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The Alzheimer’s Association has support groups for caregivers throughout the state of Arkansas, including two newly formed groups in Fayetteville and Harrison. Join them monthly at 11 a.m. on the third Thursday at Springwoods Behavioral Health in Fayetteville or at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday at the Boone County Library in Harrison.

Support groups provide a place to share valuable information such as caregiving tips and concerns throughout the Alzheimer’s journey.

Information: (800) 272-3900.


Hope Cancer Resources offers a new support group for patients who have completed treatment for any type of cancer within the past two years. “Empower Your Recovery” is a five-week program that provides support and education for living beyond cancer, after treatment ends. The group will meet every Friday for five weeks beginning mid-February. RSVP is required.

Information: (479) 361-5847.


The Rotary Club of Bentonville will host the third annual International Women’s Day Community Celebration to recognize and celebrate the empowerment of women from 8 to 10 a.m. March 7 at the Old High Middle School auditorium, 406 N.W. Second Bentonville.

Proceeds support the Rotary Scholarship Fund, providing community scholarships to students in our community for more than 40 years.

Information: or nwawomens


The Modern Quilt Guild of Northwest Arkansas will meet at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Rogers Historical Museum Annex, 120 W. Poplar St. in Rogers. Suzanne Kittrell, an accomplished artist who also works in media other than fabric, will present the program.

Information: OfNwa.


The Photographic Society of Northwest Arkansas is offering a beginning digital photography workshop from 1 to 5 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 at the PSNWA Gallery and Studios, 207 NE Second St. in Bentonville. The cost for this two-part workshop is $40 per session for members and $50 for nonmembers. The workshop will cover basic photographic skills and techniques and is ideal for beginners or those who want to improve their basic skills and knowledge of photography, and you can sign up for one or both sessions.

The class will include hands-on photography work in downtown Bentonville, weather permitting.

Information: www.psn or email khj58@sbc


Suzi Parron will present the program “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement” at the meeting of Quilters United in Learning Together at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St. in Springdale.

Parron’s program will take the audience on a trip through the history of barn quilts and includes many photos of barn quilts. She will also hold a workshop on Feb. 24.

Information: quiltguild or email


The Orchid Society of the Ozarks will meet at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 at Northwest Technical Institute, 709 S. Old Missouri Road in Springdale, and will feature Nathan Bell, an American Orchid Society judge from College of the Ozarks in Springfield, Mo.

Bell will review American Orchid Society show classification numbers for various genera in preparation for the March 3-5 show at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

The objective of the society is to stimulate interest in orchids and their culture. Monthly raffles for members and occasional public auctions offer affordable orchids and supplies for new and experienced growers.

Information: (479) 619-4310 or


The Sugar Creek Model Railroad and Historical Society will host the 14th annual Model Train Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 25 at the Holiday Inn Northwest Arkansas Convention Center in Springdale.

There will be more than 40 vendors from three states with train layouts, modeling demonstrations, door prizes and a grand prize drawing for two free round trip tickets on A&M Railroad.

Information: trainshow- or email


Members of the Northwest Arkansas chapter of Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae celebrated Founders Day Feb. 4 at the Springdale Country Club.

President Susie Baker and treasurer Helene Wommack encouraged all Northwest Arkansas Theta alumnae to sign up for their charity, Court Appointed Special Advocates, based in Springdale, which supports community volunteers helping every abused or neglected child in the United States to be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrive.

In 1870 Kappa Alpha Theta was the first fraternity founded for university women.

Information: Email


The Bella Vista Travel Club will hold a meeting at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. Members will be going over some of the trips that they are planning for 2017 and 2018, such as the Maritime Coastal Wonders of Nova Scotia, which a guest speaker will discuss.

Information: (479) 876-6729 or


Auditions will be held for “This Is My Brave: The Show” from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the Bentonville Public Library, 405 S. Main St.

Individuals who have struggled with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disorder, suicide attempts, autism spectrum, schizophrenia and others are encouraged to craft an artistic piece and tell their story in essay, poetry, original music or comedy. Caregivers are also encouraged to tell their side of the story. All ages are welcome to express their stories. Due to the nature of some stories, the show often carries a PG rating.

The show will be co- directed by Lauren Levine and April Brown.

Information: or calendly. com/lauren-levine/this-ismy-brave-auditions/ 02-11-2017.



The Beaver Watershed Alliance is seeking volunteers for the Richland Creek Cleanup to be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Richland Creek is a tributary to Beaver Lake which provides drinking water for more than 500,000 people in Northwest Arkansas.

Volunteer check-in begins at 9 a.m. at the Goshen Community Building, 244 Clark St. in Goshen. Following check-in, volunteers will fan out to various locations along the river and clean up targeted areas. After the cleanup, volunteers will return to Goshen Community Building where they will be served a lunch provided by Weichert Realtors-The Griffin Company and will have the chance to win door prized provided by event sponsors.

All participants will be supplied with trash bags, maps to cleanup locations and gloves. This event is open to families, church groups, scout groups, civic clubs, students and people of all ages. Volunteers can also conduct the cleanup by boat; put-in and take-out information will be available.

Information: (479) 750-8007 or email



The WestArk RSVP, a local organization of volunteers 55 years of age or older, is proud to partner with the IRS to offer Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) services. This is the tenth year free tax assistance has been available from RSVP members. Last year WestArk VITA/TCE volunteers prepared and electronically filed 14% of the free VITA federal tax returns in Arkansas.

IRS certified VITA/TCE volunteers receive training to help prepare free basic federal and state (Arkansas and Oklahoma) income tax returns and also offer free electronic filing. Income limit for free tax assistance is $54,000 unless you or your spouse: is 60 or older, or received unemployment compensation in 2015, or is currently unemployed, or is active duty military.

For a complete list of locations visit

Information: (479) 783-4155.