Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN

Lifestyles

May 13, 2013

FAIR PARK: Crossville’s Got Talent is this Friday

CROSSVILLE — Crossville really has so much talent in this area. Some is home grown, and others have decided to enjoy retiring in the county. The Fair Park Senior Center recently held auditions for the third annual Crossville’s Got Talent Show, and everyone who tried out did a great job, but the show is very limited to only two hours. So not all the people who tried out got to be in the show.

They were very surprised to have a celebrity show up. Hawaiian-born Noelani DeRossett will be doing the hula dance. She learned the art as a young girl in Hollywood and traveled the road with various Polynesian groups  She has been stage director, choreographer, costume designer and dancer. She has also worked as an extra on many TV shows and movies, especially two movies with Elvis Presley, Girls, Girls, Girls and Paradise Hawaiian Style.

DeRossett has recently retired here with her husband of 49 years and is pursuing her first love of dance. There is more to learning the dance than you might think. She will be teaching the hula to seniors at Fair Park during the month of June and in August. Cost will be $5 per class. All you ladies who have always wanted to learn, this is your chance to learn to do the real hula dance. So get signed up. It will be so much fun.

DeRossett will be just one of many different kinds of great talent in the show, which is this Friday night at 7 p.m. at the Palace Theatre. Entertainers D.J. and Donna Garrsion will be the hosts for the evening. Judges will be actor, singer and dancer Jason Ross of the Cumberland County Playhouse; Terry Burgess, who was in a movie with Sissy Spacek in 2000 called The Bedroom (Terry always says, “It’s not that kind of movie!”); Terri Utsey, who is better known as that funny southern lady Polly Perkinwinkle; and the fourth judge for the evening, who holds the winning vote, will be the audience. If you know someone who is in the show, they really need you to come cheer and vote for them.

Tickets are $10 and only on sale at the senior center, and if there are any left, that night at the Palace. Caris Healthcare, who provides hospice care, is sponsoring the show and the cash prizes. Also, sponsoring great prizes are tickets for Six Flags over Georgia, Wilderness at the Smokies and the Cumberland County Playhouse. Crossville’s Got Talent Show is always a great variety show you don’t want miss.

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Physical fitness specialist Clintina Simms will return to Fair Park Senior Center each Friday in June. She has several advanced certifications, enabling her to help all age groups and body types improve their overall health and well being through exercise. She will lead you in exercises she calls “Move It or Lose It.” The class will provide a head-to-toe workout, while sitting, standing and dancing to energetic music from the 1940s to 1970s. Classes are June 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Fair Park Senior Center. Call 456-7416 to sign up. Classes are only $1 each.

Thom Eckert has had many people who have appreciated learning to work with watercolor in his classes. He will be teaching seniors in a class Monday, May 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. at a cost of $10 per student. Please sign up at Fair Park Senior Center and get a supply list. Bilbrey Funeral Home sponsors the arts at Fair Park.

Dog Obedience Classes, a new 10-week class, will be held Wednesday evenings, starting May 22 at the Fair Park Senior Center. The instructors will be from the Holly Cove Training Academy. Many of them are certified approved judges from the American Kennel Club. Beginner Basic Obedience Class will be at 6 p.m., followed by Conformation Class at 7 p.m. and AKC Rally Novice Class at 8 p.m. each week. For more info about the classes and the prices, check out the the website at www.hollycoveacademy.com or  call 788-1478. To pre-register to guarantee a spot in a class, call Fair Park at 484-7416.

The FPSC Chess Club plays chess every week on Thursday afternoons at 1:30 p.m. The Tennessee Senior Open Chess Tournament will be held this month, May 17-19, at Fair Park Senior Center. To learn all about it, contact Harry Sabine at 484-9593.

Computers can be a real challenge for seniors. Sign up to learn the basics of computers in easy to understand, hand-on instruction. Fair Park will be offering basic computer in five morning classes in one week for $25. Please call Tina to sign up at 484-7416 to get in the next class.

Fair Park Senior Center is for seniors. It is open from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through  Friday, with some extra activities at night, and is across the street from the Cumberland County Fairgrounds, 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville. You can also visit the center’s website at http://www.fairparkseniorcenter.org to keep up-to-date on the latest programs and activities that are being offered, as well as on-line versions of the center’s monthly newsletter “Newsline.”

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