Vista Gatherings – December 8, 2015

Wags and Whiskers Receives Grants

Wags and Whiskers Spay/Neuter Advocates is pleased to announce that they have recently received two grants in support of their low-cost spay/neuter program.  The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has granted $5,000 and the Bernice Barbour Foundation has granted $4,000 for provision of low-cost spay/neuter in our community. President, Jackie Baker said “…these grants will help sustain our program over the winter and in to spring. And also important is that these grants validate our mission and the way that we accomplish it.”  Wags and Whiskers has helped to “fix” over 9,900 dogs and cats so far.  For more information, check out their website at www.wawpr.org .

Membership open for the Glade’s New Generation Dance Club

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 P.M. with dinner served at 6:30 P.M. and dancing continuing until 9:30 P.M.

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend their next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, December 8.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.  If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.  Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with your seating preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three course meal selections.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]

Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild to meet Dec. 11

The regular meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, Dec. 11 at 9 A.M. in the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

This month’s meeting is the  Installation of the 2016 Guild Officers. Afterwards, those Guild Members who made prior reservations will be treated to delectable delights at the annual Fantastic Christmas Party. The entertainment this year will be the local clogging group – Sweet-T’s. Those attending are reminded to bring non-perishable canned foods to be collected and donated to the local food bank for  Holiday distribution.

The Fantastic Quilt Guild is an open community of women who pursue their love of the art through member education, community service/outreach, and social camaraderie. Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities.

Moonlighters Celebrate on New Year’s Eve

The Moonlighters’ Dance Club will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center.

The public is invited to join the group for a festive evening.  The party will be from 8:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M.

The City Lites Band will be providing a variety of music for you dancing and listening pleasure.  You are asked to bring an appetizer and BYOB.  Ice, water, party favors and a midnight champagne toast will be provided.

All tables will seat eight.  Guest couples $50, Individuals $25.

If you would like to reserve an entire table, please send checks together.

Make check(s) payable to the Moonlighters’ Dance Club and send to:

If you need any further information, please email [email protected] or call 423/468-0986. Gail Moon, 32 Stonewood Circle, FFG.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting slated

On Thursday, Dec. 17, the Plateau Photography Club will meet at its usual time, 1 P.M.

The meeting will be in Room C of the Fairfield Glade Library Building.  Members will show off their skills in photographing “Mouth Watering Food”.  Can photos of food make your “mouth water”?   The Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group.  Guests and visitors may attend all meetings in one month for $3.  For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920

Glade Dog Park Bake Sale set for Dec. 14

This is your chance to pick up some delicious homemade goodies for your friends, yourself and your pets!  The Fairfield Glade Dog Park will look forward to seeing you at the Village Green Mall on Monday, Dec. 14 between the hours of 8 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Celtic Circle Gathering today – Tuesday, Dec. 1

The final Celtic Circle Gathering of 2015 will be on Tuesday, Dec. 1 at 6 P.M. (CDT) at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville (that is half way between Main Street to the East and Peavine Road to the West.)

Their speaker, Steve Rosenstein, The Chairman of the U.S. Branch of the International Military Music Society, will share a short DVD about the Virginia International Tattoo, being held in Norfolk, Virginia on April 24 through 27, 2016.

He will also have handouts and some door-prizes.  In case you haven’t figured it out, these tattoos aren’t ones imprinted on your skin.

Closer to home and right around the corner are: The Playhouse program,’ Irish Christmas in America’ is coming up on Saturday, Dec. 5.  Tickets are on sale now.

At our Gathering on December 1st, we will also be finalizing plans for our First Footing New Year’s Eve Party, and will look ahead to next year, starting with the DAR Genealogy Workshop at the Art Circle Library on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

The theme will be Scotland. Then, the Robert Burns Supper will be held at the Hiaiwatha Meeting Room in Lake Tansi on Saturday, January 23.

For more information, just email [email protected]

All the Celtic Circle Cousins extend our deepest sympathy and prayer to our ‘Clan Leader’ Barbara Thornhill and her family, at the passing of her beloved husband, Rusty, on November 10, 2015.  We knew and loved him, too.

Good Sam taking donationed this month

The Cumberland Good Samaritans trailer will be at Westminster Presbyterian Church at 114 Stonehenge Drive, Fairfield Glade from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. every Friday until Dec.  18 to receive donations for their thrift store.

Donations of clothing, small household goods, books, toys, holiday items, small furniture and small appliances will be accepted.

If you have any questions, call Cumberland Good Samaritans at 484-3225.

One Step Beyond plans luncheon on Dec. 11

December 11, (Friday) l P.M. at Forte’s Restaurant in downtown Crossville, is  the place for the One Step Beyond’s Christmas Luncheon.

This luncheon is a very special yearly event with prizes and gifts for senior singles, widows or widowers or divorced who are over 50 years of age and older.

They meet every other month at a local Crossville/Cookeville area restaurant.  They gather for lunch and enjoy each other’s company.  Mark the time/date/place down on your event calendar, come and bring a friend.

They plan to order from the menu. They need the number of those who plan to attend, so call Ron Hockheiser at 931-210-4393 or Bobbye Leonard 931-707-8607 on or before Dec. 7.

Kinseekers plan a Walk Beyond the Computers at the Archives.

The Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade invite you to join them for our final meeting of 2015 on Thursday, December 3, at  P.M.

Since it is the holiday season, they’ll be having delicious treats to share while they listen to Lonnie Van Trump.  He will give them a verbal tour of the many resources (besides computer for going online to check genealogy sites), that are available at our local Cumberland County Archives and Family Center at 95 East 1st Street, Crossville, TN.

Come with your list of question, frustrations and ‘brick-walls,’ the Archives may have just the resource you need to finally solve your mystery; they’re really good at helping folks with their genealogical and historical challenges.

The Kinseekers meet the 1st Thursday each month in the Fellowship Hall at the Community Church, 529 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade, from 1 to 3:00 (CST).

Use either the office or the back side entrance. If you’ve never attended before, please come the first time as our guest.

At their November Share ‘N Share meeting, the food was plentiful and tasty, the discussion was lively and they welcomed some new kinseekers.  Holly Clark and Gene Stone shared the schedule of speakers and subjects for next year; it sounds interesting and informative, with many talented speakers involved.

They hope you’ll pencil them in to your schedule; they’d love to welcome you on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 1 to 3 P.M.

You don’t have be doing active genealogy to attend,  Any questions, call 931-456-4714 or email [email protected]

Other local sources for genealogy research are: the Celtic Circle that meets the 1st Tuesday of each month at 6 P.M.at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East 1st Street, Crossville, email [email protected]; The Cumberland County Archives and Family Center, 95 1st Street, Crossville, 931-456-2006, they’re open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.; and,the Cumberland County Genealogy Society that meets the 1st and 3rd Monday each month at 6 P.M. at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street, Crossville.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet December 8

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, Dec. 8 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 (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

Glade Garden Club holds Poinsettia sale

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club’s annual Poinsettia Sale is slated for Tuesday, Dec 2 through Friday, Dec. 4, at the Village Green Mall in Fairfield Glade. Sales begin at 9 A.M. and close at 2 P.M. each day.

An extensive range of reds, white, and salmon colored poinsettias are available to decorate homes, churches, and businesses for the holiday season.

The plants are grown by CCHS horticulture students under the direction of agriculture teacher Danny Wilson and sold by the Garden Club on their behalf.

Garden Club members will also be selling a special collection of delicious holiday baked goods.  Members of the public are invited to dress their homes with the colorful plants and celebrate the season with yummy cookies, breads, cakes, and other seasonal specialties.

Proceeds from the sales benefit the CCHS horticulture program and the FFG Garden Club’s scholarship fund. Scholarships are available annually for students interested in careers in agriculture, animal science, and environmental fields.

Matching funds for gold

Its time to clean out that unwanted gold or silver in your jewelry box (yes, those 1⁄2 pair of earrings, too).  Your unwanted gold and silver can help Wags and Whiskers reduce the number of unwanted cats and dogs in our area.

We have an opportunity to get matching funds for donations resulting from your sale of gold or silver at U.S. Standard Gold Buyers in the Crossings Center in Crossville (931-787-1455).

This can be jewelry, coins, sterling service or flatware or yellow dental gold.  If you sell this to them in the week of November 16-21, we will get referral funds from them that will be matched by a donor.  We also ask you to also consider donating all or a part of your sale to us, and this can be any time in November to qualify for the matching funds. Check our website (www.wawpr.org ) for more details about this opportunity to help or call us at 831-788-2201 for more information.  Wags and Whiskers has fixed over 9,700 cats and dogs so far and needs your help to continue this important program.

Old Photographs to be discussed at meeting

At the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club, one of the members, Lowell Griffith, will lead a discussion of old photographs from about 1860 to about 1910.  The “Carte de Visite” or CDV and “Cabinet Cards” will be featured.

Lowell will look at processes used, clothing and other tips to get an approximate date of the photos.  Dig into your closets and old albums to come up with some old photographs and bring them to the meeting.

The Plateau Photography Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group.  Guests are always welcome and for a $3 fee can attend all Club meetings for the month.

This monthly meeting will be at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C, at  P.M. on Thursday, Nov. 19.  For questions, contact Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays seminar 

GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays is a helpful, encouraging seminar for people facing the holidays after a loved one’s death. Please join us on Nov. 15 or Dec. 6 at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, Fairfield Glade.

The seminar features video interviews with counselors, grief experts, and other people who have experienced the holidays after their loved one’s death and who offer practical suggestions and reassurance. These people share honestly about:

• Being prepared for surprising emotions that may hit over the holidays

• What to do about traditions and other coming changes

• How to handle holiday parties and invitations

• How to survive potentially awkward moments with other people

• Where to find comfort, strength, and hope in a seemingly hopeless time

Those who attend will receive a Survival Guide filled with practical tips, encouraging words, journaling ideas, and exercises for daily help through the holiday season.

For more information, email Jane Swanson at [email protected]

Glade Dog Park is in need of donations

TThe Fairfield Glade Dog Park seeks donations for the annual Upcoming Trash & Treasure Sale slated for Saturday, March 19 at the  Fairfield Glade Community Center.

This event is their main fundraiser for the dog  park. They will be collecting items for this sale on the first Saturday in December, January and then expand to every Saturday in February from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M..

You may drop off your donated items at the  Glade Store-N-Lock located on Peavine Road behind Manny & Isabella’s  Restaurant and next to the Dollar Store.

The dog park sign will be visible from Peavine Road and board members will be there to help at Unit #197.

Please note we will not be accepting clothing or or electronic devices but small appliances are fine.  We thank you for your support!

Volunteers needed

The dog days of summer are here and memories and evidence of last winter’s ice storm are no longer as prominent.

Next year’s tax season seems a long way off, but planning has begun for the AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors.

The recent Supreme Court decision keeps the Affordable Healthcare Act in place and therefore, there could be tax consequences for some of our residents for the 2015 tax year.  Tax-Aide services are not limited to seniors; rather all individuals.

On-line self-study modules are also available from November through April.  New volunteers have experienced counselors as training partners and begin their tax preparation work doing basic returns.

You will never have to work alone – as part of the program, every tax return is quality reviewed before it is printed for the client.

If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, volunteers are also needed to help with greeting clients and organizing the paperwork.  For more information about the program or to become part of the team that provides this valuable service, call Ginny at 456-4212.

Bible Study – Part 2 of Fall Class Begins

Register now for the upcoming part 2 of the fall Bible Study Tech class, “Breath-The Life of God in Us” with teacher, Beth Moore.  The study begins on Monday, Nov. 9, from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and continues through Monday, December 14.

Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

Teacher and speaker, Beth Moore, founded Living Proof Ministries in 1994 with the purpose of teaching women how to love and live on God’s Word.

For more info, call Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] or DeBe Wantzloeben, 456-8160, [email protected] to register.

Registration is recommended so that materials will be available. Information is also available at the website:  www.biblestudytech.citymaker.com.

Scholarships available

Students can now sign up to host winter Red Cross blood drives and become eligible for scholarships.

Registration is now open through Nov. 15 to host drives between Dec. 15, 2015, and Jan. 15, 2016.

Students who host a drive can be eligible to win a scholarship up to $2,500

For more information and to register to host a Leaders Save Lives blood drive, visit redcrossblood.org/leaderssavelives.