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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 can­d­ji­long@coxt.net.

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.

Ki­wa­nis Club

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 ph­wffn­warkansas@aol.com.

Wood­carvers Club

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 carv­inarky2@gmail.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.

BV Strings

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.

Men’s Cho­rus

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.

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