Vista Gatherings – September 26, 2017

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]

Flu Shots available

Get Your Flu Shot on Saturday, October 7 from 10 A.M. to Noon at Fairfield Glade Assisted Living – 637 Woodgate Drive near the Dollar General on Peavine Road.

Registered pharmacist, Dr. Larry Renaud, will explain why you should be vaccinated every year. Bring your Medicare or insurance card.

Free Movie offered

The Cumberland County Film Society (CCFS) will be hosting a FREE showing of the film, “The Founder” at the Rocky Top 10 Cinema in Crossville on Tuesday, October 3rd. at 7 P.M.   Once again, this film is totally FREE, and open to the public.

“The Founder” is the true story of Ray Kroc (Michael Keaton), a struggling salesman from Illinois, who met Mac and Dick McDonald, two brothers who were running a burger operation in the 1950’s in Southern California.

Kroc was impressed with the brother’s speedy system of making the food, and saw the franchise potential.   Writer Robert Siegel (“The Wrestler”) details how Kroc maneuvered himself into a position to be able to pull the company from the brothers and create a billion-dollar empire.   Some will say that Kroc was genius in his maneuvering, while others will say he was ruthless. Come see this fine film and judge for yourself.  “The Founder” runs 115 minutes, and is rated PG-13 for brief strong language.   See you at the movies.

Celtic Circle group event now rescheduled

Yes, you read that right; on Tuesday, October 3, the Celtic Circle will be Dowsing for Graves!  Well, we won’t actually be going to a cemetery to test it out, but we will have as our guest speaker, Jill Jones-Lazuka, an active researcher who uses both traditional and untraditional methods for tracing her ancestors.

(Do you get the feeling you’ve read this before?  You have. The September Gathering was canceled on September 5, because of severe weather, but Celts are tenacious and Jill has agreed to meet with us on October 3, starting at 6 P.M. (CT) at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville.)

The Dowsing Rod is definitely untraditional and not everyone is capable of dowsing, whether for water or for graves.  I’m not sure how it works, but, fortunately, Jill has this talent and will give us a demonstration.  Plan to come and see it for yourself.

Her advice is, if there’s no tombstone or other marker, try the Dowsing Rod. Properly used, the rod will not only indicate where the grave is, but also whether it’s a male or female and even, the approximate age of the person!  Really?  Gotta check that out!

Jill considers herself a Taphophile…a true Tombstone Tourist, and will also discuss the Mysteries of the Cemetery and share tombstone codes, symbology and composition information, which can give valuable clues about the person buried there. It sounds very interesting, doesn’t it?

Even if you have zero Celtic blood in your veins, and even if you are not doing any genealogy research, but, find the subject title interesting, plan to come on Tuesday, October 3 (CT).

The Celtic Circle meets the first Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville.

Snacks and visiting start at 6 with the meeting/program going from 6:30 to 8. We have no dues and there are no required number of meetings to attend.  Just contact Barbara at [email protected] with any questions or to start receiving our monthly reminder letter.

Fabric Fabric Fabric 

Pick up some fabric from the Helping Hands Ministry Fabric Sale on Thursday, September 28th from 8:30 A.M. to 2 P.M. at 4188 Peavine Rd., Crossville.

Notions and a few other items will be on sale, too. Don’t forget to check out our craft corner while you are there.

Helping Hands Ministry is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization that makes many items from donated yarn, fabric and craft materials. Sale of fabric we can’t use and crafts help us pay the rent and utilities.

They are partially funded by VEC, Hometown Help and United Fund. They are open 10 – 3 from Monday thru Thursday. There are no dues and they volunteers.

Helpful Information for Veterans, Caregivers

Bill Ward, Cumberland County Veterans Affairs Officer is the featured speaker at 11 A.M. on Saturday, October 7 at a free presentation for veterans, spouses and caregivers.

If you are a veteran of any USA war or conflict, you and your family members may be entitled to medical and financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Your Veterans Affairs Medical Center has several programs especially designed to deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Health Coach, Clintina Simms, will also share information about the REACH VA program designed to help veterans and their families live better with PTSD symptoms.

This community event is hosted by Fairfield Glade Assisted Living located at 637 Woodgate Drive – just off Peavine Road near the Dollar General.

Hospice Holiday Ball is planned for Dec. 3

The Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary announces that reservations for the 2017 Hospice Holiday Ball are now open.

The 29th annual event, scheduled for Sunday, December 3rd at Druid Hills Country Club, will once again usher in the holiday season.  A spectacular evening including dinner, dancing and auction has been planned for all attendees!

Beginning at 5:30 P.M. ladies and gentlemen will arrive in their holiday attire to enjoy cocktail time with friends, visit auction tables to place their bids, and mingle amid the beautiful holiday decorations.  Chef Jerry has designed a characteristically unique and delicious menu to be served as guests enjoy the music of The Bill Sleeter Trio of Nashville.

The donation for this festive occasion is $60 per person ($25 may be considered a charitable donation for tax purposes), with the proceeds benefiting Hospice of Cumberland County, the only not-for-profit Hospice organization in our area.

To secure reservations, please mail checks, made payable to Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary, for $60 per person to Illene Padavic, 44 Holly Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN, 38558.

Tables seat eight persons and may be reserved for a party of eight.  Individual or smaller group reservations are also welcome.  Please list all names, addresses, and telephone numbers on a separate sheet and include payment for all in the same envelope.

On receipt of your check, a confirmation call will be made to the telephone numbers listed and reservations will be held for you.  Seating is limited to 180 guests and the reservation deadline is October 31, 2017.  Be sure to make your plans soon, reservations for the Holiday Ball are usually filled in a few weeks.  For more information, please call Sherry at 931-707-7834 or Kathy at 608-576-3028.

Blessing of Animals set

On October 4th, starting at 2 P.M., at Fairfield Glade Community Church (521 Snead Drive), Rev.Dr. James Janecek will conduct a Blessing of the Animals.

Everyone in Fairfield Glade and the surrounding area is welcome and invited to bring their pets for a blessing by Pastor James.

The blessing for each pet and their human is a prayer of thanksgiving for the love shared between the pet and their human, and a prayer for continued well-being as well as a prayer of remembrance that we are called to respect and honor with careful stewardship and dignity our Creator’s wonderful creation.

For more information please call Fairfield Glade Community Church at (931) 484-7412.

Cub Mountain Ride to the Sky scheduled

The 4th annual “Ride to the Sky” is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 14 beginning at 7 a.m. in Dogwood Park in Cookeville.

The cycling event will challenge riders of all skill levels with options for 20-mile, 40 mile, and 75-mile routes through some of the region’s most beautiful country. The event will include competitive riders as well as riding hobbyists from across Tennessee.

Proceeds from the Ride to the Sky benefit “Carmen’s Fund” which provides free CPR education to the Upper Cumberland community as a program of Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation. Classes are held twice a month and may be accessed through

For complete event details or to register please visit or find “Ride to the Sky” on Facebook.

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!

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.

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.

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:

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.

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.