Vista Gatherings – September 19, 2017

Craft/Bake Sale slated

Ascension Lutherans Craft and Bake Sale will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 8 A.M. to 3 P.M. at the Village Green Mall. There will be pies, pastries, cookies, homemade breads and much more offered.

Republicans rally set

The Fairfield Glade Republican Club will host their annual barbecue and “Meet the Candidates” rally at St. George Marina Friday, Sept. 29, 2-6 P.M.

Voters will have the opportunity to hear the local, state, and federal Republican candidates who have announced their candidacy and are able to attend and to participate in asking them questions on issues, platforms, visions, and qualifications for their candidacy.

Join in the fun and excitement, as 2018 looks to be one of the most populated candidate elections which warrants an early start!

Gubernatorial candidates including former State Sen. Mae Beavers, businessman Bill Lee, real estate agent Kay White, TN House Speaker Beth Harwell, Congressional Rep. Diane Black, and Haslam Admin. appointee Randy Boyd have all been invited and Beavers, Lee, and White have already confirmed their attendance. District 6 Congressional Rep. candidates Judd Matheny, TN House Rep-Tullahoma, and John Rose, former state agriculture commisssioner have also been invited and Matheny has confirmed he will attend. Local candidates, including those running for County Mayor and Circuit Court Clerk have also been invited.

Local sitting Republican officials including State Senator Paul Bailey, State Rep. Cameron Sexton, Sheriff Casey Cox, County Mayor Ken Carey, County Clerk Jules Bryson, County Trustee Kim Wyatt, Highway Superintendent Scott Blaylock, and County Property Assessor David Simcox have all been invited to attend and participate.

The Flying Pig will provide a picnic buffet meal of barbecue, Angus burgers, and brats with all the fixin’s, baked beans, coleslaw, ample refreshments, and banana pudding. Advanced sale tickets, priced at $8 per person, will be available, or $10 per person at the event. Tickets may be ordered by mail and picked up at the event by sending your check, payable to the Fairfield Glade Republican Club, for the appropriate number of dinners to:  Fairfield Glade Republican Club, 3 Wilshire Hgts Dr, Fairfield Glade TN 38558.

The FFG Republican Club will conduct a membership drive at the rally ($10 pp, $15per couple). Join in the fun and be a part of the most energized and active group in Republican and civic affairs in the county!

All Republican party members are encouraged to attend this event. Informed voters are the best voters!

For further information, call Barbara Gregson, Club Pres., @ 265-3016.

FOCCAS to Sponsor Special Showing of “The Stray”

Join FOCCAS (Focus on Cumberland County Animal Shelter) for a special screening of the soon to be released movie “The Stray”.    It is a heartwarming, true story of a family going through hard times when a stray dog comes into their lives (Rated PG).

This special showing will take place on Saturday morning, October 7 at 10 A.M. at Rocky Top 10 Cinema.

Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased at Dr. Mark Hendrixson’s Office (29 E. Stanley St); Best Friends Veterinary Hospital; Happy Hound Realty; Star Realty; both Weigel Locations and Rocky Top 10 (Day of Only).  Tickets can also be purchased on line at

All proceeds will be used to fund a new animal intake facility for the Cumberland County Animal Shelter.

On Tuesday, October 3, the FFG Civil War Round Table will host Lynn Constan, National Society Daughters of the Union, who will speak on “The Roles of Women in the Civil War.”

Beginning at 6p in Conference Room “A” of the Fairfield Glade Library, the Civil War Round Table welcomes all persons with an interest in learning more about the American Civil War and sharing that knowledge with others.  For more information, please contact Dick Sammer at 615-812-9145 or [email protected]

 Volunteer Coin Club to Meet October 10

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M.,  October 10.

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.

Meeting today!

The Cumberland County Republican Party will hold their monthly meeting September 19, at 6:00 pm in the Community Complex, 1398 Livingston Rd., Crossville, Tn. 38555.

Many candidates will present their agendas for the offices of County Mayor, Sheriff, Circuit Court Clerk, Road Supervisor, Trustee, and Register of Deeds with the election of these positions on May 1, 2018.

Following the candidates, we  will have a round table discussion on the “Pros and Cons” of running a campaign. All interested citizens are encouraged to attend and meet the candidates. If you have any questions please call 456-4414.

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

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.

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:

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]

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.

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.

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.

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.