Vista Gatherings – November 11, 2014

Dance set for Friday

The “Light ‘N’ Lively Dance Club has planned an evening of “Football Fun” for Friday, Nov. 14 at the Fairfield Glade Library on Lakeview Drive.  Dress is casual but now’s your chance to wear yourfavorite college or pro-team colors and support your team.

The evening begins at 7 P.M. and music will be provided by Frank Byers until 10 P.M.

Members welcome time share guests and residents from the area to come and enjoy a relaxing evening of music, dancing and fun.  The cost is $10 per couple and $5 for a single.

This a BYOB event – water and ice are provided.  Dessert and coffee will be served.

The host couples for the evening are Joann and Don Alverson (707-7073), Jan and Rich Haycox (707-7345), and Anita and Earl Sark (484-5009).  Please call if you have any questions.

Glade Garden Club Hosts Poinsettia Sale

The Fairfield Glade Garden Club is starting the Christmas season off in a spirited way by hosting their annual Poinsettia Sale in the first week of December.

As in the past, it will be held in the rotunda portion of the Village Green Mall with an array of decorative multicolored plants from the traditional bright red to blends of red, pink and white.

The important thing to remember is this sale benefits the students that grew them through the scholarship foundation initiated by Past President, Helena Schmidt at the inception of the club back in 1994, a tradition that has grown over the years.

The dates and time of the sale will begin on Thursday, Dece. 4, from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. followed by the same time periods on Friday Dec. 5 and Saturday Dec. 6.

Well by Nature Health Expo scheduled

Free: Admission, Hourly Health Talks, Health Scavenger Hunt with Prizes, Booths with Info and Samples, Massage

When: Saturday, Nov. 22 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.

Where: “Convention and Event Center of the Cumberlands”  5429 Peavine Rd (Next to Scarlett Catering near Fairfield Glade)

Spend all or part of the day learning about natural ways and services to help your health.

PPCUG meets Nov. 17

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, Nov. 17, at the 127 South Senior Center. Note: Meeting time for winter sessions is 3 to 5 P.M.

The November meeting of the Plateau PC Users Group will focus on the exciting new technology of 3D printing.  The speaker will be Thomas McDunn, an expert on 3D printing and an instructor in the subject at the Cumberland Business Incubator.

McDunn currently has two 3D printers and is currently working on a large, build-area unit from the ground up titled the “Orthobot.”  He is an instructor at Roane State.

The PPCUG program will focus on the development of 3D printing and how it is used.  The 3D printing ability has moved from expensive machines in industry and education to more affordable printers that can be purchased for home use.  Many 3D printing programs are turning up on the internet and the ability to fabricate small parts has become increasingly popular in a variety of hobbies.

Should there be sufficient interest, McDunn will host a follow-up program at the Cumberland Business Incubator where participants will be able to have hands on experience with the printers.  For those seriously interested in 3D printing, McDunn also teaches classes in the technique.

The meeting begins with questions/answers (Q/A) at 3 PM.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 4 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 AM-9 PM, only please)

Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have an early monthly meeting, Monday, Nov. 17, due to the Thanksgive holiday.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at Common Ground, 405 W 4th Street. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Tea Party meets today

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair Grounds), 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville TN 38571, today, Nov. 11, at 6 P.M.

The doors open to the public at 5:30 P.M. All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

The program will be presented by noted writer on the U.S. Constitution, Publius Huldah, who uses the Federalist Papers to prove the original meaning and intent of the Constitution. She will discuss the dangers of an Article V Convention.

New Generation Dance 

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 to live music.

Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center and dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

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, Dec. 9. For more information, please call Evelyne at 287-0097.

Guests may attend and then consider joining our dance club.  Members and guests choose from a menu selection and 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 club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship.  They meet four times per year in March, May, October and December on the second Tuesday of these months.  Membership for the first year is $35 per couple.

Free Film at the Rocky Top Cinema today

The Cumberland County Film Society, Inc. (CCFS) and the Rocky Top 10 Cinema are pleased to bring you another warm, winning film for your pleasure.

On Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 7 P.M. “English Vinglish,” one of the most favorite films of many CCFS members, will be shown for free.

Korean war vets to meet

The November meeting of Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 12, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonhenge. Call Cmdr Bob Joihnston at 931-484-8798 for driving directions or further information.

Cmdr Johnston will presenting the 60 Year Peace Medal to all members who did not attend the banquet in Nashville.

Plateau Chapter #297 has been invited to present the colors at the Crossville Event on November 11 in downtown Crossville—Cmdr Bob needs two additional members for the Color Guard Team.

Being that it is now November, the Christmas Party is on the horizon—it is scheduled for Wednesday evening, December 10, at the Legends in Fairfield Glade—cost is $17.50 each, spouses, family and significant others are always invited.

They need payment for those attending by Monday, December 1. The $17.50 fee includes tax and tip!

Harvest Dinner slated

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, is making plans for its annual Fall Harvest Dinner.  It will be on Saturday, Nov. 15 at 5 P.M. and will be a feast to be thankful for!

The menu will include turkey and ham, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, candied yams, green beans, cranberry sauce, rolls, pumpkin and apple pie, coffee, tea and water…all for just $7 per adult, with children under 12 at $4 each.  Paid reservations are needed by Wednesday, November 12 at 6 P.M. so they will know how many turkeys to buy and how many ‘taters to peel.

Any questions, need directions?  Call the church office at 931-456-2525.

The office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 A.M. to noon, or if you call at other times, just leave your name, phone # and a brief message and your call will be returned.

Volunteer Coin Club slated to meet today

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 6:30 pm.

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.

Memory Loss Care Group meets Nov. 13

The next Memory Loss Care Group meeting will be Thursday, Nov. 13 at 11 AM. at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church- Fellowship Hall. (Please enter on the porch side of the church.)

One concern they have as a support group is to ensure the caregivers receive helpful information from speakers as well as support to avoid physical and mental stress.

Often there is a need just to talk with someone, so this month Carol Donalson of the Christian Counseling Center of Cumberland County will be the speaker.

Contact Magaret Brant 931-337-9630 or e-mail [email protected] for additional information.

Mark Your Calendar, important meeting

Mark your calendar for Nov. 13, as the day you’ll be told all about “Crime Prevention” by representatives of the Law from Police Officers to Criminal Judges.  The location will be the Community Conference Center in Fairfield Glade from 9 A.M. to 12 noon.

The Neighborhood Watch Coalition will present a forum of five or more Law Enforcement Personnel to answer all your questions so come early, write them out and present the cards to the panel.

Each speaker will tell a little about their responsibilities and the remaining two plus hours will be a Question & Answer period.

If you have any questions about the forum, please contact Thomas Covino 931-707-9314 and he’ll be able to assist you.  This forum is what so many have asked for, so make every effort to attend and learn what to do.

The FOL “Bling Sale,” Cool Thoughts for a Warm August

The FOL Bling Sale will not happen until Saturday, Dec. 13.

Also, if you have sold jewelry at a garage sale and have leftovers; think of donating the remainder to the FOL Bling Sale.

Drop off your donations at the Fairfield Glade Village Mall across from Kroger or at the Library in downtown Crossville.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund books and needed improvements to our Cumberland County Art Circle Library.

Volunteers needed 

Labor Day is over, kids are back in school and we begin to think about the coming autumn and then the end-of-the-year holidays.

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

For more information about the program please call 456-4212.