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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo Mary Alice Serafini (right), president of Rotary Club of Fayetteville, presents a check for $300 collected from Rotarians to Patty Sullivan, executive director, Ozark Literacy Council; and Mina Phebus, program director, Ozark Literacy Council, as Chung Tan (left), chairwoman of the board of the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, looks on. Ozark Literacy Council provides instruction to people to help increase their ability to communicate in English while learning U.S. systems, customs and culture and skills useful in life, academic and workplace applications.


The James Bright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11:30 a.m. today at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville. A community service award will be presented to Dawn Sprague in recognition of her devotion to troubled teens. Gifts for men and women serving in the military will be collected, as well as donations for the veterans in the hospital in Fayetteville.

Information: (757) 377-5353.


The Orchid Society of the Ozarks will meet at 1:30 p.m. today at Northwest Technical Institute, 709 S. Old Missouri Road in Springdale. This will be the annual awards presentation, potluck luncheon and "Dirty Santa" orchid-related gift exchange.

Anyone interested in growing orchids is welcome to attend the regular meetings on the third Sunday of most months. The objective of the society is to stimulate interest in orchids and their culture. Monthly plant judging and raffles, the spring sale at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks and annual public auction offer affordable orchids and supplies for new and experienced growers.

Information: (479) 619-4310 or


The Ozark Highlands Trail Association will lead the following hikes:

•Spy Rock to Redding Campground: This hike will begin on FS Road 1504 for a brief warm-up hike out to Spy Rock to take in views from bluffs and then backtrack across FS Road 1504 to begin the gradual descending hike to the Redding Campground, a total distance of approximately five miles. Bring water and lunch.

Meet up at 9 a.m. today at Harps in Elkins near the gas pumps for carpool to Redding Campground entrance or meet there. All hikers and dogs with leashes are welcome.

•Indian Creek to Lick Branch: OHTA will lead this hike, a total of 5.3 miles. Hike through the Marinoni Scenic Area that features bluffs, giant moss covered boulders and year-round briar branch. This hike is rated moderate difficulty, due to some elevation and length. All hikers and dogs with leashes are welcome.

Meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 10 at Harps in Elkins near the gas pumps to carpool or meet at Indian Creek Trailhead.

Information: (479) 466-5214 or email

Pieces 'N Patches

Pieces 'N Patches quilt group will meet at 11:30 a.m. Monday at First Presbyterian Church, 1901 S. 26th St. in Rogers, for the annual Christmas lunch and auction. Everyone is welcome to attend.

The group will not meet on Dec. 18.

Information: (479) 986-9188

Library Friends

The Bella Vista Friends of the Library will be concluding their Christmas basket silent auction at 4 p.m. Wednesday. Baskets may be viewed and bids placed during regular library hours at 11 Dickens Place. All proceeds go toward the expansion project.

Information: (479) 855-1753.

Car Club

Foothills of the Ozarks Antique Car Club will meet for the Christmas party at 6 p.m. Thursday at Viney Grove Community Building.

Instead of a gift exchange, the club has decided to buy things to give to the new Northwest Arkansas Children's Hospital in Springdale, which will be opening in early 2018. It has been suggested to buy coloring books, crayons, colored pencils and reading books.

Information: (479) 713-9665.


Bella Vista Chapter 1547, National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, will hold its next monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Friday at Hometown Bank in Pineville, Mo., just past Walmart.

Members will enjoy their annual Christmas social with entertainment by a barbershop quartet. Punch, soft drinks and tea, doughnuts and cookies will be provided. Members are welcome to bring along a favorite snack to share.

There will be a brief business meeting with Wally Sheldon giving an update on legislation and to discuss with more clarity the Blue Cross Medicare Part B premium reimbursement. Members will be assisted with any changes they would like to make the last few days of open season. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are welcome.

Information: (479) 876-5392 or (479) 855-1676.


The Scandinavian Club of Northwest Arkansas will meet at 1 p.m. Friday at the Springdale Senior Center Annex.

Anyone with Scandinavian heritage or interest in such is welcome.

Information: (479) 530-0910.

Square Dance

The Fayetteville Square Dance Club is partnering with Feed Communities for a special December event. The club will be dancing to raise money and stock supplies for hungry folks this winter beginning at 8 p.m. Friday at Feed Communities, 221 S. Locust Ave. in Fayetteville.

Come dance traditional southern squares, taught and called to live old-time string band music. No experience is required. The live dance band will be led by Kim Lansford and Nathan Lee McAlister. Allison Williams will be calling. There is a $5 to $10 donation suggested, along with a food item.

Information: or


The General Lafayette Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, will meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Whole Hog Cafe, 3009 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville.

Information: (479) 419-9649 or (479) 521-3194.


The Mercedes-Benz Club of America, Ozark Section, will hold its Christmas celebration beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fred's Hickory Inn in Bentonville. Social hour will start at 6 p.m. with appetizers and a no-host bar. This year there will be four dinner entrees to choose from (beef, pork, chicken and salmon) which includes the appetizers, a salad, baked potato and dessert for $40 per person. Please RSVP before Tuesday.

The section's members meet each month for an event. Time and location vary, depending on the nature of the event. Categories are driving, entertainment, social, education, charitable, technical, exhibit and awards. Owning a Mercedes-Benz is not required to become a member.

Information: (479) 756-6798, (479) 644-8087 or email or


The Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. There will be a holiday potluck and gift exchange of fiber-related items for those who wish to participate.



Erin Rowe will present the program and hold a book signing at the Benton County Historical Society meeting at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at 306 N.W. Second Street in Bentonville. Her book, An Ozark Culinary History: Northwest Arkansas Traditions from Corn Dodgers to Squirrel Meatloaf, was published in September by the History Press. This book includes a history of food in the Ozarks as well as 50 heirloom recipes, some dating back to the early 1800s. Refreshments will be available after the program.

Information: (479) 273-3561.


The Rotary Club of Fayetteville meets at noon every Thursday at Mermaids Restaurant, 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. The highlights for December are:

•Dec. 7: Charles Robinson, University of Arkansas vice chancellor for student affairs

•Dec. 14: Annual meeting of the Rotary Club of Fayetteville

•Dec. 21: Christmas Program

Information: or

Christian Women

The Bella Vista Christian Women's Connection will meet at 9 a.m. Dec. 12 at the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 Lancashire Blvd.

The feature will be Christmas music with the Highlands Winds. A $10 all-American brunch will be served. Sharita Bent will be the guest speaker, and the topic will be "Wake! Pray! Slay!" The program is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries and is nondenominational.

Information: (479) 876-5422.

Cancer Support

This supportive and educational group is for adult patients, caregivers, families and friends coping with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS or other blood cancers. The group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale.

Information: (479) 361-5847.


The Ko-ko-ci Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Arkansas Archeological Survey building, 2475 N. Hatch Ave in Fayetteville. The guest speaker will be Fred Paillet, who will present "Reflections on a Visit to the La Brea Tar Pits: Taphonomy and Astronomical Time Scales." An experienced geoscientist, Paillet relates his own personal experiences during and after a mind-bending encounter with this iconic fossil site now situated in the heart of busy Los Angeles.

The event is free and open to the public.

Information: (479) 283-5720.

History Club

The Bella Vista Historical Museum's History Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 14 at the museum for a showing of the movie "Jesse James," made in Pineville, Mo., in 1938. Families are welcome to come take a break from Christmas shopping to enjoy the movie and find out why Bella Vista has a role in the story of the making of this movie. Admission is free, and popcorn will be served. The museum is located at U.S. 71 and Kingsland in Bella Vista, next door to the American Legion.



The Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Education and Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Dec. 17 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale, for the annual Christmas potluck luncheon. There will be an educational meeting at 1 p.m.


Stage IV

Hope Cancer Resources offers a support group for men and women living with any type of stage IV cancer. This month's meeting will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. Members must RSVP to attend.

Information: (479) 361-5847.

NAN Profiles on 12/03/2017

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