Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club
The Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club met Tuesday, Jan. 23, at the Hometown Bank in Jane, Mo. Online membership enrollment for 2018 is available on the club's social media pages. Membership Guides for 2018, developed by the club's Board, were passed out and reviewed. A presentation on "Night Photography" was given by Douglas Keck, president. He reviewed camera settings for long exposures for photographing the moon, fireworks and lightning, and gave tips on how to use StarStax and Photoshop software to process the photographs. This month's photography contest category was "Holidays." The first-place winner is Kelly Harrison Story Ballard; second-place, Jan Halgrim; and third-place, and Jeannene White.
Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection
The Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection will meet with a brunch from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, at the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 Lancashire Blvd. The public is welcome to attend. The featured speaker, Athelyn Buckley, will talk about the benefits of "essential oils." The guest speaker is Donna Hutchinson, former state representative for Bella Vista, with the topic of "Who Are You?" This brunch is held every second Tuesday of the month and an "All American" breakfast is served for $10. The program is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. For reservations, call 479-876-5422 or 513-703-4312 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ozark Hills Hikers
Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, invites the community to enjoy a 5K or 10K paved walk through woods and neighborhoods in Siloam Springs on Saturday, Feb. 10. Meet at Phillips 66, 1295 N. Mt. Olive, Siloam Springs, between 9:30 and 10 a.m. The walk begins at 10 a.m. at Bob Henry Park. In case of last-minute time changes or possible weather cancellation of the walk, please check the website at www.sites.google.com/site/bvozarkhillhikers.
The Kingsdale Squares will dance at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Bob Loyd will be calling. There will be a workshop at 6:30 p.m. before the Valentine-themed dance. For information, contact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.
NWA Apple and Mac Computer Users Club
The Bella Vista NWA Apple and Mac Computer Club meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at Riordan Hall. Monthly meeting agendas include discussions of new operating systems and updates, presentations on the iCloud, taking better pictures with the iPhone, and many other pertinent discussions on the use of Apple devices -- iPhones, iPads and Mac Computers.
BV Decorative Artists Chapter
The Bella Vista Decorative Artists Chapter meets a 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month to have a business meeting and painting session at Wishing Spring Studio (8862 West McNelly Road -- next to Walgreens). The purpose of the chapter is to stimulate interest and appreciation for the art of painting. BVDA does a variety of service projects. This year's projects include working with the Village House in Bella Vista and Memory Boxes for local hospitals. Each month BVDA has a chapter member or a visiting national artist teach an art project in acrylics, oils, watercolor or mixed mediums. Painters of all skill levels make up the BVDA Chapter. Visitors are welcome. For more information, call Marge Macedo at 479-531-1231.
Sunrise Rotary Club
The Bella Vista Sunrise Rotary Club has a breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. every Wednesday in the Concordia Main Building, 1 Concordia Drive, Bella Vista. Guests are welcome. For more information, call Sean at 417-455-6654.
Weekly meetings are held at 7 a.m. every Thursday at the Concordia Retirement Center. Breakfast is available. Visitors, Kiwanis members and former Kiwanis members are all invited to attend.
Amateur Radio Club
The Bella Vista Amateur Radio Club now meets on the first Thursday of each month at Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. (Hwy. 279 North) in Bella Vista, at 7 p.m. (note the change in time). Meetings are open to the public and anyone interested in becoming a "ham" is invited to attend. The club also offers Amateur Radio license testing through the American Radio Relay League. The testing sessions are held at 2 p.m., the second Saturday of each month, at Highland Christian Church. For further information, visit the website at www.bellavistaradioclub.org, call Glenn Kilpatrick at 479-426-3295 or email to email@example.com.
Fly Tyers Club
The Fly Tyers Club meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall for a social hour followed by a meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. The club is a fishing, conservation and service organization with approximately 150 members. This group of men and women share a common interest in fishing for both warm- and cold-water species found in the local streams and lakes of Bella Vista. The club also promotes lake conservation, recreational activities and conducts service projects throughout northwest Arkansas.
The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club invites new members to its club. Member carvers hold varying levels of carving skills from beginner to master-skilled and are willing to teach at no cost. The club also offers classes from time to time. There are several women members who work with pyrography (wood burning) as well as carving, and one member works with chain-saw carving. The Woodcarvers Club teaches soap carving classes to young children in the area. The club meets at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday. Call John Brach at 479-644-4202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Bella Vista Strings
BV Strings is a casual acoustic jam group that meets at 1 p.m. every Friday at the Artist Retreat Center. Those who enjoy playing different styles of music are invited to visit and consider joining the BV Strings. The group plays rock, folk, bluegrass and country. The music is submitted by members. For more information, email BVStrings@gmail.com, visit www.bvstrings.org or call 479-366-0045.
The Women's Chorus invites singers from the tri-county area to join the chorus. All are welcome, with no tryouts or experience needed. The chorus performs classical, pop, folk and show tunes for local clubs and events. Rehearsals are Mondays at 12:45 p.m. in the music room of the Bella Vista First United Methodist Church. To book the chorus, join or for more information, call Gracie at 479-715-6154 or visit www.WomensChorusBV.org.
The Bella Vista Men's Chorus meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday in the choir room at First Methodist Church on Boyce Drive. New singers are welcome. For information, call 479-268-5391.
Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus
Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at Innisfree Senior Living Community, 300 Innisfree Circle, Rogers, which is one block east on 24th and Walnut streets. Males of any age, color or creed who enjoy a cappella singing are invited. Vocal music experience is helpful. For more information, call Jim Nugent at 479-855-7980 or 479-621-3372.
Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus
Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus meets every Monday from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the choir room of the United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista. Director Karen Frankenfeld will find a part that fits every voice. No previous experience or tryouts are required. For more information or to schedule the chorus for a club or organization's entertainment, call Karen at 479-876-7204. The club website is www.perfectharmonybv.org.Community on 02/07/2018
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