Bella Vista Garden Club
The Bella Vista Garden Club will hold their monthly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26, at the Bella Vista Community Church located at 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. Lunch is served at 11 a.m. with the program following at 11:30 a.m. Scholarships will be awarded to two students studying horticulture at area colleges. A business meeting will follow recognition of the scholarship recipients. Visitors are welcome to attend. For additional information, call Judy Jeffrey at 515-371-0701.
The Bella Vista Homesteaders will meet at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at Concordia of Bella Vista. The program will be about Container Bulbs presented by Jo Jones. For further information, contact Lois Adams at 479-876-2460.
Andante Music Club
Andante Music Club of Bella Vista invites the public to their concert at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2. This concert will feature church musicians from Village Baptist Church and Highland Christian Church. Vocal and instrumental music will be performed. The concert will be held at Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. All Andante concerts are free and open to the public.
NWA Civil War Roundtable
The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 27. The meeting will be held in the Old Store annex of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History located at 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale. The program will be presented by Wayne Fuller, who will speak about efforts to identify and mark Civil War sights in Elm Springs. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the history of the Civil War. For more information, call 479-936-4663.
Bella Vista Kiwanis Club meets at 7 a.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at Concordia. Breakfast is available. Visitors, Kiwanis members and former Kiwanis members are all invited to attend.
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.
Fly Tyers Club
The Fly Tyers Club meets at 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 for both warmand 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.
Laureate Alpha Gamma
The September meeting of Laureate Alpha Gamma chapter of Beta Sigma Phi was held on Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the home of Sally Scott with Sally Tryon acting as co-hostess. The meeting was called to order by President Pat Zornes and reports of the various committees were given, including the 2018-19 calendar for the Service Committee. Annett Allsup, program chairman, gave a very informative program “Fall, Autumn and the Equinox.” The Fall Tea for all chapters in Bella Vista is to be held on Friday, Oct. 5, at St. Theodore Church was discussed and reservations taken. Secret Sister Halloween gifts were also distributed.
Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing
Attention all military veterans with VA disability, Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is dedicated to the physical and emotional rehabilitation of disabled active military service personnel and disabled veterans through fly fishing and associated activities, including education and outings. Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Visit the national web page at www.projecthealingwaters.org. For more information, email email@example.com.
Village Lake Writers & Poets
Village Lake Writers & Poets meets monthly from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of the month. Meetings are free and open to the public and held at the Artist Retreat Center, Home of the ARC Writers, along U.S. Highway 71, across from Lake Bella Vista (look for the two-story Historic Stone Cabin), at 13467 Lookout Drive, Bella Vista. The meetings include a potluck lunch, a featured author, lively discussion and readings. For additional information, contact Joanie Roberts at 608-642-1294.
BV Amateur Radio Club
The Bella Vista Amateur Radio Club holds its monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Highland Christian Church in Bella Vista. The program focuses on competitive radio operating and its benefits for public service and emergency communications. For anyone interested in acquiring an amateur radio license, the club also administers FCC exams at 2 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month. All meetings and exams are held at Highland Christian Church, located at 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. (Ark. Highway 279), in Bella Vista. More information on amateur radio and the BVRC is available at www. BellaVistaRadioClub.org.
The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization giving back to the community. The club teaches kids the art of carving, using soap as a medium, in hopes they will move on to the art of carving in wood. The club supplies and teaches how to use the necessary tools, so children will not harm themselves during the process. Please contact the club if you have a group of kids interested in this unique art form. There is no charge. The BV Woodcarvers Club has shown and taught this art at several organizations in the surrounding area, such as the Amazeum, Bella Vista Public Library and Cub Scouts. The club also sets up a tent in mid-October at the Spanker Creek Arts and Crafts Festival, where people can view and purchase one of many member’s display of carved wood items. As each item is hand crafted, there are no two alike.
Club members (men and women) are very talented carvers willing to teach anyone wanting to learn the art of wood carving. An open invitation stands for anyone interested to stop by one of the meetings from 1 to 3 p.m. held every Thursday at Riordan Hall. For more information, contact John Brach, club president, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 479-644-4202.
American Legion Riders
Motorcycles, patriotic veteran fellowship and the thrill of a ride are what keep the American Legion Riders riding. The American Legion Riders are associated with Bella Vista Post 341 and have monthly meetings at 9:30 a.m. the third Saturday of each month at the Bella Vista American Legion facility. If the weather allows, a ride follows and ends at a restaurant for a meal.
Nebraska Club of Bella Vista
A tailgate is planned before Nebraska plays Purdue on Saturday, Sept. 29, at Kingsdale Pavilion in Bella Vista. Officers for the coming year will be elected. Anyone willing to serve as an officer should contact Bob Prazek, nominating chairman, at 479-855-6721. A Christmas dinner party is planned for Saturday, Dec. 1, at the Bella Vista Bar and Grill (Country Club). The Nebraska Club welcomes all former Nebraskans as members. Dues are $5 per person and payable to treasurers K.B. and Sue Smith, 9 Windsor Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72715. For more information about the club, call the treasurer at 479-876-2009.
Bella Vista Strings is a casual acoustic jam group that meets at 1 p.m. every Friday at the Artist Retreat Center. Those who enjoy playing different styles of music are invited to visit and consider joining the BV Strings. The group plays rock, folk, bluegrass and country. The music is submitted by members. For more information, email BVStrings@gmail.com, visit www. bvstrings.org or call 479-366-0045.
Bella Vista Women’s Chorus
The Bella Vista Women’s Chorus invites singers from the Tri-County area to join the group. All are welcome with no tryouts or experience necessary. Directed by Dr. Larry Zehring, the group performs classical, pop, folk and show tunes for local clubs and events. Rehearsals are held at 12:45 p.m. Mondays in the music room of the Bella Vista First United Methodist Church. The Bella Vista Women’s Chorus is available to sing at events. Contact 479-715-6154 for more information or view website www. WomensChorusBV.com.
The Bella Vista Men’s Chorus meets at 6:30 p.m. every Monday in the choir room at First Methodist Church on Boyce Drive. New singers are welcome. For information, call 479-268-5391.
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. No previous experience or tryouts are required to join this fun-loving chorus. For more information or to schedule the chorus for entertainment, call Karen Frankenfeld, director, at 479-876-7204. A new website is also up and running at www.perfectharmonybv.com.
Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus
Pride of the Ozarks Barbershop Chorus meets at 7 p.m. every Thursday at Bella Vista Church of Christ, 989 McNelly Road, Bentonville (across from Lowe’s). Singing in harmony, a Cappella, is this group’s enjoyment and is open to all men who like to sing. Vocal music experience is helpful. For more information, call Jim Nugent at 479855-7980 or 479-621-3372.
The September monthly contest challenge for the Bella Vista/Bentonville Photography Club members was Landscape Photography. The first place winner was Becky Brubaker, second place went to Jan Halgrim, and Mickey Arlow and Byron Thomas received honorary first place for their submissions. The club met Sept. 18 and members turned in their photograph submissions for the Fall Contest and Print show to be held Nov. 3. The meeting topic was Sunrises and Sunsets. Douglas Keck, president, provided information on settings, times of day, and cloud coverage needed in order to take good sunrise and sunset photographs. An outing to practice sunrise and sunset photography will be planned in the next couple of weeks at the Pea Ridge Military Park. The next meeting of the club will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Guaranty Bank in Jane, Mo.