Vista Gatherings – January 23, 2018

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet February 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30 P.M.

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.

Residents Voice has a New Image

Residents Voice, a large group of Fairfield Glade property owners who are unified in having their ideas and concerns heard by their governing leadership has their meetings on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 1 P.M. in the Library Building at 453 Lakeview Drive.

Please mark your calendar to join us and learn about your community.

Everyone is welcome. Our new website is up and running and continues to add more information on a regular basis.

Please visit us at to see what we’re all about

Kinseeker to discuss narrative form genealogy on Feb. 1

On Thursday, February 1, the Kinseekers will have their regular meeting from 1 to 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall of The Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG, and you are invited, whether you’re into serious genealogy research, or just mildly interested in what we’re all about.

Our yearly dues are $10, but we want you to come the first time as our guest.

Our speaker on Thursday, February 1, will be Leslie Borders, who will share her expertise on “Writing Your Genealogy in Narrative Form. In other words, how to make the genealogy information interesting.

Let’s face it, the plain facts, in other words, locations, dates, ages, etc. can make for pretty dull and boring reading, unless you can put them in story form.  It sounds like it will be a very interesting program, doesn’t it?  Plan to attend and check it out.

At our January meeting, Mary Ann Trent spoke on the best…and easiest ways to do International Genealogy Research; research we all end up facing, unless we’re of 100% Native American heritage. She passed out handouts and took us step by step through the suggested, successful 4-step process. One: Find/know the town name you need.

Two: Be sure of the correct spelling of the location.

Three: Use Family Search to pinpoint information you’re looking for.

Four: If records are in foreign language, locate and use a translator.

Also, since we are blessed to have such excellent resources here in Crossville, check with our local archives for assistance when doing your search. They are very willing to help.

N&N to meet Jan. 25

Neighbors and Newcomers next meeting will be Jan. 25th.

They will be meeting at the Christ Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade.

Doors open at 10:45 A.M. with the business meeting starting at 11:30 and lunch being served at Noon.

This gives you time to browse our craft and book tables and visit with your friends.

Program this month will be presented by the “Playhouse Players”.

Their donations for this month will go to Plateau Pregnancy.  Clothes for baby, toddler and moms, wipes, diapers, shampoo, washcloths and hooded towels.

Gently used baby furniture can also be donated. You may also make a monetary donation if that is your choice.

Reservations are required and can be made by calling Sue at 815-861-3528 by Jan. 18th.

Cancelations must be made by Jan. 21st or you will be responsible for payment for your lunch.  Price is $14 for each meal.  Please pay by check.

Lunch will be catered by Lefty’s:  pulled pork, 1/4th chicken, baked potato, baked beans, salad with dressings, rolls, apple cobbler, ice cream, iced tea and water.

Heart Smart Meals are offered when requested with your reservation.

They consider ourselves “the best little club on the mountain”.  They ask you to visit once as a Newcomer and return as a Neighbor.  Dues are $13.

Meetings are held once a month, the 4th Thursday, and the places vary.

They are a club for any lady in Cumberland County.  They have door prizes and scheduled day trips are available to sign up for.

They hope you have added us to your New Year’s Resolutions and are looking forward to seeing you on Jan. 25th.

Lincoln Assassination’ Subject of Next Civil War Round Table

At the February 14 meeting of the Fairfield Glade Civil War Round Table, John McMeniman will speak about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. on April 14, 1865.

McMeniman, a Glade resident, will discuss the hunt for the conspirators, including John Wilkes Booth, and the extended period of national mourning for our first martyred President.

McMeniman has a BA and MA in History and has been a featured speaker at Gettysburg’s Civil War Heritage Days.  The Wednesday, February 14 meeting will begin at 600pm at the Multipurpose/Library building located at 455 Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.

Visitors and prospective members are always welcome.  Light refreshments will be served at a reception following the meeting.

For more information, please call Dick Sammer at 615-812-9145.

Memory Loss Care group announces meetings

The Memory Loss Care Group meets at 11 A.M. the second Thursday of each month at the First Baptist Church Room #156 off of Fellowship Hall.

The church is located at 130 Towne Centre Way, behind Food City.  Please use the entrance on the portico side of the church.

Under the umbrella of dementia there are 70 different aspects or diseases affecting the brain, Alzheimer’s is just one.  The meeting is open to the community to educate and provide helpful information as well as support for those facing memory loss and coping with various forms of dementia.

So whether you are a caregiver, have early memory impairment, concern for a loved one, neighbor or friend affected by dementia; we welcome you to join us as we walk this journey.

Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630

Kinseekers to discuss international genealogy

The Kinseekers will ‘Go International’ at our first meeting of 2018 with our own Mary Ann Trent sharing the ins-and-outs and dos-and don’ts of International Genealogy 101.

We don’t have to go back very many generations in our family research before we are headed ‘across-the-pond’ and into unknown territory and unfamiliar languages.

Mary Ann has expertise in locating family histories in Europe, including Eastern European countries and the former Prussian provinces.

Do you know where the majority of our ancestors from England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany and Italy originated?  Join us on January 4 and find out.

Even if you aren’t currently involved in genealogy, but are just curious about us or this subject, we invite you to come to the meeting as our guest.  And, a reminder to our regular attendees, our yearly dues of $10 are due and being accepted at this meeting.

We meet the first Thursday each month from 1:00 to 3:00 in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG.  Park in the Sanctuary side parking lot and use that side entrance. For more information, contact: [email protected]

Plateau Photography Club Meeting scheduled

At the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club, members will be showcasing their “favorite” shots of 2017.

We’ll discuss what’s behind that designation and how to take more of them in the future.

The club will meet on Thursday, January 18th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

Members of the Plateau PC Users Group are welcome and guests are welcome for a  $3 monthly fee.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Concert planned

CWC begins the new year on February 15, 2018 with ” Love Song Duets” performed by local performers, Diane Green and Dennis Donald.  The speaker for the meeting will be Sauni Rinehart.

Ms. Rinehart is a poised and polished speaker who is also an Associate Professor and  Adjunct Instructor for Liberty University On-line program.

Doors open at 11 A.M. at the Carriage House Event Center, 24 Oak Rd, Crossville.  To make reservations or for more information, contact Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

Sign up for golf league

Sign up for the Fairfield Glade Women’s 9-hole Golf League is beginning.

Another fun-filled season is fast approaching. Check us out at

We have been going strong for 30 years plus.Our league plays a shotgun start at 7:30 A.M. on Mondays beginning on May 7th and ending September 24th.

The opening brunch will be held on Monday, April 30th. Players may choose to play from the red tees or the forward green tees.

Our golf venues include all five Fairfield Glade courses.

The league wants everyone to have a good time golfing while abiding by the PGA and local golf rules. A special meeting for new members will be held in mid-April.

If you have questions prior to the meetingPlease call Membership Chair, Karen Sloboda at 707-1782 or President, Wendy Bernek at 210-7248.

Prior to the first play date you must have an established USGA handicap of five 9-hole scores of 70 or less.

The GHIN fee must be paid separately at the Druid Hills Pro Shop. Annual dues are $25.

Senior Employment Program being offered

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.

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

Volunteers needed

Have you always done your own taxes?  Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?

Would you enjoy working with a great group of people who work at the six AARP Tax-Aide sites in our district to provide free tax services to our community.

You can go to the AARP website and click on ‘Volunteer’ to sign up for more information to be sent to you or you can call our district coordinator, Robert Ellis, at 931-484-2064.

Program for Seniors

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).   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 located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville .

Fun, socializing, dancing

The New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.   Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.

Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 to 9 P.M. For more info call 931-287-0097 or email us at [email protected]

Marathon Pinochle to begin soon

Want to meet new people, old friends, and enjoy playing Pinochle?

Now is the time to enroll for the 2017-2018 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

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 A. Susan Wilson at 815-861-3528.

Charity needs fabric

Helping Hands Ministry, an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is in need of fabric (any kind and size), notions, knitting and crocheting yarn for babies, needlepoint and cross stitch supplies.

They can also use toothbrushes for adult and kids (individually packaged), toothpaste for adult and kids and floss. Call Penny at 287-1674.