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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.

Fly-Ty­ers Club

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.

Any­time Stitch­ers

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

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.

Kings­dale Squares

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.

Men’s Cho­rus

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.

Gar­den Club

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 gar­den­, 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 bellav­ista­gar­den­

Com­puter Club

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 bv­com­p­

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.

Ne­braska Club

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

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 bvhik­ing­, con­tact Ge­orge Rig­gin at 913-669-4967 or email, or Dora Brach at 417-501-4535 or email

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 or 479-855-1642 or visit the web­site at bvblue­

Al­trusa In­ter­na­tional

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 al­ or see them on face­­trusa8.

Bass Club

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 bellav­istabas­sas­so­ci­a­

Bike Club

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 bellav­istabike­ 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.

Dec­o­ra­tive Artists

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.

Needle­work Club

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.

Wood­carvers Club

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 carv­

Women’s Cho­rus

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

Pho­tog­ra­phy Club

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 Tar­

Per­fect Har­mony

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 per­fec­thar­

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.

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