Andante Music Club presents a concert


Civil war

The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on February 3 at the Bella Vista Museum, 1885 Bella Vista Way. The program will be presented by Steve Cottrell of Joplin, Mo., on the Battle of Carthage, Mo.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to help with speaker expenses.

Information: (812) 899-2049 or email: [email protected]

music club

Andante Music Club of Bella Vista invites the public to a program on February 1st. Woodwind members Bob Betts, Andrea Schomaker, LeAna Colf, Cynthia Augspurger and Jean Kittelson of the Bella Vista Community Band will play favorites by Cole Porter and George Gershwin. Marilyn Lee, pianist and Andante member, will accompany the ensemble.

The concert will be at 1 p.m. at Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. Mandatory masks and social distancing. Andante is affiliated with the National Federation of Music Clubs. All programs are free and open to the public.

Information: or contact Betty Pierce at [email protected]

Christian women

The Christian Women’s Connection Brunch will be held at 9 a.m. on February 9 at New Life Church, 103 Riordan Road in Bella Vista. The speaker will be Marcia Gillis on “Life’s Healing Choices”. The special feature will be by the Spice & Tea Exchange, “A Valentine Tea.” This program is sponsored by Stonecroft Ministries.

Breakfast is $10 and reservations and/or cancellations are essential by 5 p.m. on February 4.

Reservations: Call Glenda at (479) 366-7562; text Dorothy at (479) 381-6516; or email Jane [email protected]


The monthly meeting of the Benton County Master Gardeners, a group of volunteers who work with the County Extension Office to educate and beautify the local environment, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 8 at 816 NW Eighth St. in Bentonville. The public is welcome.


The Bella Vista Needlework Club meets the first Monday of each month at Riordan Hall. Members work on any needlecraft they like such as knitting, crocheting, beading, cross stitch, embroidery, etc.

There is no registration fee if a POA photo ID is presented at reception. Otherwise, the fee is $2.50. The group fee is only $2 per year and new members are welcome.

For further information: Call Rosalyn at (479) 276-2033.


Monthly meetings of the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society are held the second Tuesday of each month at Waterway Christian Church in Bentonville. Astronomy Fundamentals starts at 6:30 p.m. followed by the general assembly at 7 p.m. The meetings feature a speaker, the constellation of the month and the Astro Fundamentals video. There will be tours afterwards, weather permitting. All ages are welcome.

For further information: Club President Bill Murphy at (479) 855-7180.

Gravette Lions

Randy Cannon was inducted as a new member of the Gravette Lions Club on January 18. He received his pin and certificate of membership from club treasurer Jeff Davis in a ceremony during the club’s regular meeting at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Cannon and Davis are both members of the Old Town String Band and his fellow musician had invited him to join during the club’s “Just Ask One” campaign.

Lions Club meetings are held at 12:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. New members and guests are always welcome. The next regular club meeting will be February 1.

Westside Eagle Observer/SUSAN HOLLAND Randy Cannon (left) smiles as he poses with Lions Club Treasurer Jeff Davis. Davis displays Cannon’s membership certificate presented during an induction ceremony at the Lions Club meeting Tuesday, Jan. 18 at the Billy V. Hall Senior Activity Center. Cannon also received a Lions Club pin and won a prize bag in a Lions Club quiz.
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