Club news with hiking club, music club and gardeners


The Rotary Club of Fayetteville will meet in person at Mermaids Restaurant at 11:45 a.m. on September 1. The program will be given by Jessica Kowalski, director of the Arkansas Archeological Survey.

A live zoom is available for the meeting, if you don’t feel comfortable coming in person. Please email the club for the link.

Information: Email [email protected]

Civil war

The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. September 1 at the Bella Vista Historical Museum, 1880 Bella Vista Way.

The program will focus on “Jesse James, the man, the myth and the legend”, presented by Jim Ervin of St. Louis.

Prior to the reunion, there will be a screening of the 1939 film “Jesse James”, which starred Henry Fonda and Tyrone Power and was filmed in McDonald County, Mo. The film will be screened in the museum’s Cooper Room. The film begins at 4:30 p.m. and the public is invited to bring a dinner to eat during the viewing.

Information: [email protected]

Hill N Dale

The Hill N Dale Hiking Club will be hiking September 6 near Siloam Springs at City Lake Park and the Wango Tango Trail. This is a 4.4 mile loop hike.

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



Harpist Jane Powell will perform on September 6 at the September meeting of the Andante Music Club. Lunch will be offered at noon and the concert will follow at 1 p.m. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista.

Information: or email [email protected]


The next meeting of the Benton County Master Gardeners will begin at 6 p.m. on September 6 with a social hour at 5:30 p.m. The topic is Monarch Butterfly Migration.

Meetings are open to the public and are held at the Church of Christ of Bentonville, 816 NW Eighth St. in Bentonville.

Master gardeners are volunteers who are trained in horticulture and share their training by participating in community projects.


Christian women

The Christian Women’s Connection brunch will be at 9 a.m. September 14 at Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. in Bella Vista.

Guest speaker will be Sandy Moore on “My Sunflower Journey” and special feature will be Ron East, “Woodworking Artisan.”

Breakfast is $10, and reservations and/or cancellations are essential by noon on September 9. [email protected]


Ozark Literacy Council is hosting a welcome week and looking for adults interested in joining their clubs. During community meetings and conversations, learners, volunteers and staff come together to learn and get to know each other while sharing skills and stories.

Clubs include the Chat and Knit Conversation Club, which meets from noon to 2 p.m. on September 14; the Chat and Dance Club, which meets from 2-3 p.m. on September 14; and the Communit-tea Conversations, which meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on September 15.

Information: or email [email protected]


The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America recently held its bi-monthly dinner at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant in Fayetteville. Record turnout from members, spouses and guests enjoyed a social hour, buffet dinner and presentations from the Regional National Cemetery Improvement Corporation, the Girls’ State of Arkansas chapter-supported representative l summer, and “Hollywood in the Ozarks.” Chapter President, US Army Col. Bob Crawford (Retired), introduced 23 new members, spouses and guests during the program.

The MOAA Chapter is open to former active duty and retired officers and non-commissioned officers of the United States Armed Forces of all components (Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, Space Force, and Guardsmen). coasts, as well as the Public Health Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). The chapter’s community service projects include a veterans scholarship program, teaching history and American flag etiquette to more than 4,000 fifth graders in northwest Arkansas, the expansion of Fayetteville National Cemetery, the sponsorship of an Arkansas Girls and Boys State Representative each year, and the nationally recognized mentorship program with ROTC departments of the Army and Air Force at the University of Arkansas.

Information: Email [email protected]

Members of the Northwestern Arkansas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America enjoy a fellowship during a pre-dinner social hour at their bi-monthly meeting at Mermaids Seafood Restaurant. (Courtesy picture)
Photo St. Bernard Charity Bingo presented a check in the amount of $1,000 to the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Pictured are (left to right) Kim Brunner and Irma Cantu Holasek receive Marilyn Beveridge’s check from St. Bernard’s. Charity Bingo is played at 6:30 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at St. Bernard’s Hall in Bella Vista. There is a snack bar available, and all are welcome to come and play. (Courtesy picture)

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