Vista Gatherings – April 7, 2015

Light N’ Lively dance scheduled for Friday

The “Light ‘N’ Lively” Dance Club will welcome spring with their “Spring Splurge”  dance on Friday, April 10 at the Fairfield Glade Library Building on Lakeview Drive in FFG.  The evening will begin at 7 P.M. and music will be provided by Frank Byer 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 Jill and Bruce Marshall (707-1249) and Tammy and Ken Starling (407-625-9935).

PPCUG to meet April 20    

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday Apr 20, at the 127 South Senior Center. NOTE:  New meeting time for summer sessions is 6 to 8 P.M.

Learn how to protect yourself and your computer from scams and identify theft.  Every 2 seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Last year 13.1 million Americans were victims of identity theft. Identity theft, investment  fraud and other scams cost Americans $18 billion last year alone.

On April 20th Bob Willis, one of our club directors, will present a program to help you prevent identity theft, with emphasis on protecting your computer. Learn about new software and other ways to protect your computer from Malware and unwanted software.

He will introduce the FraudWatch Network, a free service provided by AARP that provides local and national scam alerts, a website with lots of fraud identification and prevention information, and the Fraud Fighter Call Center to help you spot and report fraud.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 6 PM.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 P.M. The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.  For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 AM-9 PM, only please)

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.

Black to hold Crossville Town Hall Meeting

U. S. Congressman Diane Black will hold a Town Hall meeting at the Palace Theater Thursday, April 9 at 5:30 P.M.

Congressman Black will update attendees on the latest developments in Washington and will answer questions from the audience following her presentation.  The Town Hall is open to the public and all interested citizens are invited to attend.

“Tennesseeans deserve a representative in Congress who is accountable to them and listens to their concerns.  That is why these Town Hall meetings are so important.  I’m looking forward to sharing about my work on behalf of  Tennessee’s 6th District in Congress and taking everyone’s questions,” said Black.

For additional information on the meeting readers are invited to contact

Congressman Black’s office at 931-854-0069.

CCCC announces a Spring musical event

It’s Springtime! Time for warm days, flowers in bloom and the joyful sounds of the Cumberland County Community Chorus! The Chorus is proud to announce the first ever Spring Scholarship Concert at the Palace Theater, April 24 at 7 P.M.

Joining the Chorus will be special guest Stone Memorial High School Choir. Tickets are $12 and are now on sale at the Palace Theater by phone, at the box office, or online at Proceeds from this exciting concert will go directly to the Scholarship Fund for this and future years scholarships.

The Cumberland County Community Chorus under the direction of Marty Gibson will be joined for this exciting first time ever event by the amazing voices of the Stone Memorial High School Choir under the direction of Blake Saldaña. Combining the rich musical experiences of the Chorus with the vibrant enthusiasm of local youth from Stone Memorial is setting up to be the must see concert this Spring.

The musical theme is American composers such as Aaron Copeland, Gershwin, Rogers and Hammerstein, and contemporary pieces by Neil Diamond, The Beachboys and James Taylor.

The Cumberland County Community Chorus has presented a music scholarship each year to a graduating senior from Cumberland County who excels in music and intends to major in the field of music in either voice or piano.

Seating is limited so everyone is encouraged to call, go online, or visit the box office and reserve your tickets now!

 Tea Party to meet

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN 38571, on Tuesday, April 14 at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.). All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

John Harris, the Executive Director of  the Tennessee Firearms Association, a grassroots organization dedicated to defending the right to keep and bear arms. will speak on gun rights issues and legislation.

A graduate of the Vanderbilt University of Law School, Harris practices in Nashville. In his practice he handles matters involving Second Amendment Rights.the one with the widest distribution is the book, “Carrying a Handgun for Self-defense in Tennessee.

The Cumberland County Tea Party is not connected to any political party and no dues are collected.   For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:

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.

Korean vets set to meet

Uniforms are preferred, however come as you are to the next scheduled business meeting of Plateau Chaptere #297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, scheduled for Wednesday, April 8, starting promptly at 1 P.M., Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

Feel free to contact Cmdr Bob Johnston, 931-484-8798, for driving directions or further information about the meeting—guests are always welcome as well as their spouses and prospective members.

The most important subject at this meeting is the start of the process to elect new officers—Commander, Senior Vice Commander, and Junior Vice Commander are the offices to be elected at this term.  All other offices are subsequently appointed.

Updates on the parade in Chattanooga, May 1, and the trip to the Red Stone Arsenal in June are also on the docket.

A report on the progress of the three $1,000 scholarships to be given to graduating Cumberland County students will be available as well as sign-up sheets for the Spring Rose of Sharon Fund Raiser.

Hours of serving for the Fund Raiser have been reduced to two, consequently we hope all members will do their part and be involved.  This is our only Fund Raiser and supports the three Cumberland County Scholarships, The Wounded Warrior Project, and any number of worthy Cumberland County organizations.

New Pastor installed

On Sunday, April 12, at 4:30 P.M. (CDT) Fellowship Baptist Church will be conducting the Installation Service for Reverend David Melton as its new pastor.  They are inviting the community to join them as they welcome Pastor Melton and his wife, Sherrie, to their little church in the Glade.

Pastors Dick Moran, our interim pastor for the past 2 1/2 + years, and Pastor Mike Garrett, of Meridian Baptist Church, will be presenting the charges to Pastor Melton and to the congregation.

These will be followed by responses by Pastor Melton and by Deacon, Stretch Cleeland, representing the congregation.

Ralph Samuelson, a founding member of our church, will give the Prayer of Dedication, and the Congregational Dedication and Benediction will complete the program.

After the service they will have a reception in our Fellowship Hall, with refreshments provided by Sue Patrick and her kitchen crew.  Everyone will have an opportunity to get acquainted and visit with the Melton’s and their family.

Silent Auction slated

Wags and Whiskers is hosting a Silent Auction to benefit their low-cost spay/neuter program.  There will be lots of things to win and great appetizers by Forte’s. It will be on Saturday, April 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. upstairs at Forte’s restaurant in Crossville.

Tickets are $15 and include admission, 2 wine/beer/soda drinks and hot and cold served appetizers.  So mark your calendars and ask a friend to join you in that search for “something special” and the adventure of getting the winning bid.  Tickets are available at Happy Hound Realty off Peavine near the Dollar General and at the Cats Meow store next to Sonic.  Wags and Whiskers has “fixed” over 9,000 cats and dogs so far and needs your help in having funding for another 1,300 this year.

For more information or to donate something for the auction, please call 931-788-2201 or check their website at .

Spring art show at PCAC

“Hello Spring” is the theme for the annual Spring Art Show at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine), Fairfield Glade.

This Art Guild show will open with a reception for the community on April 10 from 6 to 7:30 P.M.

New, colorful, creative art will greet you at the PCAC.  An abundance of paintings, jewelry, pottery, photography, and sculpture will be displayed.  Refreshments will be served.

The Art Show lasts until Wednesday, April 29.  Regular gallery hours are 9 A.M. to 4 P.M., Monday through Saturday.

Dr. Mark Windham to be main speaker at Flower & Garden Show

At the 13th Annual Spring Flower & Garden Show, plants won’t be the only highlight. The show will also feature presentations on topics ranging from herbal medicine to permaculture … even a little bit of star talk, with a discussion of Ginger – Ginger Rogers, that is. Following are some of the featured speakers, whose presentations are sponsored by Bilbrey Funeral Home.

Sponsored by the Cumberland County Master Gardeners Association, the Spring Flower & Garden Show runs Friday through Sunday, April 24-26. Admission is $3 for all three days (Master Gardeners wearing their name tags admitted free). The show runs Friday from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M.; Saturday from 9 A.M.  to 5 P.M. and Sunday from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M.

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.

Nine-hole league looks ahead to new season

Come join the Fairfield Glade Ladies Nine-hole golf league for their delicious Spring Monday Brunch on April 27th at 10:30 A.M. at the Legend’s Druid Hills Dining Room.

A delicious menu is being planned for the Ladies Nine Hole League.   Delectable French toast & hash brown casserole’s, eggs, sausage, bacon, biscuits & gravy + fresh fruit & beverages will kick off the morning season.

The new Members of their Board will update the news regarding the upcoming Golf Season along with the applied League rules.

Sign up today on their web site.

Also, you may sign up for the Our Charitable Event. Date: July 13 @ Heatherhurst Crag (Back)  for $20.

Plan to attend and respond by April 16th Make checks for $14.50 payable to: Ladies 9 Hole Golf League

If any questions, please call Salli Lemke 200-4034 or Kay Moyer 287-7750.

Send checks to Kay Moyer 159 Cromwell Lane FFG,TN 38558, or drop your check off at Druid Hills.

Bible Study Spring Class Begins April 13

Would you like to experience unexpected peace in spite of unexpected heartache; move forward when you feel stuck in your circumstances; have a greater sense of peace through every storm you face; and experience stability when tidal waves of emotion hit?

Then register now for the upcoming spring Bible Study Tech class, “Missing Pieces: Real Hope When Life Doesn’t Make Sense” by Jennifer Rothschild. The class begins April 13, from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and ends June 8, 2015.  Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and interacting with a lot of very fun and interesting ladies, you might like to join us.

Contact Karen Hein, 456-6707, [email protected] or Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] for more information or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, 38558.

Registration is recommended so that materials will be available. Information is also available at the website:

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.

The tournament offers hole sponsorships for those who donate $200. It is a qualifying tax-deductible donation under the Internal Revenue Code.  Other donor opportunities are available.  Additional information is available from Bill at 707-5505 or Tom at 456-0391.

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. When possible, these cats are captured to be neutered and given a basic set of inoculations in accordance with the national program of Trap, Neuter, Return.  Socialized cats are placed for adoption.

Unsocialized cats are returned to the colony. It is vitally important now to be preventing unwanted litters which only compound the number of homeless cats.

Kittens which are born outdoors must be brought into homes and socialized within the first 4 months to become adoptable.

Extremely rewarding work for animal lovers. To volunteer or make a much needed donation, please email Nancy at [email protected] 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.

Prayer group to meet

The Christian Women’s Prayer Connection meets the second Thursday of each month at the First Presbyterian Church at the corner of 70 East and Rock Quarry Road, Crossville.  Call Carole at 931-456-4502 for details.  The Stonecroft Bible Study meets every Tuesday at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive. Call Nina at 931-707-0285 for more information.  Christian Women’s Connection is an affiliate of Stonecroft Ministries.