Vista Gatherings – August 13, 2013

Fairfield Glade Garden Club to meet August 21

Are you a current member of the Fairfield Glade Garden Club? If so, the next meeting (on August 21) is just for you!

A special committee has been working very hard and is ready to present our very own “Get To Know You” Brunch.

This meeting is sure to be one of their best.  It’s designed to shake things up a bit and to allow everyone to mingle and really “get-to-know” each other better.

Please arrive early, as we will begin our festivities at 9:15 am (instead of our usual time of 9:30 A.M.).

There’ll be a catered brunch, plus extra goodies from some of our own members – YUM!!  And following the brunch they will be holding an “auction” of sorts with donated items from area businesses.

The event will be at the Fairfield Glade Community Church (our usual meeting place). And, hey, if you’re not a current member of the Fairfield Glade Garden Club consider joining them  at next month’s gathering.

They will be talking hydrangea’s with Dr. Mark Windham and he loves a good crowd.

For more information contact the Fairfield Glade Garden Club Moderator, Ellen Jeffers at 931-707-8578.


“Cruise-In for a Cause” slated for August 17

Fairfield Glade Food City has rescheduled an event and will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Cruise-In for a Cause” on Saturday, August 17 from 11 A.M. – 2 P.M.

The proceeds go to support Mission Able, which is a fundraiser for disabled veterans through Food City and the Paralyzed Veterans of America.

They will be having concession sales, raffles, a 50/50 drawing, fun, and more! Admission and entry is free, and it will be hosted in the parking lot of the store. All makes and models are welcome; last year about 40 cars were present, and they hope to expand even more this year.

If you are interested in donating prizes for raffle or have any questions, please contact Rachel or Allen at 931-707-9432.


Cumberland County Republican Party to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on August 27 at 6 P.M. in the Palace Theater.

Their guest speaker will be Diane Black, our House Representative in Washington.This is an important meeting and every one is encouraged to attend and find out what’s going on in our government. There will be an opportunity for questions. Please make time to attend and bring your concerns.


Cumberland County Democrats to meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, August 26.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.


PC Users to meet

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday Aug. 19, at the 127 South Senior Center at 6 P.M.

The program for August will be presented by member, Bob Mohar, who will focus on Google Earth.

This geographical information program lets you fly like a superhero from your computer at home to a street corner anywhere else in the world – or find a local hospital, map a road trip or measure the distance between two points.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 P.M.  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. For more info, call Steve Rosenberg, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M. to 9 P.M., only please).


Picnic is planned

Cumberland County, Chapter 1719 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) is having a picnic on Tuesday, September 10.

They will meet at noon at the United Methodist Church Pavillion in Fairfield Glade. Uniform of the day will be red, white and/or blue (not mandatory).

The Chapter will furnish hamburgers and brats, soft drinks or water. You are asked to bring a dish to pass and your own table setting:  plate, napkin, fork, knife and spoon.

Contact Ellie at 931-707-8542; Wyonne at 931-707-5636; or Lauri at 931-456-9101 for more info.


Busy Wednesdays set for local church

Wednesday … middle of the week … not much going on, right? Wrong!

At least, at Fellowship Baptist Church during the month of August, they’ve got a month of busy Wednesdays planned.  In fact, we’re getting a head-start with activities on Wednesday, August 7, and everyone in the area is invited to join them.

Here’s the line-up….

• August 14 at 6:00…ICE CREAM SOCIAL in the Fellowship Hall, with several flavors of ice cream, delicious toppings, and soft drinks. Only $2 per person. Paid reservations needed by Monday, August 12 at noon.

• August 21 at 6:00…another FIRE-RING in the pavilion with keyboard and guitar music, and hot dogs, S’Mores, soft drinks and a donation box.  Reservations appreciated.

• August 28 at 6:00…CONGREGATIONAL SING-ALONG in the chapel with piano, organ and guitar accompaniment, no reservation, no charge.

Please remember, for events needing a reservation, call in by noon of the Monday preceding it, so, they will have enough of everything for everyone.  931-456-2525.


Wanted: Crafters

Vendors are needed for a two-day Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club.

It is open to all and will be held on Thursday, October 10 and Friday October 11, from 9 A.M. till 4 P.M. at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

All items must be handmade. Spaces are located in heated hall and are approximately 6’ x 8’. Electricity is available to a limited number of spaces and one 8’ table and 2 chairs will be provided for each space. Cost per vendor booth is $30 for both days.

Set up for the event will be from 7 to 9 A.M. on day of show.

For further information and an application, contact Johanna Wentworth at 931-456-8590 or [email protected]


Glade Democratic ice cream social scheduled

The Fairfield Glade Democratic Club cordially invites you to its 2013 Ice Cream Social at the Dartmoor Marina patio on Saturday, August 24. From 12 noon to 2 P.M., you can enjoy cool and delicious sundaes for only $3 each.

Take advantage of the day by enjoying one of the lovely Fairfield Glade amenities with beach access as well as pontoon rentals.

The gathering will enable Fairfield Glade residents to meet our local Democratic politicians, the Cumberland County Democratic Executive Board, and the newly elected Fairfield Glade Executive Board.

Be sure not to miss a great opportunity to meet and mingle with your fellow Democrats.


Second Annual Plateau Alzheimer’s Walk set

Save the date, Sept 7,  and plan to participate in the 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk right here in Crossville.

Fairfield Glade would like a strong showing in support of this wonderful cause. Walk with a team or individually. Pets welcome.

Contact Cyd Riede for more information 931-456-2122 or


One Step Beyond Luncheon scheduled

One Step Beyond’s next luncheon will be held at noon, Thursday, August 22, at Druid Hills Country Club in Fairfield Glade.

They will sit outside if the weather permits. Reservations are required and need to be called in by August 15 to Jane Webb 931-210-8841, Lillie Fondell 931-707-7558 or Bobbye Bitto 931-707-8607.

Special orders will be accept but must be called  when you make your reservations. Mark your calendar for this event. One Step Beyond offers you a warm and friendly get together.

The group welcomes those that are single, alone and/or widowed. The club meets every other month at a different restaurant for lunch.


New York Picnic set

A New York State Picnic will be held Sunday, September 8 at the St. George Marina Pavilion. The event will take place from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and the cost will be $10 per person.

This year’s theme is “Italian Festival”! There will be live music, great food and prizes! All former New Yorkers and guests are welcome.

Contact Thomas and Eileen Covino at 931-707-9314 or email: [email protected] for registration forms


Medicare Class slated

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting a free “Welcome to Medicare” class at Art Circle Library in Crossville on August 21 from 12:30 to 3 P.M.

The class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies 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.


Artwork displayed

The community is invited to visit Happy Hound Realty, 48 Woodgate Drive (off Peavine) to view a Photography display by Tom Whitehurst, who is a member of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade.  This exhibit continues through the month of August.

All Photography pieces can be purchased for your new home or present home through the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, 451 Lakeview Drive.

The Art Guild is a not-for-profit 501 C (3) organization and an equal opportunity provider.



Time for “Spay-Ghetti”

Wags and Whiskers’ famous “Spay Ghetti” fundraiser is again just around the corner.

All during the month of August, for dinner or lunch, you can get a great spaghetti, meatball, salad, bread and drink meal at the Genesis Italian Grille restaurant on Interstate Drive in Crossville.

Proceeds benefit Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program that has a goal 1210 surgeries this year.

Fund raisers like this can really help make that happen. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant.

They are available at the “Duplicate” store on North Main street at Chuckles Drive and at Bed and Biscuit Kennel off Peavine Rd, or call 931-788-2201 to find other locations.


Craft show scheduled

Crafters and Shoppers alike, mark your calendars for October 10 and 11,  for the First Annual Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club.

It is open to all and will be held on Thursday and Friday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

Art and Crafts available for sale; Good Southern Cooking and Baking also available for purchase. For more information, contact Johanna Wentworth, 931-456-8590.


Elks vets picnic set

The Elks Lodge is hosting their annual Veterans picnic on August 17 from noon to 7 P.M. Everyone is welcome.

Dennis and Sheree Long will be providing music for this great event.

This affair will be taking place at Robin Hood Park just inside Fairfield Glade on Peavine Road about 7 miles from I-40.

They will be serving all-you-can-eat hot dogs &, hamburgers with all the fix-ins plus sides of potato salad, baked beans, coleslaw and homemade desserts for $9 per person.

To quench your thirst; there will be beer, soda and water for an additional charge.

The Veterans from Murfreesboro will be arriving with a full escort about 1 P.M.

• Also, on August 16 from 5 to 7 P.M., the Elks will be serving homemade beef tacos, burritos and newly added  baked taco salad.

You can buy two tacos, one taco salad or one burrito with refried beans for $3.50. They do carry outs, so if you want an order to go, just call them and they will have it ready for you to pick up.