Meetings & Gatherings

“SAM”Group Plans Christmas Party

The ‘SAM’ (Single Adult Ministries) Group sponsored by Fellowship Baptist Church, 12 Westminster Court in Fairfield Glade, has scheduled their annual Christmas Party for Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 1 P.M.  at Ryan’s Restaurant in Crossville.

All area singles (widowed, divorced, never married), 25 and older and not in a ‘living -together’ arrangement, are welcome to join us. Church affiliation is not needed.

They will meet at the Fellowship Baptist Church parking lot at 12:15 P.M. and carpool from there at 12:30 P.M. Singles living in or around Crossville, can meet us at Ryan’s Restaurant at 1 P.M. Look for Emily or Sharon …they will be wearing name tags.

Cost of the meal for seniors in the group is $6.49 and includes a beverage. Younger folks’ cost is $6.99; both are plus tax.

Again this year they will have a White Elephant Gift Exchange, with a value of between $5 and $10.  What’s a White Elephant Gift?  It is something you ALREADY HAVE, that you don’t want or can’t use, but, is in good condition.  Gift wrapped, please.

The group would appreciate a reservation, so they will have enough tables and chairs set up ahead of time. (Of course, last minute walk-ins are always welcome.)

Call Emily at 931-456-1409 or Sharon at 456-0634 or the church office at 456-2525, to make the reservation, ask directions or with any other questions.


Hockey anyone?

Hockey fans are you interested in a trip leaving from Fairfield Glade to see the Knoxville Ice Bears play Columbus on Dec 28.  If so contact Jim at 287-0295 by Dec. 10 for details.


Holiday Bake Sale to Benefit Dog Park

The Fairfield Glade Dog Park Association will hold a holiday bake sale on Thursday, Dec. 5 at the Village Green Mall.

The sale will take place from 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. Proceeds from the sale will benefit the dog park.

Home baked treats of all kinds will be available for both dogs and their human friends. Come on down and pick up a sweet treat for your special someone … two-legged or four-legged!


Corvette Club meeting set

The Plateau Corvette Club meeting for the month of December has been canceled because of the upcoming holidays .

The next meeting will be Thursday January 9th 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the Crossville Outlet Mall meeting room.

For more information contact Coy Watson at 931-459-4976 and visit their web site at


Tea Party to meet Dec. 10

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

All concerned citizens who believe in limited government are invited to attend and let your voice be heard as we head into next year’s general election which may be the most important election of our  lifetime.

Guest speaker will be conservative State Representative Joe Carr, who is challenging Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in next year’s Primary Election.

It is important to remember that the Tea Party is not connected to any political party and at this time has not endorsed any declared candidate in the coming elections.  The purpose of the Tea Party is to present all conservative candidates to the voting public so that they will be able to make a concerned decision before entering the polling booth.

Rep. Carr is a farmer, small businessman, married to his wife Ginny for 30 years and proud parents of three children.  The Carrs own Cedar Snag Farms, a 95-acre farm in Lascassas, TN.  Rep. Carr believes elected officials are elected to lead and must lead on principle.  First elected in 2008, Rep. Carr began championing free enterprise reforms to help create jobs, promote small business and create a better environment for Tennesseans to raise their families.  His legislative accomplishments have helped Tennessee become the 4th most business friendly state in the nation.

For more information on the Tea Party, log on to  HYPERLINK “”

Tansi Home Tour slated

The Lake Tansi Christmas Home Tour has been scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 8, from 12:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M.

The Cumberland County Bank has generously donated refreshments which will be available to those who buy tickets for the Christmas Home Tour.

This tour is sponsored by the Lake Tansi Exchange Club as a benefit for child abuse prevention.  The proceeds from the tickets you buy will go towards that worthy cause.

There will be four homes beautifully decorated for Christmas with a delightful surprise is some of them. The ticket price is only $10 per person.

Tickets with maps of the tour locations may be purchased at the Tansi branch of the Cumberland County Bank, the Lake Tansi POA office, each of the homes on the tour , the Thunderbird Activity Center the day of the tour, or from any Lake Tansi Exchange Club member.

If you have questions, please call Pat Camacci at 788-1237


Avalon Center’s Annual Bus Trip set

The Avalon Center’s Annual bus trip to view a Lady Vol game is scheduled for January 2, 2014.

The price is $70 per person which includes game ticket in Lower Level, dinner at Bearden Banquet Hall, Charter Bus transportation. Trivia Quiz and fun prizes will be included.

Candace Parker’s jersey will be retired prior to tip off. Call Luanne at 931-261-3561 for more information or to put your name of the list.


Glade Kinseekers to meet on Dec. 5

The monthly meeting will be held Thursday, December 5, at 1 P.M., at Fairfield Community Church located at 521 Snead Dr.

This month’s meeting will be a CHAT and CHEW. Bring in your genealogy brick walls or your genealogy great finds to share with the group. Bring some type of treat to share.

Remember to bring something to drink. Any questions feel free to contact Erin at 456-8367.


CPAP Support Group Meeting set for Dec. 5

It’s that time again – Cumberland Medical Center’s CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) Support Group Meeting will be held at 6 P.M. on December 5, in the Conference Center Room C at Cumberland Medical Center.

CMC has hosted the CPAP support group meetings for over three years and continues to assist patients and their families who are dealing with sleep disorders or similar problems associated with sleep apnea. These meetings focus on patient education and mutual support.

Wes Roberts, Territory Account Manager for Fisher Paykel, will be the guest speaker for the evening.  The support group meeting is open to the public and is free.  Space is limited so reservations are recommended and greatly appreciated.

For more information or to reserve your seat, please contact Cyndy Whitson, Support Group Coordinator, at 931-459-7249.


FOL “Holiday Brunch for the Friends” set

The Friends of the Library (FOL) meeting slated for Dec. 5 will be a festive “Holiday Brunch for the Friends.”

There will be a brief business meeting at 11 A.M. followed by the luncheon.

The business meeting will include election of officers for 2014 and distribution of the 2014 FOL Budget.

Attendees are requested to bring a covered dish and can make reservations by calling Elaine Johnston at 484-8228 or you may E-mail Elaine at [email protected]; or call Tracy Harrison at 787-7698, E-mail [email protected]

Entertainment will be provided by a three-piece band and door prizes will be given out after the luncheon.


NAMI Christmas Luncheon scheduled

The NAMI Affiliate will be meeting at 11 A.M. at Ryan’s Restaurant on Saturday, December 14th for a Christmas Get-together.  It will be Dutch treat.  Items for the 10 Christmas Gift bags will be appreciated.  Due to this get-together no meetings will be held at the Art Circle Public Library.


Cardiac/Pulmonary Alumni plan dinner

“All Cardiac or Pulmonary Rehab Alumni are invited to join in a Christmas Dinner with friends and staff on Dec. 12 at 5:30 P.M. at the Art Circle Library.  Alumni may bring friends and guests with them.

Music during dinner will be provided by noted artist, Ann Looney, and post dinner entertainment will be provided by Tennessee’s Poet Laureate, David Nelson, also known as the “Cowboy Poet”.

The buffet dinner price is $5 per person, and reservations are required.  Call your reservations in to Tom @ 456-0391, Bill @ 707-5505, or Ashley @ 459-7179.

Reservations may also be sent to C/PR Alumni, Inc. – P O Box 14 – Crossville, TN  38555.”


Historic homes tour set

The Christmas Tour of Historic Homesteads Homes, presented by the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Association, will be held Dec. 14 from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Dec. 15 from 1 to 4 P.M.

Tickets and maps for the self-guided tour will be available for purchase at the Tower Museum located at the junction of highways 127 S and 68.

In addition to the Tower Museum and the Homesteads House Museum, a number of the cottage-style Homesteads homes, some refurbished with modern amenities and others as originally built, will be decorated and open for visitors.

Finish your day at the House Museum, decorated as it would have been in the 1930-1940s.

Adult tickets are $10 and student tickets are $6 (tickets are good for both days).

For additional information, call the Tower Museum at 931-456-9663 or visit the website at  The tour is a fund-raising event for the CHTA, a non-profit, equal opportunity employer and provider.


One Step Beyond Christmas dinner slated

Our Christmas dinner is scheduled for Thursday, December 5, at 3 P.M. at Forte’s restaurant, downtown Crossville.

Mark this on your calendar.  This will be our fourteenth annual Christmas dinner.  The menu is 1/2 roasted chicken, vegetable, salad, bread and dessert for $14.50.

Checks should be in no later than Tuesday, November 26th.  Reservations are required, so pls. call Jane Webb 931-210-8841, Lillie Fondell 707-7558 or Bobbye Bitto 707-8607 if you plan to attend.  Forte’s need the number count prior to our dinner in order to prepare the meals.

Please make your check payable to One Step Beyond and mail it to Lillie Fondell, 134 Lakeside Dr. Fairfield Glade, TN, 38558.  Remember to please have your check in on time.

This Christmas dinner has always been the highlight event in past years.  They always enjoy the good food and fun people with whom we can dine and celebrate our yearly blessings.

They welcome those that are 50 plus years of age who are alone, (single, widowed, and/or widowers).

One Step Beyond is a club that meets every other month at a local restaurant for enjoyable get togethers.  Mark your calendar for the Thursday, December 5,  dinner at Forte’s Restaurant.