Vista Gatherings – April 23, 2013

AARP Driver’s Safety Program course in May

The AARP Driver Safety course, a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Fairfield Glade.  The eight hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: May 16th and 17th (Thursday & Friday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

This course explains changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as aging occurs and provides useful driving safety tips for handling these changes. Unique differences in Tennessee laws will be presented, and participants will have opportunities to share driving experiences. Attendees will also be given an informative workbook for use during the class and for future reference. There are no tests to pass or fail. More information is available at –

In Tennessee, most auto insurance carriers offer a discount on premiums to eligible drivers who have completed approved courses such as the AARP Driver Safety course. Check with your insurance agent regarding discount details.

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance. Cost for the class is $12 per person for AARP members, or $14 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session. Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.


Free Medicare Help available at Resident Services

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services building located at 7014 Peavine Road on May 13 and 20 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuseor concerns.

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


CMC offers Free Sports Physical

May 4 is the date for the Free Sports Physical sponsored by Cumberland Medical Center and the Coordinated School Health.

The event will take place at the Cumberland Physician Group located at 133 Hayes Street beginning at 8 A.M.

This event is open to Cumberland County students in need of a sport physical to participate in school sports. This physical is not to replace an annual visit to the child’s primary physician.

Appointments are required. This event is expected to book fast and once the slots are full, appointments will be closed. T

o make an appointment please call Robin Abram at 931-459-7181 or [email protected] Consent and TSSAA Medical Evaluation Forms packets can be picked up at your child’s school office or you may fill out the form the day of the event. Parents/guardians must stay with the child during the exam.

The physical is free whether the child has medical insurance or not. Cumberland Medical Center. Your Community. Your Hospital.


Mountain Memories Quilt show scheduled

Ever wondered what that old quilt you inherited from Grandma Sue might be worth?  Or, maybe you have a quilt that you made and want to have it insured.  You can have all of this taken care of at the Cumberland County Mountain Memories Quilt show on June 14 and 15.  Candace St. Lawrence, a certified quilt appraiser from Butler, Tennessee, will be doing both written quilt appraisals and oral quilt consultations during the show.  The written appraisals will be $40 and an oral appraisal will be $10.  Appointments may be made by contacting Marsha Radtke at 931-456-6932.

The 7th Biennial Mountain Memories Quilt show will take place at the Community Complex (Fairgrounds) on June 14, 15, and 16.  Over $1000 will be awarded to quilters in 13 categories.  Kathy Kurylea and Kay Roberts of Franklin, Tennessee will be the show judges.

On Sunday, June 16, Father’s Day, all gentlemen will be admitted free!  The show even awards a ‘Gentleman’s Choice’ award voted on by all men in attendance.

The deadline for entry forms and fees is Wednesday, May 8, 2013.  More information on entries, rules, and a map may be found at


Light “N” Lively Dance Club evemt on May 10

“Rockin’ to the 50’s” is the theme for the next  Light “N” Lively Dance Club . Please mark your calendars for May 10, grab your 50’s garb and head to the Multi-Purpose building on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade for the event which will start at 7 P.M. and commence at 10 P.M. The music will be  provided by DJ Garrison. There is plenty of room for guests, whether they are invited by members,time-share visitors or residents of Cumberland County.

There is a $10 fee for couples and a $5 fee for singles for non-members. This is a BYOB with the dance club providing water, ice and dessert. Please call our hosts for the evening if you have any questions. Shelley and Bob Lewis (931-287-0315) and Sharon and Harold Pate (931-456-6488).


Volunteer Coin Club to meet May 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, May 14 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 (931-456-0397) or Franc Conner (931-337-1247) for information.


Elks Lodge to have grill event May 3

On May 3, the Elks Lodge is grilling steaks out back from 5-7 P.M. They will be offering a steak dinner with baked potato, salad and dessert for $12 per person

Don’t wait, reservations close April 28 so call the Lodge today and get your name on our reservation list!

The Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God.

If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150. Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated. They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12 to 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Plateau Photography Club to meet on Thursday

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be on Thursday, April 25 at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church. We will be “springing” into the season’s photos. Bring an “interesting” shot that represents each letter in “S-P-R-I-N-G”.  Use your imagination and join us for show and tell. We are a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group and visitors and potential members are always welcome. For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 931-484-6920.”

For questions on the above, call Jim Mansfield at 931-484-6920.


Murder Mystery Dinner Show at Playhouse

On April 29, 30, and May 1, get ready for an evening of fatal fun when Cumberland County Playhouse Volunteers presents Sam Club, Private Eye, and The Case of the Motorcoach Murder Proceeds from the dinner theater event will benefit Cumberland County Playhouse. Doors open at 4:30 to 5:30 for cocktails and at 5:30 you’ll enjoy a delicious Buffet Dinner, while the cast keeps a low profile.

The main show starts after dinner, at around 7 P.M.

The action takes place at a Fortes on the Square, where a senior group stops for the night after attending the famous Road Kill Falls Annual Barbeque. But this murder mystery has a different twist.

“Instead of having someone die at the end, we bring in the dead body right in the beginning, Then the audience watches for clues and tries to guess who killed poor Harry, the group leader.”

Every cast member is a suspect, including Sam Club himself. Although he’s on vacation, Sam is talked into solving the crime, and goes about it in his usual bumbling fashion. At the end of the show, the audience votes on “whodunit,” and the first people to correctly guess the murderer and motive win prizes.

Tickets for the dinner and show are $25. For information and reservations, call Cumberland County Box Office at 931-484-5000.


National Day of Prayer slated for May 2 

The 62nd Annual National Day of Prayer will take place Thursday, May 2. This year’s theme is In His Name the Nations Will Put Their Hope, based on Matthew 12:21. The National Day of Prayer Task Force sponsors tens of thousands of gatherings around the country on the first Thursday of May, as well as an observance on Capitol Hill.

Cumberland County church organizations invite all those, regardless of religious affiliation or creed, who are concerned about the issues facing our nation to gather on May 2.

They encourage all those interested in this year’s national Day of Prayer service to attend one of two services here in Cumberland County. The first location will be at 11 A.M. at the Mirror Lake band shell on Peavine Road  in Fairfield Glade, the second will be held at the County Courthouse lawn at noon for the 12th straight year. The program will last 30 to 45 minutes and it is recommended that those who plan to attend either of the services bring a chair since the service is held outdoors.

The National Day of Prayer is an annual observance held on the first Thursday of May, inviting people of all faiths to pray for the nation. It was created in 1952 by a joint resolution of the United States Congress, and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. That law was amended in 1988, designating the National Day of Prayer to be the first Thursday in May. The tradition for a National Day of Prayer predates the founding of the United States of America, evidenced by the Continental Congress’ proclamation in 1775, setting aside a day of prayer for the nation.


Master Gardeners present Stephenson April 26

Bob Stephenson will be giving a talk on Friday, April 26, at 12:30 P.M. at the Cumberland County Master Gardeners’ Spring Flower and Garden Show.

The talk and show will be held at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds (the talk is free after paid admission $3). His talk will focus on how to take better wildflower pictures.

If you are new to photography (or have a new camera and don’t know how to set it up), there will be time after his talk to help you with your camera.

Bring your camera and the book and Bob will take time to help. This is the perfect talk to listen to because on Saturday, April 27 there will be a wildflower talk and walk at the Cumberland Mountain State Park.


Women’s 9-Hole Golf League set luncheon date

The Women’s 9-Hole Golf League President, Sara Drake invites all members to kick off the 2013 season at the Opening Luncheon on April 29.

This year’s luncheon will be held at Legends at Druid Hills. They will start with Caesar Salad followed by Grilled Chicken Marsala, Au gratin Potatoes and a Vegetable Medley, Rolls, Iced/Hot Tea and Coffee Service all for $15.

Doors will open at 11 A.M. with service beginning at 11:15. All members are encouraged to attend to hear about improvements made to the courses and our league. Members will have the opportunity to pick up their copy of the new yearbook, handy new member directory, and participate in the 50/50 drawing.

This will also be a great time to register and bring your $20 check for 2013 fundraiser “Rally For The Cure” to be held July 29.

Checks of $15 payable to The Women’s 9-Hole League should be mailed to Sara Drake at 13 Wren Ct Fairfield Glade TN 38558 or put in the Women’s 9-Hole League envelope located at Druid Hills Pro Shop bulletin board by April 25. They will try to accommodate any dietary restrictions that are noted with payment.


Elks hosting all-you-can-eat Fish Fry, Taco Night

The Elks Lodge is serving its famous Fish Fry 4 to 7 P.M. on April 26. The price for this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, and you can enjoy  “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, french fries or baked potato and dessert.

For the non-fish lover, they offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price. Children under 3 years eat free.

On April 19, the Elks will host a Tacos and More Night from 5 to 7 P.M. You can buy two tacos or one burrito with refried beans  for $3.75. They do carry outs, so if you want an order to go, just call us and we’ll have it ready for you to pick up.

Call 484-0150 for more information or to place an order.


Vendors wanted for Ladies Club Spring Show

Home and Garden Vendors are being sought for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club 4th Annual Spring Marketplace/Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18.

Presented in conjunction with the 5th Annual Garden/Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 18, the show is certain to attract many visitors.

Display and booth space will be both inside and outside at The Village Green Mall, in the center of Fairfield Glade.

Exhibits will be open to the public from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. both days. Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space for the two days.  Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available on the club website: or call 456-4680.

Revenues from this event are designated for the Scholarship Fund which awarded $30,000 to area students in both of the past two years. Call Chair, Marsha Mellert, (931-456-4680) for more information.


Photo contest slated at Flower and Garden Show

The Cumberlalnd County Master Gardeners are having a photo contest to be held in conjunction with the 2013 Spring Flower and Garden Show April 26, 27 and 28.

There are two categories: 1. a photo of gardens or flowers from any public State park of Tennessee, 2. a photo of gardens or flowers from the UT Research and Education Center at 321 Experiment Road.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. A cash prize will be awarded for a people’s choice (based on popular vote).

The photographs will be judged by three professional photographers.

For an application and rules, stop by the UT Extension office at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds/Community Complex or go to website to download the all of the needed the paperwork.

No professional photographers please.


Glade Hospice Life Butterfly Release in June

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will present the 3rd Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 15, 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 the names we are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and 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 their event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend can 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 East Adams Street.


Calling all golfers — scramble set at Deer Creek

The SMHS Band Boosters will be hosting its 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Saturday, May 4, beginning at 12 P.M. at the Deer Creek Golf Course.

The format will be a four person scramble. You may register individually and be assigned to a team. The entry donation is $50 per person ($200 per foursome) and includes greens fees, golf cart and a sack lunch from BIG BOYS BBQ.

A $200 Prize will be awarded to first place winners. second and third place will also receive prizes. Mulligans for $5 will be available. Raffle tickets and Goodie bags will be given to each participant when they register.

Call Lori Garrison at 931-260-8795 to register!

Make all checks payable to SMHS Band Booster. All proceeds benefit the SMHS music program.


Tuesday Night Couples League to begin May 7   

The Tuesday Night Couples league begins Tuesday, May 7 and continues thru the end of September. They play nine holes each Tuesday (weather permitting), with a shotgun start at 4:30 P.M., at Dorchester Country Club.

Sign up is on a weekly basis (at Dorchester & Druid). For info, please contact any of the following:  Pat and Dom Janusky, 931-456-4985 –  [email protected]; Dave & Maralee Rivard, 931-484-0895 – [email protected]; Tim & Glory Sullivan, 931-456-4478 – [email protected]


Bible study tech spring session is offered

Kelly Minter will be the DVD instructor for our spring session, “Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break.” Nehemiah is a seven-week study that includes seven video sessions and real life ways to put feet to your faith.

Are you ready to learn from Nehemiah and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?  If so join them April 8 – June 10, 2013, 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Cost of the class is $20 for the workbook. Pre-registration is suggested. Please send your name, address, email address and phone number with your check made out to BIBLE STUDY TECH to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN. 38558. For more information call 931-456-9282 or 931-459-4947.