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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.