Vista Gatherings – June 27, 2017

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 11,.

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 pm till 10 pm.  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 – www.aarp.org/dsc.

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

On Saturday, July 1st, the Hebbertsburg Community Center won’t have firecrackers going off, but, with The City Lites Band in charge, you know we’ll have musical fireworks going on!  The food will be hot and delicious too, so plan to come to the Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance and start your Independence Day celebrating early. Suggestion: Wear Red, White and Blue!

Remember, the doors open no earlier than 4:15 P.M. (CT), meals are served starting at 5:00 and the band plays from 5:30 to 8:30.

The menu is the same; spaghetti and meat sauce with bread, or BBQ sandwich with chips, both with coffee, tea, water or a soft drink … all for just $7.  An extra drink or a dessert is just $1. The admission donation for adults is only $4 and children 16 and under are free.

The City Lites Band; Marty Gibson and Flavie Miller, vocals and guitars, Glen Holverson on sax and Wade England on drums, will have variety of patriotic songs, as well as our old favorites, to dance and tap our feet to.

During the band’s breaks, our own Sweet Ts Dancers will entertain us, and we’ll give everyone an opportunity to win a delicious cake by participating in our ‘Fun ‘N Famous Cakewalk for just a $1.

All our workers are volunteers, from the cake bakers to the door keepers to the cooks in the kitchen, and all monies received goes to compensate the band and to maintain the Community Center.

The Community Center is located about 5 miles North (away from I-40) of the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade.

Follow the signs to the Y in the road with the stone house in the center.  Take the left branch of the Y about a city block to the blue Community Center building on the left.  Any questions?  Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

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 www.FACSTN.com. 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 www.FACSTN.com 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.

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.

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.

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.