Vista Gatherings – July 31, 2012

Lake Canterbury Regatta set for Aug. 25

The Lake Canterbury 27th annual Regatta is scheduled for August 25. Save the date! The theme for this year is “As You Wish,” with lots of opportunity for participants to be creative.

Boats with friends, neighbors, family and plenty of noisemakers meet at the boat ramp/dam at 4 P.M.

Neighbors without boats are also welcome to catch a ride. After a tour of the lake they will all pull up to David and Joanie Boggan’s dock at 45 Overlook Circle (look for the greenhouse).

Bring hors d’oeuvres to share. Please bring your own tableware. BYOB. For more information contact the Boggan’s at 865-310-1666.


PPCUG meets Aug. 20

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday August 20 at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville.

The program topic is: “Alternatives to Microsoft Office.”

There are several alternatives available to use instead of Microsoft Office. These alternative programs are free with some exceptions. Carl Nordeen will discuss their compatibility with Microsoft Office files, their ability to open and edit files, and some limitations.

Most “Office” users will find that these programs are much easier to use than Office 2007 or Office 2010 as they have the “old” Office menus.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 P.M.

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).


Weight Loss Challenge

The Weight Loss Challenge classes are meeting every Monday and Thursday evenings until the end of September and we still have a few seats still available for anyone who is ready to change their life and make healthier choices.

All participants receive personal coaching, free metabolism testing, group support to cheer you on and best of all, it’s FUN!

The cost to join the classes is $35 and the top 3 losers will take home the cash. Average participants lose 30lbs and 30 inches during the 12-week class.

For more information, location and to register for the class, please call Margie Krivy at 931-707-1308.


Korean War vets to meet picnic-style

The Korean War Veterans will meet at noon on August 8, at St. George Marina for a picnic featured pulled pork or BBQ chicken, including all the Fixins’.

Cost is $7 per person and Plateau Members and guests, including wives and family, are urged to attend for a strictly social gathering — no speeches or formalities, just camaraderie and a good time.

For driving directions or other information, please feel free to contact Commander Bob at 931-484-8798.


Hymnsmen in concert

On Sunday, August 12,  at 6 P.M. the Hymnsmen Quartet and their band will share gospel music in concert at Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, in Fairfield Glade.

There aren’t very many musical groups around that still have band accompaniment and can claim over 50 years in existence.

The current younger group is carrying on the tradition of solid, scriptural Southern Gospel Music.

Admission is free and a Love Offering will be taken. Come and bring a friend. Questions? Call the church at 931-456-2525.


Church hosting CARE training for Alzheimer’s

The Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church is hosting an Alzheimer’s CARE training workshop on August 2 at 4 P.M.

To RSVP call 931-707-5595.

Developed by Home Instead Senior Care, the Alzheimer’s or Other Dementias CARE program incorporates an innovative, hands-on approach to help families deal with the difficult behavioral changes that often are associated with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

During the workshop, program experts will teach caregivers how to:

· Manage behaviors.

· Encourage engagement.

· Care for themselves while caring for their loved one.


Christmas in August sale

“4th Annual Christmas in August Sale, Saturday, August 25, 2012. 8 A.M. – 3 P.M. @ the Multi-purpose Building on Lakeview Drive inFairfield Glade. Holiday boutique items…original watercolors, wood bowls, beaded jewelry, garden décor, quilts, tablerunners, aprons, placemats, wreaths, tea cozys, casserole totes, baby items,purses, golf cart seat covers, and much more!! Wood Carving Demonstrations by Tom Madsen. Come and do some early Christmas Shopping foryour family and friends and you may find something for yourself. Hope to see you there!”


Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club Picnic scheduled

The Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club picnic will be held at St. George Marina from 4 to 7:30 P.M. on Friday, August 24.

There will be a catered meal, snacks, music and dancing, BYOB. Cost is $10 a person.

Light ‘N’ Lively meets the fourth Friday of the month, September-May. Annual membership dues are $50 a couple.

Current members will receive a $5 a couple discount if dues are paid before or at the picnic. First time members will pay 1/2 price dues if paid by the picnic.

For picnic/membership reservation, mail check by August 18 to Frank Radwick, 167 Pineridge Loop, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Please make checks payable to Light ‘N’ Lively. Any questions call Frank at 931-456-2931.

The club is open to all who enjoy a social evening full of music.


Gun & Knife Show promises to be kid friendly

Looking for a family friendly activity this summer?  Check out the 2nd Annual Cumberland County Gun & Knife Show at the Community Complex on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.  Local businesses, national sponsors, and law enforcement and fire prevention agencies will be on hand to entertain and educate kids of all ages.

Activities include Shooting Simulators sponsored by the Tennessee National Guard and Cumberland County Clay Crushers.  Additional hands on skills opportunities include archery with the National Wildlife Turkey Federation.  Learn about turkey hunting with local experts.  Win a custom turkey call in the kids competition.

DAISY BB, a returning sponsor, has provided shooting galleries for kids of all ages to show off their shooting skills.  Custom made DAISY BB guns are available by age group to the winning shooters.  Paint ball shooting will be available through John Deere.

Children aged 8-13 can participate in the CASE Knives “Build a Wooden Knife” class in the Country Store.  Taught at 1 P.M., 8-10 year olds are scheduled for Saturday and 11-13 year olds can participate on Sunday.  Pre-registration is recommended as space is limited.


Interested in knots?

Local Girl Scouts will be teaching “Knots and Know How” on Saturday at 3:30 P.M. in the Country Store.

Older children can enjoy learning about Ebay and Collecting at 1:30 P.M. each day in the Country Store taught by a local expert.

Younger children can enjoy the TN National Guard climbing wall.  City and County Fire Trucks and Firefighters will be on hand for kids to enjoy.


Got Bikes to spare? 

GOT BIKES? If you have a bike or bikes taking up space and gathering dust in your storage area or garage, and would like to donate them to a worthwhile cause, there is an answer — Community Bike Outreach (CBO).

CBO provides (free of charge) refurbished bicycles to children, teens, and adults of low income families for practical, cost-efficient transportation, to promote good health and provide affordable recreation.

CBO is also willing to provide classes in bicycle maintenance and bicycle safety, on request. If you would like to donate a bike (or bikes), bike parts, bike or general mechanic’s tools, please contact Tm Shally at 931-210-8180.

If you would like more information concerning the ministry, please let Shally know and he will send you an information sheet, or you can visit the central organization’s website at


Friday Bridge slated

On August 3, there will be a party bridge game @ 9:30 A.M. w/ cash prizes, and at 1 P.M. a sanction duplicate bridge game w/ Curtis as director at the Two Hearts Event hall.

For information on the games call Marcel at 456-6217.


CCIL hosting event

Cumberland County Imagination Library (CC – IL) is hosting a registration and awareness event at the Fairfield Glade Village Green mall on August 16, 17, and 18.


FOL meeting to feature boating adventure

Did you know that it is possible to circumnavigate the Eastern half of the United States? In a relatively small boat?

Ken and Brenda Bloomfield have done just that in a 50 foot cruiser!  Their journey of over 6000 miles, called the Great Loop, started right here in Tennessee at Tellico Lake and continued on to Mobile Bay, Florida, the East Coast, the Hudson River, The Great Lakes and several rivers, including the Mississippi. Their boat is the Tellico Lady.

At the August 2 meeting of the Friends of the Art Circle Public Library they will share their adventures with us.

It promises to be a fascinating experience. The meeting starts at 9:30 A.M.. with refreshments and the program will begin at 10 A.M., followed by a business meeting.

The public is cordially invited to join us and hear about this amazing journey.  Their website is


The Elks Lodge is cooking again!

On August 3, the Elks Lodge gang is offering a very generous portion of prime rib with au jus and horsy sauce plus your choice of baked or mashed potatoes, veggie and dessert all for $14 per person

Serving is 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 to 9 P.M., Monday through Saturday.

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

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


Hebbertsburg Firefighter fundraiser scheduled

Have you been planning to come to the Hebbertsburg Community Dinner-Dance ‘one-of-these-days’? This is a warning…there are only two opportunities left this year.  The next one is Saturday, August 4.

It is the annual Hebbertsburg Fire Department’s Fundraiser Picnic and Dance from 5 P.M. to 9 P.M., at the Hebbertsburg Community Center.

The Hebbertsburg Fire Hall is a very important part of this little community, located miles from anywhere else. All the firefighters are local volunteers, who are dedicated to protecting their families, friends and neighbors in times of fires and other emergencies. The Fire Hall services all of the Hebbertsburg and Smith Mountain area. While they sometimes get a small grant from VEC, the bulk of their operating monies come from this annual Fund Raiser.

There are always needs in the fire house – equipment must be kept up to date to insure the fire fighters can do their jobs promptly and safely.

There will be lots of good food starting at 5 P.M. — Hot dogs, sloppy Joes, pasta salad, slaw, soft drinks, and desserts.  And cakewalks, don’t forget their fun and famous’ cakewalks for only $1.

Music will be provided by The Tradewinds, featuring Oldies, Blues and Classic Country starting at 6 P.M.

Admission is FREE. There will be a donation BOOT and all donations are greatly appreciated. The cost for a complete meal is only $6, or, you can buy individual snack-bar items.

Have questions or want to make a donation, call Tony at 931-265-0203.


No meeting for County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

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 and the Wednesday, September 19 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.

Kinseekers to meet

The Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday August 2, 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

At the next meeting, we will have Gene Stone, Donna Fitzgerald and Joe discuss surname roots. All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all KINSEEKERS meetings.

They meet the first THURSDAY of every month. Come join us! Any questions please feel free to contact Erin at 931-456-8367


Homesteads Apple Festival Seeks Artists, Craftsmen, Authors 

The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association (CHTA) is seeking vendors for this year’s Apple Festival which will take place on September 22 and 23 on the grounds of the Tower Museum located at the junction of Highways 127 S and 68 just south of Crossville.

This two-day festival draws visitors from across the region and paid attendance is generally in the 7,000 range.

In addition to the many vendors, the festival features live music, a variety of foods including beans and cornbread, BBQ pork, hotdogs and hamburgers, fried pies, and specialty items.

Outdoor spaces are 12 x 12 feet and cost $40 for the weekend. Author’s works must be original and craft items must be handmade by the exhibitor —resale items are not permitted.

Those interested are invited to download an application from the CHTA website at or call 931- 456-5699 to obtain an application by mail. The deadline to submit an application is August 31.


Elks 10th Annual Veterans Benefit Picnic 

The Elks Lodge will hold its 10th Annual Veterans Benefit Picnic on Saturday, August 11.

It will benefit the Local and Hospitalized Veterans in Murfreesboro Tennessee.

The Picnic will be held  at Robin Hood park in Fairfield Glade from noon until 6 P.M. All public is invited.

They will be serving “all you can eat” hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw baked beans and potato salad for only $9 per person. Drinks are extra.

Music will be provided by Dennis & Sheree Long so come out and enjoy some great food, great music … but most important, you will be supporting our veterans.


Golf event slated

The United Fund of Cumberland County will hold its third Annual Golf Tournament on August 25 at Dorchester Golf Course.

The four-person  scramble  begins at 1:30 P.M. with a shot-gun start.

One of the unique features of this fun golf tournament is with the $240 entry fee  you receive a Mulligan package which includes string, forward tee and a throw.

There are prizes for the top three teams and  lots of door prizes.  The afternoon concludes with a great hamburger cookout provided by partner agency the Cumberland County Rescue Squad.

Committee members for the event are: Mary Waldo, Charlie Iannucci, Earnie Brown, Bobby Kington and Randy Speich  of CoLinx and Jason Sitton of First Bank Mortgage.

Last year the tournament raised $3,500 and this year the committee is hopeful even more money will be raised. For a donation of $50 you can be a Hole Sponsor or you may donate items to be given as door prizes.

This benefit golf tournament will enable the United Fund to provide much needed funds for 37 non-profits here within our community.

For more information please call Holly @ 931-484-4082.


Barns, Berries & Back Roads at FOL event

Do you have a sense of adventure? Do you enjoy curling up with a spellbinding thriller never wanting it to end because it’s that good? If so, you’ll want to join in on Wednesday, October 17,  for a fun-filled day with Friends of the Art Circle Library — their first “spellbinding thriller” of a Mystery Tour.

Travel on board a deluxe motorcoach with snacks and goodies on board and a “Meat-and-Three” lunch to die for!

If they tell you anymore, you’ll probably guess where they are going, and there goes all the fun – right down the drain. What they can tell you, though, is to be comfortable and wear your walking shoes, although you won’t be doing much walking. It’s OK to bring your ballet slippers if you like. Or you can just take your shoes off when the time comes… maybe.

The group will be leaving pretty early in the morning, but we’ll get you back to Crossville no later than 6 to 6:30 P.M.

You’ll want to bring your camera along for this one.

The cost is $69 per person — $5 of which goes back to the “Friends of the Library,”

For reservations and details, please call Elaine Johnston at 931-484-8228.


Vacation Bible School set at St. Alphonsus’ 

Who was that heartless and greedy little man who climbed up a tree?  To find out, you’ll have to come to St. Alphonsus’ Liguori Hall on Friday, August 3, at 7 P.M., or Saturday, August 4, at 11 A.M., which will be magically transformed into the once sinful city of Jericho, circa early A.D.

That’s when the talented Youth Group of St. Alphonsus will present the toe-tapping, finger snapping production of “What’s Up Zak”?

Children are always delightfully entertaining and these kids will enthrall you even more than most.

You will be captivated by them along with the music, dancing, the period costumes and authenticated props made by talented volunteers.

You’ll leave humming the tunes sung by the children and so skillfully played by Marian Sullivan, Crossville’s noted pianist.

Mark your calendars for either Friday, August 3, at 7 P.M., or Saturday, August 4, at 11 A.M. to see “What’s Up Zak”.  The program is free of charge but donations will be accepted to help fund next year’s show.


Lifetime Learning Project holds Friday Classes

Friday’s classes are last but not least for the Lifetime Learning Project as Marilyn Garlick continues to bring “Snapshots of Interesting and Useful Information.”

Her classes begin Sept. 7 with a presentation by John Wigington “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”; Sept. 14 — David Shippert, Atty.  “Basic Primer on Wills and Probate”; Sept. 21 — Ed LeGrand “Enjoying Tennessee Birds” ; and Sept. 28 — Susie Randleman, “Welcome to Crossville’s New Library.”

All classes are from 9 to 10 A.M. except David Shippert’s class which is 9 to 10:30 A.M.

Do you have a desire to learn to sketch?  Make plans to attend “Basic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (pencil sketching)” by Larry Harrington. His classes will be Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26 from 9 to 10 A.M.  Class limit: 20. Participants will need to purchase some supplies found listed in the Lifetime Learning Brochure available in the churches and various other locations.

Marilyn Garlick is offering a “Field Trip to Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill” on Oct. 5 at 9 A.M.  Class limit: 25. This 1887 building tells the story of the many facets of the community of Pleasant Hill.  Participants are asked to meet at the museum.

If you have had a desire to begin “Stamping” or to broaden your knowledge of this art, then plan to take this class Sept. 21 or Oct. 5 from 1 to 3:30 P.M. where you will learn all levels and techniques of card-making.  Take home three beautiful cards.  Class limit:12. Extra fee: $5.

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for registration on Aug. 7 from 1 to 2 P.M. at the Community and Conference Center. Pick up your bright yellow brochure now and choose your classes.


Elks plan celebration

The Elks 10th Annual Veterans Benefit Picnic will be held on Saturday, August 11 from noon until 6 P.M. at Robin Hood Park in Fairfield Glade.

The Elks Lodge is having their 10th annual picnic for the benefit of Local and Hospitalized Veterans in Murfreesboro Tennessee. The public is invited.

They will be serving “all you can eat” hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, baked beans and potato salad for only $9 per person. Drinks are extra.

Music will be provided by Dennis & Sheree Long so come out and enjoy some great food, great music … but most important, you will be supporting our veterans.


19th Annual Ohio Picnic set August 25

All former Ohio residents, spouses and guests, please mark the above date on your calendar and get ready for a day of fun. The 19th annual Ohio picnic is about ready to roll!

There will be a change of venue this year, as the St. George Marina Pavilion was already booked. The new location will be the Robinhood Park Pavilion.

The designated charity will again be the House of Hope.

The day will begin with the traditional golf scramble at Heatherhurst Golf Course.  They have 10 tee times beginning at 8:57 A.M. on the Crag course. You can select your own team or they will do it for you.

Entry fee for the scramble will be $3 per person. (Add it to your picnic fee.) Pay your green fees at the pro shop on August 25. The picnic will begin at 4:30 P.M. with a BYOB social hour.

The committee will provide chips and pretzels for snacks. At 5:30 P.M. there will again be a catered meal. The meal and cost will be firmed up later and revealed in future announcements along with the registration form.

From 4:30 to approximately 7:30, they will have a variety of games and activities to keep busy.


MahJongg Tournament

The third annual MahJongg Tournament will be held on August 18, in the Multipurpose building at Fairfield Glade.

Cost is $25 for lunch and prizes. For more information call Jo Ann Strauss at 931-484-8939. It begins at 9 A.M.


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.