Vista Gatherings: April 24, 2012

Special Service for educators

Senior Pastor, Leonard Markham, would like to invite all Educators to be a special guest during the 9:00 A.M. service at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 5160 Peavine Road on Sunday May 6, 2012.

They want to honor you as an educator in Cumberland County and affirm your profound influence in the lives of the children whom you serve each day.

They are setting aside one Sunday in the year to say, “Thank You” to the faculty, staff, administrators and students in the schools where our children attend.

Please make plans to attend. They have a place reserved for you.


Friends of the Art Circle Public Library: Friend’s Book Sale

Friday, April 27, 9A.M. ~ 6P.M. & Saturday April 28, 9A.M. ~ 12P.M. (Saturday is a $1.00 per Bag Sale)

In the Cumberland Meeting Room. All proceeds benefit the library. Children’s Books, Novels, Mysteries, Paperbacks, CD’s, VHS,       Non Fiction, Bargain Books & Sets. 1st Editions, Up-priced new books & Parent/Teacher Resources


AARP Wants to Know What YOU Think About Medicare/Social Security 

The Fairfield Glade Community Church will host a brief presentation and discussion to learn the facts about these valuable programs on Thursday, April 26 at 9:00AM. You can make your voice heard by participating in series of brief questions on Medicare and Social Security. If you are unable to attend, but still want to participate, either phone 1-888-OUR-AARP or visit online at  HYPERLINK “”

A new survey finds that most adult Americans – of all ages – believe Medicare and Social Security are important but that folks in Washington are making too many decisions about them behind closed doors and not listening to ordinary citizens.
AARP believes that you’ve earned a say over the years that you’ve paid into these programs – and we want to hear those ideas. That’s why we are launching a “You’ve Earned a Say” listening tour.

Right now in Tennessee, more than 1 million people rely on Medicare and 1.2 million receive Social Security checks. The number of people enrolling in both programs is expected to skyrocket over the next several years as Baby Boomers become eligible. That is going to place a strain on both programs.

Because of the rising cost of health care, the Medicare fund that pays hospital bills will face a shortfall in 2024.

Social Security can pay all promised benefits until about 2036, and after that, it can pay 75 percent. That means there is no immediate crisis, but the sooner changes are made the easier they will be on all of us.

A primary goal of “You’ve Earned a Say” will be to empower Tennesseans with unbiased, straightforward and accurate information about proposed changes – without all the political jargon and spin. We also will ask federal candidates to clearly state their positions on Social Security and Medicare reform, and then share those positions with voters so they can make informed choices at the polls in November.



The KINSEEKERS at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday May 3, 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade. At the next meeting, they will have Cumberland County Archives curator, Joyce Rorabaugh speak to us about being a census detective. This topic has perfect timing since the 1940 census was just released on April 2! So, come to the meeting and learn how to find your ancestors by using the US census. All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all KINSEEKERS meetings. We meet the first Thursday of every month. Come join us!


Tuesday Night Couples League at Dorchester Starts on May 3th

Tuesday, May 3 is opening day for the Dorchester Couples League.

We’ll play straight tee times in May starting at 3:33 to accommodate heavy league play and Timeshares, but starting on June 1st we play a shotgun start at 4:30. Various 9-hole scramble formats will be used, including the infamous “Jelly Bean” and “Spaghetti” Open.

No weekly commitment is required. Just sign up for the week(s) you want to play. Sheets will be posted each Wednesday at Dorchester and Druid. Sign up by Friday afternoon and the committee will do the rest. Tee times and pairings will be posted at Dorchester and Druid on Sunday

If you have a 9-hole handicap, please indicate it next to your name on the sign-up sheet. You don’t have one? No problem. You’re welcome to play anyway!

After league play, we’ll meet up for dinner and HUGE prizes at different local restaurants and we’re open for ideas for places to try.

For more information or advance registration, please contact any of these couples: Dom & Pat Janusky @ 931-456-4985; or Larry & Susan Clore @ 931-787-7089.

Or, if you are computer-literate and phone-a-phobic here are email addresses:  [email protected]; or [email protected]

Sign up! You know you want to!


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.


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 3:15 P.M. 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 931-787-2534, Norma at 931-787-2691 or Jon & Karle at 931-484-0603. You may also contact Norma at [email protected] or Bill at [email protected]


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 (931-456-2490) and Wes and Joanne Draper (931-456-3666).

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 931-456-3634.


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 931-707-1683 or Mary at 931-287-0120 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.


 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 @ 931-456-2629 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]