The Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Rotary Room of the Bentonville Public Library, 405 S. Main.
Jerry Nichols of the Pea Ridge Historical Society will present a program on the early history of Pea Ridge, a community that began before Arkansas statehood in 1836. The public is welcome to attend.
Information: (479) 2716820.
The South Madison County Historical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Monday at City Hall in St. Paul. The program continues on the ancestral trail from England to Combs and is titled “Footprints From Jamestown to Kentucky.”
The Benton County Democrats will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Monday at the Golden Corral, 2605 W. Pleasant Crossing in Rogers. The meeting will begin at noon with former circuit judge John Comstock speaking on “Our Justice System-Status Quo or Change.”
Information: (479) 7212747.
The Bentonville Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Benton County Extension Office. The subject of this month’s presentation is water and the importance of clean water.
Information: (479) 6199600.
The Kingsdale Squares will not dance Monday because of facility maintenance. Join the squares for a Mardi Gras dance at 7 p.m. March 6 at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista.
Information: (479) 8765066.
The Calico Cut-Ups is a quilting guild in the Bella Vista area and is open to everyone of all quilting abilities. The group will meet Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista.
There will be a free workshop on how to make fidget quilts and pillow-case dresses. Bring a sewing machine. Hands-on time will be from 9 a.m. to noon, and the regular guild meeting begins at 1 p.m. The meeting features four stations this month and discussion on unique things, such as making a small purse out of men’s ties.
There is a $5 fee for nonmembers for the guild meeting.
The Washington County Democratic Women will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville.
The guest speakers will be the candidates for chairman of the Democratic Party of Arkansas: Denise Firmin Garner, political activist, founder of Feed Communities, publisher and board chairwoman of Edible Ozarkansas; Michael John Gray, an Arkansas State Representative for District 47 and leader of the Democratic Caucus; and Drew Pritt, owner of Pritt Consulting.
The program is free and open to the public. The dinner includes entree, beverage, tax and tip, for $16 and is optional. Make dinner reservations by noon Monday.
Information: (850) 8145497 or email email@example.com.
Hill ‘N Dale
Hill ‘N Dale Hiking Club of Bella Vista will hike a section of the Back 40 Trail in Bella Vista Wednesday for the first scheduled hike of the spring season. This will be two to three miles
of easy to moderate hiking. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Buckingham Trailhead, located at Trafalgar and Buckingham roads. Nonmembers are invited.
Information: (913) 6694967, (417) 501-4535, bvhikingclub.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Altrusa International of Rogers will meet at noon Thursday at Atlanta Bread Company, 4602 W. Walton Blvd. in Bentonville.
Angie Brooks, director of volunteer services at the Northwest Arkansas Children’s Shelter, will provide information on the service provided. Members and guests are encouraged to bring donated items for the Children’s Shelter to the meeting.
Information: (479) 6592604 or nwacs.org.
Saint Joseph Knights of Columbus Council 6609 will host a catfish dinner fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1722 Starr Drive in Fayetteville. The cost is $10 per adult; $5 per child 5 to 10 years old. Eat in or carry out.
All proceeds will be donated to Barwick/Newton National Law Enforcement
Information: (314) 4798892 or barwicknewton.org.
Ark-Oma square dancers will dance at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Springdale Senior Center, 203 Park St., with Bob Loyd calling.
On March 17 Monty Hackler, from Oklahoma, will be calling. There will be mainstream and plus-level dancing. All square dancers are invited.
Information: (479) 8463280.
The Bella Vista Friends of the Library are sponsoring their annual membership drive beginning Wednesday and ending March 31. Everyone is invited to become a member. This year, two different types of membership will be offered. The single fee of $10 remains the same, but there will also be a family membership offered for $25. Membership fees can be paid at the library or mailed to the Bella Vista Public Library, 11 Dickens Place, Bella Vista 72714.
The USS Snook Base of the United States submarine veterans will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Houlihans restaurant in Rogers. Membership is open to all past and present United States Navy submarine qualified sailors.
Information: (479) 6334440.
Support student scholarships in the community by buying tickets for the International Women’s Day Community Celebration, which will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. March 7 at Old High Middle School in Bentonville. All proceeds from the event will go to the Rotary Scholarship Fund. The fund has been a major contributor of community scholarships for Bentonville High School for 40 years, with $15,000 given to seniors last year. This year’s goal is $20,000.
Information: nwawomensday.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Garden Club of Rogers will hold its general monthly meeting at 10 a.m. March 7 at the First Presbyterian Church at 24th Street and New Hope Road in Rogers. The subject at this meeting will be hydrangeas, and the speaker will be Joyce Mendenhall, master educator at the University of Arkansas Extension Service. Mendenhall is a published children’s author and currently serving as Washington County Master Gardener president. Mendenhall will have some children’s books available and will be signing them at the meeting.
There will be a horticulture report with giveaway plants and pass along plants/magazines. Lunch will be catered and reservations are required.
Information: (479) 6449673.
The quarterly meeting of the Ozark Pastel Society will be at 9 a.m. March 18 at Rogers Public Library, 711 Dixieland Road. There will be a free pastel demonstration in florals given by artist Susan Edgmon from 10 a.m. to noon. All members and anyone interested in the medium of pastels is encouraged to attend.
Information: (479) 7579055.
On Feb. 15, the Garden Club of Rogers hosted a workshop with Kayla Zaremba, owner of Herbal Simplicity, titled “Making Your Personal Teas and Culinary Mixes From Dried Herbs.” Zaremba grows and dries her own herbs and edible flowers. There were 12 ladies from the Garden Club that attended her workshop, with a potluck lunch held afterward. The Garden Club of Rogers meets monthly February through June and September through December. Information: (479) 644-9673.
Rotarian Steve Litzinger (left) and Harrison Pittman (far right), president of Rotary Club of Fayetteville, presented Cindy Acree, executive director of the Elizabeth Richardson Center, and Finley Turner, director of marketing for ERC, with a check for $300 on Feb. 16. The center is the most comprehensive provider of disability services in Northwest Arkansas. The donation was collected from the membership of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville in January.