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by NWA DemocrAt-GAzette | August 1, 2021 at 1:00 a.m.

Police Department plans Night Out fun

BELLA VISTA -- Members of the Bella Vista Police Department are preparing for the annual National Night Out from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at Kingsdale Pavilion outside Riordan Hall.

The public is invited to spend time with local police officers and enjoy free food, music, kids fingerprinting, K9 demonstrations, a drunk driving simulator and more. People will have the opportunity to explore a police car -- lights, sirens and all -- and the Animal Control truck. A misting tent will also be provided.

Children can bring bikes and helmets to join the BVPD Bike Patrol Unit for a bike rodeo. Also, this year, thanks to the Pedal it Forward organization, attendees can enter their children's names in drawings for multiple bike giveaways.

To beat the heat, the Bella Vista Property Owners Association will allow public admission to the Kingsdale Pool from 5-8 p.m. for $1.

For more information, call the Police Department at 479-855-3771.

Bella Vista Community Band to play

BELLA VISTA -- The Bella Vista Community Concert Band's schedule for the remainder of 2021 is shown below. Concerts (except the last two) are scheduled at Blowing Springs, with food available from Prime Cut.

• Tuesday at 7 p.m.

• Aug. 17 at 7 p.m.

• Sept. 6 at 6:45 p.m.

• Sept. 26 at 3 p.m. at Methodist Church (tentative)

• Dec. 11 at 3 p.m. at Bella Vista Community Church

Call Shari Ogburn at 918-688-3582 for additional information.

International Food Festival set

BELLA VISTA -- The Aug. 14 offering of the United Lutheran Church (100 Cooper Road, Bella Vista) Annual Village International Food Festival is Italian cuisine. It will serve food via "drive-up" service from 4-6 p.m. Call the church office at 479-855-1325 for reservations. The deadline for reservations is Aug. 11. Cost is $12 per meal. Everyone is welcome.

The last event will be held on Oct. 9 with Oktoberfest to host German fare.

Bella Vista Library extends hours

BELLA VISTA -- The library hours have been extended for patrons to be able to enjoy more of the library.

New hours are 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Thursday -- closed from 1-2 p.m.; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday -- closed from 1-2 p.m.; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday.

Weekly in-person storytime begins at 10 a.m. every Friday. This will be hosted in the library's new garden area, weather permitting. Seating is limited, so attendees must register in advance. Registration for each Friday's program will open one week prior to the event through the summer. To register, patrons must come in or call the library at 479-855-1753.

For further information about programs, call the library at 479-855-1753 or visit .

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