The Bella Vista Computer Club monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. May 14 on the lower level of the Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. This month’s program will be “Cryptocurrency: What is this ‘Bitcoin’ thing and is it a reliable medium of exchange?” to be presented by Clayton Borengasser, financial adviser with Edward Jones.
Information: bvcomp club.org.
The Bella Vista American Legion Post 341 will meet at 6:30 p.m. May 14 at the post, located at 1889 Bella Vista Way. New post officers will be elected.
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The Northwest Arkansas Senior Democrats will meet at noon May 15 at Western Sizzlin’ in Springdale. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The speaker at the meeting will be three democratic senatorial candidates: Jon Com-stock, District 3; Greg Leding, District 4; and Jim Wallace, District 5. Democrats from Washington, Madison, Carroll and Benton counties are welcome.
Information: (479) 267-1967.
The Benton County Republican Women’s Club will hold their regular meeting at noon May 15 at Pleasant Crossing Golden Corral in Rogers with networking beginning at 11:30 a.m. Special guest this month will be Arkansas District 93 State Representative Jim Dotson, candidate Gan Nunnally, Benton County Sheriff Shawn Holloway and candidate Glenn Latham.
BCRW meets the third Tuesday of each month.
Information: (479) 685-5476.
Stitched with Love is a new group formed for the purpose of sewing quilts, hats and pillows for children at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. May 15 at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Davis St. in Pea Ridge.
Information: (479) 531-5381 or (479) 644-9760.
The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War will meet at 7 p.m. May 17 at Western Sizzlin’, 5720 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith. Dinner will be held at 6 p.m. The Sons of Union Veterans is a fraternal organization honoring the heritage of those who fought for the United States during the Civil War. The meeting is open to all.
Information: (479) 381-6883.
The Ozark Mountains Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 11 a.m. May 17 at Simmons Bank, 33075 W. New Hope Road in Rogers. The program will be the Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy cadet program. Anyone interested in joining DAR is welcome.
Information: (479) 636-7029.
The Ark-Oma Whirlaways will dance at 7:30 p.m. May 18 to Johnny Eubanks at the Springdale Senior Center, 203 Park St. in Springdale. There will be mainstream and plus-level dancing and banners will be given to visiting clubs.
Information: (479) 387-7085.
The Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists will hold a native plant sale from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 19 at The Jones Center in Springdale. Perennial plants will be $6, and trees and shrubs will cost $17. A wide diversity of plants will be available for purchase, including, but not limited to, mist flowers, columbine, beautyberry, coreopsis, black-eyed Susan and multiple types of milkweed, coneflower, asters, shrubs, ninebark, buttonbush, sumac, various dogwoods, eastern wahoo and trees including chinkapin oak, black cherry, redbud, witch hazel, wild plum, Carolina buckthorn. Unusual plants, such as devil’s walking stick, rattlesnake master, meadow beauty, wild hydrangea and hoary vervain will also be sold.
Information: (479) 644-4294.
The monthly meeting of the Fleet Reserve Association and Auxiliary will be held on at 2 p.m. May 20 at the Western Sizzlin’ on U.S. Hwy. 412 in Springdale.
Information: (479) 841-4856 or (479) 640-7912.
The Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Support Group will meet at 2 p.m. May 20 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. The educational meeting will be at 1 p.m. The subject for the meeting will be a question and answer session.
This supportive and educational group, Viviendo con Cáncer, is for adult Hispanic patients, caregivers, families and friends coping with any type of cancer. All group communication will be in Spanish. The group meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. May 21 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave.in Springdale.
Information: (479) 361-5847.
Ozark Hill Hikers
The Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, are offering a 5K or 10K paved walk through woods and neighborhoods in Siloam Springs May 23. Meet at Phillips 66, 1295 N. Mount Olive St. in Siloam Springs between 9 and 9:30 a.m. The walk begins at 9:30 a.m. at Bob Henry Park.
Stage IV support
Hope Cancer Resources offers a support group for men and women living with any type of stage IV cancer. This month’s meeting is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 25 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. Members must RSVP.
Information: (479) 361-5847.
David Gould, director of the Plymouth Massachusetts Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs, will be one of the featured speakers at the Ozark Environmental Conversation from 6 to 8 p.m. June 6 at the Arvest Conference Center, North Main Street and Legion Lane in Bentonville.
Gould will share Plymouth’s experience with removal of obsolete dams that powered America’s early industry along that city’s Town Brook. He will be joined by Kat Hoenke, spatial ecologist with the Southeast Aquatic Resources Partnership, and Raven Lawson, watershed protection manager with Central Arkansas Water, who will give an update on dam removal in the southeast United States and the Maumelle River in Arkansas. Ozark Environmental Conversations are organized by The Friends of Little Sugar Creek and The Ozark Society Sugar Creek Chapter with support from Patagonia. The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served.
Information: (479) 366-3068 or email bethkeck firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bella Vista Garden Club will hold their 2018 Garden Party from 4 to 8 p.m. June 8 at Simple Pleasures, 13718 Rothbury Drive in Bella Vista. Held in cooperation with the city of Bella Vista and the Bella Vista POA, the event will feature local artists, music, appetizers, wine, raffles, a silent auction and more. Tickets may be purchased for $15 at POA Member Services, Bella Vista Arvest Bank locations, Audrey’s Resale Boutique and from Garden Club members.
Information: BellaVistaGardenClub.com or (479) 855-0203.
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