Vista Gatherings – January 31, 2017

Korean vets scheduled to meet on Feb. 8

Commander Gene Stone has again scheduled the February meeting with a pair of quality speakers — the meeting is per usual scheduled for Wednesday, February 8 starting at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

Guests are always invited and may want to take part in this meeting.  The speakers will be Ed Harries and Lee Anne Lewis from the Veterans Home in Nashville.

Mr. Lewis and Ms. Lewis will have a Power Point Educational piece with them along with some informational hand-outs!  Non-members may contact Cmdr Stone for additional information and/or driving directions.

The balance of the meeting will be involved in discussions of future speakers and information from the National Headquarters regarding the Tell America Program — they have received a great deal of informative information which we can use in future presentations.

It is also time to reflect on the future presentations.  At the March meeting they will have Cameron Sexton, Tennessee Congressman from Cookville, while the April meeting will have Gregg Upchurch, Cumberland County Agriculture Agent from right here in Crossville.

Glade Garden Club to host meeting Feb. 8

Master Gardener Carol Burdett as the speaker for the Feb. 8 monthly membership meeting.

The meeting convenes at 9:30 A.M. in the Fairfield Glade Community Church large meeting room. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 9 a.m. for pre-meeting refreshments and camaraderie.

A long time resident of the Plateau area, Burdett combines her professional knowledge of horticulture with personal experience to present “Best Perennials for the Plateau.” In other words, “what actually lives and prospers here on the

Plateau?” Burdett has been a Master Gardener affiliated with the university since 1998, as a speaker to groups and via UT television programming.

The usual business meeting and announcements, with emphasis on the Club’s plans for the April Geranium and Fern Sale, will follow Burdett’s remarks.

Guests are always welcome. More information is available from Karen Dunivan at 931-287-0621.

Light N’ Lively Dance Club scheduled

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

Dance the evening away with “Dennis Long” 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 Mary Hall and Bob King at 931-707-8314 and Mary and Donald Falkenhagen at 931-337-6181. The theme will be “Valentine” so wear something red for your Sweetheart (but not necessary) and come on out and let’s have a great dancing evening and celebrate Valentine Day.

Kinseekers Meeting set

Joyce, Rorabaugh, from the Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, February 2,  Kinseekers meeting.

The Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade, meet the first Thursday each month in the Community Church Fellowship Hall, 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade, from 1 to 3 P.M.

Joyce’s topic will be “Building a Family Before 1850.”  Anyone seriously doing genealogy research knows there are few records available dating before 1850, so if you’ve hit that brick wall in your research, you will find her insight and suggestions very helpful. Everything she shares, she has used successfully herself.

Even if you aren’t knee-deep into your ancestral background, Joyce is a delightful source of historical information, and inspiration to anyone thinking about checking out their ancestors.  In other words, everyone is welcome to attend. Use the sanctuary back/side parking lot and entrance.

Our dues are $10 per year, but, please come the first time as our guest. They look forward to seeing you. You can contact [email protected] for more information.


Celtic Circle Celebrates Welsh Heritage Feb. 7

The Celtic Cousins will meet at the Christian Church of The Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville on Tuesday, February 7, at 6 P.M.  The church is located half-way between Main Street to the West and Peavine Road to the East.

The February emphasis will be on All-Thing-Welsh, and the speaker will be their own Kathy Huntsman.

Wales seems to be the least known and discussed of the Basic-3 Celtic Countries, with most everyone knowing about Scotland and Ireland.  It should be an interesting and informative evening, with Welsh snack food abounding.  In Wales, March 1st is the established day to recognize Saint David, the patron saint of Wales, but, with Saint Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March, we’ve moved their Americanized version of this Welsh celebration up one month.

Even if you have no Welsh blood or no Scots or Irish blood either, you are still welcome to come, meet, eat, visit and listen with us, they will make ‘all ya’ll feel welcome!

FYI, with Celtic Circle membership, there are no dues and no required number of meeting to attend; doesn’t get any easier than that, does it?

For more information, contact [email protected]


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet February 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on  Tuesday, at 6:30 P.M. on  February 14.

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.

Women Vets to meet

Womens Veterans Group meeting that is taking place on Feb 9th at 2 P.M. at the Crossville Dairy Queen on Main St?  Open social group for all women veterans.  Come join us and meet others!

Contact Donna Elmore at 931-787-2561 for more info.

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]

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.