Vista Gatherings – September 5, 2017

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).

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Korean vets meeting

Plateau Chapter #297, KOREAN WAR VETERANS ASSOCIATION, will next meet at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Community & Conference Center, on Wednesday, September 13.

Guests are welcome and urged to attend.  Additional information/driving directions can be obtained by contacting Cmdr Gene Stone at 931-484-4610.

Kicking off this meeting will be personnel from the Crossville Christian Counseling Center, who are mostly focused on problems of stress and mental situations involving retired military personnel.  We urge members and any retired military in the Cumberland County Community to take part in this informative presentation.

Rounding out the meeting will be preliminary discussion on the 2017-18 budget and an effort to inventory and have a member take care of our properties.  The Cmdr requests full attendance and please arrive wearing your official uniform.

Again, the members of the Unit are appreciative and thank the Community for their participation and active interest in our fund raisers, which have just been finished.

Home & Health Fair Supports EdenRidge

Business Cumberland will host a Home & Health Fair on Friday, Sept.29, 2017 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]

Annual Steak Dinner

How does a tender, delicious 8 oz. rib-eye steak sound?  You guessed it, it’s STEAK TIME, again!  Picture this; a juicy, grilled to perfection rib-eye, served with a big baked potato, a toss salad, a variety of desserts and lemonade, iced tea or water, all for only $10!  A $4 kids’ menu of a hot dog and the sides is available for children under 12 years old. NOTE: Please bring your own TABLE SERVICE (Styrofoam plates and plastic-ware don’t work too well.)

Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, is again, inviting the community to join us for our annual Steak Dinner on Saturday, September 16.  They will eat promptly at 5 P.M.

Weather permitting we will meet in their, we’ll welcome you to our Fellowship Hall. Either way, you can expect great food, excellent company and a good time.

Since these steak dinners are well received and space is limited in both our pavilion and Fellowship Hall, please don’t wait to get your paid reservations in — Wednesday, September 13 at noon is the deadline.

They are located just off Peavine Road, across from and 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane. Their church office is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 A.M. to noon. Call  931-456-2525, and if you leave your name and number and they will call back.

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.

Hospice to host meeting

The September monthly meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held on Monday, September 11,  at 3 P.M. at the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Hall.

They will be discussing and closing out the August “Just For Kicks” Raffle Ticket Sale with drawing held on Sept. 1.  Hospice of Cumberland County will award the raffle winner two (2) tickets for a Saturday Tennessee Titans Football game along with an overnight hotel stay for Saturday night. Go Titans!

The Auxiliary will also be discussing and finalizing plans for the October 6th  “Fashions and Faces of Fall”  Fashion Show to be held at the Fairfield Glade Community Church.

LILY PAD of Sweetwater, TN will be providing the fashions and the luncheon will be prepared by The 5th Street Market in Crossville. This will be a delightful social event with a delectable luncheon in addition to the stylish fashions modeled by some of our most “fashionable” members.

Fashion Show tickets are $25/person with 5 raffle tickets for baskets and a $50 Gift Certificate to Lily Pad included in the price of the ticket.  If you’d like to get a table for 8 for a group of friends or even a smaller group, please purchase the tickets at the same time so you can be assured of getting a table together.

For tickets and information, you can contact Lanie Wall at 931-337-8051 co-chairman.

All monies raised be Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary are used to support the ongoing operation of Cumberland House, a six bed end of life facility which accommodates all persons without consideration of their ability to pay.

Dance event scheduled

Light and Lively dance Club, Sept. 8 with the band, Jim Leonardo, providing entertainment. The event will be held at the Metro building Library in Fairfield Glade from 7 to 10 P.M.

The theme is football. There will be a Dessert table to be served with coffee and ice. Bring your snacks, BYOB. There will be door prizes and a 50/50 raffle! bring your friends and guests. For questions call Doris Kotecki at 931-707-7548.

Directions: Peavine to Lakeview – first street to the right after Food City. See Legends Golf Club. curve to left (sign is there and go about one block and turn left into parking lot by pool).

Council of Catholic Women (CCW) to meet

The first meeting of the 2017-2018 CCW year will be on Wednesday, Sept. 13 n the parish hall of the St. Francis of Assisi church at the 8 A.M. Mass.

A Continental breakfast will be served, followed by an informational meeting and an entertaining program presented by parishioner, Don Koch.  Don will share his expertise, taking the mystery out of the technology of taking and sending pictures as attachments.  Bring your picture taking phones, iPads and cameras so you can practice and ask questions of Don at the meeting.  Soon you will be sending and printing your memorable photos, sharing with friends and family.

Theye also want to have fun learning more about you, our “new members and current members”.  Bring a printed picture to share at your table.  It could be a graduation picture, wedding photo, vacation photo or family occasion.

Benedictine Spirituality Workshop Scheduled

The community is invited to participate in a four-week workshop that will examine Benedictine Spirituality on the following Sundays: Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 1.

You may attend one or all four of the 60-minute sessions that will convene at the Fairfield Glade MultiPurpose Library Building 445 Lakeview Drive. The workshop starts at 3 P.M. central time on Sunday, September 10. Please register with Clintina so that she will have adequate workshop materials. Her contact info is: [email protected] (931-250-3390 phone or text).

New York Picnic

sign-up beginning

The New York Picnic will be held at St. George Marina Pavilion on Sunday, Sept. 24 — and now is the time to sign-up.

The Cost will be just $10 per couple and $5 for single.

All former residents of New York State are invited and encouraged to attend. Come find out who has moved here from your old stomping grounds. You might just find someone from your old home town.

Please bring a dish to share, (signup below) BYOB and any other preferred beverages. Coffee, water and table settings will be furnished. They will have a 50/50 drawing, entertainment and games.

Send your name, address, phone, former city in NY, Year you moved to Fairfield Glade and what you will furnish (Main course dish, salad/vegetable, dessert, appetizer and your check made out to NYS Picnic to: Jeanne Dougherty, 116 Bradford Lane, Fairfield Glade, TN 38558  Registration form and check must be received no later than Sept. 15th

For additional information call Jeanne 707-2676 or Shirley Spall 456-9399.

Free Movie showing

Don’t miss this special event: a one-time showing of the new Martin Luther film at Rocky Top 10 Cinema Sunday, Sept. 10 at 4 P.M.

Jeff Long and Thrivent Financial invite you to a special screening of “Martin Luther; The Idea That Changed The World”. It is the perfect outreach opportunity… a chance to invite friends and neighbors to an event in a community setting. This entertaining new film follows the great adventure story of Luther’s life, packed with political intrigue, kidnappings, and life-or-death showdowns.

At the same time, it’s a story about the most important questions of life, including “Who am I?” “What is my purpose” and “How do I get right with God?” The only place you can see the film is in the theater on the day of this special event.

This is the first time in more than 60 years that there has been a feature-length film about Martin Luther and the Reformation. Filmed in historic locations across Europe, this movie brings Luther’s story to life with exquisite attention to detail. It’s a chance to strengthen your faith by revisiting the birth of Protestant Reformation, and to share that experience with others.

Check in begins at 3:15. Following a short presentation at 3:50, the movie will begin at 4 o’clock. IMPORTANT: All tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets can be reserved at a special web site set up for the screening: – If you would rather not purchase tickets online, you can reserve tickets through our community contact: Linda at (931)287-0300.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September 12

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday,  at 6:30 P.M. on September 12.

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.

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.

Kinseekers meet Sept. 7

The Kinseekers meeting on Thursday, September 7, will be a Chat ‘N Chew. What’s a Chat ‘N Chew? Instead of a designated speaker or specific subject, they encourage everyone to bring a finger-food type dish to share, and they put the tables in a big circle.

Then, everyone fills their plates with food and they  ‘chew’ as we ‘chat’ about our successes, frustrations, questions and ‘brick-walls’ they are encountering while doing their genealogy research. We brain storm and share ideas.

Their membership dues are $10, but, please come the first time as their guest.

They meet the first Thursday each month from 1 to 3 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall of the Fairfield Glade Community Church, 521 Snead Drive, FFG.  Park in the rear sanctuary-side parking lot and use that side entrance.

If you have any questions,just email [email protected]

Kayak Connection Finale set for 2017

It’s been a super 2017 season. New paddlers are still joining in the weekly launches. KC sets off every Saturday at different FFG lakes. The group has no dues or membership limits. You will need your annual boat tag, some safety items, and a kayak, canoe, paddle boat or SUP. August launch is still 8 am.

September launch is 8:30 am.

9 – Lk Catherine

16 – Lk Dartmoor (Rotherham dock)

23 – Lk Dartmoor (marina) with rentals available.

**note September 23 will conclude our season.

Share in the kayaker social finale; *Rain or Shine*. Then they will paddle their last 2017 group outing at 8:45 A.M. For more information, call: 931-484-6149.

Celtic Circle Dowsing For Graves on Sept. 5

Yes, you read that right; on Tuesday, September 5, the Celtic Circle will be Dowsing for Graves!  Well, they won’t actually be going to a cemetery to test it out, but they will have as their guest speaker, Jill Jones-Lazuka, an active researcher who uses both traditional and untraditional methods for tracing her ancestors.

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, Sept. 5, at 5 P.M. (CT).

The Celtic Circle meets the first Tuesday each month at the Christian Church of the Cumberlands, 1312 East First Street, Crossville.  That’s 1/2 way between Main Street and Peavine Road.  They have snacks and visiting at 6, with the meeting/program going from 6:30 to 8.

There are 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.

FFG Civil War Round Table to Meet Sept. 5th

The “5-W’s of the Civil War: Who, What, When, Where, & Why” will be the topic of presentation and discussion at the next meeting of the Fairfield Glade Civil War Round Table on Tuesday, September 5, at 6 P.M. in Conference Room “A” of the Glade Library on Lakeview Drive.

John McMenamin, a former instructor in Civil War history at Georgia Southern University, and Dick Sammer will address each of these basic questions. Those who plan to attend are asked to come with questions about this seminal event in American history.  Visitors are always welcome.

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, 38501.

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.