Vista Gatherings – April 17, 2012

Don’t miss the first FOL Book and Bling Sales 

Mark your calendar and plan to be at the Cumberland County Art Circle Library Meeting Room for the grand selection of recycled books, paperbacks, video and audio tapes, and much more at fantastic prices.

The Friends of the Library (FOL) sale will be held beginning Friday, April 27 from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. and Saturday April 28 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

Saturday sales will be at $1 per bag-of-books.

Stock up your personal library with children’s book, novels, mysteries, paperbacks, CD’s, VHS, bargain books and sets, 1st editions, up-priced newer releases, and parent/teacher resources.

You will pat yourself on the back and exclaim, “Yes, bargains remain within my grasp! I can become enthralled, educated, enamored, energized, and enabled for a mere pittance!”

The staff and management of the Circle of Friends Book Store are dedicated to satisfying you, our loyal customer with can’t miss bargains.

Then…when you are well stocked with great reading material; you will certainly want to attend their first 2012 “Bling Sale” of costume jewelry on Saturday, May 5 from 9 A.M. until 2 P.M.

These events are two grand opportunities to support your community library and gather genuine bargains in the process.

The Friends of the Library (FOL) thank you for recycling books and costume jewelry to support purchases of the latest and greatest books available.

They have book drops available for your recycled books at the Library and at Fairfield Glade’s Village Green Mall.

There are “Bling Boxes” for recycled costume jewelry at the library, in Fairfield Glade at Village Green Mall within the Fairfield Beauty Shoppe, and in Tansi at the P.O.A.


Pet Adopt-a-Thon

Happy Hound Realty is thrilled to support A Time 4 Paws with our first annual Pet Adopt-a-Thon.

Please join them on Friday, April 20, from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. and put a smile on the face of a lonely pet.

You can find a bargain at our Benefit Yard Sale, and we’ll throw in a free lunch if you take home a needy pet or make a donation or gift of pet items to A Time for Paws.


Pet Memorial Service

Fellowship Baptist Church will be holding a “Pet Memorial” service at 11:00 A.M. on Wedmesday. April 18.  This service will be approximately 30 minutes long.  Anyone who has lost a family pet is welcome to attend.  Join us at 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade.  Call 456-2525 for further information.


Dog Park Organizational Meeting is scheduled

There will be a meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at 3 P.M. held at the FG Multi-Purpose Building to discuss the organization of the FG Dog Park.  All interested FG residents are welcome to attend.   For more information call 931-801-9915.


Sunday Couples golf underway at Druid Hills

Sunday couples golf is in full swing at Druid Hills Golf Course. Come and join them for fun and friendship.

They play every Sunday from April 1 through October 31, weather permitting. Timeshares and singles are most welcome.

They begin at 1:27 pm and use a mixed couples best ball format, playing nine holes followed by socializing on the patio.

A sign up sheet will be available at Druid Hills G.C. every Saturday morning by 10 A.M. for the following week.

The sheet will be picked up every Friday  by 10 A.M, and pairings will be posted on Saturday morning for the next day.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill at 787-2534, Norma at 787-2691 or Jon & Karle at 484-0603. You may also contact Norma at [email protected] or Bill at [email protected]


Brown new Leader of Cancer Support Group; meeting tomorrow

The Cancer Support Group of the Cumberland Medical Center Wellness Complex at Fairfield Glade will resume its meetings at 1 P.M.,Wednesday, April 18 in the facility Conference Room.

Michael Brown, a member, resident, and cancer survivor, is the group’s new leader.  The April event is a get-acquainted meeting for the group and for others who want to attend.

Brown’s stem cell replacement surgery last year, successfully completed by the hematology transplant team at Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, was his last option after years of battling non Hodgkin’s lymphoma.,

“I can now gratefully say I am not dying with cancer.  I’m living past it.”

He replaces Bob Vickers, who retired at age 86 from his duties as a personal trainer and leader of the Support Group.


Crime prevention seminar being offered 

The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Department Crime Prevention Unit will sponsor Operation: Safe Community, “Hardening Your Target”, a crime prevention seminar  on April 19, at 6 P.M. at the Crab Orchard Christian Church at 217 Wheeler Lane, Crab Orchard.

The workshop is for the general public and will be a two (2) hour program to teach residents how to make their homes safer against criminal activity. Sheriff’s personnel will also be collecting any unused prescription drugs for proper disposal with the Prescription Drug Take Back Initiative at the seminar.

For more information call Lt. Gary Howard or Debbie Houston at 931 484-6176 ext. 2002.


FFG Garden Club is looking for better tomato

If you’ve ever thought that you just aren’t getting what you wanted out of your tomato plants, then come and hear Ann Moore tell us “How to Grow a Better Tomato”.

She will also be sharing some great tomato recipes.  Ann is originally from Fort Wayne and has a Bachelor’s degree in Genetic Biology.  She has worked for the USDA-NRRC in Peoria and Supercroft Seeds, and has been with the UT Plateau AgResearch and Education Center since 2006.

Her work includes research with Greenhouse Tomatoes and field grown fruits and vegetables.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 18 from 9:30 to 11 A.M. (doors open at 9 A.M.) at the Fairfield Glade Community Church at 521 Snead.

They welcome anyone interested in gardening to attend our meetings which is regularly held on the third Wednesday of each month.

If you are interested in joining, membership is only $15 per year.  For more information, contact Margaret Brant 484-9747.


Meet with ‘SAM’

The ‘Sam’ (Single Adult Ministries) Group meets every Wednesday morning from 9 to 11 A.M. in the Library (first entrance) of Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade.

Mornings, with no one sitting across from you, can be the loneliest time of the day for singles.

So, if you’re an area single 25 or older and not in a live-in relationship, come when you can and leave when you have to.

They have coffee mugs and cups, or you can bring your favorite one.

They’ll provide the coffee and tea … you provide the company!

Any questions, call Sharon 456-0634 or Emily 456-1409.


CCRP meeting set

The Cumberland County Republican Party will have their regular monthly meeting today, April 17, at 6 P.M. at the Community Complex Fairgrounds.

Butch Burgess, our County Sheriff, will present an overview of the responsibilities and challenges he has in his office, with special emphasis on the continuing effort to rid Cumberland County of illegal drugs.

This is part of an ongoing effort to educate the public about our county offices.

There will be an open forum afterwards to address any concerns and questions the public might have.

They will also Zach Poskevich, candidate for the United States Senate, and those folks who are interested in his platform are encouraged to attend.

Now is the time to decide whether you are going to become involved in the 2012 Presidential election. The group’s rallying cry is “Saving America one voter at a time.”

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer in the office or a precinct worker please call Karen Shanks at 931-788-2173 and leave your name and number or call Marlys Pool at 456-4414.


Free movie offered

The Cumberland County Film Society and the Rocky Top 10 movie theater are jointly pleased to invite you to a one time, free showing of Barney’s Version on toonight, April 17 at 7 P.M. at the Rocky Top.

Paul Giamatti won a Golden Globe Best Actor in a Comedy for his portrayal of the anti-hero Barney as he looks back on the joys and sorrows of love and marriage over a 30 year period.

The story is a fluid, freewheeling narrative based on a 1997 novel of the same name by Mordecai Richler.

It is funny, heartbreaking and more than a little profound, with marvelous performances from a near-perfect cast that includes Dustin Hoffman in a rare comedic role.

If you were a young adult in the 70’s, you will especially enjoy this movie. It is 132 minutes and rated R for language and  some sexuality.


Spring Hop dance slated

The Light”N”Lively Dance Club will enjoy a “Spring Hop” to the tunes of Frank Byars on April 27.

The dance will be held at the Multi-Purpose Building located on Lakeview Drive from 7-10 P.M.

This is a casual event. The committee is hoping everyone will dress in spring colors and bring a guest to experience a very pleasant evening in a private atmosphere.

Timeshare members and guests are welcome. The cost of the evening is $10 per couple or $5 for singles.

The dance is a BYOB affair with the club supplying the ice,water,snacks,coffee and dessert.

Hosts for the evening are Frank and Phyliss Fiedler(456-2490) and Wes and Joanne Draper(456-3666).

If there are any questions please give them a call.


Ostomy Support Group

The Ostomy Support Group meeting on April 29. It will be held on the second floor in the CMC Education Room from 3-4 P.M.

For info, call Jean M. McMahon at 456-3634.


Neighbor’s and Newcomer’s to meet

Neighbor’s and Newcomer’s will meet on April 26, at the Clyde M. York 4-H camp.

Doors open at 11 A.M. with the meeting starting at 11:30 A.M.  You may make reservations by calling Jan at 707-1683 or Mary at 287-0120 or visiting the website: [email protected]

Price is $13 for lunch (payable by exact cash or check please); the Good Deed Need is for the Hispanic Ministry — diapers and baby items.

The program is the yearly Silent Auction…please bring one or moreitems for our money making meeting.

There will be a meeting of Neighbors and Newcomers board members immediately following the April 26 meeting.

Dues and meal prices for 2012-2013 will be discussed at this time.


Fairfield Glade Garden Club Announces Its Geranium & Plant Sale

Mark your calendar. On April 17, 18, 19 and 21, the FFG Garden Club will hold its annual geranium and plant sale. The first three days (17 – 19) will take place at the Cumberland Country High School greenhouses. The plant sale will then move on to Robinhood Park in FFG on April 21.

Each day will run from 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. except Saturday when the sale will close at noon.  There will also be an extra-large planter filled with annuals & perennials raffled off at the end of the sale.  Winner need not be present.

Proceeds from the raffle and sale will benefit the Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund.  Each year, the Garden Club offers scholarships to graduating seniors who will be pursuing college studies in agriculture or a related field.  Your purchases can help this worthy cause while beautifying your garden with these magnificent plants.


FFG Garden Club Offers Scholarships 

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club will once again offer scholarships to deserving high school seniors that will be continuing their education in agriculture or related fields.

Applications and program details are available through the counselors office at both of the Cumberland County high schools.

This is a great opportunity for our students to receive financial assistance for higher education.

If you know of a high school senior, living in Cumberland County, that would qualify and benefit from this scholarship fund, please direct them to see the counselor at their school.

Deadline for submission is April 20. Contact: Liz Cartwright 931-459-2227.


Roane State Job Fair set

Employers are invited to participate in an April 18 job fair for Roane State Community College students who are pursuing associate of applied science degrees and certificates in non-health fields and plan to graduate this year.

The fair is planned for Wednesday, April 18 from 2-5 P.M. at Roane State’s Oak Ridge campus, 701 Briarcliff Ave. Set-up begins at 1 P.M.

Employers are asked to register online, and there is no registration fee. To register, visit and click on the Job Fair link.

The fair will include students studying accounting, business administration, computer science, criminal justice, early childhood education, paralegal studies, environmental health technology, geographic information systems and other fields.

For more information, contact Placement Director Kim Harris at (865) 882-4695 or [email protected]


Fairfield Glade United Methodist Women sets date for Rummage Sale

Save the dates for the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Women’s Rummage Sale to be held at the following times:

Thursday April 19, from 8 A.M. until 6 P.M.; Friday, April 20, from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M.; and Saturday, April 21, from 8 A.M. until noon.

Come and bring a friend to this rummage sale at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, at 231 Westchester Rd. Fairfield Glade.

In addition to the usual clothing you will be amazed at the “Women’s Boutique” –  jewelry, shoes and accessories. This year we have added a “Men’s Upscale Clothing Room”, along with regular men’s clothing, shoes etc.

Also, Saturday is $2 a bag day.

Update your home with furniture, home decor and other household items.  If you enjoy reading, check out the book section.  A Silent Auction will take place Thursday and Friday and will include special decorator pieces and furniture.

As usual, there will be a “Bake Sale” at the Village Mall in Fairfield Glade on Friday, April 20 from 8 A.M. until noon.


 Stretch & Tone with Nan

Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church is again offering a 10-week series of Stretch & Tone Classes.

This fitness program is designed for men and women who, for one reason or another, no longer want to exercise on the floor, but still desire a full body workout.

Classes will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall every Monday and Thursday morning, 10 to 11 A.M., April 23, through June 28.  Prior sign-up is not necessary, but plan to arrive about 15 minutes before the first class, in order to register.

Wear comfortable clothing and bring a hand towel with you, as well as a $1 contribution to help defray church expenses.  Light hand weights will be available for use during class, for those who cannot bring their own.

Call Nan @456-2629 if you have questions regarding these classes.


Vendors needed for Ladies Club Home and Garden Show

The Fairfield Glade Ladies Club is hosting its Third Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, in Fairfield Glade.

The resort community of 8,000 full-time residents and hundreds of time share visitors, offers a unique opportunity for vendors to present their wares and expertise to a select group of homeowners.

The show will be located both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, in the center of the community, at 126 Stonehenge Drive.

Exhibits will be open to the public from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M. both days and set up will be the afternoon of May 17 and the morning of May 18.

Entry fee for the two-day Spring Marketplace is $65 per booth.

Booth sizes are:  6 x 12 feet (inside) and 10 x 12 (outside).  Interested vendors may contact Marsha Mellert (931-456-4680) for booth space and information.

Email inquiries can be addressed to [email protected]


Golf Fundraiser set

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will hold its 2012 Golf Fundraiser on Friday, July 27 at Heatherhurst Golf (Brae) Course.

The event will begin with a 7:30 A.M. shotgun start and will cost $75 per person which includes golf, cart and luncheon to follow.

The format will be 2 net best balls. Teams: 4 man/women/mixed.

For information call:  Dawn Robb (931) 456-5601 or check the Art Guild Website: at


Luncheon date set

The Fairfield Glade Women’s 9-Hole Golf League’s Opening Luncheon will be held April 30, at 12 Noon at Legends.


Concerts to celebrate  Roane State’s 40th anniversary are set

In commemoration of Roane State Community College’s 40th anniversary, the college’s Music Department will host an instrumental concert and a unique vocal concert.

The instrumental concert will be held Friday, April 27 at 7 P.M., and the vocal concert will be held Sunday, April 29 at 6 P.M.

Both performances will be in the O’Brien theatre on the Roane County campus in Harriman. Admission is free, but a $10 donation is suggested.

For more information about the concerts, contact Luggie at (865) 354-3000, ext. 4236 or [email protected]