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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo The Springdale Downtown Kiwanis Club recently received its charter to be recognized as a Kiwanis Club. Shown is Missouri Arkansas District Governor Gary Baker as he presents the charter to new Club President Missha Waggoner. The new club will meet each third Thursday evening. Information:


The James Bright Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 in Bentonville. The speaker will be Debra Lewis, who will promote awareness of Constitution Week, which is observed Sept. 17-23. This is an annual commemoration of the living document that upholds and protects the freedoms central to the American way of life.

Information: email or


Fayetteville Newcomers Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sept. 9 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 N. Old Missouri Road in Fayetteville for coffee, refreshments and a monthly program.

The service project this year is Magdalene Serenity House. April Bachrodt is the executive director of Magdalene Serenity House and will be the guest speaker for the monthly meeting. She holds a doctorate in social work with expertise in working with women who have experienced trauma, violence and addiction.

Newcomers to the area as well as established residents are invited.

Information: or email

Legion 341

Bella Vista's American Legion Post 341's general membership meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the meeting hall at 1889 Bella Vista Way in Bella Vista.

Information: (479) 268-5090 or


The Democratic Party of Benton County will meet at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Mimi's Cafe, 2105 S. Promenade Blvd. in Rogers. The guest speaker will be Laura Kellams, Northwest Arkansas director of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families.

Information: (479) 381-7443 or


Blood Cancers Group, a supportive and educational group for adult patients, caregivers, families and friends coping with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, MDS or other blood cancers, will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at at 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. Reservations are appreciated.

Information: (479) 361-5847.

Up In Arms

Up In Arms quilt guild will meet at noon Sept. 11 at Southside Church, 919 S. Dixieland Road in Rogers.

The program will be a recap and sharing about the workshop with Judy Irish. The program chairman will present a challenge to be completed over the next year. Bring show and tell and any long-arm questions.

Visitors are welcome.

Information: (972) 978-4488.


The Rotary Club of Fayetteville will meet at noon Sept. 12 at Mermaids, 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. The guest speaker will be Rotary District 6110 Gov. Rolf Hufnagel.


VFW 2952

VFW Post 2952 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St. in Springdale, and the meeting will follow at 7 p.m. There will be updates for the veterans that the post supports: NWA Veterans Court Mentor Program, Springdale Veterans Memorial and Dinners for Veterans. All veterans and their families are invited to attend.

Information: (479) 601-5539.


The Marion Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at Mermaids Restaurant, 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Lunch is $13.

The program will be "DAR Shines a Light on: Arkansas State Teacher Winner Justin Keen/The Constitution." Membership renewals are due, and chapter yearbooks may be picked up at the meeting.

Information: (479) 790-1153 or email


The Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Sept. 14 at Shiloh Meeting Hall in Springdale. The program will be a review of Midwest Weavers Conference and methods of warping a four-color warp. Guests are welcome.



The Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Support Group is offered to anyone with an ostomy, preparing for an ostomy or caring for someone with an ostomy, and meets from 2 to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale.



The Orchid Society of the Ozarks will host the annual orchid auction, opening for preview at noon on Sept. 15 with the auction starting at 1 p.m. at Northwest Technical Institute, 709 S. Old Missouri Road in Springdale.

The objective of the society is to stimulate interest in orchids and their culture. Now is a great time to join OSO as they have growers offering educational talks and quality plants for sale at both the October and November meetings at 1:30 p.m. on the third Sunday of each month, also at NTI in Springdale.

Monthly judging displays often include 30 to 40 blooming plants, while monthly raffles offer affordable orchids and supplies for new and experienced growers.

Information: (479) 310-9444 or


Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery (CLIMB), a six-week class, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. beginning Sept. 16. CLIMB is a Children's Treehouse Foundation family support group that helps children ages 6-12 cope with and share feelings about a parent or loved one who has cancer. Children meet in one group while parents meet separately so that they may discuss their own concerns in a mature environment. Class is held at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale.

Information: (479) 361-5847.


The Bella Vista Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet beginning at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at Concordia Retirement Center main building, 1 Concordia Drive in Bella Vista. The guest speaker will be Dr. Robert McAfee, administrator of Arkansas Citizens' Climate League. McAfee has been engaged in environmental education with an emphasis on climate change since 1976 when he completed his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin. He taught climatology at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He will speak for about 30 minutes on global warming and climate change.

Social hour will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 6 p.m. A buffet dinner catered by Concordia is $15 per person. Make reservations as space is limited. Members and guests are welcome to attend as are current and former military officers of the Armed Forces and the U.S. Coast Guard. Members are encouraged to bring friends and families to this presentation, regardless of their military affiliation.

Information and reservations: Email

Hill Hikers

The Ozark Hill Hikers Walking Club is hosting a 5K and a 10K walk Sept. 28 in Huntsville. The public is invited to attend. Registration for the walk will be at the gazebo at the Main Street Memorial Park from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be a fee of $2 per person to cover costs. The fee also includes water, snacks and a raffle ticket. Walks must be completed by 3 p.m. Each registered walker will be given written directions and a map to follow the walk routes planned by the club.


NAN Profiles on 09/08/2019

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