Vista Gatherings – August 15, 2017

Glade Quilt Guild to meet on August 18

The regular Membership Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, August 18 at 9 A.M. at the FFG Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade).

After a short Business Meeting, the program this month will feature a Trunk Show by Guild Members and visitors who will be sharing their Favorite Quilted Piece that they have made AND that they still have in their possession … from table runners, to wall hangings, to baby quilts, to bed-sized quilts, and even to wearable quilt-wear.  Whether you are a “newbie” or a “seasoned” quilter, Guild Member, or visitor/guest, everyone who attends this meeting is asked to share in this special “Show and Tell”.

The Fantastic Quilt Guild is a local group of 100 quilters who meet on the third Friday of the month at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, community outreach, and social camaraderie.  They have been meeting since 2002. New members and visitors are always welcome.

All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner slated

Fellowship Baptist Church invites you to our All-You-Can-Eat Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, August 19.

This delicious home-cooked meal of Spaghetti and Meat-Balls (large, juicy and plentiful), toasted Italian bread, tossed salad, desserts and beverages, will be prepared by our dedicated Kitchen Crew and served promptly at 6 P.M. Take-out orders are available.

The cost is only $7 per adult, or $4 for kids 12 and under.  Paid reservations are needed by Friday, August 18 at Noon.  Our church office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 A.M. to Noon, phone number, 931-456-2525.  You can call and leave your name and phone number, and you will be called back.

They are located at 12 Westminster Court in Fairfield Glade, 1/2 way between and across from The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane, just off of Peavine Road.

Bake/Craft sale set

Helping Hands Ministry on Peavine Road will be having a Bake and Craft Sale at Village Green Mall in Fairfield Glade on August 25 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

There will be many wonderful homemade goodies (lots of breads and cookies for sure) as well as handmade items at sensational prices. Why not come by and purchase a few things and help Helping Hands help the community.

They are an all volunteer organization located at 4188 Peavine Road.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M. on September 12.

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.

New England Picnic slated for October 8

The New England Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Wildwood Stables on Westchester Road. The event will begin at 4 P.M.

Menu for the Picnic will be hot dogs, hamburger, pot luck and Smores. The price is $12 per person and ones should let organizers know what they plan to bring for pot luck (Salad, dessert, appetizers).

There will also be horse shoes, a hayride, corn hole, bonfire and other fun.

Deadline for reservation is Sept. 24. Please make checks out to NE Picnic and send to Barbara Patterson at 151 Malvern Road, Fairfield Glade, 38558. Please incluse your name and address and email along with the orginal city and state you are from.

FOCCAS Fundraiser set

Everyone is invited to join the members of Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter (FOCCAS) for a hotdog fundraiser in the old Ryan’s building parking lot on Friday, August 25th, from 10:30 A.M. to 3 P.M.

For $5, your meal will include a freshly grilled hotdog with fixin’s, a cold drink, chips and dessert. You will have an opportunity to meet FOCCAS members and view the floor plans for the new intake and holding facility that FOCCA is building for the animal shelter. While you are enjoying your hotdog, you may want to learn about volunteer opportunities and how you can help. Every penny earned goes directly to the FOCCAS capital campaign account to fund the construction of a new facility for the Cumberland County Animal Shelter.

PPCUG to discuss Windows 10 and more

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, August 21 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.  Meeting will start at 6 P.M., the summer start time.

The presentation will begin at 6 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts follows the presentation at approximately 7 P.M.

Carl Nordeen will discuss Windows 10 menus and shortcut keys. This version has built-in right click menus and shortcut keys which can give you a multitude of options. In some cases you can run a program as an administrator or you can trouble shoot compatibility.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month.

Please note that a $3 guest fee will be collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of our associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.

PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $24 single, $ 30 family, per year, payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings.  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 A.M.-9 P.M., only please).

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.

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.

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.

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 meet Sept. 7

The Kinseekers meeting on Thursday, September 7, will be a Chat ‘N Chew. What’s a Chat ‘N Chew? Instead of a designated speaker or specific subject, they encourage everyone to bring a finger-food type dish to share, and they put the tables in a big circle.

Then, everyone fills their plates with food and they  ‘chew’ as we ‘chat’ about our successes, frustrations, questions and ‘brick-walls’ they are encountering while doing their genealogy research. We brain storm and share ideas.

Their membership dues are $10, but, please come the first time as their guest.

They meet the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG.  Park in the rear sanctuary-side parking lot and use that side entrance.

If you have any questions,just email [email protected]

Fun, Dancing scheduled

If dancing is what you like to do, come try New Generation Dance Club and take part in the remaining dinner dances for this year.

They feature a live band for your dancing pleasure for those who enjoy foxtrot, line dancing, swing, waltz, cha-cha, rumba and rock and roll dancing.  These dances are spread out throughout the year and take place at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center, on a wonderful dance floor.  Any level of dancing is fine!  We welcome new members and guests.

The two remaining dances this year are on October 10 and December 12.  Each dinner dance includes a cash bar, three-course dinner and live music from professional bands. Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.  Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 P.M. and continue until 9:00 P.M.

For more information about our club or attending as a guest of the club, please contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or email at [email protected]

Kayak Connection Finale set for 2017

It’s been a super 2017 season. New paddlers are still joining in the weekly launches. KC sets off every Saturday at different FFG lakes. The group has no dues or membership limits. You will need your annual boat tag, some safety items, and a kayak, canoe, paddle boat or SUP. August launch is still 8 am.

August 19 – Lk Malvern

26 – Lk Glastowbury

September launch is 8:30 am.

2 – Lk Canterbury

9 – Lk Catherine

16 – Lk Dartmoor (Rotherham dock)

23 – Lk Dartmoor (marina) with rentals available.

**30 -Lk St George  with rentals avaialble. **note September 30 will conclude our season with an 8 A.M. pot luck breakfast in the St George marina bldg. Coffee will be brewing.

Share in the kayaker social finale; *Rain or Shine*. Then they will paddle their last 2017 group outing at 8:45 A.M. For more information, call: 931-484-6149.

FFG Civil War Round Table to Meet Sept. 5th

The “5-W’s of the Civil War: Who, What, When, Where, & Why” will be the topic of presentation and discussion at the next meeting of the Fairfield Glade Civil War Round Table on Tuesday, September 5, at 6 P.M. in Conference Room “A” of the Glade Library on Lakeview Drive.

John McMenamin, a former instructor in Civil War history at Georgia Southern University, and Dick Sammer will address each of these basic questions. Those who plan to attend are asked to come with questions about this seminal event in American history.  Visitors are always welcome.

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:

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

At Framing + Art & Craft Supplies FACS will wrap up the month of August with two classes. The first is called All About Distress Products. In this class Brenda Preuss will help you create a sampler with many different techniques using most of the Distress line of products. This is a great tool when deciding on a particular look for your projects. This class is on August 26 and costs only $15.

Then on the 28th of August Brenda Preuss will teach a Remember How to Chalk. In this $15 class you will make at least 2 cards using several different techniques with the dry chalk.

We have 2 new exciting classes offered the first of September. The first is an all-day Oil Painting class taught by Sandra Lowe. She will teach you how to paint a beautiful Lighthouse.

The class is scheduled for Thursday, September 7 from 10 am until 5 pm with a lunch break. She will provide all the supplies for a $65 fee. And she stated YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DRAW in this class, so come and learn to paint with oils.

Following that on Saturday, September 9th, Susan Smathers will teach you how to wrap natural stones with wire to create your own gorgeous necklace. This class will be held from

10-12:30 at a cost of $40. You are invited to bring your own stone, shell or other focal piece if you so desire, but she will have lovely stones from which to choose.

All of the above classes AND MORE 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 see a complete class schedule or to register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit the CLASS SCHEUDLE page on our website at

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.

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, 38501.

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!