Vista Gatherings – July 3, 2012

Visual Artists See “the Blues” at PCAC Gallery

While musicians interpret “the Blues” as a style of jazz or melancholy, visual artists see “the Blues” through color, theme, or however their creative minds desire.  Visitors to the gallery at the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC) will appreciate both the expected and unexpected use of “the Blues.”

Once a month, the Plateau Creative Art Center’s gallery exhibit changes.  On Friday, July 6, the Judged and Juried Art Show exhibit will be replaced by “The Blues” gallery exhibit.  Remember to see the Judged and Juried Show before it closes, and beginning July 6, find out what “the Blues” means to the visual artists of the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade.

The Gallery at the PCAC exhibits original artwork created by the members of the Art Guild.  Visitors enjoy viewing quality artwork including watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastels, colored pencil, photography, mixed media and also 3-D work including pottery, sculpture, and jewelry. PCAC visitors not only enjoy the gallery, they also learn about the many art classes and day-trips offered by the Art Guild.  In addition, visitors often get a bonus opportunity to see a class in progress or watch the open painting, beading, or figure drawing sessions taking place in the art studio.

The PCAC welcomes visitors seven days a week.  Hours of operation are Monday through Friday: 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. and also Saturday and Sunday: 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. The artwork is available for purchase at reasonable prices. Come enjoy the gallery exhibit at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Road).  For more information, call 931-707-7249.



Fiber Artist, Jane Tavernier, is offering classes on “Painting With Fabric” at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine), Fairfield Glade.  Students will craft finished products that are simple, inexpensive, and artistic.  These products can be added as an accent to a wall in your home or can be used as a holiday gift.

The next classes available are July 14 and September 22.  Class time for both days is from 1 P.M. – 4 P.M.  The cost for each class is $15 for members of the Art Guild and $20 for non-members.  Bring scraps of material with you to the classes to be used for the transformation into an art picture.



Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is offering summer art classes for children age 7 and up for summer time enjoyment.  This program will continue each Wednesday from 1 P.M. – 3 P.M. through August 15.  The class dates for the balance of the summer are July 4, July 11, July 18, July 25, August 1, August 8, and August 15.

Classes will be taught by Art Guild artists and will include such media as watercolors, pastels, pottery, acrylics, and others.  The cost for each class will be $12, which includes all materials. No reservation is necessary.

Classes will be held at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine), Fairfield Glade.  For additional information call 931-707-7249.



In addition to a summertime weekly schedule of art classes for children, the Plateau Creative Arts Center (PCAC) has developed a Summer Schedule of Art Classes geared for teens and adults. These are “drop-in” classes, meaning that each class stands on its own and need not be taken as part of a series. Summer is a time for visitors and vacations, so both interested residents and visitors can participate in whatever class suits their interests and availability.

In July, artist-instructor, Camilla Emerson, will teach four Thursday summer classes:  July 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. It is suggested that participants bring a brown bag lunch. Camilla excels in most art media including mixed media so she will instruct class participants using whatever medium or project they choose.  The cost of each of Camilla’s classes is $15 for members of the Art Guild or $20 for non-members.

Pastel artist-instructor, Beverly Olin, will teach the final summer class, which is scheduled for August 2 from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. Also, bring a brown bag lunch. In Beverly’s class, the participants will paint with pastels. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members.

Sign up for any of the Summer Schedule of Art Classes at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine), or call 931-707-7249 for more information or to enroll and pay by credit card.



The next meeting of the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, July 5, 2012 at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, FFG. At the next meeting, Mary Ann Trent & Cathy Tipton will discuss “using FAMILY SEARCH.ORG.” Everyone who interested in genealogy are welcome to come to this and all our meetings.

Please note that Kinseekers have changed to meet only once a month, the first Thursday of every month. For more information please call Erin at 931-456-8367.


Elks Lodge Golf Outing

The Cumberland County Elks Lodge will hold it’s annual Golf Outing on July 19, 2012.  The event will be at Deer Creek, with a shotgun start beginning at 8 A.M.  All proceeds go to sponsor Elks volunteer activities in Cumberland County.  Gifts, prizes and a day of fun on the golf course will be capped off with an incredible dinner at the Elks Lodge.  Please call the Elks Lodge at 931-484-0150 or Terry Webb at 931-484-8544 to register or for further details.


YA Authors Coming to “Teen Summer Reading”

The Art Circle Public Library invites all to the “Teen Summer Reading” on July 5 from 2 P.M. to 4 P.M.

Featured authors will be Chelsea Fine (Archers of Avalon series), M. Leighton (“Blood Like Poison”, “Nine Lives”, “The Fahllen” & “The Eclipse” series), Tiffany King (“Saving Angel” series & “Wishing for Someday Soon”), Angeline Kace (“Descended by Blood” series), K.C. Neal (“Pyxis” series), Heather Hildenbrand (“Dirty Blood” & “Cold Blood” series) and mother/son duo Carol & Adam Kunz (YA paranormal fantasy series, “The CHILDE”).

Please join us for a book signing and goodie give-a-way!  This event is open to the public, but only teens will be entered in the prize drawing.

The Art Circle Public Library is located at 3 East St, Crossville, TN 38555.  For more information please call 931-484-6790.


Carry Permit Classes Offered at Gun & Knife Show

August 4-5, 2012

Are you interested in obtaining a Concealed Weapon Carry Permit?  Carry permit classes will be offered on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5 at the Cumberland County Gun & Knife Show.  Taught by experienced instructor Rita Kitchens, the cost is $75 per person.  Five hours of classroom instruction will take place in the Country Store at the Cumberland County Community Complex.  At the end of the classroom instruction, the participants will move to a private shooting range to complete their certification requirement.

Cumberland County will be hosting the second annual Gun & Knife Show on August 3-5 at the Cumberland County Complex at 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville, TN  38555.  The event is being held to raise funds to promote programs for local kids in our area and to show off the Cumberland County Community Complex to residents and visitors.

Please contact Rita Kitchens at 931-788-1267 with questions.



Plateau Chapter #297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, will meet next on Wednesday, July 11, starting at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonhenge Drive. For further information and/or driving directions, please contact Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.

Remember to wear your uniform if you have it and to bring along non-perishable food items to stock the pantry at the Veteran Service Officer’s office in Crossville. Mark Daniels, Cumberland County VSO, uses these food products to assist community veterans in need of help.

Subjects to be discussed are the 2012-2013 budget, the August 8 picnic, the bus trip to Chattanooga, the new and larger American Flag to be flown at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center, and the House of Representatives Bill to exempt Korean Veterans and organizations from certain taxes.  It should be noted that all KWVA social trips and gatherings are paid for individually by the members—none of these funds come out of the treasury.

Cumberland County and travelling Korean Vets are always welcome to attend the meetings. Membership is $25 annually and is pro-rated according to the time of the year for the original year. If you served anywhere in the world during the Korean War June 1950-July 1953 or have served in the Korean area since, YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR MEMBERSHIP!  COME, CHECK US OUT!!!  YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY YOU DID!!!


Plateau PC Users Group

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday July 16, at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville. NOTE SUMMER MEETING TIME IS 6 P.M.  The program topic is: “Comparison of Word 2003 File Menu to Word 2007 and 2010 Ribbons”.  Screen format in each of these versions is different.  Carl Nordeen and Alan Baker will do a side by side comparison of the differences, including Word 2003 menus and where to find the equivalent in Word 2007 and 2010 ribbons.  Also to be covered are how to format text, paragraph settings, columns, adding headers and footers, how to save files (including “save as”). Other formatting options such as page setup, margins, views, find/replace, insert picture etc. will also be shown.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 P.MNote Summer meeting time.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation (speaker) beginning at 7 P.M.  The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers.  Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.  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 A.M – 9 P.M., only please).


Cumberland County Piecemakers

Due to the 4th of July Holiday, there will be no business meeting for the Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

The Wednesday, July 18 Sew-In, is “Christmas In July” with  “Our Parade of Trees Workshop” and “Our Quilt Show Workshop.”

Also, due to the 127 Yard Sale, during the first week of  August, there will be no business meeting for the Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild.

The Wednesday, August 15 Sew-In, will be “Come and Learn Stack ‘n Whack” with Lois Miller.

Please  pre-register early for this class as there will be a supply list and instructions.  For more information and pre-registrations, contact Wynnell Busch @ 931-456-2673.


The Elks Lodge is cookin’ again!

On July 6 the gang is offering a very generous portion of prime rib with au jus and horsey sauce plus your choice of baked or mashed potatoes, veggie and dessert all for $14 per person.

Dinner is served from 5-7 P.M.  So don’t wait, make your reservations now!  Call the Lodge at 931-484-0150 between the hours of 12-9 P.M., Monday through Saturday.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests.  If you are 21 or over, an American citizen, believe in God and are interested in the Elks organization, call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can carpool that would be greatly appreciated.

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40.




2nd American Bridge event will be held on July 6 at 1 P.M.  Bring your partner and have more fun playing bridge at Two Hearts Event Center at 24 Oak Rd., Crossville, just past Kroger on the left side of Sparta Hwy. If you have any questions please call Marcel @ 931-456-6217.




Lifetime Learning has something that is sure to interest you.

Learn Conversational Spanish with Flory Dunigan Sept. 12-

Oct. 31, from 8:45-9:45 A.M.  She will concentrate on grammar and vocabulary for practical uses.  Class limit 15.

Kristy Adams, State Health Program Coordinator at Upper Cumberland believes there is more to Medicare than most people know so she will be leading Medicare and You.  Learn to use Medicare’s website, get answers to your questions, discuss differences in the Medicare plans, protect yourself from Medicare fraud and more.  Her class is Sept. 10 – Oct. 15; 10-11 A.M.

Can’t get to Paris? Then French Flair Cooking is for you.  Michele Cooke will teach you how to make a special soup, wonderful main dish, and two elegant deserts.  Class limit 12, extra fee $20. Oct. 31, Nov, 7, 14 from 1-3 P.M.

Reading is what you prefer? Come to Rosemary Ferry’s class and learn

about Great Books each Wed. from Sept. 5 through April 2013.  Read and discuss works on drama, poetry, and essays.

Look for further information on all of the classes in this newspaper and in the

Lifetime Learning Booklets that will be in the churches and various other

places around Fairfield Glade on July 1.  Then come to the Community and Conference Center on Tues. Aug. 7, from 1-2 P.M. and register.  If your chosen class is limited, come early to get a low number for registration.  Limited classes fill up quickly.

(Please note:  Monday “Faithbooking” by Stacey Bryant has been canceled)


Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild

Renowned Mid-Western Art Quilter Terre Klipsch will join the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilters and their guests during the regular monthly meeting scheduled for July 20 from 9-11:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

Klipsch’s presentation entitled the “Evolution of an Art Quilter” is complemented by her trunk show of samples illustrating her journey to her art. Fantastic Quilt Guild members welcome guests to join them for the program at a cost of $5/person which may be paid at the door.

In addition to the morning presentation, Klipsch will teach a class entitled “Free Motion Thread Play” from 1-4 P.M. on the 20th. Cost of the class is $20 for members, and $25 for non-members.  To register for class, make payment, and obtain a supply list, call Kathi Krambeck (cell  HYPERLINK “tel:563-271-7280” \t “_blank” 563-271-7280). Payment is required at the time of registration for the class.

The meeting will begin with the usual business meeting and will conclude with member show and tell.  The fat quarter color for the month of July is a fabric of your choice.

The purpose of the Fantastic Quilt Guild is to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, service, preservation, and social camaraderie.  Guests are always welcomed. For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild President Sharon O’Shea at 931-484-3165.


Faith Bible Fellowship of Fairfield Glade Cordially Invites You to Our Annual



Wednesday, July 4 from 3 until 5 P.M., Faith Bible Fellowship is hosting a community picnic located at the United Methodist Church Pavilion, 231 Westchester Drive in Fairfield Glade.

The Gospel & Patriotic musical entertainment will be provided by Dennis Donald, co-founder of D-Squared Productions.  Dennis is just returning back home to FFG after a successful six week, sold-out run of the musical, “Hank Williams—the Lost Highway” at the Wayside Theatre in Virginia.  He will be performing a variety of musical selections accompanied by a video presentation.

In addition, we are pleased to provide sloppy joes, hot dogs, rolls, condiments and drinks (iced tea, lemonade and water) at no cost to our guests, friends and neighbors!  We just ask that you bring your favorite side dish or dessert to share.  We know you will enjoy wonderful music, fellowship and food.

For details and to R.S.V.P., so we can know how much food to provide; please call

Linda or Dave at 931-707-0347.


Commodity Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cumberland County, Thursday July 5, 2012 from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Crossville Community Complex.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities.

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.


2012 Lifetime Learning Fall Classes Available

By Trudy Hetrick

Mark your calendar now. Registration for Lifetime Learning will be Tuesday,

August 7, 1-2 P.M. at the Community and Conference Center on Stonehenge Dr.

in Fairfield Glade. Please note the time change. All classes are available to

Fairfield Glade residents for a one time registration fee of $12.  Some classes

may require an additional fee.

Lifetime Learning will begin Monday September 10, 9-10 A.M. with an introduction to

our local military museum presented by Anita Boring, Director of Crossville’s Military

History Museum.  She will provide information about displays of all our wars

from the Civil War to the Iraq War. Class will continue through October 15.

Monday September 24; October 8,15, 22; 1-2:30 P.M., Stacey Bryant will teach Faithbooking.

Faithbooking gives  you the opportunity to share your journey of faith with children

and grandchildren. You will make a book which will include favorite hymns and scriptures

as well as  faith-challenging events in your life.

Monday October 8-November 5; 10:30-noon, “The Power of a Whisper, Hearing God and

Having The Guts to Respond” by Edward DeVries, Ph.D..  A multi-media and group

discussion.  Learning to hear God’s whispers among the many competing noises of

life.  This powerful, yet practical, small-group program uses video, related reading

material, and a study guide for personal application.  Book fee $10.

Watch for information in this newspaper each week as the Tuesday through

Friday classes are introduced throughout June and July.


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet July 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, July 10 at 6:30 P.M.  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 (931-456-0397) or Franc Conner (931-337-1247) for information.



The 4th of July falls in mid-week this year, so, the holiday will be celebrated the following weekend.  Have you decided where to spend the evening of Saturday, July 7?  A great suggestion for local, inexpensive family fun is the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance from 6 P.M. to 9 P.M.

It is only 5 miles, about 10 minutes, from the 4-Way stop in Fairfield Glade, heading away from I-40; admission is just $3 a person for those over 16, and children are free.  The home-cooked Spaghetti Dinner complete with bread and a beverage is only $5 and you can purchase desserts and additional beverages for just $1.  All proceeds go to cover the band cost and the ongoing maintenance and upkeep of the Community Center.

Their musical entertainment will be Jack Melling and Sounds of the Country, a pleasurable and unique blend of Classic Country, blues and bluegrass; with Jack doing vocals and rhythm guitar, Terry King on steel guitar, Rob Baker with lead guitar and vocals, Duane Wager on bass and vocals, and Bryan Rigney playing the drums.

When the band takes a break, the clogging and line-dancing music comes on.  The whole idea is to have fun and everyone does; dancers and watchers alike.

During breaks we also have our Fun and Famous Cake-Walks.  For just $1 you can waltz around the circles and possibly win a delicious cake, provided by the Hebbertsburg ladies.

So, come on down …bring your family (children are welcome), bring your neighbors, bring an entire gang; you’ll see old friends and make new ones while enjoying good, clean, old fashion fun.  Any questions, call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.


Sonoma Valley Bracelet Class Offered at PCAC

The Sonoma Valley Bracelet, a Linda Farber design, is a crystal flower bracelet of great charm and elegance that can be worn to the grocery store as easily as to a formal dinner party.

The Sonoma Valley Bracelet is an intermediate beading project but one that confident, beginning students can also tackle successfully.  Once the stitch is learned it can also be adapted for earrings and necklace.

Popular jewelry artist-instructor Linda Farber will offer this three-hour beading class on Tuesday, July 10, from 9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M.  The class fee is $20 for members or $25 for non-members.  All materials will be provided by the instructor and can be paid for at time of class at a cost of $15 to $20.

Registration must be made by July 1 so adequate materials can be ordered.  Any student registering after July 1 will be responsible for his/her own materials and can pick up a materials list at time of registration.

Check out the sample bracelet and register for the Sonoma Valley Bracelet Class at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine Road).  For more information or to enroll and pay by credit card, call 931-707-7249.

This beading class and many other fine art classes are offered at the PCAC by the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3)organization and an equal opportunity provider.  Website:  HYPERLINK “” .


 Painting class offered

Fiber Artist, Jane Tavernier, is offering classes on “Painting With Fabric” at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine), Fairfield Glade.  Students will craft finished products that are simple, inexpensive, and artistic.  These products can be added as an accent to a wall in your home or can be used as a holiday gift.

The class dates are,  July 14 from 1 P.M – 4 P.M., and September 22 from 1 P.M. – 4 P.M.  The cost for each class is $15 for members of the Art Guild and $20 for non-members.  Bring scraps of material with you to the classes to be used for the transformation into an art picture.

Register for the Fabric Art Classes at the PCAC or call 931-707-7249 for more information or to enroll and pay by credit card.  The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is a not-for-profit 501 ©(3) organization and an equal opportunity provider.


Jehovah’s Witnesses Invite All to Attend “Safeguard Your Heart!” Convention

The 270 members of the three congregations of Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Crossville area will be attending their annual three-day convention July 27-29.

The theme of this year’s program is, “Safeguard Your Heart”.  Witnesses believe that the figurative heart, which is what a person is on the inside, needs protection if one is to have a good relationship with God and lasting happiness in life.

The convention will be held at the Hooper Eblen Center, Tennessee Tech University, 110 McGee Blvd. Cookeville, TN.  The public is invited to attend any session or the entire program.  These sessions are open to the public and are free.

Morning sessions will begin at 9:20 A.M. and conclude at 12:10 P.M. each day.  On Friday, the afternoon session will begin at 1:50  P.M. and end at 4:55 P.M.

On Saturday, the afternoon session will start at 1:35 P.M. and finish at 4:55  P.M. Sunday, the afternoon program will begin at 1:25  P.M. and conclude at 3:40  P.M.


Greeters Needed for Gun & Knife Show 

Are you interested in volunteering at a unique event?  Cumberland County will be hosting the second annual Gun & Knife Show on August 3 -5 P.M. at the Cumberland County Complex at 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville.

The event is being held to raise funds to promote programs for local kids in our area and to show off the Cumberland County Community Complex to residents and visitors.

Greeters will make sure all vendors and visitors feel welcome and appreciated.  They will be asked to promote Cumberland County as a whole in terms of restaurants, activities, and other businesses. Volunteer shifts are available on Friday, Saturday and Sunday to accommodate anyone’s schedule. Volunteer needs include:

• helping vendors unload and set up,

• handing out door prize tickets,

• directing visitors to different attractions at our event,

• offering assistance to vendors needing a break,

• coordinating the Featured Exhibition and Featured Educator locations,

• conducting exit surveys, and

• offering suggestions for other activities and locations in Cumberland County.

Whether you are or are not an gun or knife enthusiast or collector, there is something for all volunteers to enjoy. This is an opportunity for you to help the young people in our community and show your pride to visitors and tourists. Please contact Jan Fisher at 931-787-2032 or [email protected] with questions.


Pro-Troop Rally 

Organizers of the annual July 4 Pro-Troop Rally have announced a program honoring our troops and veterans will be held 9 A.M. until 1 P.M. Wednesday, July 4 at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

The celebration will include several interesting and informative speakers as well as entertainers Jay Fox, D. J. Garrison and others. There will be a parade, a clown , fire truck, K-9 unit and other interesting areas. The Military Museum will also be open.

The program will include a flag folding ceremony and presentation and recognition of all military branches.

Food, soft drinks, and water will be available at no charge; all donated by local merchants.

Donations recieved will be for the County’s Veteran Service Office.

Limited seating will be available, but suggest you bring lawn chairs.

For more information, contact Debbie, 931-248-1562.


Concert scheduled

The Cumberland County Community Band and Chorus will hold its second Annual Veterans Benefit Concert.

The concert will be Thursday November 8, at 7 P.M., at Stone Memorial High School.  All donations received at the door will be benefit the Cumberland County Veterans Emergency Fund.


Save the Date – NYS Picnic

The New York State picnic will be held on Sunday, September 9 from 1 P.M. to 4:30 P.M. at the St. George Marina Pavilion. Food, prizes, music, and a whole lot of fun!

Additional information to follow.

Call Thomas Covino at 931-707-9314 or 931-335-6758.


Golf Fundraiser set

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will hold its 2012 Golf Fundraiser on Friday, July 27 at Heatherhurst (Brae) Golf Course.

The event will begin with a 7:30 A.M. shotgun start.  The cost is $75 per person which includes golf, cart and luncheon to follow.

The format will be 2 net best balls. Teams: 4 man/women/mixed.

For information call:  Dawn Robb 931-456-5601 or check the Art Guild Website: at