CROSSVILLE — West Virginia native Karen Shaw was the artist of the month during July at the Plateau Creative Arts Center, 451 Lakeview Dr. (off Peavine). Shaw is proficient in colored pencil, along with other mediums such as watercolor, printmaking, graphite pencil and jewelry. She has won several art awards over the last few years, including one Best of Show, and her work hangs in family and friends’ homes from California to Italy.
Ring in Christmas this Friday with Fair Park
The Fair Park Seniors Center's Ring and Sing group will be ringing and singing Christmas carols at the center this Friday morning at 9:45 a.m. First Baptist Choral Director Faye Brandon has been volunteering her time and talents, working with the seniors to get it just right. They will be singing all those old favorites everyone enjoys this time of year. The chimes are just so delightful! Plan now to get out and join the merry group.
Enjoy early December holiday crafting by Trumbo
Holiday Crafting is a day-long workshop with experienced instructor Mara Trumbo on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Shanks Center for the Arts, Crossville. This workshop is for both the beginning student and those who are experienced. It is simply "fun" to complete a number of small items either for gifts or for yourself.
Supporters gather to raise funds for VORP
The theme was “Music, Munchies and Mayhem” for the fundraiser and awareness for VORP last week in Pleasant Hill. Musicians Ruth and Wayne Lucas sang and led karaoke and dancing. A silent auction caused much deliberation, delicious refreshments were enjoyed by all. The president of VORP, Joe Gittings, master of ceremonies, introduced the Executive Director Rita Young, board members and former President Len Stark who gave a history of Cumberland County’s Victim-Offender Reconciliation Program (better known as VORP).
Losing focus thanks to technology
For better or worse, our use of media, from TV to iPhones and now Google Glass, has exploded. Today, we are daily consuming three times as much information as we did in 1960.
DAR helps you find roots to your family tree
It can be frustrating when researching your family tree. However, there is no need to get discouraged. The Crab Orchard Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution can help.
Learn to play chess
Did you know there is a chess library in Crossville? Yes, people can actually check out books from a library dedicated to chess.
Seniors enjoy Thanksgiving feast
Nov. 22 was the 127 Senior Center's day to celebrate the feast of Thanksgiving. All gathered together to play billiards, dominos and bingo. The bingo numbers were called by Arlene Simmnons, and the gifts were provided by Dr. M. Stewart Galloway, ophthalmologist.
Published Nov. 27, 2013.
PLEASANT HILL RAMBLINGS: In the pursuit of handcrafts
Pleasant Hill has a long history of training and nurturing those of an artistic bent in their pursuit of handcrafts. Going back to the Pleasant Hill Academy days, teachers Tom Brown and Margaret Campbell taught the Academy students how to carve the heads, hands and make jointed limbs for the dolls Uncle Pink and Aunt Jenny based on real mountain people of the area.
Elvis is in the building
This will be the third year for Bob (Elvis) Johnson to perform in the Lucas and Friends Christmas Variety Show. Boy, does he have those Elvis songs and moves down good! He performed at this past year’s Pioneer Day. You can see Johnson sing and dance by Googling "Bob Johnson Crossville TN." He is by far the best Elvis impersonator around and has been offered some great jobs, but did not want to leave the area.
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