Vista Gatherings – March 18, 2014

Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, March 24.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.


Glade Quilt club meets

Nationally recognized art quilter Mary Stori will speak and present a trunk show to members  and guests of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild at the March 21st membership meeting , from 9-11:30am in the Fellowship Hall of the FFG United Methodist Church.

Guests are welcome for a donation of $5 as the program is supported by Guild members’ dues and fund-raising activities.

Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities. Please contact Guild Co-Presidents, Bunny Gowell at 931-707-0094, or Barbara Patterson at 931-707-9747.


FCA holds Banquet

The Cumberland County Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host its Annual Fundraising Banquet on Tuesday April 8 at the Central Baptist Church. The event starts at 5:45 P.M.

A Silent Auction starts at 5 P.M. and the speaker will be coach Tommy Bowden.

Contact Deana Persson at 931-372-2123 or email: [email protected] to make reservations. You can also make reservations on the website at


Open House planned

Crossville Christian School invites the community to Spring Open House March 27th!

Tour our school, meet our students & staff and see what classical christian education is all about. Crossville Christian School Spring  Community Open House- Thursday March 27 from 5:30 to 7 P.M. at 28 Rock Quarry Rd (Corner of  70East & Rock Quarry).


Indiana natives wanted

A Committee is being formed to see if there is any former or current Indiana residents interested in a Indiana Meet and Greet Picnic. Date and location of picnic to be determined by committee. If interested email: [email protected]


Motorcycle enthusiasts of the Glade Sought

Anyone interested in joining other riders for planned rides, fun and fellowship, please respond.

Any bike from “Aprila’s” to “Zundapp’s” that are capable of highway speeds are welcome.

If interested email [email protected] give your e-mail, or phone # and model of bike. If there is enough interest over several weeks, I will set up the first meet.


One Step meeting set

The next One Step Beyond meeting will be held at Vegas Steakhouse, April 17 (Thursday.

Mark your calendar and plan to attend. Newcomers are welcome.

They are a senior (50+) group that meet every other month at a local or nearby restaurant for a social meal surrounded by friendly people and great food.

Their schedule for the year is listed below. For questions, call Jane Webb 931-210-8841.


Glade Garden Club to meet on Wednesday 

It’s time once again for the Fairfield Glade Garden Club to come together for their monthly meeting of Fun, Food, and Facts at the FFG Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

On March 19th, Club members will hear from Linda Hassler, a Crossville da ylily farmer who (along with her husband, Sam) grows over 900 different varieties of daylilies and also experiments in hybridizing new daylily cultivars using seeds from selected parents each season.

They invite you to come and hear Linda’s presentation and a more personal invitation.  Garden Club meetings start at 9:30 A.M. with doors opening at 9 A.M for refreshments and socializing.

The monthly meetings  are held at the FFG Community Church, 521 Snead Dr. in the Glade.

Those who would like to become a member of the FFG Garden Club may do so at any meeting.  The yearly membership dues are only $15.

For more information, please contact Club Moderator, Ellen Jeffers at (931)707-8578.


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


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.


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.


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 Senior Center events scheduled

The Fair Park Senior Center has  several events slated.

• Talent Show Auditions — The 4th Annual Crossville’s Got Talent Show will be holding auditions on Saturday April 5 at 1 P.M. at the Fair Park Senior Center.

The first place winner will receive $300., second place is 100. and third place is 50.

The Talent show will be held at the Palace Theater on April 25t at 7 P.M. It is always a fun show, $10 tickets are on sale now at the Fair Park Senior Center.

• Hawaiian Hula Lessons — Dance Instructor Noelani DeRossett will be starting a Hula class on Tuesday, April 15, at 2 P.M.  at the Fair Park Senior Center, located at 1433 Livingston Rd. Call 484-7416 and ask for Tina to Sign Up.

• Senior Self Defense Class — Almost any senior can learn how to protect themselves. Instructor Larry Potter, uses Role Play techniques that officers use in every class.  He will be starting a new Senior Self Defense class on Friday March 28 at 1 P.M. at 1:00 at the Fair Park Senior Center. Please call Tina for more info and to sign up at 484-7416.

• Senior Windows 8 and Smart Phone Classes — The Fair Park Senior Center is trying to help the seniors in our area to keep up with learning the newest gadgets. Window 8, Smart Phones, Pads and Tablet classes are being taught.

Instructor Scott Bruton is holding classes at the Fair Park Senior Center from 9 to 11 A.M.and in Fairfield Glade  Discovery Center in the afternoons 3 to 5 P.M.

Please call for more info and you must sign up, and call Tina, 484-7416.