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• During the Citywide Garage Sale April 28-29, United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista will be offering its church parking lot for residents to set up booths for their garage sale items. The church asks for a donation of $25 for one spot or $45 for two spots. Part of the donations will go to funding Our Little Pantry on the church property. Please contact the church office at 479-855-1325. United Lutheran Church is located at 100 Cooper Road in Bella Vista.
• 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 clayl@bvvpoa. com to receive an application.
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. The phone number to call for more information is 479855-9069. Tickets will also be available for purchase before weekend Mass Saturday from 4:30-5 p.m. and Sunday from 8:30-9 a.m.
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.
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United Lutheran’s St. Patrick’s Day Stew Supper to be held Friday, March 17, from 5-6:30 p.m. Prior to the meal, at 4:30 p.m., the Great Ozark Barbershop Chorus will perform Irish songs. Meals are $12 and they include a full meal featuring Irish Stew, mashed potatoes, soda bread and dessert. Dine in or graband-go options are available. Please call the church office at 479-855-1325 to RSVP. United Lutheran Church is located at 100 Cooper Road in Bella Vista.
The annual Bella Vista Historical Museum membership meeting will be held on 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, vintagebentonville.com. 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.
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. Dale Phillips is accepting reservations now at 812899-2049 or by email at email@example.com.
Republic Services will offer a spring appliance pickup free of charge to Bella Vista residents with accounts in good standing during the week of April 3-7. Residents must sign up prior to the week of pickup. Sign-ups will be accepted starting Wednesday, March 1, through noon on Thursday, March 30. There are two ways to for participants to register: Email their name, address and type of appliance to firstname.lastname@example.org; or call 479-876-1255, opt. 7.
No sign-ups will be accepted after noon on March 30.
Refrigerators or other items that use Freon will NOT be picked up. The Benton County Solid Waste District does collect items containing or manufactured to contain refrigerant through a Special Waste Dropoff Program for a fee.
Items should be placed at the curb by 6 a.m. Monday, April 3, regardless of individual pickup days. Depending on the number of participants, pickup could take a few days. Call 479-876-1255 with any questions.
The Bella Vista Garden Club will hold a plant sale at Village Wastewater at 380 Bella Vista Way from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
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. For more information contact Theatre Club President Angie Roy at email@example.com.
April 28 & 29
The annual Citywide Garage Sale is back again this year and set for the last weekend in April: Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29. The city will do the advertising. Participants can set up their sales and make some cash or plan to spend the weekend perusing the hundreds of sales offered during the two-day event and grabbing some lunch and dinner at some of Bella Vista’s local eateries.
Participating addresses will be uploaded to a Google map that can be viewed on a desktop or mobile browser before or during the event. Each listing can include information about what items are available for sale, such as toys, furniture, tools, etc.
Enter participating addresses online at bellavistaar.gov/citywidegaragesale or email the complete address of the sale (full street address plus zip code) and any additional information, such as what type of items you will be selling, to firstname.lastname@example.org, using Garage Sale as the subject line.
If you operate a business in Bella Vista and want to get involved, contact Cassi Lapp by email at clapp@ bellavistaar.gov.
Follow the city’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages for more information on this event and visit the official Citywide Garage Sale page on the city’s website at bellavistaar.gov/citywidegaragesale.
This event will be held rain or shine.