Vista Gatherings – August 7, 2012

Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at theFairfield Glade Resident Services in the Elk Valley Health Services Building located at 7014 Peavine Road on August 20 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.

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


Free moving and fixins’

Everyone is invited to a FREE Popcorn, Lemonade & Movie Night, Friday, August 24, at 7 P.M. p.m. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center, 128 Stonehenge Dr.

The movie “COURAGEOUS”  will be presented by the Fairfield Glade Community Church as a gift to the community.

Please call 707-0347 and ask for Linda to reserve your seats if you have more than two in your party or if you need more information.


Meeting set for Thursday

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will hold its regular monthly meeting Thursday, August 9 at 5 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters.

They have two large events in October and we need to start planning for them now. Please try to come and bring a friend. Also, remember to bring canned goods for the Veteran’s Pantry.


Annual ice cream social

“I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!”  Remember that old childhood chant?

Well, you don’t have to scream … just come to the Fellowship Baptist Church’s Annual Ice Cream Social on Saturday, August 18.

The fun starts at 5 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall at 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, and everyone in the area is invited.

This is a ‘Make-Your-Own-Creation’ event, so, come hungry, stay to play and leave satisfied.

Bring your favorite games with you, ‘cause, after everyone’s has eaten their fill, they’ll be playing games like Dominos and Hand and Foot, and whatever else is brought.

There’s no charge, but, we will have a donation box to help offset the cost of the goodies.  They would, however, appreciate knowing how many are coming … (don’t want to run out of ice cream, syrup or whipped toppings!), so, please call 931 456-2525 and give them a head count.


One Step Beyond plans outdoor dinner

One Step Beyond will be going to Druid Hills Country Club on Tuesday, August 14, at 4 P.M. for an outdoor dinner on the patio.

Brats, hot dogs and hamburgers will be available and separate checks will be given.

Reservations are required and called into Carolyn Oshry at 788-1155 no later than Thursday, August 9.  This will be a casual get-together where you will see your friends and meet new ones.


Huldah to Speak at Tea Party Meeting 

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Palace Theater, Tuesday, August 14 at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30 P.M.). Seating limited to first 300 people.

Guest speaker will be the renowned Publius Huldah, a retired litigation attorney and former JAG lawyer who now lives in Tennessee.

Before getting a law degree, Ms. Huldah got a degree in philosophy where she specialized in political philosophy and epistemology (theories of knowledge).

Ms Huldah now writes extensively on the United States Constitution, using the Federalist Papers to prove its original meaning and intent. She shows how the People can, by learning our founding principles themselves, restore our Constitutional Republic.

Ms Huldah is a knowledgeable expert on the Constitution and has written recent articles on Nullification, Obama’s eligibility and numerous other subjects of interest to conservative small-government citizens. It is expected her talk will be educational and entertaining.

The Cumberland County Tea Party is not part of any political party and no dues are collected.  It is a diverse movement of like-minded citizens who believe in limited government as ordained in the Constitution of the United States, particularly the First and Second Amendments.

Its purpose is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow Citizens to secure policies consistent with our core values of  fiscal responsibility and free markets.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to


Elks “All-you-can-eat” Fish Fry is this Friday

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on August 10 from 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, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8-years and younger are half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God. If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated. They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are noon to 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Lake Canterbury Regatta set for Aug. 25

The Lake Canterbury 27th annual Regatta is scheduled for August 25. Save the date! The theme for this year is “As You Wish,” with lots of opportunity for participants to be creative.

Boats with friends, neighbors, family and plenty of noisemakers meet at the boat ramp/dam at 4 P.M.

Neighbors without boats are also welcome to catch a ride. After a tour of the lake they will all pull up to David and Joanie Boggan’s dock at 45 Overlook Circle (look for the greenhouse).

Bring hors d’oeuvres to share. Please bring your own tableware. BYOB. For more information you can contact the Boggan’s at 865-310-1666.


PPCUG meets Aug. 20

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday August 20 at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville.

The program topic is: “Alternatives to Microsoft Office.”

There are several alternatives available to use instead of Microsoft Office. These alternative programs are free with some exceptions. Carl Nordeen will discuss their compatibility with Microsoft Office files, their ability to open and edit files, and some limitations.

Most “Office” users will find that these programs are much easier to use than Office 2007 or Office 2010 as they have the “old” Office menus.

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 (speaker) beginning at 7 P.M.

The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.  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).


Korean War vets to meet picnic-style

The Korean War Veterans will meet at noon on August 8, at St. George Marina for a picnic featured pulled pork or BBQ chicken, including all the Fixins’.

Cost is $7 per person and Plateau Members and guests, including wives and family, are urged to attend for a strictly social gathering — no speeches or formalities, just camaraderie and a good time.

For driving directions or other information, please feel free to contact Commander Bob at 931-484-8798.


Hymnsmen in concert

On Sunday, August 12,  at 6 P.M. the Hymnsmen Quartet and their band will share gospel music in concert at Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, in Fairfield Glade.

There aren’t very many musical groups around that still have band accompaniment and can claim over 50 years in existence.

The current younger group is carrying on the tradition of solid, scriptural Southern Gospel Music.

Admission is free and a Love Offering will be taken. Come and bring a friend. Questions? Call the church at 931-456-2525.


Church hosting CARE training for Alzheimer’s

The Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church is hosting an Alzheimer’s CARE training workshop on August 2 at 4 P.M.

To RSVP call 931-707-5595.

Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias CARE program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to:

· Manage behaviors.

· Encourage engagement.

· Care for themselves while caring for their loved one.


Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club Picnic scheduled

The Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club picnic will be held at St. George Marina from 4 to 7:30 P.M. on Friday, August 24.

There will be a catered meal, snacks, music and dancing, BYOB. Cost is $10 a person.

Light ‘N’ Lively meets the fourth Friday of the month, September-May. Annual membership dues are $50 a couple.

Current members will receive a $5 a couple discount if dues are paid before or at the picnic. First time members will pay 1/2 price dues if paid by the picnic.

For picnic/membership reservation, mail check by August 18 to Frank Radwick, 167 Pineridge Loop, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Please make checks payable to Light ‘N’ Lively. Any questions call Frank at 931-456-2931.

The club is open to all who enjoy a social evening full of music.


Got Bikes to spare? 

GOT BIKES? If you have a bike or bikes taking up space and gathering dust in your storage area or garage, and would like to donate them to a worthwhile cause, there is an answer — Community Bike Outreach (CBO).

CBO provides (free of charge) refurbished bicycles to children, teens, and adults of low income families for practical, cost-efficient transportation, to promote good health and provide affordable recreation.

CBO is also willing to provide classes in bicycle maintenance and bicycle safety, on request. If you would like to donate a bike (or bikes), bike parts, bike or general mechanic’s tools, please contact Tm Shally at 931-210-8180.

If you would like more information concerning the ministry, please let Shally know and he will send you an information sheet, or you can visit the central organization’s website at


CCIL hosting event

Cumberland County Imagination Library (CC – IL) is hosting a registration and awareness event at the Fairfield Glade Village Green mall on August 16, 17, and 18.

rovided by The Tradewinds, featuring Oldies, Blues and Classic Country starting at 6 P.M.

Admission is FREE. There will be a donation BOOT and all donations are greatly appreciated. The cost for a complete meal is only $6, or, you can buy individual snack-bar items.

Have questions or want to make a donation, call Tony at 931-265-0203.


No meeting for County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

Due to the 127 Yard Sale, during the first week of  August, there will be no Business Meeting for the Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

The Wednesday, August 15 Sew In and the Wednesday, September 19 Sew In will be “Come and Learn Stack ‘n Whack” with Lois Miller.

Please  pre- register early for this class as there will be a supply list and instructions.  For more information and pre-registrations, contact Wynnell Busch @ 931-456-2673.

Homesteads Apple Festival Seeks Artists, Craftsmen, Authors 

The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association (CHTA) is seeking vendors for this year’s Apple Festival which will take place on September 22 and 23 on the grounds of the Tower Museum located at the junction of Highways 127 S and 68 just south of Crossville.

This two-day festival draws visitors from across the region and paid attendance is generally in the 7,000 range.

In addition to the many vendors, the festival features live music, a variety of foods including beans and cornbread, BBQ pork, hotdogs and hamburgers, fried pies, and specialty items.

Outdoor spaces are 12 x 12 feet and cost $40 for the weekend. Author’s works must be original and craft items must be handmade by the exhibitor —resale items are not permitted.

Those interested are invited to download an application from the CHTA website at or call 931- 456-5699 to obtain an application by mail. The deadline to submit an application is August 31.


Golf event slated

The United Fund of Cumberland County will hold its third Annual Golf Tournament on August 25 at Dorchester Golf Course.

The four-person  scramble  begins at 1:30 P.M. with a shot-gun start.

One of the unique features of this fun golf tournament is with the $240 entry fee  you receive a Mulligan package which includes string, forward tee and a throw.

There are prizes for the top three teams and  lots of door prizes.  The afternoon concludes with a great hamburger cookout provided by partner agency the Cumberland County Rescue Squad.

Committee members for the event are: Mary Waldo, Charlie Iannucci, Earnie Brown, Bobby Kington and Randy Speich  of CoLinx and Jason Sitton of First Bank Mortgage.

Last year the tournament raised $3,500 and this year the committee is hopeful even more money will be raised. For a donation of $50 you can be a Hole Sponsor or you may donate items to be given as door prizes.

This benefit golf tournament will enable the United Fund to provide much needed funds for 37 non-profits here within our community.

For more information please call Holly @ 931-484-4082.


Lifetime Learning Project holds Friday Classes

Friday’s classes are last but not least for the Lifetime Learning Project as Marilyn Garlick continues to bring “Snapshots of Interesting and Useful Information.”

Her classes begin Sept. 7 with a presentation by John Wigington “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”; Sept. 14 — David Shippert, Atty.  “Basic Primer on Wills and Probate”; Sept. 21 — Ed LeGrand “Enjoying Tennessee Birds” ; and Sept. 28 — Susie Randleman, “Welcome to Crossville’s New Library.”

All classes are from 9 to 10 A.M. except David Shippert’s class which is 9 to 10:30 A.M.

Do you have a desire to learn to sketch?  Make plans to attend “Basic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (pencil sketching)” by Larry Harrington. His classes will be Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26 from 9 to 10 A.M.  Class limit: 20. Participants will need to purchase some supplies found listed in the Lifetime Learning Brochure available in the churches and various other locations.

Marilyn Garlick is offering a “Field Trip to Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill” on Oct. 5 at 9 A.M.  Class limit: 25. This 1887 building tells the story of the many facets of the community of Pleasant Hill.  Participants are asked to meet at the museum.

If you have had a desire to begin “Stamping” or to broaden your knowledge of this art, then plan to take this class Sept. 21 or Oct. 5 from 1 to 3:30 P.M. where you will learn all levels and techniques of card-making.  Take home three beautiful cards.  Class limit:12. Extra fee: $5.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for registration on Aug. 7 from 1 to 2 P.M. at the Community and Conference Center. Pick up your bright yellow brochure now and choose your classes.


19th Annual Ohio Picnic set August 25

All former Ohio residents, spouses and guests, please mark the above date on your calendar and get ready for a day of fun. The 19th annual Ohio picnic is about ready to roll!

There will be a change of venue this year, as the St. George Marina Pavilion was already booked. The new location will be the Robinhood Park Pavilion.

The designated charity will again be the House of Hope.

The day will begin with the traditional golf scramble at Heatherhurst Golf Course.  They have 10 tee times beginning at 8:57 A.M. on the Crag course. You can select your own team or they will do it for you.

Entry fee for the scramble will be $3 per person. (Add it to your picnic fee.) Pay your green fees at the pro shop on August 25. The picnic will begin at 4:30 P.M. with a BYOB social hour.

The committee will provide chips and pretzels for snacks. At 5:30 P.M. there will again be a catered meal. The meal and cost will be firmed up later and revealed in future announcements along with the registration form.

From 4:30 to approximately 7:30, they will have a variety of games and activities to keep busy.


MahJongg Tournament

The third annual MahJongg Tournament will be held on August 18, in the Multipurpose building at Fairfield Glade.

Cost is $25 for lunch and prizes. For more information call Jo Ann Strauss at 931-484-8939. It begins at 9 A.M.


Concert scheduled

The Cumberland County Community Band and Chorus will hold its second Annual Veterans Benefit Concert.

The concert will be Thursday November 8, at 7 P.M., at Stone Memorial High School.

All donations received at the door will be benefit the Cumberland County Veterans Emergency Fund.



Barns, Berries & Back Roads at FOL event

Do you have a sense of adventure? Do you enjoy curling up with a spellbinding thriller never wanting it to end because it’s that good? If so, you’ll want to join in on Wednesday, October 17,  for a fun-filled day with Friends of the Art Circle Library — their first “spellbinding thriller” of a Mystery Tour.

Travel on board a deluxe motorcoach with snacks and goodies on board and a “Meat-and-Three” lunch to die for!

If they tell you anymore, you’ll probably guess where they are going, and there goes all the fun – right down the drain. What they can tell you, though, is to be comfortable and wear your walking shoes, although you won’t be doing much walking. It’s OK to bring your ballet slippers if you like. Or you can just take your shoes off when the time comes… maybe.

The group will be leaving pretty early in the morning, but we’ll get you back to Crossville no later than 6 to 6:30 P.M.

You’ll want to bring your camera along for this one.

The cost is $69 per person — $5 of which goes back to the “Friends of the Library,”

For reservations and details, please call Elaine Johnston at 931-484-8228.