Vista Gatherings – September 16, 2014

Town Hall Meeting

A very informative seminar is coming soon to our community.  This Firewise seminar is being presented by your Fairfield Glade Fire Department on September 23rd at 10 A.M. at the Fairfield Glade Conference Center at 128 Stonehenge Dr.

Glade Fire Chief Howard Robb urges you to attend the Firewise seminar, given by the Tennessee State Forestry Service. Learn how to make our Homes and Community safer.

Once again the fire season is upon us and there will be wild land fires around the Fairfield Glade area, so come and learn how to help protect our homes.

P.O.E.T.S. event is full

The P.O.E.T.S. Golf Club of Fairfield Glade announced a full field for its 10th annual 2014 Fall Invitational on Thurs. Oct. 9th , Friday Oct. 10th, and Sat. Oct. 11th at Heatherhurst Golf Club in the Glade.

They would like to thank the participants, our volunteers and all their sponsors (below) for supporting our Fall Classic.

How to Reduce Memory Loss presentation set

Medical and scientific professionals, governmental, nonprofit research centers and agencies like the Alzheimer’s Association each have documented the correlation between memory loss and nutrition, drugs, physical and spiritual wellness.

Fair Park Senior Center will host a presentation by Clintina Simms, MCP at 10 A.M. on Friday, September 19.

Simms will share helpful tips and information on How to Reduce Memory Loss. She is a certified physical fitness specialist, personal trainer, health and wellness coach. This presentation is based on her advanced certifications as a Fitness Specialist for Older Adults and Healthy Behaviors Coach.

Fair Park Senior Center serves all seniors over the age of 50 in Cumberland County. The Senior Center is located at 1433 Livingston Road across the street from the Fairgrounds entrance in Crossville. For more information, please call Tina Taylor at 931-484-7416.

Free Medical Clinic in Crab Orchard

On Sept. 23, the St. Mary’s Mobile Clinic comes to Crab Orchard.

This clinic comes from Knoxville and provides meidcal care to patients who do not have medical insurance or are not able to receive medical care for some reason.

The clinic comes to the Crab Orchard Care Center, which is located at 87 Commerce Ave. in Crab Orchard.

The clinic is in service from 9 A.M. to 2 P.M. All patients need to bring a photo ID and all medications that are being taken.

For more information, please call 931-337-2981 or to make an appointment call 865-212-5570. Walk-ins are also welcome.

Republicans to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club will be hosting the SECOND Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Thursday, October 9th and Friday, October 10th from 10 A.M. to 6 P.M.

The event will be held at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

The event is open to all crafters with various types of creative craft items.  All items in the Main Hall are to be hand-made items.  There will be approximately 40+ vendors and some spaces are still available.

All spaces are located in a heated hall and will be approximately 8’ x 8’.  One 8’ table and 2 chairs will be provided for each space.  The cost per vendor booth in the Main Hall is $30 for both days.  Don’t miss this opportunity – get your application and check in soon.

Also included in this years show will be the addition of Home Show Demonstrators such as Avon, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Pampered Chef, My 31, and Scentsy.  In the other side room, we will have unused craft supplies and instruction books, yarn, material, tiles, jewelry pieces for the do it yourself crafter.  This should be a one stop shopping trip.

Cooks will be making their hearty soups such as chicken and dumplins, ham and green pea and taco plus hot dogs.  Lots of bread and homemade desserts with crafters and members alike making goodies for sale.

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

Cumberland County Democrats to Meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, September 22.

The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue. All area Democrats are encouraged to attend.

Volunteers needed 

Labor Day is over, kids are back in school and we begin to think about the coming autumn and then the end-of-the-year holidays.

You are invited to think about starting next year as a member of the AARP Tax-Aide team of counselors.

The local coordinators for the AARP Tax-Aide sites in Pleasant Hill, Tansi, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville need you.

For more information about the program or to become part of the team that provides this valuable service, call 456-4212.

Bridgefest is scheduled

The Crossville and Fairfield Glade bridge clubs will be hosting the 27th Annual Fall Foliage Bridgefest sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL).

This event will be held October 3-5 at the Cumberland County Community Complex Exhibit Building (Fairgrounds).

The bridge event has a long standing reputation for good food and Southern hospitality.

Event times on Friday and Saturday are at 10:00 A.M. and 2:30 P.M.  Single session pair games will be held at those times.

The Saturday 2:30 pair game will be regionally rated which means more points for the winners. Two Session Bracketed Compact KO’s will begin at 10 A.M. on Friday and Saturday.  They continue each day at 2:30 P.M.

Top bracket of KO’s may be handicapped at the director’s discretion.  A light lunch will be served between sessions on both days.

Sunday is the Stratified Open Swiss and Stratified 299er Swiss.  The Sunday Swiss sessions start at 10 A.M.  Lunch will be served between the morning and afternoon sessions.

Stratifications:  Open:   A – 2000+; B – 750-2000; C – 0-750.  299er:  A – 200-300; B – 100-200; C – 0-100. 0-50 ACBL members pay 1/2 price in all 299er pair events.

Please join us. For more information contact the Tournament Chair, Linda King (931) 456-6479 or (931) 260-4442 (cell), or email – [email protected] If you need a partner or a team please contact the Partnership Chair, Buck Martin – [email protected]

Welcome to Medicare Class in Crossville

Are you turning 65 soon and confused about Medicare benefits and choices?  The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) is hosting classes for those entering the confusing world of Medicare on September 30 from 1 to 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 (supplement) policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud.  S

HIP is a federally funded program administered locally at 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 1-877-801-0044.

The class is free but seating will be limited.  All beneficiaries welcome, including those under age 65 with disabilities.

United Fund Charity Motorcycle Ride

The United Fund 2nd Annual Charity Ride on September 20 offers motorcyclists an opportunity to experience the beginning of fall while supporting the Cumberland County United Fund.

Starting at Tommy’s Motorsports at 550 Crabtree Rd with 9 A.M. registration, with the ride to begin promptly at 10 A.M.

The route will be announced that morning, the ride will include beautiful scenery celebrating fall on the Plateau,  not to mention you can feel good about helping the United Fund’s 36 partner agencies.

Proceeds will benefit the United fund’s partner agencies they provide programs and services that touch lives right here in Cumberland County.

The cost to join the ride is $10 per person.  Please register by September 19 by calling 931-4844-4082 or you can register the day of the event.

There will be prizes and a gourmet hot dog bar following  the ride.

CCC Band presents entertainment this Fall

The Cumberland County Community Band to Present Movies, Musicals and Marches on September 18.

The Cumberland County Community Band will present an annual Autumn concert that folks of all ages are sure to enjoy on Thursday, September 18th at 7 P.M.. at Stone Memorial High School.

The Movies, Musicals and Marches repertoire will include:

2014 Oscar winning song “Let It Go” from Disney’s FROZEN Debut CCCB performance of the Karl King March “Broadway One-Step” Tribute to “The Wizard of Oz” in recognition of its 75th Anniversary

Don’t miss it! As always, admission is free.

Remaining concerts for 2014 will be:

November 6 – Veterans Benefit combined with the Cumberland County Community Chorus.

November 11 – Veterans Day Ceremony in downtown Crossville.

December 11 – Christmas Concert.

Health Coach Simms Helping Women

In today’s fast paced world, wouldn’t it be great to Learn How to Live Anxious Less? On Tuesday, September 16, certified health & fitness coach, Clintina Simms, will share her knowledge and experience at the Cumberland Chapter ABWA noon luncheon meeting.

After a 25 year corporate and governmental career, Clintina started a consulting business focused on organizational development and strategic planning. Shortly after moving to TN, Clintina learned that her aging mother had vascular dementia and her husband suffered from VietNam era health issues.

No matter what your stage in life, you will benefit by hearing Simms tell how she overcame stress and anxiety so that she could cope.

Someone you care for have a mental illness

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Wednesday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M., beginning on September 17, and ending on November 5.

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.  With Hope in Mind offers both education and support and courses are taught by trained family members.

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

Charity motorcyle ride slated for Sept. 20

The United Fund 2nd Annual Charity Ride on September 20 offers motorcyclists an opportunity to experience the beginning of fall while supporting the Cumberland County United Fund.

Starting at Tommy’s Motorsports at 550 Crabtree Rd. with 9 A.M. registration, with the ride to begin promptly at 10 A.M.

The route will be announced that morning, the ride will include beautiful scenery celebrating fall on the Plateau,  not to mention you can feel good about helping the United Fund’s 36 partner agencies.

Proceeds will benefit the United fund’s partner agencies they provide programs and services that touch lives right here in Cumberland County.

The cost to join the ride is $10 per person.  Please register  by September 19 or you can register the day of the event. Registration will begin at  Tommy’s Motorsports lot at 9 A.M.  There will be prizes and a gourmet hot dog bar following  the ride.

The FOL “Bling Sale,” Cool Thoughts for a Warm August

The FOL Bling Sale will not happen until Saturday, December 13.

However, now is a great time to consider clearing your jewelry box of long unworn, unappealing, “I definitely need some new kind of jewelry!”

Also, if you have sold jewelry at a garage sale and have leftovers; think of donating the remainder to the FOL Bling Sale.

Drop off your donations at the Fairfield Glade Village Mall across from Kroger or at the Library in downtown Crossville.

Your donations are greatly appreciated and will help fund books and needed improvements to our Cumberland County Art Circle Library.

New Englanders needed

“Save the Date”, Tuesday, October 7 — that will be the next New England Fall Picnic at St. George Marina Pavilion 4 to 7 P.M.

Join us for some clam chowder and other fine New England fare (catered)!

More details to follow.

To get on our list, send us an email: [email protected]  or, call Bob: 287-0456 or Ken: 287-0199

Homesteads Apple Festival Crafts Show Applications Available

Homesteads Apple Festival in Crossville, TN is now taking applications for artists and craftsmen for the Sept. 27 and 28, 2014 Homesteads Apple Festival Crafts Show.

Spaces are 12 ft. X 12 ft. and cost $50.

Applications can be downloaded athttp://cumberlandhomesteads.org/applefest.html  or can be requested by calling 931-456-9663.

Show is limited to only artists and craftsmen who handcraft their merchandise.  Application must be received before deadline of August 29.

Pioneer Day announces Entertainment Sign Up

The 30th Annual Pioneer Day is looking for Musical singers and groups for this year’s outdoor stages.

Country, Bluegrass, R&B and Gospel, there are few spots still open.  The event will be held on Saturday Sept. 13th.

Please contact Tina asap before the spaces fill up, at 484-7416.

AARP offering driver safety program

The AARP Smart Driver Course, a classroom refresher course designed for older drivers, will be offered at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, Crossville

The eight-hour course will be given in two consecutive morning sessions on Thursday, October 9,  and Friday, October 10,  from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days.  Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Through a grant from Toyota, AARP Driver Safety collaborated with the nation’s top experts in mobility, aging, technology, and vehicle and driver safety to develop the AARP Smart Driver Course, which was launched on January 1.

Pre-registration for the course is required.  Call Julian Kmiec, a volunteer AARP Driver Safety instructor, at (931) 484-9027 to enroll.

Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 per person for non-members, payable by check to “AARP” at the first session.  Class size is limited, so call soon to procure your place in this valuable class.

Contact Information: Julian Kmiec,  AARP Instructor, (630) 947-5486 (cell).