Vista Gatherings – January 10, 2017

Volunteer Coin Club slated to Meet today

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on  Tuesday, January 10 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.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting set

The topic of the January meeting for the Plateau Photography Club is “Bring your gear to club day”.

Members are encouraged to bring their cameras, lens, filters, tripods, slings/straps, and camera cases to the meeting to describe what they use and why.  It may help those looking for new or additional equipment and accessories.

The meeting will be held on Thursday, January 19th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

The meeting is open to all members of the PPCUG and guests are welcome for the $3 monthly fee.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

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]

Korean Vets ready to kick off a New Year

Cumberland County Korean Vets had a tremendous year in 2016 and are looking forward to an even better 2017.

The first meeting of the year will be per usual on the second Wednesday of the month or Wednesday, January 11.  The meeting will be held starting at 1 P.M. sharp, at the Fiarfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive in Fairfield Glade.

Guests are always welcome and have the opportunity of additional information by contacting Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

A few bits of information concerning 2016 will come forward, and then 2017 will come front and center for discussion and planning—you cannot get your ideas in the mix unless you attend this meeting.

A recent highlight of 2016 can be attributed to the grant Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, received from the Cumberland County Band.

At a virtual full house during the Christmas Concert at Stone Memorial High School, Cmdr Gene Stone received a check for almost $2000.

These funds will afford an additional scholarship to graduating Cumberland County High School students as well as several other agencies in Cumberland County.

Concert set for Jan. 15

Cumberland Piano Trio in Concert.  The Cumberland Piano Trio will perform at St. Francis of Assisi Church, 7503 Peavine Road, on Sunday, January 15, at 3 P.M.

The Trio will perform works by Faure and Brahms.  Admission will be a Goodwill Offering.

Light N’ Lively Dance Club to be held Jan. 13

Attention all new residents and members. The Light N’ Lively Dance Club will be hosting their January Dance at the Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Drive, January 13th, from 7—10 P.M.

Dance the evening away with “The Homeless” (This is the group we had for our September Dance with a New Name) for your dancing and listening pleasure. The dance is casual. Timeshare and guests are welcome; cost is $10/couple and $5/single.

They encourage members to invite friends and neighbors for this Fun filled evening. The dance is a BYOB Event, with the club suppling ice, water and coffee.

Their Host Couples for the dance will be Charlene and Vince Richardson at 931-456-0148, Rose and John Smith at 931-707-8036 and Roberta and Dick Edler at 931-484-0674.

The theme will be “Winter Wonderland”, so come on out and let’s have a great dancing evening and celebrate our wonderful winter and the New Year.

CPR class scheduled

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, January 28th, at 10 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $30 per person.

Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for the class.

Neighbors-Newcomers set to meet Jan. 26

The Neighbors & Newcomers will meet at Christ Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade on Jan. 26 at 11:30 A.M.. Doors open at s open at 10:45.

The “Playhouse Players” will entertain us once again. Good food as always:  Pulled pork, Chicken, Baked Potato, Baked beans, Salad, Rolls, Apple Cobbler and Ice Cream.  Heart Smart meals are available when requested with your reservation.

Donations for Jan. will benefit Plateau Pregnancy.  Suggested items include:  Baby furniture (used Items are fine), diapers (sz 3-6), Wipes, baby shampoo and toiletry items, baby clothes, maternity clothes, washcloths and hooded bath towels.

Reservations may be made by phoning Pat at 210-0778.  Lunch is $14 (checks are preferred).  You must cancel by Jan. 21st or you are responsible for payment of lunch.

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.

AARP offers driver safety program 

The AARP Driver Safety course, a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Fairfield Glade.

This eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive mornings: January 12th and 13th, 2017 (Thursday & Friday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

This course explains changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as aging occurs and provides useful driving safety tips for handling these changes.

Unique differences in Tennessee laws will be presented, and participants will have opportunities to share driving experiences and to learn safe driving strategies.

Attendees will also be given an informative workbook for use during the class and for future reference. There are no tests to pass or fail. More information is available at – www.aarp.org/dsc.

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance. Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 for non-members, payable by check or money order at the first class session. Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.

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.

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.