Vista Gatherings – July 28, 2015

Glade Hospice to meet

The August monthly  meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, August 3, in the social hall of St. Francis Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Rd, Fairfield Glade.

The meeting will begin with our social gathering and refreshments at 2:30 P.M., with the business meeting  to follow at 3 P.M.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcome for the opportunity to learn more about the fund raising mission and work of this Hospice Auxiliary.

For further information, please contact Shirley Wilkinson, membership chairman at 456-0032.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raises funds for the Hospice of Cumberland County, specifically to support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility, which accommodates all persons, without consideration of ability to pay.

Kinseekers to study land records August 6

The Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade meet the first Thursday each month at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 529 Snead Drive from 1 to 3 P.M.

The subject for August will be Finding and Using Land Records.  (Which is more confusing, finding them or figuring out how to read them?)  Loreda Davis will take us step by step through the process.

July’s meeting dealt with Family Reunions:  Should they be single branch of the family or multiple, should they be adults only or include children, grandkids and great grands?

Should they be held at a park or campground, or at a family residence, or at a restaurant?  Should they be potluck or catered?  Should they be held yearly, bi-yearly, every 5 years?  Should there be a set charge or just donations?

And, the answer is…YES!  In other words, there is no One-Set-In-Stone-Absolutely-Right Reunion rule.  Each family is different, every family’s situation changes from year to year.

There are 3 suggested guidelines: PDF…Plan.  The more time you have, the better; start planning the next reunion during or immediately after the current one. Delegate.  Don’t try to do it all.  Fun. This is the goal of every reunion.

Kinseekers of Fairfield is open to anyone interested in genealogy.  The yearly dues are $10, but, we suggest you attend as our guest for a meeting or two to see if we can help you in your family heritage research.  Any questions?  Contact [email protected]

Other genealogy groups in the area are The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center, 95 First Street, Crossville, The Cumberland County Genealogy Society that meets the first and third Monday monthly at 6 P.M. at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street, Crossville, and the Celtic Circle, which meets the second Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312  East First Street, Crossville.

Contact Barbara at [email protected]

Glade Democratic Ice Cream Social Event

The Fairfield Glade Democratic Club cordially invites you to their 2015 Ice Cream Social at the Dartmoor Marina patio on Saturday, August 15th. From 12 noon to 2 P.M., you can enjoy our cool and delicious sundaes for only $3 each.

Take advantage of the day by enjoying one of the lovely Fairfield Glade amenities with beach access as well as pontoon rentals.

The gathering will enable Glade residents to mingle with other Democratic neighbors and meet the  Glade Democratic Club Executive Board.

Seniors can learn Bagpipes at FPSC

James Winslow, professional bagpiper, has over 10 years of experience.  Playing for numerous special events, including – but not limited to – weddings and funerals.

He is a member of the Celtic Club in Crossville and lives with his family in Pleasant Hill.

James will be teaching, starting on Wed. August 12th  to any senior who would be seriously interested in learning the fine art of playing the bagpipes at the center, for only $5. per lesson.

Sign up now, 484-7416. If you’re not a senior, yet, you’re in luck, bagpipe lessons are available – 1st lesson is free! James  can be contacted at [email protected] or (931) 277-5472.  Bilbrey Funeral Home in Crossville, supports the arts at the Fair Park Senior Center.

Mark your calendars, James will also be playing his bagpipes as part of the 32nd Annual Pioneer Day Festival which is coming up Saturday Sept. 12th at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds.

Kayak schedule set

Hello Kayak Connection friends. We hope you were able to read the Kayak article published two weeks ago. The group meets on Saturdays. Be ready to paddle at 8:30 A.M.

Please contact Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Pat Kowalsky at 250-1159 for any questions. Here is a reminder of the July- mid August schedule:

July 25- Lake Pomeroy

Aug 1- Lake Catherine

Aug 8- Lake Malvern

Aug 15- Lake Kirkstone

Annual Lake Canterbury Regatta slated

When: Saturday, August 1, (rain date Sunday, August 2)

Theme:  “Why we Live Here” or “Pirates and Pearls” (representing 30 years) Come celebrate 30 years of fun, family, and fellowship at the Lake Canterbury Regatta.  Decorate your boat to commemorate your favorite activity in our community (swimming, golfing, fishing, hiking, biking, gardening, napping, etc) or representing 30 years – Pirates and Pearls).

Meet at the dam at 3 P.M. or join the Regatta as they pass by your dock.  We will make at least two trips around the lake and dock up at Joanie & David Boggan’s dock (45 Overlook Circle).  Co-hosting the event this year will be Chuck & Diana Beacham.

Regatta set for July 25

The 2015 Lake St. George Regatta will be held Saturday, July 25.

This year’s theme is “Vacation Time”. Be creative decorating your boat! Boats gather at the marina from 2:30 to 3 P.M. and the Boat Parade is from 3 to 4 P.M.

The Regatta dinner catered by Big Boys BBQ at 4:30 P.M. at St. George Marina. St. George residents, neighbors, Fairfield Glade boaters and guests welcome.

Ohio Party scheduled

On August 15, there will be an Ohio Party held at the Library Room A from 5 to 9 P.M.

Deadline for tickets will be Aug. 9 and tickets will be $10 each.

Bring your own drinks.

For tickets or info, call Vickie or Chet at 9931-287-0261.

Spay-Ghetti Fundraiser returns thru August

Wags and Whiskers will be hosting a “Spay-Ghetti” Dinner fundraiser throughout August (Lunch or Dinner) at the Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Drive in Crossville.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant and include Genesis’ great spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and a drink.

Proceeds will benefit the Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program (this fundraiser is one of the key events to support this community service which has “fixed” over 9,000 cats and dogs).

Tickets are available by calling 931-788-2201 or visiting Happy Hound Realty, Bed and Biscuit Kennel, Cat’s Meow Resale Store or the Duplicate Store.  Check for tickets and maps.

Club eye members 

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.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.  The dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in March, May, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Dance committees, volunteers from the membership, plan the theme and menu, plus act as hosts and hostesses for a selected dance.  Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  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 your seating preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three course meal selections.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club. 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 their next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, October 13.  For more info, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]

FCA scramble slated

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting a Golf Scramble on Saturday August 22 at Lake Tansi Golf Course. Registration starts at Noon with a 1 P.M. shotgun start.

The cost per player is $100, which includes golf with cart, a Lefty’s BBQ dinner afterwards, a goody bag, hat, great team and individual prizes, and support for our local FCA huddles.

Registration forms can also be found at Lake Tansi golf course or you can call 931-372-2123.

One Step Beyond luncheon planned

Our August luncheon will be at Gondola’s Restaurant, 36 Woodmere Shopping Ctr, Crossville at NOON, AUGUST 20th (THURSDAY).

Plan to attend and mark this time and date on your calendar. One Step is a club that meets every other month for lunch at a local restaurant for those that are 50+,who are single, widowed, or divorced.

For a number count as to who wants to attend, pls call Ron Hockheiser at 931-210-4393 or Bobby Leonard 931-707-8607 on or before August 13 so we know the number in attendance.  Come join usThursday, August 20th at noon.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting set

On Thursday, August 20th at 1 P.M., the Plateau Photography Club will meet in Room C of the Library Building at Fairfield Glade.

The Topic for this month will be “Photographic Composition”.  Members will bring shots they have taken that incorporate one or more of the “Rules of Composition”.  Photos will be then viewed and discussed.

The Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group and is open to all PPCUG members.  Guests can attend all PPCUG meetings in a given month for one $3 fee.

For questions, call Larry Dove at 250-1013.

Pioneer Day Entries

Entry forms are currently being accepted for this year’s Pioneer Day and Heritage Festival.  The all day event will be held on Saturday Sept 12, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.

All venders, crafters, demonstrators, musicians, and kids activities people are encouraged to get their applications in ASAP.  Vendor applications are available on line at, or by coming by the Fair Park Senior Center at 1433 Livingston Rd. For more info. Please call 931-484-7416 and ask for Tina or Carolyn.

Fellowship Baptist’s Annual Steak Fry set

Hungry for a good steak?  How does a juicy, grilled 8 to 10 oz New York Strip steak, with a baked potato, toss salad and dressing, a roll, dessert and lemonade or sweet or unsweetened tea sound?..and all for just $10!  You read that right (go ahead, read it again!)

Fellowship Baptist Church is having their Annual Steak Fry on Saturday, August 15, with the meal being served promptly at 6:00 (CDT).  (Be late and get what’s left.) The menu for children 12 and under substitutes a hotdog and bun for the steak, and is only $4.

As a bonus, our own JoJo Kettler will serenade us as we enjoy this delicious meal and great fellowship.

Space is limited and fills up fast, so don’t delay.  Paid reservations are needed by 6:00 on Wednesday, August 12. The church office is open from 9 to Noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday; call 931- 456-2525.  If there is no answer, leave your name and phone number and someone will call you back.

The church is located at 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, 38558; that’s between and across Peavine Road from the Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.

Hebbertsburg events

Warning…only two Saturdays left this season to enjoy the food, music and fun at the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance: Saturday, August 1, and Saturday, September 5.

By popular demand, The City Lites band will be on stage; they are Marty Gibson, guitar and lead locals, Favie Miller, guitar and vocals, Glen Halverson, “Hot” Sax, and Wade England, drums. Their musical expertise ranges from classic country to country rock to blues to Jazz and ballroom waltzes and two-steps.

The catered menu, prepared on-site by the dedicated Hebbertsburg kitchen crew, is your choice of spaghetti and meat sauce with bread and butter, or BBQ sandwich with chips, both with coffee, tea, water or a soft drink, all for just $7.

Desserts and additional drinks are only $1 each. The meals are served starting at 5 P.M. (CDT) and the music is from 5:30 to 8:30 P.M.

There is a requested $4 per adult donation, but children 16 and under get in free.

All funds collected go to pay the band and to maintain the Community Center.

All our workers are volunteers.

bring your sweety, bring your neighbors, bring the kids and grandkids, bring your best friends…y’all come and have a ball!

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is about 5 miles beyond Fairfield Glade.  From the 4-Way Stop in the Glade, take Peavine Road North (away from I-40) and follow the signs to the Y in the road with a house in the center.  Take the left fork for about a block to the blue Community Center on a rise on the left.  Any questions: Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.