Vista Gatherings – November 28, 2017

Light N’ Lively Dance Club hosts event

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.

 Salvation Army in need of bell ringers

Starting with Black Friday, November 24th, the Salvation Army is seeking “Bell Ringers” for their kettles in Cumberland County.

If you wish to “ring” in Crossville, phone 788-3414 to volunteer.

If you care to “ring” at Food City on Peavine Road, please phone 484-2503 to volunteer any of all Fridays and Saturdays  until Christmas. All “ringing” hours are scheduled in advance.

Korean Vets to meet

The Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association, reminds all members and possible guests that their annual Christmas Party is fast approaching and will be held Wednesday, December 6 & 12 Noon, at the Legends Dining Room in Fairfield Glade.

The menu consists of a beef or chicken luncheon at a cost of $17 per plate, which includes tax & tip.

Janet Graham, Supt of Cumberland County Schools will be our guest speaker with a presentation of what is happening with our young people and how we are adressing the situation.

Reservations are open until December 1 and should be confirmed and paid for by contacting Jim Morris at 931-456-5360.  Family and guests are always welcome to this event and should be sponsored by the member bringing them.

No meeting slated

Due to the holiday season the Plateau Corvette Club will not have a December meeting.

The January meeting will be held on Thursday January 11th, 2018 at the Crossville Outlet meeting room at 5:30 P.M.

The meetings will return to the regular schedule of the first Thursday of the month in February. Happy Holidays from the Plateau Corvette Club.

Christmas Cantata at Fellowship Baptist 

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, invites you to join us for a choral presentation of “The Gift Goes On.”

The cantata will be presented on Friday, December 15 at 6 P.M. (CT) with refreshments afterwards in our Fellowship Hall, and again on Sunday, December 17 at our regular Sunday morning service at 10:30am.  Soloists will be Nicole Hardin and Leo Hyatt, and Roger Pfanstiel is the director.

This Cantata presents many of our best-loved traditional Christmas Carols to share the life-changing Gift and invitation offered by God in that lowly manger some 2000 years ago.  That Gift still goes on and on and on.

Admission is free and everyone in the area is welcome to come, relax and be blessed by a reminder of the real meaning of Christmas.

Fellowship Baptist is located at 12 Westminster Court, off of Peavine Road, across from and about 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.  Our phone number is 931-456-2525 and our website is:

Reminder…Celtic Circle Gathering December 5

Calling all Celtic Cousins, with a reminder that our December Gathering will be on Tuesday, the 5th at 6:00 (CT) at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville, 38555.  That’s 1/2 way between Main Street and Peavine Road.

December means Christmas, which means Christmas cookies and candy, and favorite (ugly or funny) Christmas sweaters.  So, plan to come on the 5th, dressed in your Christmas Sweater, bearing Christmas treats to share.

We may have a Sweater Parade and maybe even a contest, and we may have a speaker or two or three!  Don’t you just love a mystery?? Obviously, you’re ‘gonna haffta’ attend to find out.

Last month’s Gathering with Christian (Chris) King, founder of the Knoxville Irish Society (KIS),    [email protected], as our guest speaker, was fantastic.  He’s a funny and dynamic young man with an amazing amount of Celtic and Gaelic historical knowledge.

We plan to have him again next year. KIS meets the second Saturday each month for a Meet &  Greet, at 3131 Morris Ave., Knoxville, from 3:00 to 5:00 (ET), so their next meeting will be on December 9.

Here are some sayings to get you into the Christmas Spirit…(if you can pronounce them);

A h-uile la sona dhuibh ‘s gun la idlir dona dhuib = “May all your days be happy ones”…in Scottish.

Go n-eiri an t-adh leat = Good luck to you”…in Irish.

Nadolig Llawen a Blwyddyn Newydd dda = “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year”…in Welsh.

Remember, you don’t have to have Celtic ancestors or be into genealogy to join with us, everyone is welcome. For more information, contact [email protected]

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.

The first meeting for the new year is scheduled for 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.

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]

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.

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.

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.

You 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.

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