Vista Gatherings – July 25, 2017

Plateau Photography Club Meeting Aug. 17

For the August meeting of the Plateau Photography Club, members will bring in “Signs of Summer” shots for review and discussion.

The meeting will be on Thursday, August 17th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.  Members of the PPCUG are welcome and guests may participate for a $3 monthly fee for all PPCUG meetings.

For information, call Ed Thornblade at 456-6020.”

Kinseekers to Hear Military Genealogist

If you have any question about military history, especially dealing with any of the American wars, mark your calendars right now to attend the August 3 Kinseekers meeting. The guest speaker will be Dr. George Schweitzer, whose speciality is Military Genealogy.

This man is amazing; not only does he bring history to life, he includes humor.

The Kinseekers meet the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M. (CT) in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade. Park in the Sanctuary side parking lot. The dues are $10 a year, but, please come the first time as our guest.

Any questions or want more information about Kinseekers?  Contact [email protected]

Forensic Genealogy topic at Celtic event

Mark Tuesday, August 1 on your calendar and join us at 6 P.M. (CT). for another great program, this one by Forensic Genealogist, James A. (Jim) Marlow, local attorney and world traveler.

Jim, who is part of the local Graham clan, served in the military overseas, and has done in-depth genealogy research abroad.  So, what is Forensic Genealogy?  Well, you’ll have to attend our August 1 gathering to find out. Jim is not only knowledgeable, he’s also a very interesting speaker. Remember, you don’t have to have Celtic blood in your veins, or be involved in serious genealogy to attend.

The group meets at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville (it’s 1/2 way between Main Street and Peavine Road). We meet.the first Tuesday each month, with a time of snack-food and fellowship from 6 to 6:30 P.M. and a program from 6:30 to 8 P.M.

To be included in our monthly Celtic Newsletter, or if you have any questions about us, just email [email protected] Membership is free, with no dues or meeting requirements.

Hebbertsburg dinner and dance scheduled

A record number of folks have enjoyed the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance so far this season, both ‘repeat regulars’ and some brand new faces. We appreciate each one, and hope you are one of them.  However, if you’ve missed out so far, don’t despair, you still have two opportunities get in on the fun; on August 5 and September 2.

On Saturday, August 5, the doors will open at 4 P.M. (CT), the meals will be served starting at 5 or earlier if everything is cooked and ready to serve.  The band may start playing by 5:15.

As per usual, you can chose the home-cooked spaghetti dinner, with meat sauce, cheese garnish and bread, or the BBQ sandwich with chips, either one with a soft drink, coffee, tea or water, for just $7.  Additional drinks or a dessert are only a $1 more.  Adults’ admission donation is $4, and children 16 and under, are free.

The City Lites Band; Marty Gibson, lead guitar and vocals, Flavie Miller, guitar and vocals, Wade England on the drums and Glen Holverson on the Sax, will entertain you with a variety of music from waltzes to jazz to jitter-bug and blues, with country and Rock along the way.

And, don’t forget our own wonderful Sweet T’s Cloggers who keep our feet stompin’ and our hands clappin’ during the band’s breaks.  That’s also when everyone can try to win a delicious cake, donated by a dedicated Hebbertsburg volunteer, for our ‘Fun ‘N Famous Cake-Walk’, at just $1 a chance.  The winner can take the cake home, or share it with the crowd.  All monies received, go to compensate the band and to maintain the Community Center; all our workers are volunteers.

From the 4-Way Stop in Fairfield Glade, take Peavine Road North (away from I-40) and follow the signs approximately 5 miles to the Y in the road with the lovely stone house in the center. Take the left fork of the Y about a city block, to the blue Community Center building on the left.  Any questions, call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

Knights of Columbus annual Tootsie Roll” Drive begins July 28th.

The Knights of Columbus Council in Fairfield Glade is preparing for the annual MR Drive (known as the Tootsie Roll Drive) beginning Friday July 28th.

The proceeds assist the local charity Hilltoppers Inc. The MR Drive is conducted annually at Knights of Columbus councils throughout the United States and Canada.  The purpose of our local drive is to help intellectually challenged adults in Cumberland County and Tennessee.  This drive is a very active demonstration of the first principal of our order, which is Charity.

The 2017 MR Drive will be conducted on 2 separate weekends (Friday and Saturday), July 28th/29th and August 11th/12th.

The local stores who so generously allow our members to use their facilities for this drive are Food City Fairfield Glade, Save-a-Lot, Tractor Supply and IGA. Look for us in the bright yellow and red reflective vests and get your free Tootsie Roll. You may also make a donation to help your less fortunate neighbors. We appreciate the generous support we receive from the folks of Cumberland County each year.

For more information or to make a direct donation, call Donat Renaud at 931-287-0312 or Dick Bishop  931-456-7832.

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.

Games are single deck, with opening bids of 16, dealer stuck at 15.

Games are scheduled to be played monthly until each team has played all others in their “flight”.

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 was held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, and they look forward to celebrating there again next year.

Get yourself  a partner (friend, spouse, significant other) and sign up ASAP.

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.

Learn to Play Bridge 

Learn Bridge in a Day (LBIAD) seminars have been a huge success.  Everyone always has a fun day of bridge.  New friendships and partnerships have been developed as a result of the seminars, and those new players continue to enjoy this fascinating game.

On August 19, Kevin Wilson will present a Learn Bridge in a DayTM seminar at the Fairfield Glade Conference and Community Center.  The seminar is from 12 P.M. to 5 P.M. Check-in is 11:30 am. Participants will be introduced to the basics of playing and scoring contract bridge.  Coaches will be on hand to guide in actual play and to answer questions:

This program is designed for those who have never played bridge, but it is also for someone who might have played bridge years ago and would like to be re-introduced to the basics.

Most importantly, it is for anyone looking or an opportunity to meet new people while playing this fun and fascinating game.

Participation in the one-day seminar will include follow-up beginning lessons at no additional charge.  Beginning with the third lesson, there will be a charge of $5 per person.

The follow-up bridge lessons will be held on Mondays from 1 to 3 P.M. or Wednesdays from 9 to 11 A.M. beginning August 21 and 22.

Pre-registration is recommended due to seating availability.  Register by calling 931-260-4442 today to reserve your seat.  The cost is $20.

Check-in time is 11:30 and the seminar begins at Noon.  Your new best friend and partner just might be there waiting to meet you.

The FFG Community Center is located at 128 Stonehenge Dr.  For additional information, call 931-260-4442.

First aid classes offered

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, July 29th, at 9 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $35 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.  This CPR class can be taken by anyone, it is not only for healthcare providers.

There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location beginning at 1:30 P.M.  The cost for this class will be $30 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.

If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $60 per person.  Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for one or both classes.

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.

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 – www.aarp.org/dsc.

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.

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 www.FACSTN.com and use the BUY NOW button beside the appropriate class on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.

The month of July will end with a class on the 29th in which Sandra Hall will again teach the Introduction to Bible Journaling. The cost of this class is $20 with all supplies being provided, with the exception of your personal Bible. The class begins at 10 a.m. and will last until 12 p.m. or a little later.

Then while Sandra is in town, she will hold another Bible Journal Connection from 1:30 – 3 p.m. on the same day, July 29th.

Mark your calendar for August 5th from 10 until 12. Barb Pelak will show you how to make a lovely notebook with a stamped cover and coordinated card which can be used as a journal, scrapbook or notebook. I believe she has thrown in another card for you to make, so sign up now for only $15.

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 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).

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.

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] Come try us out and have fun doing so!