Village Lake Writers and Poets
Village Lake Writers and Poets will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, at the Artists Retreat Center in Bella Vista. The featured speaker will be Tamara Hart Heiner, a local fiction writer and published author.
The Village Lake Writers and Poets will celebrate National Poetry Month on Sunday, April 15, at the Bella Vista Historical Museum in Bella Vista. The celebration will include presentations by Xyta Lucas on the BV Historical Museum and Joanie Roberts on the first Bella Vista Poet Laureate, Henry Coffin Fellow, "Uncle Henry." The public is encouraged to attend this informative event from 2 to 4 p.m.
NARFE BV Chapter 1547
Bella Vista Chapter 1547 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will meet at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, at the Hometown Bank, 21196 Highway 71 South, Pineville, Mo., just past Walmart. Donuts will be provided. Officers will discuss the information necessary for federal employees and annuitants to have readily available for family members. This information includes survivor benefits and health and life insurance. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are welcome. For further information about NARFE, contact Ron Lambert at 876-5392 or Miriam Stocks at 855-1676.
Calico Cut-Ups Quilt Guild
The Calico Cut-ups Quilt Guild of Bella Vista is hosting "Blessed are the Piece Makers" Quilt Show on April 13 and 14 at the First Assembly of God Family Life Center, 1771 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. Admission hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 13, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14. A $7 donation is requested, and children under 10 are free. The show features ongoing demonstrations, quilts for sale, many other vendors, lunch, bids for gift baskets, certified quilt appraiser Alice McElwain, and the custom quilt raffle. For more information, visit calicocutups.com or call Sharon Moravits at 479-268-4396.
The Kingsdale Squares will dance at 7 p.m. Monday, April 16, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Bob Loyd will be the caller. There will be a workshop at 6:30 p.m. prior to the dance. For information, contact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.
Union Veterans of the Civil War
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet on April 16. The meeting will be held at Foghorns Restaurant at 2221 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7 p.m. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization honoring the heritage of the those who fought for the United States during the Civil War. The meeting is open to all. For more information, call 479-381-6883.
BV/Bentonville Photography Club
The Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 17, at the Hometown Bank in Jane. April's contest will be "composite/layering/stacking."
NWA Coin Club
The Northwest Arkansas Coin Club meets monthly on the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. at the Embassy Suites hotel in Rogers. Meet other collectors and enjoy educational presentations on coins and collecting. The meetings are open to the public and all ages are welcome. The club is currently planning its third annual coin show for three days in July, July 6-8. For more information, call Robert at 479-899-3061.
The Nebraska Club of Northwest Arkansas will kick off the year with a watch party at Papa Mike's on April 21. The spring game of the Nebraska Cornhuskers is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m. and will be televised on the Big 10 Network. This is the first opportunity to see the new coach, Scott Frost, in action. Although reservations are not necessary, anyone planning to attend is encouraged to call Marcia Gerdes at 605-870-1880.
The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 23, at the Bentonville Public Library, located at 405 S. Main St. in Bentonville. Marie Demeroukas, the photo archivist and research librarian from Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale, will be presenting "The Dating Game: How to Determine the Age of Your Historic Photos." For further information, call 479-271-6820. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Beta Sigma Phi
Beta Sigma Phi will celebrate Founder's Day Friday, April 27, at the United Methodist Church on Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. Registration is at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15 per person. All Beta Beta Sigma Phi's are welcome. Laureate Alpha Mu is hosting the event. Registration deadline is Thursday, April 12. Checks can be mailed to Bev Wiker, 41 Grier Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72715. For further information, call 479-855-1374.
BV Bluebird Society
The Bella Vista Bluebird Society 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, bvbluebirds.com or contact Leon Wehmeyer at 479-855-1642, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Library is located at 11 Dickens Place.
American Legion Riders
If motorcycles, fellowship with patriotic persons, veterans or family members 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.
Bella Vista Garden Club
The Bella Vista Garden Club will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, at the Bella Vista Community Church, located at 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. The program begins at 11:30 a.m. and features Connie Rieper-Estes, owner of Greedy Goats of NWA -- "When Greedy is Good." The business meeting will follow. Visitors are welcome to attend. For additional information, call Judy Jeffrey at 515-371-0701.
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, appetizers, wine, raffles, a silent auction and 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 BellaVistaGardenClub.com or call 479-855-0203.
Bella Vista Traveling Sams
The next few outings for the Bella Vista Traveling Sams are April 12-15, Arkansas State Rally in Texarkana; 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, call Virginia Reynolds at 479-715-6137.
Kansas Sunflower Club
All former Kansas residents are welcome to attend the Sunflower Club meetings on the fourth Monday of each month, except December. There is a $3 charge for pizza and drink, and each attendee is asked to bring a salad, vegetable or dessert dish to share. There are no dues to attend. For more information, please call Charles at 479-855-3894.
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.
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. 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.Community on 04/11/2018
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