Vista Gatherings – October 30, 2012

Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold it’s monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday November 7th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in the 127 South Senior Center located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville. Come early and mingle.

This month’s Trunk Show will be presented by our own Jane Tavernier. This lecture will include her beautiful Fabric Art Quilting projects. This is a program you do not want to miss. Following the Business meeting and our “bring your bagged lunch”, Jane will be teaching a class on this Fabric Art which is scheduled from 1:00 until 4:00. Contact Wynnell Busch immediately 931-456-2673  to register and to receive the information on what supplies are needed and any fees or additional costs for pre made kits.

Contact Wynnell Busch for further information on upcoming Programs and Workshops.


Hospice meeting Nov. 5

The November meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, November 5th, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Social hour begins at 2:30 P.M. followed by the meeting at 3 P.M.  All members are encouraged to attend; members of the community who are interested in the activities of the Auxiliary are also welcome.

The Fairfield Glade Auxiliary conducts fundraising events throughout the year to support Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit hospice in the community.


Christmas and Life Celebration on Dec. 7

Cardiac/Pulmonary Rehab Alumni, Inc. is pleased to announce their annual meeting and Christmas Celebration on December 7.

This event will be held at the Art Circle Library at 5 P.M.

It will be a spectacular evening celebrating heart and lung survivors with a catered dinner, Christmas entertainment featuring DJ & Donna, a Christmas raffle/auction and of course caroling to celebrate the season.

Reservations are required. The cost is $5 per person. Send checks to: C/PR Alumni, Inc. POB 14, Crossville, TN 38557-0014. For additional information call Bill Halsey at 707-5505 or Tom Ackerly at 456-0391.


CCWB meets Thursday

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will have their regular monthly meeting Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5:00 P.M. at the Republican Headquarters Office on West Avenue.

They will be voting on our Slate of Officers for the upcoming two years and making future plans for events and projects. It is very important that you attend, bring a friend and come enjoy fellowship with a great group of ladies who are passionate about preserving America.


Fellowship Baptist’s Annual Harvest Dinner

Fellowship Baptist Church is having their annual Harvest Dinner on Friday, Nov. 16, at 6 P.M.

If you like white and dark turkey meat, sliced ham, mashed ‘taters’, gravy, homemade stuffing, sweet potato casserole, green beans, cranberry sauce, fresh-baked rolls, apple or pumpkin pie and coffee, tea, water or a soft drink…all for just $6 a person, then call 931-456-2525 for reservation details.

Check your calendar, put your diet on hold and join us for a time of food, fellowship and thanksgiving.

Seating is limited and we need to know how many ‘taters’ and turkeys to buy, so reservations must be completed by Sunday, Nov. 11, at noon.

After they have feasted, they are planning a time of fellowship and entertainment provided by one or more local musicians, with a love offering being taken. They are located at  12 Westminster Court in Fairfield Glade.

Ladies Fall Bible Study

Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church will be starting a Ladies Fall Bible Study in November.

The purpose and goal is to minister to all women in the community.  To accommodate the busy lifestyles of today’s women, we will make available both an evening and daytime Bible Study and offer child care at the evening class.

The dates are Monday, November 5 at 6:30 to 8 P.M. and Wednesday, November 7 at 9 A.M.

The Bible Study will be held at our new location across from Food City, 208 Towne Centre Way, just off Peavine Rd. The title is, “The Girls Still Got It” by Liz Curtis Higgs.

It is a 12-week study on the book of “Ruth” that will draw you nearer to the One who knows you fully, loves you completely and holds you close to His heart.

To reserve your book ($10) and child care contact Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church at 484-6927 or come by the church. There is a sign up sheet in the church foyer.


NAMI of Cumberland Plateau Program

On Saturday, November 10, at noon, at the Crossville Art Circle Public Library in Cumberland Room B, Carolyn Dobbins, PhD. will be presenting a program on Schizo-Affective Disorder.

She will speak about major mental illnesses, her knowledge and her experiences. Dr. Dobbins has a private practice in Knoxville and is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association. She is licensed in both Tennessee and Missouri.

Following the hour-long program Doctor Dobbins will be available to answer questions and will have her book “What a Life Can Be” available. You are cordially invited to this program; reservations are not needed.


Commodity distribution set for Thursday, Nov. 1

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cumberland County, Thursday, November 1,  from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M. at the Crossville Community Complex.

Everyone must present a valid UCHRA commodity card in order to receive commodities.

UCHRA does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, color, national origin, religion, or disability in admission to, access to, or operations of its programs, services or activities.


Elks holding open house

The Cumberland County Elks Lodge # 2751 has resided in Crossville for over 20 years. They have been active in the community providing much needed support for our citizens.

Ever wonder just what Elks do or what services they provide?

On Sunday November 11, the Lodge will host an open house for the general public. All members of the community are invited to come out see just what it is that the Elks do.

They will be open from 1 P.M. to 4 P.M. for your convenience. Elk members will be present to answer any questions you may have concerning the Elks.

Members of the Lodge are extensively involved with local veterans, children, and with college scholarships as well as with other charitable activities. Last year our Angel Tree project provided clothing and toys for over 114 needy children.

They urge you to come and learn more about the organization.


Glade Dog Park Third Annual Fur Ball set

The Third Annual Fairfield Glade Dog Park  Fur Ball is scheduled for Saturday, November 10, from 6 to 10 P.M. at the Multi-purpose building on Lakeview.

Come join in for an evening of entertainment, contests, games and dancing.

Snacks and dessert provided and it is BYOB – setups provided.

Tickets are $15 per person. For tickets, call Anne at 931-787-2192.


Glade Garden Club announces its Poinsettia Plant Sale

Mark your calendar. On November 28, 29, and 30, the Fairfield Glade Garden Club will hold its annual Poinsettia plant sale at the Village Green Mall off Stonehenge Drive in Fairfield Glade.

Each day the sale will run from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. There will be a selection of six assorted varieties including the most common “all red.”

These beautiful plants, grown by the students of Cumberland County High School, will certainly enhance anyone’s holiday gathering.

Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Garden Club’s Scholarship Fund. Each year, the Garden Club offers scholarships to graduating seniors who will be pursuing college studies in agriculture or a related field. The benefit of your purchase will be two-fold; it will not only brighten your holiday but will also help this worthy cause.

If you need additional information, please call Tom Covino at 931-707-9314. If no answer, please leave a brief message and I will return your call as soon as possible. Thank you!


Shoppers offer help to those homebound

The “Short List Shoppers of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church want to help individuals who are homebound or currently unable to drive as well as those who need someone to pick up basic groceries or a prescription while they are recovering.

They will pick up a short list of groceries or prescriptions at the Fairfield Glade Food City or Kroger and bring them to you.

There is no charge for this service and it is offered to all residents of the Fairfield Glade community. For additional information or assistance, call the church office at 931-484-3473.


Inez Wrenn citrus fruit program set to begin

The Inez Wrenn School begins the 20112-13 citrus fruit program with fruit brought in from Florida and California, to help provide student scholarships starting in the month of November

For the past almost 20 plus years, the school has been bringing in freshly picked Navel oranges, Red grapefruit, Tangerines, Honey bell/ Tangelos , Spring  and Temple oranges. These fruits are full of Vitamin C, tree ripened, hand picked, no color added and 100% fresh

Citrus fruits arriving in November are Florida Navel oranges, Tangerines, Red grapefruit and the Variety Pack-a mixture of Navel oranges, Tangerines and Red grapefruit from Nov-Jan..

In January only, the Honev bell/ Tangelos will be added. Temple Oranges in February and a  Florida Spring Orange in March only.

California Mandarins and Navels will be available during February & March.

All orders should be called in to the telephone numbers: Joy at 931-456-1935,  Millie at 931-456-1580. Lee at 931-484-8624, or Penny/Kelly at 931-456-9905.

The schedule deadline for ordering the first citrus fruit of this new season is Nov. 1 and arrival of the fruit for distribution is between Nov. 13-16.

A schedule of order and arrival dates will be given to those who pickup their first fruit in November, and will be also published in this newspaper, each month.  All questions, prior to orders, should be addressed to Forest Draper, Program Coordinator at 931-788-1375.


Weight Loss Challenge

The next round of Weight Loss Challenge classes will be starting, Thursday, October 25 at 6 P.M.

The group will meet each Thursday evening for eight weeks. There will also be a weekly class on Monday evenings beginning on October 29 at 6:30 P.M.

All participants will receive personal coaching, free metabolism testing, nutrition education, group support to cheer you on and best of all, we have lots of FUN!

The cost to join for the ENTIRE 8-week program is $30 and the top three losers will take home the cash. Average participants lose 30lbs and 30 inches during our eight-week class.

For more information, location and to pre-register, please call Margie Krivy at 931-707-1308. Space is limited, so be sure to call early to reserve your seat.


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.


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.

You can still sign up for the second 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 to 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.


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 to 8:30 P.M., that began on September 13, and will be 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.


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.


Stretch and Tone classes have resumed

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.

For further information, call Nan Sharp (931-456-2629).