Civil War Roundtable
The next meeting of the Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Bella Vista Historical Society Museum located on Highway 71 and Kingsland Drive, next to the American Legion. The guest speaker will be Matt Mulheran from Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park. He will be covering the battle which took place on Dec. 7, 1862. Prairie Grove is a well-preserved battlefield with interpretive signing around a one-mile walking tour. An excellent museum also provides an informative video. The round table is open to the public and there is no fee. To receive its monthly newsletter, please email [email protected] with your contact information.
Lovely Purchase Chapter DAR
Lovely Purchase Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will hold its next meeting beginning with social time at 9:30 a.m. and business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. For more information, call 479-876-2441.
BV Computer Club
The next Bella Vista Computer Club (BVCC) general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11. The program will be "Going Paperless," a viewing of the presentation discussing how to convert home records to digital format. 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.
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 sign up is required to attend any of the classes.
Open House Help Clinic Sessions are held from 9 a.m. to noon, the first Saturday and the third Wednesday of each month in BVCC's Training Center at The Highlands Crossings Center, Suite 208. Help Clinics scheduled are Wednesday, Nov. 20; Saturday, Dec. 7; and Wednesday, Dec. 18.
Current classes are "Using Windows 10," from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov.13; "Slow PC? Let's Upgrade or Buy New," from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19; "Computer Security for Regular People: Part 2" presented by Justin Sell from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19; " Why, When and How to Backup Your C Drive" by Pete Opland from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 21.
BVCC also has a Genealogy Special Interest Group that will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov.16.
Please check website http://bvcomputerclub.org for the latest information, detailed directions, updates to scheduled classes, minutes of the previous month's general meeting, and the most current issue of "Bits & Bytes" newsletter. Yearly membership is $25 for the first member in a household and $10 for each additional household member. There are three ways to join BVCC: in person at a monthly meeting, in person at an Open House Help Clinic or class session, or by mail anytime. The mailing address and application can be found under Contents on the BVCC website.
Friends of Dogwood & Brittany
Attention gardeners and golfers. The Friends of Dogwood & Brittany are sponsoring a "Daffodil Planting Party" at 8 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 to plant over 1,000 daffodils on the Back 9 of the Dogwood Golf Course. All are welcome to join the planting party; this year the soil will be pre-tilled for easier planting. Last fall, bulbs were planted on the Front 9 that resulted in a beautiful spring display. The Friends of Dogwood and Brittany is a volunteer organization dedicated to improving the golfer's experience at the Dogwood and Brittany Golf Courses. It is free to join. For more information, contact Susan Nuttall, at [email protected], 630-217-8214.
BV Decorative Artists
The BVDA meets at 9 a.m. one Saturday a month at Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Drive. The meeting schedule for the remainder of the year is Nov. 16 and Dec. 14 (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, and each month 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.
PEO Chapter BR
Handcrafted arrangements of fresh greens and berries for holiday mailboxes or door swags are being sold now. Bring cheer to your neighborhood and/or gift your friends and favorite businesses. Proceeds of the sale will make a difference in women's lives through P.E.O.'s philanthropic projects that provide higher education assistance. The cost of $15 includes delivery and installation in Bella Vista. The sales order deadline is Monday, Nov. 18, and delivery is Friday and Saturday, Dec. 6-7. To place an order, contact [email protected] or call/text to 805-844-8437.
The Bella Vista Chapter of Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) will hold its bi-monthly membership meeting beginning with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Concordia Retirement Center main building, 1 Concordia Drive, Bella Vista. A buffet dinner catered by Concordia will be $15 per person. Please make reservations through Jon Boswell at [email protected]
This meeting will constitute our annual business meeting and election of officers for the 2020 calendar year. All members are encouraged to attend and vote for their candidates. Nominations are open and announced in a separate email message. Nominations will close on Sunday, Nov. 17.
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 479-268-5090 or visit the Post 341 website at bellavistapost341.org.
Diabetes Support Group
Enhance your diabetes care by joining Mercy's free monthly diabetes support group 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. 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. 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.
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. As a member of NWA-PSA Prostate Cancer Alliance Group, there will be someone to talk to about any 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.
Altrusa meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month, at the River Grill Restaurant in Bentonville. For more information, visit www.altrusa-bb.com
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.
The Clay Studio at Wishing Springs has classes for hand-building from 2 to 5 p.m. on Monday. There are also wheel-throwing classes from 6 to 9 p.m. on Thursdays. Wheel-throwing and hand-building classes are also held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursdays. For additional information, call 479-257-2221.
The Bella Vista Arts and Craft Fair is coming up Oct. 17-19, and there will be lots of exhibitors with beautiful handmade arts and crafts. Plan on attending.
The Fly Tyers club conducts weekly meetings beginning at 9 a.m. for a social hour, followed by the meeting from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursdays at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. The Bella Vista Fly Tyers Club is a fishing, conservation and service club consisting of approximately 150 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.
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 anytime. For more information, call Sean at 417-455-6654.
The Bella Vista Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. every Thursday at Concordia in Bella Vista. 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.
Village Lake Writers and Poets
The Village Lake Writers and Poets meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month at the Artist Retreat Center, 13467 Lookout Drive, Bella Vista. Meetings are free and open to the public. The meetings are held over lunchtime and sometimes include a potluck lunch. At other times, members 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.
This club meets at 6 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at the First Community Bank in Jane, Mo. Visitors are always welcome. For information, email [email protected]
Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus
Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus meets every Monday, 4 to 5:30 p.m., in the choir room of the United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista. No previous experience or tryouts are required to join. The chorus invites women of all ages and voice ranges to experience barbershop singing. For more information or to schedule the chorus for entertainment, call Karen Frankenfeld, director, at 479-876-7204 or visit the website at www.perfectharmonybv.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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. and is followed by a meeting. Both men and women are welcome to join for lifestyle changes. To have some fun and lots of support on your weight loss journey, join TOPS.
Amateur Radio Club
The Bella Vista Amateur Radio Club holds its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. on 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. More information on amateur radio and the BVARC is available at BellaVistaRadioClub.org.
Great Issues Book Club
Every two or three weeks, this club meets to discuss a book that examines great issues. 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. 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 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. Refreshments and "Show and Tell" are every first Monday of the month. Please call 479-276-2033 for further information.
Bella Vista 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 bvstrings.org or call 479-366-0045.Community on 11/06/2019
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