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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo Winners of the Bella Vista Garden Club Yard of the Month for August are Ken and Bonnie Bloom of 4 Helensburgh Lane in Bella Vista. They have a well maintained yard that features a butterfly haven and sanctuary to enjoy nature. The Bella Vista Garden Club promotes and rewards exemplary yard care in Bella Vista and recognizes neighbors who demonstrate above-average efforts in maintaining their property, which contributes to the overall appearance of the community at large. All homes and businesses in Bella Vista are eligible and nominations are for the front and side yards jointly. One yard is chosen each month by members of the club who choose the yard that best exemplifies uniqueness, beauty and curb appeal. Nominate a yard by email at or call (479) 268-8325. Provide the address and the homeowners name if known. All nominations will be in the running for future recognition.

Computer Club

The Bella Vista Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m.Aug. 13 in Community Room A/Room 1001, on the lower level of the Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. This month there will be a panel of experts question and answer session with Justin Sell, owner of Bella Vista Computer Services, and Woody Ogden of the Bella Vista Computer Club, who will answer any computer or computerized device related questions the audience has.

Information: (479) 367-7618 or

American Legion

The Bella Vista American Legion Post 341 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 at the post, located at 1889 Bella Vista Way.

In addition to meetings, the post hosts coffee with the commander for members on the first and third Saturday mornings each month. On the second and fourth Saturday mornings a breakfast buffet is available for members and the public.

Lunches are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday each week and are open to members and the public. Each night Tuesday through Friday the schedule features different themes. Tuesdays are "Taco Tuesdays." Wednesday nights are devoted to trivia contests and Thursday nights find guests enjoying karaoke challenges. Wednesdays and Thursdays feature a casual-themed menu with daily specials. Friday is devoted to "Fish Friday" and appropriate special offerings are available.

Saturday evenings are dance nights open to members and the public starting at 7 p.m. These events feature local musical groups with excellent followings. Food is limited to hamburgers and accompaniments from 4 to 7 p.m.

The meeting hall is available for rental to the public on an "as available" basis.

Information: or (479) 268-5090.


The Ark-Oma Whirlaway Square Dance Club will dance beginning at 7:30 p.m.Aug. 17 at the Springdale Senior Center, 203 Park St. Kenton Sullivan will call mainstream and plus level dancing.

Information: (479) 387-7085.


The Mercedes-Benz Club will hold a Casino Scrabble Run and fundraiser beginning at 8 a.m. Aug. 18. Each scrabble sheet will be $20 and all proceeds will be donated to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Springdale. This year, one member is offering a "Challenge Grant" which will match each $20 entry fee, doubling the donation to the children.

Meet between 7:30 and 8 a.m. at Allen's Food Market in Bella Vista. At 8 a.m. the group will leave to caravan to Indigo Sky Casino.

The section's members meet each month for an event. Time and location vary, depending on the nature of the event. 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 Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its annual "Dinner Under the Stars" meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the Veterans Park large pavilion on Lake Fayetteville.

Information: (417) 227-0141.


The Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. Tasha Settles will be the speaker, representing CBI65.

There will be an educational meeting at 1 p.m.


Fleet Reserve

The monthly meeting of the Fleet Reserve Association and Auxiliary will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at Western Sizzlin on U.S. 412 in Springdale.

Information: (479) 841-4856 or (479) 640-7912.

Women's Chorus

The Women's Chorus will begin a new season with rehearsals at 12:45 p.m. Aug. 20 in the music room of Bella Vista First United Methodist Church. Singers from the tri-county area are invited, with no tryouts or experience needed. The group performs classical, pop, folk and show tunes for local clubs and events.

Information: (479) 715-6154 or


Viviendo con Cancer (Living with Cancer) is a supportive and educational group for adult Hispanic patients, caregivers, families and friends coping with any type of cancer. All group communication will be in Spanish. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Aug. 20 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale.

Information: (479) 361-5847.

Modern Quilts

The Northwest Arkansas Modern Quilt Guild will have its annual potluck at the meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Southside Church of Christ, 919 S. Dixieland Road in Rogers.

Members are asked to bring a dish to share for the potluck. In addition, members participating in the mug rug swap with the Tulsa Modern Quilt Guild will reveal their projects.



Shannon Brinkley, a modern quilt teacher, designer and author, will be the speaker at the 6:30 p.m.Aug. 23 meeting of Quilters United in Learning Together at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St. in Springdale.


Calico Cut-Ups

The Calico Cut-Ups will host May Gunter Black, a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor, as she holds a teaching workshop from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28 in Becker Hall at the First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. She will use Niemeyer's Cactus Flower pattern in a table runner. The pattern is $25 and the class is $30.

Niemeyer is an international instructor using foundation paper piecing techniques for her quilt patterns. She has created a network of certified instructors to teach her techniques, and she has many certified shops where her classes are conducted and her fabric and patterns are available.

Information: Email


Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery is a Children's Treehouse Foundation family support group that helps children ages 6 to 12 cope with and share feelings about a parent or loved one who has cancer. The next group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 17 until Oct. 22 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale.

Registration is required.

Information: (479) 361-5847.


The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club meets from 1 to 3 p.m. each Thursday at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista.

The club teaches kids the art of carving using soap as a medium in hopes they soon move to the art of carving in wood at some point. Wood or plastic knives are supplied so they will not harm themselves during this process.

The club will teach groups of kids at no charge; contact the club if interested. The club has taught at several organizations in the surrounding area, including the Amazeum, Bella Vista Public Library and for Cub Scouts.

The club will have a tent set up in mid-October at the Spanker Creek Arts and Crafts Festival where festival-goers can see displays of unique carved wood items available for purchase.

Information: (479) 644-4202 or email

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NAN Profiles on 08/12/2018

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