BV Decorative Artists
he 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: April 6, 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 a 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. Painters of all skill levels make up the BVDA Chapter. All visitors are welcome. For more information, call Marian Lawless at 479-212-4996.
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. This group is a place for you and your caregiver to turn for information and support in coping with a prostate cancer diagnosis. If you have been diagnosed, you likely experience a range of emotions, including uncertainty, fear, anger, sadness, etc. NWA-PSA is a community of people with a similar diagnosis and challenge who gather to share knowledge, information, encouragement and emotional comfort. Membership offers a safe environment to share concerns of sexual issues, learn of suggestions in dealing with side effects, learn of resources and provider information and much more. For more information, call John White, 479-876-5724 or Chuck Pribbernow, 479-790-4138.
The program for the March 27 meeting will be a presentation by John White regarding proton therapy.
Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus
Perfect Harmony celebrates 20 years of singing together in October 2019. The group invites all former and current members to join the celebration. In 1999, Karen Frankenfeld was asked to start a women's barbershop chorus in Bella Vista after the Sweet Adeline chorus lost its director. The Chorus has continued under her directorship for 20 years, performing in several northwest Arkansas and Missouri senior facilities, Veteran's hospitals, non-profit organizations and at many civic events.
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 www.perfectharmonybv.com.
Laureate Alpha Gamma
The Laureate Alpha Gamma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met on Wednesday, March 13, at the home of Rene Bladon, with Annette Allsup acting as co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by the acting president, Juanita Prior. The slate of officers for the 2019-2020 year was read and accepted by member's vote. They are Juanita Prior, president; Connie Knauss, vice president; Annette Allsup, recording secretary; Linda Krysl, corresponding secretary; Barbara Downs, treasurer; and Pat Zornes, parliamentarian. The Social Committee announced a baked potato/chili dinner will be on March 23 for members and a guest. The Service Committee collected toiletry items from the members that will be donated to the NWA Women's Shelter.
Ozark Hill Hikers
Bella Vista's Ozark Hill Hikers will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the fellowship hall at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Calico Cut-Ups quilt guild will kick off at noon Monday, March 25, at Becker Hall in the First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista. The meeting begins with social time and shopping with the vendor, Quilt Sampler, from Springfield, Mo. At 1 p.m., the program features a lecture and demonstration by Quilt Sampler, called "Cut Time! Quilt More!" In this program, Shannon Wright walks through the advantages of using "ACCUQUILT" to cut down on time spent cutting and increase accuracy. The business meeting begins at 2 p.m. and concludes with a quilting show and tell by guild members. Members and guests are welcome. The cost to join the group is $25 per year. For more information, contact calicocutups01.com.
BV Traveling Sams
Members of the Bella Vista Traveling Sams and the Jolly Rogers Good Sams group held a joint breakfast meeting at the Golden Corral in Rogers on March 8. Janie Robinson of Bella Vista was elected treasurer of the Bella Vista Traveling Sams. Both groups will join with other Good Sam RV groups for the Thursday through Sunday, April 11-14, Arkansas State RV Rally in Texarkana. For more information, contact Virginia Reynolds, 479-715-6137.
The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 25, at the Bentonville Public Library, 405 South Main. Nita Gould, the author of "Remembering Ella: A 1912 Murder and Mystery in the Arkansas Ozarks" and a cousin of Ella, will present a program about the rape, murder and dismemberment of the 18-year-old girl. Gould spent 15 years researching family documents and public records to determine if justice was served. For further information, call 479-271-6820. The public is welcome.
Bella Vista Garden Club
The Bella Vista Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting beginning with lunch at 11 a.m., followed by a program at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, at the Bella Vista Community Church, located at 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. Jeff Overturf from Overturf Landscaping and Irrigation will speak about garden irrigation systems and backflow city code. Visitors are welcome to attend. For additional information, call Judy Jeffrey at 515-371-0701.
Military Officers Association of America (MOAA)
The Bella Vista Chapter of MOAA will hold its bi-monthly membership meeting with a social gathering beginning at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at Concordia Retirement Center main building, 1 Concordia Drive, Bella Vista. The guest speaker is Circle of Life Hospice marketing and communications director, Nancy Dresler. The buffet dinner catered by Concordia is $15 per person. Please make reservations through Jon Boswell at email@example.com. Members and guests are welcome to attend, as are current and former military officers of the Armed Forces and the U.S. Coast Guard. The Bella Vista chapter proudly supports and funds an annual scholarship program open to all Benton County High School seniors. The chapter is a nonprofit organization, and donations to the scholarship fund are tax deductible. To apply for the scholarship, see your high school counselor for more information. To make a tax-free donation to the fund, contact Boswell at the email address above.
TOPS Chapter 532
TOPS presented a "Chapter Royalty Certificate" to Helen Hirter as the Chapter #532 Queen for weight loss in 2018. A new four-week contest "Harvesting Healthy Change" was started on March 9 and continues to April 6. The contest consists of giving something up for Lent, drinking eight ounces of water per day, exercising for 30 minutes per day, taking a food journal to meetings and losing weight. Four steps to plant seeds for success are weekly meetings, habits, encouragement and support.
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.
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 www.bvcompclub.org.
The last March class is from 9 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 27, and is titled "Why, When and How to Backup Your C: Drive," presented by Pete Opland.
Open House Help Clinic Sessions are held the first Saturday and the third Wednesday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon in BVCC's Training Center at The Highlands Crossings Center, Suite 208. The last March Help Clinic is Wednesday, March 20.
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.
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 onsite. 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.
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.
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.
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@example.com.
- 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.
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 prediabetes, 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 mercy.net/DiabetesSupport.
Embroidery Guild of NWA
The Embroidery Guild meets one time a month in both Bella Vista and Springdale. Everyone is welcome to attend any meeting, and no stitching experience is necessary. Bella Vista meetings are at 9:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at St. Theodore's Church, 1001 Kingsland Road. Springdale meetings are at 10 a.m. on the third Saturday of each month at the John Powell Senior Center, 610 E. Grove Ave. Additional information may be found at www.bellavistaga.org.
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.
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.
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.
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 WomensChorusBV.com.
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 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 BellaVistaRadioClub.com.
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.
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 projecthealingwaters.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.Community on 03/20/2019
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