Vista Gatherings – June 14, 2016

Masquerade Jewelry sale

Back for a second year, the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will again sponsor the MASQUERADE JEWELRY SALE  Thursday, July 7th from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Community Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive, Fairfield Glade.

Where else can you shop where all items are priced at only $5.  Masquerade carries an extensive line of new jewelry and accessories including watches, rings, chains, earrings, necklace sets, bracelets, wallets, pendants,  pearls, scarves, seasonal items and much more.

Profits from this sale will be used to ensure that Cumberland House, the only Not- for- Profit hospice residence in Cumberland County will be able to continue providing specialized care to those in need.

Come, start your Christmas Shopping early, or better yet, treat yourself to something new and beautiful.  Cash and credit cards accepted.

DAR to meet today

The Crab Orchard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will conduct a Flag Disposal Ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, at 1 P.M. at The First National Bank on Peavine Road (at the entrance to Fairfield Glade).

They encourage you to attend as the program demonstrates the proper way to dispose of worn faded or torn flags of our country.  It promises to be informative and is certain to make one proud to be a citizen of the United States.  School groups, grandchildren and the public at large are encouraged to join us for this patriotic event.

If you have flags to contribute to the disposal ceremony, you may drop them off at the bank (in front of Food City) or bring them on June 14th.

Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, June 28. The meeting will begin at 6 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Private Family Banking  Workshop on July 5, at 9 A.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library.

Learn how to become your own banker.  Find out the benefits of Private family banking-

— a death benefit

— Long term care

— Disability fund

— Emergency fund

— College savings

— Retirement income

— Asset Protection

To learn more, visit http- //

Workshop will be held every first Tuesday of the month at 9 A.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library.   For more information, contact Melba Talbot 941- 544- 5981.

Tractor/machinery show

There will be a free antique tractor & machinery show on June 16, 17 and 18 at the Crossville Fairgrounds.

Kids rides & games.Food & drinks. Garden tractor pull. A free family fun day. Questions? Call 931- 484- 0475

Welcome to Medicare Class set for June 16

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?

The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting a free “Welcome to Medicare” class at the Art Circle Library in Crossville on June 16, from 1 P.M. until 3- 30 P.M..

The class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered through the Area Agency on Aging & Disability.  Please call SHIP at 1- 877- 801- 0044 to reserve a seat.

Master Gardener Panel Featured at Garden Club June Meeting

Seeking advice from experts on Plateau gardening, members of the FFG Garden Club will hear from a panel of Cumberland County Master Gardeners on June 15.

The regular monthly meeting convenes at 9- 30 a.m. in the Fairfield Glade Community Church large meeting room. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 9 A.M. for pre- meeting refreshments and camaraderie.

Master Gardener panelists will speak briefly on the advantages and challenges of developing and maintaining healthy home gardens in a climate and under soil conditions unfamiliar to Garden Club members, themselves “transplants” from regions across the U.S.  Members are invited to prepare questions of general interest for the participating panelists.

The panel discussion will follow the usual business meeting and announcements, with emphasis on the Club’s plans for summer and fall field trips.

Guests are always welcome. More information is available from Karen Dunivan at [email protected] or 287- 0621.

Glade Treasure Hunt set

The 2016 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for September 23. This has always been a fun time for those who enjoy puzzle solving, figuring out clues or just having a good time.

The treasure hunt is limited to 20 cars with a maximum of four people per vehicle. Participants will gather at the Discovery Center at 5 P.M. the day of the hunt.

They will be given a set of clues and an explanation of how the hunt is to be conducted.

All clues will lead to a certain destination in Fairfield Glade, with a total of 10 puzzles to be solved. The final clue will lead participants to a secret destination where food and beverages (BYOB) will be served and prizes awarded.

Participants should bring a FFG site map, pencils, tablet, flashlight, and cell phone.

The cost is $10 per person. Call your friends and neighbors and make plans for a fun evening.

For more information call-  Norma at 931- 787- 2691 or Terry at 931- 787- 0467.

Make checks payable to Terry Renaud and mail to 653 Catoosa Blvd, FFG, TN, 38558.

All names and monies must be received no later than 8/24.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting slated

The topic for the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be “Cumberland County- Rooftops and Rooflines.”

Members will explore the county looking for interesting angles, textures, lines, and silhouettes to share with the group.  The meeting will be at the Fairfield Glade Library, Room C at 1 P.M. on Thursday, June 16th.

The meeting is open to members of the Plateau PC Users Group and guests for a $3 fee.

For questions call Jim Mansfield at 484- 6920.

2nd Annual Origami Tsunami Festival set

The 2nd Annual Origami Tsunami Festival will be held on Friday/Saturday, June 10- 11, at the Art Circle Public Library (ACPL) in Crossville, TN from 9 A.M. to 6 P.M. on Friday and 9 A.M. to 2- 30 P.M. on Saturday.

The event is being organized by P.O.P. (Plateau Origami People), a local paper folding group.

There will be folding classes, video presentations, folding contests with prizes and lots of Folding and Fun.

Additionally, several “expert” folders will be present showing their work.

This is an event for ALL ages, young and not- so- young.  No experience necessary … and free origami giveaways to attendees.   The two- day event is free and open to the public.  A schedule of detailed events is available at the ACPL.

Dance Club inviting all

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5- 30 P.M. with dinner served at 6- 30 P.M. and dancing continuing until 9 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 May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

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 and meal preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three course meal selection.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members. 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 the next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, July 12, 2016.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931- 287- 0097 or Pat Hawes at 931- 250- 2761 or email to [email protected]

Save the date

The St. George Boat Regatta will be held Saturday, July 23rd. This year the theme will be Patriot/Red, White and Blue! Think Patriotic, Oylmpic, Election etc for boat decor.

More info to come. Tix go on sale in June.

Kayak Connection rolls on through summer

The kayak group started paddleing this month. Saturday, May 7 was just fantastic.The lakes are warming, fish are jumping, ducks are flying, eagles are diving.

They launch off from FFG lake docks on Saturdays at 8- 30 A.M., sharp. Here is the lake schedule for the next few weeks-

June 18-  Lk Malvern

June 25 – Lk Glastowbury

July 2 –  Lk Pomeroy

Ice Cream and More!

On Saturday, June 18th there will be an Ice Cream Social at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Pavilion.

Please come and join in on the fun.  Everyone is welcome to come from noon to 2- 30 P.M. for a hot dog and beverage as well as some ice cream with the trimmings.

Bring your family and neighbors and enjoy the music of our Praise Band “Rev3lation” under the direction of Marty Gibson.

Attention all Ladies

The next bimonthly Cumberland Plateau Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be a Teddy Bear Picnic held on June 16 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Central Time at the Discovery Center at 5160 Peavine Road.

Lunch will be catered by Big Boys BBQ.  The speaker will be Arlene Grimes, “When All Else Fails, Read the Directions”.  Cumberland County Playhouse members will provide entertainment.

Meetings are fun and uplifting and provide a great opportunity to meet ladies from all around the county.

For more information contact Carolyn at 931- 484- 9556 or email [email protected]

Glade Church to host Creation Classes 

Do you have questions about Creation, such as-  How long were Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden?  Where is the Garden of Eden now?  Who was Cain’s wife?  Did Abraham and Job know each other?

I could go on and on,  Will these questions be answered in the Scientific and Biblical Creationism Course?  We invite you to attend and find out.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, campus site for the ongoing Faith Bible Institute (college level) Bible program, is excited to offer this in- depth, three week Scientific and Biblical Creationism Elective Course.  It will run from Monday June 13, through the end of the month with two weekly attendance options-  Monday mornings from 9 A.M. to noon or Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 P.M.

Call the church office at 931- 456- 2525 or, Sharon, the local FBI Director, at 931- 456- 0634 for an application.

Check out Faith Bible Institute online at

The course is offered to all area adults.

A test will be offered the fourth week to earn points toward a diploma. (The details will be explained at a meeting to be held in the Fellowship Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church, at 6 P.M. on Thursday, May 12.).

Church affiliation is not a requirement.

The cost is $40 per person and covers all needed materials (bring your own pencils) and for couples, the spouse’s cost is just $30.

You can pay the entire amount when submitting the application, or just the $15 application fee at that time, with the balance due at the first class.

The completed application and money must be received at Fellowship Baptist, by noon on Sunday, May 15. Make checks payable to Fellowship Baptist Church.

Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 12 Westminster Court, off Peavine Road, across from and 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.

[email protected]

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet June 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, June 14 at 6- 30 pm.  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.

The Cumberland County Republican Party’s Annual Reagan Day Dinner will be held Saturday, June 4 at 6- 00 at the Cumberland County Community Complex. A ribeye steak dinner will be served with delicious sides and desserts. The keynote speaker this year will be Congressman Diane Black. Tickets are only $30 per person or a table of 8 can be purchased for $200. Tickets may be purchased by calling 931- 456- 4414, or at the door. All proceeds benefit our local Republican Party.

CWC Hosting “A Teddy Bear Picnic”

Hey Ladies, do you like teddy bears?  Do you have a favorite one from way- back- when?  Maybe you have a collection of them piled on your bed or on display on shelves around your house…maybe you still sleep with one?  There is just something so comforting and cuddly about them, isn’t there?

CWC is hosting “A Teddy Bear Picnic” on Thursday, June 16, at The Discovery Center, 5160 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade, 38558, which is diagonally across the street from the stop light at Food City.

We invite all area ladies to attend. You’re welcome to bring your favorite Teddy or a picture of your Teddy Bear collection.  In fact, if you have a Really Old Teddy Bear, bring it with you.  We will give a very nice gift in recognition of the Oldest Teddy there.

The other part of our plan is a Picnic…an Indoor Picnic, which means no ants, flies, mosquitos or sand; instead, we’ll have air conditioning, comfortable chairs, tables to eat at and, best of all, we’re encouraged to wear casual, comfortable clothes.

Doors open and our ‘Social Hour’ runs from 11- 00 to 11- 30 (CST).  The luncheon and program are from 11- 30 to 1- 00. Our June feature will be The Cumberland County Playhouse Performers and you know how great they are.

Our Inspirational Speaker will be Arlene Grimes from South Carolina.  She just recently retired from Clemson University, and will share her thoughts on “When All Else Fails, Read The Directions!”  Can anyone relate?

Big Boy BBQ will cater a perfect picnic lunch of hamburgers, baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw and banana pudding, plus ice tea and lemonade. This is just $12 per lady, all inclusive. Reservations are needed by noon on Thursday, June 9. Call Carolyn at 931- 484- 9556, or email [email protected]

Stonecroft Women’s Connection (CWC) is a non- denominational organization where women of all ages and walks of life can meet for fellowship and encouragement.  Church affiliation is not required.  Our luncheons are held on the third Thursday of every other month; so for the rest of the year, they’ll be in August, October and December.  But, don’t wait, we hope you will join us on June 16, and bring a friend or neighbor with you.

Fellowship Baptist Presents “Strings of Praise Concert”

All area gospel music lovers are invited to join us on Saturday, June 4 at 6- 00 (CST) as Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, presents our second annual Strings of Praise Concert. This free concert is being held in our church sanctuary.

Well known local musicians Bob Bourne, Mike Garret and Dick Walter will be joined by Butch Butler (professional steel guitarist) and Joe Wihitten (piano), both from Alabama.

We will be blessed with music from the following stringed insturments-  a steel guitar, an acoustic guitar, a violin, an autoharp,  a bass guitar, a mandolin, a psaltry and a piano. We hope to see you there.  No reservations, no cost, just blessings galore. Please join us and bring a friend or neighbor with you.

Fellowship Baptist is located off of Peavine Road, half way between and across the road from The custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane. Questions, call the church office at 931- 456- 2525.