Vista Gatherings – September 10, 2013

Light N’ Lively Dance set for Sept. 13

Light “N” Lively Dance Club will kick off the 2013-14th season on Friday Sept. 13.

Friday the 13th — what better day to begin the new season. The theme will be  “Dancing with the Stars” of Fairfield Glade. The music will be presented by D J Garrison. The evening is a black tie event for all who wish to dress for the occasion.

Dancing will begin at 7 P.M. at the Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Dr.

Music will last until 10 P.M. Members welcome time share guests  and residents from the area  to come and enjoy a relax filled evening of music, dance and friendship.

The cost is $10 a couple or $5 for a single. This is a BYOD event, water and ice are provided. Dessert and coffee will be served. The host couples for the evening are Jim and Jenny Lamb (484-5991) and Ken and Grace Schrader (456-0777). Please call if you have any questions.


Korean vets to meet

The hottest gang in town, the KOREAN WAR VETS, will meet at 1 P.M., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge.

Questions can be answered by calling Cmdr. Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.


Fashions from “Yesterday and Today” slated

What a theme!  What a thrill to see models in fashions from “YESTERDAY” and “TODAY!”   The Fairfield Glade Community Church Women’s Fellowship invites you to attend their exciting fashion show on Sept. 18.

The morning will start at 9:30 A.M. when the doors open, followed by a complimentary mini-brunch. The style show begins at 10 A.M.

There will be lovely music throughout the show.  Random drawing door prizes will be awarded.  You’ll love the trip down memory lane as models show off some of the styles from decade(s) ago that mom, grandmom, or great-grandmomused to wear.

But that’s not all!  Fast forward to today – to Autumn– and pick your favorite fashion-forward outfit.

Belk of Turkey Creek is dressing models in luncheon, cruise, and party attire.

The optional donation – $5 at the door to support local missions.  For more information – call Judie Kleinfelt at 456-1568.


Golf spots going fast

The P.O.E.T.S. Golf Club of Fairfield Glade would like to remind all golfers that the Fall invitational is being held on October 10th, 11th, and 12th at the Heatherhurst golf courses.

The field is limited to 56 teams and currently only 16 posts remain open.

The final date of acceptance of entries has been set as September 22.

Visit the P.O.E.T.S. website for additional information ( or call Howard Swan, Tournament Director at 456-0939 any evening.

Entry forms are also available at Druid Hill golf course and Heatherhurst golf course.


Celtic picnic scheduled

The newly organized Celtic Society will host a potluck picnic at Robin Hood Park on Thursday, September 12.

For more information about these Americans celebrating their Celtic heritage-Scots, Irish, Welsh, contact [email protected]


Monthenders Bowling League begins Sep. 29

The Monthenders Bowling League will begin their 2013-14 season on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Plateau Lanes.

Currently, the league is in need of new teams. These teams must consist of two men and two women. Any person that is interested in joining the league should contact Bob Olds at 931-707-7980 as soon as possible.

A short meeting will be held at 1 P.M. on September 29 prior to bowling so that league rules and other items can be discussed and voted on.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Olds, 931-707-7980.


CPAP Group to meet

The September Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Support Group meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 P.M.. in the Cumberland Medical Center Conference Center – Room C.

Ben Steele, BS, RPSGT Clinical Specialist with Philips Respironics Home Healthcare Solutions will be the guest speaker of the evening.  This meeting is open to the public and is free.

For more info, contact Cyndy Whitson, Support Group Coordinator, at 931-459-7249.


The Elks offering Tacos and More Night

The Elks Lodge will host a Tacos and More Night on Sept. 20 from 5-7 P.M.

The Elks Lodge is serving up homemade beef tacos and burritos and taco salads . You can buy two tacos, one burrito with refried beans or a taco salad for $3.50.

They do carry outs, so if you want an order to go, just call them and they’ll have it ready for you to pick up.

• The Elks will host its Angel Tree Dinner Show —  “Night at the Copa”  — on Oct. 4 & 5.

The cost is $12 per person, prepaid tickets only. The show begins promptly at 5 P.M.

Dinner will be served during intermission.

Menu is roasted pork loin, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, gravy, veggie and dessert.

The “Elk Performers” are at it again, doing another skit to support the Angel Tree Christmas program at the Elks Lodge. You will see performances from Barry Manalow, Tom Jones, Sonny & Cher and more.

Tickets are now available at the Lodge.

• The Ellks will host a 50’s Sock Hop on Sept. 14 featuring music by Frank Byers.

Dinner is from 5 to 6 P.M. and the dance is from 6 to 9 P.M.

The cost is $10 per person. Dress in your favorite 50’s outfit if you like and join us for a fun night of dancing. Call the lodge and put you name on the reservation list ASAP!


Mark your calendars!  

Fairfield Glade Crafters are holding their Annual Fall and Christmas sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-19.

Come visit and pick a few items to decorate your home or gifts for the holiday season. The sale will be held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on 231 Westchester Drive.


Ramsey to discuss planning financially

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 22 at 6 P.M., Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University 9-week course that teaches God’s way of handling money will be held at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 130 Towne Centre Way.

This isn’t your typical “money class.”  Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining and fun!

Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or you’re a millionaire, FPU has something for you.  FPU is based on more than 800 verses of Scripture and is a proven plan that will work for you.

These classes can show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more.

There is a $100 cost for the course, but limited scholarships and payment options are available.

To sign up for the course, please contact the church at 484-6927.

For questions about the course itself, please contact Phil Gover @ 200-6096.


Time for Paws looking for items for store

A Time 4 Paws No Kill animal welfare organization is looking for lightly used items such as household electronics, clothing, furniture, toys, sports/health equipment etc., to be donated for their new thrift store opening Sept. 23.

All donations are tax deductible and may be dropped off at 463 Old Jamestown Hwy (Adoption Center) until further notice and 100% of profits benefit their animals and their many programs.

Volunteers are welcome. Call 456-6906 for large item pick-up. Visit  for more info.


Is Someone you care for affected by 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., beginning on Sept. 18 and ending on Nov. 6.

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.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Cumberland Plateau that provides the practical and emotional support you need as a caretaker of someone with a mental illness or disorder.

To register call John and Denise Ranger at (931) 707-0283


It’s Deer Season for Young Artists 

There will be a series of three drawing classes at the Shanks Center, Tuesday Sept. 10, Thursday Sept. 12, Tuesday Sept. 17. Instructor Ralph Hofknecht.

Cost each class $15. Register: 931-787-1936 or on location 140 N. Main Street, Crossville TN.


Wags and Whiskers golf outing slated

The 10th annual Sally Schrader Golf Outing to benefit Wags And Whiskers will be played on the Crag course at Heatherhurst on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Please help Wags And Whiskers raise funds to continue mission to reduce the intake rate of unwanted cats and dogs in our community. WAW provides spay/neuter education, facilitation and financial aid. WAW’s goal is to facilitate 1,210 surgeries in 2013.


Wanted: Crafters

Vendors are needed for a two-day Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club.

It is open to all and will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday Oct. 11, from 9 A.M. till 4 P.M. 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 for both days.

Set up for the event will be from 7 to 9 A.M. on day of show.

For further information and an application, contact Johanna Wentworth at 931-456-8590 or [email protected]


Craft show scheduled

Crafters and Shoppers alike, mark your calendars for October 10 and 11,  for the First Annual Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club.

It is open to all and will be held on Thursday and Friday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Community Complex at the Fairgrounds. For more info call 931-456-8590.


Golfers wanted

Looking for men golfers from the Northeast to form a small golf group next season. Please email your contact info to: [email protected] I will then email info about formats, etc. (9-10)


Be Italian For A Night

On Saturday, September 21,  everyone in the Crossville area is being invited to join the folks at Fellowship Baptist Church, “The Church That’s Family”, and “Be Italian for A Night.”

Enjoy a delicious home-style Spaghetti & Meatballs Dinner and delightful guitar music provided by Bob Bourne and Tony Zarola, as you fellowship with your friends and neighbors. Fellowship Baptist is located at 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

The meal will consist of Spaghetti with meatballs and sauce, tossed salad, garlic toast (or regular grilled toast for those who can’t “do” garlic), desserts, water, coffee, tea and soft drinks … all for only $6 a person, with no charge for children under 6.

Paid reservations are needed by Wednesday, September 18 at 6 P.M. Call the church office at 931-456-2525. If no answer, please leave your name and phone number, you will receive a return call.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services building located at 7014 Peavine Road on September 9 & 23 from 9 A.M. to 12 noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions. SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Medicare Class set

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting classes for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on September 25 from 1 P.M. until 4 P.M. at Art Circle Library in Crossville.

The class 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 reserve a seat for the class, please call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044.


Porsche group meets

The UC Porsche Enthusiasts will meet for a day trip, starting with breakfast at the new European Coffee House in Monterey (exit north #300-next to Hardee’s) on Saturday, September 14 at 8:30 A.M.

Cars will caravan to the Holly Ridge Winery and Vineyard in Livingston for a tasting and tour. Then, it’s on to Jamestown and the Highland Manor Winery for more tasting and touring. After the wineries, there’s an optional stop at the General Store on Hwy 127 to shop or eat lunch at their 50s-style diner.

Call Keith at 931-456-8322 or email [email protected] No dues or officers, not a formal club-just fun, food, enjoying each others’ company and driving; comparing notes, advice, and information and, of course, cars.

Please RSVP by phone or email so that we can give a tally to the coffeehouse a few days before. If you are coming from Fairfield Glade, we will meet at the Peavine Food City before leaving for Monterey at 8 A.M.


PC Users meet Sept. 16

The Plateau PC Users Group will meet Monday Sept 16, at the 127 South Senior Center at 6 P.M.

The program for September will be presented by member Bonnie Parrish, who will discuss gadgets and apps for tablets. She will also discuss where to find the apps and how to down load them to your tablets or phones.

The meeting begins with questions/answers at 6 P.M.  The Q/A session is followed by a short business meeting, with the main presentation beginning at 7 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 Rosenberg, president, at 931-742-0151 (9 AM-9 PM, only please)


Apple Festival coming

The 10th Annual Homesteads Apple Festival is slated for Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M., and Sunday, Sept. 22, noon to 4 P.M. at the Homesteads Tower Museum grounds at the Junction of Highways 127 S and 68 in Crossville.

There will be live music from the pavilion both days with country and bluegrass on Saturday and a focus on gospel on Sunday, food offerings including BBQ, chicken, hot dogs and hamburgers, beans and cornbread, baked goods to enjoy on site or take home.

Apples will be available by the bushel or by the peck, in fried pies, as caramel apples, and in baked goods.

Vendors will also be selling specialty food items. Vendors of fine handmade crafts and authors of original works will be on hand selling their creations and literary works.

The museum will be open for all those attending the festival to learn more about the history of the Homesteads.

Activities for children make this a family friendly event! For more information, visit the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association website at or call the Tower Museum at 931-456-9663.