Vista Gatherings – April 28, 2015

Light N’ Lively Dance set for May 8 in Glade

The “Light ‘N’ Lively” Dance Club will welcome “The Merry Month of May” with a dance on Friday, May 8 at the Fairfield Glade Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M.. and music will be provided by D. J. Garrison until 10 P.M.

Members welcome time share guests and residents from the area to come and enjoy a relaxing evening of music.  The cost is $10 per couple and $5 for a single.  This is a BYOB event – water and ice are provided.  Dessert and coffee will be served.

The hosts for the evening are Gretchen and Larry Kitchen (727-742-7057) and Sigrid and Tom Roberts (484-3683).

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet on May 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular May 12 meeting on  Tuesday, 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.

Plateau Photography Club Meets May 21

The topic for the next Plateau Photography Club meeting will be types of light.  Members are going to shoot an interesting subject in at least three different types of light and share their results.

Morning, noon, and evening light can evoke different results and reactions.  Artificial light like flash and colored lights will also yield different results.  Join us to view the shots and discuss the results on Thursday, May 21st at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

Meetings are free to members while guests need pay only a  $3 fee to attend all PPCUG meetings in a given month.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Free movie at Rocky Top

The Cumberland County Film Society and the Rocky Top 10 Cinema proudly sponsor the movie “Whiplash” for FREE on Tuesday, May 5, at 7 P.M.

This film won three Oscars and was nominated for Best Picture of 2014 as well.

The movie is rated R for abusive language and profanity, including demeaning sexual references. It is an intense, unforgettable movie with superb acting and an award winning script. Students and teachers of music will be stunned by this film. It is 107 minutes long.

‘Soulfissh’ to play at Hebbertsburg event

The band, ‘Soulfissh’ will perform for our listening and dancing pleasure at the Hebbertsburg Community Center on Saturday, May 2 with music from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.

Soulfissh hales from Sparta, Tennessee and features Don O’Conner on guitar and vocals, Tommie O’Conner on keyboard and vocals, and Chet Hays on drums.

In addition to our delicious home-cooked spaghetti dinner with bread and a beverage or water, you can get a BBQ sandwich with chips and a beverage or water; either plate for just $7. If the BBQ is well received, it’ll become a regular. Extra beverages and deserts are only $1 each. They start serving the meals at 5 P.M..

This is inexpensive family entertainment at it’s best. They ask for a $4 donation per adult, with children 16 and under free. The Hebbertsburg Community Center is about 5 miles from the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade heading North (away from I-40). Follow the signs to the Y in the road; take the left fork about a block, they’re on the blue pole barn on the left. Any questions?  Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

Kinseekers Meeting set

Here’s the updated schedule of the Fairfield Glade Kinseekers meeting for the rest of the year. They meet the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M. (CDT) in the Fellowship Hall at FFG Community Church, 521 Snead Drive.

Their next meeting is Thursday, May 7. Use either the back/side or the office entrance.

You don’t have to be a ‘genealogy genius’, or working on a specific family line to attend; visitors are welcome. If you have questions about us, contact [email protected]

SMHS to host play

Stone Memorial High School Theater II Class presents “Caught in The Act” — a two-act comedy about holding auditions and the people that make up a local Community Theater.  The play takes place in a theater and has many twists and turns which involve a murder, a policeman, a full choir and several interesting characters which are sure to keep you chuckling!

The play will be presented at SMHS Auditorium on Friday, May 1, at 7 P.M. and Saturday, May 2 at 3 P.M.  On Saturday, May 2, at 2 P.M. there will be a “Festival of Arts” which will include student Art Exhibits, Jazz Band Music and Refreshments.

The cost of admission is only $5 at the door.

National Day of Prayer scheduled for May 7

On Thursday, May 7, several National Day of Prayer celebrations and activities will be happening in our area including the Fairfield Glade program at 11 A.M. (CDT) at the Mirror Lake Bandstand on the corner of Peavine Road and Stonehenge Drive.

While there are a few picnic tables on the grounds and the grass should be thick and green, we advise you to bring your own folding lawn chair to sit on.  And, if the sky looks cloudy, or, the sun is beating down on the 7th, you can bring an umbrella too.

This program at Mirror Lake is sponsored by the Fairfield Glade Council of Churches, comprised of 6 local denominations, and will focus on these specific areas of prayer need.

Hospice Butterfly Release set for June 13

The 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release will be on Saturday, June 13, 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 they 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., or one can be e-mailed to you from Kay Moyer at [email protected]

Neighbors & Newcomers Silent Auction slated

The April meeting of Neighbors and Newcomers will be held on April 23 at the 4-H(UT) camp on POW Camp Rd.

This meeting will be one of their large fundraisers and the more money they collect, the more we can donate to charities in Cumberland County. Please bring a white elephant gift, a re-gift gift, or anything else you might have and wish to part with to help our organization. Please do not bring anything you yourself would not purchase. In years past, we have had kitchen items, lamps, candles,plants, knick knacks and even boxes of candy.

Please join us on April 23 and enjoy a day of bidding on items and an early Thanksgiving dinner of roast turkey(yes, there will be dark meat), mashed potatoes/gravy, and all the fixings including pumpkin pie.

Reservations must be made or cancelled by April 18th. If you are new to the area or are not a member, please call Robbie at 456-2790 to make your reservation.

Staycation Expo 2015 Set for June 6th

The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce announces their annual Staycation Expo will be held on June 6th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center.  This year’s theme is “ Stay, Play, & Repeat…”

The idea behind the Staycation Expo is to inform the attendees of all the incredible destinations & attractions, fabulous shops & businesses, and memorable events that the Cumberland Plateau and surrounding areas have to offer!

This is free to attend and open to the public.  If you need additional information or are interested in exhibiting at the Expo, contact Beth Wyatt-Davis at 931-787-1755 or [email protected]

May 9 – British Car Club Show – Townsend, TN

Jun 13 – Cumberland Caverns – McMinnville, TN

Jul 11 – The Lost Sea – Sweetwater, TN

Aug 8 – Devil’s Triangle – Oliver Springs area

Sep 12 – TBD

Oct 3 – Allardt Pumpkin Festival

Member Phil Serocki has put together a web site for us which is available at the following

For information about joining, call or email Keith Kurz at 931-456-8322 and [email protected]

An Evening of Gospel 

Come join in on a night of spiritual singing by three special groups and one soloist who know how to entertain you with their voices.  This concert performance will be at the Palace Theater in Crossville on May 1, , from 7 P.M. to 9 P.M., all for just $12 per ticket.  Doors open at 6 P.M., but don’t wait until the last minute.  As with all other shows, you can purchase your tickets at “The Palace” ticket booth or online.

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 15th and 16th.

This two day event will be held both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, 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. Setup will be the afternoon of May 14th and the morning of May 15th.

Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space. Full details of costs, booth sizes and an application are available at the Glade Ladies Clubs Web site:  Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

In addition, this event will be held in conjunction with the fabulous Kitchen and Garden Tour on May 16th only, from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M.

Maps for the tour can be picked up a little earlier. Participants of this event will have the opportunity to view some of the spectacular kitchens and gardens located throughout beautiful Fairfield Glade.

Revenues from fundraising events are added to our philanthropic funds. The generosity of the Fairfield Ladies Club is well-known throughout the community. To find out more about the Spring Marketplace, please call Marsha Mellert at 931-456-4680.

If interested in the Home and Garden Tour, please call Karen Dunivan 931-287-0621 or Judy Lynn 931-707-2854.

17th Annual Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Golf Tourney set

The Board of Directors of the Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni, Inc. is pleased to announce the 17th annual charity golf tournament on May 19th at Bear Trace Golf Club.  Tournament directors will be Bill Halsey and Tom Ackerly.

The golf tournament is a fun event organized around four person teams and is limited to 144 golfers.  The donation is $65 per golfer, which includes a light breakfast snack, lunch, prizes, cart and greens fees.  Everyone tees off at 8 A.M.

Get a group of your favorite golfers together and fill an entry form and mail with your checks to Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni (C/PR Alumni), POB 14, Crossville, TN 38557-0014.  Entry forms are available at Bear Trace.

This charity event raises funds to assist local medically certified patients needing cardiac or pulmonary rehab.  The rehab consists of a 13 week “boot camp” to enhance lifestyles.  It is a two-fold program that combines physical and educational training aimed at reducing health risks and improving quality of life.

Phone Bill Halsey at 707-5505 or Tom Ackerly at 456-0391 for additional information.

Wild About Cats Seeks Volunteers For Kitten Season

You can make a humane, “hands-on” difference for lost and abandoned cats, especially now that it is spring “kitten season.”

A local rescue group, Wild About Cats, feeds feral and stray cats which have formed into colonies at some 8 locations in and around Crossville and Fairfield Glade.

To volunteer or make a much needed donation, please email Nancy at [email protected]

Volunteers needed 

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

For more information please call 456-4212.

[email protected] or call Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Carpooling is available from the Family Dollar parking lot, but you must mention it when calling in your reservation.