Military officers, quilters, hikers and more

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computer club

The Bella Vista Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m. on October 10 at the Highland Crossings Center, Room 1001, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. The program will be “Q&A: Expert Panel”, an opportunity to submit your IT questions to our panel. If our panel doesn’t know the answer, someone else in the audience can. Questions will be accepted from the floor or can be submitted in advance by email to [email protected]

This will be an in-person meeting with Zoom simulcast.

The following courses are currently scheduled for October:

• October 18: Basic Computer Security, Part 1, with Justin Sell, 2-4 p.m.

• October 26: Building a Password Manager Using Excel, with Pete Opland, 9-11 a.m.

The next help clinics will take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon on October 19 and November 5.

Information: (479) 696-8867 or bvcomputerclub.org.

GDR

The Lovely Purchase Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, meets at 10 a.m. on the second Monday of each month in the chapel of the First Methodist Church of Bella Vista, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista.

The October 10 meeting will feature guest speaker LaNita McKinney, who will present a program on the DAR protocol.

The DAR is a patriotic organization for women passionate about community service, the preservation of history and the education of children, as well as honoring and supporting those who serve our nation. Visitors are welcome. Social time starts at 9:30 a.m.

Information: (479) 876-2441.

Letter Writers

The Northwest Arkansas Letter Writing Group meets the second Tuesday of every month in the Bella Vista Public Library Conference Room. This month, the group will meet at 4 p.m. on October 11. There will be an exchange of postcards and all are invited to attend.

Information: Email Pat at [email protected]

Hill N Dale

Hill N Dale Hiking Club will be walking October 12 to Hawksbill Crag / Whitaker Point. This is a 3 mile round trip hike. It is also possible to hike to Amber Falls and Compton’s Double Falls (2.5 miles of bushland round trip) or Lost Valley (2 miles round trip).

Interested hikers can contact Trail Boss Bev Munstermann at (479) 721-2193 or [email protected]

Information: bvhikingclub.com.

calico cutouts

The Calico Cut-Ups Quilt Guild of Bella Vista will present its second annual online quilt auction from 8 a.m. on October 12 until 8 p.m. on October 19. Guild members are offering over 100 new quilted items for auction. Items will be available for preview prior to the start of the auction as they are added to the website at getabidauctions.com/calicocutups.

Calico Cut-Ups is an educational and charitable organization. The primary focus is education, and proceeds from this auction will be used to fund the annual scholarship fund, the annual Kids’ Kamp, charitable donations, and monthly educational programs and workshops.

Information: Email [email protected]

NARFE

Bella Vista Chapter 1547, National Active and Retired Federal Employees, will meet at 10 a.m. Oct. 14 in the Community Room at First Community Bank, 21196 US 71 South in Pineville, Mo., just past Walmart and McDonald’s.

The meeting will feature Arkansas Blue Cross & Blue Shield Federal Employee Representative Shelly Henderson. She will notify members of any changes to federal employee health benefit programs prior to the annual opening season.

President Ron Lambert will present Distinguished Certificates and Pins to Distinguished Members in attendance. There will be pastries and bottled water offered. You can also bring your own drink. All current and retired federal employees and their spouses are welcome.

Information: (479) 855-1676.

Parts and patches

Rogers’ Pieces ‘n Patches Quilt Club will be hosting a two-day garage sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. October 21-22 at Grace United Methodist Church, 1801 S. Dixieland Road. The sale will include household items, books, magazines, fabrics and craft items.

Information: Email [email protected]

MOAA

The Northwestern Arkansas Chapter, Military Officers Association of America is hosting its October Dinner Meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant, 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. A social hour will begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $30 per person and casual dress is recommended.

Chapter members, spouses and guests, as well as anyone eligible for membership, are invited. Membership is open to those who hold or have held a warrant or commission in any component of the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Force Space, Coast Guard, Public Health Service, or National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and their surviving spouses.

The guest speaker will be legendary Arkansas Razorbacks baseball coach Norm DeBriyn.

In addition, attendees will hear updates from Chapter Board members on the myriad of programs the organization is pursuing, such as the Veterans Scholarship Program, National Cemetery Expansion of Fayetteville, teaching the history and etiquette of the American flag to more than 4,000 fifth graders in northwest Arkansas, and the nationally recognized mentorship program with Army and Air Force ROTC programs at the University of Arkansas.

MOAA is a non-profit, politically non-partisan veterans association of more than 350,000 members dedicated to maintaining a strong national defense and ensuring that our nation meets its commitments to all members currently in service, retirees and former uniformed services, and their families and survivors. The Northwest Arkansas Chapter actively supports these initiatives.

RSVP is requested by October 12.

Information: Email [email protected]

Fayetteville/Springdale Elks Lodge No. 1987 recently hosted a children’s fishing tournament. The theme for the derby was “Addicted to fishing, not drugs”. Twenty children and 25 adults were present. The pond was stocked by the Department of Game and Fisheries before the start of the derby. The winners were Hudson Lawrence, the biggest fish caught; Luna Powers, the smallest fish caught; Madeline Willis, most fish caught; Rowan Nichols, the smallest fish caught; Cade Wright, most fish caught; and Collyns Gregory, the largest fish caught. Each participant received a t-shirt, a drug awareness coloring book and a small piece of fishing equipment provided by the hunting and fishing department. Presenting the awards and wearing the T-shirts, Sebastian Kelly, Rocco Kelly, Hudson Lawrence and Eisley Lawrence. (Courtesy photos)
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