Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi
The Iota Alpha Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi will have its yearly kick-off meeting at 10 a.m. at the home of Lila Smith on Aug. 14. Lunch will be salad and all attendees are requested to bring a favorite salad ingredient to add to the mix. Lila is the new president for this year.
BV Women's Chorus
Sopranos and altos wanted for their desire to sing in a fun, rewarding group with no auditions, just a love of singing. Directed by Larry Zehring and accompanied by Beth Tracy, the Bella Vista Women's Chorus performs for organizations and facilities throughout Northwest Arkansas. If you are a singer who hasn't used your talent in a while, if you sing in the shower, or you are a mom whose kids are heading back to school, give this group a try. Rehearsals are from 12:45 to 3 p.m. every Monday at First United Methodist Church on Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. The fall/winter season begins Friday, Aug. 26, with new exciting music and plans. The rewards are fun, smiles and laughter. For more information, call Elaine Jones at 918-875-1675.
Bella Vista Chapter 1547 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 9, in the Community Room at First Community Bank, 21196 Highway 71 South, Pineville, Mo., just past Jane Walmart. Pastries will be provided. Speaker will be Captain Tim Cook from the Bella Vista Police Department. All current and retired federal employees and spouses are welcome. For further information about NARFE, contact Ron Lambert at 479-876-5392 or Miriam Stocks at 479-855-1676.
BV Decorative Artists
The Decorative Artists meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 10, at Riordan Hall. Member Becky Tomlinson will provide instruction using mixed media and watercolor.
The BV Decorative Artists will host its "Mad Hatter" Card and Game Party from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1 St. Bernard Lane, Bella Vista. The BVDA chapter looks forward to this card and game party fundraiser each year. Reservations are $12 per person and may be made by individual or group. Included are theme baskets created by BVDA members to be raffled off, a store to sell members' artwork, door prizes, lunch and desserts. Please contact Pat Davis for tables and/or reservations at 479-855-6319 or Marge Macedo at 479-531-1231. There is limited seating and no walk-ins will be accepted.
The BVDA meets at 9 a.m. one Saturday a month at Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Drive, Bella Vista. The meeting schedule for the remainder of the year is (no meeting in September) Oct. 12, Nov. 16, and Dec. 14, the member Christmas brunch. The purpose of the chapter is to stimulate interest and appreciation for the art of painting. BVDA does a variety of service projects. Each month the BVDA has a member or visiting national artist teach an art project. Painters of all skill levels make up the BVDA chapter. All visitors are welcome. For more information, call Marian Lawless at 479-212-4996.
BV Garden Club
The Bella Vista Garden Club will hold its first meeting of the 2019-2020 year on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the Bella Vista Community Church, located at 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. Social time and refreshments begin at 9:30 a.m. and the meeting begins at 10 a.m. The August program will include a presentation by Terri Waterman entitled "Flower Power." Each meeting also includes an artistic design of the month and horticultural information provided by club members. Frequently, there are Q & A sessions in which members and guests can seek answers from the Master Gardeners in attendance.
The BVGC was organized in 1972 and is dedicated to maintain and improve the beauty of Bella Vista. The club supports numerous beautification projects around the city, tends to the gardens at the Veterans Wall of Honor and the Bella Vista Cemetery, holds annual plant sales and card parties, and awards scholarships to students studying horticulture at Northwest Arkansas colleges and universities.
BV Computer Club
The next Bella Vista Computer Club (BVCC) general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 12. The presentation "An Introduction to Viber" will be presented by Joel Ewing, club president. Viber is a free, multi-platform communication application that supports free and secure messaging, phone, and video-phone communication over the Internet to other Viber users. It is functionally similar to Skype and WhatsApp, and is supported on Apple platforms (iPhone, iPad, Mac), Androids, MS Windows and Linux.
Club meetings are free and open to the public. Meetings are held in Room 1001 on the lower level of The Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. Different handouts giving general information and computer tips are available at each monthly meeting. 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.
Open House Help Clinic Sessions are a free service for club members. They are held the first Saturday and the third Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in BVCC's training center at The Highlands Crossings Center, Suite 208. The Help Clinic for August will be Wednesday, Aug. 21.
The currently scheduled class for August is "Computer Security for Regular People: Part 1" presented by Justin Sell, owner of Bella Vista Computer Services, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.
BVCC also has a genealogy special interest group that will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17.
Please check the club's website at www.bvcompclub.org for the latest information, detailed directions to meeting rooms, updates to scheduled classes, minutes of the previous month's general meeting, and the most current issue of Bits & Bytes newsletter.
The yearly membership is $20 for the first member in a household and $10 for each additional member in the same household. There are three ways to join the BVCC: in person at any monthly meeting, in person at any Open House Help Clinic or class session, or by mail at any time of the month. The mailing address and application can be found under Contents at the BVCC website www.bvcompclub.org by clicking the Membership Application link. Additional information can be found on the club's website.
BV 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.
BV 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.
Artisan Alliance Club
The Artisan Alliance Club incorporates the Wishing Spring Gallery, Bella Vista Arts and Craft Fair and the newly established Clay Studio. The club's monthly board meeting is held at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at Concordia. All members are encouraged to attend. Anyone wishing to know more about the Art Club can go to www.artisanalliance.net, where there are also forms for joining the club.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Attention all military veterans with VA disabilities, 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 at 6:30 p.m., the second Thursday of each month at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Visit the national web page at projecthealingwaters.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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. The support group provides a safe environment to share your concerns. For more information, call John White at 479-876-5724 or Chuck Pribbernow at 479-790-4138.
BV Needlework Club
The Bella Vista Needlework Club invites those interested in needlework to come and visit from 10 a.m. to noon every Monday at Riordan Hall. Bring knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, beading or any project you want to work on while chatting and making new friends. The club has refreshments and "Show and Tell" every first Monday of the month. Please call 479-276-2033 for further information.
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, and 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 bellavistapost341.org.
BV Christian Women's Connection
The Christian Women's Connection meets for brunch the second Tuesday of each month, and an all-American breakfast is served for $10. The program is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries. For a breakfast reservation or information, call Glenda 479-876-5422, or e-mail email@example.com.
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 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. the second Friday of every month 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. For more information, call 479-338-6086 or visit mercy.net/DiabetesSupport.
Village Lake Writers and Poets
The Village Lake Writers and Poets meets monthly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., 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 one from the Old Bella Vista Food Trucks on site. There are always lively discussions and open readings from members and guests. For additional information, contact Joanie Roberts at 608-642-1294.
Different Strokes/Different Folks Support Group
The "Different Strokes/Different Folks" Support Group meets the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, at Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. All stroke or traumatic brain injury survivors, their families, friends and caregivers are welcome to attend. The next meeting will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23, at Bella Vista Lutheran Church. For more information, contact Ellen Creakbaum at 479-282-5457.
Great Issues Book Club
How would you evaluate the health of American democracy or of Western civilization itself? Every two or three weeks this club meets to discuss a book that examines this question. All books are chosen by members and range from more popular to more serious works. Only a chapter or two is read at a time and there is a synopsis provided prior to discussion. Examples of books read are: The Closing of the Muslim Mind by Robert Riley, Father Of Us All: War and History, Ancient and Modern by Victor Davis Hanson, Rise of Christianity by Rodney Stark, AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order by Kai-Fu Lee. The group enjoys nourishing the mind with learning, and a cup of coffee, a glass of wine, cheese and crackers and cookies too. If interested in open discussions of serious works with a group of like-minded adults, please join. Call Jene Porter at 479-250-8426.
The Embroidery Guild meets monthly in both Bella Vista and Springdale. No stitching experience is necessary; the club welcomes anyone interested in needlework. Bella Vista meetings are at 9:30 a.m. the second Thursday of each month at St. Theodore Church, 1001 Kingsland Road, Bella Vista. Springdale meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the John Powell Senior Center, 610 E. Grove Ave., Springdale. Additional information may be found at bellavistaega.org.
Pride of the Ozarks Chorus
The Pride of the Ozarks Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Bella Vista Church of Christ, 989 McNelly Road, Bentonville (across from Lowe's and Walgreen's). Singing in harmony, a Capella, 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.
American Legion Riders
Motorcycles, patriotic veteran fellowship and the thrill of a ride are what keep the American Legion Riders going strong. 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.
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 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.
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 bvstrings.org or call 479-366-0045.
TOPS Chapter 532
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. with the meeting following. Both men and women are welcome to join for lifestyle changes. If you would like to have some fun and lots of support on your weight loss journey come join us. The first meeting is free.
BV 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Tuesday of each month at Concordia Retirement Center on the second floor. Community members are welcome to participate as guests for the buffet meal and meeting to learn more about the various projects with which the Lions Club is involved in the community. Both men and women are welcome. For more information, please contact Ken Swanson at 479-644-4951.
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, where 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.
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 www.perfectharmonybv.com.
BV Amateur Radio Club
The Bella Vista Amateur Radio Club holds its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. 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, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. More information on amateur radio and the BVARC is available at BellaVistaRadioClub.org.Community on 08/07/2019
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