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.
Laureate Alpha Mu
Laureate Alpha Mu of Beta Sigma Phi will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Highland Christian Church on Forest Hills Blvd. Faye Bethea will be the hostess. The September social was a sampling party at the home of Connie Hinton. The group made and sampled food to be served at the upcoming Fall Tea on Oct. 25 at the Highland Christian Church.
Bella Vista Chapter 1547 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will hold its next monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11, in the Community Room at First Community Bank, 21196 Highway 71 South, Pineville, Mo., just past the Jane Walmart. Pastries will be provided. The speaker will be Blue Cross and Blue Shield representative, Shelly Henderson, who will provide updated information on the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program for 2020. A GEHA representative may also provide its 2020 Health Benefits Program. All current and retired Federal employees and their spouses are welcome. For further information about NARFE, contact Ron Lambert at 479-876-5392 or Miriam Stocks at 479-855-1676.
Lovely Purchase Chapter DAR
Lovely Purchase Chapter of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will begin with social time at 9:30 a.m. and with a business meeting to follow at 10 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14, at the First United Methodist Church, located at 20 Boyce Drive. For more information, call 479-876-2441.
BV Computer Club
The next Bella Vista Computer Club general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. The program will be "Do You Need a MeSH Wifi Router?" It will discuss how the latest Wifi routers can address Wifi reception problems. 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.
Open House Help Clinic Sessions are a free service for club members. They are held from 9 a.m. to noon, the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month in BVCC's Training Center at The Highlands Crossings Center, Suite 208. Upcoming Help Clinics are Wednesday, Oct. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 2.
The currently scheduled classes are "Computer Security for Regular People: Part 2" presented by Justin Sell, owner of Bella Vista Computer Services, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15; "Slow PC? Let's Upgrade or Buy New" presented by Pete Opland of BVCC from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22; " Why, When and How to Backup Your C Drive" by Pete Opland from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29; and "Computer Security for Regular People: Part 3" from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19, presented by Justin Sell.
BVCC also has a genealogy special interest group that will meet at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19.
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 classes. Open House Help Clinic sessions are a free service for club members. They are held from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month in BVCC's Training Center at the Highlands Crossings Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd., Suite 208, Bella Vista. Please visit www.bvcompclub.org for the latest information on membership, 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 mailing address and application information can be found under Contents at the BVCC website http://bvcomputerclub.org/and membership info by clicking the Membership Application link.
Hill 'n Dale Hiking Club
The Hill 'n Dale hiking club will be hiking the Trail To The Bluffs in Lake Wedington State Park on Wednesday, Oct. 16. Interested hikers may contact Bev Munstermann, trail boss, at 479-721-2193 or email@example.com. For more information, go to bvhikingclub.com.
The Nebraska Club of Bella Vista and Northwest Arkansas will meet for dinner at Tanyard Creek Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 19. The group will gather for a social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Cornhusker items will be auctioned and raffled. The cost will be $12 per person, and reservations should be made by Monday, Oct. 14. Checks should be sent to the club treasurers, K.B. and Sue Smith, 10 Highland Parkway. For more information about the event, contact K.B. or Sue Smith at 479-876-2009.
BV Traveling Sams
Thirty-five members of the Bella Vista Traveling Sams RV group joined with fifty others from the Jolly Rogers and Belle Point (Fort Smith) Sams groups for the annual Area 1 Friendship Campout at Cedar Oaks RV Park in Grove, Okla., Sept. 26-29. Participants enjoyed meals, crafts, games, corn-hole competition, musical entertainment, Sunday morning worship and the beauty of Grand Lake O' the Cherokee. The next meeting will be the chapter's annual cleanup at Devil's Den State Park Oct. 27-30. For more information, contact Gary or Virginia Reynolds at 479-715-6137.
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 prediabetes, Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. For more information, call 479-338-6086 or visit mercy.net/DiabetesSupport.
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 Oct. 12, 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.
Altrusa International of Bentonville/Bella Vista
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.
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.
BV Fly Tyers
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.
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 anytime. For more information, call Sean at 417-455-6654.
BV Kiwanis Club
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.
BV Photography Club
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@example.com.
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.
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.
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 with 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.
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. More information on amateur radio and the BVARC is available at BellaVistaRadioClub.org.
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. on the second Thursday of each month at Riordan Hall. Visit the national web page at projecthealingwaters.org. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.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.
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, 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. Refreshments and "Show and Tell" are every first Monday of the month. Please call 479-276-2033 for further information.
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.Community on 10/09/2019
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