Vista Gatherings – September 12, 2017

Regatta set for Oct. 5

LAKE CANTERBURY BO“Enjoy the Harvest Moon on Lake Canterbury” is the theme of the 32nd annual Regatta on Lake Canterbury.

It begins with a 4 P.M. parade around the lake followed by a gathering at the home of John and Gerri Gendall at 221 Lakeside Dr.

If you do not have a boat, don’t worry. View the parade, then bring lawn chairs, hor d’oeuvres and libations to the address above. Mark this date on your calendars!

Electric bike demo!

Fairfield Glade Cycling announces an Electric Bike Demonstration to be held Tuesday, October 17th, from 9 to 11:30 A.M. Rain date Wednesday, October 18th.

This event will take place on the lower section of Natchez Circle in Fairfield Glade.

Come and try out an e-bike. Ask questions of bicycle store owners from Cookeville and Farragut.

You WILL like the experience. Bring a cycle helmet if you own one. Contact Andy at [email protected] if you are interested or have any questions. Check out their web site:

CPR Class offered

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, September 23rd, at 9 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $35 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.  This CPR class can be taken by anyone, it is not only for healthcare providers.

There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location beginning at 1:30 P.M.

The cost for this class will be $30 per person & must be paid when signing up for the class.   If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $60.per person.  Please call Dee Dee Kuenzer at 931-200-4915 if you have any questions or would like to register for one or both classes.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting scheduled

The Plateau Photography Club will meet this month on Thursday, September 21st at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library  Building , Room C.

This month, members will submit shots for “Judging” by the attendees.  Composition, Storytelling and Technical Quality will be discussed and shots will be evaluated.  No prizes, just bragging rights.  For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

FACS Classes offered

At Framing + Art & Craft Supplies will have several class choices for the month of September. These classes are held here in the FACS Classroom. We’re located in Suite 122 of the Crossville Outlet Mall.

To see a complete class schedule or to register and pre-pay you can either visit the FACS store in person or visit the CLASS SCHEUDLE page on their website at

On the 16th they have a class from 1-4 with Joan Bennet teaching a class called Iris Folding for the Holidays. This class is $18. Iris Folding is an easy technique to do once you learn some basics. Joan has been teaching and doing Iris Folding for many years and can answer all your questions. You will at least complete two cards in this class.

Mikal Ullius will be teaching a Mixed Media class on Friday, the 22nd. In this class you will create a canvas filled with the things you enjoy. She will show you how to use color, texture, adhesives, and ephemera to decorate your canvas. She will provide everything you will need unless there is something special like a photo or an item that you want to make your canvas personal. All of this is only $45.

Two different activities will be held on the 23rd. The first is a Gelatos class taught by Sandra Hall from 10-1 called Glorious Gelatos. These wax based watercolors are so versatile! Sandra has been using them for years and knows loads of tips regarding their use. Her class is only $18 to make at least 2 lovely cards and learn lots of information while using the Gelatos. Then following that at 1:30 we will be having a Bible Journaling Connection meeting.

Please register for this as you would any class so we know the number to expect.

The month will wrap up with a PanPastels class on the 25th and the class using the Misti Stamp Positioner on the 30th.

Video Presentation on Computer Utilities

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) will meet Monday, Sept 18 at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade.

The meeting will start at 6 P.M., summer start time. The presentation will begin at 6 P.M. and the Q & A session with our experts will follow the presentation at approximately 7 P.M. Next month starts the winter schedule with presentations starting at 3 P.M. and the Q & A session following at approximately 4 P.M.

Judy Taylour, President of the SCV Computer Club, will explain some of the computer utilities she and others use to help their computers run nearly glitch free. A brief rundown will include some of the following: CCleaner; Revo Uninstaller; AdwCleaner; BelarcAdvisor; Avast; Malwarebytes; IDriveBackup; TeamViewer; NitroPDF Reader; and Evernote.

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 A.M.-9 P.M., only please).

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

Neighbors and Newcomers set to meet

Neighbors and Newcomers of Cumberland County will resume meetings on Sept. 28th.

They invite all ladies in the county to make arrangements to attend.  This month’s meeting will be at R Place (formerly Mitch’s) 103 Country Club Rd, Tansi.

Lunch Menu is Chicken, roast beef, vegetable, salad, rolls, dessert, tea, coffee and water.  HSM (Heart Smart Meals) are available when requested at the time of your reservation.  Lunch $14 each (you are responsible for payment if you do not attend and did not cancel your reservation by Sept. 22).

Program:  Daughters of the American Revolution.

Collection:  Focus is on supplies for nurses and counselors: small size underwear, socks, tennis shoes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, backpacks and school supplies.

To make your reservation please call SUE at 815-861-3528.  Lunch is $14.oo (payable by check please).  All reservations need to be made by Sept. 22.

Dues of $13 are also payable at this meeting if you have not already paid.

Doors open at 10:45 A.M.  for socializing and meeting starts at 11:30.  Lunch is at Noon.

Meetings are held at various locations in the area.  Door prizes are donated by several local business’s (Cumberland Play House, Mayberry’s, Forte’s, Dave Kirk,  Cpt. D’s, Villa Pasta and Pizza and more).

Visit their website:

Korean vets meeting

Plateau Chapter #297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, will next meet at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center, on Wednesday, September 13.

Guests are welcome and urged to attend.  Additional information/driving directions can be obtained by contacting Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

Kicking off this meeting will be personnel from the Crossville Christian Counseling Center, who are mostly focused on problems of stress and mental situations involving retired military personnel.  We urge members and any retired military in the Cumberland County Community to take part in this informative presentation.

Rounding out the meeting will be preliminary discussion on the 2017-18 budget and an effort to inventory and have a member take care of our properties.  The Cmdr requests full attendance and please arrive wearing your official uniform.

Again, the members of the Unit are appreciative and thank the Community for their participation and active interest in our fund raisers, which have just been finished.

Home & Health Fair Supports EdenRidge

Business Cumberland will host a Home & Health Fair on Friday, Sept.29,  at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center.  The event will feature various community businesses and will run from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM. This free public event provides everyone an opportunity to meet resourceful vendors that specialize in home and health needs.

This event supports EdenRidge, a missionary-focused retreat and vacation destination located a few miles from Fairfield Glade. EdenRidge’s mission is to offer missionaries from around the world a place to rest in the midst of their intense travels. The ministry currently has five cabins and welcomes over 1,000 missionary guests a year.

Business Cumberland, a local advertising company, promotes “preferred” businesses serving Cumberland County, via Home & Health Fairs, Resource Directories, and weekly E-Newsletters.  These businesses have testimonials of satisfied customers or have been vetted by a professional organization or association.

Join us for an informative event, door prizes, and a free massage. Lunch will be available for purchase. For further information, call Irene at 931-338-0751 or email [email protected]

Annual Steak Dinner

How does a tender, delicious 8 oz. rib-eye steak sound?  You guessed it, it’s STEAK TIME, again!  Picture this; a juicy, grilled to perfection rib-eye, served with a big baked potato, a toss salad, a variety of desserts and lemonade, iced tea or water, all for only $10!  A $4 kids’ menu of a hot dog and the sides is available for children under 12 years old. NOTE: Please bring your own TABLE SERVICE (Styrofoam plates and plastic-ware don’t work too well.)

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, is again, inviting the community to join us for our annual Steak Dinner on Saturday, September 16.  They will eat promptly at 5 P.M.

Weather permitting we will meet in their, we’ll welcome you to our Fellowship Hall. Either way, you can expect great food, excellent company and a good time.

Since these steak dinners are well received and space is limited in both our pavilion and Fellowship Hall, please don’t wait to get your paid reservations in — Wednesday, September 13 at noon is the deadline.

They are located just off Peavine Road, across from and 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane. Their church office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 A.M. to noon. Call  931-456-2525, and if you leave your name and number and they will call back.

Benedictine Spirituality Workshop Scheduled

The community is invited to participate in a four-week workshop that will examine Benedictine Spirituality on the following Sundays: Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1.

You may attend one or all four of the 60-minute sessions that will convene at the Fairfield Glade MultiPurpose Library Building 445 Lakeview Drive. The workshop starts at 3 P.M. central time on Sunday, September 10. Please register with Clintina so that she will have adequate workshop materials. Her contact info is: [email protected] (931-250-3390 phone or text).

New York Picnic sign-up beginning

The New York Picnic will be held at St. George Marina Pavilion on Sunday, Sept. 24 — and now is the time to sign-up.

The Cost will be just $10 per couple and $5 for single.

All former residents of New York State are invited and encouraged to attend. Come find out who has moved here from your old stomping grounds. You might just find someone from your old home town.

Please bring a dish to share, (signup below) BYOB and any other preferred beverages. Coffee, water and table settings will be furnished. They will have a 50/50 drawing, entertainment and games.

Send your name, address, phone, former city in NY, Year you moved to Fairfield Glade and what you will furnish (Main course dish, salad/vegetable, dessert, appetizer and your check made out to NYS Picnic to: Jeanne Dougherty, 116 Bradford Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558  Registration form and check must be received no later than Sept. 15th

For additional information call Jeanne 707-2676 or Shirley Spall 456-9399.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M. on September 12.

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.

New England Picnic slated for October 8

The New England Picnic is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Wildwood Stables on Westchester Road. The event will begin at 4 P.M.

Menu for the Picnic will be hot dogs, hamburger, pot luck and Smores. The price is $12 per person and ones should let organizers know what they plan to bring for pot luck (Salad, dessert, appetizers).

There will also be horse shoes, a hayride, corn hole, bonfire and other fun.

Deadline for reservation is Sept. 24. Please make checks out to NE Picnic and send to Barbara Patterson at 151 Malvern Road, Fairfield Glade, 38558. Please incluse your name and address and email along with the orginal city and state you are from.

Kayak Connection Finale set for 2017

It’s been a super 2017 season. New paddlers are still joining in the weekly launches. KC sets off every Saturday at different FFG lakes. The group has no dues or membership limits. You will need your annual boat tag, some safety items, and a kayak, canoe, paddle boat or SUP. August launch is still 8 am.

September launch is 8:30 am.

16 – Lk Dartmoor (Rotherham dock)

23 – Lk Dartmoor (marina) with rentals available.

**note September 23 will conclude our season.

Share in the kayaker social finale; *Rain or Shine*. Then they will paddle their last 2017 group outing at 8:45 A.M. For more information, call: 931-484-6149.

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.

In recent years, the Affordable Care Act has added to the complexity of completing even basic tax returns for working people and Congress has done nothing to make things any easier.

Last year, our team of AARP Tax-Aide volunteers completed over 2500 returns, federal and state, and assisted many more people to determine their need to file.

Training classes are held in January to review current tax laws and explain the computer software used to prepare the returns.  New volunteers have experienced counselors as training partners and can begin their tax preparation work with basic returns. Additionally, every return is reviewed by a second counselor before it is e-filed.

You 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, 38501.

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).  This program provides on-the-job training for older individuals seeking gainful employment in the Upper Cumberland region.

This training is 20 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. 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.

Games are single deck, with opening bids of 16, dealer stuck at 15.

Games are scheduled to be played monthly until each team has played all others in their “flight”.

There is a game for each month, and schedules can be arranged to play any mutually convenient date. Each team plays 9 games, which are alternately at your or your opponent’s homes. Cost per season is $11 per person,$22 per team which covers prizes and club expenses.

Prizes are awarded at a catered luncheon in June. This year’s event was held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, and they look forward to celebrating there again next year.

Get yourself  a partner (friend, spouse, significant other) and sign up ASAP.

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.