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story.lead_photo.caption Photo submitted Helen Hirter was crowned chapter queen for losing the most weight in 2018 and was presented a dozen red roses.

TOPS Chapter 532

Helen Hirter was crowned as chapter queen for losing the most weight in 2018. She was presented with a dozen red roses and a special bracelet. Helen is now an honored KOPS (Keep Pounds Off Sensibly). The program was on emotional freedom and learning to let go.

TOPS (taking off pounds sensibly) meets at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday at Riordan Hall, located at 2 Riordan Drive, Bella Vista. Weigh-in time is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and both men and women are welcome to join for lifestyle changes. The first meeting is free.

BV Decorative Artists

The Bella Vista Decorative Artists meets at 9 a.m. on one Saturday of each month at Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Drive, Bella Vista. The 2019 meeting schedule is as follows: May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, no meeting in September, Oct. 12, Nov. 16, Dec. 14 member Christmas brunch. The club will host its Mad-Hatter Party at St. Bernard's Church on Saturday, Sept. 14.

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 the club will continue work with the Village House in Bella Vista and 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. Kevin Corey will teach a class on acrylics with pouring medium at the May 11 gathering. Painters of all skill levels make up the BVDA Chapter. All visitors are welcome. For more information, call Marian Lawless at 479-212-4996.

Preceptor Alpha Gamma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi

The Preceptor Alpha Gamma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Wednesday, April 10, at the home of Linda Dahlquist, with Rene Bladon acting as co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by President Pat Zornes, with a reading of the minutes and treasurer's report given. Committee chairmen were called upon to give a report. A report was given on Founder's Day, which will be held on Friday, April 26, at the United Methodist Church. This chapter is in charge of the arrangements. Secret Sister gifts for Easter were passed around. Installation of officers was held for the incoming officers. Signup sheets were passed around to set up committees and meeting assignments.

Lions Club

Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world. Bella Vista Lions club meets at 5:45 p.m. the first and third Tuesdays of each month at Concordia Retirement Center on the second floor. The community is welcome to participate as a guest for the buffet meal and meeting to learn more about the various projects the Lions Club is involved with in the community. Both men and women are welcome. For more information, please contact Ken Swanson at 479-644-4951.

Calico Cut Ups

The Calico Cut Ups quilt guild will meet at noon Monday, April 22, at Becker Hall in the First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista, located at 20 Boyce Drive. The meeting kicks off with social time, followed by internationally known quilt designer and educator, Raija, from Quilter's Treasure Chest in Rogers. At 1 p.m., there will be an interactive and educational program, "Quilt Detectives: Every Quilt has a Story to Tell," to learn more about those vintage mystery quilts we have inherited or found, given by expert quilt historians and appraisers, Alice McElwain and Teresa Howard. After the presentation, the business meeting begins at 2 p.m. and concludes with a quilt show-and-tell by guild members.

Guests are welcome the first time without a fee. After one visit, a fee of $5 will be charged when attending as a guest. Yearly dues are $25. For more information, email [email protected]


The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 22, at the Bentonville Public Library, located at 405 South Main in Bentonville. Marie Demeroukas, photo archivist at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale since 2005, will present "Put Your Relatives in Their Place: Preserving Family Photos." Everyone is welcome. For further information, call 479-271-6820.

Bella Vista Civil War Round Table

The inaugural meeting of the Bella Vista Civil War Round Table will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the BV Museum. Meetings will be held on the first Thursday of each month and are open to the general public. Initially, meetings will be focused on talks by local Civil War historians. Eventually, the intent is to include book discussions, field trips to local Civil War sites and other Civil War interests as determined by our participants. All are welcome to join to be a part of history.

Bella Vista Garden Club

The Bella Vista Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, at the Bella Vista Community Church located at 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. Lunch is served at 11 a.m., with the program following at 11:30. Ryan Neal, Benton County extension agent will speak on gardening topics. Visitors are welcome to attend. For additional information, call Judy Jeffrey at 515-371-0701.

Embroidery Guild

The Embroidery Guild meets monthly in both Bella Vista and Springdale. No stitching experience is necessary; anyone interested in needlework is welcome. April brings a crazy quilt technique for the next in a series of miniature stockings. Kits are $5 each. Bella Vista meetings are at 9:30 a.m on the second Thursday of each month at St. Theodore Church, located at 1001 Kingsland Road. Springdale meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the John Powell Senior Center, located at 610 E. Grove Ave. Additional information may be found at

Altrusa International of Bentonville/Bella Vista

Altrusa International of Bentonville/Bella Vista will have its 20th Anniversary Celebration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Arvest Bank Community Room in downtown Bentonville. There will be food and cake. Everyone is welcome.

BV Photography Club

The monthly photo contest for April is "Human Details." The club meets at 6 p.m., the third Tuesday of every month, at the Guaranty Bank in Jane. Visitors are always welcome.


Prostate Cancer Alliance Group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m. in the Mercy Clinic meeting room, 1 Mercy Way, Bella Vista. Each year more than 150,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. As a member of NWA-PSA Prostate Cancer Alliance group you will have someone to talk to about your concerns; other members 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. Our support group provides a safe environment to share your concerns. For more information, call John White, 479-876-5724 or Chuck Pribbernow, 479-790-4138.

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. For more information or to schedule the chorus for entertainment, call Karen Frankenfeld, director, at 479-876-7204 or visit the web site at

Bella Vista Computer Club

Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are held the second Monday of the month in Room 1001 on the lower level of Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. Benefits of club membership include free classes on computer topics selected by the club, free remote online support at other times and free help for any computerized device at twice-monthly Open House Help Clinic Sessions. Advance signup is required to attend classes. Information is found at

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 [email protected]

American Legion Post 341

The Willard E. "Rocky" Glidewell American Legion Post 341 of Bella Vista reminds the public of the all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m. on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Breakfast includes pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, biscuits and gravy, juice and coffee. There is no cost, but donations are accepted. For more information, call 479-268-509 or visit the Post 341 website at

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. on 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.

Bike Club

The Bella Vista Bike Club is an informal group of road cyclists who enjoy riding together. Their only rule is that helmets are required on all rides. Club members come in a wide variety of ages and skill levels. The bike club is active year round and may be addictive and beneficial to one's health. The Bella Vista Bike Club also has several social events every year, plus picnic rides, to which non-riding spouses are invited. Newcomers are always welcome. The annual membership fee is $10 for each individual who rides. For more information, email [email protected]

Solo Fusion Singles

Solo Fusion is an active 50s-plus singles group in Bella Vista currently looking for new members. There are a variety of activities and events happening every month. For additional information, contact Linda Stafford at 479-402-6241, Terri Kindred at 660-815-3418 or Sherry Ray at 417-527-8086.

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. 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

Essentrics and Yoga Classes at the ARC

Essentrics and new Yoga classes have started at the Artist Retreat Center, located upstairs from Java Dudes. A drop-in fee of $10 is requested. Bring a mat and wear comfy clothes. For additional information, please contact Lindsay Laue at [email protected]

  • Monday: 9 a.m. Essentrics with Cindee; 6 p.m. Beginners Yoga with Lindsay
  • Tuesday: 10:30 a.m Beginners Power Yoga with Jessica; 12 p.m. Power Lunch Flow Yoga with Jessica; 3:30 p.m. Lunar Slow Flow Yoga with Jessica; 6 p.m. Free Meditation with Anna; 6:30 p.m. Gentle Yoga with Anna
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. Essentrics with Cindee; 10:30 a.m. Slow Flow Yoga with Lindsay
  • Thursday: 5:45 p.m. Essentrics with Cindee
  • Friday: 9 a.m. Essentrics with Cindee
  • Saturday: 9 a.m. Essentrics with Cindee; 10:30 a.m. Yoga with Amber; 3 p.m. Power Yoga with Jessica

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 are held over lunchtime and sometimes include a potluck lunch. At other times, bring a lunch or purchase from Java Dudes on-site. Each month there is a featured author, lively discussion and readings. For additional information, contact Joanie Roberts at 608-642-1294.

BV Woodcarvers Club

The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall's Craft room located at 98 Riordan Road, Bella Vista. The club has about 50 members, both men and women. Anyone interested in learning the art of woodcarving or wood burning is welcome. The club also teaches soap carving to children for those interested. There are really good carvers willing to teach and others with various talents in the art for carving and wood burning.

The club will host an "Artistry in Wood Show" in July, at which artists from other clubs are invited to participate. There will be carvings for sale and show. The BV Woodcarvers Club is looking for a chainsaw carver to demonstrate the art for this show. Visit the club's website for additional information.

Diabetes Support Group

Enhance your diabetes care by joining Mercy's free monthly diabetes support group. Mercy certified diabetes educators will be on hand to discuss various topics related to ongoing diabetes management, including lifestyle changes to make living with diabetes easier. Meetings are held the second Friday of every month from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Mercy Bella Vista Community Room, 1 Mercy Way, Bella Vista. These meetings are free and open to anyone with pre-diabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. The upcoming dates include Feb. 8, March 8, April 12 and May 10. For more information, call 479-338-6086 or visit

BV Fly Tyers Club

This club meets at 9 a.m. for a social hour, followed by a meeting from 10 to 11 a.m., every Thursday in Riordan Hall. The Bella Vista Fly Tyers Club is a fishing, conservation and service club consisting of approximately 190 members. This group of men and women share a common interest in fishing (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.

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.

Kiwanis Club

The Bella Vista Kiwanis Club meets weekly at 7 a.m. at Concordia every Thursday. Breakfast is available. Visitors, Kiwanis members and former Kiwanis members are all invited to attend. For more information, contact Julie Storm at 479-696-8867.

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 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.

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. For more information, call Jim Nugent at 479-855-7980 or 479-621-3372.

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 [email protected], visit or call 479-366-0045.

Community on 04/17/2019

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