Vista Gatherings – August 20, 2013

Woodland Property owners picnic set

A potluck social for Woodland Townhomes Homeowners owners and tenants will be held Sunday, August 25 from 2 to 4 P.M. at Robin Hood Park.

Soda and water  will be provided.  Bring your own place settings and a dish to pass. Please rsvp at 484-7918.

A brief Board of Directors meeting will follow the picnic.


Last call for the New York Annual Picnic

If you haven’t registered to attend the New York State picnic, you’re going to miss out on “one heck of a party”. Last day to sign up is Monday, August 26.

It’s going to be an “Italian Festival” theme with all kinds of great food, music by Frank Saxton,  a renowned entertainer throughout the USA, along with many prizes.

For last minute info, or a registration form, call Tom or Eileen Covino at 931-707-9314.

Don’t do like some did last year and say, “I should’ve called,” after hearing what a great time everyone had.


Learn to Square Dance

Johnny Chambers of Sparta, TN, will give square dance lessons at the Grandview Community Center on Hwy 68 beginning Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 P.M. EST. First lesson free. Following lessons $4 each.

Come singles and couples and meet other nice people. Square dancing is great for the mind and body.

For more info please call Barbara at 423-365-2504 or Shirley at 423-365-6825.


Senior Athletes – Look!

It’s  time to get ready for the 33rd Annual  Upper Cumberland District Tennessee Senior Olympics,  providing  active seniors 50+, in good health, a special event which combines a wide range of competitive activities. The activities include Golf, Tennis, Shuffle Board, Bowling, Pickle Ball, Soft Ball, Swimming, Basketball, Horseshoes and Track & Field.

There are ten districts across the state holding events in the fall with all participating athletes advancing to the State Finals in each group, then to the Nationals.  Deadline to enter is this Thursday, August 22nd.  The Olympics are set for Sept. 5- September 18.

For more information  go to the web site for rules, regulations, events, registration, entry forms and fees.

Entry forms can also be picked up at Fair Park Senior Center 1433 Livingston Rd Crossville TN, 931-484-7416.


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.


Kinseekers to meet

The next meeting for the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, September 5,  at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade. At our next meeting Holly Clark will give a presentation on COURT RECORDS.

The meetings are open to all who are interested in genealogy. The Kinseekers meet only once a month, the first Thursday of every month. For more information please feel free to contact Erin at 931-456-8367


Elks hosting Fish Fry

The Elks Lodge is going strong with their famous Fish Fry 4 to 7 P.M. For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert.

For the non-fish lover, they offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price, children under 3 years eat free.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests. If you would like additional information please call the Lodge at 931-484-0150. They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12 to 9 P.M., Monday through Saturday.

Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.


Wags and Whiskers golf outing slated

The 10th annual Sally Schrader Golf Outing to benefit Wags And Whiskers will be played on the Crag course at Heatherhurst on Saturday, October 19.

Please help Wags And Whiskers raise funds to continue mission to reduce the intake rate of unwanted cats and dogs in our community. WAW provides spay/neuter education, facilitation and financial aid. WAW’s goal is to facilitate 1,210 surgeries in 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.).

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.


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.


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 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  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.


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 Fairgroundse. For more info call 931-456-8590.


Photo contest scheduled

The Cumberland County Master Gardeners are planning another photo contest April 25, 26 and 27, 2014 during their Spring Flower and Garden Show.  Photos can be submitted under two categories: from any state of Tennessee Park or one of three UT Gardens located at Knoxville, Jackson or Crossville cash prizes will be offered for first, second and third place in both categories. There will be one cash prize for people’s choice.

Now is the perfect time for you to visit the gardens at the Plateau Discovery Gardens, at the UT Plateau Ag Research and Education Center on US 70N (6 miles west of Crossville) to take your photos for next year’s contest.

A perfect day would be August 27 during the Fall Gardeners Festival.

So, come to the Plateau Discovery Gardens on August 27 9 A.M.- 4 P.M. and bring your camera!