Vista Gatherings – July 22, 2014

New Generation Dance Event slated in October

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 P.M. with dinner served at 6:30 P.M.and dancing continuing until 9:30 P.M.

Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center and dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend our next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, October 14. For more information, please call Evelyne at 287-0097.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of dining, sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.  They meet four times per year in March, May, October and December on the second Tuesday of these months.  Membership for the first year is $35 per couple or $17.50 per single.

Dance committees are volunteers from the membership who plan the theme and menu, plus act as hosts and hostesses for that selected dance.  Invitations with menu selections  are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  Guests may attend and then consider joining our dance club.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.  If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.  Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with a check, meal selections and seating preference.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services located at 4929 Peavine Road (near Food City) on August 4 & 25 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuseor concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMPcovers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Safely extending the life of Windows XP

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will hold its next monthly meeting on Monday, July 21st and the Senior Center at 1460 S. Main St. in Crossville.  A question and answer session will begin at 6 P.M. so be sure and bring all your computer questions.  The presentation will follow.

PPCUG members Alan Baker and Carl Nordeen will present good practices for those of us who want to continue to use Windows XP after Microsoft has stopped supporting that operating system.

There are several things that should be done to safely use Windows XP until your time to upgrade is reached.

They will include how to check out your PC and software to see if it can handle Win 7 or Win 8 so that you can see what will need to be done to successfully upgrade.  They will talk about new scams, security issues and solutions, backups and simple things that one can do to improve the security and safety of a PC that is running Windows XP in today’s environment.  Guests are always welcome.  You can visit the PPCUG website at for more information.


Plateau Photography Club meeting scheduled

This month’s meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be held on Thursday, July 24th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

Members will bring their favorite shots taken this month to view and discuss.

Topics are open but the shot must be “wall-worthy” and recent.  The club is a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and we always welcome visitors and prospective members.

For questions call:  Larry Dove at 250-1013.


Golf Scramble set

The Upper Cumberland Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting a Golf Scramble on Saturday August 16 at the Heatherhurst Crag course.

Registration starts at 7 A.M. with a 7:30 A.M. shotgun start. The cost per player is $100, which includes golf with cart, a Leftys BBQ lunch, a goody bag, hat, great team and individual prizes, and support for our local FCA huddles.

Register individually or get a team together today! Registration forms can be found at all Fairfield Glade courses or you can call 931-372-2123 to register.


Membership to Glade Lions now open

The Fairfield  Glade Lions Club motto i  “We Serve”.  They serve the people in their communities with the help they need to better their lives.  Do you want to join the largest service club in the world and learn how you can help?

Attend one of the Lions Club New Member meetings.  The next one is on August 11 at 6 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church Library.  If you are interested in attending, contact any of the following:

Marty Smith 931-484-6784; Cathy Muldoon 931-456-9282; Charlie Straight 931-707-1088.


It’s Spay-Ghetti” time again in August

It’s time again for the ever-popular Wags and Whiskers “Spay-Ghetti” fundraising event at Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Dr. in Crossville.

Tickets are good for lunch or dinner anytime in the month of August and include Genesis’ great spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and a drink.

Tickets are $10, with the proceeds going to help provide low-cost pay/neuter of dogs and cats in the community.

Wags and Whiskers has funded over 8,600 of these surgeries so far but needs help reaching their 2014 goal of over 1,300.

Tickets are available at the Bed and Biscuit Kennel of Peavine Rd., Happy Hound Realty near the Peavine Rd. Dollar General store and at the Duplicate store on the four-lane at Chuckles Dr.

For more information, call 931-788-2201.


Lake St. George Regatta a “Tribute to FFG”

Residents of Lake St. George have been busy planning this year’s regatta theme, “Tribute to FFG.” The event will be held Saturday, August 2nd from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M.

Tickets are $10 per person. Deadline for purchase will be, Saturday, July 26th.

Pontoons will gather by the marina from 2:30 to 3 P.M.. About 3:00 there will be a slow progression around the lake to showcase one of the great reasons to live in Fairfield Glade.

Afterwards, please dock your boat at home and meet at the marina by 4:30.

Big Boy Barbeque will serve a meal loved by all lake residents! Remember to BYOB.

Come and promote your favorite Fairfield Glade activity, club, church, etc. Activities will include 50/50, door prizes, and great fun with area residents.

For tickets please call Anita or Jim Lister at 287-0107 and 517-749-0447 or Paula Johnson/Tim Driggs at 287-0259 or 734-776-7929.


“It’s an Island Thing”

Summer is here and fun-on-the-water is finally upon us. And the folks living on Lake Canterbury in Fairfield Glade are preparing for their Annual Boat Party.

This year’s event, entitled “It’s an Island Thing”, is scheduled for Saturday, August 2, with a ‘rain date’ designated as Sunday, August 3rd.

Residents who have boats on Lake Canterbury are invited to decorate their boat in creative and festive ways per the event theme. Select an island somewhere in the world and decorate your boat [and crew], accordingly.

The “Parade of Boats” around Lake Canterbury will convene near the dam at 3 P.M. Hosts for this year’s event are D.J. & Donna Garrison and Charley & Sherri Manker.

The ‘pitch-in’ party following the Parade of Boats will be held on the lakefront at the Garrison’s home, 234 Lakeside Drive, once the parade boats arrive and tie-off at their dock.

One of the event’s highlights will be voting for the “Best Decorated Boat”, an honor bestowed upon the boat owners, and also accompanied by the coveted ‘Pink Flamingo’ and ‘Boat Party Trophy’.

Those items will be retained…and cherished…by the award recipients until the following annual event in 2015.

If you have other questions regarding this event, you may contact the hosts at [email protected] or [email protected] .


New York Picnic Set

Save the date! The annual New York State Picnic will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30th at the St. George Marina Pavilion in Fairfield Glade from 2 to 6 P.M.

This year’s “Coney Island Theme” will feature multi-ethnic foods that we are sure will delight everyone, plus a few additional surprises. Great food, entertainment and prizes will be the agenda for the day.  All New Yorkers and guests are welcome to attend. Stay tuned for more details.


Pioneer Day announces Entertainment Sign Up

The 30th Annual Pioneer Day is looking for Musical singers and groups for this year’s outdoor stages.

Country, Bluegrass, R&B and Gospel, there are few spots still open.  The event will be held on Saturday Sept. 13th.

Please contact Tina asap before the spaces fill up, at 484-7416.


 Parade of Homes set 

“A Showcase of Newly Constructed and Remodeled Houses” will be presented on August 23-24,  in Cookeville.

Hours for the event are   Saturday 10 A.M. to 5 P.m. and Sunday noon to 4 P.M.

Presented by the Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland

Be inspired by the latest trends in design, construction techniques, building materials, and energy efficiency as you tour impressive homes in real neighborhoods.  Whether you plan to build your dream home or want to upgrade your current residence, the Parade of Homes will provide helpful ideas.

Ticket Price:  $3 in advance or $5 day of event

For More Information:


Apply for Ms. Senior  County Pageant 

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2014.  Ms. Senior Cumberland County  “Age of Elegance” Pageant.

This year’s ladies will be judged on Philosophy of Life, Evening Gown, Interview, and Community Involvement.

Wednesday August 27, 2014.  Applications are currently available at the Fair Park Senior Center, located at 1433 Livingston.

The contest is held during Senior Day at the Fair.