The Kingsdale Squares will NOT have a dance Monday, June 11. The next dance will be on Monday, June 18,at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. For information, contact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.
Bella Vista Kiwanis Club announces a special program for the June 7 meeting at 7 a.m. Duane Kees, U.S. Attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, will speak about fraud and scams and how to identify them. The public is invited and should RSVP with David Gosnell at 479-855-3674 so proper seating can be arranged.
The Kiwanis Club holds weekly meetings 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.
The Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 12, at the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 Lancashire Blvd. in Bella Vista. The featured speaker will be Erin Rowe of Silam Springs. The topic of Ozark Culinary History is based on her trial and errors as she cooked her way through "The Joy of Cooking," as well as material from her newly published book, Tradition from Corndodgers to Squirrel Meatloaf. Her journey took her to Maui Culinary Academy and authoring numerous magazine articles. Her book will be available for purchase after the brunch. The guest speaker, Dorothy Nigro of Bella Vista will present "Our Place At The Table." Nigro loves to cook, bake and entertain, with a specialty of authentic Italian cooking. The Christian Women's Connection holds a brunch every second Tuesday of the month with an All-American Breakfast served for $10. The program is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. For information, call 479-876-5422 or 513-703-4321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club June contest category is "Beat the Heat" using water photography. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Hometown Bank in Jane. Visit bvphotoclub.com for more information.
Ozark Hill Hikers
All walkers are invited to enjoy a fairly flat 5K or sometimes hilly 10K paved walk in Fayetteville on Saturday, June 9, with the Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association. Meet at Walgreens, located at 524 S. School Ave. in Fayetteville, between 9 and 9:30 a. m. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. For more information, google.com/site/bvozarkhillhikers.
The Bella Vista Computer Club monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, on the lower level of the Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. This month's program will be "Emergency Preparedness and Trusts." It will cover basic steps to take in order to be ready for emergencies, how to preserve and provide for access to important records, how to be prepared with a will or trust, and how to provide key people access to your documentation. Presenters are Carolyn Grieve and Maryann Sweeney from Arvest Bank. Check the website for more details at www.bvcompclub.org
The Bella Vista Garden Club will host its 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 BellaVistaGardenClub.com or call 479-855-0203.
The next few outings for the Bella Vista Traveling Sams are June 14-17 -- Withrow Springs State Park; 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.
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.
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 www.BellaVistaRadioClub.org.
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 email@example.com for more information.
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 BVStrings@gmail.com, visit www.bvstrings.org or call 479-366-0045.
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.
Village Writers and Poets Club
The Village Lake Writers and Poets, a local writers group meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the second Wednesday of every month at the Artist Retreat Center located at 13467 Lookout Drive in Old Bella Vista. Guests are always welcome. For more information, contact Joanie Roberts at 479-268-6463 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 making 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.
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 at www.bellavistaperfectharmony.webs.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 Lowes). Singing in harmony, a Cappella, 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.
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.Community on 06/06/2018
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