Vista Gatherings – August 1, 2017

Glade Hospice slated to meet on August 7

The August Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, August 7, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall 7503 Peavine Rd.  A brief social time will begin at 2:30 P.M. and the meeting will be called to order at 3 P.M.

Members will be discussing the exciting “JUST FOR KICKS” raffle which offers 2 tickets to the Tennessee Titans and The Indianapolis Colts Monday Night Football thriller scheduled for October 16th.

An overnight stay in a Luxury Downtown Nashville Hotel is included as part of the prize package.  The drawing will be held on September 1st.  Ticket sales will begin community wide in August. They are available for $20 per ticket or 3 for $50.

For additional information or tickets, call the Hospice of Cumberland County office at 484-4748 or 456-8388

Additionally, we will be finalizing the details for our 2017 Fashion Faire.  The show will feature designer fashions from the Lily Pad Boutique in Sweetwater Tennessee and Owner Brenda Bryan will join us. Tickets will be distributed for our members to sell at the meeting.

Dance scheduled

Light ‘N’ LIVELY DANCE CLUB membership drive dance.  Attention members, Fairfield glade residents, Crossville residents, Tansi Residents and Time Share visitors, all are welcome to come and have fun with us at St. George Marina Pavilion on August 11, from 1 to 6:30 P.M.

The cost is $5.00 per person, bring a picnic dish to share and dance to the music of “Restless Memories Band – Live Classic Oldies.

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs provided along with ice, coffee, and desserts.  It is a BYOB event.  Come have fun with door prizes, dance contests, 50/50 drawings and lots of socializing.

Membership forms will be available or get them from Doris Kotecki at Fairfield Glade Kroger’s.  You don’t have to be a member to come.  Directions:  Peavine Road to the St. George Marina sign turn left if you are going south, or turn left ig you are going north.  Then just follow the signs to the Marina. Any questions call Doris Kotecki 931-707-7548.

Photo Editing workshop set for August 10

The photo workshop group will meet Thursday, August 10, at 1 P.M. for their regular monthly meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library Lower Level Room C.

Larry Dove will provide an introduction to Tozaz Studio, the just introduced photo editing application.  We will also have “Ask the experts” .

If you have a photo editing question, bring it to the meeting and “ask the experts”.  A work project has been assigned if you want to try to work on some editing assignments.  Nonmembers are invited to attend for a $3 fee, which entitles you to attend not only the workshop, but also the PC users club and Photography July meetings.

If you have questions or would like the project information sent to you, email the questions or project request to [email protected]

Fairy Gardens Being Featured at CWC

What is a Fairy Garden?  How do you create a Fairy Garden?  What is the purpose of a Fairy Garden?  Has anyone ever seen a ‘’Real Fairy?  Are you curious?

Plan to come to the Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon on Thursday, August 17,  when Erin Clymer of Landscape Solutions, will share her wealth of information about ‘Everything Fairy Gardens’ and more. This will include a DVD presentation. Ladies, whether you believe in make-believe and fairies or not, you will have a wonderful time.

The CWC will be meeting for both the August and the October luncheons in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 208 Towne Center Way. Turn off Peavine Road at the stop light, go past Food City, park on the right side of the church and enter through the covered portico entrance.

In addition to Erin’s fun presentation, you will be blessed by DiAnne Scott’s discussion on “How is it Possible to be Invincible to Life’s Trials?”  DiAnne hails from High Point, North Carolina, plays the organ, teaches Bible Study class and volunteers at her local pregnancy center.  She will give a dramatization of the stress involved in ‘trying to be Everything to Everybody.’  Can anyone relate?

The meal of a large Chef Salad, rolls, dessert and a beverage, will be catered by Beef & Barrel.  The all-inclusive cost is just $12 and reservations are needed by noon on Thursday, August 10.  Call Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Remember, we are charged for all meals ordered; so, if you can’t make it after all, please contact Carolyn by Sunday, August 13, to cancel your reservation, get another lady to take your place or make arrangements to honor it.  Thanks.

CWC, an affiliate of Stonecroft, is non-denominational and church affiliation is not required. All area ladies are welcome.

Free Amateur Radio License Testing Session August 3 in Crossville

The Cumberland Plateau Amateur Radio Club (CPARC), will hold a free ham radio licensing test session on Thursday, August 3, at 7 P.M. at 7:00 p.m. at the Crossville Airport Terminal Building Conference Room.  Testing is offered quarterly.

Anyone wishing to take a ham radio license exam should contact Dick Chabot, KB3YR at [email protected] or by phone at 931 456 0408 to pre-register.

For club information visit or email [email protected]

Plateau Photography Club Meeting Aug. 17

For the August meeting of the Plateau Photography Club, members will bring in “Signs of Summer” shots for review and discussion.

The meeting will be on Thursday, August 17th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.  Members of the PPCUG are welcome and guests may participate for a $3 monthly fee for all PPCUG meetings.

For information, call Ed Thornblade at 456-6020.”

Kinseekers to Hear Military Genealogist

If you have any question about military history, especially dealing with any of the American wars, mark your calendars right now to attend the August 3 Kinseekers meeting. The guest speaker will be Dr. George Schweitzer, whose speciality is Military Genealogy.

This man is amazing; not only does he bring history to life, he includes humor.

The Kinseekers meet the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M. (CT) in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade. Park in the Sanctuary side parking lot. The dues are $10 a year, but, please come the first time as our guest.

Any questions or want more information about Kinseekers?  Contact [email protected]

Forensic Genealogy topic at Celtic event

Mark Tuesday, August 1 on your calendar and join us at 6 P.M. (CT). for another great program, this one by Forensic Genealogist, James A. (Jim) Marlow, local attorney and world traveler.

Jim, who is part of the local Graham clan, served in the military overseas, and has done in-depth genealogy research abroad.  So, what is Forensic Genealogy?  Well, you’ll have to attend our August 1 gathering to find out. Jim is not only knowledgeable, he’s also a very interesting speaker. Remember, you don’t have to have Celtic blood in your veins, or be involved in serious genealogy to attend.

The group meets at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville (it’s 1/2 way between Main Street and Peavine Road). We meet.the first Tuesday each month, with a time of snack-food and fellowship from 6 to 6:30 P.M. and a program from 6:30 to 8 P.M.

To be included in our monthly Celtic Newsletter, or if you have any questions about us, just email [email protected] Membership is free, with no dues or meeting requirements.

Hebbertsburg dinner and dance scheduled

A record number of folks have enjoyed the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance so far this season, both ‘repeat regulars’ and some brand new faces. We appreciate each one, and hope you are one of them.  However, if you’ve missed out so far, don’t despair, you still have two opportunities get in on the fun; on August 5 and September 2.

On Saturday, August 5, the doors will open at 4 P.M. (CT), the meals will be served starting at 5 or earlier if everything is cooked and ready to serve.  The band may start playing by 5:15.

As per usual, you can chose the home-cooked spaghetti dinner, with meat sauce, cheese garnish and bread, or the BBQ sandwich with chips, either one with a soft drink, coffee, tea or water, for just $7.  Additional drinks or a dessert are only a $1 more.  Adults’ admission donation is $4, and children 16 and under, are free.

The City Lites Band; Marty Gibson, lead guitar and vocals, Flavie Miller, guitar and vocals, Wade England on the drums and Glen Holverson on the Sax, will entertain you with a variety of music from waltzes to jazz to jitter-bug and blues, with country and Rock along the way.

And, don’t forget our own wonderful Sweet T’s Cloggers who keep our feet stompin’ and our hands clappin’ during the band’s breaks.  That’s also when everyone can try to win a delicious cake, donated by a dedicated Hebbertsburg volunteer, for our ‘Fun ‘N Famous Cake-Walk’, at just $1 a chance.  The winner can take the cake home, or share it with the crowd.  All monies received, go to compensate the band and to maintain the Community Center; all our workers are volunteers.

From the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade, take Peavine Road North (away from I-40) and follow the signs approximately 5 miles to the Y in the road with the lovely stone house in the center. Take the left fork of the Y about a city block, to the blue Community Center building on the left.  Any questions, call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

Marathon Pinochle to begin soon

Want to meet new people, old friends, and enjoy playing Pinochle?

Now is the time to enroll for the 2017-2018 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

Games are single deck, with opening bids of 16, dealer stuck at 15.

Games are scheduled to be played monthly until each team has played all others in their “flight”.

There is a game for each month, and schedules can be arranged to play any mutually convenient date. Each team plays 9 games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost per season is $11 per person,$22 per team which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event was held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, and they look forward to celebrating there again next year.

Get yourself  a partner (friend, spouse, significant other) and sign up ASAP.

Send your name(s), address, phone and e-mail contacts with a check made out to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvidere Ln, Fairfield Glade, Tn  38558.

Any questions? Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or A. Susan Wilson at 815-861-3528.

Learn to Play Bridge 

Learn Bridge in a Day (LBIAD) seminars have been a huge success.  Everyone always has a fun day of bridge.  New friendships and partnerships have been developed as a result of the seminars, and those new players continue to enjoy this fascinating game.

On August 19, Kevin Wilson will present a Learn Bridge in a DayTM seminar at the Fairfield Glade Conference and Community Center.  The seminar is from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. Check-in is 11:30 am. Participants will be introduced to the basics of playing and scoring contract bridge.  Coaches will be on hand to guide in actual play and to answer questions:

This program is designed for those who have never played bridge, but it is also for someone who might have played bridge years ago and would like to be re-introduced to the basics.

Most importantly, it is for anyone looking or an opportunity to meet new people while playing this fun and fascinating game.

Participation in the one-day seminar will include follow-up beginning lessons at no additional charge.  Beginning with the third lesson, there will be a charge of $5 per person.

The follow-up bridge lessons will be held on Mondays from 1 to 3 P.M. or Wednesdays from 9 to 11 A.M. beginning August 21 and 22.

Pre-registration is recommended due to seating availability.  Register by calling 931-260-4442 today to reserve your seat.  The cost is $20.

Check-in time is 11:30 and the seminar begins at Noon.  Your new best friend and partner just might be there waiting to meet you.

The FFG Community Center is located at 128 Stonehenge Dr.  For additional information, call 931-260-4442.

FACS offering classes

These classes will be held in the classroom in the Framing + Art & Crafts Supplies (FACS) store Suite 122 in the Crossville Outlet Mall across from the Dress Barn.

To register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit our website at and use the BUY NOW button beside the appropriate class on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.

Mark your calendar for August 5th from 10 until 12. Barb Pelak will show you how to make a lovely notebook with a stamped cover and coordinated card which can be used as a journal, scrapbook or notebook. I believe she has thrown in another card for you to make, so sign up now for only $15.

Senior Employment Program being offered

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN.


Program for Seniors

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is 20 hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN 38501.

UCHRA program invite

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

If you have any questions please call (931) 520-9624  or come by the UCHRA Central Office in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville.

Fun, socializing, dancing

The New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.

Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.  Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 to 9 P.M. For more info call 931-287-0097 or email us at [email protected] Come try us out and have fun doing so!