Vista Gatherings – February 10, 2015

Glade Hospice sent to meet on March 2

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be meeting Monday, March 2 at 3 P.M. in the Social Hall of the St. Francis Catholic Church, at 7503 Peavine Road.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcomed to attend to learn about the fund-raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

Please feel free to call Shirley Wilkinson, Membership Chair, (456-0032) with questions or for more information.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raises funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, specifically for the on-going operation of Cumberland House.  Cumberland House is a six suite end-of-life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of ability to pay.

The Monday, March 2 meeting will begin with refreshments at 2:30 P.M. and a business meeting to follow at 3 P.M.

Plans for the upcoming Spring Bake Sale on March 31st at the Village Green Mall will be discussed. Special Note:  The April meeting and New Member Tea will be on April 7th (Tuesday) because of the Easter holiday.

Are You Prepared?

Residents of Fairfield Glade and surrounding areas are cordially invited to participate in our Neighborhood Watch Spring Town Hall Meeting.

The date: Wednesday, March 18th, between 9 A.M. and Noon

The place: The Community Conference Center here in Fairfield Glade off Stonehenge Drive.  Bring your concerns and questions to the forum for answers.

Doors open at 8:00AM for refreshments and valuable information literature.  The theme is “Preparedness” with speakers from Public Safety, The Sheriff’s Department, The American Red Cross, FG Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) & TN Emergency Management Agency, (TEMA)

Garden Club to meet

The focus will be on the “Birds in Your Backyard” at the February 18 FFG Garden Club meeting. Garden Club member and birder, Peggy Flierhl will share her knowledge on bird identification and will offer tips on habitat development to increase the variety of feathered visitors.

The time of the regular monthly meeting has been changed to 1:30p.m. to accommodate Ash Wednesday morning activities. The Garden Club will convene, as usual, in the Fairfield Glade Community Church large meeting room. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 1p.m. for pre-meeting refreshments and camaraderie.

Flierhl’s presentation will be followed by the usual business meeting and announcements, with emphasis on the group’s upcoming plant and bake sales.

Guests are always welcome. More information is available from Karen Dunivan at [email protected] or 287-0621.

Tea Party meeting today

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN on Tuesday, February 10 at 6 p.m.  (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)  All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

Guest speaker will be Casey Cox, Sheriff of Cumberland County, who will be speaking on the Sheriff’s office operations and current crime trends within Cumberland County.  The Sheriff’s office operations will consist of requirements and functions of the Sheriff’s office in which many people are unaware of.  Also, recent changes that have taken place during the current administration.  Current crime trends will consist of crime that is occurring within Cumberland County with tips to protect your family and property.

Bread of Life benefit set

the Bread of Life Rescue Mission’s Benefit Gospel Concert by the Rangers Quartet being held at the Palace Theater on Saturday, February 21st, at 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, please call the Palace Theater at 931-484-6133, Mon – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. or order online at www.palacetheatre.com

Tickets are $12.

If someone is unable to open the PDF file attached, they can go to our website: www.breadofliferescue.org and be sure to look at the “Home” page.  Sometimes the website takes you to the page labeled “About us” first, so you would have to click on the “Home” page tab.

This concert is a fundraiser for The Bread of Life Rescue Mission to expand our present food pantry to provide food boxes and meals to those less fortunate.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet February 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on February 10 Tuesday, at 6:30 pm.

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.

Club schedules Dance

The “Light ‘N’ Lively” Dance Club will celebrate with a Sweetheart’s Ball with a dance on Friday, Feb.13 at the Fairfield Glade Library on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.  They will be dancing to the music of Nick Smith.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M and music will be provided until 10 P.M.

Members welcome time share guests and residents from the area to come and enjoy a relaxing evening of music.  The cost is $10 per couple and $5 for a single.  This is a BYOB event – water and ice are provided.  Dessert and coffee will be served.

The hosts for the evening are Phyllis & Frank Fiedler (456 2490) and Joan Fredricks & George Ambrose (484 1594)

Please call if you have any questions.

Mayor Carey to speak at Korean Vets meeting

If you are looking for some  “Heavyweight” answers, be sure to be at the February meeting of Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, which will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 1 P.M. , at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

Carey will be the guest speaker and intends to cover everything you’ll need to know about Cumberland County, past, present, and future!  Membership will be joined by wives, family and guests—outside guests are more than welcomed.  Please bring your questions.

Other important areas of business to be discussed will be the Spring Fund Raiser-The Rose of Sharon Sale and Trips for our Chapter during this year.

Additional questions, answers, information, and/or driving directions can be handled by calling Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.

Glade Quilters to meet

The regular meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, Feb. 20 at 9 A.M. in the FFG Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

This month’s meeting will feature a Trunk Show and Lecture by Guild Member – Peggy Garwood who has been quilting since 1978.

Peggy primarily does hand appliqué and hand quilting, but emphasizes that all the quilts she has made can be done by machine.

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.

PPCUG meeting set

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday Feb. 16, at the 127 South Senior Center from 3 to 5 P.M.

Bob Willis, our local tax expert, will present his traditional program on using your computer to file your income taxes on-line. He will also give an overview of the tax law changes for 2014. and explain “E-Filing.”

The program will include a live demonstration on how to prepare both Federal and Tennessee Hall tax returns.

This year is the first year to require reporting on health insurance. If you don’t have government or employer provided health insurance, you may be eligible for tax credits, based on your household income, to help pay for your health insurance. There are also penalties for no health insurance, but there are some exceptions in the law that waives the penalties.

The meeting begins with questions/answers.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 4 PM.

The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center.  For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at www.ppcuginc.com or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 AM-9 PM, only please)

Tea Party meets Feb. 16

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN on Tuesday, February 13 at 6 P.M.  All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

Guest speaker will be Casey Cox, Sheriff of Cumberland County, who will be discussing the

Sheriff’s office operations and current crime trends in Cumberland County.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:  www.cumberlandcountyteaparty.net

Spay-Ghetti Fundraiser returns in February

Wags and Whiskers will be hosting a “Spay-Ghetti” Dinner fundraiser throughout February (Lunch or Dinner) at the Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Drive in Crossville.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant and include Genesis’ great spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and a drink.

Proceeds will benefit the Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program (this fundraiser is one of the key events to support this community service which has “fixed” over 9,000 cats and dogs). Tickets are available by calling 931-788-2201 or visiting Happy Hound Realty, Bed and Biscuit Kennel, Cat’s Meow Resale Store or the Duplicate Store.  Check www.wawpr.org for ticket locations and maps.

Plateau Photography Club to meet Feb. 19

Whether its cold or warm, wet or dry, windy or calm … get out this month and take shots of “weather.”

Depict weather in an innovative way and bring a couple of your best shots to the next meeting on Thursday, Feb. 19.

The Club meets in the Fairfield Glade Library, Room C at 1 P.M.

The Club is a SIG of the Plateau PC Users Group and members and guests are always welcome.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Group Memory Loss Care meeting set

Fairfield Glade Resident Services apologizes for the need to cancel the January meeting due to inclement and extreme cold weather.

Fairfield Glade Resident Services is rescheduled for April.

They are currently planning 2015 programs and have selected helpful subjects.  Speakers will include topics such as:  Navigating Medicare and Medicaid; Social Worker services; Emergency and Safety panel; Preparation to protect Assets; Guidelines when traveling with Memory Impairment.

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, Feb. 12 at 11 A.M. at the First Baptist Church – Fairfield Glade, in the Music Room #139 (please enter on the porch side of the church).

Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630 or e-mail [email protected] for additional information or questions.

CWC February Program to feature Modern-Day Sleeping Beauties

Are you a modern-day Sleeping Beauty?  You probably are, but you’ll have to attend the Cumberland Plateau Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon on Thursday, Feb. 19, at the Curtain Call Dinner Theater in the Crossville Mall on Interstate Drive to find out for sure.

The Dinner Theater is located at entrance A of the mall, first door to the left.

Clintina Simms will be the special feature and will share the importance of proper sleep habits for our physical, emotional and mental well-being as women with our current hectic/harried/stressful lifestyles.

The menu, catered by The Fifth Street Market Place Cafe’, will be Chef’s Salad with ham, turkey, cheese and egg, a roll, a mini-cupcake and beverages. The cost is $12, all inclusive, and reservations are needed by Thursday, February 12, at noon. Call 484-9556.

Free depression screening is extended

Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County announces that the Free Depression Screening will be extended through February 27.

“The response to this program has exceeded our expectations and we are pleased to be able to offer the free depression screening through February,” said Executive Director, Carol Donalson.

The screening takes about 30 minutes.   All you do is answer a few questions. A counselor evaluates the questionnaire and gives you feedback.  Christian Counseling Center’s offices are at 348 Taylor Street in Crossville Suite 105 in the United Fund building.   To schedule a screening or to talk to a counselor, call 707-8200.

Luncheon date slated

One Step Beyond luncheon for February will be held at Boston’s restaurant on Thursday, February 19 at Noon.

Plan to attend by calling Ron Hochheiser, 931-210-4393 or Bobbye Leonard 931-707-8607 on or before Feb 12 for reservations.

One Step Beyond welcomes those that are 50 plus,widows or widowers, singles/divorced.  Plan to be at Boston’s restaurant Thursday, February 19 at noon.

AARP set to offer driver safety program

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course designed for older drivers, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, Fairfield Glade.

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, Feb. 19,  and Friday, Feb. 20,  from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

The AARP Driver Safety program has continued to evolve with the times since its introduction in 1979, delivering on AARP’s goal to promote the independence of older Americans and enhance their quality of life.

Through a grant from Toyota, AARP Driver Safety collaborated with the nation’s top experts in mobility, aging, technology, and vehicle and driver safety to develop the AARP Smart Driver Course, which reviews age-related cognitive and physical changes that may affect driving.

More information is available at www.aarp.org/drive.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at (931) 484-9027 to enroll.  Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.

Wild About Cats Seeks Volunteers

You can make a humane, “hands-on” difference for lost and abandoned cats trying to survive this winter.

A local rescue group, Wild About Cats, is seeking volunteers to help feed or foster homeless cats.

Volunteers interested in feeding are asked to visit some 6 to 7 locations in and around Crossville and Fairfield Glade one day a week to put out fresh food and water for feral and stray cats which have formed into colonies.

To volunteer or make a much needed donation, please email Nancy at [email protected]

When possible, cats are captured to be neutered and given a basic set of inoculations.

Volunteers needed 

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

For more information please call 456-4212.

[email protected] or call Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Carpooling is available from the Family Dollar parking lot, but you must mention it when calling in your reservation.

We will recognize first-time guests, February Birthdays and have door prizes. Plan to come and bring a friend or neighbor lady with you.