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Feb. 19

The Bella Vista Arts Council is pleased to honor Gail Lee Cowdin as the February 2020 Artist of the Month from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Bella Vista Country Club, 98 Clubhouse Drive.

Feb. 21

s The Benton County Circuit Clerk plans to offer 25 Bella Vista properties at a judicial sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, on the second floor of the Benton County Courthouse in Bentonville.

March 4

s The Bentonville/Bella Vista club of Altrusa International is hosting a Games Day in Bella Vista on Wednesday, March 4. 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 and all proceeds will go to programs benefiting children's literacy. This event welcomes men and women and will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1 St. Bernard Lane, starting at 10 a.m. The entry fee, due in advance of the event, is $48 per four-person table. Please contact Peggy Rosenthal at [email protected] to reserve space.

March 10

The 10th anniversary of the Bella Vista Golf Expo will be held 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at Riordan Hall. Group Leader meeting will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Pick up your 2020 golf group book, sign up for a new golf group, learn about 2020 tournaments and player development programs, and meet the pros. Cookies and drinks will be provided, as well as a cash bar.

March 17

s The spring 2020 session of the Bella Vista Police Department Citizens Police Academy starts March 17. Applications are now being accepted. The 10-week program meets once per week on Tuesday evenings and allows participants an inside look at day-to-day operations of a municipal police department. The program is an attempt to inform and educate the community about issues related to law enforcement, especially local law enforcement, and works to foster a relationship between police and the members of the community the officers are sworn to protect and serve. For more information or to apply, visit the department's website at, email Capt. Tim Cook at [email protected], or call 479-855-3771.

s POA Board Candidates are: Joy Thomas Sawyer, John P. Goodman Jr., Janice "Jan" Simms, Sandy Fosdick, David Brandenburg, John Hudec and Nancy Bunting. Following are dates to remember for the upcoming election:

• Meeting the Candidate Night -- 6 p.m., March 17, at Riordan Hall;

• Election begins -- April 13;

• Annual Meeting/Election Closes -- 6 p.m., May 19, at Riordan Hall.

March 15

s Sunday, March 15, at 2 p.m., the Bella Vista Historical Museum will host its annual membership meeting, to which all members and the public are invited. This year's speaker will be Jim Wozniak, who moved to Bella Vista in 1977, and joined the Bella Vista Branch of the Benton County Sheriff's Office when Bella Vista was still an unincorporated village in Benton County. He was promoted in 1995 to Chief Deputy and directed 16 full-time employees in that office. Jim is now a city council member and has lots of memories to share.

March 20

s Historic Sites Driving Tour will begin at the Bella Vista Historical Museum at 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 20, conducted by Dale Phillips. Meet at the museum at 12:30, then car caravan to the various historic sites on the tour. Expect to be back to the museum by 5 p.m. Cost is $15/person or $25 for two, to be paid at the door. A fundraiser for the museum will be held and all proceeds go to its operating costs. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Dale at 812-899-2049.

s The Bella Vista Garden Club will host its annual "Cards and Games Party" from noon to 4 p.m., Friday, Mar. 20, at the Bella Vista Community Church located at 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. Ticket prices are $15 per person or $60 for a table of four. Players provide their own cards or game materials. There will be raffle drawings for gift baskets. Lunch, coffee, tea and water will be served. Proceeds from this event are used for scholarships for students studying horticulture at Northwest Arkansas colleges and universities. They may also be used for beautification projects within the city of Bella Vista. Reservations will open Friday, Feb. 21, at or call Carol at 262-442-9345.

s The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow will present three featured readers at Poetluck, 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 20, at 515 Spring Street in Eureka Springs: Nikki Hanna, Susanne Wiley and Kathy Leonard. Poetluck is the third Thursday of every month. It starts at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Readings start at 7:15 p.m. and end by 8:45 p.m. Local and visiting writers may share their work for up to 10 minutes following the featured writers. Readings may be poems, prose or songs. The order is chosen by random drawing. Poetluck is a supportive environment, the perfect setting to premiere new work.

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