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Lions Clas­sic needs golfers, spon­sors

Golfers and spon­sors are be­ing sought after for the 15th an­nual Gravette High School Lions Clas­sic. The event is set for Satur­day, May 6, at the Scots­dale Golf Course in Bella Vista.

Hosted by Gravette High School Boost­ers, the event is a ma­jor fundraiser for drama, mu­sic, cheer­leader, ath­letic and aca­demic pro­grams at the school.

The golf clas­sic is open to men and women. The field is lim­ited to the first 144 en­tries.

There will be a shot­gun start at 8 a.m. Lunch will be served after play. Prizes will be awarded for clos­est to the pin, hole-in-one and long­est drive.

The cost for the four-per­son scram­ble is $65 for those with a seat lease or pri­vate cart, and $82 for those with­out a lease or pri­vate cart. Golf fees are in­cluded.

Cor­po­rate and hole spon­sor­ships are needed as well. In­di­vid­u­als or busi­nesses may spon­sor a hole with a do­na­tion of $100 or more. Cor­po­rate spon­sor­ships may be ob­tained for do­na­tions rang­ing from $250 to $1,000. Cor­po­rate spon­sors will re­ceive player en­tries for two to eight peo­ple, depend­ing on the level of do­na­tion.

The reg­is­tra­tion dead­line is May 1. Call John Ed­wards at 479876-1192 or Jack Skil­lett at 479876-6841.

Astron­omy night

Mer­cury will be at its great­est eastern elon­ga­tion on April 1 this year. In astron­omy, a planet’s elon­ga­tion is the an­gle be­tween the planet and the Sun as seen from the Earth. When an in­ner planet is at its largest an­gle away from the Sun, it is in a prime view­ing con­di­tion. Great­est eastern elon­ga­tion is the phrase to de­scribe when a planet is in this prime view­ing con­di­tion just after sun­set.

Ac­cord­ing to the Sugar Creek Astro­nom­i­cal So­ci­ety pres­i­dent, Kather­ine Auld of Bella Vista, “Our evening at Hobbs State Park will be­gin with a short lec­ture ex­plain­ing more about the great­est elon­ga­tion for both the in­ner and outer plan­ets. Fol­low­ing will be a short ex­pla­na­tion of view­ing the night sky. We will then pro­ceed out­side to view Mer­cury and some deep sky ob­jects. We will also have a bas­ket of books for young peo­ple to par­tic­i­pate in “Read­ing Un­der the Stars.”

What to bring:

• Flash­light (cov­ered with a red cloth or red bal­loon) • Binoc­u­lars • Fold­ing chair • Star chart (if you have one). This event will take place Satur­day, April 1, at Hobbs State Park vis­i­tor cen­ter lo­cated on Ar­kan­sas 12 just east of the Ar­kan­sas 12/War Ea­gle Road in­ter­sec­tion. Class­room in­struc­tion be­gins 6:45 p.m. and night view­ing about 7:45. It is free to the pub­lic.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479789-5000.

Women’s Five-Hole Golf Meet ’N Greet

Any ladies who are in­ter­ested in a no pres­sure (ca­sual with no hand­i­cap) golf league are in­vited to stop by Rior­dan Hall be­tween 10 a.m. and noon Mon­day, March 27, for cof­fee and dough­nuts.

Score is kept for the first five holes, then most con­tinue on for the nine holes. Both rid­ing carts and pull carts are avail­able. Play at Brit­tany Golf Course on Mon­days be­gins at 9 a.m. April 3. Dues are $12 and can be paid ei­ther on March 27 or sent to Laura Sin­gle­ton at 15 De­vizis Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72714. For more in­for­ma­tion and a reg­is­tra­tion form, go to­bellav­istapoa.com/ ameni­ties/golf. Then go to Groups or As­so­ci­a­tions and scroll down to “5-Hole Golf.”

St. Bernard Ladies Golf League

This group is look­ing for all women in­ter­ested in join­ing a Wed­nes­day golf league. They have a friendly, com­pet­i­tive 18-hole group and a so­cial nine-hole group. The sea­son is from April to Oc­to­ber, which in­cludes a weekly $1 in­di­vid­ual or team event, a fun Guest Day and an awards ban­quet.

They will have a break­fast kick­off from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day, March 22, at St. Bernard Parish Cen­ter. Bring a friend and come see if this group fits you.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jan Di­et­man, 479-715-6794, or Kathy King, 479-855-4913.

Oldies Golf Group seeks mem­bers

The Oldies Golf Group is seek­ing new mem­bers for the 2017 spring/ sum­mer sea­son. They are a nine­hole Tues­day morn­ing group and play all of the Bella Vista cour­ses. They play a dif­fer­ent game each week and all hand­i­caps are wel­come. There is no fee to join.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Barry Owen at 479-876-8432 or email drive1954@gmail.com.

Women’s Nine-Hole Golf As­so­ci­a­tion

The Bella Vista Women’s Nine-Hole Golf As­so­ci­a­tion is ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for the 2017 golf sea­son. Golf rounds are played on Mon­day morn­ings April 3-Oct. 23 on Kingswood and Berks­dale golf cour­ses. Mem­bers sign up by Tues­day to play the fol­low­ing Mon­day with four flights set by mem­bers’ hand­i­caps.

Mem­ber­ship dues are $25 plus $5.50 hand­i­cap fee and an op­tional $2 for hole-in-one. Spring brunch is Mon­day, March 27, at Rior­dan Hall. Ap­pli­ca­tions are avail­able in the Kings­dale pro shop and on the bvv9wga.com web­site.

Golf & Burg­ers Golf Group

Golf & Burg­ers, a nine-hole, no-hand­i­cap golf group, is look­ing for new mem­bers. They are a fun, so­cial group that play a nine-hole, four-per­son scram­ble fol­lowed by din­ner at dif­fer­ent restau­rants in Bella Vista.

They are open to both sin­gles and cou­ples of all skill lev­els, from be­gin­ners to sea­soned play­ers.

They play two Satur­days a month, from April through Oc­to­ber, with a shot­gun start at 2 p.m.

If you are in­ter­ested in join­ing this fun group, visit gol­fand­burg­ers. com or sign up by con­tact­ing one of the fol­low­ing mem­bers: Marge, 479-268-4315; Pam, 479-7211023; Billy, 316-393-8798.

Lady Scots

Lady Scots will have their wel­com­ing break­fast at 9 a.m. Wed­nes­day, April 5, at the Rhythm & Q BBQ restau­rant, 1721 For­est Hills Blvd. They will or­der from the menu and play golf at 11:23 a.m. at Scots­dale.

Any­one wish­ing to join the group can send $5 to Eileen Krin­gen at 24 Dul­ver­ton Drive, Bella Vista, AR 72715. Call Eileen at 479-8556871 with any ques­tions.

Men’s Nine-Hole Golf As­so­ci­a­tion

The Bella Vista Men’s Nine-Hole Golf As­so­ci­a­tion is ac­cept­ing ap­pli­ca­tions for new and past mem­bers for the up­com­ing 2017 sea­son. They play on Wed­nes­day morn­ings, April through Oc­to­ber, with re­served tee times and four hand­i­capped flights on the Berks­dale and Kingswood cour­ses. Ban­quets are held in the spring and fall. Ap­pli­ca­tions for mem­ber­ship are avail­able in the pro shops and on­line at the BVPOA web­site.

For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Mark Jack­son, 479-855-0047, or Joe D’Anna, 479-876-5460.

Golf As­so­ci­a­tion tak­ing ap­pli­ca­tions

The Men’s Golf As­so­ci­a­tion is now ac­cept­ing new mem­bers to join their 2017 Tues­day golf league. The MGA was es­tab­lished in 1972 and is the largest con­tin­u­ing golf group in Bella Vista. New for 2017, the MGA is open to POA mem­bers and non­mem­bers.

The men’s league be­gins play on the first Tues­day in April and ends the last Tues­day in Oc­to­ber.

The MGA of­fers:

• an or­ga­nized for­mat for golfers of all ages, abil­i­ties and hand­i­caps • easy weekly on­line sign-up • weekly prize pay­outs and hole-in-one pool (in­cluded with $65 dues) • a Play­ers Cup com­pe­ti­tion • sup­port for lo­cal char­i­ties. This is a great op­por­tu­nity to meet new friends, so­cial­ize and play a fun, weekly golf event.

For more in­for­ma­tion and ap­pli­ca­tions to join, visit bvmga.com.

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