The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Bella Vista Historical Museum, 1885 Bella Vista Way. The program will be given by Kerry Jones, a National Park Service interpreter at Pea Ridge National Military Park, who will tell the stories of “Eight Ordinary Soldiers at the Battle of Pea Ridge.”
The meeting is open to anyone interested in the history of the American Civil War. There is no admission, but donations are welcome.
Information: Email [email protected]
The Bella Vista Area Amateur Radio Club will meet at 7 p.m. May 5 at the Northwest Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy, 3424 S. Downum Road in Springdale. Meetings are held on the first Thursday of each month. FCC licensing exams are conducted in Bella Vista and Springdale.
Radio amateurs and potential radio amateurs from northwestern Arkansas, northeastern Oklahoma and southwestern Missouri are welcome.
Information: bellavistaradioclub.org or (479) 530-0967.
Hill N Dale
The Hill N Dale Hiking Club will be hiking May 10 at Devil’s Den State Park. Participants will hike to Moonshiners Cave (one mile return) and Devil’s Den Trail including the Wilderness Junction and Primitive Campground Loop (total 3.8 miles) .
Hikers will meet at the Moonshiner’s Cave trailhead at 9 am. This trailhead can be found using Google Maps.
Interested hikers can contact Bev Munstermann, trail manager, at (479) 721-2193 or [email protected]
The Sugar Creek Astronomical Society, an amateur astronomy club based in northwest Arkansas, will celebrate Astronomy Week with a solar observation at Siloam Springs Farmers Market and George Washington Carver National Monument; a Moon Watch at Hobbs State Park; and Astronomy Day at the club meeting on May 10.
There are activities planned for all ages, and more activities are being added. Watch for details at www.sugarcreek.space or facebook.com/SugarCreekAstro.
For further information: President Bill Murphy at (479) 855-7180.
The Northwest Arkansas Letter Writing Group meets the second Tuesday of each month. The next meeting will be May 10 at 4:00 p.m. in the Bella Vista Public Library Conference Room. All are invited to come and learn more about preserving the art of letter writing.
Information: Contact Pat at [email protected]
The Christian Women’s Connection Brunch will be held at 9 a.m. May 11 at New Life Church, 103 Riordan Road in Bella Vista. The speaker will be Carolyn Davis-Rohlin, “Bound and Broken to New Creation.” The special feature will be by Pat Duncan, “A More Beautiful You”.
Breakfast is $10 and reservations and/or cancellations are essential by 5 p.m. May 6.
This program is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministry.
Information: (479) 366-7562, (479) 381-6516 or email [email protected]
The creative artists of Ozark will meet at 9 a.m. May 14 at the Forest Hills Baptist Church, 1702 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista.
Betty Blakeley will teach a class on how to paint a St. Patrick’s Day plaque in acrylics. The project will be painted on a 13 inch diameter piece of wood or plaque provided by the individual. Participants are invited to coat the bottom of their wood or plate in light green before the lesson. Other paints will be provided. Bring a container of water, paper towels, a small, medium, and large paddle brush, and a liner brush. Also bring a black and gold permanent marker. Blakeley will provide several designs in a few different sizes to share.
Meeting attendees are encouraged to display their paintings for other artists to view. Members are asked to bring items that are no longer of interest to the reassignment table.
Ozark’s creative artists offer community service projects, such as painting memory boxes for hospitals and supporting the Benton County Women’s Shelter. Painters of all levels make up the organization. If you would like to participate, text Lynda at (262) 308-4454.