Vista Gatherings – September 4, 2012


The 2012 AARP Driver Safety course, a classroom refresher course for drivers age 50 and older, will be offered at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church, 231 Westchester Drive, in Fairfield Glade.  The eight hour course will be held on two consecutive morning sessions: October 3 & 4 (Wednesday & Thursday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

This course explains changes that occur in vision, hearing, and reaction time as aging occurs and provides useful driving safety tips for handling these changes. Unique differences in Tennessee laws will be presented, and participants will have opportunities to share driving experiences. Attendees will also be given an informative workbook for use during the class and for future reference. There are no tests to pass or fail. More information is available at –

In Tennessee, most auto insurance carriers offer a discount on premiums to eligible drivers aged 55 and older who have completed approved courses such as the AARP Driver Safety course. Some insurance carriers require that all drivers covered on a ‘family’ policy attend the course to get the discount. Check with your insurance agent regarding discount details.

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance. Cost for the class is $12 per person for AARP members, or $14 per person for non-members, payable to “AARP” at the first session. Class size is limited, so call soon to assure your place in this class.



The first dance for the Light “N” Lively Dance Club kicks into gear on September 28 at 7 P.M. until 10P.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)

Please give them a call if you have any questions.



Wear your uniform if you have it!  Bring several or more cans/packages of non-perishable food products, which will be donated to the Office of the Cumberland County Veterans Service Officer.

Plateau Chapter #297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, will meet next on Wednesday, September 12, l P.M., at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center on Stonehenge.  Honorable discharged and retired military personnel are always welcome to sit in on these meetings.  We are available and knowledgeable of information concerning veterans benefits, Honor Air Flights to Washington D.C., the South Korea Return Visit Program, awards benefits, etc.  WE CAN HELP!

Subjects on the agenda include an explanation of an amendment to the Chapter Bilaws, the annual Christmas party, and a group trip early next year to Ft. Campbell.  The trip to Ft Campbell was taken several years ago and was voted the most outstanding trip among the many the the Chapter has taken.  Other than being informative concerening today’s military tactics, it is a great opportunity for comaraderie among the members and their guests.


Elks Lodge Prime Rib Dinner

September 72012. 5-7 P.M.

The Elks are offering a very generous portion of prime rib with au jus and horsy sauce plus your choice of baked or mashed potatoes, veggie and dessert all for $14 per person

Serving is from 5-7 P.M.. So don’t’ wait,  make your reservations now!  Call the Lodge at 931-484-0150 between the hours of 12-9 P.M..  Monday through Saturday.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests. If you are 21 or over, an American citizen, believe in God and are interested in the Elks organization. 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.




Due to the Labor Day Holiday, the next meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Social hour begins at 2:30 P.M. followed by the meeting at 3 P.M.  All members are encouraged to attend; members of the community who are interested in the activities of the Auxiliary are also welcome.  The Fairfield Glade Auxiliary conducts fundraising events throughout the year to support Cumberland House, the new residential facility of Hospice of Cumberland County, the only non-profit hospice organization serving our local community.



You’re invited to attend a Meet and Greet Open House. Open to businesses Tues. Sept.11 5 P.M. – 7 P.M.

Meet members and explore how these opportunities can benefit your business. Event held at” A-Z Printing, 208 Woodmere Mall. Contact Connie Price for more info: 931-287-0123.


Free lunch at Plateau Arts Festival in Sept.

    Mark on your calendar the dates of September 14 and 15 (9 A.M – 3 P.M.) for the Plateau Arts Festival, located at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Drive (off Peavine) in Fairfield Glade.

Enjoy the fine art displays of  Tennessee’s artists — paintings galore, photography, pottery, jewelry, basket weaving,  homemade bread and scrumptious bakery made by Cumberland County’s chefs and bakers in residence.

In appreciation for your attendance to the Festival, the Art Guild at Fairfield Glade is providing a free lunch for visitors.  Donations to the Art Guild will be appreciated.

Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy music by Gene Brown and the Cumberland Mountain Boys.

For more information call 931-707-7249 and visit their website:


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:


Fundraiser Sock Hop at the Elks Lodge

The Elks Lodge will host a Sock Hop as a fundraiser on September 15, in support for our local Veterans Office in Crossville.

Put on your favorite 50’s outfit (or not) and come to the Elks’ Sock Hop for a fun filled night of dancing to your favorite oldies.

Dinner will be servced from 5 to 6 P.M. with dancing from 6 to 9 P.M., featuring Frank Byers.

The menu is: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans and dessert for $10.

As a special surprise, “Elvis” will be making a special appearance singing …”Are You Lonesome Tonight”.

Remember, all proceeds from this event will go toward supporting the local veterans office in Crossville, Tennessee.

Call the lodge at 484-0150 to make your reservations today!


Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild meet

The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild will hold its monthly Business Meeting on Wednesday September 5, at 10 A.M. in the 127 South Senior Center, located on Hwy 127 South in Crossville.

The Opportunity Quilt Drawing will be done during this meeting. Come early and see Lois Miller before the meeting  if you don’t have your tickets for this wonderful hand painted quilt.

Our Trunk Show will be presented by Fran Sargent, Owner of Quilter’s Attic in Goodlettsville, TN.  Following the meeting, Fran will be teaching a class on “Lil Twister.”

To attend this class, you must be pre-registered. Call Wynnell Busch at 931-456-2673 to reserve your place in this class, or to obtain details and information. Everyone is welcome.


Hospice to meet Sept. 10

Due to the Labor Day Holiday, the next meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, Sept. 10, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church.  Social hour begins at 2:30 P.M. followed by the meeting at 3 P.M.

All members are encouraged to attend; members of the community who are interested in the activities of the Auxiliary are also welcome.

The Fairfield Glade Auxiliary conducts fundraising events throughout the year to support Cumberland House, the new residential facility of Hospice of Cumberland County, the only non-profit hospice organization serving our local community.


Wags and Whiskers to hold a yard sale

Wags and Whiskers will hold a yard sale on September 22, in front of the Save a Lot store in Crossville.  Donations of just about anything except clothes are appreciated. Call 931-788-2201 to locate drop off locations or arrange for pickup of large items. All proceeds will help fund spay/neuter of dogs and cats in our community.  Wags and Whiskers has helped with over 6,000 spay/neuter operations in the past and is hoping to reach over 1,100 in 2012. For more information, please visit their website at .


Meeting may increase your business contacts

Increase your business connections through Enduring Entrepreneurs. The group will be holding a meet and greet open house on Sept. 11 from 5 to 7 P.M.

Meet members and explore how these opportunities can benefit your business. The event will be held at  A-Z Printing, 208 Woodmere Mall. Contact Connie Price for more info at 931-287-0123.


Dog Park Pizza Party

On Wednesday, September 12, members and friends of the Fairfield Glade Dog Park will hold a Pizza Party at Robin Hood Park.

The cost of $10 will include assorted pizzas, salad, dessert and snacks.  The party will begin at 4P.M. for games and socializing, and dinner will be served at 5 P.M.

The last pizza party was a wonderful success and this one should be equally great as dog owners have a chance to “meet, greet and play“ like their canine companions. Tickets can be purchased from Mary/Bill Best (931-459-2275), Martha/Bedell Derreberry (931-484-9542), Pat Kee (931-456-3870) or Linda/Bill Desmond (931-707-1245) at the dog park or by phoning in your reservation to one of these committee members.


Corvette owners to meet

Come join the  Plateau Corvette club for Corvette owners only at our monthly meeting held on the first thursday of every month at 6:30 P.M..

They will be meeting at Dave Kirks Chevrolet in the service department on Hwy. 127 north in Crossville.

Join them and meet new people as they plan events all Corvette owners can enjoy. For further information please contact Coy Watson at 931-459-4976. They are a 100% NCCC club.


Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September 11

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular meeting on Tuesday, September 11 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 (931-456-0397) or Franc Conner (931-337-1247) for information.


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, 2012 and ending on November 1, 2012. 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.


Sleep Apnea Support Group meeting Sept. 13

Cumberland Medical CPAP Support Group is a free, community based support group where Cumberland County residents and their families affected by Sleep Apnea can meet with experts in the field of Sleep Medicine, and have their questions asked and answered.

Cumberland Medical CPAP Support Group puts patients first; the physicians, manufacturers’ reps, equipment suppliers and others in attendance are there to help you navigate your treatment path.

So come and join the Cumberland Medical CPAP Support Group meeting September 13, at 6 P.M. at the Cumberland Medical Center in the Conference Center.

The guest speaker for the upcoming meeting is Wes Roberts, Field Sales Representative for Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, Inc.

Please contact the Cumberland Medical Sleep Disorder Center to reserve your seat at 931-459-7249.


Free Medicare Help

SHIP representatives from the Upper Cumberland Area Agency on Aging & Disability will be at the Fairfield Glade Resident Services in the Elk Valley Health Services Building located at 7014 Peavine Road on September 10 and 24 from 9 A.M. to noon to help counsel on any Medicare questions, abuse or concerns.

Please contact SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 for an appointment or questions.  SHIP/SMP covers all 14 Upper Cumberland Counties.


Kinseekers meeting

The Kinseekers at Fairfield Glade will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday September 6, at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Dr, Fairfield Glade.

At the next meeting, Gene Stone will discuss “Using Cemetery Records”. All visitors are welcome to attend this meeting and all Kinseekers meetings. We meet the first THURSDAY of every month. Any questions please feel free to contact Erin at 931-456-8367.


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).


MOAA chapter to meet on September 4

The September membership meeting of the Upper Cumberland Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will be on Tuesday, September 4, at Cumberland Mountain State Park Restaurant.

Lunch service begins at 11 A.M. with meeting to follow at 11:45 A.M. in conference room A downstairs. All members and their spouses, as well as members of the community who are interested in the activities of the chapter, are most welcome.


“Modeling for Misssions” style show Sept. 12

The Women’s Fellowship of Fairfield Glade Community Church is presenting their Fifth Annual Fabulous Fall Fashion Show,  “Modeling for Missions” on Wednesday, September 12, at Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive. Doors open at 9:30 A.M., the show begins at 10 A.M.

Fall clothing and accessories from Belk in Cookeville and sports attire from Fairfield Glade’s Pro Shops will be featured.  Jewelry from the Initial Outfitters line and Nancy Powell’s nap beadwork jewelry also will be worn by the lovely Fairfield Glade Community Church models.

The proceeds of an optional $5 donation at the door will help support three local missions – The House of Hope, The Rural Health Clinic of the Cumberlands, and The Phoenix School.


Elks donate to local groups in Crossville

The Cumberland County Elks Lodge is proud to announce that in the month of July they were able to donate funds to the local Boy Scouts, Young Marines, Cumberland County EMS and Shop with a Cop totaling $2,000.

The Elks Lodge is a charitable organization that holds events to raise funds to help their community. They are active in raising  funds to help our Veterans and Home Away from Home head start schools. They also have a nursing scholarship which is available as well.

If you would like additional information about the Elks Lodge, call the 931-484-0150 for more details.

The Elks Lodge is open to its members and guests and all males and females aged 21 and over, who are American citizens and believe in God.

The Lodge is 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.


Ladies Club’s Ways and Means event slated

It’s time to announce the first Ways and Means event for the Fairfield Glade Ladies Club 2012-2013 club year.

Lots of fun things are being planned and Karen Gainer is again chairing their  ‘Dine-Around’ which is scheduled for October 31.  That’s right!  It’s Halloween!

The event is aptly entitled ‘The Witches Gathering’ and Gainer needs 11 wonderful ladies to volunteer their time and homes for this spooky luncheon.

Two have already stepped forward and will ensure their eight guests have a howling good time.

Gainer is looking for nine more to be a  ‘hostess with the mostess’ and volunteer.

Please call Gainer at 931-456-8493 or email her at [email protected] to volunteer your home as one of the luncheon sites.

The menu will be provided so you don’t have to come up with all the ideas yourself.

Tickets will be available at the September 5 luncheon meeting.


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.

This year’s event at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center will have some very exciting and spectacular auction items, along with a fantastic selection of Hors d’oeuvres and a wonderful dinner.


Bible Study offered

The women of Fairfield Glade will have an opportunity to join their friends and neighbors at Bible Study Tech on Sept. 24th.  Bible Study Tech is an Inter-Denominational Women’s Bible Study in the Glade, which offers all women a chance to study the Bible in-depth.

Class members often comment, “When I came I knew only two women in the class.  I now have forged many new and meaningful friendships as a result of these studies.”

Class members need only an interest in Bible Study. First time students and those who have studied for years will be equally challenged and have equal opportunities to learn.

They will study the Bible individually, share what they are learning in small groups and join in a fellowship of class members to watch a weekly DVD by an established Bible scholar and teacher.

Their fall study will be using Beth Moore’s: Believing God. Moore is a popular, enthusiastic and astute student of the Bible.  She makes the characters and truths of the Bible become real and relevant in her student’s lives.   She uses words like “gutsy and glory” in the same sentence.

The class will meet Mondays from 1:30 to 4 P.M. from Sept. 24th through December 3rd at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church. Pre-registration is recommended.

For more information, please call Karen Hein at 456-6707 or email:[email protected]


Homesteads Apple Festival Seeks Artists, Craftsmen, Authors 

The Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association (CHTA) is seeking vendors for this year’s Apple Festival which will take place on September 22 and 23 on the grounds of the Tower Museum located at the junction of Highways 127 S and 68 just south of Crossville.

Outdoor spaces are 12 x 12 feet and cost $40 for the weekend. Author’s works must be original and craft items must be handmade by the exhibitor —resale items are not permitted.

Those interested are invited to download an application from the CHTA website at or call 931- 456-5699 to obtain an application by mail. The deadline to submit an application is August 31.


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. This 1887 building tells the story of the many facets of the community of Pleasant Hill.  Participants are asked to meet at the museum.

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.  Take home three beautiful cards.  Class limit:12. Extra fee: $5.


Concert scheduled

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

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