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Ge­neal­o­gists

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.

His­to­ri­ans

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.”

In­for­ma­tion: curty­ates@cox.net

Democrats

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.

Gar­den Club

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.

Squares

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.

Cut-Ups

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.

In­for­ma­tion: bar­baird@hot­mail.com.

Democrats

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 beth.sylvester.nwa@gmail.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 geo1rig@aol.com or dora16@gmail.com.

Al­trusa

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.

Colum­bus

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

Memo­rial Fund.

In­for­ma­tion: (314) 4798892 or bar­wick­new­ton.org.

Ark-Oma

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.

Li­brary Friends

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.

In­for­ma­tion: bvpl.org.

Sub Veter­ans

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.

Ro­tar­i­ans

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 ro­taryiwd@gmail.com.

Gar­den Club

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.

Ozark Pas­tel

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.

Cour­tesy photo

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.

Cour­tesy photo

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.

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