The Bella Vista Homesteaders will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 3, at Concordia. We will have Christmas carolers as the program. Visitors are welcome. For more information contact Lois Adams at 479-876-2460.
Civil War Roundtable
The December meeting of the Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, at the Bella Vista Historical Society Museum located at 1885 Bella Vista Way, next to the American Legion. The roundtable is open to the public; there is no charge for admission. Kerry Jones, park ranger at Pea Ridge National Military Park, will be the guest speaker at the meeting. One of Jones' previous assignments with the NPS was at Vicksburg, Miss. As a seasonal ranger, he gave talks and tours of the USS Cairo. The Cairo was a Union ironclad that was sunk at Vicksburg on Dec. 12, 1862. It was discovered and subsequently raised on Dec. 12, 1964, exactly 102 years later. For further information or to receive the monthly newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Calico Cut Ups
There will be no meeting for the Calico Cut Ups in November. The last function of the year is a Christmas luncheon/event beginning at 11 a.m. with a Challenge Quilt Display and voting, a Kit Basket Walk and limited silent auction. Tickets for the Kit Basket Walk will be available for $1 each or $5 for six. There will be 15-20 kits available. All proceeds will go to the scholarship fund.
The Christmas luncheon begins at noon with entertainment at 1 p.m. Dec. 9 at the First United Methodist Church located on 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. The business meeting and installation of officers will follow. Members must have a reservation to attend. If you do not have a reservation and wish to attend, respond to Laurie Davis before Sunday, Dec. 1, by phone at 402-850-8742 or by email at email@example.com. The $5 cost for the luncheon may be paid the day of the event. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Line Dance Club
A beginners class will meet from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, beginning Jan. 3, 2020, at Riordan Hall. Registration fee for this class is $20. There is also a $35 annual fee payable to Riordan Hall. If you do not have a Bella Vista photo ID, you will pay Riordan Hall $2.50 per class. The class will be taught by Kristine Schaap, who has taught beginners for several years. As new dancers, you will have the opportunity to learn line dancing steps and dances that use these steps. You will also receive handouts, lots of practice, and personal attention. You will find that line dancing is an enjoyable way to get great exercise. Please call Kristine Schaap at 479-876-2715 if you have any questions.
Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus
Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus will meet Mondays in November, December and January from 3:45 to 5 p.m. (time change for winter months) in the choir room of the United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista. No previous experience or tryouts are required to join. Women of all ages and voice ranges are invited to experience barbershop singing. There is a need for women bass and baritone singers at this time. For more information or to schedule the chorus for entertainment, call Karen Frankenfeld, director, at 479-876-7204.
Julie Storm presented a PowerPoint presentation on World War II-Europe to Bella Vista Kiwanis Club on Nov. 14. She told of little-known facts occurring during the war such as the surrender of Italy to the Allies, Italy declared war against Nazi Germany. Field Marshal Eric Rommel was involved in a plot against Hitler and was given the choice of the firing squad or suicide and given full honors. He took a cyanide pill Aug. 31, 1944, and died before the German surrender. "The Germans were on the roll in 1941 but their big mistakes were having too many fronts and getting caught in a Russian winter."
TOPS has been dedicated to helping members lose weight safely, steadily and most importantly, sensibly since 1948. TOPS (take off pounds sensibly) Chapter 532 meets at 9:30 a.m. every Saturday morning at Riordan Hall, 2 Riordan Drive, Bella Vista. Weigh in time is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. Both men and women are welcome to come join us for life style changes.
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.
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. If interested in open discussions of serious works with a group of like-minded adults, please join. Call Jene Porter at 479-250-8426.
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.
Altrusa meetings are held at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the River Grille restaurant in Bentonville. For more information, visit altrusa-bb.com
The Clay Studio at Wishing Springs has classes for hand-building from 2 to 5 p.m. on Mondays. 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.
Fly Tyers Club
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.
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.
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 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 Walgreens). 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.
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.
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.
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 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.Community on 11/27/2019
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