Vista Gatherings – September 3, 2013

Light N’ Lively Dance set for Sept. 13

Light “N” Lively Dance Club will kick off the 2013-14th season on Friday Sept. 13.

Friday the 13th — what better day to begin the new season. The theme will be  “Dancing with the Stars” of Fairfield Glade. The music will be presented by D J Garrison. The evening is a black tie event for all who wish to dress for the occasion.

Dancing will begin at 7 P.M. at the Multi-Purpose Building on Lakeview Dr.

Music will last until 10 P.M. Members welcome time share guests  and residents from the area  to come and enjoy a relax filled evening of music, dance and friendship.

The cost is $10 a couple or $5 for a single. This is a BYOD event, water and ice are provided. Dessert and coffee will be served. The host couples for the evening are Jim and Jenny Lamb (484-5991) and Ken and Grace Schrader (456-0777). Please call if you have any questions.


Korean vets to meet

The hottest gang in town, the KOREAN WAR VETS, will meet at 1 P.M., Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge.

Questions can be answered by calling Cmdr. Bob Johnston at 931-484-8798.

They still need more members and there are a lot of Korean War Vets out there —they meet you during our Rose of Sharon sale and all around the community.

You may attend their meetings, observe what is happening at no obligation.

The qualifications are: Any veteran who served within Korea, territorial waters or air space from Sespt 3, 1945, to the present time or if service was outside Korea from June 25, 1950 to January 31, 1955 is eligible for membership. It’s a once a month meeting which generally lasts up to just over an hour.

Their club also has the means to assist you with any veterans problem you may have or are having. Even though it takes time, they have the advantage of where to go and what to do. Besides these problems, they can get you associated with the Korea Revisit Program and Honor Air Knoxville.


Common Core is topic for Tea Party next week

The Cumberland County Tea Party will meet at the Community Complex (Fair grounds), Tuesday, September 10 at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5:30).

All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend.

Guest speaker will be Sally Absher who will be presenting on common Core State Standards (CCSS). CCSS is a set of national K-12 standards written by the nonprofit organization Achieve, Inc. under the direction of the Washington DC based National Governors Association and the council of Chief State School Officers which hold the copyright to the standards.

For more information on Cumberland County Tea Party, log on to:


Tax volunteers needed

As you think about your plans for next year, consider joining the AARP TaxAide volunteers.

Challenge yourself to learn basic tax laws and the TaxWise software. AARP tax preparation sites in Crossville, Fairfield Glade, Pleasant Hill, Sparta, Tansi and Jamestown provide free tax assistance, tax return preparation and e-filing services for local residents and not just for seniors.

The work is done by teams of volunteers and new volunteers are always needed.  Even if you have no experience with taxes (except, of course, to pay them) you can help.

Study materials are mailed to prospective counselors in November; on-line training and practice problems are available from December and all through the tax season; and a week of classroom work is held in January, both in Cookeville and Crossville.

Volunteers are also needed to help with greeting clients and organizing their paperwork. If you would like to be a part of the team that provides this valuable FREE service, or would like more information about the program, please call 931-456-8587.


Fashions from “Yesterday and Today” slated

What a theme!  What a thrill to see models in fashions from “YESTERDAY” and “TODAY!”   The Fairfield Glade Community Church Women’s Fellowship invites you to attend their exciting fashion show on Sept. 18.

The morning will start at 9:30 A.M. when the doors open, followed by a complimentary mini-brunch. The style show begins at 10 A.M.

There will be lovely music throughout the show.  Random drawing door prizes will be awarded.  You’ll love the trip down memory lane as models show off some of the styles from decade(s) ago that mom, grandmom, or great-grandmomused to wear.

But that’s not all!  Fast forward to today – to Autumn– and pick your favorite fashion-forward outfit.

Belk of Turkey Creek is dressing models in luncheon, cruise, and party attire.

The optional donation – $5 at the door to support local missions.  For more information – call Judie Kleinfelt at 456-1568.


Women’s Fall Bible Study To Start

A new study from Priscilla Shirer, “Gideon-Your weakness.  God’s STRENGTH”, will start Tuesday, 6:30 P.M. (nursery) or Wednesday 9 A.M.

This study will encourage you to recognize your weakness as the key that the Lord gives you to unlock the full experience of His strength in your life.

This seven-week study will be held at Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church (by Food city).

To reserve your book or nursery call Cynnie Kringel at 931-200-3132. Cost is $13.


Golf spots going fast

The P.O.E.T.S. Golf Club of Fairfield Glade would like to remind all golfers that the Fall invitational is being held on October 10th, 11th, and 12th at the Heatherhurst golf courses.

The field is limited to 56 teams and currently only 16 posts remain open.

The final date of acceptance of entries has been set as September 22.

Visit the P.O.E.T.S. website for additional information ( or call Howard Swan, Tournament Director at 456-0939 any evening.

Entry forms are also available at Druid Hill golf course and Heatherhurst golf course.


Celtic picnic scheduled

The newly organized Celtic Society will host a potluck picnic at Robin Hood Park on Thursday, September 12.

For more information about these Americans celebrating their Celtic heritage-Scots, Irish, Welsh, contact [email protected]


Monthenders Bowling League begins Sep. 29

The Monthenders Bowling League will begin their 2013-14 season on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Plateau Lanes.

Currently, the league is in need of new teams. These teams must consist of two men and two women. Any person that is interested in joining the league should contact Bob Olds at 931-707-7980 as soon as possible.

A short meeting will be held at 1 P.M. on September 29 prior to bowling so that league rules and other items can be discussed and voted on.

If you have any questions, please contact Bob Olds, 931-707-7980.


CPAP Group to meet

The September Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) Support Group meeting will be held on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 6 P.M.. in the Cumberland Medical Center Conference Center – Room C.

Ben Steele, BS, RPSGT Clinical Specialist with Philips Respironics Home Healthcare Solutions will be the guest speaker of the evening.  This meeting is open to the public and is free.

For more info, contact Cyndy Whitson, Support Group Coordinator, at 931-459-7249.


The Elks offering meat loaf comfort meal

The Elks Lodge will serve a Meatloaf Comfort Meal on Sept. 6 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Lodge on 1145 Genesis Rd.

The cost will be $8 per person and the menu includes: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, veggie and dessert.

If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the Lodge for more details at 484-0150.

Please keep in mind they have limited parking so if you can car pool that would be greatly appreciated.

• The Elks will host its Angel Tree Dinner Show —  “Night at the Copa”  — on Oct. 4 & 5.

The cost is $12 per person, prepaid tickets only. The show begins promptly at 5 P.M.

Dinner will be served during intermission.

Menu is roasted pork loin, mashed potatoes, bread stuffing, gravy, veggie and dessert.

The “Elk Performers” are at it again, doing another skit to support the Angel Tree Christmas program at the Elks Lodge. You will see performances from Barry Manalow, Tom Jones, Sonny & Cher and more.

Tickets are now available at the Lodge.

• The Ellks will host a 50’s Sock Hop on Sept. 14 featuring music by Frank Byers.

Dinner is from 5 to 6 P.M. and the dance is from 6 to 9 P.M.

The cost is $10 per person. Dress in your favorite 50’s outfit if you like and join us for a fun night of dancing. Call the lodge and put you name on the reservation list ASAP!


Mark your calendars!  

Fairfield Glade Crafters are holding their Annual Fall and Christmas sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 17-19.

Come visit and pick a few items to decorate your home or gifts for the holiday season. The sale will be held at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church on 231 Westchester Drive.


Fairfield Glade Ladies Club Luncheon set

Whoops!  There was an error in the website address for making reservations for the Sept. 4  meeting of the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club.

Reservations may be made on Wednesday, August 28, between the hours of 8 and 10 A.M. by calling 210-0067 or emailing:  [email protected]

Please note this new email address which is solely for making luncheon reservations.


Ramsey to discuss planning financially

Beginning Sunday, Sept. 22 at 6 P.M., Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University 9-week course that teaches God’s way of handling money will be held at the Fairfield Glade First Baptist Church, 130 Towne Centre Way.

This isn’t your typical “money class.”  Financial Peace University is practical, entertaining and fun!

Whether you’re struggling to make ends meet or you’re a millionaire, FPU has something for you.  FPU is based on more than 800 verses of Scripture and is a proven plan that will work for you.

These classes can show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more.

There is a $100 cost for the course, but limited scholarships and payment options are available.

To sign up for the course, please contact the church at 484-6927.

For questions about the course itself, please contact Phil Gover @ 200-6096.


Time for Paws looking for items for store

A Time 4 Paws No Kill animal welfare organization is looking for lightly used items such as household electronics, clothing, furniture, toys, sports/health equipment etc., to be donated for their new thrift store opening Sept. 23.

All donations are tax deductible and may be dropped off at 463 Old Jamestown Hwy (Adoption Center) until further notice and 100% of profits benefit their animals and their many programs.

Volunteers are welcome. Call 456-6906 for large item pick-up. Visit  for more info.


Is Someone you care for affected by mental illness?

Classes are being offered for family and friends of individuals with a major mental illness on eight consecutive Thursday evenings, 6 to 8:30 P.M., beginning on Sept. 18 and ending on Nov. 6.

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.

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


It’s Deer Season for Young Artists 

There will be a series of three drawing classes at the Shanks Center, Tuesday Sept. 10, Thursday Sept. 12, Tuesday Sept. 17. Instructor Ralph Hofknecht.

Cost each class $15. Register: 931-787-1936 or on location 140 N. Main Street, Crossville TN.


Learn to Square Dance

Johnny Chambers of Sparta, TN, will give square dance lessons at the Grandview Community Center on Hwy 68 beginning Monday, Sept. 9 at 7 P.M. EST. First lesson free. Following lessons $4 each.

Come singles and couples and meet other nice people. Square dancing is great for the mind and body.

For more info please call Barbara at 423-365-2504 or Shirley at 423-365-6825.


Kinseekers to meet

The next meeting for the Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will be held on Thursday, Sept. 5,  at 1 P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr.

At their next meeting Holly Clark will give a presentation on COURT RECORDS.

The meetings are open to all who are interested in genealogy. The Kinseekers meet only once a month, the first Thursday of every month.

For more information please feel free to contact Erin at 931-456-8367


Wags and Whiskers golf outing slated

The 10th annual Sally Schrader Golf Outing to benefit Wags And Whiskers will be played on the Crag course at Heatherhurst on Saturday, Oct. 19.

Please help Wags And Whiskers raise funds to continue mission to reduce the intake rate of unwanted cats and dogs in our community. WAW provides spay/neuter education, facilitation and financial aid. WAW’s goal is to facilitate 1,210 surgeries in 2013.


Picnic is planned

Cumberland County, Chapter 1719 of the National Association of Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE) is having a picnic on Tuesday, Sept. 10.

They will meet at noon at the United Methodist Church Pavillion in Fairfield Glade. Uniform of the day will be red, white and/or blue (not mandatory).

The Chapter will furnish hamburgers and brats, soft drinks or water. You are asked to bring a dish to pass and your own table setting:  plate, napkin, fork, knife and spoon.

Contact Ellie at 931-707-8542; Wyonne at 931-707-5636; or Lauri at 931-456-9101 for more info.


Wanted: Crafters

Vendors are needed for a two-day Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club.

It is open to all and will be held on Thursday, Oct. 10 and Friday Oct. 11, from 9 A.M. till 4 P.M. at the Community Complex in the large exhibit building located at the Fairgrounds in Crossville.

All items must be handmade. Spaces are located in heated hall and are approximately 6’ x 8’. Electricity is available to a limited number of spaces and one 8’ table and 2 chairs will be provided for each space. Cost per vendor booth is $30 for both days.

Set up for the event will be from 7 to 9 A.M. on day of show.

For further information and an application, contact Johanna Wentworth at 931-456-8590 or [email protected]


Second Annual Plateau Alzheimer’s Walk set

Save the date, Sept. 7,  and plan to participate in the 2013 Alzheimer’s Walk right here in Crossville.

Fairfield Glade would like a strong showing in support of this wonderful cause. Walk with a team or individually. Pets welcome.

Contact Cyd Riede for more information 931-456-2122 or


Craft show scheduled

Crafters and Shoppers alike, mark your calendars for October 10 and 11,  for the First Annual Holiday Craft Show sponsored by the Cumberland County Republican Women’s Club.

It is open to all and will be held on Thursday and Friday from 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. at the Community Complex at the Fairgrounds. For more info call 931-456-8590.