Vista Gatherings – July 7, 2015

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.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting July 16

The July meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be held on Thursday, July 16th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

Members will be bringing for discussion shots depicting “Independence Day/Patriotism”.  The challenge is to tell a story, evoke an emotion,  or relate a sense of pride.

The Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users Group.  The meeting is open to all members of the PPCUG or to guests for a $3 fee.  If you have any questions, please call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Meeting is rescheduled

Due to the Forth of July holiday the Plateau Corvette Club meeting date has been changed to July 9.

The meeting location is at the Crossville Outlet Mall meeting room at 228 Interstate Drive.We meet at 5:30 P.M. Join them and meet new people as events are planned that all Corvette owners can enjoy. For more information contact Coy Watson at 459-4976, or visit their web site at “”

Kinseekers Meeting to discuss reunions

Next month’s Kinseekers meeting will be on July 9, (the second Thursday of the month, because of the Fourth of July weekend. ) The topic will be ‘Family Reunions…Fun or Torture?’

If you have any specific questions you’d like addressed about planning or attending a reunion, please write them down so they can be included in our discussion time.

Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade meets in the Community Church Fellowship Hall, 529 Snead Drive. You can park in the back or on the southside parking lot and come in through the backside or office area doors. Everyone interested in history or genealogy is welcome; come first as our guest.  Membership dues are just $10. Any questions?  Email [email protected]

Lunch for Alzheimer’s

Join Alzheimer’s Tennessee and First National Bank for lunch on July 16th from 1 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Visit with us at Village Green Mall in Fairfield Glade, where you can learn about Alzheimer’s and related dementias; our upcoming Plateau Walk; and brain health.

 Memory Loss group set to meet on July 9

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, July 9th at 11A.M. at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church.  The meeting is held in the Music Center Room 139; please enter on the porch side of the church. The topic this month will be security and home safety.

Fairfield Glade Fire Chief Matt Dillman,  Cumberland County Sheriff, Casey Cox, Jeff Dodson, representing 911/EMS and FFG Public Safety will be represented.  Each one will present their area of expertise followed by a panel with questions and discussions.

Sheriff Cox will  explain the prescription drugs as well as over the counter medication recall program set up for Cumberland County.  Jeff Dodson will walk through the 911 process and response and how to alert the system of a person with dementia.  Fire and home Safety are always a concern when someone with impairment who  maybe prone to wander  as well as scams and vulnerability in the security area.

Contact Margaret Brant 931-337-9630 or e-mail [email protected] for questions or information.

PPCUG meets July 20

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday July 20, at the 127 South Senior Center. NOTE:  New meeting time for summer sessions is 6 TO 8 P.M.

A $3 guest fee will be collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of our associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.  PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $ 24  single, $ 30 family per year payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings. 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 AM-9 PM, only please)

John Krueger, club member, will present the “What / Why / How” of Microsoft Excel. This is the third installment in this series and explores various Microsoft Office Excel functions.

This Excel spread sheet presentation does much more than help you understand the basic spread sheet. It will give you the basic tools to create a table, perform basic math within this spread sheet and graph the data.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 6 PM.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 PM. The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center.

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.

Club eye members 

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 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]

CPR classes offered

There will be a Healthcare Provider CPR class at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds) on Saturday, July 18th, beginning at 9 A.M.

There will also be a First Aid class on the same day & same location beginning at 1:15 P.M.

Both of these classes will be taught by Dee Dee Barnwell Kuenzer.

Cost will be $25 per person for the CPR class & $20.00 per person for the First Aid class.

If you have any questions or would like to sign up for a class, please cal me at 931-200-4915.  These are valuable skills to have so please don’t miss out on these classes!

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.

Kayak Connection outings scheduled

Attention Kayak lovers: Are you interested in kayaking with friends? Are you wondering where and when to make a kayak connection? Have you missed your lake buddies?

Even though we are not an official kayak club, we have been meeting at local lakes for several years.   Our present online list of kayakers has become too numerous, so we’re hoping that this publication will make it easier to organize your calendar of events.

All outings are at your own risk. You are responsible for your own safety. Here are some safety guides for your kayak adventure. Please do not kayak alone. Pack a whistle, ID, sunscreen, water, hat, seasonal clothing, rope, water shoes, and towel. Wear your life jacket. Register your kayak (annually) and place the tag on the kayak. If you choose to kayak alone, please inform the marina staff and/ or tell a contact person where you’ll be and when you plan to be finished. Weather conditions need to be checked. Storms can arise without warning.

The Kayak Connection gathers on Saturdays from May through September. We leave promptly at 8:30 am and finish around 10 am. It is a wonderful opportunity to make kayak friends. September 26 will be an end-of-year breakfast pot luck at Lake St. George picnic area, after we kayak.  For more information or for any other questions, please contact Nancy Burleson at 484-6149, Pat Kowalsky at 250-1159.

July 4- Lake Glastowbury

July 11- Lake Dartmoor

July 18- Lake Canterbury

July 25- Lake Pomeroy

August 1- Lake Catherine

August 8- Lake Malvern

August 15- Lake Kirkstone

August 22- Lake St. George

August 29- Lake Glastowbury

September 5 –  Lake Dartmoor

September 12- Lake Canterbury

September 19- Lake Malvern

September 26- Lake St. George: pot luck picnic following kayaking. Bring your own place setting

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 ticket locations and maps.

Cumberland County Tea Party set to meet

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN 38571, on Tuesday, July 14, at 6 P.M. The doors open to the public at 5:30 P.M. All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

Guest speaker, Senator Paul Bailey, will speak on legislative issues facing Tennessee.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to:

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet on July 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold July 14 their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, 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 (456-0397) or Franc Conner (337-1247) for information.

Get to Know Bernie 

Angelia Garrison, a Crossville resident, is hosting a “Getting to Know Bernie” meeting on Monday, August 3, 7 to 9 P.M. at the Baymont Inn Suites, 4038 Highway 127 North, Crossville.

If you are interested in learning about Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign, what he stands for and how to become active, please attend.  For more information a Facebook page has been created called “Bring Bernie to Knoxville.”

If you would like more details about this event or would like to assist in this campaign please contact Angelia at 931-335-5000.

Staycation Expo 2015 Set for summertime

     The Crossville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce announces their annual Staycation Expo will be held on June 6th from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center.  This year’s theme is “ Stay, Play, & Repeat…”

This is free to attend and open to the public.

For info, contact Beth Wyatt-Davis at 931-787-1755.or [email protected]

July 11 – The Lost Sea – Sweetwater, TN

Aug 8 – Devil’s Triangle – Oliver Springs area

Sept 12 – TBD.

Oct 3 – Allardt Pumpkin Festival

Member Phil Serocki has put together a web site for us which is available at the following

For info, call or email Keith Kurz at 931-456-8322 and [email protected]