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Dec. 7

▲ The Vet­er­ans Coun­cil of NWA, the JM Band of NWA and the Bella Vista POA will host the “God Bless Amer­ica Con­cert” at 7 p.m. Thurs­day, Dec. 7, at Ri­or­dan Hall in Bella Vista. The 17-piece Jack Mitchell Band of Northwest Arkansas is pre­sent­ing a free two-hour pa­tri­otic con­cert in re­mem­brance of 9/11 and the Dec. 7 at­tack on Pearl Har­bor. Ev­ery­one is wel­come to at­tend this free pa­tri­otic con­cert; no tick­ets or reser­va­tions are re­quired.

Dec. 8

▲ Christ­mas at Dick­ens Place at the Bella Vista Pub­lic Li­brary is a new hol­i­day tra­di­tion to be­gin from 4 to 8 p.m. Fri­day, Dec. 8. There will be beau­ti­ful lights, charm­ing car­ol­ers, de­li­cious food trucks and, of course, Santa Claus. This is a per­fect op­por­tu­nity to en­joy com­mu­nity hol­i­day cheer and do some Christ­mas shop­ping from the fine ar­ti­sans and crafts­men right here in Northwest Arkansas.

Dec. 9

▲ Shop­ping for a Cause — Spry Girls Bou­tique, lo­cated at 2844 Bella Vista Way (next to Domi­nos), will be host­ing a fundraiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 9, to sup­port the Bella Vista An­i­mal Shel­ter, with 25 per­cent of all sales pro­ceeds be­ing do­nated to the Shel­ter. There will be food tast­ings and bev­er­ages through­out the day. All are wel­come to shop for a great cause.

Dec. 10

▲ The un­mis­tak­able sound of multi-Dove and Grammy Award-win­ning record­ing artist David Phelps will be fea­tured in Ben­tonville, on Sun­day, Dec 10, at the Ben­tonville First Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 220 South Main Street. This ex­cit­ing clas­sic Christ­mas con­cert event be­gins at 7 p.m. Com­plete in­for­ma­tion may be ob­tained by visit­ing www. fbcben­tonville.org or www.david­phelps.com. Tick­ets are also avail­able on­line at www.itick­ets.com or by calling 1-800-9659324.

Dec. 12

▲ AARP Driver Safety classes are de­signed for driv­ers over the age of 50 to en­sure safer driv­ing. This com­pleted course qual­i­fies stu­dents to re­ceive an au­to­mo­bile in­surance dis­count in the state of Arkansas. Course length is four hours and reser­va­tions are re­quired. Cost to AARP mem­bers is $15 (pro­vide mem­ber­ship card and mem­ber­ship num­ber). Non­mem­ber cost is $20. Class lo­ca­tion is at Vil­lage In­surance, 2860 Bella Vista Way, Bella Vista. Class time is 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 479-855-3076 for reser­va­tions.

Dec. 13

▲ Cer­ti­fied, porce­lain master artist and master teacher He­len D. (Schumm) Sam­marco will be at the Bella Vista Li­brary from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Wed­nes­day, Dec. 13, demon­strat­ing the Iris and paint­ing tech­niques used in the fine art of porce­lain. She is a mem­ber of World Or­ga­ni­za­tion of China Pain­ters, In­ter­na­tional Porce­lain Artist and Teach­ers, Inc., Vil­lage Art Club of Bella Vista, and Black­stone Art As­so­ci­a­tion in Mas­sachusetts. She is also published in “The China Dec­o­ra­tor.” For more in­for­ma­tion, call 479-533-8775 or 479553-8023.

Dec. 17

▲ The Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Con­cert Band will present a “Christ­mas Con­cert” at the Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church at 3 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 17. A re­cep­tion will be­gin at 2 p.m., with mu­sic pro­vided by mem­bers of BVCC Gospel Bank be­fore the con­cert. The big­ger the crowd, the more hol­i­day cheer.

Dec. 21

▲ AARP Driver Safety classes are de­signed for driv­ers over the age of 50 to en­sure safer driv­ing. This com­pleted course qual­i­fies stu­dents to re­ceive an au­to­mo­bile in­surance dis­count in the state of Arkansas. Course length is four hours and reser­va­tions are re­quired. Cost to AARP mem­bers is $15 (pro­vide mem­ber­ship card and mem­ber­ship num­ber). Non­mem­ber cost is $20 Class lo­ca­tion is at Mercy Clinic Com­mu­nity Room, 1 Mercy Way, Bella Vista. The class is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Be sure to call 479855-3076 for reser­va­tions.

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