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COM­PUT­ERS

The Bella Vista Com­puter Club will meet at 7 p.m. Mon­day in Room A at High­lands Cross­ing Cen­ter, 1801 For­est Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. Woody Og­den will present a pro­gram ti­tled “Chrome­book In­tro­duc­tion: A New Way to Com­pute.” Chrome­books are easy to use, have built-in virus pro­tec­tion and a long bat­tery life.

In­for­ma­tion: bv com­p­club.org.

LE­GION 341

Bella Vista Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 341 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Mon­day at the post hall, 1889 Bella Vista Way.

In ad­di­tion to meet­ings, the post hosts “Cof­fee With the Com­man­der” for mem­bers on the first and third Satur­days of each month. On the second and fourth Satur­days of each month, a break­fast buf­fet is avail­able to mem­bers and the pub­lic.

Lunches at the post are served Tues­day through Fri­day each week from 11 a.m. un­til 2 p.m. Th­ese lunches are open to mem­bers and the pub­lic.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the post hosts a very well re­ceived “Taco Tues­day” each week fol­lowed by a “Fish Fri­day.” Wed­nes­day nights are de­voted to trivia con­tests for mem­bers and the pub­lic with Thurs­day nights find­ing th­ese folks en­joy­ing karaoke. For those de­sir­ing meals on th­ese days, the restau­rant fea­tures an ex­cel­lent, ca­sual-themed menu.

Satur­day evenings are dance nights open to the pub­lic start­ing at 7 p.m. Th­ese evenings fea­ture lo­cal mu­si­cal groups. Food on Satur­days is lim­ited to ham­burg­ers and ac­com­pa­ni­ments avail­able from 4 to 7 p.m. Fi­nally, the meet­ing hall is open to the pub­lic for rental on an as avail­able ba­sis.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 2685090 or amer­i­can­le­gion post341.org.

UNION VET­ER­ANS

The Sons of Union Vet­er­ans of the Civil War will meet at 7 p.m. Tues­day at Foghorns, 2221 W. Wal­nut Road in Rogers. Din­ner will be at 6 p.m. The Sons of Union Vet­er­ans of the Civil War is a fra­ter­nal or­ga­ni­za­tion hon­or­ing our an­ces­tors that fought for the United States dur­ing the Civil War. The meet­ing is open to all.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 3816883.

CAN­CER SUP­PORT

This sup­port­ive and ed­u­ca­tional group is for adult pa­tients, care­givers, fam­i­lies and friends cop­ing with leukemia, lym­phoma, myeloma, MDS or other blood can­cers. The group meets at 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tues­day.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 3615847.

WRIT­ERS

“Cre­at­ing Com­pelling Fic­tion Us­ing Ac­tual Events” will be the Writ­ers Work­shop at the Vil­lage Lake Writ­ers & Po­ets Club meet­ing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed­nes­day. Lo­cal au­thor Lori Eric­son will present the work­shop.

The meet­ing in­cludes a sum­mer potluck lunch, so par­tic­i­pants should bring a dish to share. The event is free and open to all writ­ers. Vil­lage Lake Writ­ers & Po­ets’ Writ­ers Club meets at 11 a.m. ev­ery second Wed­nes­day of the month at the Artist Re­treat Cen­ter, 13467 Look­out Drive in Bella Vista. Guests are wel­come.

In­for­ma­tion: Joanie Roberts, (608) 642-1294.

OSTOMATES

The North­west Arkansas Os­tomy Sup­port Group will meet at 2 p.m. July 16 at Hope Can­cer Re­sources, 5835 W. Sun­set Ave., in Spring­dale. There will be an in­for­ma­tion/ed­u­ca­tional meet­ing at 1 p.m. This month is the sum­mer potluck party, so par­tic­i­pants should bring a fa­vorite dish to share.

In­for­ma­tion: nwaos­tomy. wee­bly.com.

FLEET RE­SERVE

The monthly meet­ing of the Fleet Re­serve As­so­ci­a­tion and Aux­il­iary will be held at 2 p.m. July 16 at the Western Siz­zlin on Sun­set Av­enue in Spring­dale.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 8414856 or (479) 640-7912.

CAL­ICO CUT-UPS

The Cal­ico Cut-Ups will meet at 1 p.m. July 17 at First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. The speaker will be Ray­mond Hill of Bit­ter­sweet Quilts in Jo­plin, Mo. The ti­tle of the pre­sen­ta­tion will be “Ba­sic Main­te­nance for Your Sewing Ma­chine.” There will be a work­shop at 10 a.m., given by Hill. The work­shop is lim­ited to 15 peo­ple, and the cost is $10. Par­tic­i­pants should bring their own sewing ma­chines to work on.

Cal­ico Cut-Ups is open to ev­ery­one from all lev­els of quilting. Be­gin­ners and ex­perts are all wel­come. If you are not a mem­ber of the guild, a fee of $5 is asked to help pay for the cost of the speaker.

In­for­ma­tion: Email bar­baird@hot­mail.com.

GOP WOMEN

The Ben­ton County Repub­li­can Women’s Club will meet at noon July 18 at Pleas­ant Cross­ing Golden Cor­ral in Rogers. Net­work­ing be­gins at 11:30 a.m. Sharon Whelchel will share sto­ries of suc­cesses, chal­lenges and op­por­tu­ni­ties of the Arkansas Vet­er­ans Vil­lage. This non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion pro­vides small tran­si­tional homes and much more for the home­less vet­er­ans in Ben­ton and Wash­ing­ton coun­ties. Guests are wel­come.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 3218145.

MODERN QUILTS

The North­west Arkansas Modern Quilt Guild will meet at 6 p.m. July 18 for the an­nual potluck sup­per at the Rogers Pub­lic Li­brary com­mu­nity room, 711 S. Dix­ieland Road in Rogers.

Bring a dish to share. Fab­ric pack­ages for the Quilt Con Char­ity Quilt will be dis­trib­uted.

In­for­ma­tion: face­book. com/ModernQuiltGuild OfNwa.

STITCHERS

The Bella Vista Any­time Stitchers will meet from 10 a.m. to noon July 19 at First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. Mar­i­lyn Bul­lock will lead the meet­ing and the show-and-tell por­tion to dis­play per­sonal projects that have been com­pleted.

Any­time Stitchers meet the third Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month ex­cept Novem­ber and De­cem­ber. They are new and ex­pe­ri­enced quil­ters who meet to share tech­niques, project ideas and make quilts for char­i­ties. Ev­ery­one is wel­come.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 8559418.

Q.U.I.L.T.

Vicky Beasley, au­thor of the Scrappy Farmer blog, will be the guest speaker at the 6:30 p.m. July 27 meet­ing of Quil­ters United in Learn­ing To­gether at St. Thomas Epis­co­pal Church, 2898 S. 48th St. in Spring­dale.

In­for­ma­tion: quilt guild­nwa.edublogs.org.

GRANNY’S QUILTS

Granny’s Quilts of Love will not host its an­nual fund-rais­ing din­ner and auc­tion this year, as mem­bers of the lo­cal non­profit group have de­cided the time has come to re­tire.

Granny’s be­gan in 2004, when 2-year-old Lindsey Drue Crow­der of Ben­tonville was di­ag­nosed with acute lym­phoblas­tic leukemia.

Lindsey’s grand­mother, Mary Mar­garet Webb of Pea Ridge, made her a quilt, which was ad­mired by other chil­dren at Arkansas Chil­dren’s Hos­pi­tal in Lit­tle Rock. Webb made 60 quilts, and it be­came ap­par­ent that th­ese quilts, in bright col­ors and kid-friendly themes, were a great source of com­fort to the chil­dren.

Webb and Lindsey’s fra­ter­nal grand­mother, Margie Crow­der, be­gan re­cruit­ing oth­ers to help

make quilts, and Granny’s was born.

The ladies of Granny’s have worked for nearly 15 years to make quilts for sick chil­dren who are be­ing treated at ACH. This year, dur­ing which they will have do­nated more than 25,000 quilts, will be the last.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 4510285.

PHO­TOG­RA­PHERS

The Bella Vista/Ben­tonville Pho­tog­ra­phy Club met June 20 at Home­town Bank in Jane, Mo. Kelly Bal­lard was the win­ner of the June dig­i­tal con­test on “Trans­porta­tion,” Jean Berg was the second place win­ner, and Doug Keck was the third place win­ner.

The next meet­ing will be held at 6 p.m. July 18 at Home­town Bank in Jane. The July con­test sub­ject is “Fire­works.” Photos must be sub­mit­ted by July 16 to be en­tered in the con­test.

Vic­tor Chal­fant, por­trait and fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher and pro­fes­sor at North­west Arkansas Com­mu­nity Col­lege, will present the July pro­gram. All pho­tog­ra­phers are wel­come.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 3214884.

Cour­tesy Photo

Kelly Bal­lard was the win­ner of the Bella Vista/Ben­tonville Pho­tog­ra­phy Club’s June dig­i­tal con­test on “Trans­porta­tion,” Jean Berg was the second-place win­ner, and Doug Keck, club pres­i­dent, was the third-place win­ner. The next meet­ing will be held at 6 p.m. July 18 at Home­town Bank in Jane. The July con­test sub­ject is “Fire­works.” Photos must be sub­mit­ted by July 16 to be en­tered in the con­test. In­for­ma­tion: (479) 321-4884.

Cour­tesy Photo

Mar­i­lyn Latham, 2 Sin­gle­ton Cir­cle in Bella Vista, was the Bella Vista Gar­den Club Yard of the Month win­ner for July. All homes in Bella Vista are el­i­gi­ble, with nom­i­na­tions for the front and side yards jointly. One yard is cho­sen each month by mem­bers of BVGC for unique­ness, beauty and curb ap­peal. Nom­i­nate a yard via email at bvyard­ofthe­month@gmail. com or call (479) 268-8325.

Cour­tesy Photo

Eric Schuldt (from left), chief pro­fes­sional of­fi­cer, Boys & Girls Club of Fayet­teville, re­ceives a do­na­tion check for $500 on June 29 from Har­ri­son Pittman, pres­i­dent of Ro­tary Club of Fayet­teville, while Ro­tar­ian Kim Smith watches. Ro­tary Club of Fayet­teville col­lects from its mem­ber­ship monthly for a se­lected non­profit or­ga­ni­za­tion. Boys and Girls Club of Fayet­teville is a re­source for fam­i­lies to im­prove the qual­ity of their lives through the de­vel­op­ment of youth in a safe en­vi­ron­ment.

Cour­tesy Photo

“Cre­at­ing Com­pelling Fic­tion Us­ing Ac­tual Events” will be the Writ­ers Work­shop at the Vil­lage Lake Writ­ers & Po­ets Club meet­ing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wed­nes­day at the Artist Re­treat Cen­ter, 13467 Look­out Drive in Bella Vista. Lo­cal au­thor Lori Eric­son will present the work­shop. In­for­ma­tion: Joanie Roberts, (608) 642-1294.

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