Vista Gatherings – March 12, 2013

Fairfield Glade Garden Club meets March 20

The March meeting date for the Fairfield Glade Garden Club will be Wednesday, March 20 at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr in the Glade.

These monthly meetings are typically held on the third Wednesday of each month from 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. with doors opening at 9 A.M. for refreshments and socializing.

The featured presenter this month will be Carol Burdett who will speak on “Container Gardening and Hanging Baskets.”

Carol has been gardening on the Plateau for 40 years and using organic practices for 35 years. She has been a Master Gardener with the University of TN for 14 years.

Along with information on vegetable container gardening, Carol will also talk about principles of flowers in pots with many ideas of various planters that can be used for this purpose. This should be a very informative presentation and one that small space gardeners will not want to miss.

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club welcomes anyone interested in gardening to attend their meetings

If interested in joining, membership is only $15 per year. For more information, contact Ellen Jeffers at 931-707-8578


Elks host St. Patrick’s Day dinner March 16

The Elks Lodge is featuring its famous St Patrick’s Day Dinner on Saturday, March 16, from 4 to 6 P.M.

The cost will be $12 and reservations are required.

Music by Dennis Long  will be in the lounge from 5 to 8 P.M.

Traditional dinner of corned beef, boiled cabbage, potatoes and carrots plus dessert.

So don’t’ wait. Put on your Green and make your reservations now!  Call the Lodge at 484-0150 between the hours of noon to 9 P.M.,  Monday through Saturday.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God.

If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details at 484-0150. Please keep in mind they have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated. .

They are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40.

Vendors wanted

Home and Garden Vendors are being sought for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club 4th Annual Spring Marketplace/Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18.

Fairfield Glade, a resort/retirement community of 8,000 full-time residents and hundreds of time share visitors, offers a unique opportunity for vendors to present their wares and expertise to a select group of homeowners.

Presented in conjunction with the 5th Annual Garden/Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 18, the show is certain to attract many visitors.

Display and booth space will be both inside and outside at The Village Green Mall, in the center of Fairfield Glade.

Exhibits will be open to the public from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. both days. Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space for the two days.  Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available on the club website: Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

Revenues from this event are designated for the Scholarship Fund which awarded $30,000 to area students in both of the past two years.  Chair, Marsha Mellert, (931-456-4680) will be happy to answer any questions or talk with you about the optimum display space for your product or service.


PPCUG meets March 18

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday, March 18, at the 127 South Senior Center at 3 P.M.

The program topic is using a computer to plan and budget a trip.

Steve Rosenstein, PPCUG President, has done quite a bit of travel in recent years. Prior to retirement he was constantly on the road for several employers, including a subsidiary of one of the nation’s largest hospitality companies.  Prior to, and since, retirement he and his wife have enjoyed multiple trips annually including hotels, resorts, cruises, timeshares and theme parks.

As someone who has a love of both computers and saving money, Steve has developed a routine of using a number of websites and forums to educate himself about his next trip and find the best deals. He will share internet travel secrets such as how he saved 60 percent on his most recent hotel stay using a web tool that bids for him on better than he could bid for himself.

He will also talk about sites that give you the inside scoop on timesharing, cruising and visiting theme parks.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 3 P.M.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 4 PM.

The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.

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


Glade Trash & Treasure Sale slated for March 16

The Fairfield Glade Trash & Treasure Sale will be held on Saturday, March 16.

Now’s your chance to clean out those garages, basements and crawlspaces. The Fairfield Glade Dog Park members would appreciate your donations of gently used items. Call Sue at 707-9201 for information.


County Republican Party Convention set

The Cumberland County Republican Party will have their Mass Convention to elect Executive Committee members for the 2013-2014 term.

The election will be held March 25 at 6 P.M. at the Community Complex. Please remember that only Republicans in good standing will be able to vote.


VIS meets March 14

The VIS (Visually Impaired Support) Group will hold their monthly meeting on March 14,  at the Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 69 Neechman St., Crossville from 9:30 to -11:30 A.M.

After a business meeting the speaker will be Peggy Houston, Executive Director of Fair Park Senior Center. There will be plenty of time for socializing afterwards.

Anyone needing information about eye diseases or support for your visually impaired disease please fell free to stop in and see if we might be able to help.

Our office has much information on help for the visually impaired. Our office address is 208 Woodmere Mall Suite #105 in the A to Z printing building.  Our hours are Mon., Wed., and Fri., from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. For more info, call 931-787-1772.

Planning upcoming events include a concert at the Palace and a Golf tournament at Tansi Golf.

A special board meeting will follow after the regular meeting for the board members.


CBN meeting soon

The Crossville Business Network” (CBN) will meet on March 20 as there will be a presentation by Jean Kozlowski with her own formulated skin care products and how they can help your skin to be healthier and younger looking.

The group meets the third Wednesday of each month at Halcyon Days Restaurant at noon.

It is a not for profit organization consisting of business professionals. The purpose is to network together in order to improve customer service and promote the businesses of the members.

This is accomplished by education, presentations and quality referrals.

At the meetings, they describe their products and services and develop new ways to let others know about who they are.

Visitors are always welcome. More information can be found on the website: or contact the Co-ordinator, Donna Blankenship 931-456-7675.


Photo contest slated

The Cumberlalnd County Master Gardeners are having a photo contest to be held in conjunction with the 2013 Spring Flower and Garden Show April 26, 27 and 28.

There are two categories: 1. a photo of gardens or flowers from any public State park of Tennessee, 2. a photo of gardens or flowers from the UT Research and Education Center at 321 Experiment Road.

Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place in each category. A cash prize will be awarded for a people’s choice (based on popular vote).

The photographs will be judged by three professional photographers. For an application, rules, regulations stop by the UT Extension office at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds/Community Complex or go to website to download the all of the needed the paperwork. No professional photographers please.


Time for a Corned Beef ‘N Cabbage Dinner

Yep, it’s March again, and that means it is time for a delicious Corned Beef ‘N Cabbage Dinner. It doesn’t matter whether you have a drop of Irish blood in you or not, it’s a March tradition!

Fellowship Baptist Church at 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, is having their annual Corned Beef ‘N Cabbage Dinner on Saturday, March 16 at 5 P.M.

Seating is limited in the Fellowship Hall, so, call 931-456-2525 to make your reservations. Reservation deadline is Wednesday, March 13. The cost is only $6 per adult, $4 for children 2 to 12, and toddlers eat free.

The menu includes corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and desserts as well as coffee, tea and soft drinks.

This delicious meal will be followed by a time of fellowship and games…for example, Hand and Foot, and Dominos, or bring your own favorite game.

Plan to come and invite a friend or neighbor too. any questions or need directions? Call 931-456-2525.


Elks hold breakfast

The Elks Lodge will host a Sunday Breakfast on March 17 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. at 1145 Genesis Road.

Why not come to our breakfast and enjoy some good conversation, good food with good people. We offer a  hearty all-you-can-eat  breakfast.

There is a tasty breakfast bar with, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, chipped creamed beef and biscuits.

Plus made-to-order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet toppings to choose from. And on our refreshment table we offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea. This all-inclusive breakfast is just $10 per adult including sales tax and $5 for children 8 years and under.

Please call 931-484-0150 if you would like additional information. The Lodge is open from 12 noon until 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.

• The Elks Lodge “Tacos and More” Night is March 15 from 5 to 7 P.M.

You can enjoy two tacos made special by “Taco Bill” and his crew for $3.50.  Yes you can order more than two!  You can even call for take outs, just call ahead to give us time to get them ready at 931-484-0150.

For more details at 931-484-0150.


Center Hill RPO meets

The Center Hill Rural Planning Organization (RPO) joint meeting of the Executive Board and Technical Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the Cumberland County Complex, 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville, TN 38571.

The Center Hill RPO is responsible for the comprehensive transportation planning for Cannon, Cumberland, Dekalb, Putnam, Van Buren, Warren and White counties.

This is an open public meeting. If you would like an agenda, please call the Center Hill RPO Coordinator Lorie Krauss at 931-432-4111. If you need assistance or accommodations due to disability, please contact Mrs. Krauss by Friday, March 8, 2013.


Women’s health focus

for Crab-Orchard DAR 

March is Women’s Issue’s month for The Crab Orchard Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution.

This year the chapter will focus on women’s urinary health and educating women on the latest treatments available in the medical field.

Speaking on this subject at the March meeting will be Dr. Joanna Gibbs and Renee Boston. Dr. Joanna Gibbs is a local Internist with a Bachelors of Science in Pharmacy. Renee Boston is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist who holds a certificate of achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy.

The meeting will be held March 21, at 3:30 at the Art Circle Public Library and is open to all women interested in Women’s Health.


Glade Democrats to Elect New Leaders 

The Fairfield Glade District of the Cumberland County Democratic Party will hold a biennial caucus on Tuesday, March 19 at 11 A.M.  The meeting location is room C (lower level) of the Fairfield Glade Multi-Purpose Building at  455   Lakeview Rd.

All Glade Democrats are Welcome

Local Democrats will elect 3 representatives to serve two year terms on the Executive Committee of the Cumberland County Democratic party.

Members will also discuss the party’s agenda and events for 2013.  This is an open meeting for attendees to share their ideas and thoughts about the future.

All Democratic residents who are eligible voters in Fairfield Glade (district 9) are urged to attend.

For more information, please contact Kim Davids, Glade Democratic Chair, at 931-707-5237.


AARP Safe driving driving courses offered

The AARP Driver Safety course will be offered in March. It is a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Fairfield Glade.

The eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: March 14 and 15 (Thursday & Friday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

More information is available at

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance.

Cost for the class is $12 per person for AARP members, or $14 per person for non-members, payable to “AARP” at the first session.

Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.


Glade Hospice to hold holiday bake sale

With the Easter holidays just around the corner, the members of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary are busy reviewing their secret recipes for their upcoming holiday bake sale.

Relax and enjoy the Easter holidays by letting these expert bakers provide their famously delicious cakes, breads, cookies, cupcakes, pies, brownies and other “goodies – all ready to serve over the holidays or to pop into your freezer for use in your springtime entertaining.

The sale will be held at the Village Green Mall on Wednesday, March 27th, between 8 A.M. to 2 P.M. Known for their excellent baking skills, the members’ baked goods sell quickly, so come early to insure your best selection.

All proceeds from this sale will benefit Cumberland House, the six-bed residential facility operated by Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit hospice service provider in the county.

For more information, please contact Pam Brown at 484-4602.


Medicare classes set

SHIP Representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be hosting several “WELCOME to MEDICARE” classes at Art Circle Public Library.

The classes will be March 11 from 9 A.M. until noon; March 20 from noon until 3 P.M.; March 25 from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. The library is located at 3 East Street in Crossville.

The classes are free, but space is limited, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a class date and seat.

The Upper Cumberland AAAD covers all 14 counties located in the Upper Cumberland.


“Fix” your cat for $5

To help reduce the number of unwanted kittens that will otherwise be born this spring,

Wags and Whiskers has a special offer to spay female cats for only $5 for a limited his also includes a rabies vaccination and a 25% off coupon for pet items at the Feed Store.

Call 931-788-2201 to apply for this special offer  or visit their website for more info.