Vista Gatherings – March 28, 2017

Garden Club to meet

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club has rescheduled it’s regular March membership meeting for March 29, at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

Member Diana Cesena, the featured speaker, will provide a virtual tour of “America’s Gardens: Near and Far,” as promised.

The rescheduled meeting convenes at 9:30 A.M. in the Fairfield Glade Community Church large meeting room. Members and guests are welcome to arrive at 9 A.M. for pre-meeting refreshments and camaraderie.

The usual lively business meeting will focus on the Club’s Geranium, Fern, and Bake Sales scheduled for April 18-21, with sales to the public scheduled April 18 and 19 at the Cumberland County High School Greenhouse, followed by plant and bake sales to the public on April 20 and 21 at the Village Green Mall in Fairfield Glade. Members are asked to bring their calendars and to be prepared to volunteer to staff and support this important fund-raising event.

Guests are always welcome. More information is available from Garden Club President, Evelyn Birmingham via email at [email protected] or phone at 931-287-0420.

Growing info offered

Get free information on growing in Tennesee on Wednesday, April 12, starting at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

Cumberland County Agriculture Agent, Gregg Upchurch will be doing a presentation on growing plants in Tennessee.  If you think you know everything already, try this seminar and you will realize what you did not know.  It is FREE to all.


Hospice to celebrate with Chocolate Fest

Mark your calendars and make your reservations now for Saturday, April 22 at Stone Memorial High School from 2 to 4 P.M. for the Spring Chocolate Fest celebrating Hospice of Cumberland County.

The Guest Speaker for this event will be Judy Flickinger a retired registered nurse and author.  Judy spent the last 12 of her 42-year career serving in hospice care.

A sumptuous afternoon of chocolate delights is being planned for all of our enjoyment.  Envision a flowing fountain of chocolate with fruits and treats for dipping.  Additionally, handmade truffles, torts, cakes, cookies, fudge and various delicacies will be available to nibble on.

Tickets for this event are available at:  Hospice of Cumberland County, 30 East Adams St; The Village Green Mall in Fairfield at Both Collage and Brownstones; and from all FG Hospice Auxiliary Members.

Reservations are also available by mail.  The cost is $20. Per person.  Please include the number of guests with a check made payable to Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary to secure your reservation.

Mail you check and contact information to:  Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary, C/O Chocolate Fest,  P.O. Box 1943,  Crossville, Tn.38558

This event is being sponsored by Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary in conjunction with Hospice of Cumberland County.

Corvette group meets

The Plateau Corvette Club meets on the first Thursday of every month and it’s next meeting is Thursday April 6th at 5:30 P.M. at the Crossville Outlet Center Meeting room.

New for April we will have a Tech session at 5:30 and the meeting will start at 6 P.M.

All Corvette owners are invited to join them as they plan trips and events that they can enjoy with their Corvettes.  For more information visit their web site at Find them on Facebook or e-mail them at [email protected]

Celtics change slate

Please note that the  Celtic Cousins will NOT be meeting on Tuesday, April 4.  Instead, they will be celebrating two Celtic holidays, Tartan Day and Robert Burn’s Dinner, on Saturday, April 22 at the Hiawatha Club in Lake Tansi.

Contact Barbara at 931-261-8417 or [email protected] for directions.

Since this is a catered dinner, reservations are needed by Wednesday, April 18. Call Barbara at 931-261-8417 or email: [email protected]  The cost is only $10 for this adults only occasion.

Friday-At-The-Crossroads will start again on April 7.

Kinseekers doing WW1 research on April 6.

On Thursday, April 6, from 1 to 3:00 (CT), the Kinseekers will meet in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, for their regular monthly meeting.

Their guest speaker will be Allison Griffey, from the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville, who will speak on “Tennessee’s World War 1 Gold Star Records,” as well as sharing some additional WW1 genealogy resources.

If you have ancestors who served during WW1, this is a ‘Must Attend’ program.  Much has been discussed lately about WW11, but, you hear and read little about the 1st World War.

Kinseekers’ yearly dues are only $10, but we welcome you to come as our guest the first time. Park in back and enter at the Sanctuary side entrance. any questions, email: [email protected]

Other genealogy related groups in the area are: The Celtic Circle, which meets at 6:00 on the first Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville, email: [email protected]

The Cumberland County Genealogical Society that meets the first and third Monday’s each month at 6:00 in the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossville.

Backyard Birders meet

Anyone interested in learning about local birds is welcome to attend the Fairfield Glade Backyard Birders Meeting on Tuesday, April 4th at the Library/Multipurpose Building on Lakeside Drive near Legends starting at 3 P.M.

The topic “Improving Backyard Birding Skills” will be presented by Don and Linda Eppelheimer. You will learn how to find, see and name many different songbirds in this area.

Many of these birds are migrating through and others are year round residents. If you have them, bring binoculars as well as Smart phone, IPAD or tablet.

Learn how to use the free app, Merlin from Cornell Labs, to identify birds by sight and/or sound with your device. There is no charge for this meeting but there will be a 50/50 raffle available to help defray costs.

For more information, please contact Peggie Flierl at 456-6576

Korean vets host event

Having troubles growing things in Cumberland County???

Save the date—Wednesday, April 12!  Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association will be hosting County Agriculture Agent, Gregg Upchurch, to answer any questions that day concerning growing in our county.

Everybody is invited to this timely get together as we kick off the spring/summer growing season.  The meeting begins at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

Questions concerning the meeting can be handled by contacting Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

Fashion Show slated

The April 20th CWC Luncheon at the Discovery Center will feature a Spring Fashion Show with ladies modeling clothing from Elite Repeats.

The speaker will be Harolyn Benjamin from Enterprise, Alabama.  She is a motivational speaker and talk show host.

This will be a luncheon you will not want to miss, so mark your calendars now.  You can call Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

CPR class offered

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, April 15th, at 9 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $35 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.

There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location beginning at 1:30 P.M.  The cost for this class will be $25 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.

If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $55 per person.  Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for one or both classes.

Free Tax Prep offered

Liberty Tax Service is accepting donations to support the important work being done by A Time 4 Paws. During the month of March, Liberty Tax Service will offer free tax preparation to new customers who donate Diamond Dog Food, Purina Cat Food, treats, litter, toys, or even cleaning supplies or copy paper to A Time 4 Paws when they have their taxes done at the Liberty Tax Service office located at 800 N. Main Street, Crossville, TN.

Liberty Tax Service will provide free tax preparation through March 31 for new customers who bring donations for A Time 4 Paws when they come to Liberty Tax Service near Dairy Queen for professional tax preparation with an accuracy guarantee.

Liberty Tax does take appointments, however, they are not necessary.

True Sign Of Spring!

We’ve had a mild winter and the buds are starting to pop out already, but the ‘True-Sign-That-Spring-is-Here’ is that The Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dances are starting again on Saturday, April 1st.  Now don’t be a Fool and miss it!

The City Lites Band will be providing the music for us, the suggested adult donation at the door is still $4, with kids 16 and under free and the meals are still just $7 each.

The meal choices again this year are homemade spaghetti and meat sauce with bread, or a BBQ sandwich and chips with your choice of coffee, tea, water or a soft drink, plus additional drinks or a desserts are only a $1 each.

We’ll also have our Fun ‘N Famous $1-a-chance Cakewalk with cakes provided by our Hebbertsburg ladies, and our own Sweet T Dancers will provide entertainment during the band’s breaks.

The doors open at 4:30 P.M., the meals are served starting at 5 and the music and dancing runs from 5:30 to 8:30.

Take Peavine Road about 5 miles North from the 4 -Way Stop in Fairfield Glade (opposite direction from I-40) to the Y in the road. Watch for the signs. Turn on the left branch of the Y and go about a block.  The Community Center is on the left. Questions?  Call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.

Bible Study Tech – Spring Class Begins

Register now for the upcoming spring Bible Study Tech class, “The Armor of God” with teacher, Priscilla Shirer.

Priscilla is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and is an internationally-recognized Bible teacher who focuses her ministry on the expository teaching of the Word of God to women.  She desires to see women both understand the uncompromising truths of Scripture intellectually and experience them practically.

The study begins on Monday, March 27th from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and continues through Monday, May 22. Bible Study Tech classes are held in the Fellowship Hall of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and interacting with a lot of very fun and interesting ladies, please join us.

Contact Michele English, 585-355-2514, [email protected], or Cindy Love,  931-456-1008, [email protected]  to register or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 108 Beachwood Dr., Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.  Registration is highly recommended so that materials will be available.

Applications taken

Cumberland County United Fund 2018 Grant Funding applications, for 501 C 3 non-profits that provide services and programs to people in Cumberland County, are now available on-line by emailing, [email protected] or calling, 931-484-4082.

Deadline for completed applications will be on March 23rd at Noon. Our location is 348 Taylor St. Crossville TN, 38555.

Workshops scheduled

The Cumberland County United Fund will host a Non-Profit Workshop Series, presented by SCORE, with the dates and topics listed as follows:

April 19th – Board Development; May 17th – Financial Management; August 10th – Marketing; November 9th – Strategic Planning.

TIME: Noon-4:30. LOCATION: Roane State Community College Cumberland County Center ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please bring your own brown bag lunch. There is no fee, however you will need to RSVP please.

For any questions, email Holly Neal at [email protected] or 484-4082.

Volunteer Needed

Cookeville, Tenn. – The Putnam County Remote Area Medical Clinic is seeking up to thirty additional dental professionals and up to 15 additional optometry professionals to volunteer at the RAM Clinic on March 18 and 19. Those interested in volunteering should visit to sign up.

RAM will host a mobile medical clinic on Saturday March 18 and Sunday March 19 at Cookeville High School in Cookeville TN. Details for the free clinic will follow in a separate press release.

Fun, socializing, dancing

Whether you are new to the area or have just never thought of joining a dance club, New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.

They offer four dinner dances a year for those who enjoy foxtrots, line dancing, swing, waltz, cha-cha, rumba and rock and roll dancing.  These dances are spread out throughout the year and take place at the Fairfield Glade Community and Conference Center, on a wonderful dance floor.  Any level of dancing is fine!  They welcome new members and guests.

Each dinner dance includes a cash bar, three-course dinner and live music from professional bands.  Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.  Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 P.M. and continue until 9 P.M.

For more information about our club or attending as a guest of the club, please contact Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or email us at [email protected] . Come try us out and have fun doing so!

UCHRA program invite

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).

This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

If you have any questions please call (931) 520-9624.

or come by the UCHRA Central Office in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville.

Marathon Pinochle to continue through May

Want to meet new people, old friends , and enjoy playing Pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for our 2016-2017 season. Play began last September, and ends in May.

There is a game for each month, and schedules can be arranged to play any mutually convenient date.

Each team plays 9 games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost per season is $11 per person, $22 per team which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, 2017.

Send your name(s), address, phone and e-mail contacts with a check made out to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvidere Ln, Fairfield Glade, Tn  38558. Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or John Moritz at 931-456-2290.

Volunteers needed

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and learn more about tax return preparation?  You could be a part of a team of volunteers that provide free tax services to our community.

For more information about the program or to arrange to attend training, call 456-4212.

Last year the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at the 6 regional sites completed over 2500 returns.