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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo Flower, Garden and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas recently presented a check for $1,600 to the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks. This donation was a result of the 2017 Through the Garden Gate Tour. FGNS has presented the tour annually since 1998 and has shared its profits from the tour with BGO every year. This donation brings FGNS' total donations to BGO to $37,650. Pictured are Keith Blowers, president of FGNS of NWA, and Deborah Coley, accountant and office manager at BGO.


Hope Cancer Resources and Highlands Oncology Group offer a support group for patients affected by lymphedema. It meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Highlands Oncology Group in Rogers. This group is co-facilitated by lymphedema professionals and an oncology social worker.

Information: (479) 361-5847.

Hill 'N Dale

Hill 'N Dale Hiking Club of Bella Vista will hike Thursday in the Ozark National Forest, northeast of Fort Smith. You may hike the White Rock Rim Loop Trail, 2.1 miles of easy to moderate, or the Shores Lake White Rock Loop West Side, six miles, rated hard.

Carpool departure will be at 7 a.m. from Lowe's in Bella Vista or meet at the trailhead at 9 a.m. Nonmembers are welcome.

Information: (417) 501-4535, (479) 721-2193 or

Car Club

The Foothills of the Ozarks Antique Car Club will meet for a 6 p.m. dinner and 7 p.m. meeting Thursday at Western Sizzlin' in Springdale.

The club's Christmas party will be held on Dec. 7at Viney Grove Community Building. Make your reservations now with a $10 deposit. Only club members will get their deposits back. If bringing a guest, there is an additional $10 per person for the guest's meal. Deposits will not be returned for no-shows. Mail reservation and deposit to Mary Foster, 827 Pump Station Road, Fayetteville 72701-7259 by Nov. 30. Make check payable to FOTO and include a separate deposit if you have guests and are paying by check.

Information: (479) 713-9665.


The Ark-Oma WhirlAways square dance club will host a dance beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Springdale Senior Center, 203 Park St. in Springdale, with Bob Loyd as the featured caller. Johnny Eubanks will be behind the microphone Nov. 17. There will be mainstream and plus level dancing with banners given to visiting clubs.

Information: (479) 846-3280 or (479) 871-2602.

Master Gardeners

The Benton County Master Gardeners will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the lodge at Bentonville Church of Christ. The program will be presented by guest speaker chef Steve Jenkins, Ph.D., director of culinary operations at Brightwater. Guests are welcome.

Information: (479) 855-0203.

Garden Club

The Garden Club of Rogers will hold its monthly meeting at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 7 at the First Presbyterian Church, on the corner of New Hope Road and 26th Street. The program, "What makes a mammal a mammal," will be delivered by Alan Bland, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Bland has been a park ranger and natural resources specialist for the Army Corps of Engineers for 34 years and a Master Naturalist for eight years. He will test members' knowledge on native plants and wildlife.

There will be a horticulture report, drawings for plant of the month and a plant and magazine pass along. Lunch will be catered; reservations are required and must be in by Friday.

Information: (479) 644-9673.

Women's Chorus

The Bella Vista Women's Chorus will present a Veterans Day concert beginning at 3 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Bella Vista Community Church. The chorus will be joined by the Bella Vista Men's Chorus, Perfect Harmony and the Bentonville High School Chamber Choir in honoring veterans in song.

The concert is a fundraiser for the National Cemetery in Fayetteville and the Veterans Wall of Honor in Bella Vista.

Information: (479) 715-6154.

Computer Club

The Bella Vista Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 in Room A at 1801 Highlands Crossing Blvd. in Bella Vista. This public meeting will welcome Mike Whited of Arvest Bank as guest speaker. Whited will speak on financial security as it relates to online banking.

Information: (479) 273-0868.

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. Nov. 14 at Hope Cancer Resources.

Information: (479) 361-5847.


Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists are now accepting applications for new members' annual training. Classes start Jan. 20 in Benton County; Jan. 24 for a new Carroll County class; and Jan. 27 for the Washington/Madison county class. Benton and Washington county classes usually meet on alternating Saturdays. Carroll County classes will meet on Wednesday evenings, with field time on Sunday afternoons. Cost is $135 for training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. Cost is $80 for an additional household member if materials are shared, plus annual dues. Limited scholarships are offered. In recent years, these classes have filled quickly.

Over 60 hours of instruction are given by experts in such areas as ecosystems of Arkansas, geology, watersheds, lake and stream ecology, mammals, herpetology, birds, astronomy, insects, frog and toad calls, wildflowers and tree identification. Participants must complete 40 or more hours of training for graduation, earning the title of Master Naturalist. Participants must complete 40 hours of volunteer time annually and attend eight hours of continuing education to be a certified Master Naturalist.

Arkansas Master Naturalists is a volunteer organization with opportunities for all ages and skill levels. Activities include helping with educational programs, leading nature hikes, water quality testing, removing invasive plants, planting native plants, as well as trail maintenance, to name just a few. The members volunteer in partnership with a number of environmental minded organizations and agencies, many of which are on limited budgets and rely on volunteer help.

To apply for membership, visit, click on 'How do I Join,' scroll down to NWAMN, and click on application for enrollment. Complete and mail with payment.

Information: Email

Lions Club

The Fayetteville Lions Club has announced upcoming programs as follows:

•Wednesday -- Capt. Joshua Robinett, Salvation Army Area Commander, Northwest Arkansas

•Nov. 8 -- Peace Poster contestants from Fayetteville public schools

•Nov. 15 -- David Johnson, executive director, Fayetteville Public Library

The Fayetteville Lions Club meets at noon each Wednesday at the Apple Blossom Brewery on Zion Road.

Information: (479) 263-6671.

Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Fayetteville has announced November highlights:

Thursday -- Aaron Mankin and Operation MEND. Operation MEND's mission is to deliver uplifting, feel good news, especially the stories of those who have served, past and present, and who have triumphed over adversity.

Nov. 9 -- Larry Long and the Veterans Day Program.

Nov. 16 -- Vicky Johnson with the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists. Their mission is to develop a corps of well-informed volunteers to provide education, outreach and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas within their communities.

Nov. 30 -- Marlon Blackwell, Welcome Health building architect. Blackwell is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and is a department head and distinguished professor at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture.

The Rotary meets at noon every Thursday at Mermaids Restaurant, 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. The public is welcome.

Information: or email


The Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Education and Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Nov. 19 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. This month's meeting will include a question-and-answer session. There will be an educational meeting at 1 p.m.


NAN Profiles on 10/29/2017

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