Vista Gatherings – October 25, 2016

Safe exercise for seniors

Every Monday, Thursday and Friday at 11 AM, you can move to music using a chair or standing at the Fairfield Glade Discovery Center.

This is a safe certified exercise program offered by the Fair Park Senior Center. The Flex Silver Sneakers program is approved by Medicare and covered by most Part D supplements.

If you do not have a Silver Sneakers card, the cost is only $2. Join us for fun filled fitness.

Come to 5160 Peavine Road at the corner of Lakeview Drive. Bring a bottle of water. Contact Clintina Simms 931-250-3390 for more info.

Do you want to write?

The Write Touch Inspirational Writers Group will hold a seminar and writing workshop on November 7, from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M., at the First National Bank, N. Main St. in Crossville. This annual covered dish luncheon event is open to anyone interested in writing.

The guest speaker is Rene’ Holt.

Rene’ Holt began her career at LifeWay Christian Resources as author relations specialist for B&H Publishing.

Later she edited children music curriculum, adult Bible studies, and both HomeLIfe and Mature Living magazines. In 2009, she became the content editor of Mature Living.

After retiring in 2013, she decided to become a freelance editor. She also writes and edits SAALT Shaker, the senior adult newsletter at First Baptist Nashville and for Begin Anew of Middle Tennessee.

Rene’s husband, Nick, is a commercial pilot. The have two children and three grandsons.

Rene’ will present the editor’s view as she gives us tips and encouragement to enhance our writing. Importance of cover letters, proofreaders, and introductions will be presented. Bring your questions and ask our talented speaker. New writers, those writing memoires or poetry and seasoned writers will benefit from the information that will be given.

Please call for seating reservation. Ruth @707-1905 or [email protected]   e-mail [email protected] “I Want to Write”

Kinseekers to Discuss Genealogy Research at November 3 Meeting

Are your genealogy notes and pictures filed and stored haphazardly in boxes and drawers?  Do you have trouble finding materials you know are ‘somewhere’ in your computer files?

Whether you’re a serious researcher, or just keeping a casual record of your family background, I’m sure you can relate to these questions.

At our Kinseekers meeting on Thursday, November 3 in the Fellowship Hall at The Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, Donna Fitzgerald will give a detailed presentation on ‘Using EVERNOTE for Your Genealogy Research,’ with handouts for easy referencing.

Kinseekers meets the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M. You don’t have to be a serious genealogist to attend, and dues are only $10 a year, but, we invite you to come the first time as our guest.

Donna will show us how user friendly the program is and how many ways it will simplify, and correlate all areas of your genealogy research.  It’s not just for genealogy either, Donna will show how useful it is for personal and household information.  You will be amazed. A question and answer time , so, bring paper and a pen or pencil for jotting down questions.

At the October meeting, Mark Pfaffenroth shared information on the ‘Find-A-Grave’ computer program, which is especially helpful in locating old, hard-to-find gravesites and tombstones.

Why go to the trouble of researching old tombstones and cemetery records?  Because, they often contain ‘tons’ of valuable miscellaneous information not found elsewhere.

Before the 1800’s few cemeteries had permanent markers, and even up till the 1900’s grave sites were often reused. Un-embalmed bodies were buried in unlined wooden caskets which, over time, rotted and sank, so, another casket could be buried on top of it, etc.

Most municipal cemeteries were located at least 1-mile past the city or village limits for health reasons, while others were within a fenced area behind the local churches. In either case records were kept of who was buried there, even if finding the exact burial spot is questionable. In these situations, the Find-A-Grave site is priceless. Thank you, Mark for an excellent presentation.

Other area genealogy related groups are: The Celtic Circle which meets the first Tuesday each month from 6 to 8:00 at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, The Cumberland County Archives and Family Heritage Center at 95 East First Street which is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9 to 4;00 and The Cumberland County Genealogy Society, which meets the first and third Mondays monthly at 6:00 in the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street (all in Crossville.)

CPR class offered

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, November 12th, at 8:00 am at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).  The cost will be $30 per person.  There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location, beginning at 1:15 pm.  The cost for this class will be $25.00 per person.  If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $50.00 per person.  Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for one or both classes.

Glade Hospice to meet

The November monthly meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, November 7, in the social hall of St. Francis Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Rd., Fairfield Glade.

This months meeting will begin at 3 P.M. with the general meeting, including recognition of the new 2016 members.  Following the general meeting will be a social hour and tea in honor of these new members, hosted by the members of the Fairfield Glade Auxiliary Board.

November is “Hospice Month” and members of the Auxiliary will be placing Blue ribbons on their mailboxes to show their support.  These ribbons will be available at the meeting.

Also in November will be the FFG Hospice Auxiliary Holiday Bake Sale, to be held at the Town Center Mall on November 21, starting at 8am.  Be sure to arrive early to purchase your Holiday treats and not even have to turn on your oven!!

The Hospice Ball committee is now taking reservation for this years ball, to be held at on Sunday, December 4th. at Druid Hills County Club.  To secure reservations, please mail checks, made payable to FFG Hospice Auxiliary, for $60 per person, to Jean Crouch, 16 Victoria Way, Fairfield Glade, Tn. 38558 by October 31, 2016.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet November 8

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, November 8 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 (337-1247) for information.

Guest From Scotland for Celtic Circle

Tuesday, November 1, Celtic Circle Gathering will be a mini-Books, Biscuits and Tea program.  It will be held at our regular monthly meeting place, The Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville, TN 38555. (That’s 1/2 way between Main Street to the West and Peavine Road to the East.)

Our guest speaker will be Graeme MacKnzie, well-know speaker and writer of all-things-Scottish. His topic will be “The History of the Scottish Highlands and Its Clans,” and he’ll discuss how the clans have evolved through the centuries.

Mr. Mac Kenzie is the author of numerous books on Scottish culture, history, legends and lore, and will have books on hand for autographing and sale.

We will be serving scones and biscuits (that’s cookies in American English), plus, a variety of flavored teas in delightful china cups and saucers, starting at 6 p.m. (CT), with the program following at 6:30.

There is no charge to attend, you don’t need a Celtic bloodline or to be doing genealogy. Everybody is welcome, so, plan to come, and bring a friend with you. Any questions? Contact [email protected]

CPR class scheduled

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, November 12th, at 8 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $30 per person. Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for the class.

Medicare discussion set

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at Art Circle Public Library in Crossville on November 4, from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. to help counsel on Medicare Part D plans, as well as Medicare Advantage Plans with drug coverage for 2017.

Please call SHIP at 931-432-4150 to make an appointment. Annual Open Enrollment for 2017 is October 15th through December 7th.

Blood Drive at Church

There will be a blood drive on Friday, Nov. 4 from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church at 130 Town Centre Drive.

The drive will be held in Fellowship Hall of the church.

Quilt Group meeting

The regular meeting of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will be Friday, October 21 at 9 A.M. in the Fairfield Glade Methodist Church Choir Room.

There will be a short Business Meeting, and then several of our Guild Members will be presenting ideas for quick and easy gifts to make for the holiday season… A CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER.

They will share some new ideas for cute and crafty small gifts which can be used for Christmas as well as other gift giving occasions and will provide information for obtaining instructions on how to make them. The Fantastic Quilt Guild is an open community of women who pursue their love of the art of quilting through member education, community service/outreach, and social camaraderie. Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities.

Hospice Holiday Ball is planned for Dec. 4

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary announces that reservations for the 2016 Hospice Holiday Ball are now open.  The 28th annual event, scheduled for Sunday, December 4th 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 Jean Crouch, 16 Victoria Way, 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, 2016.  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.

Neighbors-Newcomers to meet on Oct. 27

If you missed our last meeting, make sure you get your reservations in for this one!

October 27th we meet at the Clyde York /POW Camp, 62 4-H Center Drive, Crossville.  Chief Michael Williams from FFG will speak on “Don’t Be Scammed!”

Doors open at 10:45 with meeting starting at 11:30.  You have time to check out the book and craft sales or sign up for one of Shirley’s trips.

Menu is Grilled pork chops, scalloped potatoes, steamed broccoli with cheese, salad, apple sauce, roll, apple pie with ice cream plus:  tea, water and soft drinks. (These ladies know how to cook!).   Heart Smart meals are NOT AVAILABLE at this meeting.

Don’t forget some extra money as we will be collecting for the purchasing of Turkeys to add to Thanksgiving baskets for our area.

To make Reservations please call Pat at 210-3742 or you can Email – [email protected]

Lunch: $14.  Dues: $13.  Come once as a guest-return as a member! Cancellations must be made the Saturday prior to the meeting or you are responsible for payment of the lunch.

Volunteers needed

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and learn more about tax return preparation?  You could be a part of a team of volunteers that provide free tax services to our community.

As a volunteer, you’ll join a program that’s helped millions of people file tax returns at no charge for more than 40 years.

Last year the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at the 6 regional sites completed over 2500 returns, federal and state, and assisted many more people to determine their need to file.

These volunteers, trained and certified with the cooperation of the Internal Revenue Service, work at locations in Tansi, Sparta, Pleasant Hill, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville.   New volunteers are always needed.

If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, consider working at one of the sites greeting clients, checking identification and/or organizing the paperwork.

For more information about the program or to arrange to attend training, call 456-4212.

Marathon Pinochle to start play very soon

Want to meet new people, old friends , and enjoy playing Pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for our 2016-2017 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

There is a game for each month, and schedules can be arranged to play any mutually convenient date.

Each team plays 9 games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost per season is $11 per person, $22 per team which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, 2017.

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 John Moritz at 931-456-2290.

Dance Club always can add new members

The New Generation Dance Club is looking for new members.

The Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9 P.M.

Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership.

For info, call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097.

or Pat Hawes