Vista Gatherings – September 17, 2013

Quilt Guild to meet

Members of the Fairfield Glade Fantastic Quilt Guild will gather for the monthly membership meeting scheduled for Friday, Sept. 20, from 9-11:30 A.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church.

Member Linda Cwiklak will show her “Double Slice” quilts and describe the method of construction. In addition, the Angler Tool and graph paper method  to make easy and perfect angles will be presented by member Kathy Krambeck.

In addition to the usual business meeting, members will have the opportunity to sign up for the October Square-in-a-Square workshop to be presented by Franklin, TN quilters Kay Roberts and Kathy Kuryla. Fat Quarter fabrics for the monthly drawing are “Halloween Colors.” Show and Tell and the Fat Quarter drawing will conclude the meeting.

Guests are always welcome and encouraged to get acquainted with the Guild and its many activities.

For more information on the Fantastic Quilt Guild, or the monthly meetings, please contact Guild President Sharon O’Shea at 931-484-3165.


Republicans to meet

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold their regular monthly meeting on September 17 at 6 P.M. at the Community Complex.

Ther featured speaker will be Wesley Bray, candidate for Criminal Court Judge in 2014 for the counties of Clay, Cumberland, Dekalb, Overton, Pickett, Putnam and White.

Candidates running for judgeships play a very important part in our judicial system and determine the direction our country’s laws will take.


Democrats to meet

The Cumberland County Democratic Party will have their monthly meeting, Monday, September 23. The meeting will begin at 6:30 P.M. at the Crossville Housing Authority, 67 Irwin Avenue.


Hospice Auxiliary Hosts Fashion Faire set

If you’ve got a passion for fashion, you won’t want to miss the 4th annual fashion faire hosted by the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary!

“Purs…ue Fashion” will be held on Tuesday, October 22, between the hours of 11 A.M. and 3 P.M.

New and exciting features have been added this year, including a new venue (the Fairfield Glade Community Church, on Snead Drive), a delicious lunch catered by 5th Street Marketplace Café and live music (provided by Fairfield “newcomer” Dennis Hill) from the time the doors open until the fashion show begins.

Additionally, your ticket price of $25 will include all available door prize tickets. Jacqueline’s Boutique will be providing the beautiful fashions and accessories, including some gorgeous new purses to compliment the stunning ensembles.

Tickets may be purchased at Brownstone’s in the Village Green Mall; at Jacqueline’s Boutique, on Peavine Road; or by calling Jane at 707-7087.

All proceeds from this event will benefit Cumberland House, the six-bed residential facility operated by Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit hospice service provider in the county.


“Sneak preview of fashion show scheduled

Don’t tell anyone, but Judie Kleinfelt snuck into Belk at Turkey Creek to peek at the outfits the models are wearing.  She said they are grrreeeaaattt, and beautiful, and exciting, and fashion-forward!

You can see these gorgeous outfits, too, when they are premiered at the “Yesterday and Today” fashion show at Fairfield Glade Community Church on September 18.

This is the Women’s Fellowship’ssixth annual fashion show – and they are making it the biggest and the best.

You can see up-close and personalthe variety of fashions from Belk – and sources say there is a wider variety than ever – as the models leave the stage and meander through the audience bringing some of Belk’s loveliest outfits right to your seat!

You’ll also be served a mini-brunch of oh-so-many delicious and yummy things to choose from, all prepared by the Fairfield Glade Community Church ladies.  You’ll also be eligible for one of the many fantastic door prizes furnished by organizations and businesses in the local area.

The “Yesterday and Today” fashion show, sponsored by the Women’s Fellowship, will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, on Wednesday, September 18.

Doors open and the mini-brunch will be available at 9:30 A.M and the show will begin at 10 A.M.

An optional $5 donation will help support local missions.  You will want to join in the fun and fashions of “Yesterday and Today”!

For more information, please contact Judie Kleinfelt at 456-1568.


Avalon needs vols 

The Avalon Center is a non-profit organization providing support to adults and children who are victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.  Avalon provides the following free confidential programs and services:  a 24-hour Crisis Line (1-800-641-3434), Emergency Shelter, Court Advocacy, Professional Counseling, Children’s Program, Support Groups, School-Based Violence Prevention Programs, as well as Community Education and Training.

By volunteering, YOU can make a difference in our community!  Please contact Mary Coates at the Avalon Center office 456-0747 to volunteer or for additional information.


Free move slated at Rocky Top 10 theatre

The Cumberland County Film Society and the Rocky Top 10 theater are pleased to invite you to the FREE showing of Robot and Frank on Tuesday, Sept. 24 at 7 P.M.

As you can guess, this entertaining film is about curmudgeon Frank, a “retired” cat burglar, and his robot.

Set “sometime in the future,” it starts with Frank’s son gifting a very reluctant Frank with a personal robot that cooks and cleans (ladies, take note) so that Frank can stay in his own home rather than having to go to a group home.

And so that the son can be relieved of some of his worrying about “the old man.”

As an unlikely friendship develops, so do the complications – and dangers. The always remarkable Frank Langella leads a perfect cast that includes Susan Sarandon as the local town librarian dealing with the loss of books as it is “modernized” with electronic gadgetry.

This is an often funny but also  touching story about dealing with the past and the uncertain future, and finding friends and love in unexpected places.

The Film Society is a non-profit membership organization. This movie is the second in a fall season of five films. Five additional movies were shown this spring. Membership is $10/person/year.

Only two of the movies this fall will be free to all comers on Tuesday evenings at 7; the next is on Oct. 8th. The regular features for members are shown at 1 P.M. on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, every two weeks.

You may join the Film Society for the remaining fall season for $10/person before the film on Tuesday the 24th or Thursday the 26th if you come to the Rocky Top by 12:30 P.M. Doors open at 12:15. Some of the movies have a separate theater for the hard of hearing with subtitles.


Holiday craft fair set

A holiday craft fair is scheduled for Thursday, October 10 and Friday, October 11, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

Do your holiday shopping here and purchase some good Southern cooking and baking as well.

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


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.


Monthenders Bowling League begins Sept. 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.


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.

•Breakfast At The Elks will be held on October 20,  from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.

This all-inclusive; all-you-can-eat breakfast is just $8.00 per adult, $4.00 for children 8 years and under. Children under 3 years eat free.


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


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 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.


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.

For more information, visit the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association website at or call the Tower Museum at 931-456-9663.