Calico Cut-Ups is a quilt guild of Bella Vista. The next meeting will be at 1 p.m. Oct. 23 at First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista. Cost is $5 if not a member, to help pay for the speaker.
The speaker will be Suzi Parron, who will be speaking about the barn quilt movement, that can be seen throughout the country, with quilt blocks painted on wood to adorn our homes. They can be seen inside homes or outside. They can be mounted on a building or used as a lawn ornament.
There will be a workshop at 9 a.m. that morning before the workshop. The cost is $45 and all supplies are provided to create and paint a 2-foot by 2-foot quilt board to take home.
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Bella Vista/ Bentonville Photography Club
The Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club met Sept. 19 at Hometown Bank in Jane, Mo., for their regular monthly meeting with 16 in attendance. Members gathered to turn in photographs for the fall contest. The photographs were judged Oct. 3 by three outside judges. Photographs will be on display between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Fall Photo Print Show to be held at Northwest Arkansas Community College, Student Center Room 108, 1 College Drive, Bentonville.
The next meeting of the club will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Hometown Bank in Jane with “Fall Color” as the contest theme.
Hill ’N Dale Hiking Club
Hill ’N Dale Hiking Club of Bella Vista will hike the Back 40 Ledges Trail in Bella Vista on Monday, Oct. 16. This will be a moderate hike of five miles. Meet at 9 a.m. at the Carroll Electric Substation, 16050 Weybridge Drive off Grosvenor Road. Nonmembers are welcome. For information, contact Dora Brach at 417-501-4535 or firstname.lastname@example.org; Bev Munstermann at 479-7212193 or email@example.com. For club information visit www. bvhikingclub.com.
Bella Vista Chapter 1547 of the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association will hold their next monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 13, in the Community Room at Hometown Bank, 21196 Highway 71 South, Pineville, Mo., just past the Jane Walmart. Donuts will be provided. Speakers will be representatives from both Blue Cross-Blue Shield and GEHA, with information on federal employee health benefits for 2018. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are welcome.
For more information about NARFE contact Ron Lambert at 479-876-5392 or Miriam Stocks at 479-855-1676.
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 checkout www.WomensChorusBV.org. To have the chorus perform for a club or event contact Gracie. The Veteran’s Day performance will be Nov. 11 at Bella Vista Community Church.
Twenty-six members and guests of the Bella Vista Traveling Sams attended the annual Area 1 Good Sams Friendship campout in Grove, Okla., Sept. 21-24. The Jolly Rogers Sams and the Fort Smith Bell Point Sams also attended this event. The group started with Thursday night dinner and an auction that evening. Friday morning, the Bella Vista Sams provided a pancake/sausage breakfast. Later, the group went to Miami, Okla. to tour the Coleman Theater. The theater was built in 1929 by the Coleman family and today it is still an operating theater with a vintage pipe organ called the “Mighty Wurlitzer.” The three chapters enjoyed card games, eating, and visiting. Saturday morning the three chapters played against each other for a game of corn hole and the Bella Vista Traveling Sams won the game.
The next meeting for the Bella Vista Traveling Sams will be the annual clean up at Devil’s Den State Park, Oct. 22-25. For more information about the Bella Vista Traveling Sams, call Virginia Reynolds at 479715-6137.
NWA Marine Corps League Detachment 854
NWA Marine Corps League Detachment 854 meetings are held at 6:30 p.m., the third Monday of the month at American Legion Post 341, 1885 Bella Vista Way, in Bella Vista.
By being a member of the League, active duty and former Marines, Fleet Marine Force Corpsmen, and auxiliary members strengthen ties with fellow Marines and provide a place where members can talk about their experiences with people who understand. The League interacts with the local community through volunteering with the local Veterans Administration, providing assistance for homeless veterans, input on legislative action, and funding for emergency relief; and assisting with the annual Toys for Tots. Members of the Marine Corps League join for the purpose of preserving traditions and promoting the interests of the U.S. Marine Corps; banding together those who are currently serving and those who have been honorably discharged from the U.S. Marine Corps. It aids and assists all active duty and former Marines, FMF Corpsmen, and their widows and orphans. The League promotes the ideals of American freedom and democracy, perpetuating U.S. Marine Corps history and observing anniversaries of historical occasions that are of particular interest to Marines.
For more information contact David Niemann at 479-531-5262 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bella Vista Radio Club meets at 11 a.m. the first Thursday of every month at the Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. (Arkansas Highway 279) in Bella Vista. Meetings are open to the public. Visit www.bellavistaradioclub.org for more information.
On Oct. 17, Diana Worthen, of One Community will present a program to the Altrusa Club of Bentonville/Bella Vista. Altrusa International of Bentonville/Bella Vista meet at 11:30 a.m. at River Grille in Bentonville on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. Altrusa is an international women’s organization whose focus is children’s literacy. All are always welcome. For information contact Peggy Rosenthal 479-321-1201 or visit www.altrusa-bb.com or see Facebook.com/ altrusa8.
Weekly meetings are held at 7 a.m. every Thursday at Concordia Retirement Center. Breakfast is available. Visitors, Kiwanis members and former Kiwanis members are invited to join us.
The Kingsdale Squares will dance at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 16, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Bob Loyd will be the caller. There will be a workshop at 6:30 p.m. prior to the dance.
For information contact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.
BV Historical Museum
The annual open house at the Bella Vista Historical Museum will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12. There will be door prizes and refreshments. The museum has displays showing more than 100 years of Bella Vista History. The museum is located next to the American Legion at the corner of U.S. Highway 71 and Kingsland Road in Bella Vista.
For information call 479-8552335 or visit the website at www. bellavistamuseum.org.
Perfect Harmony Women’s Barbershop Chorus
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. Director Karen Frankenfeld will find a part that fits every voice. No previous experience or try outs are required.
For more information or to schedule the chorus for a club or organization’s entertainment, call Karen at 479-876-7204. The club is on Facebook. The website is www. perfectharmonybv.org.
The Fly-Tyers Club meetings are every Thursday at Riordan Hall in the Kingsdale complex, beginning at 9 a.m. for a social hour followed by a meeting from 10 to 11 a.m.
The club is a fishing, conservation, and service organization 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, recreational activities, and conducts service projects throughout northwest Arkansas.
Sunrise Rotary Club
The Bella Vista Sunrise Rotary Club has a breakfast meeting at 7 a.m. every Wednesday in the Concordia Main Building, 1 Concordia Drive, Bella Vista. Guests are welcome.
For more information call Sean at 417-455-6654.
The Bella Vista Decorative Artists meet at 9 a.m. the second Saturday of each month to have a business meeting and painting session at Wishing Spring Studio at 8862 W. McNelly Road, next to Walgreens. The purpose of the chapter is to stimulate interest and appreciation for the art of painting. BVDA does a variety of service projects. This year, we are working with the Village House in Bella Vista, Children’s Shelter, and Memory Boxes for local hospitals. Each month BVDA has a chapter member or a visiting national artist teach an art project in acrylics, oils, watercolor, or mixed mediums. Painters of all skill levels make up the BVDA Chapter.
For more information call Marge Macedo at 479-531-1231.
Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus
The Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus meets from 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at Innisfree Senior Living Community, 300 Innisfree Circle, Rogers, which is one block east on 24th and Walnut streets. Males of any age, color or creed who enjoy acapella singing are welcome and invited. Vocal music experience is helpful.
For more information call Jim Nugent at 479-855-7980 or 479621-3372.
Village Lake Writers and Poets Club
The Village Lake Writers and Poets Club group meets the second Wednesday of every month at the Artist Retreat Center, 13467 Lookout Drive, in Old Bella Vista. Guests are always welcome.
For more information contact Joanie Roberts at 479-268-6463 or email@example.com.
The Woodcarvers Club is made up of both men and women enjoying the art of carving and pyrography (wood burning). The club is made up of both beginners, in between and to very experienced carvers. Members share their talents and ideas in the weekly meetings from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at Riordan Hall. The club has a library of carving books and for those needing ideas. Come by and visit and perhaps join for a nominal yearly fee. The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club is a nonprofit organization and has 48 members to date and growing.
For additional information,visit www.bellavistawoodcarvers.org or mail to Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club, PO Box 3125, Bella Vista, Ark. 72715.
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. every Monday in the choir room at First Methodist Church on Boyce Drive.
For information call 479-2685391 or come on Monday nights.