Vista Gatherings – July 11, 2017

Korean War Vets meet

“Total Business” is how Cmdr Gene termed the July meeting of Plateau Chapter #291, Korean War Veterans Association.

The meeting starts at 1 p.m. sharp at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Stonehenge on Wednesday, July 12.

Guests are always welcome—call Cmdr Gene for questions or driving directions at 931-484-4610.

This will be the last meeting before their summer picnic, August 9, at the St George Marina starting at noon — this affair will also be their monthly meeting.

Guests are welcome at the same price as members, or $7, for a typical summer picnic feast.  Please plan on attending and bring your spouse, girlfriend, significant other, neighbors, family members, and/or friends!!!  Always plenty to eat!!!

The Korean War Vets would again like to thank the community for participating in our spring fund raiser. Thanks so much and remember, upwards of 90% of the funding stays in Cumberland County!

Quilt Guild meets July 21

The regular Membership Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, July 21 at 9 A.M. at the FFG Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade).

There will be a short Business Meeting, followed by fun and entertaining program. Also, at the conclusion of the program, there will be the ever popular “Show and Tell”.

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.

CWC to host luncheon

The CWC August 17th Luncheon will feature Erin from Landscape Solutions and Garden Center.  She will  show a video and then will give a demonstration on making Miniature Fairy Gardens.

After lunch, Di-Anne Scott of Hi Point, North Carolina, will provide a dramatic presentation on how it is possible to be invincible to life’s trials.  Don’t miss out on this meeting.

Call Carolyn at 484-9556 to make your reservations. PLEASE NOTE:  This luncheon will be held in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 2808 Towne Center Road, off Peavine Road behind Food City.   Doors will open at 11 A.M. and lunch will be served at 11:30.

PPCUG meeting set

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, July 17 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade. Meeting will start at 6 P.M., the summer start time.

The presentation will begin at 6 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts follows the presentation at approximately 7 P.M.

Gene Barlow, Users Group Relations, will explain, through a video presentation, the different types of Backup Systems with their pro and cons:

File Backup: with only data saved; Clone Backup: would need minimum of 3 separate clones for safety; Online Backup: using the cloud approach, very slow and could be expensive for more storage space;  and Acronis True Image Backup: easy two step backup approach for both PC and Mac machines

Gene will give a brief backup demonstration on the video explaining: Creating Bootable Rescue Media; Setting up your Entire PC Backup Hard Drive to external hard drive and individual data files; and Restore deals with restoring a few individual files and folders or your entire hard drive from your backup image should your computer crash.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month. Please note that a $3.00 guest fee will be collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of our associated groups’ meetings:

PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.  PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $24 single, $ 30 family, per year, payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings.  For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit our web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151   (9 AM-9 PM, only please).

Plateau Photography Club Meeting July 20

At the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club, members will be bringing in shots depicting the 4th of July, patriotism, fireworks, flags, etc.  The Club meets the third Thursday of the month, July 20th, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

The meeting is free for members of the Plateau PC Users Group and guest are always welcome for a $3 fee.  For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Dance event slated

Attention all residents of Fairfield Glade, Crossville and Tansi.  The Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club will celebrate a Red, White, and Blue event at their dance on Friday, July 14.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library (formerly the Multi-purpose Building) on Lakeview Drive just past the Legends Country Club and Druid Hill Golf Club.

The music will be provided by Dennis Long, for dancing from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M.  The cost is $10 per couple and $5 for a single.  This is a BYOB and snacks event.

Dessert, Coffee, and ice will be provided.  The hosts will be Mary Burnett, Rich Weiberg, Carol and Bob Nauman. Please call Doris Kotecki (931-707-7548) with any questions.

Celtic Circle to Meet Tuesday, July 11

Because Independence Day falls on the first Tuesday, we will be meeting a week later, on Tuesday, July 11, at their regular location, the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville (that’s 1/2 way between Peavine Road and Main Street), with ‘An INDOOR PICNIC’ starting at 6 P.M.

The program starts at 6:30 P.M.  The cost of attending is free and you don’t have to be doing genealogy research to attend, nor do you need to have any Celtic blood in your veins.

If you’d like more info about them or just want to receive their monthly email letter, please send an email to Barbara at [email protected], or plan to join them on July 11.

They will have a special guest speaker, Red McWilliams, known as “America’s Celt” at the July 11 Gathering.  Red, a Celtic comedian, plays both guitar and drums, sings mostly Scottish songs and ballads, and has entertained at Renaissance Fairs all across the USA as well as in many places overseas.  He has produced numerous CDs and will have them available for purchase at the Gathering.

If time permits, he may introduce a fellow entertainer, Jon Reneau and his wife, Heidi.

AARP Driver Safety Program is offered

The AARP Driver Safety course, a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade Christ Lutheran Church, 481 Snead Drive, in Fairfield Glade.

This eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive mornings: July 27th and 28th (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. 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 –

In Tennessee, most auto insurance carriers offer a discount on premiums to eligible drivers aged 55 and older who have completed approved courses such as the AARP Driver Safety course.

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 at the first class session. Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.

Photo Editing workshop scheduled for July 13

The photo workshop group will meet Thursday, July 13th, at 1 P.M. for their regular monthly meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library Lower Level Room C.

This month’s topic will be a broad overview of the Photo Editing software applications on the Market and will include a new feature, “Ask the experts”.

If you have a photo editing question, bring it to the meeting and “ask the experts”.

A work project will be assigned if you want to try to work on some editing assignments.  Nonmembers are invited to attend for a $3 fee, which entitles you to attend not only the workshop, but also the PC users club and Photography July meetings.

If you have questions or would like the project information sent to you, email the questions or project request to [email protected]

FACS offering classes

These classes will be held in the classroom in the Framing + Art & Crafts Supplies (FACS) store Suite 122 in the Crossville Outlet Mall across from the Dress Barn.

To register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit our website at and use the BUY NOW button beside the appropriate class on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.

Although Jean Corbett is known for her informative Alcohol Ink Series of classes, she will now start another series using her love for watercolors. This class is called Watercolor for Beginners.

She will be teaching you so, so many things regarding the use of watercolors that you should not miss this class if you consider yourself a novice with watercolors.  Mark July 15th from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. on your calendar.

Did you miss the huge Pebeo event that was held here the first of May with the certified instructor for Pebeo brand products? Well, this is an extension of that series of classes. This class makes use of the 4Artist Oil-Based Markers by Pebeo in the creation of several items.

The class will be held on July 22 from 10 A.M. until noon and taught by Brenda Preuss.

All supplies will be provided and only costs $15. So come try these amazing markers!

Then Brenda will stay busy by offering another “Remember How To” class using Twinkling H2O’s which are shimmering cake watercolors. This class is on Monday, July 24 from 10-12 for $15.

All materials are supplied for the cards you.

Brain Health: It’s Never too Late to Start

Please join us at Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) for the 4th annual  “Memory Care – 2017”  Community Information Event (CIE).  It will be held on Thursday, July 20, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center from 1 to 4 P.M.

Important information on issues of brain health will be shared with all who attend.

Mr. Andrew Dougherty, co-founder of Medical Interactive Education and Genesis Brain Health Institute will speak to improving one’s brain health and discuss slowing the progression of cognitive impairment.   Mr. Dougherty has done extensive research of the epidemiology behind dementia and has given numerous talks throughout the country on this subject.

Ms. Linda Hassler, Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Educator will discuss a brain-healthy diet and foods that have shown to support long term positive cognition.

Cyd Riede, Care Consultant for the Caring Connections Program of FGRS will briefly explain some of the programs and support resources available in Cumberland County.

Over 25 staffed booths with informational resources, nationally acclaimed pamphlets, books, and CDs will be offered free-of-charge. So come early and stay late to visit with the many booths, vendors and providers sharing vast sources of information.

For any questions or for more information, call 931-456-7272.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet on July 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M. July 11.

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.

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.  They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train.

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 38501.

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).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is 20 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 38501.

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.

If you have any questions please call (931) 520-9624  or come by the UCHRA Central Office in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville.

NARFE meeting set

The National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees (NARFE), Cumberland County Chapter 1719, will meet in the private dining room at Shoney’s  Restaurant (Route 40, Exit 317) at noon on Tuesday, July 11.

Following a no host lunch, attendees will hear from Kimberly Patterson, with the Cumberland County Recycle Program.  Cumberland County has 14 strategically located centers county-wide as well as the largest complex located on Maryetta Street in Crossville (not far from the fairgrounds).

If you’re wondering whether to throw your Campbell Soup cans in metal or mixed, you’ll get the answer at the meeting.   We’ll be talking trash.

President, Ellie Kellermann, invites all area federal government  employees to join us – US Postal Service employees are welcome.

Plans will be discussed for the annual Red, White and Blue family picnic.  We’ll have updates on legislation affecting the folks who make sure your food and water is safe, our borders manned, national parks staffed, the military fed and clothed, our skies kept safe, the mail delivered, and a myriad of other tasks large and small all of which contribute to the well being and safety of U.S. citizens.

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 P.M. and continue until 9 P.M.

For more information   contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097  or email us at [email protected] Come try us out and have fun doing so!