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Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

The opening day meeting of the Iota Alpha chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was held Wednesday, Aug. 8, at the home of Judy Schoeny. Plans for the upcoming year were discussed. The next meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, at Guaranty Bank on U.S. Highway 71 South, Pineville, Mo. The service project for September will be a monetary donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Bella Vista. The social activity for the month will be a trip to the Old Spanish Cave near Sulphur Springs. Date and time will be announced at the upcoming meeting.

Solo Fusion -- 50-plus Singles

The Solo Fusion Group is an active 50s-plus singles group in Bella Vista with a variety of activities and events 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 to ask questions, contact Linda Stafford at 479-402-6241 or Terri Kindred at 660-815-3418.

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. Call 479-715-6154 or view for more information.

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, home of the ARC Writers, along U.S. Highway 71, 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.

Bella Vista 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 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 the many members' displayed carved wood items. As each item is handcrafted; there are no two alike.

Club members (men and women) are very 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, held 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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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 Lowe's). 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.

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.

Community on 09/12/2018

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