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Bella Vista Travel Club

The Bella Vista travel Club will be go­ing to the Pa­cific North­west and Cal­i­for­nia, to lo­ca­tions in Wash­ing­ton, Ore­gon and Cal­i­for­nia, April 28 through May 5, 2019. It will be trav­el­ing with Col­lette Tours. High­lights in­clude Seat­tle, Mount St. He­lens Visi­tor Cen­ter, Port­land, Columbia River Gorge, Newport, Ban­don State Nat­u­ral Area, Red­wood Na­tion Park, Eu­reka, Av­enue of the Gi­ants, San Fran­cisco, choice of a San Fran­cisco Bay cruise or a city tour of San Fran­cisco. The spe­cial rate will end Oct. 29.

Some have ex­pressed in­ter­est in go­ing to the Ark En­counter in Williamstown, Ky., and the Cre­ation Mu­seum. If there is enough in­ter­est, the club will car­pool to Ken­tucky. If you have some other ideas and places to go and would like oth­ers to join you, the club can put it out there and see who else would like to join you. This is a group of peo­ple that like to travel and have a good time. It is open to ev­ery­one that would like to par­tic­i­pate. For more in­for­ma­tion, call Mar­lene Clapp, 479-876-6729.

Bella Vista/ Ben­tonville Pho­tog­ra­phy Club

The Bella Vista/Ben­tonville Pho­tog­ra­phy Club met Oct. 16 for its reg­u­lar monthly meet­ing. Mem­bers will be fo­cus­ing next month on fall col­ors for Novem­ber’s monthly pho­tog­ra­phy con­test. Pres­i­dent Dou­glas Keck pre­sented in­for­ma­tion and tech­niques on fall land­scape shots. Wet, cold, damp morn­ings bring out the col­ors. A po­lar­iz­ing fil­ter at a right an­gle to the sun will also help bring out the color. A video was pre­sented fur­ther ex­plain­ing how to pre­pare for fall color shoots.

A club out­ing to Box­ley Val­ley to pho­to­graph elk, as well as fall col­ors, will take place Satur­day, Oct. 27. The club’s Fall Print Show will be held at the Bella Vista Coun­try Club be­tween 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Satur­day, Nov. 3 The pub­lic is wel­come to stop by and view win­ning pho­to­graphs and vote for the bestin-show. The monthly con­test chal­lenge for this month was sun­rises and sun­sets. The first place win­ner was Becky Brubaker. Sec­ond place went to Kenny Fendler, and Jan Hal­grim took third place.

The next meet­ing of the club will be held on Tues­day, Nov. 27, with a shared meal cel­e­brat­ing the club’s end-of-year ac­tiv­i­ties.

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 a 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. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Kris­tine Schaap at 479-876-2715.

Prostate Can­cer Sup­port Group

Each year more than 150,000 men are di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer. The Prostate Can­cer Sup­port Group of­fers sup­port in cop­ing with a prostate can­cer di­ag­no­sis. Most men di­ag­nosed with prostate can­cer are likely to ex­pe­ri­ence a range of emo­tions in­clud­ing uncer­tainty, fear, anger and sad­ness. NWA-PSA sup­port group is a com­mu­nity of peo­ple with a sim­i­lar di­ag­no­sis or chal­lenge who gather to­gether to share knowl­edge, en­cour­age­ment and emo­tional com­fort. Par­tic­i­pants may have sug­ges­tions about deal­ing with side ef­fects, or sug­ges­tions for re­sources and providers. This sup­port group pro­vides a safe en­vi­ron­ment to share con­cerns. NWA-PSA meets at 4 p.m. on the fourth Wed­nes­day of each month in the Mercy Clinic meet­ing room lo­cated at 1 Mercy Way in Bella Vista. These meet­ings are open to all men, spouses and care­givers.

The next meet­ing will be held at 4 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Oct. 24, in the Mercy Clinic meet­ing room with guest speaker Dr. Zim­mer­man.

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 ph­wffn­[email protected]

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 from 1 to 3 p.m. held ev­ery Thurs­day at Riordan Hall. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact John Brach, club pres­i­dent, at carv­[email protected].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. 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. in Bella Vista. More in­for­ma­tion on am­a­teur ra­dio and the BVRC is avail­able at www.Bel­laVis­taRa­dioClub.

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The Bella Vista/Ben­tonville Pho­tog­ra­phy Club’s monthly con­test chal­lenge was sun­rises and sun­sets. The first­place win­ner was Becky Brubaker (photo above), with sec­ond place go­ing to Kenny Fendler and third place to Jan Hal­grim.

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