Vista Gatherings – January 17, 2017

Quilt Guild meeting

The regular Membership Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, January 20 beginning at 9 AM in the Fellowship Hall of the FFG United Methodist Church (231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade).

After the regular Business Meeting, the Program this month will feature a “READING” about Quilting by President Stephanie Levix.

In addition, Guild Member Sharon O’Shea plans to show different ways to attach sashing that will complete your quilt, one square at a time.

After all quilted squares are “sashed” together, she says you just put on the binding and your project is done. This is a “Quilt as You Go” technique, and Sharon will be offering a Fourth Friday class for this in February.

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.

Monthenders Bowlers Heat Up the Lanes 

The Monthenders Couples League finished the first half of the season. December scores were up and just in time for holiday celebrations.

Here’s the latest stats on the individual and team standings. Men’s high scratch game: Steve Markel (244), Gary chadwell (234), and John Johnson (226). High scratch series: John Johnson (605), Steve Markel, William Latine. Women’s high scratch game: Janice Childs (180), Nancy Rose (178), Dale Cavanaugh (173). High scratch series: Candy Hill (461), Joan Radcliffe, Sandy Naruszewicz.

Team scratch game: O Wells. Team scratch series: Pinseekers. Handicap Game: O Wells. Handicap series: High Rollers.

Celebrating continued after bowling league with a holiday party. The league had a fun Christmas gathering at the Cumberland State Park. What a way to finish 2016!

Even though January brings on winter chills, the bowlers are keeping the lanes heated. As the ball drops to roll in 2017, we hope the balls keep rolling right through the year. Health and happiness are wished to all.

First Aid Class offered

There will be a First Aid class on Saturday, January 28th, at 2:30 P.M. following the CPR class that begins at 10 A.M.

Both will be held at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $25 per person for First Aid only (CPR only is $30 per person).  If you want to take both the CPR class that morning and the First Aid class also, the cost will be $50 per person.

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

Workshop scheduled

“How to Correspond with Folks in Prison:  A workshop will be offered on Sunday, Jan. 29, from 2:00-3:30 P.M. offering guidelines and practical advice about how to correspond with incarcerated individuals.  Location:  Adshead Hall on the Uplands Village campus in Pleasant Hill, TN.

This is on the lower level of Fletcher House for Assisted Living at 40 Fletcher Drive off of Church Street across from the Pleasant Hill Post Office.

Leading this Workshop are Tanya Johnson and Deborah Holbrook of Action by Christians to Abolish Torture (ACAT). Sponsoring the Workshop are the Pleasant Hill Community Church, UCC (PHCC) and ACAT  Anyone with an interest in establishing contact in a safe, meaningful, and appropriate way with those “behind the walls” is invited.”

For further information or directions contact Holbrook at 608-957-3393 or [email protected]

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]

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.

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.