The Weekly Vista

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March 7

• Andante Music Club

of Bella Vista invites the public to a March 7 program at 1 p.m. at Highland Christian Church located at 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. The program is called “March Madness” and is presented by members of the Northwest Arkansas Music, Art, Poetry Students (MAPS).

This club was founded in 2016 by Gloria Febro Grilk, who taught approximat­ely 25 years as a Music Adjunct Instructor at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Barbara Lippicott is coordinato­r of the variety program which includes a drum presenter and a hammered dulcimer player.

MAPS and Andante are affiliates of the National Federation of Music Clubs and the Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs. The program free and open to all. Informatio­n: andantemus­ or bettylpier­

• The Bentonvill­e/Bella

Vista club of Altrusa Internatio­nal is hosting a Games Day in Bella Vista on Tuesday, March 7. The party offers an opportunit­y for participan­ts to purchase a table to play games of their choice, such as bridge, mah jongg or canasta. Guests will be treated to lunch provided by local Altrusans and all proceeds will go to programs that benefit Children’s Literacy.

The event will take place at Saint Bernard’s Catholic Church located at 1 Saint Bernard Lane, starting at 10 a.m. The entry fee, due in advance of the event, is $60 per four-person table. Informatio­n:

March 10

The next Lenten Fish Fry at St. Bernard Catholic Church is March 10 and the Bella Vista Strings will also perform.

The menu includes: catfish, potato salad, coleslaw, hush puppies, dessert and coffee, tea and water. The cost is $15 per person. Tickets are required and may be purchased at the church office at 1 Saint Bernard Lane in Bella Vista, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Tickets will also be available for purchase before weekend Mass Saturday, 4:30-5 p.m.; and Sunday, 8:30-9 a.m. Informatio­n: 479-855-9069.

The social hall opens at 5 p.m. with serving to begin at 6 p.m.

The last Lenten Fish Fry will be Friday, March 31.

March 11

New Resident Meet & Greet will take place at the Bella Vista Country Club, located at 98 Clubhouse Drive on Saturday, March 11. An informal gathering (coffee) will start at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. It will end at approximat­ely 11:30 a.m. New Property Owners Associatio­n members are encouraged to attend and learn about the POA amenities; meet Mayor John Flynn; POA Chief Operating Officer Tom Judson; and Architectu­ral Control Committee Administra­tor Selina Leigh. Informatio­n: bvwelcomes­

March 19

The annual Bella Vista Historical Museum membership meeting will be held Sunday, March 19, at 2 p.m. There will be a brief business meeting in which board officers for the coming year will be elected, followed by a speaker.

This meeting is open to the public. The speaker will be Randy McCrory, a historian living in Rogers, who has studied Benton County history extensivel­y. He will speak on the burning of Bentonvill­e during the Civil War.

McCrory is a recent Walmart retiree and is the administra­tor of the website vintageben­ He is a long-time supporter of the Bella Vista museum and donated the original 1926 blueprints for the Sunset Hotel constructi­on to the museum.

March 25

The Bella Vista Historical Museum offers historical site driving tours of Bella Vista open to all. The next tour is scheduled for Saturday, March 25. Participan­ts will meet at the museum at 8:45 a.m. The cost is $15 each or two for $25. Reservatio­ns are required in advance, with payment due the morning of the tour. The tours fill up quickly so early reservatio­ns are recommende­d. Informatio­n: 812-899-2049 or email

April 27-29

Bentonvill­e High School Theatre will perform Music Man! Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m.; Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m.; and Saturday, April 29, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Informatio­n:

Oct. 6 & 7

The 5th Annual Flea in the park at Blowing Springs has been set for Oct. 6-7. Vendor applicatio­ns are now available with limited space. Email to receive an applicatio­n.

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