Vista Gatherings – September 25, 2012

Free Movie at the Rocky Top TheaterThe Cumberland County Film Society and the Rocky Top 10 theater are co-sponsoring another free movie on October 2 at 7 P.M. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen is an “inspirational comedy” with something for everyone: humor, wonderful characters, political intrigue, troubled relationships, loves lost and found. The cast includes several British actors you will recognize, including Emily Blunt as the representative of the Yemeni sheik and Kristin Scott Thomas as the high powered and occasionally foul mouthed spin doctor for the British Prime Minister. Ewan McGregor plays a scientist bored with both his work and his marriage. As the plot of the unlikely multi-million dollar scheme to create a fresh water salmon river in the Yemeni desert unravels, you’ll love the beautiful cinematography, quirky characters and clever script. The machinations of behind the scenes government in action are both funny and cogent. Rated PG-13 for some profanity and non-graphic sexual situations. 107 minutes.

CCFS has three additional movies remaining in the fall schedule, including two more free selections co-sponsored with the Rocky Top. If you prefer seeing movies in the afternoon at the RT10, email the Film Society at [email protected] for information about joining. The CCFS motto is “movies worth talking about” and discussions after the films are a members-only benefit of membership. You can join at the RT10 right before any of the CCFS movies.

Susan McCullough

Pres. Film Society



The Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday October 4, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade. At the next meeting, we will discuss using land records. If you have had any success in finding your ancestors land records come to the meeting to share your success. Have brick wall involving land records? Come to the meeting and hopefully one of the members can knock down the wall.  All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all KINSEEKERS meetings. We meet the first THURSDAY of every month. Come join us! Any questions please feel free to contact Erin at 931-456-8367.

Fall Craft Sale and Soup Lunch

The Dorton UMC Women’s Circle is holding a fall craft sale Wednesday, October 10 from 10 A.M. – 2 P.M. Various soups and desserts will be available to dine in or take-out. Location is Dorton UMC, 3405 HY 70E, one mile East of Peavine Rd.


Attention all seniors:

There will be a Fairfield Glade Senior Police Academy held at the Multi-Purpose Building. The Cumberland County Sherriff’s Dept and Fairfield Glade Security will be informing seniors of everything from crime investigation to home invasion and your rights. Learn how the judicial system works. The 8 week class starts Oct 3 from 2-4 with $30 due at sign up, but space is limited, so don’t wait. Sign up is at the Fair Park Senior Center, and  ask for Tina.

Learn to water color landscapes, and barns with noted artist Tom Eckerd as he holds two Water Color Classes for seniors at Fair Park.  Each workshop will be for two hours, at a cost of only $10. per class due at sign up.  And you will receive a supply list. The first workshop will be Monday, Oct. 8 & 22. You can also sign up for the 2nd to be held on Monday, Nov. 5& 19 each will be in the afternoons from 1-3. Sign up today at Fair park Senior Center, 1433 Livingston Road. Call 931-484-7416 for more information.

Enjoy learning how to basket weave with Scott Eatherly every Tuesday afternoon 2-4, for $5 per class at Fair Park Senior Center.

Senior Self Defense Classes with Larry Potter, are continuing every Friday afternoons for only $5 per lesson. Learn with teaching and hands on role playing to defend yourself no matter your physical condition, at Fair Park Senior Center.


Elks “All-you-can-eat”

Friday Fish Fry  September 28, 2012

The Elks Lodge is serving their famous Fish Fry on September 28 from 4-7. For this all-inclusive price of $10 per person, you can enjoy “All-you-can-eat” fish and sides of coleslaw, French fries or baked potato and dessert. For the non-fish lover, we offer a single serving of a half baked chicken which includes all side dishes, children 8 years and younger half price.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all male and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God. If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge,

call the Lodge for more details at 931-484-0150. Please keep in mind we have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.

We are located at 1145 Genesis Rd. which is about 1/2 mile south of I-40. Lodge hours are 12-9 P.M. Monday through Saturday.


Annual Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt slated 

It’s that time again for the annual Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt. It will be held on Saturday, October 13.

There is a maximum of 20 cars allowed, with four persons per car. Each car will receive a set of rules with a brief explanation of how the treasure hunt will be conducted. There will be 10 clues handed out at the beginning of the hunt and each clue will lead to a certain location within the Glade.

The last clue will take you to your final destination where there will be food and prizes. Participants should bring with them the following items; a Fairfield Glade map, flashlights, pencils, clipboards, cell phone, almanac, and a Fairfield Glade phone directory. Starting point is Druid Hills parking lot (golf lot) at 5:30 P.M. on Saturday, October 13 (spooky, huh?).

The cost is $13 per car and prizes will be paid according to number of cars.  Contact Diana/John Levesque (931-200-9170), 145 Trentwood Drive, FFG or Bob/Carol Heath (931-510-6361), 150 Trentwood Drive, Fairfield Glade.

Payment must be in by October 5 (either mail-in or drop it off at our home). Don’t forget to let them know the names of your team members.


Friends of the Library to hold Fall Book Sale

   The Friends of the Art Circle Public Library (FOL) will hold their Fall Book Sale on September 28 and 29.

This is an opportunity to do some early Christmas shopping.  Doors open  9 A.M. to 6 P.M. on Friday and 9 A.M. to noon on Saturday.    

They will have many best-sellers, gift books and first editions as well as their usual $.50 hard covers and $.25 paperbacks.  We will also have children’s books,  home study materials, CD’s and tapes.  On Saturday they will sell a bag of books for $1 and they provide the bag and you fill it. Come early for the best selection.

Other opportunities are coming up for additional Christmas shopping.  On Ocober 20, FOL will host a yard sale and on December 15, the Bling Sale.  There will be more about these sales in the near future.   FOL welcomes any donations of yard sale items (except clothes), books, and costume jewellry as you do your fall cleaning.  Everything is recycled for the beneof our beautiful library as it receives all money made by the Friends.


New England States Picnic set for Oct. 13

A picnic for New Englanders will take place on Oct. 13 at Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Pavilion. The festivities will begin 4 P.M. with a social mixer and continue until 7 P.M.

The picnic will be a true Pot Luck of your favorite New England Dish to share. Our designated charity will be Bread of Life; bring a non-perishable food item to be donated.

Please fill out the following form and submit your check to Jane Tavernier by October 1,. For more information call Jane Tavernier at 484-6863 or Michelle Cooke at 287-0456.


AARP course set

If you live in Pleasant Hill, then call 931-456-1994 to register for the AARP Safe Drivers Course.

Folks at the Uplands Retirement Village has requested this course be given to all Pleasant Hill area residents.

The course is scheduled 1 P.M. to 5 P.M. on Thursday October 18 and from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. Friday on October 19. It is an 8 hour course. Pre-registration is required.

Updating your driving skills, learning about new Tennessee driving laws, keeping you a safe driver as we age and receiving a discount on your automotive insurance (please check with your agent for discount details) are some of the reasons for taking the course.

The cost of the course for AARP members is $12 and for non-members $14. A work handbook is provided for student retention. Please call now.


Photography Club offers challenge to members

The challenge for the next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club is for members to bring in two or three of their favorite shots from the last 12 months.

Selecting the shots and being prepared to discuss why they are your favorites should help in creating more interesting shots in the next 12 months.

As usual, the group will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month, September 27, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

They are a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and visitors and potential new members are always welcome.  If you have questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.


Worldwide Photo Walk set

Scott Kelby Announces the Fifth Annual Worldwide Photo Walk — the large global social event for photographers — and local photographer, Denise Brinkley is helping Crossville and Cumberland County take part in this worldwide event.

Brinkley is organizing a Photo Walk in downtown, Crossville on October 13 at 11 A.M..

For more information, visit, where you can also sign up to participate in the Photo Walk.


Ladies Club to host event

A Howling Good time is ensured for those who attend the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club’s Halloween Dine-Around on Oct. 31.

Guests will be directed to one of several lovely homes in the Glade to share a delicious luncheon and an afternoon of fun.

If you want to get a group together, or take the opportunity to meet someone new … now is the time to make the call.  About half of the tickets have been sold and time is of the essence.

Apprentice “witches” Celeste Fohr (707-9555), Barb Patterson (707-9747) or Karen (456-8493) can answer any questions and, most importantly, ensure a seat is reserved for you.  One final thing – costumes optional!


Light N’Lively Dance set for Sept. 28

The first dance for the Light “N” Lively Dance Club kicks into gear on September 28 at 7 P.M. until 10 P.M. at the Multi-purpose room on Lakeview Drive in Fairfield Glade.

The theme for the evening is ViVa Las Vegas. There could be many reasons for that theme, you may be a fan of Elvis or a gambler or simply stating that living here in the “Glade” is like hitting the “jackpot”!

We are a fun group and invite guests and timeshare members to join us for an evening of music provided by Dennis Long.

The costs is $10 for couples or $5 for singles.

This is a BYOB, the club provides ice , coffee and dessert. Please feel free to bring snacks of your choice.

The Host couples for September are Shirley and Bill Elzer (931-707-5506) and Barb and Ernie Kalmar (931-707-1892)


Festival to be held

The 12th Annual Clinch River Antiques Festival will be held Friday and Saturday, Oct. 12-13, in Historic Downtown Clinton.

The Antique Street Festival will take place Saturday from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and 80-plus antique and artisans will be there.

There will also be antique appraisers, shopping, food and live entertainment.

The Kick Off Party will be held on Oct. 12 from 6 to 9 P.M.

For more information: 865-457-2559 or visit:


What if someone you care for has a mental Illness?

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, 6 – 8:30 P.M., beginning on September 13, and ending on November 1.

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.

To register call Wanda Hepburn at 931-484-9104.


Stretch and Tone classes set to resume

A chair-based fitness program incorporating light hand weights, yoga breathing and stretching exercises, performed while either standing or sitting will take place on Mondays and Thursdays from 10 A.M. to 11 A.M. from September 10 through November 15, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church (Fellowship Hall).

This class is open to all Fairfield Glade men and women. Participants are asked to bring a large hand towel and their own weights, if possible.

A limited number of 2, 3 & 5 lb. weights will be available for those who do not have them. It is not necessary to sign up ahead of time. For further information, call Nan Sharp (931-456-2629).


Lifetime Learning Project holds Friday Classes

Friday’s classes are last but not least for the Lifetime Learning Project as Marilyn Garlick continues to bring “Snapshots of Interesting and Useful Information.”

Her classes begin Sept. 7 with a presentation by John Wigington “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”; Sept. 14 — David Shippert, Atty.  “Basic Primer on Wills and Probate”; Sept. 21 — Ed LeGrand “Enjoying Tennessee Birds” ; and Sept. 28 — Susie Randleman, “Welcome to Crossville’s New Library.”

All classes are from 9 to 10 A.M. except David Shippert’s class which is 9 to 10:30 A.M.

Do you have a desire to learn to sketch?  Make plans to attend “Basic Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain (pencil sketching)” by Larry Harrington. His classes will be Sept. 28, Oct. 5, 19, 26 from 9 to 10 A.M.  Class limit: 20. Participants will need to purchase some supplies found listed in the Lifetime Learning Brochure available in the churches and various other locations.

Marilyn Garlick is offering a “Field Trip to Pioneer Hall Museum in Pleasant Hill” on Oct. 5 at 9 A.M.  Class limit: 25.

If you have had a desire to begin “Stamping” or to broaden your knowledge of this art, then plan to take this class Sept. 21 or Oct. 5 from 1 to 3:30 P.M. where you will learn all levels and techniques of card-making. Class limit:12. Extra fee: $5.


Save the Date!

Remember this date and time: October 26 from 4:30 till 9 P.M.

That’s when Fairfield Glade Rotary Club will present its 22nd Annual Benefit Auction and Casino Night.


Concert scheduled

The Cumberland County Community Band and Chorus will hold its second Annual Veterans Benefit Concert.

The concert will be Thursday Nov. 8, at 7 P.M., at Stone Memorial High School.