Vista Gatherings – February 4, 2014

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.


FOL to meet Feb. 6

Warm up with coffee and goodies at the February Friends of the Library meeting on Thursday, Feb. 6.

Hospitality starts at 9:30 A.M. on the buffet just outside the Cumberland room at the Art Circle Public Library, located just behind the Courthouse.  The program will begin at 10 A.M., with beloved Cumberland County Playhouse veteran actress Carol Irwin giving a preview of the CCP season, according to Judy Wojta, Program Committee member.

Following the presentation, Mrs. Wojta will hold a drawing for a complementary pass for two tickets to a Playhouse production, “The Foreigner,” which starts in February.

All FOL meetings are free and open to all, and we invite nonmembers to join them for fun and friendship.  The Friends group is a 501-C3 non profit group that supports the library with its ongoing book sale near the coffee bar, as well as Bling and traditional book sales.

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.


United Fund taking  grant applications

The United Fund of Cumberland County is now taking grant applications from 501 c 3 non-profits human services agencies for  the 2015 funding year.

Grant applications may be picked up at the United Fund office at 348 Taylor Street Suite 101, or by emailing [email protected]

There will be an allocation application meeting at the United Fund office on February 4, at 4 P.M. to learn more about the process.

Allocation submissions are due by noon on March 28. For more information please call 931-484-4082.


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]


One Step Beyond event scheduled for Feb. 6

Mark your calendar for One Step Beyond’s first luncheon of 2014. They will meet at Beef and Barrel in Crossville at noon, Thursday, Feb.6.

One Step Beyond is a club that meets every other month at a local restaurant for enjoyable get togethers for those that are 50 plus years of age who are alone, i.e., (single, widows, widowers, etc.).

The guest speaker will be Linda Yates McCully of Linda Yates Travel.

Reservations are required for their luncheon and they hope you can attend. If you plan to attend, call in no later than Friday January 31. Jane Webb 931-210-8841, Lillie Fondell 707-7558 or Bobbye Bitto 707-8607 will be able to take your reservations.

Order from the menu and receive separate checks.  They will publish the yearly calendar of events at a later date so look for the events calendar for this year and mark your calendars. For questions about the club call any of the three names mentioned above.


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).


Hoop Shoot Fundraiser set at Palace Theatre

Elks Lodge #2751 will have a fundraiser, featuring Robert Keever, an Elvis impersonator from the Country Tonight Theater in Pigion Forge, TN.  The performance will be at the Palace Theater, Saturday, Feb. 8 at 7 P.M.

Tickets may be purchased at the Palace Theater or by calling 484-6133.  Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for 12 and under.

The proceeds help defray the cost of the 2013-14 “Hoop Shoot” expenses, such as shirts, plaques, gas for travel to District, and physical education equipment to the participating Cumberland County Elementary P.E. departments.


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.

SilverSneakers® Classic — Have fun and move to the music through a variety of exercises designed to increase muscular strength, range of movement and activities for daily living.

This class will start 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 start 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 start 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.