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Nov. 18

▲ Hobbs State Park of­fers ea­gle watch cruises, sun­set cruises, and spe­cial din­ner cruises and, for the first time, is team­ing up with the North­west Arkansas Audubon So­ci­ety for two Novem­ber loon cruises. The last loon cruise will take place from 10 a.m. to noon on Satur­day, Nov. 18 at the Rocky Branch Ma­rina. This is an adult-only tour and the cost is $10 per adult (13 and up). Reser­va­tions are nec­es­sary. Call 479-789-5000 for ques­tions or to make a reser­va­tion.

▲ The Bella Vista His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum will host a “Liv­ing His­tory of World War I” in recog­ni­tion of the 100th an­niver­sary this year of the U.S. en­ter­ing that war, led by mu­seum do­cent Tim Wicks, at 2 p.m. on Satur­day, Nov. 18. The men will rep­re­sent sev­eral coun­tries while they ex­plain and demon­strate their equip­ment. A tem­po­rary ex­hibit about the war is on dis­play now at the mu­seum through the end of Novem­ber. Ad­mis­sion is free. The mu­seum is lo­cated at the cor­ner of High­way 71 and Kings­land, next door to the Amer­i­can Le­gion. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-855-2335 or visit the www.bellav­is­ta­mu­seum.org.

▲ Dutch Oven Work­shop at Hobbs State Park — Par­tic­i­pants will learn how to care for cast iron and cook a three-course meal to en­joy to­gether. Par­tic­i­pants will also re­ceive a Dutch Oven Cook­ing guide­book. The work­shop will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 18, and cost $40, plus tax, per per­son, with pre-pay­ment and reg­is­tra­tion re­quired. To reg­is­ter or ob­tain more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-7895000. Hobbs State Park vis­i­tor cen­ter is lo­cated on Hwy. 12, east of the Hwy. 12/War Ea­gle in­ter­sec­tion.

▲ Wish­ing Spring Gallery will host a Christ­mas Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the stu­dio be­hind the gallery, at 8852 W. McKnelly Road in Bella Vista. Lots of Christ­mas items, hand­made by lo­cal ex­hibitors, will be avail­able.

Nov. 19

▲ The Plaza Se­nior In­de­pen­dent Liv­ing Co­op­er­a­tive at 1 High­lands Cross­ing Drive, is hav­ing an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Sun­day, Nov. 19. The Co­op­er­a­tive of­fers care­free liv­ing for ages 55 and over and is lo­cated about one block east of the High­lands gate in Bella Vista. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-0876-1877.

Nov. 28

▲ “Dif­fer­ent Strokes/Dif­fer­ent Folks” Stroke and Trau­matic Brain In­jury Sup­port Group meets the fourth Tues­day of each month at Bella Vista Lutheran Church, 1990 For­est Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. The next meet­ing will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tues­day, Nov. 28. All stroke or trau­matic brain in­jury sur­vivors, their fam­i­lies, friends and care­givers are wel­come to at­tend. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Ellen Creak­baum, MS, RN, at 479-282-5457.

Dec. 2

▲ The 29th An­nual Cookie Walk, spon­sored by High­lands Church will take place Satur­day, Dec. 2, at the church, 371 Glas­gow Road in Bella Vista. Doors open at 8 a.m. and the “walk” be­gins at 8:30 a.m. It will last un­til all the cook­ies are gone. Also of in­ter­est is a Cof­fee Shoppe, Sweet Shoppe and Hand-made Crafts for hol­i­day gift giv­ing. The cost per can is $12. First come, first served, and there are no pre-or­ders. All money raised will go to sup­port lo­cal and re­gional char­i­ties. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-855-2277 or visit the church web­site at www.hum­cbv. com.

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