Vista Gatherings – February 11, 2014

Glade Garden Club slated to meet Feb. 19

February is often considered the month of Love (you know, the birds and bees?) and since the Great American Backyard Bird Count is starting on Valentine’s Day this year, the Fairfield Garden Club thought it only right to spotlight that other half – BEES!

Here are a couple bee facts:  If you have eaten any kind of fruit or vegetable lately, chances are good that the plant was pollinated by a bee.

And did you know that in the winter of 2012-2013, one-third of U.S.honeybee colonies died or disappeared?

To learn more about the importance of bees in our environment and in our gardens, the Garden Club has invited Sheila Rae, a TN Beekeepers Conference Teacher and State Local Inspector to speak at their monthly meeting.

Please join Club members for “Flowers and Honeybees-Nature’s Perfect Companion” to be presented on Feb. 19 at 9:30 A.M.

This meeting, as with all Fairfield Glade Garden Club meetings, will be held at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr. Fairfield Glade.

Meetings are at 9:30 A.M. with doors opening at 9 A.M. for refreshments and socializing.

Anyone interested in learning about gardening on the Plateau or just gardening in general is welcome to attend and those wishing to become a member may do so at any meeting.  The yearly dues are $15.

For more information, please contact the Club Moderator, Ellen Jeffers at (931) 707-8578.


PC Users meet Feb. 17

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday Feb 17, at the 127 South Senior Center at 3 PM.

(Meeting time changes  to summer schedule in April).

Using the Computer to do Income Taxes will be the topic as Bob Willis, a local tax preparer, will present his traditional program on filing taxes on line.

He will explain “E-Filing” and demonstrate how to prepare both Federal and Tennessee Hall tax returns.  He will also give us an overview of the recent tax changes for both 2013 and 2014.

Computer prepared income tax returns are much less likely to have errors and generate questions from the IRS.

With “E-file” you get an acknowledgement within hours which verifies that the IRS has received and accepted your tax return.

If a refund is due, you can receive it within 10 days.  If you need to pay, that too can be done by bank check or electronically and is not due until April 15.

E-filing is secure and confidential; there is nothing to mail; it is all done electronically … and it could be FREE.

The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 4 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 AM-9 PM, only please)


Order of Confederate Rose hosts seniors tea 

Fairfield Glade Assisted Living Home for the Aged located at 637 Woodgate near the Peavine Road Dollar General, was chosen by the Order of the Confederate Rose (“OCR”) for a special event on Valentine’s Day.

With a long history of service and hospitality in the Southern tradition, Roses of the Cumberlands Chapter #1 OCR will entertain and serve tea for the senior residents and their families from 2 to 4 P.M. on Friday, Feb. 14.

As a support group to the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV), the Order of the Confederate Rose’s main mission is to support Confederate heritage, and the history of the South. OCR is a non-racial, non-political and non-sectarian organization.

Anyone interested in visiting with the seniors and learning more about Confederate history may attend.

Please contact Helen Holladay in advance: 931-484-6362.


Movie preview set

The prequel to In Gramps’s Shoes entitled Gramps Goes to College will be shown at the Rocky Top 10 Theatre on Feb. 22 and 23 at 4 and 7 P.M. and on Feb. 23 at 1 P.M.

Rusty Martin Jr. is the headliner.  He is best known for his role as Alex Kendrick’s son in Courageous. He was named to the list of top 10 upcoming actors under 30 years old in the world of Christian films.

Kera O’Bryon received a nomination for an Emmy and has appeared in many TV shows and movies.

Carol Anderson is making her debut in a feature film but has been a decorated theatrical actress for a long time.

Most of the rest of the cast are locals to the Knoxville/Crossville area.   Bob Laney, Bob  “Stretch” Cleeland, and Chris Palmer, in addition to Gramps all hail from Crossville.


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet February 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, February 11 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.


Washington’s Birthday celebration scheduled

Did you know that Lord Cornwallis called George Washington the “Old Fox”?  Did you know that George Washington and Robert E. Lee were third cousins twice removed?

Or did you know that George Washington’s Motto was “Deeds not Words”?

On Friday February 21,   the Crab-Orchard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will celebrate the birthday of our first President with cherry pie and coffee at the First National Bank on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.  Come and help them celebrate from 1 to 4 P.M.


Tme to join the New Generation Dance Club

The New Generation Dance Club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.  They meet four times per year in March, May, October and December on the second Tuesday of these months.

A one time non-refundable fee of $35 per couple also includes your dues for the current year.

The Dance Club’s gathering featuresa social hour starting at 5:30 P.M.with dinner served at 6:30 P.M., and dancing continuing until 9:30 P.M.

Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center and dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Dance committees are volunteers from the membership who plan the theme and menu, plus act as hosts and hostesses for a selected dance.  Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.

Guests may attend a dance and consider joining our dance club.  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 a check, meal selections and seating preference.

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 our next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, March 11.

For more information, please call Sherry Koch at 707-7834 or email at [email protected]



CLC hosts Women’s Retreat in February

On Wednesday, Feb. 12, the Christ Lutheran Church Women will host a full-day retreat from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. The $20 registration fee also includes the cost of lunch.

Checks should be made payable to CLC Women of the ELCA and sent to Christ Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN.

All are welcome to join us for this inspirational workshop, Stories for the Journey, which is focused on the presence and power of biblical stories, faith stories, and personal stories. For the retreat, each participant is encouraged to bring an object (a memento of one’s own personal faith journey).


New SilverSneaker  exercise classes in FFG

The Fair Park Senior Center in Crossville is proud to be hosting and bringing exciting new exercise classes to Fairfield Glade.

SilverSneakers® is a fun, energizing program used across the United States that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. Three different types of new classes will be offered which will be lead by Physical Fitness Specialist, Clintina Simms.

These exercise programs will be held at the Fairfield Glade Community Church on Snead Drive.

This class will started Monday February 3 at 1:45 P.M. and will also be held on Fridays at 1:45 P.M.

SilverSneakers® Circuit — Combine fun with fitness to increase your cardiovascular and muscular endurance power with a standing circuit workout.

This class will started Monday February 3 at 12:30 P.M. to 1:30 P.M., and will also be held on Fridays at 12:30 P.M.

SilverSneakers® Yoga —  will move your whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses.

This class will started on Thursday, February 6 at 1 P.M.

All classes are $2 unless you have a SilverSneaker® card provide by your insurance provider.

Please bring a bottle of water, and wear tennis shoes with backs.

For more information and to sign up for these wonderful classes, please call the Fair Park Senior Center at 484-7416, 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. Monday thru Friday and ask for Tina Taylor.


Its Spay-Ghetti Time

It’s time again for the ever-popular Wags and Whiskers “SpayGhetti” fundraising event at Genesis Italian Grille Restaurant on Interstate Dr. in Crossville.

Tickets are good at lunch or dinner anytime in the month of February and include great spaghetti, meat balls, salad, bread and a drink.

You get all that for only $10 and the proceeds go to help provide low-cost spay/neuter of dogs and cats in our community.

Tickets are available at the Bed and Biscuit Kennel off Peavine Rd, and Happy Hound Realty.

For more information, call 931-788-2201.