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Kingsdale Squares

The Kingsdale Squares will dance at 7 p.m. Monday, July 9, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Johny Eubanks will be calling. For information, contact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.

Bella Vista Decorative Artists'

The Bella Vista Decorative Artists' are holding a Mad Hatter Card and Game Party from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at St. Bernard's Catholic Church, located at 1 Street Bernard Lane in Bella Vista. There will be an art decor store, door prizes and basket raffles. A table minimum of four players is needed, and all cards and games are welcome. Proceeds from the event will be used to support service projects and art enhancements of northwest Arkansas. The cost is $12 per person and includes lunch. All cards and games are welcome. For reservations, please call 479-855-6319 or 262-308-4454.

Laureate Alpha Mu

Laureate Alpha Mu will meet at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, at the home of Judi Shannon, 94 Rillington Drive, Bella Vista, for the annual salad luncheon before our meeting. There will be an installation of officers for 2018-19 and the revealing of secret sisters. For those who cannot attend, please be sure to give your gift to someone to bring or drop off at Judi's.

Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club

"How to Photograph Fireworks" was the subject of the BVPC's June 19 meeting in preparation for photographing local fireworks displays. President Douglas Keck presented the program highlighting the following suggested points: use a tripod and shutter release, pick your spot and set focus before it gets dark and then set focus to manual, add a background for interest, set ISO at 100 with a f-stop around F8 and using the "bulb mode" setting for shutter speed, hold the shutter release at the start of and during the burst and let go as the display starts to fade away.

June's monthly contest was "Water: Beat the Heat." Toni Hyde won first place with her photograph of kids behind the waterfall at Tanyard Creek. Becky Brubaker won second place and Sharron Kerr won third place.

Club members met on Sunday, June 24, at the Pea Ridge fireworks display to practice their fireworks techniques as the July monthly contest will be "Fireworks."

The next club meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, at the Guaranty Bank (formerly Hometown Bank) in Jane, Mo. All photographers are welcome.

BV Christian Women's Connection

The Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 10, at the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 Lancashire Blvd. The featured speaker will be Jean Meachan, commander of the American Legion of Bella Vista, as she presents the role and focus of today's Legion. The guest speaker is Elaine Vatalaro of Bella Vista. She titles her talk, "The Earth Quaked and I Baked" or "Where were you 29 years ago at 5:04 p.m.?" Vatalaro will share her experience of Oct. 17, 1989, as she experienced, first hand, a California earthquake, a day etched in her mind forever and how the event changed her life. 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 information, please call 479-846-5422, 513-703-4312 or email

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.

Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing

Attention all military veterans with VA disability -- Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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 will begin in July 2018 on the second Thursday of each month beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings will be held at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. The first meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 12. Visit the national web page at Email questions to

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 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.

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.

Kiwanis Club

Starting Thursday, July 5, Bella Vista Kiwanis Club will meet on the first and third Thursday of the month at 7 a.m. at Concordia. Breakfast is available. Visitors, Kiwanis members and former Kiwanis members are all invited to attend.

Bella Vista 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. (Highway 279), in Bella Vista. More information on amateur radio and the BVRC is available at

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.

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.

Bella Vista Traveling Sams

The next few outings for the Bella Vista Traveling Sams are: July 18-21, Natural Falls State Park; August, ice cream social; 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.

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 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,

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.

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.

BV Decorative Artists Chapter

The Bella Vista Decorative Artists Chapter meets at 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.

Community on 07/04/2018

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