Benton County Master Gardeners
The August meeting of the Benton County Master Gardeners will be held on Tuesday, Aug. 1, at The Lodge in the Bentonville Church of Christ. Social time begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 6 p.m. The guest speaker will be Sim Barrow from the Northwest Arkansas FrogWatch Chapter. His topic will be “Frogs in the Garden.”
In addition to discussing the benefits of having frogs/toads in the garden, he will also involve the audience in identifying sounds of frogs. In order to do this, he is encouraging Master Gardeners to use their phones to record the evening chorus presented by the frogs in their own garden. This will be an interactive, informative presentation on croaking creatures of the night. Guest are always welcome to attend the guest programs.
Bella Vista Homesteaders
The Bella Vista Homesteaders will gather at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, at Concordia of Bella Vista. Ginger Anderson will present a program on “Life Music,” anecdotal accounts from her life experiences. Remember to bring items for the silent auction.
For more information, call Lois Adams at 479-876-2460.
The Kingsdale Squares will dance at 7 p.m. Monday, July 31, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Grant Roth will be calling.
For additional information, please contact Bill Allen, 479-8765066.
NWA Civil War Roundtable
The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will hold its July meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at the Old Store annex of Shiloh Museum in Springdale. The museum is located at 118 W. Johnson St. in Springdale.
The program will be presented by Pea Ridge National Park Ranger David Hackleroad who will speak on “The Legacies Of Robert E. Lee, Henry 'Light Horse Harry' Lee and George Washington.” The program is free and open to anyone with an interest in Civil War history. For more information go to the group’s Facebook page or call 479-936-4663.
The Nebraska Club will hold its Summer barbecue on Saturday, Aug. 12, at the Loch Lomond Pavilion. This event is open to anyone who has lived in Nebraska. The barbecue will begin with a social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. The cost is $11 per person. Reservations are to be sent to K.B. and Sue Smith, 9 Windsor Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72715, no later than Aug. 5.
For more information, contact K.B. or Sue Smith at 479-876-2009.
Bella Vista Travel Club
Oct. 23-27, Travel Club will be going to the Arch in St Louis and the Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Ky., and the Creation Museum. This will be a five-day and four-night bus trip. At the Ark, two guest speakers, Don Eckart and Tony Goyko, will have information on what visitors can expect to see in the Ark Encounter. The emphasis will be the reality of the global flood and the personal implication of the flood.
Other tours on the calendar are a seven-day Alaskan cruise and a Nova Scotia tour.
For information, call Marlene Clapp at 479-76-6729.
Writers and Poets Club
Village Lake Writers and Poets’ Writers Club meet at 11 a.m. every second Wednesday of the month at the Artist Retreat Center, 13467 Lookout Drive, Bella Vista. Guests are welcome.
For information, contact Joanie Roberts, 608-642-1294.
The Bella Vista Fly-Tyers Club is a fishing, conservation, and service club consisting of approximately 150 members. The club also promotes lake conservation, recreational activities, and conducts service projects throughout northwest Arkansas.
The club meets every Thursday at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista beginning at 9 a.m. for a social hour followed by a meeting from 10 to 11 a.m.
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., 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 Capella singing organization.
For more information, call Jim Nugent at 479-855-7980 or 479621-3372.
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. Rehearsals are at 12:45 p.m. Mondays in the music room of Bella Vista First United Methodist Church. The chorus is available to sing at club meetings and events.
For more information, call Gracie at 479-715-6154 or check out www.WomensChorusBV.org.
Is the shower the only venue for your singing talent? 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.
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 in 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 at 479-8767204 or Sally at 479-855-0053. The group is on Facebook or visit www. perfectharmonybv.org.
Saying good-bye and thank you, Gary Aaron, center, president of the Veterans Council of Northwest Arkansas, congratulates outgoing board members Norm Porath, left, and Jerry Moyer, who served 2 and 6 years respectively, at the Council’s monthly meeting July 17 at the First Western Bank. The Council maintains the Wall of Honor veterans’ memorial located on the north shore of Lake Bella Vista. Visit veteransmonumentbellavistaar.org.