Vista Gatherings – October 9, 2012

Wanted: vendors 

Vendors are needed for a one-day Holiday Craft Show sponsored by Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club to be held on Saturday, October 20, at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville..

All items must be handmade.  Spaces are located in heated hall and are approximately 6’ x 8’.

Electricity is available to a limited number of spaces and one 8’ table and 2 chairs will be provided for each space.  Cost per vendor booth is $30.

Set up for the event will be from 6:30 A.M. to 8A.M. on day of show.  For further information, contact Johanna Wentworth at 931-456-8590 or [email protected]


Light ‘N Lively dance scheduled for Oct. 26

The Light “N” Lively Dance Club will meet on October 26, 2012 at the Multi-Purpose room on Lakeview Dr., Fairfield Glade.  The committee would like this to be a very scary event, so wear your costumes and share in the fun.

The music for the evening is provided by Frank Byars. The tunes begin at 7 P.M. and end at 10 P.M.

As always this is a BYOB event with water, ice, coffee and dessert provided by the club, please feel free to bring your own snacks.

Guests and time share members are most welcome. The cost for the evening is $10 per couple or $5 for singles.

The host couples for the evening are Jim and Jenny Lamb (931-484-5991) and Tom and Anne Marano (931-787-2192).


Second Annual FFG Community Church Trunk & Treasure Sale

Mark your calendar for October 18 & 19, (from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M.), and October 20  (8 A.M. to 12 P.M.)., for Second Annual Fairfield Glade Community Church’s Trunk and Treasure Sale.

On the last day they will feature a bag of clothes for $2 along with other specials.We offer a wide variety of merchandise — Clothes, household items, holiday decorations, jewelry, books, sporting equipment, furmiture, and tools, etc.

They will again have the Holy Roller’s Bake Sale featuring mouth-watering pies, cakes and cookies. You can either buy them  to take home or by individual serving and eat inside. They will also be offering a lunch consisting of a hot dog, chips, and soft drink. The dogs will be cooked by the legendary gourmet “Big Jim Stielow”.


11th Annual Stamping on the Plateau Workshop

Attention all you little elves – the annual Stamping on the Plateau Christmas Workshop is even better this year with lots of new ideas, door prizes, snacks,etc. The workshop will be heldon October 26 and 27.

The schedule is: Friday, Oct. 25 at 9 A.M. or 1:30 P.M. and Saturday, Oct. 27 at 10 A.M. Carol Heath, Cindy Mayer, and Theresa Wagner will help you make some beautiful and unique items. Be sure and get your reservation and/or pre-payment in by October 15 to ensue yourself a seat.

The price is still $20 per person. Please pay by cash, check or through PayPal.  You may contact Brenda Preuss (931-456-6648) or e-mail her at; [email protected] with any questions. Checkout her website at: It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


Sally Schrader Memorial golf outing set

The Sally Schrader Memorial golf outing fundraiser will be Saturday, October 20, at the Heatherhurst Brae Course, with a 9 A.M. shotgun start. The format is a four-person scramble.

Teams may be all men, all women or mixed.  There will be two flights (determined after play), with $260 going to the first place-team and $160 to the second-place team. There will be a chance for four players to putt for a $1,000 prize.

This event benefits the Community Spay / Neuter program of Wags and Whiskers which assisted in 1,286 of these procedures in 2012, thereby significantly reducing the number of unwanted dogs and cats in our community.

The entry fee is $260 per team or $65 per player, which includes green fee, cart, morning coffee, bananas, lunch and door prizes.

Please call in your team to the Fairfield Glade Central Tee Time, at 931-484-3729, as soon as possible, as the tournament will fill up quickly. If you can’t play, please consider being a sponsor for $30 and receive a recognition sign on the course, please call Ken at 931-456-0777.


Garden Club Meeting moved to Oct. 24

The October meeting of the Fairfield Glade Garden Club has been moved to October 24. Please make a note of it, if you are planning to attend. This month’s guest speaker will be Art Landrigan from Arcy Acres. He owns and operates a 74 acre farm on the southern edge of the Cumberland Plateau.

The farm has grown in recent years from a ‘Choose & Cut’ Christmas tree farm to a nearly year round Agritourism operation.

The farm expanded its operations to include a nursery and garden center facility offering a wide variety of trees, plants, flowers and vegetables. Art will be sharing his expertise on the “Use and Care of Evergreens, Christmas Trees and Shrubs”.

The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 24 from 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. (doors open at 9 A.M.) at the Fairfield Glade Community Church at 521 Snead.

The Club welcomes anyone interested in gardening to attend our meetings which is normally held on the third Wednesday of each month. If you are interested in joining, membership is only $15 per year.

For more information, contact Margaret Brant 931-484-9747.


Program: Computers and Digital Photography

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday, Oct. 15 at the 127 South Senior Center, located at 1460 South Main Street in Crossville. NOTE  NEW Meeting time for WINTER is 3 P.M.

Basil Grussing of the PPCUG Photography SIG (Special Interest Group) will discuss how changes in computer processing speeds and the cost of storage have impacted digital photography.

He will also cover how the Adobe Lightroom program works as an image catalog system and the tools it provides to improve/change the original image the camera produced. If there is time/interest he will also briefly cover how the Topez Labs software suite for photographers can be used as a creative photo enhancement tool.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 3 P.M.  (NOTE WINTER MEETING TIME).

The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation/program/speaker beginning at 4 P.M.

The Plateau PC Users Group meets the third Monday of the month at the 127 South Senior Center. PPCUG is dedicated to helping its members and the community better enjoy the use of personal computers.

Visitors are always welcome at our meetings and there is no charge for attendance.  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 A.M. – 9 P.M., only please).


Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild meets Oct. 19

Gyleen X. Fitzgerald, nationally known quilter of “Colourful Stitches,” headlines the October 19 meeting of the Fantastic quilters and their guests with an informational talk and trunk showing of her work.

The group meets monthly from 9 to 11:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

Fitzgerald was born in Philadelphia, PA but grew up in Taiwan and Japan. During her formative years in the Far East she developed her love for simplistic artistry. S

he began needlework at age 4, and in 1981 began her pursuit of artistic expression in drawing and quilt making. Her quilts blend color, pattern, and texture to provide a contemporary spin on traditional quilting.

Her six published books include quilt patterns, Haiku poetry, and works for children.

She has also designed tools specific to achieving the colorful results she seeks and shares her tools and techniques through workshops and lectures. She holds a bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and opened her website, Colourful Stitches, in 1999. For Gyleen, quilting is the passion which colors her world.

Please note: since this lecture and trunk show is a Fantastic Guild member supported event, a fee of $5 will be charged at the door to anyone who is not a current member of the Fantastic Quilt Guild.

The meeting will begin with the usual business portion and will conclude with member show and tell.  The fat quarter color for the month of October is “earth-tone”.

The purpose of the Fantastic Quilt Guild is to further the art of quilting through education, sharing, service, preservation, and social camaraderie.  Guests are always welcomed. For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild President Sharon O’Shea at 931-484-3165.


House of Hope Benefit Concert slated for Oct. 20

This is to let you know about a concert to benefit the House of Hope. Brian Arnold Ministries will be coming to Crossville on October 20 to Stone Memorial High School  for two shows. One at 2 P.M. and 7 P.M.

The “Faith, Family and Freedom Concert”  will consist of many different music genres such as, Country, Gospel, Patriotic, and the Oldies. Brian Arnold is America’s Favorite one Handed Pianist and this show has something for everyone!

His group includes Kelsey Rae Keeton (Country Songbird), Kerrigan Brianne, a 16 year old singer/songwriter, and David Fountain,  Master of Ceremonies Extraordinaire.

Please take the time to read his biography below and look at his web-site

Tickets are on sale at Threads of Hope Thrift Store at 230 Woodmere Mall or you may call 931-707-2273, and they accept credit and debit cards.  Tickets are $10. Group rates for 20 or more. Sponsorships for business’ are available for $100 with 10 free tickets and $250 with free 15 tickets and ads in the program book.

Note: Brian is also looking for a church to perform at on Sunday the 21st in lieu of a love offering since the concert is to benefit the House of Hope.


Coin Club to Meet 

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, October 9 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 (931-337-1247) for information.


Medicare Class slated

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting class for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on October 26th from 1 to 4 P.M. at the Art Circle Library in Crossville.

Classes will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.

SHIP is a federally funded program administered locally through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability and provides free and objective counseling to all Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers.

To enroll in the class, please call SHIP at                       1-877-801-0044.


Volunteers needed

House of Hope and Threads of Hope Thrift Store is recruiting volunteers for its Potluck at Cumberland Mountain State Park Rec Hall by the pool on Saturday, October 6. Guests will eat at 11:30 A.M.

Bring a friend and and a side dish to share.  Please RSVP, Denise Melton at 931-707-2273 or [email protected]


Youth Villages seeking foster parents

Youth Villages is looking for caring people in Crossville and the surrounding counties to become foster parents to children who have suffered abuse, neglect, abandonment or other issues and need a home.

These children need families who will care for them until they can return to their birth families or an adoptive family is found for them.

Candidates should be single or married adults over the age of 25 and living in the Cumberland County area who are interested in becoming foster or adoptive parents. Training classes will begin in October.

For more information about upcoming training classes or how you can change the life of a child, contact Matthew Clement, foster parent recruiter at 931-525-6905 or [email protected]


Free Medicare Part D help being offered

SHIP Representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at Fairfield Glade Resident Services in the Elk Valley Health Services Building located at 7014 Peavine Road on October 15, 22 and 29 to help compare and counsel on Medicare Part D plans for 2013.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or for more information. Annual Enrollment Period for 2013 is from October 15 until December 7.


Make a bid for a car

Fairfield Glade Community Club is accepting sealed bids for a 2004 Chevy Impala. Sealed bids must be sent to Pat Davis at P. O. Box 2000, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558 or hand delivered to the Fairfield Glade Community Club Administration Building at 7827 Peavine Road.

Bids will be accepted until 5 P.M. on Monday, October 15.  This equipment may be inspected at the Community Club Vehicle Maintenance Garage at 107 Maintenance Blvd. in Fairfield Glade, Monday – Friday, 7:30 A.M. – 3 P.M. If you have questions, please call Randy Hoover at 931-484-3785.

Fairfield Glade Community Club reserves the right to reject any and all bids, to waive any informality in bidding, or to accept any bid deemed to be in the Community Club’s best interest.


Korean vets meet

Wednesday, October 14, is the next regular business meeting of Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association.

Meeting starts at 1 P.M. sharp, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge. For additional information or driving directions feel free to contact Cmdr Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.

Veterans and retired military personnel of any time period and their spouses are invited to attend this meeting. The meeting will kick off with an informative program dealing with the United States Medal of Honor.

Joe Thompson and Grant McDermott will host the informative program and discuss the Medal of Honor Convention to be held in Knoxville in October 2014.

Updates of the Chapter’s activities will be included—especially the Christmas luncheon at Legions on Wednesday, December 5.  It would be a real treat to see as many members and their wives or families as possible. Reservations and payments are required to be made by November 14.


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.


Fall Craft Sale and Soup Lunch scheduled

The Dorton UMC Women’s Circle is holding a fall craft sale Wednesday, October 10 from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.

Various soups and desserts will be available to dine in or take-out. Location is Dorton UMC, 3405 HY 70E, one mile East of Peavine Rd.


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 2nd 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.


Annual Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt slated for Oct. 13

It’s that time again for the annual Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt. It will be held on Saturday, October 13.

There is a maximum of 20 cars allowed, with four persons per car. Each car will receive a set of rules with a brief explanation of how the treasure hunt will be conducted.

There will be 10 clues handed out at the beginning of the hunt and each clue will lead to a certain location within the Glade.

The last clue will take you to your final destination where there will be food and prizes. Participants should bring with them the following items; a Fairfield Glade map, flashlights, pencils, clipboards, cell phone, almanac, and a Fairfield Glade phone directory. Starting point is Druid Hills parking lot (golf lot) at 5:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 13 (spooky, huh?).

The cost is $13 per car and prizes will be paid according to number of cars.  Contact Diana/John Levesque (931-200-9170), 145 Trentwood Drive, FFG or Bob/Carol Heath (931-510-6361), 150 Trentwood Drive, Fairfield Glade.

Payment must be in by October 5 (either mail-in or drop it off at our home). Don’t forget to let them know the names of your team members.


New England Picnic set Oct. 13

A picnic for New Englanders will take place on Oct. 13 at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Pavilion. The festivities will begin 4 P.M. with a social mixer and continue until 7 P.M.

The picnic will be a true Pot Luck of your favorite New England Dish to share. Our designated charity will be Bread of Life; bring a non-perishable food item to be donated.

Please fill out the following form and submit your check to Jane Tavernier by October 1,. For more information call Jane Tavernier at 484-6863 or Michelle Cooke at 287-0456.


Lifetime Learning Project holds Classes

Do you have a desire to learn to sketch?  Make plans to attend “Basic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (pencil sketching)” by Larry Harrington. His classes will be Oct. 19, and 26 from 9 to 10 A.M.  Class limit: 20. Participants will need to purchase some supplies found listed in the Lifetime Learning Brochure available in the churches and various other locations.

If you have had a desire to begin “Stamping” or to broaden your knowledge of this art, then plan to take this class Sept. 21 or Oct. 5 from 1 to 3:30 P.M. where you will learn all levels and techniques of card-making. Class limit: 12. Extra fee: $5.


AARP course set

If you live in Pleasant Hill, then call (931) 456-1994 to register for the AARP Safe Drivers Course.

Folks at the Uplands Retirement Village has requested this course be given to all Pleasant Hill area residents.

The course is scheduled 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. on Thursday October 18 and from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Friday on October 19. It is an 8 hour course. Pre-registration is required.

The cost of the course for AARP members is $12 and for non-members $14. A work handbook is provided for student retention. Please call now.


Worldwide Photo Walk set

Scott Kelby Announces the Fifth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk — the large global social event for photographers — and local photographer, Denise Brinkley is helping Crossville and Cumberland County take part in this worldwide event.

Brinkley is organizing a Photo Walk in downtown, Crossville on October 13 at 11 A.M..

For more information, visit, where you can also sign up to participate in the Photo Walk.


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 – 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.


Stretch and Tone classes set to resume

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. Participants are asked to bring a large hand towel and their own weights, if possible. A limited number of 2, 3 & 5 lb. weights will be available for those who do not have them. It is not necessary to sign up ahead of time. For further information, call Nan Sharp (931-456-2629).


Save the Date!

Remember this date and time: October 26 from 4:30 till 9 P.M.

That’s when Fairfield Glade Rotary Club will present its 22nd Annual Benefit Auction and Casino Night.


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.