Vista Gatherings – October 31, 2017

Korean Vets to meet

The Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association will next meet on Wednesday, November 8, starting at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge Drive.

This is strictly a business meeting to tie up loose ends prior to the end of the year.  Guests & prospective members are urged to join us and may obtain additional information from Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

Cmdr Stone advises all members to make their reservations for the annual Christmas Party, which is to take place at noon, on December 6, at the Legends Dining Room in Fairfield Glade.

The fee is $17.50 per plate, tax & tip included.  Choices are either beef or chicken. Members families and guests are invited at the same charge and are to be funded by the member.  We will have a guest speaker and time for usual “friendship” with our fellow membership.

Topics to be covered at this meeting include finalizing the 2017-18 budget, and a reminder of the multitude of Veterans events to take place in and around Veterans Day.  A newly, updated roster will also be available.

The Chapter members once again wish to tell the Cumberland County Community “THANKS” for supporting our efforts to do our bit in the Community.

PPCUG date is set

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, Nov 20 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 is the last meeting this year. There is no December meeting.

This month’s program will be on how to purchase and use audio/ video equipment getting the most appropriate equipment at the best prices.  Presenter will be PPCUG President Steve Rosenstein.

Steve has a background in professional and consumer level audio, TV and home theater products. He has worked in the broadcast industry over decades where he has seen the evolution of professional audio from vinyl transcriptions and reel-to-reel tape to computer based digital sound. He also spent part of his career in retail management selling home electronics.

The program will give insight into how much you need to spend to get satisfactory home equipment; pricing strategy and how to avoid being ripped off.

PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the ommunity 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).

Republicans to gather

The Cumberland County Republican Party are sponsoring a “Great American Thanksgiving Dinner” on November 7 at 6 P.M. at the Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Road, Crossville, Tn 38555.

Tickets are $8.00 in advance (deadline for advanced tickets is November 3). Tickets at the door are $10.

They will have a turkey dinner with all the fixins’. The Republican Ladies are busy making their famous dishes and desserts! This meal, honoring President Trump (doesn’t that sound wonderful), was a such a great success last year  they decided to do it again. This meal will be a wonderful opportunity to visit with all our friends and make new ones.

Call 931-456-4414, 931-265-4491 or 931-248-6998 for tickets.

Piecemakers meeting

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday November 1, at 10 A.M.

All meetings and Sew Ins are held in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

Doors open by 9 A.M. on business meeting day. Be sure to come early to enjoy our library, and sign up for upcoming events and committees.

Everyone is invited.

Members your BOM is due today.

During the business meeting we will have Loretta Yoder who will be teaching us a very special half square triangle technique. You do not want to miss her techniques.

Christmas party sign up for guild members will be available at this meeting. If you are unable to be at the meeting, but wish to attend the Christmas party, please contact Sally Brightman at 931-202-1169.

Celtic Circle Gathering Tuesday, November 7

The next Celtic Circle Gathering will be on Tuesday, November 7 at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville; that’s 1/2 way between Main Street and Peavine Road.

They meet for snacks and casual visiting with each other from 6 to 6:30 P.M., with a relaxed meeting from 6:30 till around 8:00.

Did you know…??  Samhain is the Irish word for November, and tradition has it that November 1 is the original Celtic New Years Day. In fact, there is some indication this ancient Irish holiday is the ancestor of our modern American Halloween celebrations.

You don’t have to have only Scottish, Irish or Welsh ancestry, to join with us…we welcome everyone! There are no membership dues and no meeting attendance requirements. If you’re free on November (Samhain) 7th, come on by.

We are planning to  decorate our Celtic Christmas Tree again this year as part of the Parade of Christmas Trees at the First National Bank in Crossville, and we will be discussing all the details onTuesday night, so, if you love Christmas and decorating for it, please come loaded with ideas.

Any questions?  Contact Barbara at [email protected]

Railroad Club Open Halloween Evening

The Crossville Model Railroad Club will have special hours for Halloween trick or treat at the Crossville Outlet Center Tuesday, Oct. 31.

As part of the Halloween party at the center, the model railroad display will be open normal hours from noon to 4 P.M. then reopen from 6 to 8 P.M. There will be candy for the kids, special decorations and the “Spookytown Carnival” will be in operation. And, of course, trains will be running.

Located in suite 109 next to Subway, the club’s 4,500 square foot display of operating model railroads in G,O,HO,N and Z scales is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 4 P.M. and Saturday from 11 A.M. to 4 P.M. Admission is free.

Kinseekers to Discuss the Melungeons Nov. 2

The Kinseekers will meet on Thursday, November 2 from 1 to 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church in Fairfield Glade.  Park in the sanctuary side parking lot and use that side entrance door.

The subject will be, “Who are the Melungeons?”  What?  Who?  Never heard of them?  You are not alone, however, they aren’t revealing any clues in this article; if you want the mystery answered, you’ll have to join us on the 2nd as their own Holy Clark explains all about ‘The Melungeons.’

You don’t have to be a member to attend, please come the first time as their guest, then if you like it, the dues are only $10 a year. Any questions?  Contact [email protected]/

Veteran’s Day plans released at Fairgrounds

On Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, the community is invited to special activities at the Community Complex & Fairground, from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M., hosted by the Veterans Service Office and Crossville Christian School.

There will be formal presentations honoring our veterans, who have so selflessly served our country, and there will also be fun family activities for all ages.

And, no one will go away hungry, as the finest BBQ and grilled dishes in the region will be offered by contestants in the “Veterans Day BBQ Throwdown”.

Live bands will entertain with bluegrass and other music; children’s activities include hayrides, Greased Pig, Bounce House, face painting, Kids Tractor Pull, Kiss the Pig, and Miss Cutie Pie contest; Car Smash, Pugil Joust and Gladiator for teens; artisan and craft demonstrations and sales, and the Amazing Cake & Pie auction for adults.

The formal military ceremony will occur at noon, in conjunction with the Cumberland County Community Ensemble providing patriotic music during the formal ceremony.

Admission to the event is free; tickets for food and fairground activities of $2 and $3 will be available starting at 10 A.M. when gates open.

Further information is posted on Facebook at VetDayBBQThrowdown, or all call (931) 787-2230.  Proceeds from the event will support the Veterans Service Office and the school.

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 Nov. 9.  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.

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

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.

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]

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.

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.

iYou 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