Vista Gatherings – February 26, 2013

Golfers needed

Lady golfers needed for a small Tuesday relaxed 18 hole league. To join or for more information please call (931) 287-0370.


Cancer support group

H.O.P.E. (Hope for Oncology Patients and Encouragement) focuses on living well with cancer.  The group meets on the third Thursday of each month at 3 P.M. in the Fairfield Glade Community Church located at 521 Snead Drive (use rear entrance).

The group provides discussion and support to current cancer patients, survivors, care givers, and interested parties.  Additionally, cancer professionals are scheduled to speak providing the latest information to the group about a host of cancer topics.

For more information contact Bob Vickers 456-6995, Gretchen Harvell 4841-4464, or Roberta Wascher 484-6633.


Helping Hands Ministry fabric sale is monthly

The monthly fabric sales at Helping Hands Ministry, 4188 Peavine Road, will begin again on Feb. 28 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.  They will be held the last Thursday of each month.

For more information call 931-707-8606 during business hours, Monday thru Thursday, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.Fabric sales at Helping Hands Ministry

The monthly fabric sales at Helping Hands Ministry, 4188 Peavine Road, will begin again on Feb. 28 from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M.  They will be held the last Thursday of each month.

For more information call 931-707-8606 during business hours, Monday thru Thursday, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.


New wine group forms

The Fairfield Glade Brown Bag Wine Appreciation Group will meet the first Saturday of each month at 7 P.M.

Once a month, a varietal, country or region will be showcased in a blind side by side wine tasting. The March wine will be California Cabernet Sauvignon. Participants will bring one bottle of their favorite wine at least 3 days prior, so that it can be recorded and listed.

Participants will taste, discuss and rate the wines and at the end of the event wine will be revealed.

This is FREE for those who bring a bottle or $10 if you just wish to taste.

Interested wine fans should contact Chris or Deb at 931-484-3593 or [email protected]


Singles invited

SAM (Single Adult Ministries) invites all local singles to its weekly Coffee,Tea and Company time, each Wednesday from 9 to 11 A.M. in the Library (first entrance) of Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court.

They provide the coffee and the tea, you are the company. Qualifications: 25 or older, single, not in ‘living together’ relationship. Questions? Call Sharon, 931-456-0634 or Emily, 931-456-1409.


Entrepreneurs to meet

“Enduring Entrepreneurs”, a MeetUp group, is a not-for-profit organization consisting of business professionals.

The purpose is to promote the businesses of its members by networking, educating and by giving and receiving referrals.

The group is growing and had over 60 referrals last year.

Meetings are held the first and third Tuesday of every month at noon at Ryan’s Restaurant.

Visitors are welcome to attend.  More information is found on the websiste: or contact the Organizer, Connie Price 931-287-0123.


What a ‘MESS’

The Machine Embroidery Sewing Sewciety, a social group dedicated to the joys of Machine Embroidery, is open to anyone with an interest in Machine Embroidery.

The group meets the second Wed. of each month at the Christ Lutheran Church on Snead Dr. in Fairfield Glade. at 9:30 A.M.

The group’s purpose is to share its experiences, success and disasters.  The membership is made up of beginners, intermediate and accomplished sewers.

Most of their members are hobbyist, sewing mostly for fun, family and friends, and a few are business oriented, so they have a wealth of experience to share. A full range of machine brands and models are represented in the group and if you have a machine or are thinking of purchasing one, their group will help you explore and enjoy the possibilities.

The group was formed to introduce machine owners to the multitude of possibilities that these fabulous toys are capable of besides embroidering on sweatshirts and towels.

They have made free-standing lace, created decorative matts for photos, embellished all matter of home décor, including wall-hangings, table runners, linens, fleece blankets, pillows, clocks, and even toilet paper.

They’ve stitched postcards and greeting cards, screen wire and balsa wood, and of course clothing, for young and old.

A non-compulsory challenge is presented at each monthly meeting; the purpose is to challenge the members to new ideas and techniques; Show ‘n Tell is the main program, with discussions on threads, stabilizers, and design. They occasionally have guest speakers.

The Challenge for February : Embroidering a Cross Stitch Design.

This coming year, our 13th, promises more new and exciting ideas as our members stretch their imagination.

Call Pat 456-8584 for more information.


Porsche Enthusiasts of the Glade sought

Porsche owner or Porschephile – doesn’t matter! If you love Porsches and are interested in getting together with others just like you, we are trying to form a simple local group who loves the brand.

Not a club, no dues; just get together to talk about Porsches, maybe do a road trip to the lovely Cumberland countryside, meet for breakfast, lunch or dinner on occasion  or just enjoy each other’s company.

If interested, contact Keith Kurz at [email protected] or by mail at 116 Sugarbush Circle, Crossville, TN or call 931-456-8322.


Plateau Corvette Club meets first Thursday

The Plateau Corvette Club invites all area Corvette owners to its monthly meetings held the first Thursday of every month at 5:30 P.M. in the Dave Kirk Automotive Body Shop, across Hwy. 127 from the dealership.

Join them and meet new people as events are planned which all Corvette owners can enjoy. For more information contact Coy Watson at 931-459-4976, or visit the web site at


Crossville Business Network has meetings

The Crossville Business Network (CBN) is a not for profit organization consisting of business professionals.

The next meeting is Wed., Feb 20. There will be presentations of 2 businesses: Connie Willits with Young Living Essential Oils will tell how these pure oils made from plants use nature’s own medicine  to help problems with sleep, stress, pain, sinus,etc..  Sheila Bertoncini with Libery Tax will present the $50 cash given for taxes prepared in Feb. and also Free Tax Preparation for certain professionals in March.

The purpose is to network together in order to improve customer service and promote the businesses of the members.

This is accomplished by education, presentations and quality referrals. They meet the third Wednesday of each month at Halcyon Days Restaurant at noon, where they describe their products and services and develop new ways to let others know about who they are. Visitors are always welcome.

More information can be found on the website: or contact the Co-ordinator, Donna Blankenship 931-456-7675.


FCL eyes new members

Funeral Consumeral Alliance is the only charitable organization that has a focus on helping people  who are facing the death of a loved one, or planning for their own funeral.

Their focus is on providing education, support and advocacy regarding all aspects of making final arrangements.

Did you know that you can be a part of their mission to provide consumer eductation and advocary?  If you would to join the Alliance, please contactPaul Kennedy at 456-6918 or local president Karen Smith PD.D our local  President in Knoxville at 865-951-8515.


Dulcimores meets weekly each Saturday

All those, who are interested, are invited to visit the Dulcimore group’s weekly Saturday rehearsals at 10 A.M. on Saturdays at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

Learn to play the dulcimer or bring other string instruments (such as guitars, mandolins, or banjos, etc.) to join in the fun.

Since they occasionally rehearse at other locations, check with Phyllis Hubbard at 931-456-6702 for exact schedule and details.


YogaStretch each week

YogaStretch will be offered each Wednesday at 1 P.M. at the Fair Park Senior Center.

Participants will move their whole body through a complete series of seated and standing yoga poses. Chair support is offered to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, balance and range of movement.

Restorative breathing exercises and final relaxation will promote stress reduction and mental clarity.

This is just one of several certified Silversneakers® programs offered at the center.


Upper Cumberland Stamp Club meeting  

The Upper Cumberland Stamp Club holds bi-weekly meetings at the Fair Park Senior Center at 11 A.M. on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The Senior Center is located at 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville, across from the County Fairgrounds.

All interested in stamp collection are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Ray Kusmierski at 931-484-3479


Volunteer Needed

The Cumberland Adult Reading Council (CARC) needs a PROGRAM COORDINATOR to help us share the gift of reading & math to adult learners.

A commitment of 20 hours per week is required. Could lead to a paid position. Send letter of interest and resume to CARC, Att: Ralph Swift, PO Box 3723, Crossville, TN 38557-3723. Questions? Call 931-337-5809.


New Generation Dance Club meets at FFGCC

The purpose of the New Generation Dance Club is to gather for sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

Their dinner dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center on the second Tuesday of October, December, March, May and July. Social hour begins at 5:30 P.M. with dinner served at 6:30 P.M. and dancing continues until 9:30 P.M.

If you would like to be part of a social dance club and have fellowship, please call 931-484-1279 for more information.


Euchre on Wednesdays

Come out and play euchre with us on Wednesdays in Fairfield Glade at 6:30 P.M. at Fairfield Glade Community Church on Snead.


Volunteers Needed

Visiting with the elderly is a priceless service that anyone can do. Volunteers are need to make a visit.

For more information on this Volunteer Program, contact Ladelle Randolph, Public Guardianship office, 931-476-4149, ext. 4149


Glade Chess Club now meets on Wednesdays

The Chess Club of FFG meets every Wednesday evening at 6:30 P.M. in the Fireside Room at the FFG Community Church at 521 Snead Drive.

The club welcomes anyone that wants to play chess or improve their chess skills.

For additional information check out this web site  or contact NICO at 707-8542.

Fairfield Glade Chess Club members also participate in open chess play (they welcome anyone to come and challenge one of our members to a game of chess) at the Art Circle Library in Crossville, 3 East Street, the first and third Tuesday of each month from 2 to 4 P.M.


Inspirational writers meet once per month

The Write Touch Inspirational Writers Group meets the fourth Monday of every month at FFG United Methodist  Church at 9 A.M.

Beginner writers are welcome as well as published authors. The meetings will offer lessons, ideas,critiquing, and encouragement.

For added information contact Ruth @ 456 1244 or Bev @456-4523, or e-mail [email protected]


Railroad Club meetings

The Crossville Model Railroad Club runs 15 model trains every weekend in five different scales.  The details of the layouts reflect imagination, creativity and craftsmanship.

The club is in the Crossville Outlet Center on Genesis rd or I-40 exit 320.

Hours are Fridays, noon to 4 P.M.; Saturdays 10 A.M. to 5 P.M.; and Sundays noon to 3 P.M.

The club will open for groups with an appointment. For more information call Ann Grogitsky at 788-2613.


CMC offering meals

Cumberland Medical Center wants to help you celebrate the arrival of your new bundle of joy!

That is why CMC’s Labor and Delivery Department now offers new parents a Celebration Meal after the birth of their baby.

Before the baby and mother are discharged from the hospital, the proud parents are given a choice of bacon wrapped filet mignon, baked lobster tail or chicken cordon blue complete with sides and condiments.

The tray arrives to the mother’s room on a cart draped in white linen with linen napkins, flowers and a congratulatory cake and sparkling grape juice served in champagne glasses.

The Labor and Delivery Department offers twelve (12) private LDRP rooms and four (4) private triage rooms to provide obstetrical care.

Childbirth classes are offered free of charge to expectant parents.


Habitat for Humanity

Cumberland County Habitat for Humanity is now accepting applications for their 2013 building season.

Please stop by the office at 329 McLarty Lane in Crossville to pick up an application.

For questions please contact Melinda at 931-484-4565 or email: [email protected]


Carving classes held every Thursday

Wood Carvers and wannabe wood carvers are invited to join us from 5-7 P.M. every Thursday that school is in session at the Cumberland County High School.  For further information and directions to the class area, call 931-788-5329.


New Wednesday

Location for Bridge

We have moved from the Multi-Purpose Building to the COMMUNITY CHURCH at 521 Snead Rd. All are welcome, so join us for a friendly game of bridge every Wednesday, 12:20 to 4 P.M. For further info call 931-707-7057 or 931-484-0344.


Dog Obedience class

Register now for upcoming dog obedience, rally and conformation classes. Call 931-787-1478 or e-mail to [email protected]


Foster pet parents wanted rescued dogs

All About Rescue and Fixin’ (AARF) needs folks to be foster pet-parents for dogs that are awaiting transportation to rescue groups out of state.

Fostering can be short or long-term. Most dogs need to be fostered for only 1-2 weeks before being transported by volunteers to new forever homes.

Or if you are interested in transporting dogs, please contact Jennifer Farley, Executive Director, AARF @ [email protected]  or 931-261-7045.


TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) meets Tuesdays

The Crossville Chapter of TOPS (TAKE OFF POUNDS SENSIBLY) meets every Tuesday morning at the Bank of Crossville, 1251 N. Main St. in the Second Floor Conference Room.

An elevator is available. Everyone is welcome to learn about weight loss and support from others in order to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Weigh-in is at 9 A.M. with meeting & program starting at 9:30 and lasting until approximately 10:30 A.M.

For more information, please call 456-8918 or 459-2365.


Attention! Attention  

      This notice is directed to any and all couples of the Glade that would like an afternoon of fun.  Once a month, a kindred group of couples will start bowling at Plateau Lanes.

The league is in need of new teams. Teams consist of two men and two women.

Anyone interested should contact Bob Olds at 707-7980 or Paul Davis at 456-9363.

A short meeting will be held at 1 P.M. prior to bowling on Tuesday, September 25 so that league rules can be discussed and/or voted on.


Bread of Life needs help

Have a heart for service? The Bread of Life Rescue Mission has a need for volunteers to fill food boxes and answer the telephone after 1 P.M.

If interested, call Harriet at 931-287-0084 or, Jim Young at 931-707-0503.