Vista Gatherings – May 14, 2013

Incorporation Committee to present report

The Incorporation Committee (made up of member volunteers) has worked diligently for the past year in analyzing the pros and cons of incorporation.  They will present their findings in a PowerPoint presentation to the membership on Thursday, May 23, at 3 P.M. at the Community & Conference Center.


Glade Fire Department to host Pancake Breakfast

The Fairfield Glade Fire Department will hosts its Pancake Breakfast at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center on Saturday, May 25, from 6 to 11 A.M.

The cost will be $6 for adults and $2 for children under 10. The menu will consist of orange juice, coffee, milk, sausage and all you can eat pancakes — all cooked and served by the Glade Fire Fighters and Ladies Auxiliary.


Ladies Club hosting two events this weekend

May 17 and 18 will find Fairfield Glade in Bloom with two major events planned.  Time-share visitors, our Cumberland County neighbors and Glade residents are invited to the 4th Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show, coordinated by the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club.

Sponsored by Landscape Solutions and Peavine Florist, more than two dozen vendors will be on hand displaying their wares and services at the Village Green Mall in the center of the Glade.

Beautiful plants, home décor items and gift ideas will be available for purchase.  Local service providers and vendors will be present to discuss your next home improvement project and give advice on home repairs.

Admission is free and the marketplace will be open from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. on both Friday and Saturday.

Also, on May 18, the 5th Annual Garden and Kitchen Tour will be held from 10 A.M. to 2:30 P.M.

This is your opportunity to peek into some of the gorgeous gardens in Fairfield Glade … and some special kitchens as well.

Tickets are on sale at Collage and Brownstones in the Village Green Mall ($15) or may be purchased the day of the tour in the atrium of the mall.

Even if you already have a ticket, it will be necessary to stop in the mall to pick up a map of the homes you will be visiting.  Tour goers are asked to follow the order shown on their map to ensure adequate parking at each site.

Marsha Mellert, Project Chair, will be happy to answer questions at 456-4680. Proceeds earned by the Ladies Club are earmarked for philanthropic venues and residents of Cumberland County.


Singles Game Night set for June 3

Are you single and 55 or older?  How about joining us for a fun evening of fellowship and games? Your new BFF (Best Friend Forever) just might be there, too! So, try a new social activity sponsored by the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church (231 Westchester Drive) on June 3, from 7 – 9 P.M. in their Fellowship Hall. No religious affiliation is required.  There is a $1 charge for refreshments.


FOL to host Presidents, Hogs & Pies mystery

On Wednesday, Sept. 18, the Friends of the Art Circle Library will host aother Mystery Tour. It will be $79 per person – of which $5 goes back to Friends of the Library.

For details please call Elaine Johnston at 931-484-8228 or email [email protected]


Fairfield Glade’s Fantastic Quilt Guild to meet

The Fantastic Quilt Guild of Fairfield Glade Guild’s monthly membership meeting is scheduled for Friday, May 17, from 9 – 11:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

Guild members, Bunny Gowell and Linda Cwiklak, will provide members with creative ideas for use with a variety of pre-printed fabric panels. The duo will introduce ideas for a range of projects from small quilts to wearables and totes. The business meeting will follow the presentation.

Fat Quarter fabrics for the monthly drawing are “Dots and Stripes.” Show and Tell and the Fat Quarter drawing will conclude the meeting.

Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities. The purpose of the Fantastic Quilt Guild is to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, service, preservation, and social camaraderie.  For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild President Sharon O’Shea at 931-484-3165.


Attention all Michigan retired school personnel 

Now’s the time to get your reservation made for this year’s MARSP meeting on Monday, May 20. Registration begins at 8:30 and the meeting will start at 9

The great news is that not only will their Executive Director, Mark Guastella, be at the meeting to tell us about what’s going on behind the scenes at headquarters, but Bronco Bojicic and possibly Regina Jamerson from Blue Cross Blue Shield will also be there to answer all of your questions about our health care — now and in the future. Remember, this is not a phone call with answers. They will be here in person to help us through the maze of insurance problems!

Also speaking will be Donna King, the Executive Director of ‘Kids on the Rise’ here in Crossville. With this cast of speakers and a great turnout of members, we will have our best meeting ever!

Get signed up now so that we have a BIG TURNOUT for these leaders in the industry. Send in your registration and $18 ($15 if you attended last year) as soon as possible to: Fran Kinnunen, 116 Fairway Drive, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558 so they can prepare the Legends restaurant for our great group! You can also call 931-267-4444 or 931-484-5975 for any further information.


Elks Lodge offering Shrimp Dinner; other events

The Elks Lodge is offering a Shrimp dinner on May 31, in which you will receive 24 shrimp three different ways — scampi, fried or cocktail.

They will serve between 5 and 7 P.M. and the price is $14 per person

Don’t wait, reservations close May 26 so call the Lodge today and get your name and how you want your shrimp cooked on the list! Call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

• The Elks have a new price — just $8 — for breakfast that will be served on May 19 from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

They have added new items to the menu. Te breakfast is still an all-you-can-eat event with made-to-order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet toppings to choose from. On their refreshment table they offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea. For the sweet tooth, they have delicious mini doughnuts. There is a tasty breakfast bar with country fried steak,  bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, and biscuits. Cost for children 8 years and under is $4 and children under 3 years eat free.

Call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

• The Elks Lodge is serving up homemade beef tacos and burritos on May 17, from 5-7 P.M. You can buy two tacos or one burrito with refried beans for $3.50. They do carry outs, so if you want an order to go, just call and they will have it ready for you to pick up.

For more information on any of these events, call the Lodge at 931-484-0150.


Plateau PC Users Group to meet on May 20


The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday May 20, at the 127 South Senior Center with the theme “The Power of e-mail Marketing”. The meeting will begin at 6 P.M.

This month’s program will be presented by Mike Coleman, a web consultant, professional speaker, and writer located in Nashville, TN.

The presentation will be beneficial for business owners, entrepreneurs, associations, and nonprofits. Participants will learn how to lay a solid foundation for their email marketing strategy, best practices that get results (and how to measure those results), how to leverage social media to get the most out of their email marketing campaigns, and other online marketing strategies. Learn how to make e-mail marketing work for you!

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 P.M. The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 P.M. The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers. Visitors are always welcome at their meetings and there is no charge for attendance.

For more information and to read the latest version of their newsletter, the Gazette, visit their web site at or call Steve Rosenberg, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 A.M. – 9 P.M., only please)


Crossville Business Network meets May 15

“Crossville Business Network” (CBN) will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 11:45 A.M. at Halcyon Days restuarant.

CBN 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.

They meet the third Wednesday of each month  where they describe their products and services and develop new ways to let others know about who they are.

At the meeting on May 15, there will be presentations of two businesses: Connie Willits with Young Living Essential Oils will tell how these pure oils made from plants use nature’s own medicine  to help problems with sleep, stress, pain, sinus,etc; and Russ Gross with RUSKA Internet will tell how he can help with  computer problems as he specializes in repair and service of computers.

Visitors are always welcome. More information can be found on the website: or contact the Co-ordinator, Donna Blankenship 931-456-7675.


The Garden at Pleasant Hill hosting events

Enjoy wonderful gospel music, fellowship and a home-cooked meal at The Garden the SECOND and FOURTH Saturday of each month, now through the second Saturday of October. Two gospel groups are featured each week, with a time of food and fellowship in-between. Admission is free (there is a Donation Box to help defray costs). Come by yourself or bring a group. (For large groups,advance notice is appreciated, so enough food can be prepared). Call Monica at 277-5198 for more information or for directions.

Neighbors & Newcomers Club’s last meeting set

Make your reservation for the last meeting of the year for the Cumberland County Neighbors & Newcomers Club by Saturday, May 18 by calling Robbie at 456-2790 or Barb at 707-8121.

The next meeting will be on Thursday, May 23 at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1391 Livingston, Crossville.

A picnic style meal with hamburger or grilled chicken sandwiches, corn on the cob, BBQ beans and strawberry shortcake will be served for $13.

Doors open at 11 A.M. and the meeting begins at 11:30 A.M.  Visitors and guests are always welcome!  Checks will be distributed to representatives of organizations and officers will be installed for the coming year. Come to hear the speaker, Sarah Johnson, owner of Johnson’s Nursery near Cookeville, an award-winning garden center.


“Welcome to Medicare” Class set for May 15

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is conducting a free class at the Art Circle Library in Crossville on May 15, from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M. and May 30, from noon to 3 P.M.

Classes will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigappolicies 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.


AARP Driver’s Safety Program course in May

The AARP Driver Safety course, a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Fairfield Glade.  The eight hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: May 16th and 17th (Thursday & Friday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

This course explains changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as aging occurs and provides useful driving safety tips for handling these changes. Unique differences in Tennessee laws will be presented, and participants will have opportunities to share driving experiences. Attendees will also be given an informative workbook for use during the class and for future reference. There are no tests to pass or fail. More information is available at –

In Tennessee, most auto insurance carriers offer a discount on premiums to eligible drivers who have completed approved courses such as the AARP Driver Safety course. Check with your insurance agent regarding discount details.

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance. Cost for the class is $12 per person for AARP members, or $14 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session. Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.


Free Medicare Help available at Resident Services

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services building located at 7014 Peavine Road on May 20 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuseor concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMPcovers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Vendors wanted for Ladies Club Spring Show

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.

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: or call 456-4680.

Revenues from this event are designated for the Scholarship Fund which awarded $30,000 to area students in both of the past two years. Call Chair, Marsha Mellert, (931-456-4680) for more information.


Glade Hospice Life Butterfly Release in June

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will present the 3rd Annual Hospice Benefit Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on Saturday, June 15, 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 the names we are celebrating, a butterfly blessing, special music, commemorative readings, and the release of the butterflies to mingle with the crowd and 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 their event, bring a lawn chair and wear brightly colored clothing.  Those unable to attend can 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 East Adams Street.


Bible study tech spring session is offered

Kelly Minter will be the DVD instructor for our spring session, “Nehemiah: A Heart That Can Break.” Nehemiah is a seven-week study that includes seven video sessions and real life ways to put feet to your faith.

Are you ready to learn from Nehemiah and move you in compassion to be the hands and feet of Jesus?  If so join them April 8 – June 10, 2013, 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall.

Cost of the class is $20 for the workbook. Pre-registration is suggested. Please send your name, address, email address and phone number with your check made out to BIBLE STUDY TECH to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN. 38558. For more information call 931-456-9282 or 931-459-4947.


Mountain Memories Quilt show scheduled

Ever wondered what that old quilt you inherited from Grandma Sue might be worth?  Or, maybe you have a quilt that you made and want to have it insured.  You can have all of this taken care of at the Cumberland County Mountain Memories Quilt show on June 14 and 15.

The written appraisals will be $40 and an oral appraisal will be $10.  Appointments may be made by contacting Marsha Radtke at 931-456-6932.

The 7th Biennial Mountain Memories Quilt show will take place at the Community Complex (Fairgrounds) on June 14, 15, and 16.  Over $1000 will be awarded to quilters in 13 categories.  Kathy Kurylea and Kay Roberts of Franklin, Tennessee will be the show judges.

On Sunday, June 16, Father’s Day, all gentlemen will be admitted free!  The show even awards a ‘Gentleman’s Choice’ award voted on by all men in attendance.

The deadline for entry forms and fees is Wednesday, May 8.  More information on entries, rules, and a map may be found at


Hyssongs in Concert Update! 

ALL tickets are now $10!  The Hyssongs are on their way, so just show up, pay at the door, and be admitted, on Saturday, May 18 at Scarlett Catering on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.).  Come on in and enjoy great gospel music by this family trio that has performed at Dollywood more than 12 times.  For more information please call 931-456-7522.  See you all there!.