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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo On Jan. 22, Bella Vista P.E.O. chapter CD celebrated the 150th anniversary of the inception of P.E.O. with a luncheon for its members at St. Theodore Episcopal Church. The chapter celebrated the advancement of women, the education of women and the motivation of women to achieve their highest aspirations. Prior to lunch being served, the women viewed a documentary film telling about how the sisterhood was begun in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, on Jan. 21, 1869, at Iowa Wesleyan College. Sue Williams, CD social committee chairwoman, reported that $2,084,031 has been distributed in the form of scholarships, grants, awards and loans to date in 2018 alone. Pictured are the members attending the luncheon in Bella Vista.


The Fayetteville Newcomers Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 11 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 N. Old Missouri Road in Fayetteville, for refreshments and a monthly program.

The program this month, "Management of Natural Resources," features guest speaker Vickey Johnson of the Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalist organization. Johnson will present a program describing the organization's mission of developing a cooperative of well-educated volunteers for outreach and providing service dedicated to the management of natural resources and natural areas within the community. This organization partnerships with several environmental agencies, state parks and educational organizations.

Newcomers to the area and established residents are invited to attend.

Information: or email

Post 341

Bella Vista's American Legion General Membership meeting for Post 341 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at 1889 Bella Vista Way in Bella Vista.

In addition to meetings, the Post hosts several events, including Coffee with the Commander for members on the first and third Saturday mornings of each month. On the second and fourth Saturday mornings, a breakfast buffet is open to members and the public.

Lunches are served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday through Friday each week. These lunches feature a casual-themed menu available to members as well as the public.

Additionally, the Post hosts Taco Tuesday each week followed by Fish Friday. Wednesday nights are devoted to trivia contests with Thursday nights featuring karaoke. All events are open to members and the public.

Saturday evenings are dance nights, open again to members and the public starting at 7 p.m. These events feature local musical groups. Food on Saturday evenings is limited to hamburgers and accompaniments, which are available from 4 to 7 p.m.

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

Information: (479) 268-5090 or


The Bella Vista Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 11 in Room 1001 on the lower level of Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. Joel Ewing, BVCC president, will present "Does Windows 10 Have Privacy Issues?"

Club meetings are free and open to the public. The yearly membership is $20 for the first member in a household and $10 for each additional member in the same household. There are three ways to join the BVCC: in person at any monthly meeting, in person at any Help Clinic or class session or by mail at any time of the month. The mailing address and application can be found under contents at the website.

Benefits of club membership include free classes on computer topics selected by the club, free remote online support at other times, and free help for any computerized device at twice-monthly Open House Help Clinic sessions.

The February class will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19. "Computer Security for Regular People, Part 2" will be presented by Justin Sell. The March classes will be "Slow PC? Let's Upgrade or Buy" presented by BVCC member Pete Opland from 9 to 11 a.m. March 13, and "Computer Security for Regular People: Part 1" presented by Justin Sell from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 19.Advance registration is required to attend classes. The computer security classes do not need to be taken in order.

Open House Help Clinic sessions are a free service for club members. They are held from 9 a.m. to noon the first Saturday and the third Wednesday of each month in BVCC's Training Center at The Highlands Crossings Center, Suite 208. Help Clinic will be Feb. 20 and the first March Help Clinic is March 2.

BVCC also has a Genealogy Special Interest Group that will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 16.


VFW 2952

VFW Post 2952 will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 14 at St. Thomas Church in Springdale for a meal, with a meeting to follow at 7 p.m.All combat veterans are welcome to attend, and the auxiliary would like to invite dependents, wives, daughters, sons and grandchildren. The meal will be catered, and an RSVP is required.

Josh Medina, from the Washington County Veterans Service Center, will have the mobile service van available prior to the meal to help and/or advise any veteran with questions regarding benefits. No appointment is necessary.

Information: Email


The Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale, for the educational meeting. The regular meeting will start at 2 p.m., and the subject of the meeting will be problem solving.


Fleet Reserve

The monthly meeting of the Fleet Reserve Association and Auxiliary will be held at 2 p.m. Feb. 17 at Western Sizzlin' on U.S. 412 in Springdale.

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


The Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas will hold a class on "Monitor and Printer Calibration" from 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 19 at the PSNWA Gallery & Studio, 207 N.E. Second St. in Bentonville. Photographer Tim Johnson will demonstrate how to properly adjust your printer and monitor to remove color casts from photos and produce the best prints possible. The class is free to PSNWA members and $10 for nonmembers.

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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 loved one who has cancer. The next group will meet every Monday from 5:30 to 7 p.m. March 25 until April 29 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. Members must RSVP by March 11 to attend.

Information: (479) 361-5847.


The Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club meet from 1 to 3 p.m. each Thursday in the craft room at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. The club has around 50 members -- both men and women -- and welcomes anyone interested in learning the art of woodcarving or wood burning.

The club offers instruction in soap carving to children, and there are good carvers willing to teach various talents in the art for carving and wood burning.

The club will be having an "Artistry in Wood Show" in July, and invites artists from other clubs to participate. There will be carvings for sale and show, and the club is currently looking for a chain saw carver to demonstrate that art.

Information: (479) 426-8409 or

Art & Hope

Hope Cancer Resources offers a six-week art group for patients with any type of cancer. Members will create a collage of their personal cancer journey. A light meal and all supplies needed for the project will be provided. The next group will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday from March 21 until April 25 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. RSVP is required by March 11.

Information: (479) 361-5847.

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NAN Profiles on 02/10/2019

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