Vista Gatherings – March 11, 2014

Light N’ Lively Dance set for March 14

The Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club will celebrate “St. Patrick’s Day” with a dance on March 14.  Put on your favorite green outfit, practice your Irish jig and join us for a fun night of music, dancing and friendship.

The evening will begin at 7 P.M. at the Multi Purpose building on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.

Members welcome time share guests and residents from the area to come and enjoy a fun evening.  The cost is $10 a couple and $5 for a single.

This is a BYOB event – water and ice are provided.  Dessert and coffee will be served.

The host couples for the evening are Jan and Rich Haycox (707-7345), Jackie and Ben Ryba (484-0418) and Joann and Don Alverson.

Please call one of the hosts if you have any questions.


Bible Study Spring Class Begins

Register now for the upcoming spring Bible Study Tech class, “Hebrews-The Nearness of King Jesus” with teacher, Lisa Harper.

The class will begin on Monday, March 31, from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and end May 19, 2014.  Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

The cost of $20 covers our member workbooks.  We also support local missions with any surplus funds that are given.

Please contact Karen Hein, 456-6707, [email protected] or Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] for more information or send your name, address, phone, email address and $20 registration fee for materials to Bible Study Tech, 106 Prescott La., FFG, TN 38558.  Website:


Business Networking Night slated for April 8

People need to know about your business before they do business with you.  You need to know more about the needs of your potential customers and clients so that you can provide the best products and services to meet their needs.

People do business with people they know, like and trust.  How do you accomplish all this?  Networking.

Mark your calendars for the April 8th networking night at the CBI.  The time is 5 to  6:30 P.M.  Bring plenty of business cards and your appointment calendar.  Meet people and set up appointments to get together to learn more about how to best work together.  Learn more about area business networking groups.

Cost: $5 per person – Refreshments Served

Place: Cumberland Business Incubator, 2569 Cook Road, Crossville, TN 38571.

RSVP: 931-456-4910


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet March 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, March 11 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


Concert on March 20

The Cumberland County Community Band will present their annual spring concert on Thursday, March 20 at 7 P.M. in the auditorium of Stone Memorial High School in Crossville. Admission is free.

The evening will also include a special event, the first recipient of the Patricia and Emery Nagy Scholarship will be announced and awarded at the concert. The Nagy family will be present during the awarding ceremony.

Some of the music played in the concert have been made famous by George and Ira Gershwin, Marvin Hamlisch, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Leonard Cohen and of course John Philip Sousa.

March 20 will also mark the CCCB debut performance of a new march added to our collection: “Valley Forge March” originally scored by Karl King and arranged by James Swearingen.


Field trip set for the Plateau PC Users

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, March 17, at the Cumberland County Playhouse (CCP). Attendees should gather by 3 P.M. in the main lobby.

For one of the first times in its history, PPCUG will leave the comfort of its home at the 127 Senior Center and journey to the Cumberland County Playhouse for a preview and demonstration of the playhouse’s use of computerized equipment.

Visitors are always welcome and there will be no charge for attendance.

For more information and to read the latest version of our newsletter, the Gazette, visit the web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M. to 9 P.M., only please).


Support Group slated

The Fairfield Glade Methodist Church invites all to attend the Support Group for caregivers or family members of Alzheimer’s patients.

The group meets the first Thursday of every month, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church located at 231 Westchester Dr.

In addition, an activities group for those experiencing Alzheimer’s meets at the same time as the Support Group.

The next Support Group meeting will be held Thursday, March 6, at 12:30 p.m.  Please enter the door at the Library entrance.  For further information, call the church at 484-3473.  The sessions are open to all in the community.


DAR schedules event

The Tennessee hills come to life with music on Saturday, March 22. Hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution, The Crab-Orchard Chapter invites you to attend our annual brunch to be held at Scarlett Catering located at 5429 Peavine Road.

Along with the silent and live auction, there will be an informative and unforgettable historical presentation of Tennessee music.

Yes, they will be chronicling the musical heritage that sprang forth with the arrival of the first fiddles in the eastern Tennessee mountains to the music empires that evolved across our state to the Mississippi River.

The cost of a ticket is $15 and may be purchased from any D.A.R. member or by calling Wyonne at 931-707-5636.


AARP program offered

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course for older drivers, will be offered at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossvill.

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, April 17, and Friday, April 18, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at (931) 484-9027 to enroll.  Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.


Medicare Class set

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting classes for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on Saturday, March 15 from 1 to 3:30 P.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

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 locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To reserve a seat for the class, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.


Citrus program continues

The Florida Citrus Fruit Program at the Inez Wrenn Adventist School has two more months left.

The fruits scheduled to arrive for Mar are:  CA Navels, CA Mandarins, FL Spring orange (Valencia), FL Ruby Red Grapefruit and Tangerines.  Prices are the same as February: navels $37.00 lg, $19 sm; Mardarins $9.00 5 lb bag; Grapefruit $29 lg and $16 sm; Tangerines $24.00 sm box; Temple oranges $33.00 lg and $18.00 sm.

Please place your orders by calling Lee  788-1375, Millie 456-1580, Joy 456-1935, Linda 484-8249 and Penny 456-9905. Deadline for March fruit orders is March 20 for            delivery the week of April 1-3.


Photo contest scheduled

The Cumberland County Master Gardeners are having a photo contest during their Flower Show, April 25-27.

They are looking for submissions in two categories: 1. gardens, flowers or plants from any public State park in TN, 2. gardens, flowers or plants from any of the three UT Gardens located at Knoxville, Jackson or Crossville. The photos do not have to be from the current year; they can be up to 5 years old.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, in each category and one People’s Choice.

For further details and to download the rules and application please go to and click on the PHOTO CONTEST link. Or stop by the UT Ag Extension Office located at Cumberland County Fairgrounds/Community Complex; Monday – Friday 9 A.M> to 4 P.M.  Need further assistance, please feel free to contact Erin at [email protected]


Fair Park events set

• Free Form Style Art Classes: No Talent is required, just a desire to learn something new. Cheryl Stewart will be teaching these unique art classes, on Monday afternoons at P.M. beginning in March.  Receive info and sign up at Fair Park senior Center. 484-7416.

• Gardening Made Easy: Members of the Cumberland County Master Gardener Club will be teaching 5 classes. Container Gardening, Square Foot Gardening, Lawn Weeds, Vegetable Gardening, and a field trip to the UT Experiment Station. These classes for seniors are free on Wednesdays at 3 P.M. starting in March. Call the Fair Park Senior Center for sign up 484-7416.

• Basic Computer, Apple, & Android Classes:  Learn how to use your new Windows 8 laptop, pad, tablet or smart phone in 1 week. These 5 educational classes are every day for one week, morning or late afternoon. Also, now available in town at the Fair Park Senior Center or at Fairfield Glade. Instructor Scott Bruton, of Computer Ministries, teaches a small class for more one on one attention. Call today to sign up at 484-7416, ask for Tina.

• Senior Police Academy: The City of Crossville Police Dept. is looking for a few good seniors who would enjoy taking an 8 week Police Academy. Some of the topics are: Crime Scene Investigation, Firearms, Tactical Response Team,  K-9 Demonstration and more.

The 1st class starts Wednesday Feb. 26 from 2 to 4 P.M.

Space is limited to the first 24 people.  Please call the Fair Park Senior Center to sign up and ask for Tina 484-7416.