Vista Gatherings – July 4, 2017

Korean War Vets meet

“Total Business” is how Cmdr Gene termed the July meeting of Plateau Chapter #291, Korean War Veterans AssociatioOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION.

The meeting starts at 1 p.m. sharp at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center on Stonehenge on Wednesday, July 12.

Guests are always welcome—call Cmdr Gene for questions or driving directions at 931-484-4610.

This will be the last meeting before their summer picnic, August 9, at the St George Marina starting at noon — this affair will also be their monthly meeting.

Guests are welcome at the same price as members, or $7.00, for a typical summer picnic feast.  Please plan on attending and bring your spouse, girlfriend, significant other, neighbors, family members, and/or friends!!!  Always plenty to eat!!!

The Korean War Vets would again like to thank the community for participating in our spring fund raiser—Thanks so much and remember, upwards of 90% of the funding stays in Cumberland County!!!

Model Railroad Club To Meet on July 10

The Crossville Model Railroad Club will hold their monthly meeting Monday, July 10 at 5:30 P.M. in the event center at the Crossville Outlet Center.

The club operates the large model railroad display at the mall. Included are operating layouts in G,O,HO, N and Z scales.  Members include those who own their own layout and those who run trains only at the club.

Anyone interested in railroads or model railroads is welcome to attend.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting July 20

At the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club, members will be bringing in shots depicting the 4th of July, patriotism, fireworks, flags, etc.  The Club meets the third Thursday of the month, July 20th, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

The meeting is free for members of the Plateau PC Users Group and guest are always welcome for a $3 fee.  For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

NARFE meeting set

The National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees (NARFE), Cumberland County Chapter 1719, will meet in the private dining room at Shoney’s  Restaurant (Route 40, Exit 317) at noon on Tuesday, July 11.

Following a no host lunch, attendees will hear from Kimberly Patterson, with the Cumberland County Recycle Program.  Cumberland County has 14 strategically located centers county-wide as well as the largest complex located on Maryetta Street in Crossville (not far from the fairgrounds).

If you’re wondering whether to throw your Campbell Soup cans in metal or mixed, you’ll get the answer at the meeting.   We’ll be talking trash.

President, Ellie Kellermann, invites all area federal government  employees to join us – US Postal Service employees are welcome.

Plans will be discussed for the annual Red, White and Blue family picnic.  We’ll have updates on legislation affecting the folks who make sure your food and water is safe, our borders manned, national parks staffed, the military fed and clothed, our skies kept safe, the mail delivered, and a myriad of other tasks large and small all of which contribute to the well being and safety of U.S. citizens.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet on July 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M. July 11.

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 (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

Dance event slated

Attention all residents of Fairfield Glade, Crossville and Tansi.  The Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club will celebrate a Red, White, and Blue event at their dance on Friday, July 14.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library (formerly the Multi-purpose Building) on Lakeview Drive just past the Legends Country Club and Druid Hill Golf Club.

The music will be provided by Dennis Long, for dancing from 7 P.M. to 10 P.M.  The cost is $10.00 per couple and $5.00 for a single.  This is a BYOB and snacks event.

Dessert, Coffee, and ice will be provided.  The hosts will be Mary Burnett, Rich Weiberg, Carol and Bob Nauman. Please call Doris Kotecki (931-707-7548) with any questions.

Celtic Circle to Meet Tuesday, July 11

Because Independence Day falls on the first Tuesday, we will be meeting a week later, on Tuesday, July 11, at their regular location, the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville (that’s 1/2 way between Peavine Road and Main Street), with ‘An INDOOR PICNIC’ starting at 6 P.M.

The program starts at 6:30 P.M.  The cost of attending is free and you don’t have to be doing genealogy research to attend, nor do you need to have any Celtic blood in your veins.

If you’d like more info about them or just want to receive their monthly email letter, please send an email to Barbara at [email protected], or plan to join them on July 11.

They will have a special guest speaker, Red McWilliams, known as “America’s Celt” at the July 11 Gathering.  Red, a Celtic comedian, plays both guitar and drums, sings mostly Scottish songs and ballads, and has entertained at Renaissance Fairs all across the USA as well as in many places overseas.  He has produced numerous CDs and will have them available for purchase at the Gathering.

If time permits, he may introduce a fellow entertainer, Jon Reneau and his wife, Heidi.

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 –

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.

Photo Editing workshop scheduled for July 13

The photo workshop group will meet Thursday, July 13th, at 1 P.M. for their regular monthly meeting at the Fairfield Glade Library Lower Level Room C.

This month’s topic will be a broad overview of the Photo Editing software applications on the Market and will include a new feature, “Ask the experts”.

If you have a photo editing question, bring it to the meeting and “ask the experts”.

A work project will be assigned if you want to try to work on some editing assignments.  Nonmembers are invited to attend for a $3 fee, which entitles you to attend not only the workshop, but also the PC users club and Photography July meetings.

If you have questions or would like the project information sent to you, email the questions or project request to [email protected]

Help Hebbertsburg Celebrate on July 1

The July monthly meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, July 10 at 3 P.M. at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall.

They will be discussing and closing out the June 10 “Butterfly Release” and the July 6 “Masquerade Jewelry & Accessory”Sale which were both extremely successful.

The Auxiliary will also be finalizing the plans for the “Just For Kicks” Raffle of 2 Tennessee Titans Football tickets along with an overnight hotel stay.  The raffle tickets are going like “hotcakes” at $20 /ticket or 3 for $50 and the drawing will be held on September 1, 2017 (specific game to be announced by April, 2018.)

In addition, we will be working with our “Fashions and Faces of Fall”  committee to make this the best fashion show ever.  It will be held at the Fairfield Community Church and Lilly Pad of Sweetwater, TN will be providing the fashions along with finger food from The 5th Street Market.

All members are encouraged to invite their neighbors and friends to come with them to learn more about Hospice Auxiliary and their many fund-raising missions.  There are opportunities to participate suited for everyone.

All monies raised be Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary are used to support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of their ability to pay.  Please join us in support of this worthy cause.  There are opportunities suited for everyone.

Vacation Bible School scheduled July 9-14

Come to VBS on July 9 – 14!  Hear Apostle Paul speak of his experiences in first century Rome and be part of an early church family.  Learn how Paul’s life and the lives of those early believers were changed by God’s love, and how God works in our lives today.

There will be a week of songs, Bible verses, games, crafts and good food.  Hours each day will be 5:30 to 7:30 P.M. (food served at 5:30).  Children (3 years old to completing 6th grade) can register two ways: call the First Presbyterian Church office (931) 484-4644; or, stop by the office (Tue/Wed/Fri from 8 A.M. – 1 P.M. or Thur 8 – 11) at 15 Rock Quarry Rd (intersection with Hwy. 70 East) in Crossville.

Kinseekers Meet On Thursday, July 6

On Thursday, July 6, the Kinseekers will discuss “How Do You spell That?”  The spelling of names/words often changes drastically over the years, and even varies in different areas of the world.

You don’t have to be involved in genealogy research,   plan to come the first time as our guest.

Kinseekers meets the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M., in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG. Park in the sanctuary-side back parking lot and use that side door.

At our May meeting, guest speaker, Sherri Manker, shared information about several programs available for the study of DNA, and explained some of the pros and cons of each of them. She showed how DNA can help in doing family genealogy research.  DNA works best if several relatives; siblings or cousins for example, get tested and compare information.  One limitation of DNA is, it doesn’t provide names; only personal research does that.  Sherri gave us a lot of specific information about pursing DNA if we decide to go that route.

Brain Health: It’s Never too Late to Start

Please join us at Fairfield Glade Resident Services (FGRS) for the 4th annual  “Memory Care – 2017”  Community Information Event (CIE).  It will be held on Thursday, July 20, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center from 1 to 4 P.M.

Important information on issues of brain health will be shared with all who attend.

Mr. Andrew Dougherty, co-founder of Medical Interactive Education and Genesis Brain Health Institute will speak to improving one’s brain health and discuss slowing the progression of cognitive impairment.   Mr. Dougherty has done extensive research of the epidemiology behind dementia and has given numerous talks throughout the country on this subject.

Ms. Linda Hassler, Registered Dietitian and Nutritional Educator will discuss a brain-healthy diet and foods that have shown to support long term positive cognition.

Cyd Riede, Care Consultant for the Caring Connections Program of FGRS will briefly explain some of the programs and support resources available in Cumberland County.

Over 25 staffed booths with informational resources, nationally acclaimed pamphlets, books, and CDs will be offered free-of-charge. So come early and stay late to visit with the many booths, vendors and providers sharing vast sources of information.

For any questions or for more information, call 931-456-7272.

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 June 26, from 9 A.M. to Noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.  They will also be screening for Extra Help with prescription drug plans.

Please contact SHIP at (931) 432-4150 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.

FACS holding classes

Following are many of the classes which are being held in the classroom in the Framing + Art & Crafts Supplies (FACS) store Suite 122 in the Crossville Outlet Mall across from the Dress Barn in the near future.

Here are the next two coming up in July:

On July 8th from 10 A.M. to Noo,n Lorraine Revalee, our card designer, will be teaching a fabulous class called Fantasy Gellied Feathers and Hemp. The cards she has designed for this class are simply amazing! Stop by the store to get a hands-on look, or check the Class Schedule at And while you’re there, go ahead and register for this class.

For class you should bring your own Gelli Plate, if you own one, or purchase your own at FACS or else when you register, let the cashier know that you will need to borrow one for class day. The cost for making these gorgeous cards is only $15

On July 10th Barb Pelak will be teaching 3 Fancy Folded Cards using several different stamping techniques. There’s an easy-fold pocket card with insert, a banner card layered with hand-stamped glossy cardstock, and a blended colored pencil technique on a tunnel-fold card. There are so many ways to share creativity, so come join in the fun. All supplies are provided for a class fee of only $14.

To register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit our website at and use the BUY NOW button beside the appropriate class on the CLASS SCHEDULE page.

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.  They provide assessment and testing services to determine your present skill level and for the types of occupations you would like to train.

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.

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 P.M. and continue until 9 P.M.

For more information   contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097  or email us at [email protected] . Come try us out and have fun doing so!

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).

This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

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.