Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


October 28, 2013

Start the holiday season this Friday with Fair Park

CROSSVILLE — Fair Park Senior Center is kicking off the holidays at this month’s first Friday party, which will start at 9:45 a.m., where newcomers are always welcome. Everyone loves to go to the many performances at the Cumberland County Playhouse. So six actors will be visiting the center, singing songs from three different current shows. What fun! Come listen.

A Sanders Family Christmas stars Nate Hackmann and Daniel Black. It’s Christmas Eve, 1941, and the always unpredictable Sanders Family gathers at Mount Pleasant Baptist Church for one last holiday sing before son Dennis ships out for boot camp. You won’t want to miss your chance to celebrate the holidays with this heavenly evening of music, laughter and a romantic surprise.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever, with Lindy Pendzick, is a very funny and touching show recounts a church Christmas pageant that threatens to be “a disaster,” but turns out to reflect the true spirit of Christmas. When six delinquent Herdman kids join the church Christmas pageant, the event is thrown into turmoil. But even the Herdmans finally understand the spirit of the Christmas story, and help make it Best Christmas Pageant Ever. 

Ragtime, with Nate Hackmann, Horace Smith and Joann Coleman, takes place at the dawn of a new century, when everything is changing… and anything is possible. Set in the dynamic melting pot of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime weaves together three distinctly American families. The story shares joys of a simpler time and the growing pains of modern America, before the whole world went to war.

If you have family coming into town for the holidays or anytime, plan to enjoy a wonderful performance at the Cumberland County Playhouse.

The Fair Park Senior Center seniors are doing a bit of acting of their own, as they are getting ready to start the Readers Theater Drama Club again, starting on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. It is open for all seniors who like to have fun acting out short stories and jokes that you read. No memorizing lines are needed; just good expression. They always have a great time with lots of laughs with actor Terry Burgess, the instructor for this acting club. So sign up!  

Tommy Cole is loading up the center van for a couple of trips in November that is not full yet. One will be to the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City on Thursday, Nov. 7, for a tour and lunch. They will also be going to the Secret City in Oak Ridge to the American Museum of Science and Energy with lunch at the Gondolier at Kingston on Thursday Nov 14. Get signed up and get on board.

Everyone says they chose Crossville for their retirement home, and Fair Park is a great place for all seniors to be active. Just check out the website to learn more at Fair Park is at 1433 Livingston Rd. in Crossville and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. with some evening classes. Call 484-7416 for more information.



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