Vista Gatherings – April 30, 2013

Friends of Glade Trails to hold work session

You are invited to join the Friends of Glade Trails at another work session constructing & maintaining walking and hiking trails here in the Glade.

The work session is on Saturday, May 4, meeting at 8 A.M. at the parking lot closest to the Peavine Road/ Stonehenge Drive 4-way stop.

This is a work session lasting approximately three hours and the workers car pool to a trail worksite within the Glade. As a worker, you should wear long pants, boots, gloves and bring water to drink. If you have them, you can bring garden rakes, clippers and loppers. Hotdogs will be provided at 11 A.M. and all first-time workers will receive a T-shirt.

They invite men and women to participate. Bring a friend, neighbor, spouse, or girlfriend.  There is work for every level of fitness, age, or skill level. Come for the fun, the hot dog, the T-shirt, or the feeling of accomplishment.

Please “make a reservation” at or send an e-mail to [email protected] if you plan to attend. Check that website after 2 P.M. on Friday to get any last minute changes or weather cancellations.

Contact John Conrad at 287-0244 if you have questions


Glade Hospice Auxiliary holds membership meeting

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will hold its regular monthly membership meeting on Monday, May 6, at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road. All current and new members are encouraged to attend. Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, specifically for the on-going operation of Cumberland House. Cumberland House is a six bed end-of-life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of ability to pay.

The non-denominational fund-raising group welcomes all members of the community interested in supporting the provision of quality end-of-life care to patients and bereavement care to their families. Please feel free to call Shirley Wilkinson, Membership Chair, (931-456-0032) with questions or for more information.

Current on-going projects include sale of Auxiliary cookbooks, “Caring and Sharing,” for $12 ea. (call Mary at 931-459-2328) and sales of beautiful porcelain angel ornaments for $20 ea. (call Bernie at 931-456-6920). These items make great gifts and support the work of the Auxiliary.


County Piecemakers Quilt Guild to meet May 1

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday May 1, at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville. Come early and mingle.

During this meeting, Guild Members will be showing their Challenge Quilts. All Challenge Quilts must be complete with quilting, binding, sewn on label and 4” sleeve, and must meet the Challenge Requirements.

Registration forms need to accompany these quilts and can be obtained on our website at

Mark your calendars for our May 15 Sew In and come join the fun as we work on UFO’s, Comfort Quilts or anything else that you would like to work on.

Contact Lois Miller at 931-456-4561 for further information on this and upcoming Programs and Workshops.


Community Band to present “Sacred Concert”

The Cumberland County Community Band will present a special “Sacred Concert” on Friday, May 10 at 7 P.M. in the evening at the First Baptist Church of Fairfield Glade (just behind Food City). The concert is free and open to the public, however, limited seating will be available.

A wonderful repertoire of sacred music has been prepared for this concert including “Beautiful Savior”, “Panis Angelicus”, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand”, “Abide With Me” and many more! This will be a first of its kind for the Community Band and none of the music has ever been played before by the band.

The band chose the First Baptist Church of Fairfield Glade because of its beautiful acoustics and intimate setting for such a program.


“Welcome to Medicare” Class set for May 15

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting a free class at the Art Circle Library in Crossville on May 15, from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and May 30, from noon to 3 P.M.

Classes will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigappolicies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered through the Area Agency on Aging & Disability.  Please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a seat.


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.


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 $10 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.

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.  More information on entries, rules, and a map may be found at