Bella Vista Computer Club
The Bella Vista Computer Club (BVCC) general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in Community Room A (Room 1001) at Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd., Bella Vista. Club president Joel Ewing will present, “How to Cut the TV Cable Cord.” The presentation will explain how technologies can be used, together with Internet access and an overthe-air antenna as an alternative to conventional TV service providers. Club meetings are free to the public.
BVCC members can take advantage of free classes on computer topics selected by the club as well as receive free help for any computerized device during bi-monthly Help Desk Sessions which are held from 9 a.m to noon on the the first Saturday and third Wednesday of each month in the BVCC’s Training Center at the Highlands Crossings Center, Suite 208. Members are also eligible for free remote online support any time of the month. The next Help Desk Session is from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Nov. 21. November classes are: 1) Computer Security for Regular People and Why: Risk Mitigation; 2) When and How to Backup Your C Drive. The December class will be Computer Security for Regular People: Basic Concepts.
The yearly membership is $20 for the first member in a household and $10 for each additional member in the same household. Pre-registration is required to attend classes. There are three ways to join the BVCC: 1) in person at any monthly meetings; 2) in person at any Help Desk Session or 3) by mail at any time of the month. The mailing address and application can be found under Contents at the website bvcompclub.org by clicking the link Membership Application.
Lovely Purchase Chapter of DAR
Lovely Purchase Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold its next meeting at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12, in the Chapel of the Bella Vista First United Methodist Church located at 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. For more information, call 479-876-2441.
Christian Women’s Connection
The BV Christian Women’s Connection will meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Bella Vista Community Church, located at 75 Lancashire Blvd. in Bella Vista. The featured speaker is BV Garden Club member and master gardener, Geri Hoerner. She will speak on “Getting Your Plants Ready for Winter.” The guest speaker is Carrie Kittinger, from Tulsa, Okla. The title of her talk is “Broken Hearts Can Be Mended.” The brunch is held every second Tuesday of the month with an “All-American” breakfast available for $10. The program is sponsored by Stone-Croft Ministries. For additional information, call 479-8765422 or 513-703-4312 or email email@example.com.
Solo Fusion Group
The Solo Fusion Group is an active 50s-plus singles group in Bella Vista. This group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at the Guaranty Bank in Jane, Mo. There are a variety of activities and events happening every month. Those interested are welcome to attend. For additional information or questions, contact Linda Stafford at 479-402-6241 or Terri Kindred at 660-815-3418.
Line Dance Club
A beginners class for line dancing will meet on Wednesdays and Fridays from 12:45 to 2 p.m. beginning Friday, Jan. 4. The class will be held at Riordan Hall. The registration fee for this class is $20. There is a $35 annual fee payable to Riordan Hall. If the registrant does not have a Bella Vista photo ID, there is also a $2.50 per class fee to Riordan Hall.
The class will be taught by Kristine Schaap who has taught beginner line dancing for several years. New dancers will have the opportunity to learn line dancing steps and dances that use the steps. There are handouts, lots of practice time and personal attention. Line dancing is a means of enjoyment and exercise. Any questions, contact Kristine Schaap at 479-876-2715.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club is a 501(c)3 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 the necessary tools and 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. Please contact the club if a group of kids is interested in this unique art form. The club also sets up a tent in mid-October at the Spanker Creek Arts and Crafts Festival in which people can view and purchase one of many member displays of carved wood items. As each item is handcrafted, there are no two alike. Club members (men and women) are 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, held from 1 to 3 p.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall. For more information, contact John Brach, club president, at email@example.com or call 479-644-4202.
Village Lake Writers and Poets
Village Lake Writers and 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, 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.
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.
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. 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. in Bella Vista. More information on amateur radio and the BVRC is available at www.Bella VistaRadioClub.org.
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 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 479-7156154 for more information or visit 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 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. 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. The website is at www.perfect harmonybv.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 the chorus is open to all men who like to sing. Vocal music experience is helpful. For more information, call Jim Nugent at 479-855-7980 or 479-621-3372.