Vista Gatherings – March 20, 2012


Is offering an AARP Safe Driving Course at the Cumberland County Fair Grounds on Wednesday April 11th and Thursday April 12th from 9 AM to 12 PM. This is an 8 hour class, 4 hours each day. Cost of the course is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Contact your insurance agent as you may save money on auto insurance and improve your driving skills by phoning Len Stark at 931-456-1994. Pre-registration is necessary to attend.



The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold their regular monthly meeting today, March 20 at 6:00 PM at the Community Complex Fairgrounds. Cameron Sexton will present a program on the state-wide redistricting and explain why, after December 31, we will be in the 6th Congressional District with Diane Black as our Representative. Linda Baehr-Caldwell, Chairman of the Cumberland County Election Commission, will give us a report on the recent election . David Simcox, re-elected  Assessor of  Property,will give us an informative overview of the duties and challenges he has in his office as part of our effort to inform the public about our County offices. At the end of each presentation, question and concerns will be addressed. We would like to invite anyone interested in getting involved in  the November Presidential election to come.  We have a lot of work ahead of us and we need your help. The Republican office is now open 3 days a week, between 10AM-2PM on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Interested volunteers who would like to help call 456-4414 or email [email protected]


Fairfield Glade United Methodist Women Sets Date for Annual Rummage Sale

SAVE THE DATES: Thursday April 19th 8:00 am until 6:00 PM, Friday April 20th 8:00 am till 3:00 PM and Saturday 8:00 am till noon.  This is a rummage sale you do not want to miss and plans are underway to make this year even more special with new additions.  Join the many others who wait anxiously for this yearly event to find great deals on a wide variety of items.

In addition to the usual clothing you will be amazed at the “Women’s Boutique” –  jewelry, shoes and accessories. This year we have added a “Men’s Upscale Clothing Room”, along with regular men’s clothing, shoes etc..  Also, Saturday is $2.00 a bag day.

Update your home with furniture, home decor and other household items.  If you enjoy reading, check out the book section.  A Silent Auction will take place Thursday and Friday and will include special decorator pieces and furniture.

As usual, there will be a “Bake Sale” at the Village Mall in Fairfield Glade on Friday, April 20th from 8:00 am until noon.  Enjoy a wide assortment of Homemade desserts, breads, candy etc.

Come and bring a friend to this rummage sale at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, at 231 Westchester Rd. Fairfield Glade.


Roane State Playmakers to perform ‘A Year with Frog and Toad’

The Roane State Community College Playmakers will perform “A Year with Frog and Toad,” a musical based on Arnold Lobel’s classic children’s books, beginning March 22.

Show times are March 22-24 at 7 p.m., March 25 at 2 p.m., March 29-31 at 7 p.m. and April 1 at 2 p.m. Performances will be held in the theatre on the main campus in Harriman.

General admission is $10, and student admission and admission for seniors is $7. Tickets are available at the door.

The kid-friendly musical follows the woodland adventures of two amphibious friends, a worrywart toad and a perky frog, over the course of a year.

For more information about performances, contact Michael Golebiewski at [email protected] or (865) 354-3000, ext. 4711.

Auxiliary Hosts Tea to Honor New Members and to Welcome Potential Members

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will host its annual Membership Tea on Monday, April 2, at 3:00 p.m. at the Social Hall of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, on Peavine Road.

Since the 2011 Membership Tea was curtailed due to bad weather, this year’s tea will recognize new members who joined the auxiliary in 2010, as well as those who have joined the auxiliary during the past year. Additionally, potential new members are encouraged to attend the tea to meet the members of the auxiliary and to learn more about the important work of the organization. All members are encouraged to invite prospective members to attend the tea.

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary conducts fundraising events throughout the year to support Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit hospice in the community.

Please call Membership Co-Chairs Shirley Wilkinson (456-0032) or Kathy Yarnell (707-7199) or member Linda Reiss (287-4808) for more information.


Stretch & Tone with Nan

Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church is again offering a ten week series of Stretch & Tone Classes.  This fitness program is designed for men and women who, for one reason or another, no longer want to exercise on the floor, but still desire a full body workout.  While sitting comfortably in a chair, or using it as a balancing tool, participants will employ proper breathing techniques as they work to stretch lower and upper body muscles.  Light hand weights will also be used to strengthen, tone, and shape the body.

Classes will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall every Monday and Thursday morning, 10:00-11:00am, April 23, through June 28.  Prior sign-up is not necessary, but plan to arrive about 15 minutes before the first class, in order to register.  Wear comfortable clothing and bring a hand towel with you, as well as a $1.00 contribution to help defray church expenses.  Light hand weights will be available for use during class, for those who cannot bring their own.  Call Nan @456-2629 if you have questions regarding these classes.



The Fairfield Glade Ladies Club is hosting its 3rd Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, 2012, in Fairfield Glade, TN.  Located just six miles north of Exit 322 on US I-40, the resort 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.

This year the show has been expanded to include vendors offering  bedding plants, landscapes, garden designs, patio furniture and other home décor ideas.  Home improvement contractors who will bring their expertise are especially welcome – with constant remodeling and new construction (over 200 homes each year) there is always an interest in everything from countertops to flooring to garage doors to gutter guards.

Held in conjunction with the annual Kitchen and Garden Tour, the event attracts hundreds of visitors from surrounding areas.  Maps to the homes and gardens being viewed must be picked up at the mall, thus guaranteeing  maximum possible exposure for the participants in the Home and Garden Show.

The show will be located both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, in the center of the community, at 126 Stonehenge Drive.  Exhibits will be open to the public from 9 a.m. until five p.m. both days and set up will be the afternoon of May 17 and the morning of May 18.  Entry fee for the two day Spring Marketplace is $65 per booth.    Booth sizes are:  6 x 12 feet (inside) and 10 x 12 (outside).  Interested vendors may contact Marsha Mellert (931-456-4680) for booth space and information.  Email inquiries can be addressed to [email protected].  If you prefer, an application can be downloaded from the web site:  Just click on ‘club events‘ and follow the instructions.


Save the Date: Geranium and Plant Sale

It’s almost here! On April 17th, 18th, 19th and 21st, the FFG Garden Club will hold its annual geranium and plant sale. Come to Cumberland Country High School greenhouses on the 17th, 18th and 19th and then head to Robin Hood Park in FFG on April 21st. Remember, your purchases help support CCHS student scholarships.


Fairfield Glade and Cumberland County Democrats having 2 big events

The first annual Eleanor Roosevelt Dinner will be held on April 14th at the Cumberland State Park.  This is an exciting fundraiser for the Cumberland County Democrats.  Eleanor Roosevelt played a key role (with FDR) in the development of the Homestead area. This event will begin at 6pm.  We will have some speakers and a cake/pie auction.  Tickets are $50.00 each.  Call Kim Davids, Chair of the FFG District 9 Democrats, at 707-5237 to purchase tickets.  All proceeds from this event stay here in Cumberland County.

The Tennessee Democrats will hold their Jackson Day dinner in Nashville on March 31st at 6pm.  Tickets are $150.00 each.  The keynote for this event will be a nationally recognized speaker.  Contact Dennis Gregg, [email protected] , to buy tickets for this event.

Contact: Kim Davids (931) 707-5237



The Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday April 5, 1pm at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, FFG. At the next meeting,we will have Patricia Lanza, writer & public speaker, with over twenty years experience. In 2011, she held a 9 part lecture series “Writing Your Memories” for Council of Churches. Pat will speak to KINSEEKERS on how we can write our family memories. All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all KINSEEKERS meetings. We meet the first THURSDAY of every month. Come join us!


Light ’N Lively dance set

Mark March 23rd on your calendar for the next Light”N” Lively dance. The theme for the evening is St. Patrick’s, you do not have to be Irish to attend but think GREEN!

D.J. Garrison will present the evening with his musical merriment. The dance will be at the Muli-Purpose Building on Lakeview Drive from 7 p.m.-10 p.m.

As always guests are welcome, along with timeshare visitors. Couples are $10 or $5 for singles.

The dance is BYOB affair with the dance club supplying ice, snacks dessert and coffee.

Any questions please call one of our hosts for the evening: Don and JoAnn Alverson, 931-707-7073; Earl and Anita Sark, 931-484-5009 and Mark and Colleen Sticht, 931-707-1541.


Hyssongs in concert

The Hyssongs will be in concert at Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade on Friday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m.

Join us for a wonderful and lively concert.  Admission is free; a love offering will be taken for the group.  Call 931-456-2525 for info.


Study series being offered

Beth Moore’s, Mercy Triumphs is scheduled to begin April 9th at 1:30p.m. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

This is a study of the New Testament book of James.   Beth believes that James closely resembles the Book of Proverbs in the Old Testament.  Come along with Beth Moore on a journey to get to know both the man and the Book of James.

Topics in this study include: joy, hardship, faith, reversal of fortunes, wisdom, gifts from above and many others.

This eight-week study begins April 9th and will finish June 11th.

Please register by calling Pat Scott 931-707-0908 or Karen Hein 931-456-6707.

Cost of the class is $20.   You may also fill in and mail the registration form below.

Pre-registration is requested so that we will have materials available for the first class.

Bible Study Tech is an Inter-Denominational Women’s Bible Study in Fairfield Glade If you are an advanced Bible student or are just curious, there is a place for you.  They meet on Monday afternoons at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church from 1:30 – 4:00p.m.


Wellness Complex is offering prizes

The Cumberland County Cardiac Support Group & the CMC Wellness Complexes present an opportunity to win a KINDLE FIRE & a $50 Amazon Gift Card!

Tickets are one for $5 or 3 for $10 and can be purchased at either Wellness Complex location or from any Cardiac Support Group member.

Proceeds benefit the Relay For Life!  Drawing will be held May 4th at the Relay & you do not have to be present to win so everybody take advantage of this great opportunity!

They are also selling T-shirts to benefit the Relay For Life & these may also be ordered at either Wellness Complex location.

If you have any questions, please contact Dee Dee Barnwell at the Crossville Wellness Complex, phone number 931-456-8870; Wendy Reed or Rachel Richardson at the Fairfield Glade Wellness Complex, phone number 931-707-8420.


Plateau Photography Club Meeting set

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be held on Thursday, March 22nd at 1:00 p.m. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

In order to honor Spring, St. Patrick’s Day and to make your friends envious, bring in your “green” shots.  Explore the color green in your photos and bring your most interesting ones to the meeting.  In addition, bring along the cameras and equipment you use to make those great shots for a show and tell session.  We are a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and visitors and prospective members are always welcome.  For questions, call Roger Coulther at 931-788-2069.


Golf Fundraiser set

The Art Guild at Fairfield Glade will hold its 2012 Golf Fundraiser on Friday, July 27 at Heatherhurst Golf (Brae) Course.

The event will begin with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start and will cost $75 per person which includes golf, cart and luncheon to follow.

The format will be 2 net best balls. ;teams: 4 man/women/mixed.

For information call:  Dawn Robb (931) 456-5601 or check the Art Guild Website: at


Neighbors/Newcomers set to meet on March 22

Neighbor’s and Newcomer’s March meeting will be on the 22nd at Mitch’s in Lake Tansi.

For reservations go to:  [email protected] or call Jan at 931-707-1683 or Mary at 931-287-0120.

The Good Deed Need for the month is a box of Spaghetti or can of sauce for the Crab Orchard Food Bank.

Also,  Miss Shirley’s next trip will be on April 2 to Knoxville. Call 931-484-9611 for more information.


Art Competiton slated

The 34th Reba Bacon Memorial High School Art Competition will be in the Backdoor Gallery on March 4-25.

Their reception will be Sunday, March 4 with an awards ceremony at 2 p.m.

Adele Seitzinger will display her work in the CAS lobby.

Putnam 1st Mercantile Bank will exhibit the paintings of Tom Eckert and the paintings of Chuck Becker


Kite Party at Cumberland

 Mountain State Park

Kite flying is a great activity many look forward to in the spring and is enjoyed by both children and adults. So mark your calendar for the annual Kite Party, hosted by the Friends of Cumberland Mountain State Park (FCMSP), on Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Kite Party will be at the Upper Playground at Cumberland Mountain State Park. It will be a day of family fun, food and best of all, KITE FLYING.

Kites will be provided to the first 100 children.  Personal kites are also welcome.

Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided free of charge.  Mark the date on your calendar and just follow the signs on March 31 to Shelter #1. FCMSP wants everyone to come out and have a good time. For more information, contact Marcie Beahm at 931-200-3895 or the Park Office at 931-484-6138.


Champagne Brunch set

The members of  the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club are doubly excited about today, March 20th as 100 lucky ladies will enjoy a Champagne Brunch in some of the most beautiful  homes in the Glade.

Co-Chairs Judy Johnson and Karen Gainer, want to keep the menu a secret but rest assured it begins with some bubbly.  And you won’t even know where you’re having lunch until about a week before when you receive an email giving you the location and directions.

A few tickets remain.  At $16.50 each they will go fast. Check with your friends and then call Judy (931-210-8992) or Karen (931-456-8493) to make your reservations and purchase tickets.


Sunday Couples Golf set to start in April

Join us and make new friends — Sunday couples golf will begin April 1 at Druid Hills golf course.

Timeshares and singles are most welcome.

The group begins at 1:27 p.m. and it uses a mixed couples best ball format.

The group plays nine holes followed by socializing on the patio.

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 every Friday morning by 10 a.m and pairings will be posted on Saturday morning for the next day.

If you have any questions, please contact Bill at 931-787-2534, Norma at 931-787-2691or Jon & Karle at 484-0603.


Luncheon date set

The Fairfield Glade Women’s 9-Hole Golf League’s Opening Luncheon will be held April 30, at 12 Noon at Legends