Hiking Club, Astronomers, Apple Club, Christian Women


The Andante Music Club of Bella Vista will perform a “Sacred Music” program at 1 p.m. Nov. 1 at Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. Gloria Febro Grilk, Marilyn Lee, Garth Smith and Yvonne Washer will perform hymns and relate biographical material from the composers. The program is free and open to the public.

Andante Music Club is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs, an organization that has promoted the American composer and entertainer since its beginnings in the late 1800s.

Information: andantemusicclub.org or email [email protected]

Civil war

The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on November 3 at the Bella Vista Historical Museum, 1885 Bella Vista Way. The program will be presented by David Todd, who will talk about “Searching for Primary Civil War Documents”.

It will be an insight into gathering information from the letters, diaries, newspaper accounts and official reports written by the generation that lived through this turbulent time. Todd is originally from Rhode Island and moved to northwest Arkansas after retiring from a career in civil engineering. Since he started writing in 2000, he has published 40 projects, including books, short stories and poems.

The meeting is open to the public. There is no charge, but donations are welcome.

Information: email [email protected]

Apple Club

The Bella Vista Apple Computer Users Club will hold its next meeting at 5 p.m. on November 3. The November meeting agenda will cover the iOS 16 operating system for Apple iPhones and other related topics as appropriate.

The Bella Vista Apple Computer Users Club meets at 5:00 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month at the Bella Vista Public Library in the Community Hall. Topics on monthly meeting agendas include tutorials and discussions about Apple software and hardware. These topics include tips for using Apple devices such as iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers.

All levels of experience with Apple devices are welcome.

Information: (479) 899-5531.


The Sugar Creek Astronomical Society’s impromptu group, the Old Timers, will reunite at 7 p.m. on November 3. The session will include an astronomical video and then a panel discussion. Then there will be a sky view on the terrace weather permitting.

The group meets at 7 p.m. on the first Thursday evening of each month at The Plaza, 1 Highlands Crossing Drive in Bella Vista.

Information: Email Paul Anderson at [email protected]

Hill N Dale

Hill N Dale Hiking Club will hike November 4 to White Rock Creek Falls. This is a six mile round trip hike. There will also be the option to hike the White Rock Mountain Rim Trail which is a two mile loop. Additionally, there will be a hike on November 10 on the Elk River Hiking Trail near Independence, Kan. The hike is six miles round trip. The drive to get there is about two hours and 20 minutes each way from Bella Vista.

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

Information: bvhikingclub.com.

Christian women

The Bella Vista Christian Women’s Brunch will be held at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 at the Bella Vista Community Church at 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. Featured will be a prop-style show by Beautiful Lives in Bentonville, and the speaker will be Karen Blankenship of Peculiar, Mo. Her talk will be “This Old House: If Walls Could Talk.”

Breakfast is $10, and reservations and/or cancellations are essential by noon on November 4. For reservations, call Glenda at (479) 366-7562; text Dorothy at (479) 381-6516; or email Marsha at [email protected]

The November Prayer Connection for Bella Vista Christian Women’s Connection will be held at 9 a.m. on November 2 at 34 Stonehaven Drive. Reservations are not necessary.

Master naturalists from northwest Arkansas dressed as Mother Nature and her animal friends of the forest gathered at Hobbs State Park on October 22. They and other master naturalists volunteer at the park’s annual Living Forest event to entertain and educate park visitors, especially children, about wildlife. (Courtesy picture)


Rogers Philanthropic Educational Organization Section U awarded scholarships to two recipients of the PEO National Continuing Education Scholarship Program. Katy Carter (left) is studying political science and social work at the University of Arkansas, and Winnie Milne is studying to become a registered nurse at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Both plan to graduate in 2023. (Photo courtesy)