Vista Gatherings – October 10, 2017

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet October 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M.,  October 10.

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.

Dance slated for Oct. 13

Attention all residents, members, timeshare guests, and visitors; the Light ‘N Lively Dance Club will be hosting their October Dance at the Multi-Purpose Building/Library on Lakeview Drive, Friday, October 13, from 7 to 10 P.M.

Music for your dancing and listening pleasure will be provided by Jim Leonardo.  he dance is casual; cost is $10/couple and $5/single.

This is a BYOB event with the club providing ice, water, coffee, and dessert.  The host couples are Rose & John Smith at 707-8036 and Mary & Don Falkenhagen at 337-6181.

If you have any questions, please call either of the host couples.  We look forward to you joining us to celebrate Fall Harvest in the Glade.

Meeting scheduled

Neighbors and Newcomers of Cumberland Co. will meet on Oct. 26th at the Carriage House-24 Oak Road, off Hwy 70 (Sparta Hwy) on the left on the way to the Playhouse.

Program is on the Literacy program with the Cumberland County Schools.

Menu is choice of Grilled Chicken Breast with Dill Sauce and or Sliced Ham, green beans, coleslaw, sweet potato casserole, roasted potato, Chocolate roll, iced tea, coffee or water.  Heart smart meal is available when requested with your reservation.

Donations for the month are new and gently used books for ages 5-8.  Also we will be collecting monies for the Thanksgiving Turkeys and choosing families for our Christmas gift collection.

Doors open at 10:45, meeting starts at 11:30 and lunch is served at 12 noon.  Cost of lunch is $14 per person.  Reservations (and cancellations) must be made by Oct. 21st.  If you do not cancel your reservation you will be held responsible for payment of your lunch.  Checks are the preferred method of payment.

Don’t forget our craft table, book sales and purchase of N/N T-shirts.

Door prizes donated by many of our local businesses are a fun addition to each of our meetings.  Please come visit us….once as a Newcomer and then return as a Neighbor.  Dues are $13 per year.

To make reservations please call Sue at 815-861-3528

New Singles Group

Whine and Dine (pun intended) is a new club being formed in Fairfield Glade for unmarried  men or women who live alone but enjoy the company of others.

Meet us on Friday October 20th at the FG Library’s lower level, room C for our first meeting. Our main starting focus will be on dining out and celebrating holidays and birthdays in great company of like-minded people.  After our meeting, we will dine at a local restaurant.  Bring your ideas and join us.

For more information call 217-460-1355.

Bake & Craft Sale – for 20th anniversary

Someone once said, “A balanced diet is like a cookie in each hand.” Well, you just may be able to get a peanut butter cookie in one hand and a chocolate cookie in the other! Helping Hands Ministry is holding a bake & craft sale on Friday, October 13 from 9 – 2 at the Village Green Mall off Peavine Rd. in Fairfield Glade. Get some yummy items for Halloween or Thanksgiving or a handmade craft for Christmas. We’ll have lots of breads (great for freezing!), brownies, cookies and pies, some of which will be sugar free.

Helping Hands Ministry is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that makes many items from donated yarn, fabric and craft materials. Most items are given to other local charities like Plateau Pregnancy Services and Hospice. Helping Hands Ministry is located at 4188 B Peavine Rd., Crossville 38571. Sales of baked goods and crafts help pay the rent and utilities. We are open 10 – 3 from Monday to Friday. We can always use more talented volunteers. Call us at 931-707-8606. Donations of any type are tax deductible.

 Dancin’ at the Depot

City Lites will be performing at the Depot, 169 N. Main Street, on Friday, October 13, from 6 to 9 P.M. Tickets are $10 per person or $15 per couple and will be available starting September 20.

Tickets may be purchased at Cahoots, Boston’s and the Depot.  Space is limited so snap up your nonrefundable tickets as soon as possible.  For additional information call Carolyn at 931-707-7837 or check the website at

Take a stroll down memory lane with us at a traditional hometown dance complete with a cake walk.  Clap your hands, hoot & holler, sing along and dance to your all-time favorite hits from the 50s through the 70s.

Feel free to wear your favorite cowboy hat & boots to stomp to the beat.  No spittin’ or chawin’ but there will be food available for purchase.

You may also have the chance to venture onto the dance floor to try your “foot” at a traditional country dance.   Who knows what surprises we will have in store for you?

We hope to make this an annual event so join us in kicking off this Downtown Crossville, Inc. tradition.

Playhouse Performers Featured At CWC

People come from all over the USA and other countries to enjoy the Cumberland County Playhouse Performances.

This month, local ladies can enjoy music by some of the Cumberland County Performers, as well as a delicious lunch and great fellowship, for just $12 (all inclusive).  Where?  At the Christian Women’s Connection Luncheon on Thursday, October 19, in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 208 Towne Centre Way, Fairfield Glade.

Turn at the stoplight on Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade, go past Food City and keep turning right into the church parking lot and come in at the covered far right church entrance.

Social time will be from 11:00 to 11:30, with the lunch and program from 11:30 to 1:00. The menu, provided by Beef & Barrel is: shepherd’s pie, salad, rolls, dessert and beverage. Reservations are needed by noon on Thursday, October 12.  Call Carolyn at 931-484-9556 or email: [email protected] Remember, we are charged for all meals ordered. So please, if it turns out you can’t make it, contact Carolyn by Sunday, the 15th, to cancel your reservation or have someone come in your place or make arrangements to honor it.  Thanks.

This month we’re having a Caring Shower for the Crossville Mission Bible Training Center. They are a faith-based program for adults dealing with drug and alcohol addiction.  They receive no government funding. Please bring canned and boxed foods, all types of paper products, feminine items and other toiletries with you to the luncheon; and of course, monetary donations are always accepted.

Our inspirational speaker, Charity Brooker, from Roswell, GA, is a counselor and an RN, who also holds a law degree. She will share her journey in answer to this age-old question: “What Do Women Really Want?”

Christian Women’s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft, but no church affiliation is needed to attend our luncheons; all area ladies are welcome.

PC Users to meet Oct. 16

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, Oct. 16 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.  The meeting will start at 3 P.M., winter start time.

The presentation will begin at 3 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts will follow the presentation at approximately 4 P.M.

This month’s program will be about using a computer to become your own travel agent. PPCUG President Steve Rosenstein will give an updated version of the popular program he presented several years ago in our old location in Crossville. A lot has changed since then and you will learn how the online travel industry has changed and evolved.

Steve has taken to frequent travels in his retirement and makes use of the various online travel services to search for hotels and flights.  His recent trips overseas, which have lasted up to a month, include the use of cruises, flights, timeshares, Airbnb, car rentals and other services. The presentation will also touch on the various online groups to follow in order to get questions answered and educate yourself in your travels.

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 a $3 guest fee will be 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).

CPR Class offered

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, October 21st, at 9 A.M. at Family Walk-In Clinic located at 42 Dooley St. in downtown Crossville (close to Dairy Queen).

The cost will be $35 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.  This CPR class can be taken by anyone, it is not only for healthcare providers.

There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location beginning at 1:30 P.M.  The cost for this class will be $30 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class. If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $60 per person.  Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register.

Photo Club meeting set

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club  will be on Thursday, October 19th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library, Room C.

Members will have to come prepared as they will be given an assignment and a short time frame to come back with their shots.  The shots resulting from their assignment will then be reviewed and discussed.

All members of the Plateau PC Users Group are welcome and guests may attend for a $3 fee covering all October meetings.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

FACS schedules classes

Framing + Art & Craft Supplies will be conducting some new and exciting classes for October.

On the 14th we have Play Misti with Me with Brenda Preuss teaching you some tricks using the amazing Misti Positioner and the new Creative Corners for only $15.

You should bring your Misti with you if you have one. If not, just plan to spend a little extra time sharing. This class will teach you how to position and use different types of stamps in the creation of several cards.

Mikal Ullius and Brenda Preuss are joining forces on the 21st to teach you how to decorate 4 glass ball ornaments with 4 different products. They will be using alcohol inks, mica powders, acrylics and 4Artist Markers.

Then on the 23rd of October Brenda Preuss will teach a Remember How to Color with Copics class. In this $15 class you will make at least 2 cards using the basics with Copics. Whether you are new to Copics or just need some refresher information, this class is well worth the cost.

Susan Smathers will close out the month’s classes on the 28th with another jewelry class in which you will make 2 wire-wrapped rings for $20. You can bring your own stones to use, or she will provide many from which to choose.

All of the above classes AND MORE will be 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 a complete class schedule or to register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit the CLASS SCHEDULE page on our website at

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.

Electric bike demo!

Fairfield Glade Cycling announces an Electric Bike Demonstration to be held Tuesday, October 17th, from 9 to 11:30 A.M. Rain date Wednesday, October 18th.

This event will take place on the lower section of Natchez Circle in Fairfield Glade.

Come and try out an e-bike. Ask questions of bicycle store owners from Cookeville and Farragut.

You WILL like the experience. Bring a cycle helmet if you own one. Contact Andy at [email protected] if you are interested or have any questions. Check out their web site:

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.

In recent years, the Affordable Care Act has added to the complexity of completing even basic tax returns for working people and Congress has done nothing to make things any easier.

Last year, our team of AARP Tax-Aide volunteers completed over 2500 returns, federal and state, and assisted many more people to determine their need to file.

Training classes are held in January to review current tax laws and explain the computer software used to prepare the returns.  New volunteers have experienced counselors as training partners and can begin their tax preparation work with basic returns. Additionally, every return is reviewed by a second counselor before it is e-filed.

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.

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).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is 20 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. 38501.

UCHRA program invite

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 please call (931) 520-9624 or come by the UCHRA Central Office.

in Cookeville located at 580 S. Jefferson, Suite B, Cookeville.

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