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story.lead_photo.caption Photo submitted Karen Grilk Noorani, violinist (left), will present "American Music" along with Andante member Gloria Febro Grilk, pianist, at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Highland Christian Church.

Andante Music Club of Bella Vista

Andante Music Club of Bella Vista invites the public to its Nov. 6 program. Karen Grilk Noorani, violinist, is coming from the Chicago area to present a program of American Music, with Andante member and pianist Gloria Febro Grilk. The music will scan folk music to academic contemporary music, including Arkansas composers. Noorani is lead instructor and administrator of the Music For Youth in the Chicago area, an independent music academy that "partners" with the public school system to be able to keep strings in the public schools.

Nov. 6 is Election Day and this musical program emphasizes the American Freedom to vote. Andante Music Club of Bella Vista is affiliated with The National Federation of Music Clubs, an organization that has promoted the American Composer and the American Artist since its beginnings in the late 1800s. The concert is presented at 1 p.m. at Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. The program is free and open to all.

Church Women United

Church Women United will host 2018 World Community Day on Friday, Nov. 2, at the Presbyterian Church, 1880 Forest Hills Church Blvd. in Bella Vista. The program is called "Reaching for Wholeness," with speakers from Havenwood (a home in Bentonville for single moms and their children). Cleaning supplies, laundry supplies, paper goods, gas or grocery cards will be gratefully accepted for Havenwood's residents. Refreshments are at 9:30 a.m. and the program from 10 to 11 a.m. All women are invited to attend.

Bella Vista Homesteaders

The Bella Vista Homesteaders will meet at Concordia of Bella Vista at 10:20 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Sara Scott from The Village House will speak at the meeting about its offered services. For further information, contact Lois Adams at 479-876-2460.

Bella Vista Travel Club

The Bella Vista Travel Club will travel with Collette Tours to the Pacific Northwest and California, to locations in Washington, Oregon and California, April 28 through May 5, 2019. Highlights include Seattle, Mount St. Helens Visitor Center, Portland, Columbia River Gorge, Newport, Bandon State Natural Area, Redwood Nation Park, Eureka, Avenue of the Giants, San Francisco, choice of a San Francisco Bay cruise or a city tour of San Francisco. The special rate will end Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Some have expressed interest in going to the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky., and the Creation Museum. If there is enough interest, the club will carpool to Kentucky. This is a group of people that like to travel and is open to everyone that would like to participate. For more information, call Marlene Clapp, 479-876-6729.

Line Dance Club

A 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. Line dancing is a means of enjoyment and exercise. Any questions, contact Kristine Schaap at 479-876-2715.

Kiwanis Club

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 For more information, email

Woodcarvers Club

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. An open invitation stands for anyone interested to stop by one of the meetings from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall. For more information, contact John Brach, club president, at 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.

BV 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.

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

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.

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

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 10/31/2018

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