Vista Gatherings – August 8, 2017

Glade Quilt Guild to meet on August 18

The regular Membership Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, August 18 at 9 A.M. at the FFG Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade).

After a short Business Meeting, the program this month will feature a Trunk Show by Guild Members and visitors who will be sharing their Favorite Quilted Piece that they have made AND that they still have in their possession … from table runners, to wall hangings, to baby quilts, to bed-sized quilts, and even to wearable quilt-wear.  Whether you are a “newbie” or a “seasoned” quilter, Guild Member, or visitor/guest, everyone who attends this meeting is asked to share in this special “Show and Tell”.

The Fantastic Quilt Guild is a local group of 100 quilters who meet on the third Friday of the month at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, community outreach, and social camaraderie.  They have been meeting since 2002. New members and visitors are always welcome.

New England Picnic slated for October 8

The New England Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Wildwood Stables on Westchester Road. The event will begin at 4 P.M.

Menu for the Picnic will be hot dogs, hamburger, pot luck and Smores. The price is $12 per person and ones should let organizers know what they plan to bring for pot luck (Salad, dessert, appetizers).

There will also be horse shoes, a hayride, corn hole, bonfire and other fun.

Deadline for reservation is Sept. 24. Please make checks out to NE Picnic and send to Barbara Patterson at 151 Malvern Road, Fairfield Glade, 38558. Please incluse your name and address and email along with the orginal city and state you are from.

FOCCAS Fundraiser set

Everyone is invited to join the members of Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter (FOCCAS) for a hotdog fundraiser in the old Ryan’s building parking lot on Friday, August 25th, from 10:30 A.M. to 3 P.M.

For $5, your meal will include a freshly grilled hotdog with fixin’s, a cold drink, chips and dessert. You will have an opportunity to meet FOCCAS members and view the floor plans for the new intake and holding facility that FOCCA is building for the animal shelter. While you are enjoying your hotdog, you may want to learn about volunteer opportunities and how you can help. Every penny earned goes directly to the FOCCAS capital campaign account to fund the construction of a new facility for the Cumberland County Animal Shelter.

PPCUG to discuss Windows 10 and more

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, August 21 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.  Meeting will start at 6 P.M., the summer start time.

The presentation will begin at 6 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts follows the presentation at approximately 7 P.M.

Carl Nordeen will discuss Windows 10 menus and shortcut keys. This version has built-in right click menus and shortcut keys which can give you a multitude of options. In some cases you can run a program as an administrator or you can trouble shoot compatibility.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month.

Please note that a $3 guest fee will be 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 or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151   (9 A.M.-9 P.M., only please).

Dance scheduled

Light ‘N’ LIVELY DANCE CLUB membership drive dance.  Attention members, Fairfield glade residents, Crossville residents, Tansi Residents and Time Share visitors, all are welcome to come and have fun with us at St. George Marina Pavilion on August 11, from 1 to 6:30 P.M.

The cost is $5 per person, bring a picnic dish to share and dance to the music of “Restless Memories Band – Live Classic Oldies.

Hamburgers and Hot Dogs provided along with ice, coffee, and desserts.  It is a BYOB event.  Come have fun with door prizes, dance contests, 50/50 drawings and lots of socializing.

Membership forms will be available or get them from Doris Kotecki at Fairfield Glade Kroger’s.  You don’t have to be a member to come.  Directions:  Peavine Road to the St. George Marina sign turn left if you are going south, or turn left if you are going north.  Then just follow the signs to the Marina. Any questions call Doris Kotecki 931-707-7548.

Photo Editing workshop set for August 10

The photo workshop group will meet Thursday, August 10, at 1 P.M. for their regular monthly meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library Lower Level Room C.

Larry Dove will provide an introduction to Tozaz Studio, the just introduced photo editing application.  We will also have “Ask the experts” .

If you have a photo editing question, bring it to the meeting and “ask the experts”.  A work project has been assigned if you want to try to work on some editing assignments.  Nonmembers are invited to attend for a $3 fee, which entitles you to attend not only the workshop, but also the PC users club and Photography July meetings.

If you have questions or would like the project information sent to you, email the questions or project request to [email protected]

Fairy Gardens Being Featured at CWC

What is a Fairy Garden?  How do you create a Fairy Garden?  What is the purpose of a Fairy Garden?  Has anyone ever seen a ‘’Real Fairy?  Are you curious?

Plan to come to the Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon on Thursday, August 17,  when Erin Clymer of Landscape Solutions, will share her wealth of information about ‘Everything Fairy Gardens’ and more. This will include a DVD presentation. Ladies, whether you believe in make-believe and fairies or not, you will have a wonderful time.

The CWC will be meeting for both the August and the October luncheons in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 208 Towne Center Way. Turn off Peavine Road at the stop light, go past Food City, park on the right side of the church and enter through the covered portico entrance.

In addition to Erin’s fun presentation, you will be blessed by DiAnne Scott’s discussion on “How is it Possible to be Invincible to Life’s Trials?”  DiAnne hails from High Point, North Carolina, plays the organ, teaches Bible Study class and volunteers at her local pregnancy center.  She will give a dramatization of the stress involved in ‘trying to be Everything to Everybody.’  Can anyone relate?

The meal of a large Chef Salad, rolls, dessert and a beverage, will be catered by Beef & Barrel.  The all-inclusive cost is just $12 and reservations are needed by noon on Thursday, August 10.  Call Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Remember, we are charged for all meals ordered; so, if you can’t make it after all, please contact Carolyn by Sunday, August 13, to cancel your reservation, get another lady to take your place or make arrangements to honor it.  Thanks.

CWC, an affiliate of Stonecroft, is non-denominational and church affiliation is not required. All area ladies are welcome.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting Aug. 17

For the August meeting of the Plateau Photography Club, members will bring in “Signs of Summer” shots for review and discussion.

The meeting will be on Thursday, August 17th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.  Members of the PPCUG are welcome and guests may participate for a $3 monthly fee for all PPCUG meetings.

For information, call Ed Thornblade at 456-6020.”

Thrivent Financial will be sponsoring an Action Team service project for: Plateau Pregnancy Services

Plateau Pregnancy Services is an outreach ministry committed to providing whole health education, support to women and men in unplanned pregnancies, as well as healing and recovery from past abortions, abuse, past bad choices and life’s hurts.

We will be teaming up to put together personal care packets and we are asking for your help on the project with donations and or the assembly of the packets.

We will have tables set up at the Craft Fair held at the Four Way on Saturday September 2nd from 10 a.m. to noon to assemble the packets.

If you cannot make it to the Craft Fair you can help by collecting items and dropping at the following sites:

Fair Field Glade Community Center at: 128 Stonehenge Drive in Fair Field Glade

Shepherd of the Hills church at: 1461 Sparta Hwy in Crossville

Plateau Pregnancy Services at: 99 Walker Hill Street in Crossville

Let’s give the clients of Plateau Pregnancy Services a little personal packet of their own and let them know we as a community care about them.

Rally your church and community members to supply either items or volunteers.

Please bring your donations of: Washcloths-bars of soap-razors for women-deodorant-small shampoos and conditioners-toothpaste and toothbrushes-combs

*Keep in mind all the items will be put into a gallon size plastic bag. Additional items they are requesting are larger size diapers, size 3,4 and 5. We will take the packs of diapers and put 6 into a gallon size baggie for their clients to receive along with the personal care bag.

If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions call: Linda Long at 931-287-0300 or Mary Beck at 931-261-2808.

Marathon Pinochle to begin soon

Want to meet new people, old friends, and enjoy playing Pinochle?

Now is the time to enroll for the 2017-2018 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

Games are single deck, with opening bids of 16, dealer stuck at 15.

Games are scheduled to be played monthly until each team has played all others in their “flight”.

There is a game for each month, and schedules can be arranged to play any mutually convenient date. Each team plays 9 games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost              per season is $11 per person,$22 per team which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event was held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, and they look forward to celebrating there again next year.

Get yourself  a partner (friend, spouse, significant other) and sign up ASAP.

Send your name(s), address, phone and e-mail contacts with a check made out to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvidere Ln, Fairfield Glade, Tn  38558.

Any questions? Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or A. Susan Wilson at 815-861-3528.

Learn to Play Bridge 

Learn Bridge in a Day (LBIAD) seminars have been a huge success.  Everyone always has a fun day of bridge.  New friendships and partnerships have been developed as a result of the seminars, and those new players continue to enjoy this fascinating game.

On August 19, Kevin Wilson will present a Learn Bridge in a DayTM seminar at the Fairfield Glade Conference and Community Center.  The seminar is from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. Check-in is 11:30 am. Participants will be introduced to the basics of playing and scoring contract bridge.  Coaches will be on hand to guide in actual play and to answer questions:

This program is designed for those who have never played bridge, but it is also for someone who might have played bridge years ago and would like to be re-introduced to the basics.

Most importantly, it is for anyone looking or an opportunity to meet new people while playing this fun and fascinating game.

Participation in the one-day seminar will include follow-up beginning lessons at no additional charge.  Beginning with the third lesson, there will be a charge of $5 per person.

The follow-up bridge lessons will be held on Mondays from 1 to 3 P.M. or Wednesdays from 9 to 11 A.M. beginning August 21 and 22.

Pre-registration is recommended due to seating availability.  Register by calling 931-260-4442 today to reserve your seat.  The cost is $20.

Check-in time is 11:30 and the seminar begins at Noon.  Your new best friend and partner just might be there waiting to meet you.

The FFG Community Center is located at 128 Stonehenge Dr.  For additional information, call 931-260-4442.

FACS offering classes

These classes will be held in the classroom in the Framing + Art & Crafts Supplies (FACS) store Suite 122 in the Crossville Outlet Mall across from the Dress Barn.

To register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit our website at and use the BUY NOW button beside the appropriate class on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.

Mark your calendar for August 5th from 10 until 12. Barb Pelak will show you how to make a lovely notebook with a stamped cover and coordinated card which can be used as a journal, scrapbook or notebook. I believe she has thrown in another card for you to make, so sign up now for only $15.

Senior Employment Program being offered

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN, 38501.

Program for Seniors

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is 20 hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN. 38501.

UCHRA program invite

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

If you have any questions please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office.

in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville.

Fun, socializing, dancing

The New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.

Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.  Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 to 9 P.M. For more info call 931-287-0097 or email us at [email protected] Come try us out and have fun doing so!