Vista Gatherings – June 13, 2017

Dance slated for June 23

The Fairfield Glade Light N Lively Club will be hosting a wonderful dance event on Friday, June 23.

They will be having a new membership drive at the St. George Marina on that date. Everyone who likes good music and likes to dance is welcome.

The band “Restless Memories” will be playing.

The cost is $5 per couple or singles. Bring a picnic side dish to share as hot dogs, hamburgers, coffee, ice and desserts will be provided. The event is BYOB.

You can obtain a ticket as you enter the marina. There will also be a 50/50 drawing, dance contests and door prices.

Quilt Guild meets Friday

The regular meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, June 16 at 9 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church (231 Westchester Drive).

There will be a short Business Meeting, followed by our program this month which is “Ruler-Guided Quilting on a Home Machine” by Guild Member Chris Kindschi who explains, “Long-arm quilters have had rulers to guide their quilting for some time, but the use of rulers on home machines is a relatively new development. This presentation explains what is needed to get started with ruler quilting and shows how to execute a number of simple designs.”

This was postponed from the April meeting due to some unexpected circumstances.

The Fantastic Quilt Guild is an open community of women who pursue their love of the art of quilting through member education, community service/outreach, and social camaraderie. Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities.

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.

Early Enrollment for Fall FBI Classes

The early enrollment period for the Fall semester of the Faith Bible Institute (FBI) classes continues through June 30, 2017.  You can still register through the middle of August, but, won’t get the price break.  Go online to for details and to register. The tuition can be paid in installments if desired.

There are 2 semesters each year; the FBI Fall Semester starts on Monday, August 21, and runs through the week of Sunday, December 10.

There are 2 class times available each week; you can choose to attend either Monday mornings from 9 to noon or Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 8:30.  Classes meet in the Fellowship Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster  Court, Fairfield Glade, 38558. (Across from and 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane on Peavine Road – look for the church sign).

The line-up is 45 minutes of Old Testament, New Testament and Theology with 8 minute breaks in-between each class. Pastor John Yates from Monroe, LA, the founder and teacher of FBI classes, updates the DVDs each year so this Bible study is relevant to today’s situations and needs. It’s a layman’s language, chronological study of the KJV of the Bible. There are no church affiliation or religious requirements; anyone is welcome to attend.

We will be having an Informational Meeting in the church’s Fellowship Hall to view a segment of a class, see the class materials and get a rundown on class requirements. etc., on Monday, June 19 at 10:00 and again Thursday evening, June 22 at 6:00. These meetings will last about 45 minutes total.  Any questions, call 931-456-2525 and leave a message, the FBI’s Local Director will call you back.

CPR class scheduled

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, June 24th, at 9 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $35 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.  This CPR class can be taken by anyone, it is not only for healthcare providers.

First Aid class offered

There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location beginning at 1:30 P.M.

The cost for this class will be $30 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.   If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $60.00 per person.

Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for one or both classes.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet June 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 pm June 13.  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.

Ecumenical Luncheon

Diane Green (recording artist, speaker and dramatist) will present  “Never Thirst Again”  when the Fairfield Glade UMW host the Ecumenical Luncheon on Wednesday, June 14.

All women of the churches in Fairfield Glade are invited to attend; feel free to invite a friend or neighbor who attends a church in Fairfield Glade and may not hear of this event.

Registration is 10 A.M. with the program at 10:30 A.M. Lunch will follow at 11:30.

The location will be the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Dr.

Cost of the luncheon: $12. Each church is asked to have a designated person to collect all monies with names; then make one check out to FFG UMW and send it, along with the names, to Magdelena Horstkotte, 25 Hemlock Ct., FFG, TN 38558 no later than Monday, June 5.

For any further information contact Karen at 707-7810.

PPC scheduled to meet

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be on Thursday, June 15th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.

The topic for this meeting will be “Black and White”.

Members will show off their “ancient” craft of making photos that utilize tone, contrast, light, and shadow to make an impact.

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

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 12 & 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.

PPCUG meeting to take place on June 19

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, June 19 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.

Meeting will start at 6 P.M., the summer start time. The presentation will begin at 6 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts follows the presentation at approximately 7 P.M.

Gary Smith give a PowerPoint presentation on what is a home network and why would you want one.

Learn what is required to set up a home network system, the benefits of a wired vs. a wireless setup, and how to set them up under Windows 10.

Computer networking allows you to browse the internet, stream music from one location to another and much more.

Many devices such as printers and hard disks can be directly connected to your network, eliminating the need to be tethered to your computer. A shared printer can be especially useful if you’re moving around your home on a wireless laptop or have multiple computers.

A networked hard drive can act as a shared repository for content such as documents, music, photos etc. and gives multiple computers or hand held devises an easy place to back up important files.

With basic networking, building blocks quickly understand a networked home.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month.

Please note that 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 A.M. to 9 P.M., only please).

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.

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.

From 10-noon on June 17th Brenda Preuss will be teaching a fun class called Easy Fancy Foiling. his class is only $15.

Although not a true class, on June 24th the store plans a FREE Demo Day to be held from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M. During this time, many of our artists and crafters who have a booth here in FACS will either demonstrate their craft or discuss with you the process they use to make or design their creations.

Another class in the “Remember How To” Series will be held on Monday, June 26. Brenda Preuss will show us several different ways to use reinkers other than reinking your dry inkpads.

These classes are designed as introductory or intermediate classes so all of you can attend. The cost is again only $15.

CWC hosts luncheon

Ladies, are you like many of us who secretly love fairy tale stories about princesses and knights in shiny armor?  When you were a little girl, did you ever pretend you were a real princess? Do you still enjoy reading the long-loved fairy tales to your own children or grandkids?  Do you wish you could be part of one more fairy tale?

Well, you can, on Thursday, June 15, at the Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon at the Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade. The doors will open at 11 A.M. (CT) for a half hour of visiting, with the meal and program from 11:30 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Their June speaker is also our special feature. Cindy Leihkauff from Farmington, TN, is a retired teacher, having taught both music and regular classes. Plus, she’s a singer, storyteller and author of children’s books, who loves acting and dramatizations. She’ll be performing “An Unlikely Princess”  dramatization!  Sounds ‘goose-bump’ exciting, doesn’t it?  She’ll also have some of her books with her for sale.

Beef and Barrel Restaurant in Crossville is providing a delicious meal of Quiche Lorraine (that’s bacon and swiss cheese), fresh fruit, rolls, dessert and beverages. Or, if you prefer the Heart Smart meal, that’ll be baked chicken breast with rice; and you need to mention that when calling in your reservation.

The cost for all this fun and food is still only $12 all inclusive. Reservations are needed by Thursday, June 8; call Carolyn at 931-484-9556. Also, please understand we are responsible for all meals ordered; so, if you can’t make it after all, have someone come in your place. Contact Carolyn by Sunday, June 11, to cancel or make arrangements to cover it. Thank you.

Christian Women’s Connection, an affiliate of Stonecroft, is open to all area women and there are no church requirements.  Please plan to join them and bring a lady friend with you; it’ll be a great “gals lunch out.’

You may have heard or read in the paper that The Discovery Center has been sold; therefore, our August CWC luncheon will be at a new location. Where?  Plan on attending the June 15 luncheon to hear all the details; we’ll save a seat for you.

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.

They conduct workshops to teach people the best methods for finding, applying, interviewing, getting, and keeping the right job.  They can also refer you to the Tennessee Career Center for basic computer training as well as other employment and training programs. 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.

Beware of this Scam

The Tennessee Senior Medicare Patrol has received several reports of Medicare beneficiaries receiving postcards in different colors from The Joint and Back Institute with special notices concerning Medicare and Insurance Covered Back and Knee Support systems.

They ask beneficiaries NOT to call the number listed on the postcard and advise that you talk to your doctor first. According to Medicare Guidelines, Medicare only covers back and Knee braces that are deemed medically necessary.

Fraudsters are hoping to get your Medicare number so they can bill Medicare part B for equipment you did not receive, or bill for more expensive braces or knee support systems.

If you received such postcard as seen below, please report them to the Tennessee Senior Medicare Patrol at the toll-free number at 1-866-836-7677.

Fun, socializing, dancing

Whether you are new to the area or have just never thought of joining a dance club, 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.

Applications taken

Cumberland County United Fund 2018 Grant Funding applications, for 501 C 3 non-profits that provide services and programs to people in Cumberland County, are now available on-line by emailing, [email protected] or calling, 931-484-4082.

Deadline for completed applications will be on March 23rd at Noon. Our location is 348 Taylor St. Crossville TN, 38555.

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.