Vista Gatherings – June 23, 2015

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

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]

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.

Plan a Hot Time in Hebbertsburg on 4th

Were you at the June 6th Hebbertsburg Community Club Dinner/Dance?  Wow!  It was ‘HOT’, and they don’t mean the weather. The weather was pleasant, the parking lot was full, all the tables/chairs were filled, the food was delicious and the folks, the music and performers were HOT! It Was Awesome!

The City Lites Band outdid themselves; Marty Gibson and Flavie Miller carried the vocals and guitar playing to a new level, Glen Holverson’s Sax was ‘smokin’ hot, and Wade England’s drums had the bandstand shaking. ‘The Sweet T’s’ performed not one or two, but, 3 professional-level clogging dance routines for our pleasure.

Many pies were donated by the Hebbertsburg ladies for our Fun ‘N Famous Cakewalk, and, for just a $1 a chance, folks wholeheartedly participated. There was a lot of laughter and a wonderful sense of camaraderie and community.

They have decided June was just a dress rehearsal for their Saturday, July 4th Dinner/Dance!  They want to really celebrate the fact that The 4th of July this year is on our Saturday dinner/dance date. The City Lites will be playing again .

Both Fairfield Glade and Crossville will be having fireworks displays starting at ‘Dark:30’.  Fairfield’s at Robin Hood Park (Snead Drive and Peavine) and Crossville’s at Centennial Park (Industrial Blvd.)

The Hebbertsburg ladies start serving dinner at 5 P:M and the band plays from 5:30 to 8:30. They now offer 2 meal choices: homemade spaghetti and sauce with bread or a homemade BBQ sandwich with chips.  Both come with your choice of coffee, tea, water or a soft drink, and both are just $7.

Desserts and additional drinks are only $1. The suggested admission donation is $4 per adult (you can donate more) and children 16 and under get in free. All monies collected go to pay the band and for Community Club expenses. All the workers are volunteers.

The Hebbertsburg Community Center is just over 5 miles from the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.  Head North (away from I-40) and follow the signs to the ‘Y’ in the road with a house in the center. Take the left fork and watch for the blue pole barn (Community Center) on the left. Any questions, call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

Celtic Cousins plan Warm Meeting

The July Ceilidh of the Celtic Circle on Tuesday, July 7, will be held at the groups regular meeting place, The Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville, starting with snacks and fellowship at 6 P.M., followed by the meeting from 6:30 to 7:30 pm (CDT).

Membership is free and anyone is welcome to come visit and check us out.

For more information or to be added to our mailing list, email Barbara at [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!

Glade Hospice slated to meet on July 6

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will meet on Monday, July 6, in the social hall of St. Francis Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Rd.

The meeting will begin with refreshments at 2:30 P.M., with the business meeting to follow at 3 P.M.

All current and new members are encouraged to attend.  Guests are especially welcome for the opportunity to learn more about the fund raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

For further information, please contact Shirley Wilkinson, membership chair at 456-0032.

And, don’t forget the Masquerade Jewelry and Accessory sale, sponsored by the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary, to be held on Thursday, July 2 from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Community Conference Center – Glade Conference Room – Stonehenge Dr – Fairfield Glade.  All items are just $5 each.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary raised funds for Hospice of Cumberland County, specifically to support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility, which accommodates all persons, without consideration of ability to pay.

Cumberland County Community Band to perform Concert

The Cumberland County Community Band (CCCB) was formed in 2000 by Murray Kidwell and is currently celebrating its 15th year.

The band is currently directed by Murray Kidwell, and is comprised of members ranging from middle school students to retirees.

The CCCB will perform its Summer Patriotic Concert on Thursday, July 2 at Stone Memorial High School in the auditorium beginning at 7 P.M.

A few of the song selections include:  Journal for a Soldier, Gettysburg, and The Battle Cry of Freedom.  Admission to the concert is free; however, donations are gladly accepted.  Future concerts will also be held on September 17 and December 10 and a Veteran’s Benefit Concert on November 5.

Model Railroad Club Does Red, White and Blue on July 4th

The Crossville Model Railroad Club celebrates Independence Day by rolling out their special patriotic trains, holiday decorations and music.

Red white and blue trains, historic cars and an army base and train will be on display along with the club’s usual 4,500 square feet of operating model trains.  Also open will be the Upper Cumberland Railroad Society railroad museum.

As always, admission is free.

The Crossville Model Railroad Club’s “Wonderful World of Trains”, ranked by Trip Advisor as the number two attraction in Crossville, is located in the north end of the Crossville Outlet Center at exit 320 of I-40.  Look for the attraction signs on the interstate.  The club phone number is (931) 210-5050 and the web site is .

The Crossville Model Railroad Club is always open to new members.  The club operates model trains in the scales of G, O, HO, N and Z.

It is not necessary to own trains or have any model railroading experience as club-owned equipment is available to members and model railroading lessons are scheduled.  Membership applications are available at the club.

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.

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.

Tickets $10 each. Call Anita Lister 287-0107, Paula Johnson 287-0259 or Marifaith King 517-819-7814 for tickets or information.

Drawings for door prizes too! If rain, dinner will still be served at the marina at 4:30.

Masquerade/Sale slated

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will sponsor a Masquerade Jewelry and Accessory Sale, Thursday, July 2, from 7 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center, on Stonehenge Drive.

The event will take place in the Glade Conference Room.  Many items of jewelry and accessories will be on sale, all for only $5 per item.

Profits from this sale will benefit Cumberland Hospice House, the only Not-For-Profit hospice residence in Cumberland County.

Early Enrollment now for FBI Classes

The early enrollment period for the Faith Bible Institute (FBI) Fall Semester classes is going on now through June 30.

You can still enroll until July 31, but, there will be an additional $24 cost. This year new students can enroll directly online at; click on the Enrollment link.

The local school name is Fairfield Glade TN (no comma after Glade) and the school number is #592.

The local campus is located in the Fellowship Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade.

If you prefer the old-fashioned paper application, just contact the local FBI director, Sharon Hilton, by calling 931-456-2525, and a contact time will be arranged.

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]