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NARFE

Bella Vista Chap­ter 1547 of the Na­tional Ac­tive and Re­tired Fed­eral Em­ploy­ees As­so­ci­a­tion will hold its next monthly meet­ing at 10 a.m. Fri­day, Dec. 8, in the Home­town Bank lo­cated at 21196 High­way 71 South, Pineville, Mo., just past Wal­mart. Its an­nual Christ­mas so­cial with en­ter­tain­ment by a Bar­ber­shop Quar­tet will be held. Punch, soft drinks and tea, dough­nuts and cook­ies will be pro­vided. Mem­bers are wel­come to bring along a fa­vorite snack to share.

A brief busi­ness meet­ing will be held, with Wally Shel­don giv­ing an up­date on leg­is­la­tion and also dis­cuss with more clar­ity the Blue Cross Medi­care Part B pre­mium re­im­burse­ment. Mem­bers will be as­sisted with any changes they would like to make the last few days of open sea­son. All cur­rent and re­tired fed­eral em­ploy­ees and their spouses are wel­come.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion about NARFE, con­tact Ron Lam­bert at 479-876-5392 or Miriam Stocks at 479-855-1676.

Bella Vista Chris­tian Women’s Con­nec­tion

The Bella Vista Chris­tian Women’s Con­nec­tion will meet at 9 a.m. Tues­day, Dec. 12, at the Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church, 75 Lan­cashire Blvd. This month’s fea­ture is Christ­mas mu­sic with the High­lands Winds, along with an all-Amer­i­can brunch; cost is $10. Guest speaker, Sharita Bent, will speak to the topic of “Wake! Pray! Slay!”

The pro­gram is spon­sored by Stonecroft and is non­de­nom­i­na­tional. All are wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion or to make reser­va­tions, call 479876-5422 or 513-703-4314.

Kings­dale Squares

The Kings­dale Squares will dance at 7 p.m. Mon­day, Dec. 11, at Ri­or­dan Hall in Bella Vista. Ken­ton Sul­li­van will be calling. There will be a work­shop at 6:30 p.m. be­fore the dance.

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Bill Allen at 479-876-5066.

Ki­wa­nis Club

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 all in­vited to at­tend.

Sun­rise Ro­tary Club

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 to at­tend any meet­ing. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Sean at 417-455-6654.

Al­trusa In­ter­na­tional

Al­trusa In­ter­na­tional of Ben­tonville and Bella Vista meets at 11:30 a.m. at River Grill in Ben­tonville on the first and third Tues­days of each month. It is an in­ter­na­tional women’s or­ga­ni­za­tion with a fo­cus on chil­dren’s lit­er­acy. All are wel­come. For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Peggy Rosen­thal at 479-321-1201 or visit www.al­trusa-bb.com.

Trav­el­ing Sams

The next meet­ing will be the an­nual Christ­mas din­ner at noon Mon­day, Dec. 11, at the Amer­i­can Le­gion in Bella Vista. For more in­for­ma­tion about the Bella Vista Trav­el­ing Sams, call Vir­ginia Reynolds at 479-715-6137.

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 bvvil­lagewrit­ers@gmail.com.

Bella Vista Dec­o­ra­tive Artists

The Bella Vista Dec­o­ra­tive Artists meet at 9 a.m. the sec­ond Satur­day of each month for a busi­ness meet­ing and paint­ing session at Wish­ing Spring Stu­dio, 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, the group is work­ing with the Vil­lage House in Bella Vista, the Chil­dren’s Shel­ter and pro­vid­ing 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.

Line Dance Club

A be­gin­ners class will meet from 12:45 to 2 p.m. Wed­nes­days and Fri­days, be­gin­ning Jan. 3, 2018, at Ri­or­dan Hall in Bella Vista. Reg­is­tra­tion fee is $20. There is also a $30 an­nual fee, payable to Ri­or­dan Hall, and for those with­out a Bella Vista photo ID, there is a $2.50 per class fee to Ri­or­dan Hall. The class will be taught by Kris­tine Schaap, who has taught be­gin­ners for sev­eral years. New dancers will learn line danc­ing steps and dances that in­cor­po­rate those steps. Dancers will also re­ceive hand­outs, lots of prac­tice and per­sonal at­ten­tion. Line danc­ing is an en­joy­able way to get great ex­er­cise.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the class, call Kris­tine Schaap at 8762715.

His­tory Club

The next His­tory Club meet­ing will be held at the Bella Vista His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum at 6:30 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 14, with a show­ing of the Jesse James movie filmed in Pineville, Mo., in 1938. Fam­i­lies are wel­come to come take a break from Christ­mas shop­ping to en­joy the movie and find out why Bella Vista has a role in the story of the mak­ing of this movie. Ad­mis­sion is free and pop­corn will be served. The Bella Vista His­tor­i­cal Mu­seum is lo­cated at the cor­ner of High­way 71 and Kings­land, next door to the Amer­i­can Le­gion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the mu­seum, visit www.bellav­is­ta­mu­seum.org.

Wood­carvers Club

The Bella Vista Wood­carvers Club in­vites new mem­bers to its club. The year 2018 marks the be­gin­ning of the club’s 31st year as a club with non­profit sta­tus. Mem­ber carvers hold vary­ing lev­els of carv­ing skills from beginner to master skilled and are will­ing to teach at no cost. There are sev­eral women mem­bers who work with py­rog­ra­phy (wood burning) as well as carv­ing, and one mem­ber works with chain-saw carv­ing. The Wood­carvers Club teaches soap carv­ing classes to young area chil­dren in the Amazeum, at Cub Scouts and at the Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary.

The club meets at Ri­or­dan Hall in Bella Vista from 1 to 3 p.m. ev­ery Thurs­day. Call John Brach at 479644-4202 or email carv­inarky2@gmail.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

Am­a­teur Ra­dio Club

The Bella Vista Ra­dio Club meets at 11 a.m. on the first Thurs­day of ev­ery month at the High­land Chris­tian Church. Meet­ings are open to the pub­lic and new mem­bers are wel­come.

The Bella Vista Am­a­teur Ra­dio Club also of­fers Am­a­teur Ra­dio li­cense test­ing through the Amer­i­can Ra­dio Re­lay League (ARRL). The Am­a­teur Ra­dio Test­ing ses­sions are held at 2 p.m. on the sec­ond Satur­day of each month at the High­land Chris­tian Church in Bella Vista, 1500 For­est Hills Blvd. (High­way 279 North).

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion, visit www. bellav­is­tara­dio­club.org or con­tact Glenn Kil­patrick at 479-426-3295 or info@bellav­is­tara­dio­club.org.

Bella Vista Women’s Cho­rus

Bella Vista Women’s Cho­rus in­vites singers from the Tri-County Area to join this cho­ral de­light. No try­outs or ex­pe­ri­ence are 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. The cho­rus is avail­able to sing at clubs and events. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Gra­cie at 479-715-6154 or visit www.Women­sCho­rusBV.org.

Per­fect Har­mony Women’s Cho­rus

Per­fect Har­mony Women’s Bar­ber­shop Cho­rus meets ev­ery Mon­day from 4 to 5:30 p.m. 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 try­outs 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 web­site is www.per­fec­thar­monybv.org.

Fly Ty­ers Club

The Fly Ty­ers Club meets 9 a.m. ev­ery Thurs­day at Ri­or­dan Hall for a so­cial hour, fol­lowed by a meet­ing from 10 to 11 a.m. The club is a fishing, con­ser­va­tion and ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion with 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.

Pride of the Ozarks Bar­ber­shop Cho­rus

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 a cap­pella singing are wel­come and in­vited. Vo­cal mu­sic ex­pe­ri­ence is help­ful. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Jim Nu­gent at 479855-7980 or 479-621-3372.

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. ev­ery Mon­day in the choir room at First Methodist Church on Boyce Drive. For in­for­ma­tion, call 479-268-5391.

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