Vista Gatherings – August 16, 2016

Glade planning Pet Activities event

Do you love your pet?  Want to strut your mutt? Would your pet like to learn a new trick?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you aren’t going to want to miss “Pet Activities” on Saturday, September 3rd at the Square (Intersection of Peavine Rd. & Stonehenge Dr.) beginning at 10:15 A.M.

Sign in at 10:15 A.M. Pet Parade at 10:30 A.M.and Peanut Butter Eating, Look-Alike and Best Dressed Contests at 11 A.M. with awards at noon. Pat and Brian Wilkins will have an Agility Demo from 11:30 A.M to 1:30 P.M. then see if your pet has what it takes to cruise through the course.

And you don’t want to miss the Crossville Police K-9 Unit at 12:30 P.M.. Face painting, Watering Stations and Pet Selfie Station will be available. All dogs must be on a leash.

For more information call Mary Jo Paige 931-707-2167.

Swing Street to play

The Fairfield Glade Community Club (FGCC) is pleased to present the Swing Street Orchestra to launch our to Labor Day weekend entertainment.  Mark your calendars for Thursday, September 1st from 7 to 9 P.M.at the Conference Center.

Tickets are $12 per person and are available for purchase at the CCC.   The concert  “These Are A Few of My Favorite Things” will include a mini-patriotic tribute by the Swing Street Gang to give glory and recognition to ‘One Nation Under God’ and the heroes to whom it has so graciously given birth.

The program will showcase some of the Swing Street Gang’s favorites, including musical collages ranging from Glen Miller to Herb Alpert and Frank Sinatra to the Beach Boys…ballads, swing, jazz, contemporary and Latin.

Plan to join us in the Conference Center the evening of September 1st for a great night of music and entertainment.

For more information please contact Mary Jo Paige, Director of Marketing & Events, at 931-707-2167.

Welcome to Medicare Class set for Aug. 19

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 the Art Circle Library in Crossville on August 19,  from 1to 4 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 (931) 432-4150 or 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a seat.

Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on August 15 and 22, 2016 from 9am to 12noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.  They will also be screening for Extra Help with prescription drug plans.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 or (931) 432-4150 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.

FG Fire Department Campaign for Mini-Pumper Attack Truck

The FGFD has a community-wide initiative to raise $75,000 for a MPAT (Mini-Pumper Attack Truck).

This equipment will be manned 24/7 and be the first response vehicle at the scene enabling a single person to begin operations prior to other major equipment arriving.   This vehicle can contain and/or eradicate a major fire quickly.

The contributions to date are $15,318 or 20% of goal.

To donate to this campaign, you can make a contribution directly to the FGFD Mini-Pumper fund at Regions Bank or the FGFD website at  www.fairfieldfire.org.

FaceBook page:  Fairfield Glade Fire Department

The FGFD is a 501(c) 3 and ALL donations are tax deductible.

Dance Club always can add new members

The New Generation Dance Club is looking for new members.

The Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9 P.M.

Their club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.  If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.

Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with your seating and meal preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three-course meal selection.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a long-time resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend our next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, October 11, 2016.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]

Kayak Connection 

Happy summer to the lake lovers of FFG. Don’t let the August dog-days keep you inside. Join us on Saturday mornings. We start paddling at 8 am. Remember to bring your lifevest, sunblock, water, and hat. For further information, contact 484-6149.

Aug 20 Lk Malvern

Aug 27 Lk Glastowbury

Sept 3  Lk Pomeroy

Sept 10 Lk Dartmoor (beach)

 PPCUG to meet

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) has instituted a number of changes in our meetings beginning with April. First, our summer meeting time schedule is 6 to 8 P.M.

Next, the meetings will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.

The format of the meeting has changed also. The program (detailed below) will begin at 6 P.M. The Q &A session with our experts follows the program at approximately 7 P.M.

The Plateau PC Users Group will feature a presentation by Margo Brown, Adult Services Librarian.  She will present a live demonstration of online services, especially the Regional E-book and Audio Download System (R.E.A.D.S.). Both digital audio books and e-book services can be downloaded for Kindle, android and other digital devices. Digital books can be enjoyed at leisure in your home, your work, or when you travel.

With Tennessee Electronic Library (TEL) you can find articles from magazine, journals, reference books and newspapers.

Digital Access to Art Circle Public Library is free with a library card log-in.

An informational booklet will be given to all attendees at the meeting.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome.

Please note that starting in May, a $3 guest fee is being 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 www.ppcuginc.com or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151  (9 AM-9 PM, only please).

New England event set

Join your New England “neighbors” for another fun-filled evening, Sept. 26,  (5-9 P.M.).

To get on our distribution list, contact us by Email: [email protected], or Call: Jim/Pat at 931-456-1020 or Donat/Terry at  931-287-0312

Complete details of the event will be announced soon.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting slated

At the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club they will be reviewing and discussing shots of “Cumberland County Flora and Fauna”.

Members will bring shots to share and discuss.  The Photography Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group and will meet on Thursday, August 18th at the Fairfield Glade

Library, Room C, at 1 P.M.  All members of the PPCUG are welcome and guests/prospective members may attend all PPCUG meetings for a $3 fee. For questions, call Ed Thornblade at 456-6020.”

Quilt Guild invites all

The public is invited to join The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild members, as they travel by Chartered Bus, to see the last American Quilter Society (AQS) Quilt Show at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Convention Center on Wednesday September 14th.

While there, you will view many beautiful quilts and be able to visit over 70 vendors. Everything will be at your fingertips, like the latest and greatest tools, material, notions, and so much more.

It will inspire you to get started on your heirloom quilt. Whether you’re a beginner or have been quilting for years, or if you just want a day trip to view the beautiful quilts, then this trip is for you.

Everyone needs to arrive at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds Community Complex parking lot (Livingston Road) by 6:45 A.M. on Wednesday September 14th, and begin to board the bus. The Bus will leave the parking lot promptly at 7.

They will have a full and wonderful day at the show, and then they will board the bus for their return. During their ride home, they will be stopping for supper at a restaurant. You will be returned to the Cumberland County Fairgrounds Community Complex parking lot at 7. The cost is $25 per person for the bus (non-guild members) and the admission fee to the show is $14 per person.

Please contact Dee Martinez @ 931-484-5965 for your reservations and payment arrangements as soon as possible as seating will be on a first come basis.

Lake Canterbury Annual Regatta slated

Saturday, September 10th is the date for the annual Lake Canterbury Regatta.

The event will begin with boats gathering at the dam at 4 p.m.

After a lake cruise, boats will tie up at the dock of Steve and Tove Thomas.

Creative decorating is encouraged with this year’s theme, State of Mind.

Bring hors d’oeuvres to share and beverages of your choice.  Hot dogs will be provided.

Detailed information will be included in flyers distributed later in July

Attention all Ladies

You won’t want to miss the August 18th Christian Women’s Connection luncheon at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade.

They will be stepping back in time for a Roaring 20s extravaganza featuring Jazz and Blues from the 1920s.

Their speaker and music entertainer will be Tempe Brown.  She is a former nightclub comedian and singer.  She will be talking to us about “Putting the Puzzle of Life Together Without  the Lid.”

Doors will open at 11 A.M. with lunch and program from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Dig out your bling and join them for a fun and uplifting time!

Make reservations by calling Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Dance Club inviting all

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5- 30 P.M. with dinner served at 6:30 P.M. and dancing continuing until 9 P.M.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

The dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761.

Fashion Show Coming 

The Fairfield Glade Community Church Women’s Fellowship will be presenting: Fall Into Fashion Show on Wednesday, September 14th. Doors open at 9:30 A.M. Mark your calendars.

This year’s fashions will be represented from The Threads of Hope Thrift Store. Fairfield Glade has never seen a show like this before. Be the first to witness our “born-again” creations. An Accessory Boutique will display items for sale. You may bring your own outfits, in order to coordinate some BLING.

There will be door prizes, snacks, affordable designer fashions, and FUN. For more info. please contact FFGCC at 484-7412 or Women’s Fellowship President, Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Threads of Hope Thrift Store, LuAnn Patterson at 707-3463.

Glade Treasure Hunt set

The 2016 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for September 23.

This has always been a fun time for those who enjoy puzzle solving, figuring out clues or just having a good time.

The treasure hunt is limited to 20 cars with a maximum of four people per vehicle.

Participants will gather at the Discovery Center at 5 P.M. the day of the hunt.

The cost is $10 per person. For more infocall-  Norma at 931- 787- 2691. or Terry at 931- 787- 0467.

Make checks payable to Terry Renaud and mail to 653 Catoosa Blvd, FFG, TN, 38558.

All names and monies must be received no later than 8/24.

Crafters for Mission

Fairfield Glade United Methodist Crafters meet for fellowship and to create crafts for a craft sale in October.

Proceeds from the sale shall be used to finance mission projects in Cumberland County as voted on by members. Participation is open to anyone who is interested in crafts.  Bring your talent to make sewn items, floral arrangements, jewelry, wooden or other small crafted items, and food mixes.

Items are also made by knitting, crocheting and needle work.  Materials used are donated or purchased by group leaders.

Meetings are 9 A.M. to noon each Tuesday from February through October. at church located at 231 Westchester Dr. Call Shirley at 931-484-9611 for more information.

Glade Neighbors & Newcomers celebrate 30 years and counting

Neighbor’s and Newcomer’s of Cumberland County is a fun and friendly club for any lady in the county.

They meet the fourth Thurs. in the month and the meeting places vary.  Our motto is  “Meet a Stranger, Make a friend” and they also try to live up to being the friendliest club on the plateau.

So watch for the announcement for the September 22nd meeting.

The club was started over 30 years ago, 1983, by 23 women who were then members of Welcome Wagon.  They wanted to remain an organized group, as well as meet others in the area.

They also wanted to be involved in the community.  In less than a year they had developed a Constitution and By-Laws, grown to over 100 members and elected officers.

Early community involved included:  Art Circle Library; Kids on the Rise; Good Samaritans; Battered Women’s Program; Hospice; providing Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets.

They continue to provide services to several programs in the area.

This year we donated to: Focus, Honor Air, Cumberland County Playhouse, Avalon Center, Crossville Mission Bible Training Center, House of Hope, Kids on the Rise, C.C. Vet Assistance Program and the Youth Achievement Program.

They continue the Thanksgiving and Christmas Baskets and also provide gifts for several families in the region.

If you have not yet joined their organization they would like to invite you to visit them. Meetings are from September to May.

Dues are $13 and lunch is $14. They always have either entertainment or a speaker from the area.  Hope to see you soon!

[email protected] .  We hope to see you in August.

MERICAN RED CROSS is sponsoring  THE FAIRFIELD GLADE BLOOD DRIVE on 7/8/16 from 9:00AM-3:00PM

LOCATION: The FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH –FELLOWSHIP HALL .

308 Town Centre Drive

Fairfield Glade, Tn. 38571

931-484-6927

 

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet June 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, June 14 at 6- 30 pm.  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.

The Cumberland County Republican Party’s Annual Reagan Day Dinner will be held Saturday, June 4 at 6- 00 at the Cumberland County Community Complex. A ribeye steak dinner will be served with delicious sides and desserts. The keynote speaker this year will be Congressman Diane Black. Tickets are only $30 per person or a table of 8 can be purchased for $200. Tickets may be purchased by calling 931- 456- 4414, or at the door. All proceeds benefit our local Republican Party.

 

Fellowship Baptist Presents “Strings of Praise Concert”

All area gospel music lovers are invited to join us on Saturday, June 4 at 6- 00 (CST) as Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, presents our second annual Strings of Praise Concert. This free concert is being held in our church sanctuary.

Well known local musicians Bob Bourne, Mike Garret and Dick Walter will be joined by Butch Butler (professional steel guitarist) and Joe Wihitten (piano), both from Alabama.

We will be blessed with music from the following stringed insturments-  a steel guitar, an acoustic guitar, a violin, an autoharp,  a bass guitar, a mandolin, a psaltry and a piano. We hope to see you there.  No reservations, no cost, just blessings galore. Please join us and bring a friend or neighbor with you.

Fellowship Baptist is located off of Peavine Road, half way between and across the road from The custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane. Questions, call the church office at 931-456-2525.