Vista Gatherings – March 19, 2013

Neighbors & Newcomers welcome Dr. Bass

Neighbors and Newcomers is proud to have Dr. Bill Bass as their speaker for the March 28th meeting.

The meeting will be held at the CMC Breast Cancer building, second floor. This month’s donations are for the animal shelter, checks should be made payable to AARF.

Doors open at 10:45 A.M. parking is at a  premium so please car pool if possible.

The meal will be chicken and dumplings, salad bar, mixed fruit and apple dumplings. A heartsmart meal will be available The last day to make or cancel reservations is March 23 and you may call Robbie at 456-2790.


Glade Garden Club hosting Plant Sale

On April 16, 17, 18, the Fairfield Glade Garden Club will hold its annual Geranium and Huge Fern plant sale. These first three days will take place at the CCHS greenhouses where all plants are grown and cared for by the students.

The plant sale will then move on to the First National Bank of Tennessee on Peavine Road on April 19, in conjunction with their “Shredding Day” Program.

Each of the first four days will run from 8 A.M. to 3:30 P.M. The final day will be held at the Robinhood Park in Fairfield Glade on April 20, starting at 7:30 A.M. and will run until 2 P.M. unless we are sold out.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Garden Club offers scholarships to graduating seniors of both high schools who will be pursuing college studies in agriculture or a related field. Your purchases can help this worthy cause while beautifying your garden with these magnificent plants.

For info only: Thomas M. Covino 931-707-9314.


Good Samaritan

Society celebrates

Volunteer Week

The Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade is joining organizations across the country in celebrating National Volunteer Week April 21-27.

Volunteer Week is set aside each year to recognize volunteers for their contributions. The Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, plans a Worship Service to honor our volunteers.

Last year, volunteers at Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, shared an estimated 9,423.75 hours of volunteer work from January through November of 2012. Some of the volunteer opportunities include Individual Services, Group Services, and Organizational Services.

“Our volunteers are incredibly important in helping us carry out our mission of sharing God’s love as we provide services to our residents and clients,”

Evelyn Montandon, Interim Campus Administrator of Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, says. “We appreciate their dedication, spirit and gift of time.”

National Volunteer Week began in 1974 when President Richard Nixon signed an executive order establishing an annual celebration of volunteering. Today, the special week is sponsored by the Points of Light Institute.

The Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, is part of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates rehabilitation and skilled care centers and senior living communities in 24 states.

The Good Samaritan Society’s mission is to share God’s love in word and deed by providing shelter and supportive services to older persons and others in need, believing that “ In Christ’s Love, Everyone Is Someone.”

For more information, please contact Rosa Smith, Wellness & Volunteer Director, 931-456-1576 or via email at [email protected]


Good Friday Service

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, TN, will be having a Good Friday Candlelight service on March 29, 2013, at 7 P.M. The hour long program will feature special music and a focused message from the scriptures on the Crucifixion event. Pastor Moran and several church members will be presenting these scriptures. Everyone is welcome.  Questions, call 931-456-2525


Easter egg hunt at

the Glade Food City

The Fairfield Glade Food City will be having a Kids Easter Egg Hunt and activities on Saturday, March 23 from 12 P.M. – 1 P.M.  Snacks and drink will be provided. In addition to the Easter Egg Hunt, there will be a coloring contest, Easter bunny face painting, an Easter egg decorating activity, and door prizes. In case of inclement weather, activities will be hosted inside the store; otherwise, activities will be held on the sidewalk and in the grass field next to the store. If you have questions, please contact Rachel or Allen at 931-707-9432.


Elks to hold Fish Fry

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on March 22,  from 4 to 7 P.M.

For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “ All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, french fries or baked potato and dessert. For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price.

If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

Please keep in mind we 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. Lodge hours are 12 to 9 P.M., Monday through Saturday.


Community Open House for Vets/spouses

If you are a veteran of any USA war or conflict, you and your family members may be entitled to medical and financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. As a service to the community, Fairfield Glade Assisted Living will host an Open House on Saturday, April 13 with special guest Richard Kuhn, director of the Veteran Aid Project. This non-governmental agency helps veterans secure benefits to which they are entitled. The Veteran Aid Project reaches out to all veterans to provide valuable information for veterans and their families. Mr. Kuhn will be available from 1 to 2 P.M. to help veterans and their families determine their eligibility for benefits from the federal Department of Veterans Affairs.  Veteran Aid Project staff help you determine your eligibility for benefits; submit complete and accurate applications; and ensure your applications are promptly processed. The Veteran Aid Project also monitors VA policy updates and changes in Federal laws as they relate to veterans’ benefits. Testimonials for the valuable help received from the Veteran Aid Project are listed on the website:


Sunday Couples Golf League to begin April 7

Join us and make new friends. Sunday couples golf league will begin on April 7, at Druid Hills Golf Course. Timeshares and singles are most welcome.

They will have a shotgun start  and use a mixed couples best ball format. They play nine holes followed by socializing on the patio. Some go to dinner afterwards. A sign up sheet will be available at Druid Hills every saturday morning by 10 A.M. for the following week.

The sheet will be picked up on Friday morning by 10 A.M. and the pairings will be posted by 10 A.M. Saturday morning for the following day’s play.

If you have any questions, please call Bill at 931-787-2534 or Norma at 931-787-2691. You may also email them at: Norma [email protected] or Bill at [email protected]


Thursday Couples League Starts April 18

Couples, come sign up for a nine-hole scramble using fun formats played Thursdays at Heatherhurst with tee times starting at 3:33 P.M.

This is a social golf group and you need not be a “good” golfer.  After play we have dinner at a local restaurant and award prize money.

The first signup sheet will be posted at Heatherhurst Tuesday, April 9th on the bulletin board located near the restrooms.  It will be removed at 3 P.M. on Sunday the 14th.

The pairings will then be posted on the boards at Heatherhurst, Druid, and Dorchester at noon on Tuesday the 16th for play on Thursday the 18th.

The first tee time each week is 3:33 P.M..  Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to your assigned tee time.

Organizers for this year’s play are Don and Jo Ann Alverson.  You can call 707-7073 with any questions. All residents and timeshare visitors are welcome.


Workshop scheduled

Have you always wanted to scrapbook but didn’t know where to start? Are you already an experienced scrapbooker looking for a fun productive day? This is the workshop you!

You will complete an entire 8×8 album in one day using quality Stampin’ Up products. All you need is 8 pictures to get started. The workshop is Saturday, April 6 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Legends Restaurant-Westchester room. The $50 registration fee covers all supplies and is due by April 1. Class size is limited. Please call Louise Goodman, 931-707-2798, to register or for more information.

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.

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.


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.


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.


Volunteer Coin Club

to Meet April 9

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 9 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.


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 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 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.