10-10:30 am.

For more info, call Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Pat Kowalsky at 707-1632.

May 7-   Lake St George

May 14- Lake Dartmoor marina (M).

May 21- Lake Dartmoor Rotherham (R)

May 28- Lake Canterbury

Quilt Guild to meet

The regular meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, April 15 at 9 A.M. in the FFG Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

This month’s meeting will feature a brief lecture about basic Sewing Machine Maintenance, given by Keith Lindsay from Loose Threads Quilt Shop in Harriman, TN. Besides fabric, one of the biggest investments for any quilter is the sewing machine.

During his presentation, Keith will provide some basic tips for everyone to keep any sewing machine stitching at it’s best.  He will also provide some guidelines as to how often a sewing machine should be serviced by a professional to keep it running in top-notch condition.

The Fantastic Quilt Guild is an open community of women who pursue their love of the art through member education, community service/outreach, and social camaraderie. Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities.

Memory group meets

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be 11 A.M., Thursday, April 14th at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church – Music Center, Room #139.  Please enter on the portico side of the church.

This month the speakers will be from Dominion Senior Living of Crossville due to open in the new future.   Vicki Wilson, Executive Director is from the Upper Cumberland area.  She has 30 years experience in nursing with adults and seniors, specializing in dementia and memory care needs.  Jill Fiala represents Dominion Senior Living as Community Relations Director.  She has worked with seniors for 10 years and is a licensed Assisted Living Administrator.

They will be explaining the policy, procedures and process of adult day care or respite.  No matter what facility you may choose, the process is much the same.  Every caregiver needs to have a break for personal time or appointments.  A facility specializing in this secured type of care will provide relief and comfort to the caregiver that their loved one is in good hands.

Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630 or e-mail [email protected] for questions or additional information.

Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, April 25.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Local Author Speaks about Manhattan Project

The Crab-Orchard DAR and the Art Circle Public Library are excited to present Richard Cook, local author of “Ignored Heroes of World War II: the Manhattan Project Workers of Oak Ridge, Tennessee”

The Manhattan Project was a WWII secret military project to produce the first US nuclear weapon in Oak Ridge Tennessee.  The book offers a rare glimpse into life inside the gated community and the daily work of hundreds of Tennesseans.

Mr. Cook has complied over 220 quotes from oral histories and over 130 photographs by world famous photographer Ed Wescott.  Recently it was #2 on Amazon’s list of digital best sellers in photograph/history category.  Reviews of the eBook have appeared in Stars and Stripes military newspaper and The Pittsburg Tribune-Review.

Mr. Cook will be showing a power point presentation about his research and will be available to answers questions and sign copies.

The event is open to the public and will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library on Saturday May 7th from 1 to4 P.M.. Refreshments will be served.

Korean veterans set meeting on April 13

The second Wednesday of the month is upon us once again, therefore Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, has scheduled their meeting for Wednesday, April 13, 1 P.M. start, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge.

This will be a very busy meeting kicking off the Spring/Summer season—members are requested to attend wearing their uniforms.  Guests are welcome and can obtain additional information by calling Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

Additional Peace Medals are available and will be presented to those who did not receive their medal earlier—numbers are limited.

The process of electing the three lead officers for this year will continue and the Nominating Committee will have a report on the progress of this effort.

A Color Guard will be formed for the placing of the Colors for the many Honorary Events to take place in May—usually 6-8 participants are needed for this effort and the Chapter has always been represented with sharp appearing people.

The trip to Nashville and the Capitol has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 20 due to a Fairfield Glade problem—the bus is nearly filled so check with the Cmdr for availability of space.  The Cmdr is leading this trip and will explain how the Chapter members will have to appear to enter the Capitol building.

The last topic of importance is the discussion of the creation of a legacy for the Redstone Arsenal Trip, which took place last fall.

Neighbors/Newcomers schedule April meeting

Neighbors and Newcomers of Cumberland County will meet April 28, at the Clyde York 4-H camp in Crossville.  Doors open at 11 A.M. and the meeting will start at 11:30.

This meeting is the Annual Silent Auction.  Everyone is asked to bring items to auction off.  This is always a fun meeting as they bid against each other to get the best items!

Price of lunch is $14 payable by check please.  Menu is:  Turkey, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Veggie, Salad Bar and Chocolate Cake.

Make your reservations now by contacting Pat at 210-3742 or Genie at 484-2369 prior to April 22.  All cancellations must also be received by this date.  If you make a reservation and do not cancel you will be responsible for payment of your meal.

Come once as a guest and return as a member.  Dues are $13 per year.  Our last meeting is in May and then they resume again in September.

The Motto is:  “Meet a Stranger-Make a Friend”.  Hope to see you there!

One Step Beyond meets

The next One Step Beyond luncheon is scheduled for Thursday April 21st at l P.M. at the Beef N Barrel Restaurant at 1112 W. Avenue, Crossville.

Plan to attend and bring a friend … they meet every other month at a local restaurant and enjoy a good meal and great company. Write this date – time and place down on your calendar.

The restaurant will need to know how many plan to attend so call Ron Hockheiser at 931-210-4393 or Bobbye Leonard at 931-707-8607 on or before April 18th if you plan to attend.

The group of senior widows, widowers, singles or divorced welcome newcomers.

Dance Club invites all

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend our next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, May 10.

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 P.M. with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9:30.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

The dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.  If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.

Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with your seating and meal preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three course meal selection.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]

Butterfly release slated by Glade Hospice

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will present its 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 11, on the Courthouse Lawn in Crossville from 9: to 10 A.M.

The program will be an uplifting and joyful experience remembering those we have loved and lost, including a reading of names we are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and the flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.

They encourage you to attend our event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend may still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.  Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice Office at 30 E. Adams St., at area churches and businesses, or one can  be e-mailed to your from Kay Moyer at [email protected]

The deadline for ordering butterflies is May 28, 2016.

Volunteers welcomed

To prepare for the upcoming Byrd Creek Trail Run on Saturday, May 7, Cumberland Mountain State Park welcomes volunteers to come out and help clear the trail on the following days:

Monday, April 4; Monday, March 14; Monday, April 18; Monday, March 28; Wednesday, May 4; Saturday, April 2; Thursday, May 5.

Volunteers should meet at 8 A.M. at the Park office where they will be briefed on the assigned section of trail for the day.  They should bring gloves, sturdy shoes, appropriate clothing, as well as plenty of water, snacks and a bag lunch.

Tools will also be available at the park office.

For more information, contact CMSP at 484-6138.

Wags & Whiskers Fundraiser is Back

The Wags and Whiskers “Spay-Ghetti” Dinner fundraiser runs throughout February (Lunch or Dinner) at the Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Drive in Crossville.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant and include Genesis’ great spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and a drink.

Proceeds will benefit the Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program, a community service that has “fixed” over 10,100 cats and dogs.

Tickets are available by calling 931-788-2201 or visiting Happy Hound Realty, Bed and Biscuit Kennel, Cat’s Meow Resale Store or the Duplicate Store.

Check for ticket locations and maps.

Golf Tourney planned

Hospice of Cumberland County Plans Annual Benefit Golf Tournament

The Hospice Board of Directors will host its 25th Annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Wednesday, May 11, at Lake Tansi Golf Course, according to tournament chair Norm Torrey.  This event will raise funds for the only not-for-profit hospice organization in our local area.

Donations are needed for golf hole sponsorships, prizes, and golfers’ gift bag items.

Companies and individuals interested in supporting the tournament may contact Norm Torrey at 931-484-2330 for further details.

The golf tournament format will be a four person scramble with a maximum of 32 teams.

Three flights of teams will be a combination of men’s, women’s and mixed teams, determined by the team scores at the end of the golf round.  $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the First and Second Place Team in each flight, along with prizes for Closest to the Pin and Most Accurate Drive contests.

The entry donation is $75 per golfer and includes green fee & cart, one mulligan per player, gift bag, lunch, beverage, and prizes.

Registration and lunch will begin at 11:45 A.M.prior to the shotgun start of the tournament at 1 P.M.  In the unlikely event of a rainout, lunch will be served and prizes awarded by drawings vs. play.

Get your team together and fill out a team entry form; mail checks to Hospice Golf Tournament, 133 Stonewood Drive, Crossville, TN 38558.

To receive a team entry form in email, please send an email to:  [email protected]

Home and Garden Show Vendors Wanted

Home and garden vendors reserve your table now for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Sixth Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14.

This two day show will be held both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, on Stonehenge in the center of Fairfield Glade.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to sell your wares at this popular, well-attended event.

Exhibits will be open to the public, from 9 A.M.. until 3 P.M. both days. Set- up will be the afternoon of May 13th and the morning of May 14th.

Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space.

Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available at the FFG Ladies Clubs Web site:  Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

To find out more about the Spring Marketplace, please call Marsha Mellert at 931-456-4680.

If interested in the Home and Garden Tour call Judy Lynn at 707-2854.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting slated

When the members of the Plateau Photography Club get together on April 21st, they will show their visions of “Bridge over troubled waters”, the photograph, not the song.

They meet at 1 P.M. in Room C of the Fairfield Glade Library Building.  The group is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group.

Visitors and guests are always welcome for a $3.00 guest fee.”  For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

All ladies welcome

The Christian Women’s Connection April luncheon will be April 21st 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Rd, Fairfield Glade.

Their feature will be a “Rockin’ N’ Rollin’ Blast from the Past.”  Special music will be provided by Rich Peterson of the Curtain Call Dinner Theater.  The speaker will be Diane Rose who will speak on How She Survived Bad Choices.

Dig out some 50’s style clothes – or not – and join us.  Cost of luncheon will be $12.

For reservations or more information contact Carolyn at 931-484-9556 or email [email protected]

 Tea Party to gather

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN 38571, on Tuesday, April 12 at 6 P.M.

The doors open to the public at 5:30 P.M. All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

Noted scholar and writer on the United States Constitution, Publius Huldah, will discuss the Electoral College and how presidential elections are supposed to work.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet on April 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, April 12 at 6:30 P.M.

The meetings are held at the 127 Senior Center located at 1460 South Main Street (Highway 127 South).

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month.  Visitors and guests are welcome.

Contact Mike Puhl (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

PPCUG meeting slated

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) is instituting a number of changes beginning with the April meeting.

First they begin their summer time schedule of 6 to 8 PM. Next, the meeting will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.

The format of the meeting has changed also. The program (detailed below) will begin at 6 P.M. The Q &A session with our experts follows the program at approximately 7 P.M.

The night’s program, which will begin at 6 P.M., is as follows:

Bob Willis will present Internet and Computer Safety.

Carl Nordeen will give a presentation on Windows 10, including Internet and Social Media.

Ed Thornblade of the Photo Group will make a presentation on his group that meets in FFG.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month

Please note that starting in May 2015, a $3.00 guest fee is being collected from all non-PPCUG members. T

PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $24 single, $ 30 family, per year, payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings.

For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151   (9 AM-9 PM, only please).