Vista Gatherings – September 22, 2015

Hospice to hold meeting

The monthly meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, October 5, in the social hall of St. Francis Catholic Church, 7503 Peavine Rd, Fairfield Glade.

The meeting will begin at 2:30 P.M. (note new time) with a social gathering after the business meeting. All current and new members are encouraged to attend.

Guests are especially welcome for the opportunity to learn more about the fund raising mission and work of the Hospice Auxiliary.

For further information, please contact Sherry Koch, Membership Chairman at 707-7834.

Auxiliary upcoming fund raising events in support of Hospice Cumberland House include “Hit the Trails for Hospice” – October 3, Mistletoe Marketplace “Rock Around the Tree” – November 7, “Holiday Bake Sale” – November 23, and “Hospice Holiday Ball” – Dec. 6.  Funds raised by these events help support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility which accommodates all persons, without consideration of ability to pay.

Dance Club wants you

The New Generation Dance Club is a dinner dance club that features a social hour starting at 5:30 with dinner served at 6:30 and dancing continuing until 9:30 P.M.

The club was started in 1990 to provide an evening of sociability, dancing, fellowship and expanded friendship. Their dances are held at the Fairfield Glade Community Conference Center four times per year in March, May, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

Dance committees, volunteers from the membership, plan the theme and menu, plus act as hosts and hostesses for a selected dance.  Invitations with menu selections are mailed to the membership six weeks prior to each dance.

If you wish to sit with friends you can make table reservations.  If you wish to make new friends you will be seated accordingly.  Invitation responses are returned to the club Vice President along with your seating preference and a check to cover the cost of the dance and three course meal selections.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

If you are new to this area, this is a great way to meet people.  Or, if you are a longtime resident and looking for a nice evening out, plan to attend our next New Generation Dance Club event on Tuesday, October 13, 2015.  For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]

Books, Biscuits and Tea set for October

Celtic Circle and The Art Circle Library invite all area folks to join them in welcoming two distinguished authors from ‘across the pond’, as guest speakers at separate Book, Biscuit and Tea events  during the month of October.

On Tuesday, October 13 at 10 A.M. (CDT), Billy Kennedy, a well-known author and journalist who currently lives in Northern Ireland, will discuss “The Scots-Irish in East Tennessee’ .

Mr. Kennedy, who is a frequent visitor to the States, has authored 11 books on the subject of the Scots-Irish and their migration since the 1700s, to primarily the southeastern Appalachian regions, the eastern seacoast and Texas.  He is the editor of The Ulster-Scot newspaper, the author of The Scots-Irish Chronicles and contributes to the BBC and to the History Channel.

On Thursday, October 29 at 10 A.M., Graeme MacKenzie, professional genealogist, author and historian from Inverness, Scotland, will share his vast store of knowledge about Clans MacKenzie and MacMillan. He is the Seachaidh (historian and genealogist) for those two clans.  With 25 years of genealogical experience he has  lectured in Canada, New Zealand and Australia as well as in the States on several subjects relating to the Scottish clans.

Both gentlemen will have their books available for autographing and for sale.

The Celtic Circle Cousins will be hosting both these events at the Art Circle Library, 3 East Street, Crossville, TN 38555, and will welcome you with bagpipe and harp music to make you feel part of the clan.  (You don’t have to be Scots or Irish to attend; you don’t even have to be interested in history or genealogy, you are welcome even if you are just curious).

They will be serving an ‘Americanized’ version of an Afternoon Tea’ with biscuits (cookies), and various flavors of tea served in dainty tea cups and saucers.  If you have your own favorite tea cup and saucer, you are encouraged to bring them with you, to make the experience even more special.

There is no charge, but, there will be a donation jar to help offset our expenses.  Reservations are appreciated so we’ll know how many tea cups to bring with us.  Make reservations, or send any questions by emailing [email protected] .

Church to hold big event

The Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Crafters Fall and Christmas Sale runs from Thursday, October 15 through Saturday, October 17.

The hours are 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. on Thursday and Friday and from 9 A.M. to noon on Saturday.   The sale is held at the Glade United Methodist Church located at 231 Westchester.

A bake sale on Thursday will kicks off the event.  Plan to get there early for the best selection –  they sell out fast.

As always, there are two large rooms displaying items to freshen up your Holiday decorations – for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas as well as the Fall and Winter seasons.  Choose from wreaths, floral arrangements and unique hand made table top displays.

There will also be an assortment of handmade jewelry, hand sewn totes and a variety of various kitchen items, including the perennial favorite –  “scrubbies”.  Check out the many unique knitted and crocheted items as well as hand painted and wooden items.

An assortment mixes of hand packed soup, cookie, dips and candies are festively packaged to make your holiday planning easier – as well as making great hostess gifts.  You are sure to find something for yourself or for gifts for others.

Don’t forget to stop by the kitchen around lunchtime.  Homemade chili, vegetable beef soup and hotdogs are available from 10:30 A.M. to 2 P.M on Thursday and Friday.  Side items and beverages will also be available for sale.

There will be signs along Peavine and Westchester Roads directing you to the church.  Net proceeds from the sale will go to area charities to help people in our communities in the county.

Singing Mailman to appear in Crossville

Kenny Pugh, The Singing Mailman, will be appearing in Crossville on Sunday, September 27.  The public is invited to an evening of Southern Gospel Music at the Crossville First Nazarene Church.

Kenny will be sharing some original songs and also be presenting well-known selections.  Kenny has traveled extensively and is a  well known recording artist in the Midwest.

With over 30 years experience, Kenny has shared the stage with many country and gospel greats.  So come on out and hear some great music, friendly fellowship and even some heartwarming humor.

The concert starts at 6 P.M. The Crossville Nazarene Church is located directly across from WalMart on 127.  For information call 931-484-6026.

Glade Dog Park is in need of donations

The Fairfield Glade Dog Park seeks donations for the annual Upcoming Trash & Treasure Sale  slated for Saturday, March 19 at the  Fairfield Glade  Community Center.  This event is their main fundraiser for the dog park. They will be collecting items for this sale on the first Saturday in October, November, and December from 9 A.M. to 12 P.M..

You may drop off your donated items at the Glade Store-N-Lock located on Peavine Road behind Manny and Isabella’s Restaurant and next to the Dollar Store.

The dog park sign will be visible from Peavine Road and board members will be there to help at Unit 80, go left thru the gate. It will be open more often after the first of the year.  Please note we will not be accepting clothing or electronic devices but small appliances are fine.

Schrader Memorial Golf Outing slated Oct. 17

Beautiful Heatherhurst Golf Club (The Crag) will host the “Wags &Whiskers” Golf Outing on Saturday-October 17th at 9 A.M. Shotgun Start.  The format will be a 4-person scramble.

This year will be prizes for men, women and mixed teams!

Cost is $65 per person-$260 per team. Price includes 18 holes with cart, coffee & bananas, lunch, outing prizes, and door prizes.

There will also be a drawing to pick four lucky entrants to have a chance to sink a putt for $1,000.   Call Fairfield Glade Central Tee Time (931-484-3729) to sign up your team.

Fees can be paid by mail or at the event credit cards accepted.  Make checks payable to: Wags & Whiskers, 121 Creek View Drive, Crossville, TN. 38555.

If you do NOT have a foursome and wish to play please call Central Tee Time with your names and phone numbers. You will be called when you are part of a foursome.

All proceeds will go to help fund the spay/neuter procedures for community dogs and cats.  This is a very worthy cause and the Wags & Whiskers golf outing honors the memory of Sally Schrader, who was a great supporter and volunteer at the Humane Society for many years.  If you can’t participate and would like to sponsor a sign with your name or business featured the day of the outing please call Ken Schrader 456-0777.

If you are interested in being a sponsor we have 4 levels to choose from:

Platinum: $100 display on each golf cart plus

Gold: $75    display on WAW web site and Facebook plus

Silver: $50   display on practice green plus

Bronze: $30 18” x 24” sign on the golf course during the event.

Republican Rally set

Fairfield Glade Republican Club to Host Picnic and Membership Rally on Friday, Sept. 25.

The newly revitalized Fairfield Glade Republican Club will have a picnic and membership rally on Friday, Sept. 25 at Lake St. George Marina. The event will run from 2-6 P.M.

The picnic will offer bratwurst, hamburger, potato salad and baked beans along with other picnic fare. All this will be catered by Big Boy’s BBQ. Price for the meal is $7 pp.

The keynote speaker will be Representative Judd Matheny. Judd Matheny has represented TN House District 47 since 2003.

Membership in the Fairfield Glade Republican Club is available to Fairfield Glade residents who are of legal voting age. Dues are $10 per member, or $15 per couple.

Since a large turnout is expected, if you plan on attending, please Email: [email protected]

Volunteers needed

The dog days of summer are here and memories and evidence of last winter’s ice storm are no longer as prominent.

Next year’s tax season seems a long way off, but planning has begun for the AARP Tax-Aide volunteer counselors.

The recent Supreme Court decision keeps the Affordable Healthcare Act in place and therefore, there could be tax consequences for some of our residents for the 2015 tax year.  Tax-Aide services are not limited to seniors; we work with all individuals and families.

On-line self-study modules are also available from November through April.  New volunteers have experienced counselors as training partners and begin their tax preparation work doing basic returns.  You will never have to work alone – as part of the program, every tax return is quality reviewed before it is printed for the client.

If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, volunteers are also needed to help with greeting clients and organizing the paperwork.  For more information about the program or to become part of the team that provides this valuable service, call Ginny at 456-4212.

2016 Regatta dates set

2016 SAVE the DATE. The St. George Boat Regatta is scheduled for Saturday, July 23, 2016.

The theme for next year will be Patriotic…..Red, White & Blue, Olympic, Presidential, USA…you name it!! Start collecting your boat decor!

Concert slated Sept. 25

OBM (Open Bible Ministries of TN) invites you to meet The Hyssongs in Concert at The Palace Theater in Crossville, Tennessee on Friday, September 25, at 7 P.M. central time (doors open at 6:30 P.M.).

Admission is your love offering.

You’ve seen them, heard them and now they’re back to delight you and your family with their Christ-centered message, shared through the powerful medium of music.

Dell, Susan and Richard travel full-time as the award-winning Hyssongs, receiving many accolades for their quality, inspirational Southern Gospel sound, most recently the Favorite New Trio, Singing News Fan Award.

Their energetic family ministry of more than 18 years combines a unique sound of vocal harmony, humor and brass instruments (trumpet and trombone).

They perform annually at Dollywood and more than 250 events throughout the United States and Canada.  Visit their website to see and hear more:   www.thehyssongs.com.  Come to the Palace!

DAR looking for talent

Calling all talented folks on the Plateau…The Crab Orchard Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) needs you!

They are looking for guys and gals who can perform popular music from the World War II, Korean and Vietnam eras to participate in the Annual USO Show on Saturday, November 14.

The popularity of this patriotic event has grown and both an afternoon and evening performance now fill the beautiful Palace Theatre in Crossville.

This is your chance to share your talent and American Pride by participating.  Money raised from this annual sold-out event supports patriotic endeavors for our community,  schools and veterans.

Auditions will be held at the theatre on Tuesday, September 8, between the hours of 10 A.M. and 2 P.M.

Please call Linda Baker at 931-260-1372 to schedule a convenient time for your audition.

Kayak Connection

The 2015 FFG kayak season is winding down to the last six weeks. Join the Kayak Connection on Saturdays, ready to paddle, at 8:30 A.M.

They are an informal group without any membership contract or dues. Their main goals are fun, exercise, relaxation, enjoyment of outdoors, and safety. Weather does dictate whether/or not they paddle. Use your own judgment.

Interested in a rental? Kayak/ canoe/ paddleboat rentals are only available at Lake Dartmoor and Lake St George. For more rental information, please contact the marinas.

Own a kayak/ canoe, but need help to maneuver it? Please make your own arrangements prior to Saturdays.

Their last outing, Sept 26, will follow with a picnic pot luck. They’ll finish kayaking (about 10 A.M.), and meet at the picnic tables. Plan to bring a friend/spouse, your own table place setting, BYOB, and a breakfast pot luck dish to share.

Coordinators are Nancy Burleson, 484-6149 and Pat Kowalsky, 250-1159.

Here is our lake schedule:

Sept 19- Lake Malvern

Sept 26- Lake St George/ breakfast pot luck

FFG Couples Bowling League to get started

The Fairfield Glade Month-Enders Couples league bowl the last Sunday of the month (except holidays).

The 2015-2016 bowling season starts on Sunday, September 27th, at 2 P.M.. Bowling continues through May, concluding with the awards banquet. We focus on FUN, with friendly competition!! (You need not be a superstar bowler).  If you do not own your bowling equipment, rental shoes and balls are available at the alley. Teams are forming, today. Pre-registration is necessary.

Please call Judi Kaines at 707-8597 or Nancy Burleson at 484-6149. Not sure you can commit each month? There is a need for substitute bowlers, too. Call soon to reserve your place with Month-Enders.

Free Classes offered

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 16, and ending on November 4.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI .

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.

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

Bible Study Fall Class Begins in September

Register now for the upcoming fall Bible Study Tech class,  “Discerning the Voice of God-How to Recognize When God Speaks” with teacher, Priscilla Shirer will begin on Monday, September 14, from 1:30 to 4 P.M., and continue through Monday, November 2.

Bible Study Tech classes are held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

If you are interested in learning more about the Bible and interacting with a lot of very fun and interesting ladies, you might like to join us.

Please contact Cathy Muldoon, 456-9282, [email protected] or DeBe Wantzloeben, 456-8160, [email protected] for more information or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 104 Prescott Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Free Classes offered

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 16, and ending on November 4.

The With Hope in Mind is a FREE eight-session course provided by NAMI .

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.

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