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story.lead_photo.caption Photo Submitted This month’s photography contest category was “composite/layering/stacking”. Penny Cunningham’s entry won first place, Kelly Harrison Story Ballard and Douglas Keck tied for second place, and Jean Berg won third place.

Village Writers & Poets Club

The Village Writers & Poets Club will hold its next meeting 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 9 at the Artist Retreat Center located at 13467 Lookout Drive in Old Bella Vista. Author, JC Crumpton, Oghma Creative Media/Publisher - Vanessa Cerasale, COO who also owns Saddlebag Dispatches, and Casey W. Cowan, CEO & Creative Director will be the guest speakers.

JC Crumpton will feature his new book release, Cardboard Heroes, and his publisher, Oghma Media will be present to talk about publishing and editing which is a once in a lifetime chance for some to talk with a publisher and editor.

It will be a potluck luncheon with an invitation to bring a dish to share. Bring your own writings to share and report on any editing and publishing projects. Hard copies are helpful - 10 copies. This meeting is open and free to the public. For more information, contact Joanie Roberts at 479-268-6463 or

Bella Vista Computer Club

The Bella Vista Computer Club monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, May 14, on the lower level of the Highlands Crossing Center located at 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. This month's program will be "Cryptocurrency: What is this "Bitcoin" thing? Is it reliable as a medium of exchange?" It will be presented by Clayton Borengasser, Financial Advisor with Edward Jones. Check the website for more details at

Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club

May's contest category is "Blooming Spring." The May meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Hometown Bank in Jane, Mo. Interested photographers can check the website at for more information.

The Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club met April 17, at the Hometown Bank in Jane for the monthly meeting. Jane Goble of Rogers told of her journey into photography three years ago and presented a slide show of her wildlife photography from Alaska along with a variety of other work samples. The April contest category was "composite/layering/stacking". Penny Cunningham's entry placed first, Kelly Harrison Story Ballard and Douglas Keck tied for second, and Jean Berg placed third.

NWA Coin Club

The Northwest Arkansas Coin Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month. The May meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 15, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Rogers. The public is invited to meet other collectors. The educational presentation for May will be "coin grading". All ages are welcome. Plans for the annual show, Friday through Sunday, July 6, 7, and 8 are well underway. For more information, call Robert at 479-899-3061.

Calico Cut-Ups

The May meeting will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, May 21 and it will be a Birthday Party! Everyone has a birthday and Calico Cut-Ups will celebrate all of them! Birthday cake and ice cream will be served at 11:30 a.m. prior to the 1 p.m. speaker, Betty O'Neill, with a presentation called, "A New Quilter's Lament." She has been quilting many years and has many stories and quilts to share. Betty has generously decided to give many of her unfinished quilt tops and some kits to the guild. There will be a silent auction on this day for those items. All of the monies will be donated to the guild or to a part of the guild that you designate, such as our scholarship fund, Quilts of Valor, donation quilts , etc. Everyone is invited.

Calico Cut-Ups is a quilt guild of Bella Vista, Ark. It is an informational meeting for all levels of quilters--beginners to expert. Attending the guild is a good way to begin quilting or increase your knowledge of quilting and a good way to meet new people. The guild usually meets the fourth Monday of each month at the First United Methodist Church located at 20 Boyce Dr. in Bella Vista. The meeting begins at 1 p.m. and sometimes there is a workshop before the meeting. There is a $5 fee that helps pay for the speaker. That can be applied to a $25 yearly fee if you become a guild member. For more information send an email to

Kingsdale Squares

The Kingsdale Squares will dance at 7 p.m.Monday, May 14 at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Jay Wright will be calling. There will be a workshop at 6:30 p.m. prior to the dance. For information contact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.

Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma PhiThe Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi's May meeting is at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 9, at Lila Smith's home. Members will be donating items to Saving Grace for the service project. The May social activity will be a cooking class/brunch at the home of Lisa Reeves at 10 a.m. Friday, May 11.

Bella Vista Bluebird Society

The Bella Vista Bluebird Society (BVBBS) will host its annual public meeting at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Bella Vista Public Library. This is a good opportunity to learn about the BVBBS, learn how to monitor a bluebird box, and see nests and eggs of bluebirds and other birds that use the boxes. Refreshments will be served. For more information about BVBBS and bluebirds, go to website, or contact Leon Wehmeyer at 855-1642, The Library is located at 11 Dickens Place, the second right from Highway 71 off E. Lancashire Blvd.

Bella Vista Garden Club

The Bella Vista Garden Club will host the 2018 Garden Party from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 8, at Simple Pleasures, 13718 Rothbury Drive in Bella Vista. This event is held in cooperation with the City of Bella Vista and the Bella Vista POA and will feature local artists, music, delicious appetizers, wine, raffles, a silent auction and much more. Tickets may be purchased for $15 at POA Member Services, Bella Vista Arvest Bank locations, Audrey's Resale Boutique, and from Garden Club Members. For more information contact or call 479-855-0203.

Bella Vista Amateur Radio Club

The Bella Vista Amateur Radio Club also administers FCC exams at 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. All meetings and exams are held at Highland Christian Church, located at 1500 Forest Hills Blvd (Hwy 279), in Bella Vista, Ark. More information on amateur radio and the BVRC is available at

Bella Vista Strings

Bella Vista 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, visit or call 479-366-0045.

BV Decorative Artists Chapter

The Bella Vista Decorative Artists Chapter meets a 9 a.m. on the second Saturday of each month for 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.

NWA Coin Club

The Northwest Arkansas Coin Club meets at 6:30 p.m., monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at the Embassy Suites hotel in Rogers, Ark. Meet other collectors and enjoy educational presentations on coins and collecting. The meetings are open to the public and all ages are welcome. The educational presentation for May will be on "coin grading". The club is currently planning the Third Annual Coin Show for three days Friday through Sunday, July 6 through 8. For more information call Robert at 479-899-3061.

American Legion Riders

If motorcycles, fellowship with patriotic persons, veterans, or family member of a veteran and the thrill of the ride sounds like enjoyment, then The American Legion Riders is for you! The American Legion Riders are associated with Bella Vista Post 341 and have monthly meetings on the third Saturday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Bella Vista American Legion facility. If the weather allows, a ride follows and ends at a restaurant for a meal.

Woodcarvers Club

The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club invites new members. 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 for more information.

Fly Tyers Club

The Fly Tyers Club meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall for a social hour followed by 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.

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.

Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus

Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Monday in the choir room of the United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista. No previous experience or try outs are required to join this fun-loving chorus. For more information or to schedule the chorus for entertainment, call Karen Frankenfeld, director, at 479-876-7204.

Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus

Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Bella Vista Church of Christ, 989 McNelly Road, Bentonville (across from Lowes). Singing in harmony, a Capella, is this group's enjoyment and is open to all men who like to sing. Vocal music experience is helpful. For more information, call Jim Nugent at 479-855-7980 or 479-621-3372.

Women's Chorus

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

Men's Chorus

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.

Bella Vista Traveling Sams

The next few outings for the Bella Vista Traveling Sams are May 9-12, Roaring River State Park in Missouri; June 14-17, Withrow Springs State Park; Sept. 20-23, Area 1 Friendship in Grove; and Oct. 28-31, Devil's Den State Park. For more information about the Bella Vista Traveling Sams, call Virginia Reynolds at 479-715-6137.

Community on 05/09/2018

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