Vista Gatherings – May 10, 2016

Light N’ Lively Dance Club event scheduled

Attention all new residents and members. The Light N’ Lively Dance Club will be hosting their May Dance at the Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Drive, May 13th from 7 to 10 P.M.

Dance the evening away with DJ Garrison. The dance is casual. Timeshare and guests are welcome; cost is $10/couple and $5/single. You are encouraged to invite friends and neighbors for this Fun filled evening.

The dance is a BYOB Event, with the club suppling ice, water and coffee.

The Host Couples for the dance will be Mary Ellen and Ed Froehlich (931-456-6027) and Grace and Ken Schrader (931-456-0777).  The theme will be Spring or May Flowers, so wear Spring colors and   see you at the dance.

PPCUG makes changes in its meetings    

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) has instituted a number of changes in their meetings beginning with April.

First, their summer meeting time schedule is 6 to 8 P.M. Next, the meetings will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.

The format of the meeting has changed also. The program (detailed below) will begin at 6 P.M. The Q &A session with their experts follows the program at approximately 7 P.M.

The May program, which begins at  6 P.M., will be presented by Carl Nordeen.  It will be a discussion of backups, covering:                                                                                    1. Why backup?                                                                                    2. What to backup?                                                                                    3. Types of backup.                                                                                    4. How to backup.                                                                                    5. Free and paid backup software.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at our meetings, which are held on the third Monday of the month

Please note that starting in May 2015, a $3 guest fee is being collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of our associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.

PPCUG club dues are the same as always: $24 single, $ 30 family, per year, payable July 1, and give admittance to all group meetings.

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

Plateau Photography Club meets on May 19

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will be on Thursday, May 19th at the Fairfield Glade Library Building, Room C.  They will meet at their usual 1 P.M. time.

They have all heard or said while looking at a good photograph  “I could do that”.  This is their chance to try.  The task for members will be to bring in photos that resemble two specific photos by a well known photographer.  They will try to capture the same design, color, light, reflection, etc. that exist in the original photos.

The Club is a Special Interest Group of the Plateau PC Users group.  Guests are always welcome for a one-time $3 fee which covers all meetings in the month.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Korean War Vets meet on May 11 in Glade

Commander Gene Stone is soliciting full attendance at the May meeting of Plateau Chapter #297. Korean War Veterans Association.

The meeting starts at 1 P.M. sharp at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonhenge Drive on Wednesday, May 11.

Additional information and/or driving directions may be obtained by contacting Cmdr Stone at 931-484-4610. Guests are always welcomed to sit in on the meetings in order to view our proceedings.

The main business of this meeting is to elect our three lead officers for the coming year—nominations will still be open until the election process is called to order and attained.  Current nominations are:  Cmdr-Gene Stone, Senior Vice Cmdr-Emil Zenk, and Junior Vice Cmdr-Jim Morris.  If members are of the mind to nominate any other candidate, that will be possible prior to the actual election.

May is the month of their annual fund raiser—The Sale of the Rose of Sharon , which is the National Flower of the people of South Korea.  Chairman Bob Phillips has  developed a new plan with shorter hours for this year, which is to everybody’s advantage.

Just a few four hour shifts are still available, so please volunteer to fill these spots and have some fun for a very good cause.

After the meeting, a short time of practice will be available to those who are participating in the Raising of the Colors during the many Memorial Day Festivities in Cumberland County!

The Chapter always has information available for members and guests concerning the Korean Return Visit Program and Honor Air, which is a day trip to Washington DC at no charge to Veterans of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Piecemakers to meet

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold our Tea Party instead of our regularly scheduled monthly Business Meeting.

The Tea Party will be held at the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville starting at 10 A.M.

All Guild members are invited to attend. The theme is  “High Tea” and members are encouraged to “dress up, wear your best spring hat, bring a smile and a tea cup.”  For more information and details contact Kathy Upp at 931-707-0454.

Gospel Concert at The Garden on May 14

The second in the series of 12 Gospel Concerts at The Garden in Pleasant Hill, is scheduled for Saturday, May 14.

The Garden is located at 603 Genetta Lane, Pleasant Hill, TN 38578. Take 70 West (Sparta Highway) to Main Street (look for the Elementary School sign), turn right and follow the signs through town to the Church of Christ building, turn right and follow the road to The Garden.

Glade Church to host Creation Classes 

Do you have questions about Creation, such as: How long were Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden?  Where is the Garden of Eden now?  Who was Cain’s wife?  Did Abraham and Job know each other?  I could go on and on,  Will these questions be answered in the Scientific and Biblical Creationism Course?  We invite you to attend and find out.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, campus site for the ongoing Faith Bible Institute (college level) Bible program, is excited to offer this in-depth, three week Scientific and Biblical Creationism Elective Course.  It will run from Monday June 13, through the end of the month with two weekly attendance options: Monday mornings from 9 A.M. to noon or Thursday evenings from 5 to 8 P.M.

A test will be offered the fourth week to earn points toward a diploma. (The details will be explained at a meeting to be held in the Fellowship Hall of Fellowship Baptist Church, at 6 P.M. on Thursday, May 12.).

Call the church office at 931-456-2525 or, Sharon, the local FBI Director, at 931-456-0634 for an application. Check out Faith Bible Institute online at

The course is offered to all area adults. Church affiliation is not a requirement.

The cost is $40 per person and covers all needed materials (bring your own pencils) and for couples, the spouse’s cost is just $30. You can pay the entire amount when submitting the application, or just the $15 application fee at that time, with the balance due at the first class. The completed application and money must be received at Fellowship Baptist, by noon on Sunday, May 15. Make checks payable to Fellowship Baptist Church.

Fellowship Baptist Church is located at 12 Westminster Court, off Peavine Road, across from and 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.

Kayakers Paddle Again

The 2016 Kayak group will resume on Saturday, May 7th, at 8:30 A.M. (sharp), on Lake St George. You will need your 2016 Tennessee license permit, which can be purchased at FFG lake marinas. The marinas have kayaks/canoes available for rental use on their lake.

This year we will divide Lake Dartmoor into two separate outings. Entry will be at the marina (M) and at the Rotherham end (R).

Glade kayakers paddle together for fun. It is open to all and there are no dues. As with any sport, there are risks to health and safety. Please be aware of your physical limitations.

You are responsible to unload/ load your own equipment. If you may need any assistance, please make those arrangements prior to departure time.

The season continues through the end of September, weather permitting.

Please be aware of weather and lake conditions. Storms can arise with little notice.

Being prepared for any lake outing is critical. Bring your life vest, hat, sun block, water, water shoes, eye protection, ID/ personal info, rope, a friend. Please inform a designated person of your lake plans. As a group, we try to remain within a safe distance to each other. We finished about 10-10:30 am.

For more info, call Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Pat Kowalsky at 707-1632.

May 14- Lake Dartmoor marina (M).

May 21- Lake Dartmoor Rotherham (R)

May 28- Lake Canterbury

Dance Club invites all

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend our next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, May 10.

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 P.M. with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9:30.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.

The dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.  If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.  If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members.

Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]

Butterfly release slated by Glade Hospice

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will present its 5th Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 11, on the Courthouse Lawn in Crossville from 9: to 10 A.M.

The program will be an uplifting and joyful experience remembering those we have loved and lost, including a reading of names we are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and the flowering plants.

The donation for the butterflies is $20 for one name to be remembered or $100 for six different names to be remembered.

They encourage you to attend our event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend may still reserve butterflies in the name of a family member or friend and these will also be released.  Butterfly order forms are available at the Hospice Office at 30 E. Adams St., at area churches and businesses, or one can  be e-mailed to your from Kay Moyer at [email protected]

The deadline for ordering butterflies is May 28, 2016.

Volunteer Coin Club set to Meet May 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on  Tuesday, May 10 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.

Yoga comes to Peavine

Yoga Classes will begin Tuesday, May 17th at 6:30 P.M. and Thursday, May 19th at 3 P.M. at Nature’s Way Massage on Peavine Road.

Classes are limited to six students per class. You can reserve your place in the class by calling (931) 335-2866 to pre-register or by email, via The cost is $15

The Instructor is Sandra Harrison who taught at the Fairfield Glade Wellness Center for 11 years. Sandra will be teaching Hatha Yoga for beginning and intermediate Students. This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to try a safe, gentle yoga for the first time in a very small class.

Wags & Whiskers Fundraiser is Back

The Wags and Whiskers “Spay-Ghetti” Dinner fundraiser runs throughout February (Lunch or Dinner) at the Genesis Italian Grille on Interstate Drive in Crossville.

Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the restaurant and include Genesis’ great spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad and a drink.

Proceeds will benefit the Wags and Whiskers’ low-cost spay/neuter program, a community service that has “fixed” over 10,100 cats and dogs.

Tickets are available by calling 931-788-2201 or visiting Happy Hound Realty, Bed and Biscuit Kennel, Cat’s Meow Resale Store or the Duplicate Store.

Check for ticket locations and maps.

Attention all Ladies

The next bimonthly Cumberland Plateau Christian Women’s Connection luncheon will be a Teddy Bear Picnic held on June 16 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. Central Time at the Discovery Center at 5160 Peavine Road.

Lunch will be catered by Big Boys BBQ.  The speaker will be Arlene Grimes, “When All Else Fails, Read the Directions”.  Cumberland County Playhouse members will provide entertainment.

Meetings are fun and uplifting and provide a great opportunity to meet ladies from all around the county.

For more information contact Carolyn at 931-484-9556 or email [email protected]

Medicare Class set

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting a free “Welcome to Medicare” class at the Art Circle Library in Crossville on May 16, from 9 A.M. to Noon.

The class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  SHIP is a federally funded program administered through the Area Agency on Aging & Disability.

Please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 to reserve a seat.

Ecumenical lunch slated

Ladies of Fairfield Glade Churches Ecumenical  Lunch will be held June 8, at St. Francis Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Rd. Doors open at 10 A.M.

Reservations may be made by mailing check  to Dianne Burling, 159 Havenridge Cir. FFG, 38558, For more information call Pam Brophy, 931-707-7234

The Bread of Life Appreciation event set

The Bread of Life Rescue Mission’s Annual Appreciation Dinner that is scheduled to be held at the Cumberland County Community Complex on May 19th starting at 5:30 P.M. with a catered dinner by Forte’s Restaurant beginning at 6 P.M.

A “Free Will Offering” will be taken at the end of the program.

You may call the Bread of Life Rescue Mission’s office (931-707-0503) or email [email protected] to reserve a seat or a table of 8 for the dinner.  Last year’s event was sold out, so reserve your place before the R.S.V.P. deadline of May 13th.

Strawberry Festival takes place on May 21

St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, 1038 Sparta Hwy., Crossville, will be holding its annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, May 21st from 11 S.M. to 3 P.M.

In addition to strawberry shortcake, there will be Tennessee-grown strawberries for sale by the quart or flat and a bake sale. Tickets are available at the event.

A nine member delegation from The Crab-Orchard Chapter attended the 111th State Conference of the Tennessee State Daughters of the American revolution (TSDAR)

the last week in April.  Held at the Cool Springs Marriott, the 111th State Conference highlighted 125 years of celebrating women.

Crossville’s own, Charlotte Reynolds, was elected State Regent, TSDAR, and will be installed at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. during the organization’s Continental

Congress this summer.  With 95 Chapters in Tennessee, the members of The Crab-Orchard Chapter are extremely proud of Charlotte’s accomplishment.

Membership in DAR, the world’s largest women’s organization, is open to anyone who can prove, through documentation, her lineage to an American Revolutionary War Patriot.

A patriot, in addition to those who fought, could be one who provided aid.