Vista Gatherings – September 11, 2012

Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will hold their regular monthly meeting on September 13 at 4:30 at the Republicans Headquarters. Please be there as we will be finalizing preparations for our picnic in October and the craft show at Fairfield Glade. We will also present the new slate of officers for 2013. You ideas and suggestions are very important to the Club so bring a friend or two and come on out !


New England States Picnic October 13 at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Pavilion

Calling all New Englanders!  Mark your calendars for October 13 and get ready for meeting old friends, making new friends and having lots of fun. 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, 2012 For additional information call Jane Tavernier 931-484-6863

Michelle Cooke 931-287-0456.



Avalon Center will be selling Hardy Mums on Saturday, September 15. at 1st National Bank in Crossville and Robin Hood Park in Fairfield Glade. Various colors will be available at $10 per plant. Time is from 9 A.M. until all plants are sold. All proceeds go to support various Avalon projects.

If you have questions please call Luanne at 931-261-3561


Commodity Distribution

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency (UCHRA) will hold a commodities distribution for Cumberland County, Tuesday September 18, 2012 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.

The Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency 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.


Scott Kelby Announces the Fifth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk

The Largest Global Social Event for Photographers

On Saturday, October 13 the whole world will be walking again with  HYPERLINK “” Scott Kelby, president of the  HYPERLINK “” National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and #1 bestselling technology and photography book author, in his  HYPERLINK “” Fifth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk™ — the world’s largest global social photography event in the history of photography.

Added to this year’s event is a special  HYPERLINK “” G+ page for the Photo Walk. The Google+ platform will help people connect more easily across the globe, share images, and possibly host a hang out or two sharing some of their Photo Walk experiences. Each year the event gets bigger and bigger, and we anticipate that this year’s Photo Walk will be one of our biggest events.


Local photographer, Denise Brinkley is helping Crossville and Cumberland County take part in this worldwide event by organizing a Photo Walk at / in Downtown, Crossville on October 13, 2012 at 11 A.M. For more information, visit, where you can also sign up to participate in the Photo Walk.


Tea Party to show movie “A More Perfect Union”

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Palace Theater on Monday, September 17 at 6 P.M. (doors open at 5:30) Seating limited to the first 300 people. In celebration of Constitution Day, the free movie, “A More Perfect Union” will be shown. The film is especially appropriate for elementary and high school students. Filmed on location at Independence Hall and Williamsburg, Virginia, the film depicts events  surrounding creation of the United States Constitution, focusing mainly on James Madison, the person who wrote most of the document.

After General George Washington defeated British General Cornwallis at Yorktown, Virginia, and the War was winding down, it became clear to some that the Articles of Confederation were inadequate to address the needs of the fledging Republic.  James Madison was foremost in this movement but was opposed by those who feared a strong central government.  Madison eventually accepted the comprises necessary to their concerns.  The film highlights the basis for these compromises.

The Cumberland County Tea Party is not part of any political party.  It is a diverse movement of like-minded citizens who believe in limited  government as ordained in the Constitution of the United States, particularly the first, second and tenth amendments.  Its purpose is to attract, educate, organize, and mobilize our fellow citizens to secure policies consistent with our core values of fiscal responsibility and free markets. For more information on the Tea Party, log on to  HYPERLINK “”


Hispanic Heritage Festival in Crossville

On September 22 from 3 P.M. to 8 P.M., in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Hispanic community of Cumberland County will present a Hispanic Heritage Festival at the National Guard Amory in Crossville. The festival is the means to share with the people of Cumberland County the rich authentic heritage of the Hispanic form of dance, food, music and children’s activities. Please come and bring a friend to sample all or some of the scheduled activities to enjoy and learn more about Hispanic culture.

The evening begins at 3 P.M. with a performance by the Aztec Dancers Dance Group from Nashville. The festive costumes of the Aztec Dances, their dance movements and music will amaze you. At 4 P.M. for a minimum donation of $5 per plate, authentic Hispanic food will be provided.  The authentic Hispanic food items are provided by all of the Hispanic restaurants in Crossville. When a plate is purchased, it can be used to sample the food from any or all of the following restaurants: Cancun, HerbaLife, La Costa, Las Margaritas, Le Sirena, Mexico Lindo, Victor’s, and Vidal Jamaican Cuisine. At 5pm and throughout the day there will be Hispanic activities for the children and a presentation entitled “Welcoming the Immigrant”. From 6pm to 8pm there will be Hispanic music and dance from a sound system provided by Star Recording.

Certainly many have eaten Hispanic Cuisine and enjoyed the rhythms of Hispanic music and dance. The Hispanic Heritage Festival is an opportunity to enjoy all of these in one place and thereby have a better understanding and appreciation for the Hispanic culture.


Breakfast At The Elks 

September 16, 2012

Serving 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

Why not treat yourselves to our hearty breakfast?

We have a tasty breakfast bar with, bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, country gravy, potatoes, chipped creamed beef and biscuits.  Also available are made to order omelets with all the fixings. Swedish pancakes for the asking with several sweet topping to choose from.  And on our refreshment table we offer, orange juice, fruit, coffee or tea.  This all-inclusive breakfast is just $10 per adult including sales tax and $5 for children 8 years and under.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and their guests and is located at 1145 Genesis Road .  This is about a mile south of I-40.  Parking is limited so please car pool if you can.  Membership in the Elks Lodge is opened to males and females aged 21 and over who are American citizens and believe in God. Please call 931-484-0150 if you would like additional information. The Lodge is open from 12 noon until 9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Elks “All-you-can-eat”

Friday Fish Fry  September 14, 2012

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on September 14 from 4-7. For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert.  For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God.  If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge,

call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.    Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated. .

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Fundraiser Sock Hop at the Elks Lodge

September 15, 2012

Help us raise funds to support our local Veterans Office in Crossville by putting on your favorite 50’s outfit (or not) and come to the Elk’s Sock Hop for a fun filled night of dancing to your favorite oldies.

Dinner 5-6 P.M. Dancing 6-9 P.M. featuring Frank Byers

Menu is: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and dessert for $10

As a special surprise, “Elvis” will be making a special appearance singing …Are you lonesome tonight

Remember, all proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the local veterans office in Crossville Tennessee

Call the lodge at 931-484-0150 to make your reservations today!


Picnic scheduled

One Step Beyond will host a picnic on Sunday, September 23, at 2 P.M. at Robin Hood Park, located on the corners of Peavine and Snead Roads in Fairfield Glade.

The cost is $4.50 per person, pre-paid, plus bring a dish to pass.  Checks, made payable to One Step Beyond, must be in by Saturday, September 15, and mailed to Mary Greenwood, 2698 Dunbar Rd., Crossville, 38572.

If you do not wish to pre-pay, cost at the picnic will be $6 plus a dish to pass. Bar-b-que, paper goods, and beverages will be provided or bring what you wish to drink.

For information on our group, please call Carolyn Oshry at 788-1155.


Light N’Lively Dance set for Sept. 28

The first dance for the Light “N” Lively Dance Club kicks into gear on September 28 at 7 P.M. until 10 P.M. at the Multi-purpose room on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.

The theme for the evening is ViVa Las Vegas. There could be many reasons for that theme, you may be a fan of Elvis or a gambler or simply stating that living here in the “Glade” is like hitting the “jackpot”!

We are a fun group and invite guests and timeshare members to join us for an evening of music provided by Dennis Long.

The costs is $10 for couples or $5 for singles.

This is a BYOB, the club provides ice , coffee and dessert. Please feel free to bring snacks of your choice.

The Host couples for September are Shirley and Bill Elzer (931-707-5506) and Barb and Ernie Kalmar (931-707-1892)


Korean Vets meet Sept. 12

The Plateau Chapter #297, Korean War Veterans Association,  will meet next on Wednesday, September 12, l P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge.

Wear your uniform if you have it!  Bring several or more cans/packages of non-perishable food products, which will be donated to the Office of the Cumberland County Veterans Service Officer.

Honorable discharged and retired military personnel are always welcome to sit in on these meetings.  We are available and knowledgeable of information concerning veterans benefits, Honor Air Flights to Washington D.C., the South Korea Return Visit Program, awards benefits, etc., and can help!

Subjects on the agenda include an explanation of an amendment to the Chapter Bilaws, the annual Christmas party, and a group trip early next year to Ft. Campbell.


Festival to be held

The 12th Annual Clinch River Antiques Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, in Historic Downtown Clinton.

The Antique Street Festival will take place Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and 80-plus antique and artisans will be there.

There will also be antique appraisers, shopping, food and live entertainment.

The Kick Off Party will be held on Oct. 12 from 6 to 9 P.M.

For more information: 865-457-2559 or visit:


Elks has prime rib Friday

The Elks are offering a very generous portion of prime rib with au jus and horsy sauce plus your choice of baked or mashed potatoes, veggie and dessert all for $14 per person

Serving is from 5-7 P.M. To make reservations, call the Lodge at 931-484-0150 between the hours of 12 to 9 P.M., Monday through Saturday.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests. If you are 21 or over, an American citizen, believe in God and are interested in the Elks organization. Call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150.

Free lunch at Plateau Arts Festival in Sept.

    Mark on your calendar the dates of September 14 and 15 (9 A.M – 3 P.M.) for the Plateau Arts Festival, located at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine) in Fairfield Glade.

Enjoy the fine art displays of  Tennessee’s artists — paintings galore, photography, pottery, jewelry, basket weaving,  homemade bread and scrumptious bakery made by Cumberland County’s chefs and bakers in residence.

In appreciation for your attendance to the Festival, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is providing a free lunch for visitors.  Donations to the Art Guild will be appreciated.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy music by Gene Brown and the Cumberland Mountain Boys.

For more information call 931-707-7249 and visit their website:


Fundraiser Sock Hop at the Elks Lodge

The Elks Lodge will host a Sock Hop as a fundraiser on September 15, in support for our local Veterans Office in Crossville.

Put on your favorite 50’s outfit (or not) and come to the Elks’ Sock Hop for a fun filled night of dancing to your favorite oldies.

Dinner will be servced from 5 to 6 P.M. with dancing from 6 to 9 P.M., featuring Frank Byers.

The menu is: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and dessert for $10.

As a special surprise, “Elvis” will be making a special appearance singing …”Are You Lonesome Tonight”.

Remember, all proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the local veterans office in Crossville, Tennessee.

Call the lodge at 484-0150 to make your reservations today!


Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild meet

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday September 5, at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

The Opportunity Quilt Drawing will be done during this meeting. Come early and see Lois Miller before the meeting  if you don’t have your tickets for this wonderful hand painted quilt.

Our Trunk Show will be presented by Fran Sargent, Owner of Quilter’s Attic in Goodlettsville, TN.  Following the meeting, Fran will be teaching a class on “Lil Twister.”

To attend this class, you must be pre-registered. Call Wynnell Busch at 931-456-2673 to reserve your place in this class, or to obtain details and information. Everyone is welcome.


Wags and Whiskers to hold a yard sale

Wags and Whiskers will hold a yard sale on September 22, in front of the Save a Lot store in Crossville.

Donations of just about anything except clothes are appreciated. Call 931-788-2201 to locate drop off locations or arrange for pickup of large items. A

ll proceeds will help fund spay/neuter of dogs and cats in our community.


Meeting may increase your business contacts

Increase your business connections through Enduring Entrepreneurs. The group will be holding a meet and greet open house on Sept. 11 from 5 to 7 P.M.

Meet members and explore how these opportunities can benefit your business. The event will be held at  A-Z Printing, 208 Woodmere Mall. Contact Connie Price for more info at 931-287-0123.


Dog Park Pizza Party

On Wednesday, September 12, members and friends of the Fairfield Glade Dog Park will hold a Pizza Party at Robin Hood Park.

The cost of $10 will include assorted pizzas, salad, dessert and snacks.  The party will begin at 4P.M. for games and socializing, and dinner will be served at 5 P.M.

The last pizza party was a wonderful success and this one should be equally great as dog owners have a chance to “meet, greet and play“ like their canine companions. Tickets can be purchased from Mary/Bill Best (931-459-2275), Martha/Bedell Derreberry (931-484-9542), Pat Kee (931-456-3870) or Linda/Bill Desmond (931-707-1245) at the dog park or by phoning in your reservation to one of these committee members.


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 11 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 (931-456-0397) or Franc Conner (931-337-1247) for information.


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., beginning on September 13, 2012 and ending on November 1, 2012. 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. With Hope in Mind offers helpful skill-building classes, such a problem management, communication and crisis planning, and provides you with immediate coping skills for dealing with the different cycles of each illness.

To register call Wanda Hepburn at 931-484-9104.


Sleep Apnea Support Group meeting Sept. 13

Cumberland Medical CPAP Support Group is a free, community based support group where Cumberland County residents and their families affected by Sleep Apnea can meet with experts in the field of Sleep Medicine, and have their questions asked and answered.

Cumberland Medical CPAP Support Group puts patients first; the physicians, manufacturers’ reps, equipment suppliers and others in attendance are there to help you navigate your treatment path.

So come and join the Cumberland Medical CPAP Support Group meeting September 13, at 6 P.M. at the Cumberland Medical Center in the Conference Center.

The guest speaker for the upcoming meeting is Wes Roberts, Field Sales Representative for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Inc.

Please contact the Cumberland Medical Sleep Disorder Center to reserve your seat at 931-459-7249.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services in the Elk Valley Health Services Building located at 7014 Peavine Road on September 10 and 24 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.


Kinseekers meeting

The Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday September 6, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade.

At the next meeting, Gene Stone will discuss “Using Cemetery Records”. All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all Kinseekers meetings. We meet the first THURSDAY of every month. Any questions please feel free to contact Erin at 931-456-8367.


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).


Ladies Club’s Ways and Means event slated

It’s time to announce the first Ways and Means event for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club 2012-2013 club year.

Lots of fun things are being planned and Karen Gainer is again chairing their  ‘Dine-Around’ which is scheduled for October 31.  That’s right!  It’s Halloween!

The event is aptly entitled ‘The Witches Gathering’ and Gainer needs 11 wonderful ladies to volunteer their time and homes for this spooky luncheon.

Two have already stepped forward and will ensure their eight guests have a howling good time.

Gainer is looking for nine more to be a  ‘hostess with the mostess’ and volunteer.

Please call Gainer at 931-456-8493 or email her at [email protected] to volunteer your home as one of the luncheon sites.

Tickets will be available at the September 5 luncheon meeting.


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.

This year’s event at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center will have some very exciting and spectacular auction items, along with a fantastic selection of Hors d’oeuvres and a wonderful dinner.


Bible Study offered

The women of Fairfield Glade will have an opportunity to join their friends and neighbors at Bible Study Tech on Sept. 24.  Bible Study Tech is an Inter-Denominational Women’s Bible Study in the Glade, which offers all women a chance to study the Bible in-depth.

Class members need only an interest in Bible Study. First time students and those who have studied for years will be equally challenged and have equal opportunities to learn.

They will study the Bible individually, share what they are learning in small groups and join in a fellowship of class members to watch a weekly DVD by an established Bible scholar and teacher.

Their fall study will be using Beth Moore’s: Believing God. Moore is a popular, enthusiastic and astute student of the Bible.

The class will meet Mondays from 1:30 to 4 P.M. from Sept. 24th through December 3rd at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church. Pre-registration is recommended.

For more information, please call Karen Hein at 456-6707 or email:[email protected]


Homesteads Apple Festival Seeks Artists, Craftsmen, Authors 

The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association (CHTA) is seeking vendors for this year’s Apple Festival which will take place on September 22 and 23 on the grounds of the Tower Museum located at the junction of Highways 127 S and 68 just south of Crossville.

Outdoor spaces are 12 x 12 feet and cost $40 for the weekend. Author’s works must be original and craft items must be handmade by the exhibitor —resale items are not permitted.

Those interested are invited to download an application from the CHTA website at or call 931- 456-5699 to obtain an application by mail. The deadline to submit an application is August 31.


Lifetime Learning Project holds Friday Classes

Friday’s classes are last but not least for the Lifetime Learning Project as Marilyn Garlick continues to bring “Snapshots of Interesting and Useful Information.”

Her classes begin Sept. 7 with a presentation by John Wigington “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”; Sept. 14 — David Shippert, Atty.  “Basic Primer on Wills and Probate”; Sept. 21 — Ed LeGrand “Enjoying Tennessee Birds” ; and Sept. 28 — Susie Randleman, “Welcome to Crossville’s New Library.”

All classes are from 9 to 10 A.M. except David Shippert’s class which is 9 to 10:30 A.M.

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 Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 19, 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.

Marilyn Garlick is offering a “Field Trip to Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill” on Oct. 5 at 9 A.M.  Class limit: 25. This 1887 building tells the story of the many facets of the community of Pleasant Hill.  Participants are asked to meet at the museum.

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.


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.