Hill ’N Dale Hiking Club
Hill ’N Dale Hiking Club of Bella Vista will hike the Lost Bridge Trail in the Garfield/Beaver Lake area on Saturday, March 25. This will be 5 miles of moderate/easy hiking. Meet at the upper level parking area of Harps in Bella Vista for 8:30 a.m. departure. Carpool to the trailhead. Non members are invited.
For more information visit www. bvhikingclub.com, contact George Riggin at 913-669-4967 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Dora Brach at 417-501-4535 or email@example.com.
NWA Genealogical Society
NAGS will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, March 27, at the Bentonville Public Library, 405 S. Main St. Randy McCrory, a collector of Benton County History, will present a program about Monte Ne. Everyone is welcome.
For further information call 479271-6820.
The Bella Vista Homesteaders will gather at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 4, at Concordia, 1 Concordia Drive, Bella Vista. Donna Ruhlman will present the program on cleaning the chemical-free way.
For more information, call Lois Adams at 479-846-2460.
The Kingsdale Squares will dance at Riordan Hall at 7 p.m. Monday, March 27. Johnny Eubank will be the caller. Lessons will be held at 5:45 p.m. just prior to the dance with graduation included as part of the evening.
For information, contact Bill Allen, 479-876-5066.
Ozark Hill Hikers
The Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, invite all interested walkers to join them for a 5K or 10K walk in North Bentonville on Saturday, March 25. Registration is 11 a.m. at Casey’s General Store, 100 SE J St, Bentonville.
For more information, go to the club website at www.sites.google.com/site/bvozarkhillhikers.
Kansas Sunflower Club
The Kansas Sunflower Club will meet Monday, March 27, at the Highland Christian Church at 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. This month, the club will have a show and tell of items from Hawaii that members have brought. They are requesting that everyone who has Hawaiian clothes wear them to the meeting. A prize will be awarded for the bestdressed person.
The Hawaiian luau will start with the usual $3 pizza and drink with everyone bringing potluck items. The club will swing and sway to Hawaiian music.
All former residents of Kansas are welcome to attend all Kansas Sunflower Club meetings, which are on the fourth Monday of each month. There are no dues.
For more information, call Charles Learned at 479-855-3894.
Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable
The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will hold its March meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 23, at the Old Store annex of the Shiloh Museum of Ozarks History at 118 W. Johnson St., Springdale. The program will be presented by James Magee who will be speaking on “President Buchannan, His Cabinet And The Coming Of the Civil War.” The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the history of the Civil War.
For more information go to the group’s Facebook page or call (479)936-4663.
Sunrise Rotary Club
The Bella Vista Sunrise Rotary club has a breakfast meeting every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the Concordia Main Building, 1 Concordia Drive, Bella Vista. On Wednesday, March 29, Dennis Ritchie will discuss the Trans-America Bike trip.
Guests are welcome. For information, please call 479-866-7438.
Bella Vista Women’s Chorus
Love to sing? Bella Vista Women’s Chorus invites singers from the area to join them. All are welcome with no tryouts or experience needed. The chorus performs classical, pop, folk and show tunes for local clubs and events. Rehearsals are Mondays at 12:45 p.m. in the music room of Bella Vista First United Methodist Church.
For more information, call Gracie at (479) 715-6154 or check out www.WomensChorusBV.org. And, if you would like us to perform for your club or event we are happy to sing! Come join us and have fun!
Is the shower the only venue for your singing 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.
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.
For more information, call 479268-509 or visit the Post 341 Facebook page or website at bellavista post341.org.
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 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.
The Anytime Stitchers usually meet the third Wednesday of every month, except November and December. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 altrusabb.com or see them on facebook.com/altrusa8.
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.
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 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.
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 their 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.
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.
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.
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.
The Bass Club is a catch-and-release 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 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.
Village Art Club
The Village Art Club meets at 1 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Wishing Spring Gallery on McNelly Road. Each month one of the exhibitors from the gallery discusses the process and product they show and sell at the Wishing Spring Gallery, which is sponsored by the Art Club. Each fall, the VAC also sponsors the Bella Vista Arts and Crafts Festival, and the proceeds go to fund art scholarships and grants at local elementary schools to further Arts and Education.
The meeting is open to the public and information regarding membership is available at the meeting. All are welcome.