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story.lead_photo.caption NWA Democrat-Gazette/ KEITH BRYANT A bluebird house used for roughly 20 years is now retired and on display at the Bella Vista Historical Museum as part of an exhibit highlighting the Bella Vista Bluebird Society, one of the community's volunteer groups that have set up bluebird houses across the golf courses. Anyone interested in joining the Bluebird Society can find out more at


Marion Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet at 11 a.m. Jan. 12 at Mermaids Restaurant, 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Lunch is $13.

Information: (479) 790-1153 or email


The Democratic Party of Benton County will meet at 6 p.m. Jan. 13 at Mimi's Cafe, 2105 S. Promenade Blvd. in Rogers. The business meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.

Information: (479) 381-7443 or


The Bella Vista Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 13 in Room 1001 on the lower level of the Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. The program will be "Going Paperless," discussing how to convert home records from paper to digital format. This is a presentation provided to BVCC from a recent Association of PC User Groups virtual conference. Club meetings are free and open to the public.

The next scheduled classes will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Jan. 15 on the topic "Computer Security for Regular People: Part 1," presented by Justin Sell, owner of Bella Vista Computer Services; 9-11 a.m. Jan. 21 on "Slow PC? Let's Upgrade or Buy New," with Pete Opeland; and 9-11 a.m. Jan. 23 on "Why, When and How to Backup Your C Drive," with Opeland.

BVCC also has a genealogy special interest group that meets at 10 a.m. Jan. 18.



Fayetteville Newcomers Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 13 at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 2925 N. Old Missouri Road in Fayetteville.

This month's presentation will be "Achieving Success in 2020: Discover the Power of Habits and Energy Management."

Laurie Malloy founded Simple Spaces LLC in 2010 in Northwest Arkansas. She is a speaker, trainer and credentialed coach through the International Coach Federation. She is also a Golden Circle Member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals. Malloy enjoys one-on-one and group coaching with entrepreneurs and individuals seeking intentional change, motivation and direction in their careers or personal lives. She embraces simplicity and organization and loves sharing this passion with others.

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

Information: or email


The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will meet at 2 p.m. Jan. 13 at Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road in Springdale.

Agenda topics include a review of 2019 and the upcoming 2020 calendar, advocacy updates and scheduling of future events.

Information: (479) 202-3749.


Ozark Mountains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, will meet Jan. 16.

Junelle Mongno, Arkansas DAR state regent, will be the guest speaker, and anyone interested in joining the DAR is welcome.

Information: Email for location.


The Rotary Club of Fayetteville will meet at noon Jan. 16 at Mermaids, 2217 N. College Ave., in Fayetteville. The guest speaker will be Kathy French from Vera Lloyd Presbyterian Home, a foster care/group home.


Hill Hikers

The Ozark Hill Hikers Walking Club will hold a short presentation for people interested in hiking and new members to the club at 12:30 p.m. Jan. 16 at the Presbyterian Church of Bella Vista, 1990 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista.

Learn what volkssporting is and how to participate in the AVA's achievement programs, earning prizes for events and distances completed. After the orientation, stay for the club's regular meeting to hear about upcoming walking events. Please RSVP by Jan. 15.

Information: Email


The Orchid Society of the Ozarks will meet at 1:30 p.m. Jan. 19 at Northwest Technical Institute, 709 S. Old Missouri Road in Springdale. Annual dues are $10, and the public is welcome.

The objective of the society is to stimulate interest in orchids and their culture. There are monthly judging displays, and monthly raffles offer affordable orchids and supplies for new and experienced growers.

Information: (479) 310-9444 or

Civil War

The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Jan. 26 in the General Store at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 118 W. Johnson Ave. in Springdale. The program will be presented by J. Harris Moore, who will speak on "The Experiences Of A Black Confederate."

The program is free, and the meeting is open to anyone with an interest in Civil War history.

Information: (479) 936-4663.

Garden Club

The Bella Vista Garden Club will begin its monthly meeting with coffee and pastries at 9:30 a.m. Jan. 22 at the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. The meeting will follow at 10 a.m.

Garden club members Geri Hoerner and Beth Kastl will speak about gardens in London. Master Gardener Tony LiCausi will provide one-on-one gardening information immediately following the regular meeting. Visitors are welcome to attend.

Information: Judy Jeffrey at (515) 371-0701.


The Bella Vista Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its bi-monthly membership meeting Jan. 28 at Papa Mike's Restaurant at the Kingsdale Golf Club in Bella Vista. The guest speaker, Nelson Peacock, will speak on the "Northwest Arkansas Economic Council's Purpose, Role, Plans and Future" outlook for the region.

Peacock is president and CEO of the Council.

Social hour begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 6 p.m. A buffet dinner catered by Papa Mike's is $15 per person. Please make reservations through Jon Boswell at Members and guests are welcome to attend as are current and former military officers of the Armed Forces and the U.S. Coast Guard.


NAN Profiles on 01/12/2020

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