The Kingsdale Squares will dance at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 5, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Johnny Eubanks will be calling. There will be a workshop at 6:30 p.m., before the dance. For information, contact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.
Philosophy, Culture and Society Discussion Group
Every two or three weeks this club meets to discuss a book that examines the question: How would you evaluate the health of American democracy or of western civilization itself? The book list to read is rotated in order to approach this issue in three ways: philosophy, theology/religion and political philosophy. Some authors read include Rodney Stark, Edward O. Wilson, Victor Davis Hanson and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. Book examples read include "The Closing of the Muslim Mind" by Robert Riley, "The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life" by Kenneth Minogue and "Science and Providence" by John Polkinghorne. Books are chosen by members and range from popular to serious. Members read only a chapter or two at a time, meet for a synopsis and discussion which includes light beverages and snacks. The club's mission is to think, learn, laugh and enjoy the fellowship. If interested in an open discussion of serious works with a group of like-minded adults, please contact Jene Porter at 479-876-2597. New members are welcome.
NWA Apple and Mac Computer Users Club
The Bella Vista and NWA Apple and Mac Computer Users Club will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 1, at Riordan Hall. This meeting will include a presentation on security updates to correct the Intel computer chip security flaws, discussion on the iPhone battery replacement program, and other current topics. 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 iPhone and many other pertinent discussions on the use of Apple devices: iPhones, iPads and Mac Computers.
Bella Vista Homesteaders
The Bella Vista Homesteaders will gather at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 6, at Concordia of Bella Vista. Nancy Veach will present a program on diabetes. Bring a donation for the children's snacks. For more information, contact Lois Adams at 479-876-2460.
Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
The Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the home of Mary Frizzell with Becky Fox as co-hostess. The service project for the month was a monetary donation to Meals on Wheels. The group enjoyed lunch at Abuelo's on Jan. 25 followed by a movie at Towne Center. The February meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14, at the home of Pat Golden.
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.
Weekly meetings are held at 7 a.m. every Thursday at Concordia Retirement Center. Breakfast is available. Visitors, Kiwanis members and former Kiwanis members are all invited to attend.
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 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 email@example.com for more information.
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.
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 (ARRL). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
TOPS No. 0532
TOPS meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. in Riordan Hall every Saturday to include fellowship and a weigh-in. TOPS is an active support group for sensible weight reduction and sensible weight management. Visitors and new members are welcome. There is no need for registration.
Ozark Hills Hikers
Enjoy a 5K or 10K paved walk through woods and neighborhoods in Siloam Springs with the Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, 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 calendar at www.sites.google.com/site/bvozarkhillhikers.Community on 01/31/2018
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