Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection
The Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection will meet from 9 to10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Bella Vista Community Church located at 75 Lancashire Blvd.
Featured speaker is Roy Clark, who will play the guitar and sing a variety of country and patriotic songs.
Guest speaker is Kelly Carter of Bonner Springs, Kan. She has been a floral designer and now works at a crisis center. She will share how she found the true designer for her life.
The 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, call 479-876-5422 or 513-703-4312 or email email@example.com .
Daughters of American Revolution
The Lovely Purchase Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution will hold its first meeting of the 2018-2019 season at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at The First United Methodist Church, located at 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. For more information, call 479-876-2441.
Philosophy, Culture and Society Group
Every two or three weeks, this club meets to discuss a book that examines philosophy, culture and society. The group rotates books among three ways of approaching the issue: philosophy, theology/religion, and political philosophy. For example, the group has read The Closing of the Muslin Mind by Robert Riley; The Servile Mind: How Democracy Erodes the Moral Life by Kenneth Minogue, and Science and Providence by John Polkinghorne. Other authors that have been read include Rodney Stark, Edward O. Wilson, Victor Davis Hanson and Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. The books are all chosen by members and range from more popular to more serious works. The group reads only a chapter or two at a time and there is a synopsis provided prior to the discussion. The point is to learn something and enjoy doing so. If interested in an open discussion of serious works with a group of like-minded adults, call Jene Porter at 479-876-2597 for more information.
The Bella Vista Homesteaders will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Concordia of Bella Vista. The program will be a song and dance by Yvonne Hollow. For further information, contact Lois Adams at 479-876-2460.
Solo Fusion -- 50-plus singles
The Solo Fusion Group is an active 50s-plus singles group in Bella Vista. There are a variety of activities and events happening each month. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Guaranty Bank in Jane, Mo. The next meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13. For additional information or questions, contact Linda Stafford at 479-402-6241 or Terri Kindred at 660-815-3418.
Andante Music Club
Andante Music club of Bella Vista invites the public to its first meeting of the new season. A "New Beginnings" luncheon will be at 12:30 p.m.Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. After lunch, a concert will be given by the Bentonville High School Jazz Band. Philip Shewmaker, associate director of bands, will conduct. It's free and all are welcome to attend.
Bella Vista Women's Chorus
The Bella Vista Women's Chorus invites singers from the Tri-County area to join their group. All are welcome, with no tryouts or experience needed. 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. For more information, call 479-715-6154 or view the website at www.WomensChorusBV.com. To have the Bella Vista Women's Chorus perform, call to request a time.
Bella Vista Traveling Sams
Arkansas Good Sams is divided into six areas, and Bella Vista is in Area 1 with the Jolly Rogers Chapter and the Fort Smith Bell Point Sams. Area 1 assistant state directors are Don and Joann Cowell, and they are in charge of the camp out. Some of the activities for the camp out will include a potluck supper, Chinese auction, touring the National Rod and Custom Car Hall of Fame Museum, corn-hole competition, games, Cliff Shelder singing on Saturday evening, Sunday morning devotion. Oct. 28-31 is the annual cleanup to be held at Devil's Den State Park. For more information about Bella Vista Traveling Sams, call Virginia Reynolds 479-715-6137.
BV/Bentonville Photography Club
The Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club met Aug. 28 at Guaranty Bank in Jane, Mo., for its regular monthly meeting. President Douglas Keck presented information on taking landscape photos. An outing to practice landscape photography is set for Saturday, Sept. 8. Club members will meet in the Allen's parking lot in Bella Vista at 2 p.m. to travel to the War Eagle Mill area and Hobbs State Park. Fall Contest rules were reviewed for members wishing to submit photographs. The club handbook outlines complete details for submissions.
The monthly contest challenge was macro photography. The first-place winner was Jean Berg with her photograph of a cat's eye. Becky Brubaker won second place, and Charles Kerr won third place.
The next meeting of the club will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Guaranty Bank in Jane. Those interested in joining the club are encouraged to attend.
Hoot 'n Holler Cloggers
The 2018 fall session for the Hoot 'n Holler Cloggers will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 4, at Riordan Hall. The beginner class will start at 3:30 p.m., and above beginners class follows at 4:40 p.m. A 10-session punch card for $30 can be purchased at Riordan Hall. Pick up a copy of the class schedule at registration.
BV Bluebird Society
The nesting season for this year's bluebirds is just about over, and the Bella Vista Bluebird Society needs your backyard counts for birds that have fledged. Please report not only bluebirds but any species that have fledged in your yard or trail. Please call in your totals to Leon Wehmeyer at 479-855-1642 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on the Bluebird Society, visit bvbluebirds.com. Thanks for being a backyard bluebirder and for sharing your results.
BV Woodcarvers Club
The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club is a 501(3)(c) 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 you have a group of kids 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, where people can view and purchase one of many member's carved wood items. As each item is handcrafted, there are no two alike. Club members (men and women) are 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 email@example.com or call 479-644-4202.
Village Lake Writers & Poets
Village Lake Writers & 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, home of the ARC Writers, along Highway 71, across from Lake Bella Vista (look for the two-story historic stone cabin), at 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. (Arkansas Highway 279), in Bella Vista. More information on amateur radio and the BVRC is available at www.BellaVistaRadioClub.org.
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.
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.
Nebraska Club of Bella Vista
A tailgate is planned before Nebraska plays Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 29. This event will be held at Kingsdale Pavilion in Bella Vista. Officers for the coming year will be elected. Anyone willing to serve as an officer should contact Bob Prazek, nominating chairman, at 479-855-6721. A Christmas dinner party is planned for Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Bella Vista Bar and Grill (Country Club). The Nebraska Club welcomes all former Nebraskans as members. Dues are $5 per person and payable to treasurers K.B. and Sue Smith, 9 Windsor Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72715. For more information about the club, call the treasurer at 479-876-2009.
Fly Tyers Club
The Fly Tyers Club meets at 9 a.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall for a social hour, followed by a 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.
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.
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 09/05/2018
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