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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.

Kings­dale Squares

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.

Ne­braska Club

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.

Fly-Ty­ers Club

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.

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. 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.Women­sCho­

Men’s Cho­rus

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

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. per­fec­thar­

Photo sub­mit­ted

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...

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