Granny’s Quilts of Love
Granny's Quilts of Love will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 21, in Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Davis St., Pea Ridge.
The project will be cutting batting. Bring scissors and all finished quilts and batting trimmings.
To date, Granny's members have made 23,884 quilts, 7,317 caps and 7,063 pillows, and all have been donated to Arkansas Children's Hospital.
For more information, call 479451-0285.
Ladies Day Out
Join the Ladies Day Out on Tuesday, March 21, as they travel to the Shiloh Museum to hear a talk by Susan Young about World War I/II. Lunch will be at Susan's Restaurant in Springdale afterward. Meet in the parking lot just west of the Goodwill at Town Center at 10 a.m and carpool from there.
For more information or to RSVP, please call Lois at 479-855-1706.
The Bella Vista Fly-Tyers Club is a fishing, conservation and service club consisting of approximately 150 members. This group of men and women share a common interest in fishing (both warm and cold water species) found in the local streams and lakes of Bella Vista. The club also promotes lake conservation and recreational activities and conducts service projects throughout Northwest Arkansas.
The club meets for a social hour at 9 a.m every Thursday in Riordan Hall, followed by a meeting from 10 to 11 a.m.
For more information, contact Daniel Bullock at 479-366-6433.
Sunrise Rotary Club
The Bella Vista Sunrise Rotary Club has a breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. every Wednesday at the Concordia Main Building, 1 Concordia Drive, Bella Vista. Guests are welcome.
For more information, call 479866-7438.
Bella Vista Anytime Stitchers will meet at 10 a.m to noon Wednesday, March 15. The Anytime Stitchers usually meet the third Wednesday of every month, except November and December. This month, members Barb T. and Margo W. will be presenting a mystery program. They will also have a show-and-tell portion of the meeting to show personal projects completed.
Anytime Stitchers are both new and experienced quilters who meet to share techniques, project ideas and make quilts for charities. The group gathers at the First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista (across Tanyard Creek), Room 23 (watch for signs). All are welcome.
For information, call President Retha Kiphen at 479-855-9418.
Calico Cut-Ups is a local quilt guild of Bella Vista. It will be holding its next meeting March 27 at the United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. It is open to people of all levels of quilting, from beginners to experts. There will be a workshop from 9 to noon on wool appliqué that will cost $20, which covers the cost of the kit and the workshop. Then the guild meeting will begin at 1 p.m. Speaker Brenda Patterson from Whistle Stop Wool of Joplin, Mo., will present “Wonderful World of Wool.” She teaches wool appliqué and rug hooking and dyes her own wool. There is a $5 fee at the door to cover the cost of the speaker.
The Kingsdale Squares will dance at Riordan Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, March 20. Grant Roth will be the caller. Lessons will be held at 5:45 p.m. just prior to the dance. The final lesson of the series and graduation will be March 27.
For information, contact Allen, 479-876-5066.
Do you like to sing? Is your shower the only venue for your talent? Come join the Bella Vista Men's Chorus. The club meets at 6:30 p.m. each Monday in the choir room at First Methodist Church on Boyce Drive.
For information, call 479 2685391 or come on Monday nights.
Bella Vista Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, March 22, at the United Lutheran Church, 100 Cooper Road Bella Vista. A social gathering at 11 a.m. will be followed by a meeting at 11:30 a.m. and the first ever Meatloaf Cook-off.
The program, “Bluebirds in Bella Vista” will be presented by Leon Wehmeyer, president of the Bella Vista Bluebird Society. In addition, Lou Jasper, Master Gardener, will discuss spring gardening ideas.
Registration continues for the 2017 Bella Vista Garden Club spring benefit card and game party, which will be held on from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, March 17, at United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista located at the corner of Cooper Road at Forest Hills Boulevard. Register by going to the club's website, bellavista gardenclub.com, and click on the “Register Here” link on the home page. The cost is $12 per person and includes a fabulous lunch. Proceeds help fund annual scholarships for college students studying horticulture-related subjects and help maintain the Blue Star Memorial, Veterans Wall of Honor and the Bella Vista Cemetery.
Garden Club meetings are open to everyone interested in gardening. For information about registration, call Carol at 262-442-9345 or Val at 316-371-7367. For general information about the Club, call Alycyn Culbertson, 303-847-8771, or visit bellavistagardenclub.com.
The Bella Vista Computer Club's Open House clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 22. Help clinics are a free service for computer club members.
Additional club information is available at bvcompclub.org.
Ozark Pastel Society
The Ozark Pastel Society will meet from 9 a.m. to noon March 18 at the Rogers Public Library. Susan Edgmom will present a floral demonstration.
Anyone with a Nebraska connection is eligible for membership in the club. The club is a social organization that meets in Bella Vista. Membership includes Nebraskans not only from Bella Vista but from throughout Northwest Arkansas.
Dues are $5 per person and should be mailed to K.B. and Sue Smith, Treasurer, 9 Windsor Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72715-3024.
For more information, call K.B. and Sue Smith at 479-876-2009.
American Legion Post 341
The Willard E. “Rocky” Glidewell American Legion Post 341 of Bella Vista would like to remind the public of the all-you-can eat breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., on the second and fourth Saturdays of the month. Breakfast includes pancakes, French toast, ham, sausage, biscuits and gravy, and juice and coffee. There is no cost, but donations are accepted.
The American Legion Rider's meeting is 10 a.m. Saturday, March 18, at the post located at 1889 Bella Vista Way.
For more information, call 479268-509 or visit the Post 341 Facebook page or website at bellavista post341.org.
Hill ’N Dale Hiking Club
Hill 'N Dale Hiking Club of Bella Vista will hike in the Rob and Melani Walton Nature Preserve near Garfield on Friday, March 17. This will be 5 to 5.5 miles of moderate hiking. Meet at the upper level parking area of Harps in Bella Vista for an 8:30 a.m. departure. Carpool to Garfield and the trailhead. Bring a sack lunch to eat on the lake dock. Nonmembers are invited.
For more information, visit bvhikingclub.com, contact George Riggin at 913-669-4967 or email email@example.com, or Dora Brach at 417-501-4535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blue Bird Society
The society invites people to visit to get an update on BVBBS and all things bluebird. The website has a place where people can become a member of BVBBS or just donate to the conservation of bluebirds. There is also is a section to purchase box sets or parts for installation in your yard.
For more information on BVBBS or bluebird conservation, contact Leon Wehmeyer at lwehm@sbc global.net or 479-855-1642 or visit the website at bvbluebirds.com.
Altrusa meets at the River Grille in Bentonville the first and third Tuesdays of the month. This is an international women's organization whose focus is children's literacy.
For more information, contact Peggy Rosenthal at 479-855-1250, visit altrusa-bb.com or see them on facebook.com/altrusa8.
The Bass Club is a catch-andrelease bass-fishing club that holds monthly draw tournaments on Bella Vista's two largest lakes from March through November. The club promotes a friendly environment for anglers of all ages. They fish a team format with boaters and non-boaters paired together, weigh in a five-fish bag limit, and receive the same points for the position in which they finish.
The club meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of the month at Riordan Hall, 3 Riordan Drive, Bella Vista.
For more information, contact Joe Avila at 479-715-7588, Jim Boyer at 479-721-6696, or visit bellavistabassassociation.com.
The Bella Vista Bike Club is an informal group of road cyclists who enjoy riding together. Their only rule is that helmets are required on all rides. Club members come in a wide variety of ages and skill levels. The monthly ride calendar can be found at bellavistabikeclub.com. The bike club is active year round and may be addictive and beneficial to your health.
For more information, call Mike at 479-866-9561.
The Bella Vista Decorative Artists chapter meets the second Saturday at Wishing Spring Gallery Studio, 8862 W. McNelly Road, Bentonville (behind Walgreen's). The meetings are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and include a business meeting and painting session. The chapter goal is to stimulate interest and appreciation for the art of painting. All skill levels are welcome.
For more information, call Marge Macedo at 479-531-1231.
The Bella Vista Needlework Club meets at 10 a.m. every Monday morning at Riordan Hall. The group includes those who knit, crochet, cross-stitch, weave, quilt or do various kinds of needlework. There is plenty of room, large tables and light.
Those without a POA photo ID card will need to pay $2.25 at the desk. The annual group fee is $2. The first Monday of each month the club has a meeting and refreshments.
For more information, call Rosalyn at 479-553-7425.
The Woodcarvers Club meets Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at Riordan Hall. Guests are welcome, and new members are accepted for a nominal yearly fee. Bella Vista has some very talented carvers and wood burners willing to teach anyone the art of carving or wood burning. The group is a nonprofit organization.
For more information, contact President John Brach at 479-6444202 or email email@example.com.
Bella Vista Women's Chorus invites singers from the area to join them. All are welcome with no tryouts or experience needed. Directed by Dr. Larry Zehring, BVWC performs classical, pop, folk and show tunes for local clubs and events. The chorus rehearses Mondays at 12:45 p.m. in the music room of the Bella Vista First United Methodist Church.
For more information, call Gracie 479-715-6154 or Linda 479-9253043 or checkout WomensChorus BV.org.
The monthly meeting will be on the third Tuesday of the month combined with an informational forum. The second meeting will be a photo walk with members to take photos from instruction received at last forum.
Kansas Sunflower Club
All former Kansas residents are welcome to attend the Sunflower Club meetings, which are the fourth Monday of each month. There are no dues.
For more information, call Charles Learned at 479-855-3894.
Local Writers Group
The Village on the Lakes Writers and Poets, a local writers group, meets from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month at the Artist Retreat Center in Old Bella Vista. Bring writing to share.
Northwest Arkansas Coin Club
The Northwest Arkansas Coin Club meets from 6 to 9:30 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Embassy Suites Hotel at exit 83 off Interstate 49 in Rogers. It is seeking collectors of coins and currency to join for fun and entertainment each month.
For more information, contact Jeff at 479-876-7299 or email Tartan47@att.net.
Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Monday in the choir room of the United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista. No previous experience or tryouts are required. Join this chorus for a fun and rewarding genre of singing.
For more information, call Director Karen Frankenfeld 479876-7204 or Sally 479-855-0053. Check them out on Facebook or visit the website at perfectharmonybv.org.
Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus
Pride of the Ozarks Chorus will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Arkansas Arts Academy High School, 506 W. Poplar St., in Rogers. Pride of the Ozarks is a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, also known as the Barbershop Harmony Society. Pride of the Ozarks is an all-male a cappella singing organization which enriches lives through singing. All male singers of good character are welcome to join.
For more information, call Jim Nugent at 479-855-7980 or 479621-3372.