Vista Gatherings – August 27, 2013

Light N’ Lively Dance set for Sept. 13

Light “N” Lively Dance Club will kick off the 2013-14th season on Friday Sept. 13.

Friday the 13th — what better day to begin the new season. The theme will be  “Dancing with the Stars” of Fairfield Glade. The music will be presented by D J Garrison. The evening is a black tie event for all who wish to dress for the occasion.

Dancing will begin at 7 P.M. at the Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Dr.

Music will last until 10 P.M. Members welcome time share guests  and residents from the area  to come and enjoy a relax filled evening of music, dance and friendship.

The cost is $10 a couple or $5 for a single. This is a BYOD event, water and ice are provided. Dessert and coffee will be served. The host couples for the evening are Jim and Jenny Lamb (484-5991) and Ken and Grace Schrader (456-0777). Please call if you have any questions.


‘SAM’ plans outing.

The ‘SAM’ (Single Adult Ministries) sponsored by Fellowship Baptist Church of Fairfield Glade, is planning an outing to The Plateau Discovery Gardens on Hwy 70 North on Tuesday, August 27 to enjoy the Master Gardeners’ Fifth Annual Fall Festival. Admission is Free.

SAM’s will carpool from the parking lot of Fellowship Baptist Church in FFG at 10 A.M.

For singles living in Crossville, they will stop at the parking lot in front of Tractor Supply (in the Kroger’s mall) at 10:30 for anyone wanting to ride with or follow.  They plan to either eat lunch while at the Discovery Gardens or pick another place to eat around noon (it will be the majority’s choice.)

Who qualifies as a ‘SAM?’  Anyone single (widowed, divorced, never married), at least 25 years old and not in a ‘living-together relationship’. Church affiliation is not required.

Any questions, call Sharon at 931-456-0634 or Emily at 931-456-1409.


Fashions from “Yesterday and Today” slated

What a theme!  What a thrill to see models in fashions from “YESTERDAY” and “TODAY!”   The Fairfield Glade Community Church Women’s Fellowship invites you to attend their exciting fashion show on Sept. 18.

The morning will start at 9:30 A.M. when the doors open, followed by a complimentary mini-brunch. The style show begins at 10 A.M.

There will be lovely music throughout the show.  Random drawing door prizes will be awarded.  You’ll love the trip down memory lane as models show off some of the styles from decade(s) ago that mom, grandmom, or great-grandmomused to wear.

But that’s not all!  Fast forward to today – to Autumn– and pick your favorite fashion-forward outfit.

Belk of Turkey Creek is dressing models in luncheon, cruise, and party attire.

The optional donation – $5 at the door to support local missions.  For more information – call Judie Kleinfelt at 456-1568.


The Elks offering meat loaf comfort meal

The Elks Lodge will serve a Meatloaf Comfort Meal on Sept. 6 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Lodge on 1145 Genesis Rd.

The cost will be $8 per person and the menu includes: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggie and dessert.

If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details at 484-0150.

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


Mark your calendars!  

Fairfield Glade Crafters are holding their Annual Fall and Christmas sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-19.

Come visit and pick a few items to decorate your home or gifts for the holiday season. The sale will be held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on 231 Westchester Drive.


Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Luncheon set

Whoops!  There was an error in the website address for making reservations for the Sept. 4  meeting of the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club.

Reservations may be made on Wednesday, August 28, between the hours of 8 and 10 A.M. by calling 210-0067 or emailing:  [email protected]

Please note this new email address which is solely for making luncheon reservations.


Ramsey to discuss planning financially

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 22 at 6 P.M., Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University 9-week course that teaches God’s way of handling money will be held at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 130 Towne Centre Way.

This isn’t your typical “money class.”  Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining and fun!

Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or you’re a millionaire, FPU has something for you.  FPU is based on more than 800 verses of Scripture and is a proven plan that will work for you.

These classes can show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more.

There is a $100 cost for the course, but limited scholarships and payment options are available.

To sign up for the course, please contact the church at 484-6927.

For questions about the course itself, please contact Phil Gover @ 200-6096.


Time for Paws looking for items for store

A Time 4 Paws No Kill animal welfare organization is looking for lightly used items such as household electronics, clothing, furniture, toys, sports/health equipment etc., to be donated for their new thrift store opening Sept. 23.

All donations are tax deductible and may be dropped off at 463 Old Jamestown Hwy (Adoption Center) until further notice and 100% of profits benefit their animals and their many programs.

Volunteers are welcome. Call 456-6906 for large item pick-up. Visit  for more info.


Is Someone you care for affected by mental illness?

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M., beginning on Sept. 18 and ending on Nov. 6.

With Hope in Mind is support and education for family members and friends who have a loved one with bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and/or other disorders.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Cumberland Plateau that provides the practical and emotional support you need as a caretaker of someone with a mental illness or disorder.

To register call John and Denise Ranger at (931) 707-0283


It’s Deer Season for Young Artists 

There will be a series of three drawing classes at the Shanks Center, Tuesday Sept. 10, Thursday Sept. 12, Tuesday Sept. 17. Instructor Ralph Hofknecht.

Cost each class $15. Register: 931-787-1936 or on location 140 N. Main Street, Crossville TN.


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.


Kinseekers to meet

The next meeting for the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5,  at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

At their 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


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, Oct. 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.


Cumberland County Republican Party to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting on Aug. 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.


Picnic is planned

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


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


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!