Vista Gatherings – May 15, 2012

This year’s  Lake St. George Regatta to be  “VIVA LAS VEGAS!”

Residents of Lake St. George have been busy planning this year’s regatta theme,  “Viva Las Vegas” for Saturday,  June 23 from 3 P.M.  to 7 P.M.    We will all meet at the marina at 3:00 and parade our floating casinos and show boats (pontoons) around the lake until 4:00.   Afterwards, please dock your boat at home and meet at the marina pavilion for games and door prizes, 50/50, and a delicious meal catered by Forte’s Restaurant.  The menu includes mostaccioli and meatballs, baked chicken, vegetable medley, fresh fruit, rolls, dessert and iced tea. Dinner will begin around 5:00. The ten dollar per person tickets must be purchased no later than June 16.  Please call Gail and Jim at 707-9647 or Nikki and Frank  at 456-5133 for information and tickets.

Get your party plans in order and your party boat decorated and remember, “What happens at the marina, stays at the marina!”


Boys Basketball Camp

The Roane State annual boys basketball camp conducted by Raider Coach Randy Nesbit will be held June 18-22 for boys ages 8-14. The hours will run Monday through Thursday from 9:00 A.M. – 3:30 P.M.; Friday 9:00 A.M. until noon.

Detailed instruction on proper skill development will be emphasized. Additionally, typical competition will take place in 5 on 5, 3 on 3, and 1 on 1 play. The cost is $115.

For more information and for a brochure/application, call 865-882-4583. Also, information can be downloaded at the RSCC Athletic webpage.


“Changing Life from the Inside Out”

Join us for “Changing Life from the Inside Out”, an informal discussion group which meets Mondays from 9:00 A.M. until 11:00 A.M.  We offer weekly excerpts from notable authors: Henry Cloud, John Townsend, Melody Beattie, Beth Moore, C.S. Lewis, John Eldridge, Peter Buechner, Joyce Meyer, Dr. Billy Graham and Mrs. Ruth Graham as well as other Christian ‘thinkers’. The foundational point of view is based upon Henry Cloud’s work, “The Secrets of God”.  The content sounds serious but the participants make the morning fun and inspirational.  Coffee, tea and pastries are provided.

We meet at the FFG Community Church, 531 Snead Dr.  Call Sandie, 931-456-5783 or Mary Ann, 931-484-2973 for details.



The annual picnic of the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be on Monday, June 4, at Lake St. George Marina.  Social hour begins at 11 A.M. and a buffet lunch will be served at 12 noon. Gus Gocella of the Honor Flight program is guest speaker.   The buffet, catered by Big Boy’s BBQ, includes brisket, bacon-wrapped chicken breast,  mac ‘n cheese, cole slaw, green beans w/ onions and bacon, and fruit salad.   Cost is $10 per person.   For reservations call the Sec-Treasurer at  931-707-0928 no later than May 28.  In addition to members and their spouses, members of the community who are interested in the activities of the chapter are most welcome.

Thank you for your attention in this matter.


National Nursing Home Week to be celebrated May 13-19

Crossville, Tennessee, May 1, 2012- The Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade is celebrating National Nursing Home Week, May 13-19, with the theme: “Faces of Wisdom, Blessed by Faith.”

National Nursing Home Week is set aside each year to honor residents of long-term care centers, their families and those who work in long-term care.  The American Health Care Association established the week in 1967.

The Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade plans to hold a worship service on Friday, May 18, 2012 at 9:30 A.M.

“We are proud to be part of this special week,” says Anne Harrington, Campus Administrator. “And we give thanks for the lives of those we touch each day through the care and services we provide.”

The Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade, is part of The Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society, a not-for-profit organization that owns and operates more than 240 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 Nancy McDonald, Activity Coordinator 931-456-7123, Good Samaritan Society, Fairfield Glade. [email protected]


Marathon Pinochle Picnic Friday, June 8

The Marathon Pinochle group will meet for an end of season picnic at St. George Marina. Food catered by Big Boy’s BBQ for its BBQ plates and loaded baked potatoes!

Cost is $9.75 per person. (Friends and potential new players also welcome.)

“BYOB” although iced tea will be served with the meal.

A “Pinochle Tournament” will begin at 4 P.M. at $1 per player with prizes warded to top scorers. Participation in the games are NOT required.

Food will be served at 5 P.M. followed by a short meeting (’11-’12 “winnings” will be distributed) and the finish of the tournament.

Please write down your name, phone number, the number attending in your party, preference of sandwich plate (chicken or pulled pork) or loaded baked potato (chicken or pulled pork) as well as side dishes (baked beans, potato salad, cole slaw, and banana pudding), and whether or not you will be participating in the tournament. Send that information and your check to Pat Vaughn, 117 Forest Hill Drive, Fairfield Glade by June 1 so we can provide the caterer a firm count. Any questions, call Pat Vaughn at 931-456-1453 or Laurie Kreskowiak at 931-484-2123.

We hope to see everyone there! If you cannot make it, you will need to pick up final winnings at Laurie’s on Belvedere Lane.


Elks Lodge Taco Night

The Elks Lodge offers a Taco Night once a month, this month it falls on May 18. Serving from 5-7 P.M. You can enjoy 2 tacos made special by “Taco Bill” and his crew for $3.  Yes you can order more than two!   You can even call for take outs, just call ahead to give us time to get them ready.

If you are interested in the Elks Lodge and are 21 or older, believe in God and an American citizens, 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.

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday. The Elks lodge is open to all its members and their guests.


Breakfast At The Elks, May 20, 2012, serving 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Happy Spring! We have a tasty breakfast bar with, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, chipped creamed beef and biscuits.  Also available are made to order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet topping to choose from.  And on our refreshment table we offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea.  This all-inclusive breakfast is just $ 10.00 per adult including sales tax and $5.00 for children 8 years and under.


Lynne Baker to speak FFG Garden Club Meeting

Design Specialist and Master Gardener, Lynne Baker, will be sharing her latest presentation on shrubs and trees called “Color Me Easy” at this month’s Garden Club meeting.  Bring a friend and join us as Lynne shares some of her secrets that will surely add beauty to your garden with minimal effort. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 16 from 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. (doors open at 9 A.M.) at the Fairfield Glade Community Church at 521 Snead.  We welcome anyone interested in gardening to attend our meetings which is regularly held on the third Wednesday of each month.  If you are interested in joining, membership is only $15 per year.  For more information, contact Margaret Brant 931-484-9747.


Summer Fun for Kids Pre K – 12 years

Looking for fun experiences and making new friends?

Come on out to Bays Brigade, Gem’s Girls Club (ages 6-12) and Kids’ Club for Pre k (ages 4 and 5).

You’ll play games, do crafts, and Bible study. We meet at 1st Presbyterian Church, 15 Rock Quarry Rd and Highway 70 beginning June 1 through August 17,  from 5 to 6 P.M. Register now at 931-484-4644.


Spring Marketplace returns in near future 

       The Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Third Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show is fast approaching.

Spring has sprung and the Village Green Mall in Fairfield Glade will come alive with visions of spring and summer on May 18 and 19.  Vendors will turn the mall into a shopping paradise both inside and out for those special items for your home.

A huge variety of hanging baskets, planters, annuals, hostas, perennials and garden statuary, along with indoor and outdoor furniture, will be available for viewing and purchase from 9 A.M. until 5 P.M. on both days.

Still more craftsmen will be on hand providing ideas for that next remodel, assist with trouble spots such as problem gutters, pest control, flooring and other home improvement projects.

The ever popular Silver Lady will be present, a Kettle Korn trailer will be in the parking lot and still more vendors inside and out with a wide variety of interesting items.

Held in conjunction with the Fourth Annual Garden and Kitchen Tour on Saturday, May 19 (only) the week-end promises something for all.  Tickets and maps for the tour are $12 and may be secured inside the mall from 9 until 11 A.M.

All proceeds from this combined event go directly to the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Scholarship Fund for students in Cumberland County.


Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild to meet May 18

The Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will host its May monthly meeting on Friday, May 18, from 9-11 A.M. at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

The meeting will feature a “make and take” project for all participants, to be led by Co-Education Directors, Dottie Robbins and Kathi Krambeck.

The project is designed to teach members a few new techniques as well as provide all with a chance to enjoyably work together.

Members are asked to sign-up for the meeting (if they haven’t already done so) to ensure enough materials are ready for all.

To sign-up, please contact Dottie at 931-484-2796, or Kathi at 563-271-7280 no later than Monday, May 14.

Guests are always welcome and enough materials will be available to accommodate guests. Participants are asked to bring their basic sewing supplies to the meeting.  No sewing machines are required as this is a hand project.

The cooperative workshop will be preceded by the usual monthly business meeting and will conclude with member show and tell.  The fat quarter color for the month of May is yellow.

In addition to the regular membership meeting held on the third Friday of each month, members of the Guild gather the morning of each fourth Friday of the month for a Stitch-In.

At the fourth Friday Stitch-In members work on service projects as well as spend time working toward specific personal quilting goals.

For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild President Sharon O’Shea at 931-484-3165.


PPCUG to discuss “All About GPS”

    The Plateau PC Users Group will meet at 6 P.M. on Monday May 21, at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville.  

The program topic is: “What is GPS: Where did it come from, How does it work, What can it do for me?”

“GPS” is in our lives in many places. Alan Baker,  PPCUG treasurer, will review what BPS is, the history of GPS, how it works, types of GPS receivers, the types of information that can be obtained from GPS receivers, and GPS tracking devices and services.

A handout will provide online resources for learning more about GPS and GPS devices.

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 (speaker) 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 our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.

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 A.M-9 P.M, only please).


Spring Author Luncheon

Friends of the Library, a non-profit organization raising funds for the Art Circle Library of Crossville, will be having their Spring Author Luncheon on May 24 at 10:45 A.M. in the Cumberland Room.

The group will hear Stephen Lyn Bales, author of Ghost Birds, and Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley.

Bales also has written a nature column in the Farragut Press for the past 11 years and recently published articles in the Tennessee Conservationist & the Smithsonian.

The luncheon will be   catered by Forte’s on the Square, price of tickets are $15.00, including tip and door prizes will be given away.

The event is open to the public and the last day to purchase tickets is May 15.  For information call the Library at 931-484-6790.


 Stretch & Tone with Nan

Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church is again offering a 10-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.

Classes will be held in the Church Fellowship Hall every Monday and Thursday morning, 10 to 11 A.M., 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 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.


Vendors needed for Ladies Club Home and Garden Show

The Fairfield Glade Ladies Club is hosting its Third Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 18-19, in Fairfield Glade.

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.

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 5 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]


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