Lovely Purchase Chapter of DAR
Lovely Purchase Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its Christmas luncheon and meeting at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 10, at the River Grille located at 1003 McClain Road in Bentonville. For more information, call 479-876-2441.
The Bella Vista Computer Club
The Bella Vista Computer Club general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in Room 1001 on the lower level of Highlands Crossing Center located at 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. Club meetings are free and open to the public. Mike Whited, senior vice-president and sales coordinator for Arvest Bank, will be the featured speaker and will present the latest information on security, scams, the Arvest "GO" mobile app and other topics. There will be a question and answer opportunity at the meeting.
BVCC members are eligible for free classes on computer topics selected by the club. They also receive free help for any computerized device at twice-monthly Help Clinic sessions held from 9 a.m. to noon, the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month in the BVCC's training center at the Highlands Crossings Center, Suite 208. The next Help Clinic sessions are Saturday, Dec. 1; Wednesday, Dec. 19; and Saturday, Jan. 5. Members are also eligible for free remote online support at other times.
December classes will be "Computer Security for Regular People: Basic Concepts," and "Slow PC? Let's Upgrade or Buy New." The yearly membership fee is $20 for the first member in a household and $10 for each additional member in the same household. Pre-registration is required to attend classes. There are three ways to join the BVCC: 1) in person at any monthly meeting; 2) in person at any Help Desk session; 3) or by mail at any time of the month. The mailing address and application can be found under Contents at the website www.bvcompclub.org by clicking the Membership Application link. Additional information can also be found on the club's website.
Christian Women's Connection
The Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at the Bella Vista Community Church, located at 75 Lancashire Blvd. in Bella Vista. The theme will be "Christmas Melodies." The feature will be the Bella Vista Women's Choir. The speaker will be Tom Buchhorn of Bella Vista, who will speak about a "Double Life." The public, including men, are invited.
The brunch is held on the second Tuesday of each month with an all-American breakfast served for $10. The program is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. Please call or email for brunch reservations by contacting Glenda at 479-876-5422 or Alene at 513-703-4312 or email email@example.com.
Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
The Iota Alpha chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi met at Pat Golden's home on Wednesday, Nov. 14. She gave a presentation on many historical events that have occurred during the month of November. The service project for the month is to furnish Christmas gifts for two children for the Christmas Child program. The upcoming social activity will be "The Silver Tea" at the Crescent Hotel in Eureka Springs at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6. Next month's meeting will be a Secret Sister revealing at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at Shirley Sheet's home.
Bella Vista Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Concordia. Breakfast is available. Visitors, Kiwanis members and former Kiwanis members are all invited to attend.
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.
BV Traveling Sams
The next meeting will be the Christmas dinner beginning at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Golden Corral in Rogers. The Bella Vista Traveling Sams is part of the Good Sams organization. For more information about the Bella Vista Traveling Sams, call Virginia Reynolds at 479-715-6137.
Solo Fusion Group
The Solo Fusion Group is an active 50s-plus singles group in Bella Vista. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Guaranty Bank in Jane, Mo. There are a variety of activities and events happening every month. Those interested are welcome to attend. For additional information or with questions, contact Linda Stafford at 479-402-6241 or Terri Kindred at 660-815-3418.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Attention all military veterans with VA disability, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities, including education and outings. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Visit the national web page at projecthealingwaters.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Line Dance Club
A new beginners class for line dancing will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:45 to 2 p.m. beginning Friday, Jan. 4. The class will be held at Riordan Hall. The registration fee for this class is $20. There is a $35 annual fee payable to Riordan Hall. If the registrant does not have a Bella Vista photo ID, there is also a $2.50 per class fee to Riordan Hall. The class will be taught by Kristine Schaap, who has taught beginner line dancing for several years. New dancers will have the opportunity to learn line dancing steps and dances that use the steps. There are handouts, lots of practice time and personal attention. For more information, contact Kristine Schaap at 479-876-2715.
The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization giving back to the community. The club teaches kids the art of carving, using soap as a medium, in hopes they will move on to the art of carving in wood. The club supplies the necessary tools and there is no charge. The BV Woodcarvers Club has shown and taught this art at several organizations in the surrounding area, such as the Amazeum, Bella Vista Public Library and Cub Scouts. Please contact the club if a group of kids is interested in this unique art form. The club also sets up a tent in mid-October at the Spanker Creek Arts and Crafts Festival in which people can view and purchase one of many member displays of carved wood items. As each item is handcrafted, there are no two alike. Club members (men and women) are talented carvers willing to teach anyone wanting to learn the art of wood carving. Meetings are held from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall. For more information, contact John Brach, club president, at email@example.com or call 479-644-4202.
Village Lake Writers and Poets
Village Lake Writers and Poets meets monthly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings are free and open to the public and held at the Artist Retreat Center, 13467 Lookout Drive, Bella Vista. The meetings include a potluck lunch, a featured author, lively discussion and readings. For additional information, contact Joanie Roberts at 608-642-1294.
American Legion Riders
Motorcycles, patriotic veteran fellowship and the thrill of a ride are what keep the American Legion Riders riding. The American Legion Riders are associated with Bella Vista Post 341 and have monthly meetings at 9:30 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the Bella Vista American Legion facility. If the weather allows, a ride follows and ends at a restaurant for a meal.
BV Amateur Radio Club
The Bella Vista Amateur Radio Club holds its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Highland Christian Church in Bella Vista. The program focuses on competitive radio operating and its benefits for public service and emergency communications. For anyone interested in acquiring an amateur radio license, the 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. in Bella Vista. More information on amateur radio and the BVRC is available at BellaVistaRadioClub.
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 BVStrings@gmail.com, visit bvstrings.org or call 479-366-0045.
Bella Vista Women's Chorus
The Bella Vista Women's Chorus invites singers from the Tri-County area to join the group. All are welcome, with no tryouts or experience necessary. Directed by Larry Zehring, the group performs classical, pop, folk and show tunes for local clubs and events. Rehearsals are held at 12:45 p.m. Mondays in the music room of the Bella Vista First United Methodist Church. The Bella Vista Women's Chorus is available to sing at events. Contact 479-715-6154 for more information or visit WomensChorusBV.com.
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.
Perfect Harmony 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 tryouts 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. A new website is also up and running at perfectharmonybv.com.
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 Lowe's). Singing in harmony, a Cappella, is this group's enjoyment and is open to all men who like to sing. For more information, call Jim Nugent at 479-855-7980 or 479-621-3372.Community on 12/05/2018
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