Vista Gatherings – August 6, 2013

Tea Party to show Film

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Palace Theatre, Crossville, Tuesday, August 13 at 5 P.M. (doors open at 4:30). (Please note the earlier-than-usual 5 P.M. start).

There is no admission charge. All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

They Come to America is a Dennis Michael Lynch documentary that explores the human and financial costs of illegal immigration.  The rhetoric and artificial facts coming from various government sources about the borders being secure, often ignores the damaging affects of amnesty.

Based on what Mr. Lynch has discovered during his travels, an amnesty for 12 to 20 million illegal immigrants will push America over the cliff. He believes we are not being told the truth about border security and the mass unemployment that will result if an amnesty bill is passed. We believe you will leave with the truth when you view this important work.


Korean vets schedule annual picnic

Korean veterans Plateau Chapter #297 will be celebrating their next meeting at the St George Marina — it’s their annual picnic, there will be a short business meeting during the 12-4 slot reserved for the picnic.

Seven bucks gets you in for BBQ pulled pork or baked chicken and all the stuff that goes with it —ladies of the gentlemen are to bring the dessert— and believe me, that’s enough right there. All this takes place Wednesday, August 14.

A sign-up sheet for the visit to Mizkan will be available. This road trip will take us to Mizkan on Interstate Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

No Charge for getting there as we will carpool, it is a one hour presentation in the plant and then we will go to lunch in Crossville.

Mizkan makes vinegar, cooking oils, marinades, mustards, and other cooking needs under its own name and private names. It should be a fun and edicational tour for the girls.


Marathon Pinochle to begin soon – enroll now

Want to meet new people, old friends, and enjoy playing pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for the 2013-2014 season. Play begins in early September and ends next May.

They play single deck with the opening bid of 16, dealer gets stuck at 15.

Games are scheduled monthly (but can be played at any mutually convenient date for you and your opponent).

Each team plays nine games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes.Cost per season is $11 per person, $22 per couple which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes sre awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event will be held on Saturday June 14, 2014 at the St. George pavillion, and will be catered by Fairfield Glade’s own Scarlett’s.

They have a lot of fun, and are always glad to meet and compete with new members. Get yourself a partner(friend,spouse,significant other) and sign up soon.

Send your name(s), address, phone and E-mail contacts and a check made to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvadere Ln, Fairfield Glade,TN 38558.

Any questions? Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or John Moritz at 931-456-2290.


“Cruise-In for a Cause” slated for August 10

Fairfield Glade Food City will be hosting the 2nd Annual “Cruise-In for a Cause” on Saturday, August 10 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.

The Fairfield Glade Food City is located off Peavine Rd at 141 Towne Centre Drive, Crossville, TN 38571.  If you are interested in donating prizes for raffle or have any questions, please contact Rachel or Allen at 931-707-9432.


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. Not just anywhere in the world, but even the moon or stars, or under the oceans.

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)


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 7 at 6:00…MOVIE NIGHT in the Fellowship Hall.  They will be showing a current, Christian, G-rated, family friendly movie, with popcorn and soft drinks. There’s no charge, but, they would like to know you’re coming…don’t want to run out of popcorn!

• 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.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services building located at 7014 Peavine Road on August 5 and 12 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuseor concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions. SHIP/SMPcovers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


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.



Volunteer Coin Club to meet on August 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, August 13 at 6:30 P.M.

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 (931-456-0397) or Franc Conner (931-337-1247) for information.


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.


Light ‘N’ Lively dance

Members and those thinking of joining Light ‘N’ Lively, come and kick off the dance season at their annual picnic.  It will be held Friday, August 9 from 3 to 6:30 P.M. at St. George Marina.

Live music by Dennis Long. The catered dinner is $5 per person. B.Y.O.B. Glasses and ice provided.

Anyone joining at the picnic can so do for $20 per person. Afterwards, regular membership of $25 per person applies.

Please send your picnic reservation check to Frank Radwick, 167 Pineridge Loop, Fairfield Glade, 38558. Make checks payable to Light ‘N’ Lively. Reservations need to be received by August 5.

Light ‘N’ Lively meets the second Friday of each month (September-May) at the Multi Purpose Room from 7 to 10 P.M.

There is no charge to members and non members pay $5 per person. It is a B.Y.O.B. and snacks evening. Host couples provide coffee and dessert.

Any questions, call Jo Ann Alverson, 931-707-7073.


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.


Senior Olympics soon

The Tennessee Senior Olympics are celebrating their 33rd anniversary with 10 districts across the state.

It provides a special event for 50 and older that combines a wide range of competitive activities. Seniors are getting ready for the Olympics, Sept. 5- September 18.

The deadline for entry is August 22. The Tennessee Senior Olympics State Finals are scheduled for June 2014 in Williamson County, TN.

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.


Cumberland County Piecemakers meet Aug. 7

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday August 7,  at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

The Program this month will be “Rulers” presented by Julia of Little Blessings Quilt Shop.

Contact Loraine Harvey at 931-484-8147 for further information on this and upcoming Programs and Workshops. Please visit our website at


Glade New Generation Dance Club event set

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that will next meet Oct. 8 at the Fairfield Glade Community Center.

A a social hour starts at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9:30 P.M.

Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

The club meets four times per year in March, May, October and December on the second Tuesday of these months.

Membership for the first year is $35 per couple or $17.50 per single. After the first year, dues are $10 per person.

For more information, please call Sherry at 931-707-7834.


Fashion show slated

It’s time to mix it up!  Do you remember the fashions mom used to wear?  Want to compare them to the fashions of today?

The Women’s Fellowship of Fairfield Glade Community Church is mixing it up this year with fashions from both years-gone-by and years-to-come at an event on Sept. 18.

Models will be wearing the fashions worn decades ago along with the fashions that are making headlines today.  Yesterday’s outfits are from the back of mom’s (or grandma’s) closet.  Today’s outfits are from Belk of Turkey Creek.

Belk’s will be dressing the models for luncheons, cruises, and parties.

For more information, call Judie Kleinfelt at 456-1568.