Vista Gatherings – May 3, 2016

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kinseekers to meet Thursday, May 5

On Thursday, May 5, Kinseekers of Fairfield Glade will hear guest speaker, Darla Brock, from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, explain how we can use The Supreme Court records in our genealogy research.

The Cumberland County Archives has a large volume of County Court records, but, no Criminal Court records. There are separate records for Family, Juvenile, Probate and Chancery Courts, and each state has different rules and requirements. Enough said, if you’re looking for information on Tennessee ancestors, the Archive in Crossville is a great resource.

Their meetings are held the first Thursday each month from 1:00 to 3 P.M. (CST) in the Fellowship Hall of The  Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade. Park in back of the sanctuary and use that side entrance. The yearly dues are $10, but, they invite you to attend your first meeting as their guest.

If you’re ‘into genealogy,’ you might also like: The Celtic Circle, which meets at 6:00 pm. on the first Tuesday each month in the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville. Email [email protected] for more information.

The Cumberland County Genealogy Support Group that meets the first and third Monday of the month at 6:00 pm at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street, Crossville, and of course, The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center at 95 East First Street, Crossville.  They’re open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.  Call 931-456-2006.

Michigan retired school employees to meet

MARSP (Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel) has scheduled its annual meeting for May 9th at Druid Hills Legends restaurant in Fairfield Glade.

The meeting will commence at 9 A.M. with a presentation of updates and changes to retirement benefits.

Cost for the program is $18.

For registration materials and further information, please contact Frank Fitchko at (931) 456-5133 or [email protected] .

Blood Drive scheduled

The American Red Cross is sponsoriing the Fairfield Glade Blood Drive on May 16 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall at   308 Town Centre Drive in Fairfield Glade.

For more information you can call 931-484-6927.


Hebbertsburg Dinner/Dance Saturday, May 7

The 2016 Hebbertsburg Community Center Dinner/Dance season is in full swing. The next one is Saturday, May 7 and will continue the first Saturday each month  through Saturday, September 3.

They start serving the meals at 5:00 (CST) with the music playing from 5:30 through 8:30.  You are welcome to come just for the music or just for the meal; come by yourself or bring a gang.

The music this season is being provided by our very own, local and very popular band, “The City Lites,” who provide a unique blend of light rock, country, blue grass, blues, waltzes… and just about any other kind of music you can request. Marty Gibson is lead vocals and guitar, Flavie Miller is bass and vocals; Wade England makes his drums ‘smoke’ and, Glen Holverson with his ‘wailing’ saxophones is reason enough to come for a listen.

In addition to this great music, they have our own ‘Sweet T’s’ clogging/line dancers who entertain us during the breaks.  And, don’tt forget their Fun-N-Famous Cake-Walks, where for just a $1 donation, you can waltz (or shuffle) to the music and possibly win a delicious cake (or pie) provided by one of our talented Hebbertsburg ladies.  Take it home or the kitchen gang will cut it up for sharing on the spot.

Admission is $4 per adult with children 16 and under free. You have two meals to chose from: BBQ sandwich with chips or spaghetti and meat sauce with bread. Either meal comes with tea, coffee, water or a soft drink, both are cooked on the spot and only cost $7. Desserts or additional drinks are just a $1.

From the 4-Way Stop on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade, head North (away from I-40) about 5 miles, following the signs to the Y in the road with a house in the center. Take the left fork about a block and you’ll see the blue Community Center on the left. Any questions, call Carolyn at 931-707-7837.


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 7-   Lake St George

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.

Home and Garden Show Vendors Wanted

Home and garden vendors reserve your table now for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Sixth Annual Spring Marketplace Home and Garden Show on Friday and Saturday, May 13-14.

This two day show will be held both inside and outside at the Village Green Mall, on Stonehenge in the center of Fairfield Glade.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to sell your wares at this popular, well-attended event.

Exhibits will be open to the public, from 9 A.M.. until 3 P.M. both days. Set- up will be the afternoon of May 13th and the morning of May 14th.

Vendor fees for the show are $65 per booth space.

Full details of costs, booth sizes, and an application are available at the FFG Ladies Clubs Web site:  Just click on ‘club events’ and follow the instructions.

To find out more about the Spring Marketplace, please call Marsha Mellert at 931-456-4680.

If interested in the Home and Garden Tour call Judy Lynn at 707-2854.

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.

Local Author Speaks about Manhattan Project

The Crab-Orchard DAR and the Art Circle Public Library are excited to present Richard Cook, local author of “Ignored Heroes of World War II: the Manhattan Project Workers of Oak Ridge, Tennessee”

The Manhattan Project was a WWII secret military project to produce the first US nuclear weapon in Oak Ridge Tennessee.

The book offers a rare glimpse into life inside the gated community and the daily work of hundreds of Tennesseans.

Mr. Cook has complied over 220 quotes from oral histories and over 130 photographs by world famous photographer Ed Wescott.  Recently it was #2 on Amazon’s list of digital best sellers in photograph/history category.  Reviews of the eBook have appeared in Stars and Stripes military newspaper and The Pittsburg Tribune-Review.

Mr. Cook will be showing a power point presentation about his research and will be available to answers questions and sign copies.

The event is open to the public and will be held in the Cumberland Meeting Room at the Art Circle Public Library on Saturday May 7th from 1 to4 P.M.. Refreshments will be served.