Vista Gatherings – November 21, 2017

No Meeting this month

Residence Voice, a large group of Fairfield Glade property owners who are unified in having their ideas and concerns heard by their governing leadership, has suspended their monthly meetings until January 2018.

Beginning in January 2018, they will resume their monthly meeting.  Going forward they will held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at the library building at 1 P.M.

First meeting for the new year will be January 18, 2018. Everyone is welcome.

They have a new website under construction at this time.  =Stay tune for updates on our new website and when it will be up and running:  Thank you for your patience and understanding as they transition to a better platform of communication between the residents and governing leadership.

Quilt Guild to meet

The regular Membership Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be held on Friday, November 17 beginning at 9 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the FFG United Methodist Church (231 Westchester Dr., Fairfield Glade).

There will be a brief Business Meeting followed by the election of Board Members for 2018. The Program this month will feature Guild Member Debbie Roberts who is a local long-arm quilter.

Debbie will offer some tips and hints as to how one should prepare a quilt for quilting. She will discuss how both the quilt top and the backing should be prepared for the long-armer. She will also discuss ways to prevent a “wavy” border as well as give some guidelines for determining backing and batting sizes to be used for various quilts. This should prove to be a very informative presentation, especially for the non-seasoned quilter.

The Fantastic Quilt Guild is a local group of 100+ quilters who meet on the third Friday of the month at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, community outreach, and social camaraderie.  They have been meeting since 2002. New members and visitors are always welcome.

Santa Comes to Crossville on Dec 9 

Dear Christmas lovers from near and afar. Come to downtown Crossville and enjoy the festivities before the Christmas Parade on the courthouse lawn.

FOCCAS (Focus On Cumberland County Animal Shelter) will be offering some wonderful varieties of homemade chili while helping raise money for a new intake facility for stray/unwanted animals in the County. [You KEEP the beautiful porcelain mug.]

You’ll also get a chance to purchase a memorial tile of a beloved pet (past or present) to display on the “Wall of Gratitude” in the new facility. Come join the fun…Chili serving starts at Noon…Parade begins at 4:30.

Meeting set for Dec. 7

The next meeting of Neighbors & Newcomers of Cumberland County is December 7th, at the Clyde York POW Camp, 62 4H Center Drive in Crossville. Doors open at 10:45a A.M. and the meeting will start at 11:30.

The menu will be grilled pork chops, scalloped potatoes, broccoli w/ cheese, salad, rolls and apple pie w/ice cream.

The program will be The Sweet T’s Cloggers w/ music. Bring money and/or gifts for Christmas families in need. Reservations are REQUIRED and must be made by 11/30.

Cancellations must be received by 12/2. If you do not cancel and you do not show you will be charged for lunch.

Lunch is $14 and annual dues are $13 payable by check to Neighbors & Newcomers. Special thanks to our door prize contributors: Jeff Kaegle, Edward Jones, Cannon Restaurant, The Playhouse, Mayberry’s furnishings, Hair Connection, Kirk Automotive, Captain D’s, Fortes, Villa Pizza, Poppies Florist.

Ecumenical T-Giving Service scheduled

All area residents are invited to attend the annual Fairfield Glade Council of Churches Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service on Tuesday, November 21 at 6 P.M. it will be held at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Road, Fairfield Glade, 38558, with all six Council churches participating as follows:

Prelude: Everyone singing “Come, You Thankful People, Come.”

Welcome and Opening Prayer: St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.

The LORD’s Prayer: St. Francis of Assisi leading.

Scripture Reading: Fairfield Glade Community Church.

Message: “This Is Good”  by Westminster Presbyterian Church.

Hymn: Everyone singing “For The Beauty of the Earth.”

Litany of Thanksgiving: Fairfield Glade Community Church, with congregation.

Offering Announcement: St. Francis of Assisi.

Offering Prayer and Prayer of Dedication: Christ Lutheran Church.

Benediction: Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church.

Closing Hymn: “Now Thank We All Our God.”

Note: The Thanksgiving offering will be divided equally between the Upper Cumberland Resources Agency and The Bread of Life Mission .

Please make checks payable to FG Council of Churches.

Chat ‘N Chew with Kinseekers Dec. 7

Join us for a Chat ‘N Chew with the Kinseekers on Thursday, December 7 from 1 to 3 P.M. (CT), in The Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG.

What’s a Chat ‘N Chew?  It’s a relaxed, informal meeting, where we sit at long tables that are set up in a large square so all can participate.

And as we ‘Chat’, we also enjoy the snacks and finger food that everyone has brought to share…that’s the ‘Chew’ part.

Being in December, it’s the perfect opportunity for bringing your favorite Christmas cookie and fudge or candy treats … and, healthy food is permitted too!  In other words, plan to go off your diet for the day!  Of course, it is also the designated time to bring any ‘brick-wall’ genealogy problems you’re dealing with, as well as your recent ‘success stories’ to share.

At their November meeting, Holly Clark kept them enthralled and entertained with her program on the Melungeons. She started out announcing, “Who are the Melungeons?  There’s no clear answer to that question.”  She then showed several online videos dealing with the Melungeons.

Apparently, there have been Melungeon clans or tribes found in secluded areas from the Adirondack to the Appalachian to the Smoky Mountains, going as far back as the 1600’s, even before the Pilgrims arrived.  Of course there are only word-of-mouth stories and legends passed down through the generations and they vary some from one locale to the next, but are basically all the same.

The Melungeons were rumored to be fierce warrior, greatly feared by any nearby settlements. They are blended descendants of either Portuguese, Spanish or English sailors or ship’s captains, or fur traders, and the local Indian tribes.  And in some areas, negro slaves are included in the mix.

The videos showed pictures of families with some members having obviously Indian or negro features while siblings have very Spanish or English physical characteristics.  Some of the videos are down-right funny.  Holly ended the discussion by saying, “Now that you’ve seen the information, you can understand … there is no clear proof of Who are the Melungeons?!”

As you can tell, they have a good time at our meetings, and you are welcome to join them.  You do not have to be ‘into genealogy,’ just plain curiosity is fine.  Please come to a meeting as their guest; if you like it, yearly membership is only $10.  Use the sanctuary side parking lot and entrance.  Any questions, contact [email protected]

Dance Club Inviting All

The New Generation Dance Club always welcomes new members and guests. We sponsor four dinner dances at the FG Community and Conference Center.  Events begin at 5:30 with a social hour. It is followed by dinner and dancing to a live band until 9 P.M.

Participants do not need to be a resident of  Fairfield Glade to join. We have members from all over the state and beyond. Our next dance is December 12.

If you would like to attend as a guest or would like more information contact Evelyne Kornreich @ 931-287-0097 or @ [email protected]

The Light ‘n Lively Dance Club will be hosting their annual Christmas Dinner/Dance on Friday, Dec. 8, from 5:30 to 10 P.M. at the Multi-Purpose/Library Building on Lakeview Drive.

Residents, timeshare guests and visitors are invited to join us for this “Festive Evening.”  Music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be provided by Dennis Long.  A delicious lasagna dinner will be served at 6 P.M.  The cost for the dinner and dance for nonmembers is $20/person.

For additional information or to make reservations, please call Doris Kotecki at 707-7548 or Mary Lou Wiskow at 456-8486.  Reservations and payment are required by November 30.

If you would like to attend the dance only beginning at 7 P.M., the cost is $5/person.  This is a BYOB event.  A Christmas Punch will be served plus the club provides ice, coffee and desserts.

Moonlighters celebrate

The Moonlighters’ Dance Club will be hosting a New Year’s Eve Dance Party at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center.

The public is invited to join the group for a festive evening.  The party will be from 8:30 P.M. to 12:30 A.M.

The City Lites Band will be providing a variety of music for your dancing and listening pleasure.  You are asked to bring an appetizer and BYOB.  Ice, water, party favors and a midnight champagne toast will be provided.

All tables will seat eight.  Guest couples $50 per couple , Individuals $25.

If you would like to reserve an entire table, please send checks together.

Make check(s) payable to the Moonlighters’ Dance

Club and send to:

Gail Moon,  32 Stonewood Circle,  Fairfield Glade, TN  38558

If you need any further information, please email [email protected] or call me at 423/468-0986

CWC is Moving!

Come and join Women’s Connection on December 14th at their new address to kick off your Christmas Holiday Season.

The meeting will be held at the Carriage House Event Center on 24 Oak Road, Crossville.  The special feature will be “Sights and Sounds of the Season” and Carolyn Sofield of Seymour, TN will give a mini-drama, “Women of Christmas”.

Doors open at 11 A.M. and lunch will be served at 11:30.  To make a reservation or for more information, contact Carolyn at 931-484-9556.

FACS classes schedule

Are you getting ready for the holidays? I’m sure you’re at least thinking about it. So we are here to help you not only with Christmas card-making, but with decorating and gift ideas. Framing + Art & Craft Supplies will be conducting some helpful holiday classes for October.

November will continue with 3 art classes and 2 classes with a specific gift idea in December. There’s a chance that we might even have a few more classes added before the holidays. We’ve been talking about some classes for children. Then we also have plans for a class in the latest Silhouette updates.

All can be seen on the CLASS SCHEDULE page on our website at where you can register and pre-pay. Our classes are held in the classroom in the Framing + Art & Crafts Supplies (FACS) store Suite 122 in the Crossville Outlet Mall across from the Dress Barn. To see actual samples of our classes, stop by our store and you will also get a chance to check out the new items for sale from our 3 new artists. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at (931) 210-5599 or [email protected]

Hospice Holiday Ball is planned for Dec. 3

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary announces that reservations for the 2017 Hospice Holiday Ball are now open.

The 29th annual event, scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd at Druid Hills Country Club, will once again usher in the holiday season.  A spectacular evening including dinner, dancing and auction has been planned for all attendees!

Beginning at 5:30 P.M. ladies and gentlemen will arrive in their holiday attire to enjoy cocktail time with friends, visit auction tables to place their bids, and mingle amid the beautiful holiday decorations.  Chef Jerry has designed a characteristically unique and delicious menu to be served as guests enjoy the music of The Bill Sleeter Trio of Nashville.

The donation for this festive occasion is $60 per person ($25 may be considered a charitable donation for tax purposes), with the proceeds benefiting Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit Hospice organization in our area.

To secure reservations, please mail checks, made payable to Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary, for $60 per person to Illene Padavic, 44 Holly Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN, 38558.

Tables seat eight persons and may be reserved for a party of eight.  Individual or smaller group reservations are also welcome.

Please list all names, addresses, and telephone numbers on a separate sheet and include payment for all in the same envelope.

On receipt of your check, a confirmation call will be made to the telephone numbers listed and reservations will be held for you.  Seating is limited to 180 guests and the reservation deadline is October 31, 2017.  Be sure to make your plans soon, reservations for the Holiday Ball are usually filled in a few weeks.  For more information, please call Sherry at 931-707-7834 or Kathy at 608-576-3028.

Volunteers needed

Have you always done your own taxes?  Are you looking for a way to give back to your community?

Would you enjoy working with a great group of people who work at the six AARP Tax-Aide sites in our district to provide free tax services to our community.

iYou can go to the AARP website and click on ‘Volunteer’ to sign up for more information.

to be sent to you or you can call our district coordinator, Robert Ellis, at 931-484-2064.

Senior Employment Program being offered

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is twenty hours per week at the current minimum wage with government and non-profit agencies.

If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN.

Program for Seniors

UCHRA would like to invite anyone 55 years or older who meets the eligibility guidelines to be a part of our Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP).   If you have any questions or would like to see if you are eligible, please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville TN. 38501.

Fun, socializing, dancing

The New Generation Dance Club may be the fun opportunity for you.   Events begin with a social hour at 5:30 P.M.  Dinner and dancing start at 6:30 to 9 P.M. For more info call 931-287-0097 or email us at [email protected] Come try us out and have fun doing so!

Marathon Pinochle to begin soon

Want to meet new people, old friends, and enjoy playing Pinochle?

Now is the time to enroll for the 2017-2018 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

Send your name(s), address, phone and e-mail contacts with a check made out to Laurie Kreskowiak to Laurie at 24 Belvidere Ln, Fairfield Glade, Tn  38558.

Any questions? Call Laurie at 931-484-2123 or A. Susan Wilson at 815-861-3528.

Charity needs fabric

Helping Hands Ministry, an all volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is in need of fabric (any kind and size), notions, knitting and crocheting yarn for babies, needlepoint and cross stitch supplies and kits.

They can also use toothbrushes for adult and kids (individually packaged), toothpaste for adult and kids and floss. Call Penny 287-1674