Vista Gatherings – September 28, 2015

One Step Beyond to hold luncheon Oct. 15

Come join the group at Vegas Steakhouse restaurant ono Thursday, Oct. 15 at 1 P.M.  for the next One Step Beyond luncheon.

Their guest will be Holly Lee (attorney).  She will speak about Estate Planning.  Prior to the luncheon please submit questions to Holly via email: [email protected] – she will be answering our questions at the luncheon.

Put the date on your calendar.  Call Ron Hockheiser at 931-210-4393 or Bobbye Leonard at 931-707-8607 on or before Oct 10 so they will have a good estimate as to how many plan to attend.

Let’s have a good turnout and enjoy the luncheon and the speaker.  Submit questions to Holly at the above email address.  One Step Beyond is a luncheon club for seniors (50+) who are single, widowed, widowers, divorced.  Come join us.

Vendors sought for C.A.T.S. craft show 

Painters, photographers, artists and crafters of all kinds, now’s the time to think about the upcoming holiday-show season. And to kick things off, the Cumberland Artisans of Tennessee Studio (C.A.T.S.) is sponsoring its second annual Fall Show & Sale.

The show will be Saturday, Oct. 24, from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at The Crossville Depot, 14 North Street.

This is a true art and craft show; only vendors who sell their own handmade items will be permitted to display and sell at this event.

There are three options for display space: indoor space ($25), outside space on the covered deck ($15) and outdoor space on the lawn in front of the Depot ($10). If you require access to an electrical outlet, there is a $5 upcharge. Outdoor vendors are permitted to bring their own tent or canopy to set up.

Applications are available at the C.A.T.S. Gallery in the Crossville Outlet Mall, 228 Interstate Drive. For additional information, call the gallery at (931) 210-5588. Leave your name and number and the event chairman will contact you.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet October 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, October 13 at 6:30 P.M.

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.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting slated

On Thursday October 15th, the Plateau Photography Club will meet to show off our efforts to get “up close and personal” to some critters, birds, bugs and other wildlife.  We meet at the Fairfield Glade Library Room C at 1:00 P.M.

They are a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and all members are welcome.  Guests are also always welcome and may atten

Kinseekers meeting set

Your Genealogy Documents, files and Photos…Organized or Chaotic?

At the Kinseekers meeting on Thursday, Oct. 1, Chris Sikorski will discuss Genealogy Documents, Files and Photos…Organized or Chaotic?  Do you have everything neatly programmed and easily accessible on your computer, or is everything in boxes and file folders or paper-clipped together in the back bedroom closet? If yours is the closet variety, she has some great tips and ideas to share with you.

The Kinseekers meet in the Fellowship Hall at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, Fairfield Glade from 1 to 3 pm. Use either side entrance.  If you’ve never attended before, please come the first time as our guest.

Any questions, contact [email protected], or [email protected] .

Other genealogy groups in the area, that you might want to check out, are The Cumberland County Archives and Family Resource Center, 95 East First Street, open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday; The Cumberland County Genealogical Society that meets at 6 P.M. the 1st and 3rd Monday each month at the Art Circle Public Library, 3 East Street, and the Celtitc Circle which meets at 6 P.M. the first Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, all in Crossville.

Free Medicare Help 

Medicare Open Enrollment for 2016 begins October 15. For those who are eligible to sign up for Medicare or have questions about making changes to their Medicare health plans and/or Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, free, un-biased Medicare information and counseling is available through the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging and Disability.

Open enrollment for the coming year runs from October 15 to December 7. During this time, currently enrolled Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their plans. The staff at UCAAAD, a division of Upper Cumberland Development District, and volunteers are trained to provide free, un-biased counseling and advice for those seeking assistance with making changes to their Medicare plans.

It is important for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current plans to the 2016 coverage options, which will be released on October 1, 2015. UCAAAD staff helps those seeking assistance with plan comparisons without selling anything and can be reached at the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.

Throughout open enrollment, UCAAAD staff and volunteers will also be offering Medicare counseling at locations throughout the Upper Cumberland. A full list of appointment times and locations can be found at www.ucdd.org or at www.facebook/ucddconnect or by calling the toll free SHIP line at 1-877-801-0044.

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’ .

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 .

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