Vista Gatherings – October 3, 2017

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.

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).

Kinseekers to Research East TN Counties

This Thursday, October 5, the Kinseekers will meet in the Fellowship Hall of The Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG, from 1 to 3 P.M. (CT) to listen to Cherel Henderson discuss the best means of researching the East Tennessee counties for genealogy information.

Cherel is part of the East Tennessee Historical Society and has a wealth of information on sites to visit, shortcuts to use and ways to verify names and dates. If your searching includes East TN, be sure to join us on the 5th.  Park in back of the church on the sanctuary side and use that back-side door.

Our September Chat  ‘N Chew meeting was casual and relaxed, with discussions on the types and subjects for our 2018 programs, as well as the possibility of buying a projector and microphone. We’ll vote on it on Oct 5.

You don’t have to be doing serious genealogy to attend our meetings, everyone is welcome.  Our dues are $10 a year, but, please come as our guest the first time. Any questions, email [email protected]

Big Model Train Show Comes to County

The largest model train show to ever take place in Cumberland County will be at the Community Complex at the Fairgrounds in Crossville on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 7 and 8.

One of the main features will be the traveling display of the Miami Valley Model Railway from Dayton, Ohio. At 50 by 90 feet, this is one of the largest mobile displays in America and is featured at many model railroad shows and conventions.

In addition, there will be several displays by the Crossville Model Railroad Club and local modelers.  Other model railroad clubs and individuals have expressed interest in attending so additional displays will be announced as their attendance is firmed up. The Crossville club will also be operating their 4,500 square feet of operating layouts in five popular scales at the Crossville Outlet Center.

The event is being jointly sponsored by the Crossville Model Railroad Club and the Headquarters Division-Southeast Region, North and South Districts of the National Model Railroad Association. Serious modelers from throughout the Southeast will be attending.

The show is open to the public on Saturday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. and Sunday from 10 A.M.  to 4 P.M. Admission is $5 for adults. Children under 12 are free.

There will also be educational sessions both days at an additional registration fee.

More information is available at under “special events”.

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. The first will be held on October 7th. It is called Gelli Plate Acrylics.

Not only will you create some beautiful papers with acrylics, but you will learn how to use those creations in a gorgeous wall hanging.

Check the store in person to see the lovely sample Jean Corbett created for her class. You should bring your own Gelli Plate & brayer, or let the store know you need to borrow one. The cost of the class is $15 with a $5 materials fee.

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

Flu Shots available

Get Your Flu Shot on Saturday, October 7 from 10 A.M. to Noon at Fairfield Glade Assisted Living – 637 Woodgate Drive near the Dollar General on Peavine Road.

Registered pharmacist, Dr. Larry Renaud, will explain why you should be vaccinated every year. Bring your Medicare or insurance card.

Free Movie offered

The Cumberland County Film Society (CCFS) will be hosting a FREE showing of the film, “The Founder” at the Rocky Top 10 Cinema in Crossville on Tuesday, October 3rd. at 7 P.M.   Once again, this film is totally FREE, and open to the public.

“The Founder” is the true Come see this fine film and judge for yourself.  “The Founder” runs 115 minutes, and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.   See you at the movies.

Celtic Circle group event now rescheduled

Yes, you read that right; on Tuesday, October 3, the Celtic Circle will be Dowsing for Graves!  Well, we won’t actually be going to a cemetery to test it out, but we will have as our guest speaker, Jill Jones-Lazuka, an active researcher who uses both traditional and untraditional methods for tracing her ancestors.

(Do you get the feeling you’ve read this before?  You have. The September Gathering was canceled on September 5, because of severe weather, but Celts are tenacious and Jill has agreed to meet with us on October 3, starting at 6 P.M. (CT) at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville.)

The Dowsing Rod is definitely untraditional and not everyone is capable of dowsing, whether for water or for graves.  I’m not sure how it works, but, fortunately, Jill has this talent and will give us a demonstration.  Plan to come and see it for yourself.

Her advice is, if there’s no tombstone or other marker, try the Dowsing Rod. Properly used, the rod will not only indicate where the grave is, but also whether it’s a male or female and even, the approximate age of the person!  Really?  Gotta check that out!

Jill considers herself a Taphophile…a true Tombstone Tourist, and will also discuss the Mysteries of the Cemetery and share tombstone codes, symbology and composition information, which can give valuable clues about the person buried there. It sounds very interesting, doesn’t it?

Even if you have zero Celtic blood in your veins, and even if you are not doing any genealogy research, but, find the subject title interesting, plan to come on Tuesday, October 3 (CT).

The Celtic Circle meets the first Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville.

Snacks and visiting start at 6 with the meeting/program going from 6:30 to 8. We have no dues and there are no required number of meetings to attend.  Just contact Barbara at [email protected] with any questions or to start receiving our monthly reminder letter.

Helpful Information for Veterans, Caregivers

Bill Ward, Cumberland County Veterans Affairs Officer is the featured speaker at 11 A.M. on Saturday, October 7 at a free presentation for veterans, spouses and caregivers.

If you are a veteran of any USA war or conflict, you and your family members may be entitled to medical and financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Your Veterans Affairs Medical Center has several programs especially designed to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Health Coach, Clintina Simms, will also share information about the REACH VA program designed to help veterans and their families live better with PTSD symptoms.

This community event is hosted by Fairfield Glade Assisted Living located at 637 Woodgate Drive – just off Peavine Road near the Dollar General.

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.

FOCCAS to Sponsor Special Showing of “The Stray”

Join FOCCAS (Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter) for a special screening of the soon to be released movie “The Stray”.

It is a heartwarming, true story of a family going through hard times when a stray dog comes into their lives (Rated PG).

This special showing will take place on Saturday morning, October 7 at 10 A.M. at Rocky Top 10 Cinema.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at Dr. Mark Hendrixson’s Office (29 E. Stanley St); Best Friends Veterinary Hospital; Happy Hound Realty; Star Realty; both Weigel Locations and Rocky Top 10 (Day of Only).  Tickets can also be purchased on line at

All proceeds will be used to fund a new animal intake facility for the Cumberland County Animal Shelter.

On Tuesday, October 3, the FFG Civil War Round Table will host Lynn Constan, National Society Daughters of the Union, who will speak on “The Roles of Women in the Civil War.”

Beginning at 6p in Conference Room “A” of the Fairfield Glade Library, the Civil War Round Table welcomes all persons with an interest in learning more about the American Civil War and sharing that knowledge with others.  For more information, please contact Dick Sammer at 615-812-9145 or [email protected]

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.

Regatta set for Oct. 5

LAKE CANTERBURY BO“Enjoy the Harvest Moon on Lake Canterbury” is the theme of the 32nd annual Regatta on Lake Canterbury.

It begins with a 4 P.M. parade around the lake followed by a gathering at the home of John and Gerri Gendall at 221 Lakeside Dr.

If you do not have a boat, don’t worry. View the parade, then bring lawn chairs, hor d’oeuvres and libations to the address above.

Mark this date on your calendars!

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:

New England Picnic slated for October 8

The New England Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Wildwood Stables on Westchester Road. The event will begin at 4 P.M.

Menu for the Picnic will be hot dogs, hamburger, pot luck and Smores. The price is $12 per person and ones should let organizers know what they plan to bring for pot luck (Salad, dessert, appetizers).

There will also be horse shoes, a hayride, corn hole, bonfire and other fun.

Deadline for reservation is Sept. 24. Please make checks out to NE Picnic and send to Barbara Patterson at 151 Malvern Road, Fairfield Glade, 38558. Please incluse your name and address and email along with the orginal city and state you are from.

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.

Games are single deck, with opening bids of 16, dealer stuck at 15.

Games are scheduled to be played monthly until each team has played all others in their “flight”.

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 was held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, and they look forward to celebrating there again next year.

Get yourself  a partner (friend, spouse, significant other) and sign up ASAP.

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