Vista Gatherings – September 6, 2016

St. Francis hosting Music Concert

On Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 P.M. at the St. Francis Assisi church at 7503 Peavine Road in Fairfield Glade, the Orfeo String Quartet will perform a wide variety of musical genres from Mozart and Mendelssohn to your favorite Tangos and Waltzes.

They will be joined by special guests Eric Wheeler on piano, and Sean McKelvie and Double Bass.  The program is free to the public.

Plateau Photography Club Meeting to discuss Drone Photography

The next meeting of the Plateau Photography Club will feature local Professional Photographer Woody Geisler.

Woody has been a resident of Fairfield Glade for several years and has professionally covered local sports, schools, weddings and other special events.  At this meeting, however, he will concentrate on “Aerial Drone Photography”.  What, where, when and how can we take photographs from drones?  Bring your drone and other photography questions to the meeting for a discussion with Woody.

The Club will meet on Thursday, September 15th at 1 P.M. at the Fairfield Glade Library, Room C.

The Plateau Photography Club is a special interest group of the Plateau PC Users Group and is open to all members.  Guests are welcome for a $3 fee each month.

For questions, call Jim Mansfield at 484-6920.

Volunteer Coin Club to Meet September 13

The Volunteer Coin Club of Crossville will hold their regular  meeting on  Tuesday, September 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.

Headquarters open

The Cumberland County Democratic Party Headquarters has been opened on Main Street across from the Depot in Crossville.

The office is in the middle office of the Cumberland County Playhouse building.

The office will be staffed Monday through Saturday from 11 A.M. until 1 P.M.

Candidate Yard signs, flyers, bumperstickers, buttons, and educational resources are available as well as lively conversation and refreshments.

The phone number for the Cumberland County Democratic Party is (931) 787-1331 and the facebook page:

PPCUG meets Sept. 19

The Plateau PC Users Group (PPCUG) has instituted a number of changes in our meetings beginning with April.

First, their summer meeting time schedule is 6 to 8 P.M. Next, the meetings will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, corner of Snead and Lake View in Fairfield Glade. The format of the meeting has changed also. The program (detailed below) will begin at 6 P.M. The Q &A session with their experts follows the program at approximately 7PM.

For the September 19  meeting Carl Nordeen will discuss the changes and enhancements Windows 10 update has made in the Anniversary Edition, such as the Start Menu, Cortana, the Action Center, and more. Also to be discussed are what problems have been found and what you can do about them i.e.  USB Web Cams not working, Brother printer problems, and others.

Please note that starting in May 2015, a $3.00 guest fee is being collected from all non-PPCUG members. This guest fee is good for one month, for attendance at any or all of the associated groups’ meetings: PPCUG, Photography Club, and the Photography Club Workshop.

Visit their web site at or call Steve Rosenstein, president, at 931-742-0151   (9 AM-9 PM, only please).

NARFE  picnic set

Members and guests of Cumberland County Chapter 1719 of the National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees Association (NARFE) are invited to the Annual Red, White and Blue Picnic.

The event will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 13,, at the Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church Pavilion at noon.  The club will provide hamburgers, brats and drinks and each family is asked to bring a dish to share as well as their own table service.

Ellie Kellermann, President, and members Gina Grikis, Joyce Shelton and Susan Tewalt have planned a fun event and ask that attendees wear red, white and blue attire to add to the festivities.

Reservations should be made by calling 707-5636 or email to [email protected]  Be sure to tell Wyonne how many will attend and the category of your contribution.  Needed are desserts, veggies, salads and baked beans.  Chips and deviled eggs have been taken care of.

Ellie Kellermnn, President, can be reached at 707-8421 for more information.

Dance set for Sept. 9 

Attention all new residents and members, the Light & Lively Dance Club will be hosting their September dance  at the Multipurpose Building on Lakeview Drive on Sept. 9 from 7 to 10 PM.

Dance the evening away with a mistery band for your dancing and listening pleasure.

The dance is casual. Timeshare and guests are welcome; cost is $10/couple and $5/single.

The dance IS a  BYOB event, with the club supplying ice,  water, coffee, and dessert. The Host couples for the dance will be Gail and Larry Schroth (734-718-9580) and Tammy and Ken Starling (407-625-9935)

The theme will be college football, so wear your favorite College Shirt.

Have a hot dog for Alzheimer’s Tennessee 

Enjoy a hot dog, drink, chips and a snack for a small donation.

Learn more about Alzheimer’s and resources that can provide support for those challenged by this disease….Wednesday, Sept 7, at the Village Green Mall from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.  Sponsored by First National Bank.

United Fund 50th Anniversary Kick-Off

The United Fund’s 50th Anniversary Kick-Off is slated for Sept. 14 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Cumberland County  Courthouse Lawn

Tickets are just $7 includes 1 lb baked potato, filled with barbecue and all the fixings

Prepared by Sodexo and homemade desserts — place your order by calling 484-4082.

Hospice to hold an important meeting

The October monthly meeting of the Fairfield Glade Hospice Auxiliary will be held, Monday, September 12, at 2:30 at St. Francis of Assissi Catholic Church Hall.

The September meeting of the FFG Hospice Auxiliary is the final month of the Membership Campaign, “Hearts for Hospice”.  Several new members have joined the organization and several more women have come to the meeting to see what the Auxiliary is all about.

For further information, contact Lanie Wall at 287-0491 or Jo Templin at 484-4182, co-membership chairmen.

In addition, we will have the “Kick-Off” for our our “Hit the Trails Festival” Fundraiser to be held on October 1 from 10am – 3pm at Mirror Lake with a moderate 2-mile walk.  You can contact Pam Edwards @251-381-1284 or Alice Skewis @ 630-636-0387 for more information.

Bible Study – Fall 2016 Class Begins

Register now for the upcoming fall Bible Study Tech class, “1st Peter-A Living Hope in Christ” with teacher, Jan Wilkins.  The study begins on Monday, September 19, from 1:30 – 4 P.M., and continues through Monday, November 21.

Bible Study Tech classes are held in the Fellowship Hall of Fairfield Glade United Methodist Church at 231 Westchester Drive.

Please contact DeBe Wantzloeben, 456-8160, ([email protected]) or Michele English ([email protected]) 585-355-2514 to register or send your registration to Bible Study Tech, 108 Beechwood Dr., Fairfield Glade, TN 38558.

Registration is recommended so that materials will be available.

Volunteers needed

Are you looking for a way to give back to your community and learn more about tax return preparation?  You could be a part of a team of volunteers that provide free tax services to our community.

As a volunteer, you’ll join a program that’s helped millions of people file tax returns at no charge for more than 40 years.

Last year the AARP Tax-Aide volunteers at the 6 regional sites completed over 2500 returns, federal and state, and assisted many more people to determine their need to file.

These volunteers, trained and certified with the cooperation of the Internal Revenue Service, work at locations in Tansi, Sparta, Pleasant Hill, Jamestown, Fairfield Glade and Crossville.   New volunteers are always needed.  If

If you would like to be involved, but aren’t sure if you want to prepare returns, consider working at one of the sites greeting clients, checking identification and/or organizing the paperwork.

For more information about the program or to arrange to attend training, call 456-4212.

Attention disabled Vets

Mobile Service Officers from the national Disabled American Veterans will be in Crossville on Monday, September 12, offering help to Veterans wishing to  file VA claims and appeals.

The event will be at the Elks Lodge located at 1145 Genesis Road from 8 A.M. until 4 P.M.  Veterans are asked to bring all service records available to the event.

Kayak season ending

The end of the Kayak Connection’s season is approaching. It’s been a great summer on the lakes.

Give a big thanks to the local newspaper for posting our schedules.

Thanks, kayakers, for your lake courtesy and coping with some parking limitations.

Sept 10 – Lk Dartmoor (M)

Sept 17 – Lk Dartmoor (R)

Sept 24 – 8 am pot luck breakfast at Lk St George, inside the marina, rain or shine. Coffee is $.25.

Be ready to paddle at 8:45 am.

See you in May  ‘17. For any questions, contact 484-6149.

Drivers program set

The 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.

This eight-hour course will be held on two consecutive mornings: September 29th and 30th (Thursday & Friday) from 8:30 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. on both days. Membership in AARP is not required to attend.

Pre-registration for the course is required. Call Charley Manker (931-456-1549), AARP Instructor, to register your attendance. Cost for the class is $15 per person for AARP members, or $20 for non-members, payable at the first class session.

CPR class slated

There will be a BLS (Healthcare Provider) CPR class on Saturday, Sept. 17th, at 8 A.M. at Small Biz Staffing (behind Long John Silvers & across from Regions Bank in downtown Crossville).

The cost will be $30 per person.  There will also be a First Aid Class on the same day, same location beginning at 1:15 P.M.

The cost for this class will be $25 per person.  If you would like to take BOTH classes, the cost will be $50 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.

Republicans to meet 

The Cumberland County Republican Party will be hosting its 2016 campaign kick off and county headquarters open house on Tuesday, September 20 at 6 P.M.

The Cumberland County Republican Party is on Facebook! Like our Facebook page by visiting All are welcome and encouraged to attend!

New England event set

Join your New England “neighbors” for another fun-filled evening, Sept. 26,  (5-9 P.M.).

To get on our distribution list, contact us by Email: [email protected], or Call: Jim/Pat at 931-456-1020 or Donald Terry at  931-287-0312

It’s Stuffed ‘Tater time!

Yep! It’s September, which means it is time for Fellowship Baptist Church’s  All-You-Can-Eat Stuffed ‘Tater Dinner.  It will be on Saturday, September 17, starting promptly at 6 P.M.

Again this year, the cost is only $6 a meal for adults and $4 for children 10 and under.

Fellowship Baptist is located at 12 Westminster Court, Fairfield Glade, 37723. That’s just off of Peavine Road, across from and 1/2 way between The Custard Cabin and Tuttle Lane.

Paid reservations are needed by Wednesday, September 14 at noon, and seating is limited, so, don’t wait, call 931-456-2525.

Marathon Pinochle to start play very soon

Want to meet new people, old friends , and enjoy playing Pinochle? Now is the time to enroll for our 2016-2017 season. Play begins in early September, and ends next May.

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 will be held at Fairfield Glade Community Church on June 10, 2017.

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 John Moritz at 931-456-2290.

Glade planning Pet Activities event

Do you love your pet?  Want to strut your mutt? Would your pet like to learn a new trick?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you aren’t going to want to miss “Pet Activities” on Saturday, September 3rd at the Square (Intersection of Peavine Rd. & Stonehenge Dr.) beginning at 10:15 A.M.

For more information call Mary Jo Paige 931-707-2167.

Glade Fire Department Campaign for Mini-Pumper Attack Truck

The FGFD has a community-wide initiative to raise $75,000 for a MPAT (Mini-Pumper Attack Truck).

This amazing piece of equipment will be manned 24/7 and be the first response vehicle at the scene enabling a single person to begin operations prior to other major equipment arriving.   This vehicle can contain and/or eradicate a major fire quickly.

To donate to this campaign, you can make a contribution directly to the FGFD Mini-Pumper fund at Regions Bank or the FGFD website at

FaceBook page:  Fairfield Glade Fire Department

The FGFD is a 501(c) 3 and ALL donations are tax deductible.

Dance Club always can add new members

The New Generation Dance Club is looking for new members.

The 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 P.M.

Their 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 May, July, October and December, on the second Tuesday of these months.  Dress is usually smart casual or dressy.

The annual membership dues are $35 per couple for existing members and $40 per couple for new members. Guests may attend a dance before considering membership to the dance club.

For more information, please call Evelyne Kornreich at 931-287-0097 or Pat Hawes at 931-250-2761 or email to [email protected]

 Quilt Guild invites all

The public is invited to join The Cumberland County Piecemakers Quilt Guild members, as they travel by Chartered Bus, to see the last American Quilter Society (AQS) Quilt Show at the Chattanooga, Tennessee Convention Center on Wednesday September 14th.

Everyone needs to arrive at the Cumberland County Fairgrounds Community Complex parking lot (Livingston Road) by 6:45 A.M. on Wednesday September 14th, and begin to board the bus. The Bus will leave the parking lot promptly at 7.

The cost is $25 per person for the bus (non-guild members) and the admission fee to the show is $14 per person.

Please contact Dee Martinez @ 931-484-5965 for your reservations.

Lake Canterbury Annual Regatta slated

Saturday, September 10th is the date for the annual Lake Canterbury Regatta.

The event will begin with boats gathering at the dam at 4 p.m.

After a lake cruise, boats will tie up at the dock of Steve and Tove Thomas.

Creative decorating is encouraged with this year’s theme, State of Mind.

Bring hors d’oeuvres to share and beverages of your choice.  Hot dogs will be provided.

Detailed information will be included in flyers distributed later in July

Fashion Show Coming 

The Fairfield Glade Community Church Women’s Fellowship will be presenting: Fall Into Fashion Show on Wednesday, September 14th. Doors open at 9:30 A.M. Mark your calendars.

For more info. please contact FFGCC at 484-7412 or Women’s Fellowship President, Nancy Burleson at 484-6149 or Threads of Hope Thrift Store, LuAnn Patterson at 707-3463.

Glade Treasure Hunt set

The 2016 Fairfield Glade Treasure Hunt is set for September 23.

The treasure hunt is limited to 20 cars with a maximum of four people per vehicle.

Participants will gather at the Discovery Center at 5 P.M. the day of the hunt.

The cost is $10 per person. For more infocall-  Norma at 931- 787- 2691. or Terry at 931- 787- 0467.

Make checks payable to Terry Renaud and mail to 653 Catoosa Blvd, 38558.

All names and monies must be received no later than 8/24.