The Bella Vista Chapter 1547 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 12, in the Community Room of Guaranty Bank (formerly Hometown Bank), 21196 Highway 71 South, Pineville, Mo., just past Walmart. Doughnuts will be provided. Representatives from Blue Cross and GEHA will present an update on the Federal Health Care benefits and premiums for 2019. Joining the meeting will be the new Arkansas Federation president Sylvester Jordan Jr. and his wife. The Rogers Chapter (Benton County No. 493) has been invited. All current and retired Federal employees and their spouses are welcome. For further information about NARFE, contact Ron Lambert at 479-876-5392 or Miriam Stocks at 479-855-1676.
The Sons of Union Veterans
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will hold its monthly dinner meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at Foghorns Restaurant, 2221 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with a meeting start time of 7 p.m. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War is a fraternal organization honoring those who fought for the United States in the Civil War. The meeting is open to all.
Altrusa International of Bentonville and Bella Vista meets at the River Grill in Bentonville at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16. It is an international women's organization whose focus is children's literacy. All are welcome. For information, contact Gay Kiker at 479-855-8715 or visit www.altrusa-bb.com.
Calico Cut Ups
The Calico Cut Ups will host Jenifer Dick of Harrisonville, Mo., at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. Her workshop is titled "Tools of the Trade" and is a guided improv workshop on applique. Quilt size is 42 by 38 inches. The workshop quilt is made with 2½-inch squares. The quilt comes together in a controlled improvised way that seems satisfying to make. The class is $35 and $10 for the pattern. To sign up and receive the supply and fabric list, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Some precutting will be beneficial before attending the workshop.
Iota Alpha Chapter
The Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the Guaranty Bank on Highway 71 in Pineville, Mo., with every member present. Plans for the fall chapter gathering were discussed. The social activity will be the Bella Vista fall chapter gathering at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at St. Theodore Episcopal Church in Bella Vista. The next meeting will be held at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, at the home of Mary Frizzell. The service project for the month will be a donation of nutritious snacks for Cooper Elementary students.
Prostate Cancer Support Group
Each year more than 150,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. This group offers support in coping with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer are likely to experience a range of emotions including uncertainty, fear, anger and sadness. NWA-PSA support group is a community of people with a similar diagnosis or challenge who gather together to share knowledge, encouragement and emotional comfort. As a member of NWA-PSA Prostate Cancer support group, one can have someone to talk to and feel less alone. Other participants may have suggestions about dealing with side effects, or suggestions for resources and providers. It's no secret that men often find it difficult to express themselves -- a situation amplified when sexual issues are a topic of conversation. This support group provides a safe environment to share concerns. NWA-PSA meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in the Mercy Clinic meeting room located at 1 Mercy Way in Bella Vista. These meetings are open to all men, spouses and caregivers. The next meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, and the guest speaker will be Dr. Zimmerman.
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.
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 www.projecthealingwaters.org. For more information, email email@example.com.
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 and teaches how to use the necessary tools, so children will not harm themselves during the process. Please contact the club if a group of kids is interested in this unique art form. 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. 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. An open invitation stands for anyone interested to stop by one of the meetings from 1 to 3 p.m. held every Thursday at Riordan Hall. For more information, contact John Brach, club president, at firstname.lastname@example.org 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., 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 www.Bel laVistaRadioClub.org.
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.
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 www.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 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.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 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.Community on 10/10/2018
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