Vista Gatherings – October 2, 2012

Medicare Class slated

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting class for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on October 26th from 1 to 4 P.M. at the Art Circle Library in Crossville.

Classes will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.

SHIP is a federally funded program administered locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To enroll in the class, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.


Friends of Glade Trails

You are invited to join the Friends of Glade Trails at another work session constructing walking and hiking trails here in the Glade.

The work session is on Saturday, October 6th, meeting at 7:45 A.M. at the parking lot closest to the Peavine Road/ Stonehenge Drive 4-way stop.

This is a work session lasting approximately three hours and the workers car pool to a trail worksite within the Glade. As a worker, you should wear long pants, boots, gloves and bring water to drink. If you have them, you can bring garden rakes, clippers and loppers, but all other trail tools will be provided.

Hotdogs will be provided at 11 A.M. and all first-time workers will receive a T-shirt.

We invite men and women to participate. Bring a friend, neighbor, spouse, or girlfriend.  There is work for every level of fitness, age, or skill level. Come for the fun, the hot dog, the T-shirt, or the feeling of accomplishment.

Please send an e-mail to [email protected] if you plan to attend and check our blog at  for last minute changes, weather cancellations, etc.

Contact, John Conrad at 287-0244 if you have questions


Volunteers needed

House of Hope and Threads of Hope Thrift Store is recruiting volunteers for its Potluck at Cumberland Mountain State Park Rec Hall by the pool on Saturday, October 6. Guests will eat at 11:30 A.M.

Bring a friend and and a side dish to share.  Please RSVP, Denise Melton at 931-707-2273 or [email protected]


CCRWC has busy month

October is turning out to be a very busy month for the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club starting out with the regular monthly meeting on Thursday, October 4 at 5 P.M p.m. at the Republican Office at 539 West Avenue.

Here’s the schedule:Saturday, October 6 from 4 to 7 P.M. will be the Candidates Picnic and Republican Rally at Obed River Park, Crossville.

Cameron Sexton, a representative from Diane Black’s office and other speakers will be there to encourage the crowd to get out the vote.  Barbecue, Potato Salad, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Cherry Cobbler will be served. They will also raffle off a “Thanksgiving Dinner Basket” filled with all the “fixins” for your Thanksgiving Dinner. Raffle tickets will be $1 each, 6 for $5. Tickets for the picnic are available for $10 each at the Republican Office on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. or by calling 931-456-4414 or 931-456-8590.

On Saturday, October 13 will find the CCRWC manning a Bake Sale booth on the Courthouse lawn participating in the Classic Car Show sponsored by the Plateau Pregnancy Services. Food proceeds will go to Plateau Pregnancy .

On Saturday, October 20, CCRWC will sponsor their First Annual Holiday Craft Show at the Community Complex at the Fairgrounds.  The event will take place from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. and will feature quality handmade craft items for sale.

Any vendors interested in being in the show should contact Johanna Wentworth at 931-456-8590 for an application.  Food will be available for sale as well.

Early voting begins on October 17 and runs through November 1 and of course, Election Day is Tuesday, November 6.


Youth Villages seeking foster parents

Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Crossville and the surrounding counties to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home.

These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.

Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Cumberland County area who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Training classes will begin in October.

For more information about upcoming training classes or how you can change the life of a child, contact Matthew Clement, foster parent recruiter at 931-525-6905 or [email protected]


Power of Energy Efficiency Fair Friday

The Cumberland Healthy Energy Campaign invites the community to a Power of Energy Efficiency Fair 2 to 6 P.M. on Friday, October 5 at the Art Circle Public Library. The Fair, free and open to the community, focuses on urging more homeowners to take advantage of VEC’s home energy audit.

VEC will come to your home to find out ways it can partner with the home owner to save energy and reduce power bills. Not only is the audit free, but home owners can get back up to $500 on implementing the weatherization recommendations made by VEC. You can sign-up for a home energy audit at the Fair.

Gay Stewart, with the Cumberland Home Builders Association, will give an overview of a home energy audit. Louise Gorenflo will present on how VEC can help us get us more energy efficiency so we can save even more money and energy.

Door prizes have been donated by all the exhibitors. For more information, contact the Cumberland Healthy Energy Campaign:  931-484-2633.


Coin Club to Meet 

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 9 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 (931-337-1247) for information.


Elks host Dinner

The Elks Lodge will host a Shrimp Scampi Dinner on Friday, October 5 from 5 to 7 P.M.

Members and their guest are welcome at the Elks Lodge for a succulent Spaghetti Dinner on October 5.

You have a choice of ordering a healthy portion of either shrimp scampi over pasta or meat balls and red sauce over pasta. Along with this tasty dish there will be garlic bread, salad and dessert for only $12 per person. Children 8 years and younger are half price. Reservations are requested so call the Lodge to day and sign up!

If you would like additional information, call the Lodge for more details 931-484-0150.


Free Medicare Part D help being offered

SHIP Representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at Fairfield Glade Resident Services in the Elk Valley Health Services Building located at 7014 Peavine Road on October 15, 22 and 29 to help compare and counsel on Medicare Part D plans for 2013.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or for more information. Annual Enrollment Period for 2013 is from October 15 until December 7.


Make a bid for a car

Fairfield Glade Community Club is accepting sealed bids for a 2004 Chevy Impala. Sealed bids must be sent to Pat Davis at P. O. Box 2000, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558 or hand delivered to the Fairfield Glade Community Club Administration Building at 7827 Peavine Road.

Bids will be accepted until 5 P.M. on Monday, October 15.  This equipment may be inspected at the Community Club Vehicle Maintenance Garage at 107 Maintenance Blvd. in Fairfield Glade, Monday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. – 3 P.M. If you have questions, please call Randy Hoover at 931-484-3785.

Fairfield Glade Community Club reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informality in bidding, or to accept any bid deemed to be in the Community Club’s best interest.


Korean vets meet

Wednesday, October 14, is the next regular business meeting of Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association.

Meeting starts at 1 P.M. sharp, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge. For additional information or driving directions feel free to contact Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.

Veterans and retired military personnel of any time period and their spouses are invited to attend this meeting. The meeting will kick off with an informative program dealing with the United States Medal of Honor.

Joe Thompson and Grant McDermott will host the informative program and discuss the Medal of Honor Convention to be held in Knoxville in October 2014.

Updates of the Chapter’s activities will be included—especially the Christmas luncheon at Legions on Wednesday, December 5.  It would be a real treat to see as many members and their wives or families as possible. Reservations and payments are required to be made by November 14.


40 Days of Prayer set

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, FFG, TN will be sponsoring the 40 DAYS of PRAYER Vigil, from Friday, September 28 through Monday, November 6, in conjunction with praying for our nation and the upcoming national election on Tuesday, November 7.

The church will be open for prayer from 9 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. seven days a week during that 40 day period. If you desire to come earlier in the morning or some evening, please call the church at 931-456-2525 to make arrangements.


Fall Craft Sale and Soup Lunch scheduled

The Dorton UMC Women’s Circle is holding a fall craft sale Wednesday, October 10 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Various soups and desserts will be available to dine in or take-out. Location is Dorton UMC, 3405 HY 70E, one mile East of Peavine Rd.


Attention all seniors

There will be a Fairfield Glade Senior Police Academy held at the Multi-Purpose Building. The Cumberland County Sherriff’s Dept and Fairfield Glade Security will be informing seniors of everything from crime investigation to home invasion and your rights.

Learn how the judicial system works. The 8 week class starts Oct. 3 from 2 to 4 P.M. $30 due at sign up, but space is limited, so don’t wait. Sign up is at the Fair Park Senior Center, and  ask for Tina.

Learn to water color landscapes, and barns with noted artist Tom Eckerd as he holds two Water Color Classes for seniors at Fair Park.  Each workshop will be for two hours, at a cost of only $10 per class due at sign up.

And you will receive a supply list. The first workshop will be Monday, Oct. 8 & 22. You can also sign up for the 2nd to be held on Monday, Nov. 5 & 19 each will be in the afternoons from 1-3. Sign up today at Fair park Senior Center, 1433 Livingston Road. Call 931-484-7416 for more information.

Enjoy learning how to basket weave with Scott Eatherly every Tuesday afternoon 2-4 P.M., for $5 per class at Fair Park Senior Center.

Senior Self Defense Classes with Larry Potter, are continuing every Friday afternoons for only $5 per lesson. Learn with teaching and hands on role playing to defend yourself no matter your physical condition, at Fair Park Senior Center.


Annual Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt slated 

It’s that time again for the annual Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt. It will be held on Saturday, October 13.

There is a maximum of 20 cars allowed, with four persons per car. Each car will receive a set of rules with a brief explanation of how the treasure hunt will be conducted. There will be 10 clues handed out at the beginning of the hunt and each clue will lead to a certain location within the Glade.

The last clue will take you to your final destination where there will be food and prizes. Participants should bring with them the following items; a Fairfield Glade map, flashlights, pencils, clipboards, cell phone, almanac, and a Fairfield Glade phone directory. Starting point is Druid Hills parking lot (golf lot) at 5:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 13 (spooky, huh?).

The cost is $13 per car and prizes will be paid according to number of cars.  Contact Diana/John Levesque (931-200-9170), 145 Trentwood Drive, FFG or Bob/Carol Heath (931-510-6361), 150 Trentwood Drive, Fairfield Glade.

Payment must be in by October 5 (either mail-in or drop it off at our home). Don’t forget to let them know the names of your team members.


New England States Picnic set for Oct. 13

A picnic for New Englanders will take place on Oct. 13 at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Pavilion. The festivities will begin 4 P.M. with a social mixer and continue until 7 P.M.

The picnic will be a true Pot Luck of your favorite New England Dish to share. Our designated charity will be Bread of Life; bring a non-perishable food item to be donated.

Please fill out the following form and submit your check to Jane Tavernier by October 1,. For more information call Jane Tavernier at 484-6863 or Michelle Cooke at 287-0456.


AARP course set

If you live in Pleasant Hill, then call (931) 456-1994 to register for the AARP Safe Drivers Course.

Folks at the Uplands Retirement Village has requested this course be given to all Pleasant Hill area residents.

The course is scheduled 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. on Thursday October 18 and from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Friday on October 19. It is an 8 hour course. Pre-registration is required.

The cost of the course for AARP members is $12 and for non-members $14. A work handbook is provided for student retention. Please call now.


Photography Club offers challenge to members

The challenge for the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club is for members to bring in two or three of their favorite shots from the last 12 months.

Selecting the shots and being prepared to discuss why they are your favorites should help in creating more interesting shots in the next 12 months.

As usual, the group will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month, September 27, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

They are a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and visitors and potential new members are always welcome.  If you have questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.


Worldwide Photo Walk set

Scott Kelby Announces the Fifth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk — the large global social event for photographers — and local photographer, Denise Brinkley is helping Crossville and Cumberland County take part in this worldwide event.

Brinkley is organizing a Photo Walk in downtown, Crossville on October 13 at 11 A.M..

For more information, visit, where you can also sign up to participate in the Photo Walk.


What if someone you care for has a mental Illness?

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, 6 – 8:30 P.M., beginning on September 13, and ending on November 1.

With Hope in Mind is support and education for family members and friends who have a loved one with bipolar disorder (manic depression), major depression, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety and/or other disorders.

To register call Wanda Hepburn at 931-484-9104.


Stretch and Tone classes set to resume

A chair-based fitness program incorporating light hand weights, yoga breathing and stretching exercises, performed while either standing or sitting will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. from September 10 through November 15, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall).

This class is open to all Fairfield Glade men and women. Participants are asked to bring a large hand towel and their own weights, if possible.

A limited number of 2, 3 & 5 lb. weights will be available for those who do not have them. It is not necessary to sign up ahead of time. For further information, call Nan Sharp (931-456-2629).


Lifetime Learning Project holds Classes

Do you have a desire to learn to sketch?  Make plans to attend “Basic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (pencil sketching)” by Larry Harrington. His classes will be Oct. 5, 19, and 26 from 9 to 10 A.M.  Class limit: 20. Participants will need to purchase some supplies found listed in the Lifetime Learning Brochure available in the churches and various other locations.

Marilyn Garlick is offering a “Field Trip to Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill” on Oct. 5 at 9 A.M.  Class limit: 25.

If you have had a desire to begin “Stamping” or to broaden your knowledge of this art, then plan to take this class Sept. 21 or Oct. 5 from 1 to 3:30 P.M. where you will learn all levels and techniques of card-making. Class limit: 12. Extra fee: $5.


Save the Date!

Remember this date and time: October 26 from 4:30 till 9 P.M.

That’s when Fairfield Glade Rotary Club will present its 22nd Annual Benefit Auction and Casino Night.


Concert scheduled

The Cumberland County Community Band and Chorus will hold its second Annual Veterans Benefit Concert.

The concert will be Thursday Nov. 8, at 7 P.M., at Stone Memorial High School.


Ladies Club to host event

A Howling Good time is ensured for those who attend the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club’s Halloween Dine-Around on Oct. 31.

Guests will be directed to one of several lovely homes in the Glade to share a delicious luncheon and an afternoon of fun.

If you want to get a group together, or take the opportunity to meet someone new … now is the time to make the call.  About half of the tickets have been sold and time is of the essence.

Apprentice “witches” Celeste Fohr (707-9555), Barb Patterson (707-9747) or Karen (456-8493) can answer any questions and, most importantly, ensure a seat is reserved for you.  One final thing – costumes optional!