The Embroidery Guild meets monthly in both Bella Vista and Springdale. No stitching experience is necessary. Anyone interested in needlework is welcome. Bella Vista meetings are at 9:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at St. Theodore 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 bellavistaega.org.
Bella Vista Chapter 1547 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) will hold the next monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in the Community Room of Guaranty Bank located at 21196 Highway 71 South in Pineville, Mo., just past the Jane Walmart. Treats will be provided. Our speaker, Cindy Johnson from Concordia Retirement Center in Bella Vista, will outline various options available at the Center, including independent living townhomes and apartments, assisted living units and nursing facilities. 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.
The Calico Cut-Ups will meet at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 24, at the First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista. The program will be a first and consists of a guild members' trunk show. Members Kay Gaudian, Bill Croft, Laurie Davis and Irene Foss will show some of the quilts they have made and provide some history of each. They will also explain why they made a quilt, where they got the pattern, where they got the fabric, and other interesting information.
Prior to the regular meeting, there will be a jellyroll race quilt workshop. There is no cost, but participants must bring their sewing machines, spools of thread, additional wound bobbins, scissors and their jellyroll. The club will meet at 9 a.m. in Becker Hall and work until noon. Anyone who wishes to join should contact Myrlene Zimmerman at [email protected] or call 970-376-6332.
There is no charge for a guest on the first visit. The Calico Cut-Ups does have a $5 guest fee for their meetings that helps defray program costs if there is a paid speaker. This fee is applied to membership dues if one chooses to join the guild the same day as she visits. Membership is $25 and half-price July through December. For other information about the guild, contact [email protected]
BV Garden Club
The Bella Vista Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the Bella Vista Community Church located at 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. Water, tea and pastries will be served at 9:30 a.m. followed at 10 a.m. with the meeting. Steve Dunlap, from the Arkansas Fish and Game Commission, will speak about the birds and snakes of Arkansas. Garden club member and master gardener Toni LiCausi will speak about lawn care. Visitors are welcome to attend.
The Arkansas Flower and Garden Show will be held from Friday, Feb. 28, to Sunday, Mar. 1, at the State Fairgrounds in Little Rock. For additional information, call Judy Jeffrey at 515-371-0701.
Bentonville/Bella Vista Club of Altrusa
The Bentonville/Bella Vista Club of Altrusa International is hosting a "Games Day" beginning at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1 Saint Bernard Lane in Bella Vista. The party offers an opportunity for participants to purchase a table to play games of their choice, such as bridge, MahJongg or canasta. Guests will be treated to lunch provided by local Altrusans. All proceeds will go to programs benefiting children's literacy. The entry fee, due in advance of the event, is $48 per 4-person table. This event welcomes men and women. Please contact Peggy Rosenthal at [email protected] to reserve space.
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 more 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 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.
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.
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 [email protected], visit bvstrings.org or call 479-366-0045.
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.
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.
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.
Lions Club International is the largest service organization in the world. Bella Vista Lions Club meets at 5:45 p.m. on 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 in which the Lions Club is involved within the community. Both men and women are welcome. For more information, please contact Ken Swanson at 479-644-4951.
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.
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.
Local Writers Group
The Village on the Lakes Writers and Poets, a local writers group, meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Artist Retreat Center in Old Bella Vista. Bring writing to share.
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 more information.
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 are 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.Community on 02/12/2020