Kansas Sunflower Club
The Kansas Sunflower Club will meet at 11 a.m. Monday, June 25, at Highland Christian Church, located at 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. All former Kansas residents are welcome to attend. For more information, contact Charles at 479-855-3894.
Village on the Lakes Writers and Poets
The June Day Retreat is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 13. The schedule is: 9 a.m. -- retreat kickoff; 11 a.m. -- business meeting/discussion of summer topics, events and schedules; noon -- lunch (potluck, bring dish to share); 2:45 p.m. -- closing activity. Sodas and tea will be available. Bring laptops, writing and work projects to work on. Printer and paper will be available. The club has been approved for both the Bella Vista Farmers Market on Sundays and the Bentonville First Fridays events. Please inform Joani Roberts of days you are able to work. Also, if there is enough interest in writing each week this summer on Wednesdays, let Joani Roberts know in order to arrange to have the ARC open more this summer.
The Village on the Lakes 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.
The Kingsdale Squares will dance at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Jay Wright will be calling. There will be a workshop at 6:30 p.m. before the dance. For information, contact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.
Sons of Union Veterans
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will be holding its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 18. The meeting will be held at Foghorns restaurant, located at 2221 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. and the meeting begins following the dinner. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization honoring the heritage of those who fought for the United States during the Civil War. The meeting is open to all. For additional information, call 479-381-6883.
The Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club's June contest category is "Beat the Heat," using water photography. The June meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the Hometown Bank in Jane. Interested photographers can check out the club website at bvphotoclub.com for more information.
Northwest Arkansas Coin Club
The Northwest Arkansas Coin Club meets at 6:30 p.m., the third Thursday of each month. Meetings are held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Rogers. Anyone interested in coins or coin collecting is welcome to come and enjoy the meetings. The educational presentation for June will be "Counterfeit Detection." Plans are also underway for the Coin Show, to be held July 6, 7 and 8. For more information, call Robert at 479-899-3061.
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.
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.
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 focus' 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.
Bella Vista Traveling Sams
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.
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 providing 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, 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 06/13/2018
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