Vista Gatherings – February 14, 2017

Glade Quilters to meet

The regular Membership Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, February 17 at 9 A.M. at the FFG Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade).

There will be a short Business Meeting, followed by this month’s program – Project Runway 2017. Over the past 2 years, the Fantastic Quilters have had several lectures, workshops and Stitch-In dates where they constructed wearable quilt wear.

Several of our members will be modeling the jackets, shells, and vests they have made and also discussing some of the challenges of combining garment construction with quilting.

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.

Alilaw to perform at Playhouse Feb. 23

The Shalom Center for Continuing Education, based on the campus of Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill, is partnering with Uplands, the Cumberland County Playhouse and the Pleasant Hill Community Church – UCC to bring a special free concert to the Main Stage at the Playhouse at 7 P.M. on Thursday evening, February 23.

When the curtain opens, Black Girl Magic: Shining through Spirituals and Classical Music will enthrall, educate and hold all who attend in its spell. It’s a joyous celebration of Black History Month, featuring acclaimed soprano Jayme Alilaw, talented pianist Brittney Boykin, and Playhouse favorite Michael Ruff.

What does Black Girl Magic mean? This is a phrase that has evolved and is now used to celebrate the wonder that is black women. Magic is the power of influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces.

Black Girl Magic: Shining through Spirituals and Classical Music draws from the black woman’s strength, beauty, courage, talent and audacity, honoring the powerful contributions made by African American women in these genres.

Atlanta Soprano  Alilaw is praised for her lush and vibrant tone throughout the operatic, classical, and spiritual repertoire, and is a strong advocate for the performance of works by African-American composers.  A winner of many national awards, Jayme has been a resident artist with The Atlanta Opera since 2013, singing lead roles in their community outreach tours, and representing the company in collaborations with various Atlanta-based arts organizations, including The High Museum, The Alliance Theater and the Museum of Design Atlanta. She sang in the company’s season preview concert Opera with an Edge, and participated in the 24 Hour Opera Project©.

As a Sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserves, Ms. Alilaw has sung for military ceremonies throughout the United States and Middle East. She was also a featured performer at the African-American Art Song Alliance Conference in 2012 and has been asked to return this year. She will be accompanied by equally talented Atlanta pianist Brittney Boykin, and one of our own Playhouse favorites, Michael Ruff.

There is no need to buy tickets – the program is free and is open to everyone. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A freewill donation at the door is suggested but not required. All proceeds will go to the Shalom Center for Continuing Education to help support all of the programming and courses the Shalom Center offers each year.

Bowlers Keep Rolling: Jumpin’ January!

It’s not just the weather that’s breaking records. Once again, the Month Enders Couples Bowling League keep on rolling. Let’s find out who is heating up the alleys.

Ladies first: Co-President, Judi Kaines, bowled her high scratch game (208). High scratch series goes to Sandy Naruszewicz (515). High HCP game was bowled by Candy Hill (247). High HCP series was earned by Jean Goldring (659). Other female noteworthy scores go to Connie Butler and teasurer,Karen Sloboda.

Men’s high scratch game was won by Chuck Rothwell (239). High scratch series goes to Bob Olds (633). High HCP game honors go to Bob Olds (246). High HCP series goes to Bob Olds (687). Pther male noteworthy scores go to John Johnson, Jack Butler, and Gary Chadwell.

Team scratch game and series and HCP game and series was earned by Bags & Balls. Congrats on making it a shutout. Pinseekers, Foreplay, and Split Happens are close behind.

Thank you to Plateau Lanes who keep the alleys slick. We’re eager to bring on our best games next month.

Neighbors/Newcomers meeting on Feb. 23

What a great meeting we had in Jan. as the Playhouse Players entertained us with wonderful music and previews of upcoming productions.

Their next meeting will be Feb. 23rd and will be held at the Cumberland Mountain State Part, Recreation Lodge.  Their program this month will be the “Tennessee Holocaust Commission” Survivor stories.  This may be a slightly longer meeting.

They will be donatng to the Phoenix School- high school supplies to include folders, pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Also diapers, baby food, cereals, baby snacks and wipes for the nursery.  As always monetary donations are accepted.

Lunch will be Meat Loaf, potatoes, green beans, salad, banana pudding, tea and water.  Heart Smart meals are available when requested with your reservation.  Price of lunch is $14 payable by check please.  Remember if you do not cancel by Feb. 18th you are responsible for payment of your lunch.

To make your reservation please call Pat at 931-210-3742.

They would like to Thank these sponsoring business for donating door prizes:  Cumberland Playhouse, Mayberry’s, Forte’s, Dave Kirk Auto, 5th St. Market, Cap’t D’s, Villa Pizza and Pasta, Hair Connection, Pearls Lace and Southern Grace and Jeff at Edward Jones.

PPCUG focuses on Cloud storage, sharing

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, Feb 20 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.  Meetings start at 3 P.M., the winter start time. The presentation will begin at 3 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts follows the presentation at approximately 4 P.M.

Alan Baker, PPCUG member, will cover the definition of “The Cloud”, review the key uses for The Cloud and introduce some popular cloud applications for file storage and sharing, including backup/restore.

The presentation will then cover details of Dropbox as a good file storage and sharing application and ICloud as a popular backup/restore application.  The audience will be encouraged to try one or more free file storage applications to learn more and evaluate the user interfaces.  He will provide an online handout with resources to learn more, including video tutorials.

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. to 9 P.M., only please).

COC 2016 review and 2017 schedule slated

The year 2016 is now history, but let’s take a minute to do a quick review of all the Fairfield Glade Council of Churches accomplished during 2016.

At the first meeting of 2016 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, on January 12, Chairperson Don Rohrer, led the finalizing of plans for our Easter Sunrise Service. which was held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on March 27 at 6 A.M.

The Sunrise Service hour was early but the turnout was impressive and the music and message were a blessing to all who attended and the offerings received were divided between The Peavine Care Center and Fairfield Glade Resident Services.

The 2017 meetings will be held at the United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, Fairfield Glade, 38558.

Their first meeting will be on Tuesday, February 14 at 1 P.M., with the second one scheduled for April 4.

Remember, these meetings are open to the public and your input is welcomed. Any questions, contact [email protected]

CPR class scheduled

There will be a Heartsaver CPR class on Saturday, February 18th, at 9 A.M. at the Crossville First United Methodist Church (100 Braun St.) in the Annex Building at the back side of the church (Neecham St.). The cost will be $30 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.

There will also be a First Aid class on the same day, same location, beginning at 1:30 P.M. Cost for this class will be $25 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.

If you would like to take both classes, the total cost for both will be $50 per person & must be paid when signing up.

Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or to register for one or both of the classes.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet February 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on  Tuesday, at 6:30 P.M. on  February 14.

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.

Do You Like to Dance?

The premier dance club in Fairfield Glade, the New Generation Dance Club, always welcomes new members and guests.  Sponsoring four events each year, the affairs feature a three-course dinner, cash bar, and live music at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center.

Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M. followed by dinner and dancing till 9 P.M.

With quality bands playing a wide variety of musical selections, you are sure to find many opportunities to dance on the largest and finest dance floor in the area.

You do not need to be a Fairfield Glade resident to join.

The club has members from all over both instate and out of state.  You may have tried the rest. Now try the best!  Enjoy a great evening with old friends and make new friends as well.  Hope to see you on the dance floor!

For information on joining the club or attending a dance as a guest, please contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or at [email protected]

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).

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.

They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train.

They conduct workshops to teach you the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job.

They can also refer you to the Tennessee Career Center for basic computer training as well as other employment and training programs.

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

Fairfield Glade dog park needs donations

The Fairfield Glade Dog Park is seeking donations for the upcoming annual Trash & Treasures Sale slated for March at the Fairfield Glade Community Center.

This event is the main fund raiser for the dog park.

They will be collecting items for this sale on the first Saturday of December and January then each Saturday in February.

The collections will be at Glade Store-n-Lock on Peavine behind Manny and Isabella’s Restaurant, by the Dollar Store.

The Dog Park Sign will be visible from Peavine and board members will be there to help at Unit 80, go left thru the gate.

Please be aware that they will not be accepting clothing or electronic devices but small appliances are fine.

Marathon Pinochle to start play very soon

Want to meet new people, old friends , and enjoy playing Pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for our 2016-2017 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

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 will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, 2017.

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 John Moritz at 931-456-2290.

Volunteers needed

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and learn more about tax return preparation?  You could be a part of a team of volunteers that provide free tax services to our community.

As a volunteer, you’ll join a program that’s helped millions of people file tax returns at no charge for more than 40 years.

Last year the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at the 6 regional sites completed over 2500 returns, federal and state, and assisted many more people to determine their need to file.

New volunteers are always needed.

If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, consider working at one of the sites greeting clients, checking identification and/or organizing the paperwork.

For more information about the program or to arrange to attend training, call 456-4212.