Vista Gatherings – October 24, 2017

SMHS to host play

Stone Memorial High School Panther Tales Players present: “An Inconvenient Corpse” by Pat Cook on Friday, November 3 at 7 P.M. and Saturday, November 4 at 2 P.M. at the SMHS Auditorium.

Cost is $5.00 at the door.  You won’t want to miss this wonderful comedy full of southern humor which will keep you in stitches!  Thank you for supporting our students.

Hospice meeting set

The November Meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday November 6th at Saint Francis Assisi Catholic Church Hall 7503 Peavine Rd.

A brief social time will begin at 2:30 P.M. and the meeting will begin at 2:45 with the annual “NEW MEMBERS TEA”.

The Auxiliary will be celebrating those members who joined in 2017.  The Officers of the Auxiliary will be providing drinks and desserts to share with the membership.  They hope everyone will attend and get to know our newest members as they enjoy the festivities.

As they near the end of our Fund Raising Year, the Agenda for the meeting will include the Final Report on a successful Fashion Faire 2017.

The event, which took place on October 6th, raised Net Proceeds of $6539 which includes $2009 for new Bed Alarms at Cumberland House.

Their next Event is the Pre-Thanksgiving Bake Sale scheduled for November 20th at the Village Green Mall.

This ever popular sale will feature Gingerbread Houses, Sugar Cube Houses, and Baked Delicacies crafted by our members.

Sign-up sheets for baked goods such as cakes, pies, cookies, breads, and muffins will be available at the meeting.

Members are reminded to invite their neighbors to save the date and plan to purchase goodies for their holiday guests.

The Premier Event of the year is the 29th Annual Holiday Ball.  This major fund raiser will be held on Sunday December 3rd at the Druid Hills Country Club. Music by the Bill Sleeter Trio of Nashville, gleaming holiday decorations, and a delicious menu plus fabulous Gift Baskets makes this an event you don’t want to miss.

Members should come prepared to reserve their seats at a cost this year of $60 per person ($25 may be considered a charitable contribution).  Those members interested in helping with the ball will be invited to do so at the meeting.

Helping Hands Ministry’s last fabric sale of the year will be on October 26th at 4188 Peavine Road from 8:30 2 P.M.

There will be Christmas fabric, notions and a few other items for sale. Also, don’t forget to check out our craft corner. We have many Christmas and Halloween items, handmade baby items and other crafted things. Come and stop in.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet November 14

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on  Tuesday, at 6:30 P.M., November 14.

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.

Women vets to meet

Womens Veterans Group will have their next meeting 9 Nov 2017.  It will be held at the Grinder House downtown Crossville at 2 P.M.

This meeting is open to all women veterans!  Please join us for a social hour to meet you!  Any questions about our group can contact Donna Elmore at 921 787 2561.

CCC Band to perform

The Cumberland County Community Band and the Cumberland County Community Chorus will jointly present a Veterans Benefit Concert on Nov 9, at 7 P.M in the Stone Memorial HS Auditorium.

The concert is free but donations are requested and will be taken at the door.  This year the local Viet Nam Veterans Organization will be the recipient of all donations.

The Band and Chorus will each perform selections as separate groups.  Several numbers will be presented with both band and chorus performing together.

Musical selections will include patriotic songs, marches, service songs, popular music from the 1950’s and 1960’s and a brilliant trumpet trio from Tennessee Tech University performing “Bugler’s Holiday.”

The program will conclude with the chorus performing its traditional acapella closer, “The Lord Bless You and Keep You.”

Hebbertsburg CC thanks patrons

The Hebbertsburg Community Center say a huge  “THANK YOU!” to everyone who has made this 2017 Dinner/Dance’s Season such a great success.  It’s been he best yet!

We can’t say enough good things about The City Lites Band (Marty Gibson, Flavie Miller, Wade England and Glen Holverson) who played and sang for us every month from April through September, somehow getting ‘gooder and gooder’ each month. The same is true for our very own ‘Sweet T’s Dancers’, who danced their way into our hearts with professional grade performances.

We received so many compliments on our meals…”delicious, great potions, reasonable prices”…that we lost count.

And, all our workers, from grounds maintenance to cooks to set-up and clean-up crews to security and keeper-of-the-change box…all volunteers. Thanks you! A special thanks also to all the cake makers who shared their talents with us throughout the season.

Most of all, a big Thank You to each one of you who shared your Saturday nights with us, dancing, eating, visiting with old friends and making new ones, enjoying the food and fellowship and music. Your participation provides the funds for maintaining the Hebbertsburg Community Center and it is greatly appreciated.

We’re already deep in plans for the 2018 season, incorporating some suggestions we’ve received from you. Be watching this newspaper for more details after the first of the year.

Dollar to speak at Civil War club meeting

The FFG Civil War Round Table welcomes Dr. Kent Dollar, Chairman of the History Department of TTU, as guest speaker at our next meeting on Wednesday, November 1.  Dr. Dollar’s topic is “Religion in the Ranks.”

Guests are always welcome to our 6pm meeting in Room “A” of the Fairfield Glade Library/Multipurpose Building on Lakeview Drive near Legends.

For more information, please contact Dick Sammer at 615-812-9145 or [email protected]/2017

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.

Susan Smathers will close out the month’s classes on the 28th with a 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. This would be a great gift and then maybe a little something for YOU. Come see her new jewelry for sale in FACS.

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]

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

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.

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).   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