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The Spirit of Giving Out & About
Holiday Performing Arts
Board Member Q&A
Founding Churches Christmas Services
Celebrating 65 Years
Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director
2019-20 Season at Walton Arts Center Masterworks I: Beethoven’s Violin Concerto NOV. 9, 2019 – 7:30PM Jonathan Newman, Blow It Up, Start Again Beethoven, Violin Concerto Jennifer Frautschi, violin Rachmaninov, Symphonic Dances
SoNA & Walton Arts Center present
The Snowman: A Family Concert DEC. 22, 2019 – 2PM
Experience a very special screening of the award-winning film “The Snowman” as SoNA musicians bring to life the extraordinary score in an afternoon that is sure to enchant your little ones.
A Very SoNA Christmas
Masterworks II: Carmina Burana
DEC. 21, 2019 2PM & 7:30PM
FEB. 1, 2020 – 7:30PM
A mix of holiday favorites featuring the SoNA Singers, area high school and collegiate choruses, and special guest soloists.
Haas, Angelique Orff, Carmina Burana Heather Buck, soprano Jonathan Blalock, tenor Timothy LeFebvre, baritone SoNA Singers, Bentonville High School Chamber Singers, and U of A Children’s Choir
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Masterworks III: Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto MARCH 21, 2020 – 7:30PM Grażyna Bacewicz, Overture for Orchestra Mozart, Clarinet Concerto Trevor Stewart, clarinet Beethoven, Symphony No. 3, Eroica
Masterworks IV: Pictures at an Exhibition MAY 2, 2020 – 7:30PM Aldemaro Romero, Fuga con pajarillo Copland, Four Dance Episodes from Rodeo Mussorgsky/Ravel, Pictures at an Exhibition
sonamusic.org / 479.443.5600
Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Story BTV: The Spirit of Giving 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Linda Priest 9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors
10 Founding Churches Christmas Services 10 BTV Christmas Purse 12 Village Spaces Dining Spaces 14 Village Snapshots 15 Employee Spotlight Aaron Kent 16 Out & About Holiday Performances 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events
20 Board Member Q&A Bernard Madison 21 Foundation News 22 Fitness Table Tennis
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VOL. 8 ISSUE 6 NOVEMBER + DECEMBER 2019
Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Leann Pacheco Sales Counselor Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator
Elise Lorene Marketing Coordinator
PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2019 Council Members John King, President Ron Hanson, Vice President Roy Clinton, Secretary Tim Schatzman, Past President Ellen Compton, Ed Piper, Neely Barnett, Carol Sonnenberg, Charles Sego, Ginger Crippen, Geri Bender, Roy Penney BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Kim Chapman, Vice President Bill Shackelford, Secretary Howard Higgins, Treasurer Kim Brawner, Larry Hanley, Ann Henry, Sara Koenig, Bernard Madison, Mark McNair, David Williams, Jim Wood, Kyle Jenner, Emeritus
From the CEO Bringing the year to an end always holds a tinge of nostalgia. Another year has passed and it was in a blink of an eye. I’ve often heard that as we age, that time goes by faster and faster. I understand that sentiment now more than ever. Now, I look forward to the small moments in time that mean so much. Birthdays, holidays, family visits, vacations and precious time spent with my two grandsons fill my soul rather than watching the proverbial days pass by. During the next two months we will be hustling and bustling at the Village. Our BTV Veterans Recognition program on Nov. 11 is one that always resonates with our residents. So many were in service to our country, and we will take time to honor each and every one. Then, for Thanksgiving, Chef Memo Vaca and his culinary team will turn out a great feast for residents and their families and guests. Speaking of being thankful, we are so lucky that the true spirit of giving resides in the hearts of individuals here at the Village. In this issue of Butterfield LIFE, we highlight a few of the many residents who are making a difference in the lives of others and in the community. I am constantly amazed at the breadth of volunteerism we have at BTV. The spirit of giving is evident not only during the holiday season, but year-round. Finally, December will have us decking the halls as we host our annual Holiday Tour of Homes, followed by the BTV Star-Studded Christmas Party & Dance. I encourage everyone to partake in the joyous programs and events happening at BTV as we bring 2019 to a close and prepare to ring in the New Year.
Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
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Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive LifeCare Retirement Community, BTV offers active older adults worry-free living that is secure, independent and fulfilling – and the freedom to enjoy plentiful activities both inside and outside the Village.
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Tuesday, December 10th
9am to 1pm
Enjoy a self-guided tour of select Butterfield apartments, cottages and village homes, set against the festive backdrop of the Village at Christmas. Refreshments will be served, and greeters will be on hand to help guide and answer questions.
Party & Dance
Saturday, December 14 | 6-9pm BTV Performance Hall A semi-formal evening with a wine bar & fabulous food, music and dance! FEATURING Janet Rutland & the Tulsa Swing Band • Holiday Photo Booth • Delectable Hors d’oeuvres BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Photo by Elise Lorene
BTV: The Spirit of Giving
Ginger Crippen readies items being donated to the EOA Children’s House.
During the holiday season, you might share a meal with close friends or family, attend a worship service, or go shopping on Black Friday. For many at Butterfield, this time of year is about giving.
FOR THE CHILDREN The EOA Children’s House in Springdale is the grateful recipient of a giving campaign directed by one very determined Butterfield resident.
Butterfield is a community with a heart. One look around at the holidays and you’ll see the spirit of giving is alive in a variety of ways. Residents supporting service organizations, volunteering on campus, lending a hand at the Health Care Center, or simply helping their neighbors and friends.
Ginger Crippen has overseen a collection taken up by residents on BTV’s 3rd Floor South to benefit the Children’s House for three years now. At the holidays, Crippen and a carload of her 3rd floor neighbors deliver the donations in person, then take a group tour of the safe haven for abused and neglected children.
As an organization, Butterfield was founded on the premise of giving. And that mission is carried out on a daily basis as BTV supports causes that are important to residents and provides assistance to employees and their families. Whether it’s by volunteering for the campus-wide recycling program, donating to a non-profit, or taking up a collection for someone in need, the spirit of giving reaches far and wide at the Village, benefiting residents, the community and even the planet.
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Each fall, Crippen and the others also gather clothes, school supplies, toys — whatever is needed by the children, and deliver the items to the Children’s House. “Around October, I request a list of specific needs from the Children’s House, and I share that with the other residents on our floor,” Crippen, floor chair, said. “Residents add the items to their groceries list each week, and pretty soon it all adds up.”
Last year, residents gave $467 in donations to the Children’s House, along with a wagon full of clothing and supplies. Residents are supporting the organization because the care it provides infants and school-aged victims is critical to our community, Crippen said. “They have a room where they teach students, and they work with families and caregivers to try to break the cycle of abuse,” she said. “But it’s a small capacity, and there are 100 other children who are waiting on a list.” Crippen especially looks forward to the tour each year. Sharing the word about valuable work being done there is just as important as making the monetary donations.
Hayes’ connection is two-fold: the student pen pals are from her second-grade elementary class, and she works to ensure that letters are returned in a timely fashion during the school year. “I think people would be surprised if they knew how many BTV residents we have volunteering in so many different ways,” Hayes said. “Residents run the campus recycling, and that’s a big job and an important one. We have all sorts of people volunteering at the Health Care Center, reading books in the library, tending to gardens. Volunteers give so much to the quality of life we enjoy here at the Village.” ACTS OF KINDNESS Resident Dorothy Seaton is a prime example of how the spirit of giving lives inside each one of us. Seaton has been a volunteer at the BTV Health Care Center (HCC) since she moved to the Village 15 years ago.
“It’s good for us to go see first-hand what a great service they’re providing,” Crippen said. “And the people there need to know we care enough to come and take a look.” Another BTV resident has dovetailed her passion for teaching into volunteering in both a local classroom and for the BTV Pen Pal Program. Linda Hayes, a retired special education teacher, volunteers once a week at Butterfield Elementary School, giving lessons she’s prepared for students and supporting teaching staff. “I try to do as many different things as I can to supplement (students’) education because that’s what makes school fun – the extra things,” Hayes said. “I’m lucky because I get to spend time doing what I love – working with kids. That’s pay enough for me.” Hayes is also an integral part in the BTV Pen Pal Program – one of Butterfield’s successful community partnerships. Residents volunteer to exchange letters with their student pen pals during the school year. In the spring, everyone gets the chance to meet in person when the Village hosts the annual BTV Pen Pal Luncheon.
Residents at the HCC can face challenges doing some of the “normal” day-to-day things they used to. That’s where the volunteers come in.
HCC volunteers deliver the mail to patients, play bingo and bridge with them, read to them, accompany them as support to doctors’ visits – and simply spend time to show they care. “All kinds of wonderful things go on at the Health Care Center that volunteers do,” said Seaton, who reads the newspaper to residents who are losing their sight. “I like to find articles that they can relate to – something they’ve done before, or they they’re interested in,” Seaton said. “After I read it out loud, I pass them the microphone and they’ll discuss their experiences. They want to share their take on these things. It ends up being fun for everyone.” For Seaton, it is natural to devote time helping her friends and neighbors at the HCC. “We know many of the people there because we’ve lived at Butterfield for 15 years,” Seaton said. “These people are our friends and neighbors. They are part of us.” “We love them, and that’s why we do this,” she said.
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“This is a disease that effects a number of our residents, and we have our Special Care Center dedicated to memory care,” said BTV Senior Director of Resident Services Patricia Poertner. “So yes, our residents are very invested in this cause.” Resident Lyle Gohn, who chairs the BTV Recycling Committee, said on any given week more than 60 residents are volunteering their personal time to the campus-wide program. Not only do they recycle their own items, but they assist others; collect, sort, compact and package recyclables; and load and haul the recyclables to the local recycling plant.
LPN Alyssa Morgan
At Butterfield, employees are treated like family, too. Butterfield provides support through two designated funds: the Employee Scholarship Fund and Employee Care Fund. For employees like Alyssa Morgan, a LPN in the HCC, a scholarship helped pay tuition costs related to her Registered Nursing associate’s degree. “I had been making payments, but this helped me avoid carrying around the debt,” Morgan said. “I’m a working mom with a five-year-old son, and the people I work with have been great. They are like family and I appreciate Butterfield so much.” PAYING IT FORWARD Butterfield was founded on the premise of giving. In the early ‘80s during the planning stages of the Village, members of the five founding churches gave freely, conducting feasibility studies, serving on long-range planning committees, and donating hours upon hours of their personal time in order to make Butterfield a reality.
“In many ways it’s unbelievable how many residents are involved in various volunteer efforts across campus,” Gohn said. “Recycling happens to involve probably the largest number of residents, but many more are doing so many other things that often are overlooked or simply not realized.” Data from the program over the last 34 years shows that volunteers are responsible for diverting 3.7 million pounds of trash from area landfills and saving BTV more than $1 million in dumpster, landfill and other costs. “There is a deep-seated commitment by people our age who want to do the right thing in terms of recycling and having an impact on our environment and world,” Gohn said. “I think too often elderly people are thought of as perhaps not caring, that the idea is beyond them, and why worry about the future now.” “But I guarantee we do care,” Gohn said. “We care about what kind of world we’re leaving our children and grandchildren to.”
Once BTV opened its doors in 1986, the BTV Foundation was established to help fund programs, activities and amenities for residents and the Village. That mission remains robust today as generous contributions to the Foundation allow BTV to pay it forward benefiting residents of today and tomorrow. As an organization, Butterfield supports causes that are important to residents. Residents and staff form a team each year that raises money for and participates in the Northwest Arkansas Alzheimer’s Walk. Butterfield has been a top fundraiser for the Alzheimer’s Walk for the past three years, donating more than $10,000 in 2019. Staff and residents at the Alzheimer’s Walk 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Linda Priest When did you move to Butterfield? Butterfield Trail Village has been my home since July of this year. Where are you from, and what did you do prior to retirement? I moved from my home in Fayetteville that I had lived in for almost 50 years. In that time, I was an elementary school teacher and owned a flower shop. Most importantly I spent my last 17 years before retirement working here at Butterfield in the Marketing Department, leaving in 2011 as director of marketing. Do you have children and grandchildren? I am most proud of my two sons and their families, all of whom live in Fayetteville. Mark and Kilia have two grown children, Eli and Lilly. David and Marlo also have two children, Helen and Aden. Why did you choose Butterfield? Why did I choose Butterfield? Well, to me it was very obvious – it is the best! When visiting with future residents they would ask me if I would move here? I always said, “I hope to do so someday.” Now that day is here and I could not be happier.
Mike & Susan Cruse Lou & Trish Beland Larry & Borgny Hanley Bill & Betty Stewart Roy & Butch Clinton
Jim & Nancy Blair Lee & Beverly Bodenhamer Vernon & Paulette Collins Dwain & Glenda Newman Doug & Barbara Prichard Tim & Judy Schatzman
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins 21st 23rd 25th 27th 30th
Jim & Judy Cole Linda Priest Jim & Kathleen Webster Joe Campbell Mary Vaughan Mary Beth Hughes
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Christmas Worship Services Butterfield’s five founding churches invite you to rejoice with them at these special holiday services. Central United Methodist Church 6 W. Dickson St., Fayetteville Festival of Lessons & Carols Sunday, Dec. 8 | 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Christmas Eve Services Tuesday, Dec. 24 • Classic Worship, Central Sanctuary | 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. • Contemporary Service, Central Activities Center | 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. • Genesis Service, Genesis Campus | 3 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Children’s Christmas Play & Potluck Dinner Sunday, Dec. 15 | 5:30 p.m. Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Tuesday, Dec. 24 | 6 p.m. First United Presbyterian Church 695 E. Calvin St., Fayetteville Hanging of the Greens Sunday, Dec. 1 | 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Children’s Christmas Program Meal & Manger Animals Sunday, Dec. 8 | 4:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church 20 E. Dickson St., Fayetteville
Christmas Cantata Sunday, Dec. 15 | 11 a.m.
First Family Christmas Party Wednesday, Dec. 18 | 6 p.m.
Christmas Brunch Sunday, Dec. 22 | 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 am
Christmas Eve Service Tuesday, Dec. 24 | 5:30 p.m. First Christian Church 20 N. College Ave., Fayetteville Christmas Cantata Service Sunday, Dec. 15 | 10 a.m.
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church 224 N. East Ave., Fayetteville Blue Christmas Service Thursday, Dec. 19 | 6 p.m. Christmas Pageant Sunday, Dec. 22 | 5:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Services Tuesday, Dec. 24 | 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. Christmas Day Service Wednesday, Dec. 25 | 10 a.m.
Christmas Eve Music, Cocoa & Cookies Tuesday, Dec. 24 | 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Tuesday, Dec. 24 | 5:30 p.m.
Christmas Purse Makes the Holidays Bright Donations Accepted thru Dec. 6 The BTV Christmas Purse is a wonderful Butterfield tradition that lets residents show their gratitude to employees for the excellent care and service they provide throughout the year. For decades, Butterfield residents have funded the Christmas Purse to allow for an annual bonus for each eligible employee. Whether it’s to buy presents for their kids, set aside for savings, or buy something special for themselves, a bonus is always appreciated this time of year. Residents may contribute to the BTV Christmas Purse beginning on Monday, November 11, and
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ending on Friday, December 6, 2019. Individual employee bonuses are determined by the total amount of contributions and the hours worked by each employee during the current year. To be eligible for the bonus, an employee must be on the payroll as of December 1, 2019. The Christmas Purse is overseen and managed by the Butterfield Resident Council. Leadership staff are not eligible for the bonus. Please give generously to the Christmas Purse this year – and help reward our faithful employees!
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Bistro at BTV
Butterfield Dining Spaces So much of life happens at the dinner table; food is something we gather around. That’s why Butterfield offers a variety of dining options to fit your lifestyle and needs. With casual fare in the Bistro, exceptional service in the Dining Room, catered parties and events at the Lodge, and convenient grocery pick up at the General Store – you’ll have a variety of choices.
Dining Room Chef-prepared seasonal food exceptional service, friendly staff – the white-on-white Dining Room is where you feel at home in the company of friends.
General Store Enjoy on-the-go convenience at the General Store located in the Commons Center. Expanded to twice its size in 2017, the store carries a variety of grocery items.
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With 2,000 square feet, the Lodge is the perfect venue for parties, reunions, civic groups, meetings and special dining events. With a full kitchen and catering by Village culinary staff, the Lodge serves exclusive dinners for residents and their guests each month.
The newest dining option on campus, the Bistro is where quick service and fresh ingredients come together in an open-kitchen concept. Currently serving lunch and breakfast, the Bistro has your favorite sandwiches, salads, smoothies and more.
Steinmetz Parlays Vision at State of the University Speech Chancellor Joe Steinmetz explained how the University of Arkansas can carry out its vision statement in coming years through 10 actionable steps. Steinmetz also recapped UA successes over the past year during the annual State of the University Address on Oct. 1 at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on campus. “Not too long ago, we updated our university vision statement to articulate as simply as possible what kind of a university we should be,” Steinmetz said. “It reads: ‘The University of Arkansas represents the best of public higher education, advancing Arkansas while building a better world.’ I have been thinking a lot over the last year or so what this general statement means to me in more concrete, actionable terms.” Summary of Steinmetz’s Vision in 10 Actionable Terms • Exceed expected retention and graduation rates • Creation of innovative academic programs • Be the graduate school of choice in Arkansas • Increase federal and industry research support • Commercialization of research discoveries • Be a catalyst for entrepreneurism • Diversify faculty along every dimension, including experience • Grow inclusion and diversity leadership • Attract and retain new Arkansans • Be a nimble and agile university “We should always strive to be better and there is much more we can do to distinguish ourselves as a great university in a country full of outstanding universities,” he said.
He also announced planning has begun for the construction of a dedicated research building. UA Successes in the Past Year • Six-year graduation rate exceeded 66% for the first time • First-year retention rate exceeded 84% for the first time • Emergency grant fund established to help students encountering acute financial difficulties due to unforeseen circumstances • Additional $5 million committed to increase needbased scholarships for students from Arkansas, creating more than 1,100 new scholarship awards • Arkansas Transfer Achievement Scholarship created, enabling students who graduate from UA System two-year colleges with an associate’s degree to transfer to our campus and continue to pay the same tuition they paid at their two-year school • Chancellor’s Fund for the Humanities and the Performing Arts created, with $1 million allocated so far • For the third year, $1 million awarded for new projects from the Chancellor’s Collaboration and Innovation Fund • 130 invention disclosures (licensing and patents) is an all-time high • 47% of invention disclosures included at least one woman on the team, placing Arkansas in the top 20 states for women inventors • $7.5 million award from the U.S. Department of Defense • 14 NSF Early Career awards over the past two years (10 from the College of Engineering) • Jumped six spots among public universities in the U.S. News and World Report “Best Colleges 2020” rankings
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Pen Pal Luncheon
Acadiana Village Tours
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Meet Your BTV Staff
NAME: Aaron Kent POSITION: I’m the Security Supervisor. HOW LONG AT BTV: A little over two years. EDUCATION: Missouri Class A Peace Officer certification from Missouri Southern State University. First Line Supervisor and Field Training Officer training from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Academy. Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Drury University and the University of Phoenix. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I protect the residents, buildings and property of BTV. As supervisor, I coordinate the security team’s activities, including scheduling shifts and training. I work directly with BTV administration and the transition team on security related matters. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Helping residents and staff when issues arise. Most of all, I look forward to coming to work so I can see and talk with everybody. WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE IN AT WORK? Making sure the residents and staff feel safe while they are here. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Twelve years as a police officer/deputy sheriff in the patrol division. Bike patrol, Taser instructor and first response team member. Four years as a heavy wheeled vehicle mechanic and wrecker operator in the U.S. Army. HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND: I grew up in Southern California until the 9th grade. We moved to Cassville, Mo., where I finished the remainder of high school and lived until I joined the Army. FAMILY: I have a 23-year-old son named Brian and an 11-month-old bullmastiff named Samson. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: Mountain biking and redoing vintage and antique bicycles. I am also into antique radios and phonographs.
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Out & About
Tis the Season: Holiday Performing Arts and Entertainment Northwest Arkansas has the best and the brightest entertainment this holiday season! Experience the magic with Christmas symphonies, Broadway musicals, family theater productions, and the awardwinning Lights of the Ozarks on the downtown Fayetteville Square.
Walton Arts Center Northwest Arkansas’ performing arts powerhouse has a lineup of holiday performances you won’t want to miss. To purchase single tickets or subscriptions, call the WAC box office at (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org. The Swingles – Winter Tales Dec. 5 Five-time Grammy®-Award winners The Swingles have pushed the boundaries of vocal music for more than half a century. Today, the seven young singers who make up the London-based group perform a cappella arrangements that transport well-loved songs in powerful and surprising ways.
A Christmas Story, The Musical
A Christmas Story, The Musical Dec. 10-15 The infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas and a triple-dog-dare are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and the holiday gift of his dreams. You’d have to have a Grinch-sized heart not to feel a smile spreading across your face.
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Robert Earl Keen
Robert Earl Keen Dec. 17 Robert Earl Keen performs fan favorites from his much-loved Countdown to Christmas album during this larger-than-life concert full of holly-jolly costumes and joyful tunes. After three decades, with well over a dozen records to his name and thousands of shows, there’s no denying that “the road goes on forever” for Keen. A Very SoNA Christmas Dec. 21 | Two performances The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) celebrates its 65th Anniversary season with this yuletide favorite! Under the baton of Maestro Paul Haas, SoNA will perform a mix of holiday favorites featuring the SoNA Singers, area high school and collegiate choruses, and special guest soloists. With a 2 p.m. matinee and a 7:30 p.m. evening performance. SoNA & Walton Arts Center Present The Snowman: A Family Concert Dec. 22 Your favorite holiday treat! Experience this very special screening of the award-winning film “The Snowman” as musicians from the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) bring to life the magical score in an unforgettable performance for children of all ages. The Polar Express Dec. 23 Round up your movie-loving family and friends, don your most festive PJ’s and enjoy this special screening of the family-favorite Christmas movie about a young boy on an exciting journey to the North Pole. Don’t forget to grab a cup of delicious hot chocolate and have your photo snapped with Santa.
Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings in NWA Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Crystals in Art: Ancient to Today Major Exhibition Through Jan. 6 > North Forest Lights Outdoor Exhibition Through Feb. 16 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Arkansas Public Theatre > A Comedy of Tenors Nov. 1-3, 7-10 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org TheatreSquared > Native Gardens Through Nov. 10 For more info, visit theatre2.org
Lights of the Ozarks Historic Downtown Square, Fayetteville Nov. 22 thru Dec. 31 Nearly a half-million twinkling lights transform the Fayetteville square into the winter wonderland that is the Lights of the Ozarks! Beginning with a lighting ceremony on Friday, Nov. 22, this Christmas tradition draws visitors from across the area. Bundle up for a stroll around the square, or enjoy the display from inside your car with fresh hot chocolate and festive holiday music, too.
Arts Center of the Ozarks > Dia de los Muertos Celebration Nov. 2 For more info, visit acozarks.org
A Christmas Carol TheatreSquared, Fayetteville Nov. 20 thru Dec. 27 TheatreSquared puts its spin on a holiday staple with the reimagining of Dickens’ classic ghost story A Christmas Carol. This world premiere adaptation sets the stage for a new Northwest Arkansas holiday tradition! The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale Dec. 12-15 Follow the unruly shenanigans of the six Herdman children as they take over the annual Christmas pageant. Will the show go on? Find the true meaning of Christmas in this crowd-pleasing favorite of ACO! A Tuna Christmas Arkansas Public Theatre, Rogers Dec. 13-15, 19-22 In this hilarious sequel to Greater Tuna, it’s Christmas in the thirdsmallest town in Texas where the local radio station reports various Yuletide activities, like the hot competition in the annual lawn-display contest. Many colorful Tuna denizens, some you will recognize from Greater Tuna and some appearing here for the first time, join in the holiday fun.
Walton Arts Center > Arts and Appetizers Nov. 4 > Jason Marsalis Quartet Nov. 15 > Broadway Book Club Dec. 2 > Comedian Randy Rainbow Dec. 6 > Jazz Vocalist Catherine Russell Dec. 6 > Christian Comedian Tim Hawkins Dec. 7 > Boston Brass Dec. 8 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Faulkner Performing Arts Center > Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker Nov. 17 For more info, visit faulkner.uark.edu/events NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only; please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for confirmed transport-provided event listings.
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Warm Up with a Good Book this Winter BTV Library Open House Dec. 7 There is something delightful about curling up with a good book when it’s chilly outside. That makes this the perfect time of year to visit the BTV Library. There’s always a great selection of new arrivals, including best sellers, essays and non-fiction, thrillers and intrigue, romance novels and more. Located inside the Commons Center, the library will host an Open House on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 1-3 p.m. Come enjoy cookies and punch and meet members of the Library Committee. NEW ARRIVALS The Hamilton Affair by Elizabeth Cobbs tells the story of Alexander Hamilton’s marriage, rise, and subsequent fall in politics through the eyes of his wife, who despite a notorious extramarital affair on his part and his death in a duel, preserved the family’s prestige for posterity. What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism by iconic journalist Dan Rather is a genuinely inspirational series of reflections on what is still right about America. Armchair historians will enjoy Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss, which surveys the personalities and character traits U.S. presidents during wartime. The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn asks who will take seriously the story of woman who has become a recluse, but who has witnessed a shocking crime.
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Heroic Dogs by Lou Jefferson is exactly what its subtitle claims: “True Stories of Incredible Courage and Unconditional Love from Man’s Best Friend.” The Nantucket Inn by Pamela M. Kelley tells how a 50-something widow, left in a mess of debt by a feckless husband, uses her cooking and entertaining skills to turn her waterfront home into a bed and breakfast. An accident shakes up the life of a successful surgeon, her cardiologist husband, and her soon-off-to-college son, revealing secrets behind a seemingly perfect marriage in A Curve in the Road by Julianne MacLean. What do you do when a serial killer is elected to the U.S. Senate, asks the sheriff in John Sandford’s Twisted Prey. Margaret Atwood’s The Testaments: The Sequel to the Handmaid’s Tale is a novel about a right-wing religious cult that has taken over America, where young women are forced to become baby-bearers for infertile wealthy political rulers. A teacher of home baking skills shares her love for others in more than just her recipes in a Night of Miracles by Elizabeth Berg. When judges are corrupt, how are they to get exposed? An unlikely alliance between an honest investigator and a disbarred attorney is the answer in John Grisham’s The Whistler. If You Ask Me: (And of Course You Won’t) an autobiography by 97-year-old Betty White is worth the read for lines like, “I have no idea what color my hair is and I never intend to find out.”
Featured Village Events COMING IN NOVEMBER NOV. 7 | 8–10:30am FIRST RESPONDERS APPRECIATION BREAKFAST Butterfield Trail Village is pleased to host its annual appreciation breakfast for first responders and law enforcement. Each of these dedicated men and women serve and protect our community in many ways, ranging from routine calls for service to employing lifesaving measures. Come enjoy a delicious breakfast and meet members of the Fayetteville Fire and Police Departments, the Washington County Sherriff’s Office and Central EMS. For reservations, email Riki Stamps at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOV. 11 | 7pm VETERANS DAY PROGRAM: UNCLE WALT’S NEWSLETTER Residents, family and guests are invited to a special event honoring veterans of Butterfield Trail Village. This patriotic evening opens with a performance by the UA Schola Cantorum, followed by the UA ROTC’s posting of the colors. Lori Birrell, associate dean of Special Collections at UA Mullins Library, will deliver excepts from “Uncle Walt’s Newsletter,” which was started by the late Walter J. Lemke, founder of the UA’s journalism department. Lemke wrote the newsletter during World War Lori Birrell II to keep in touch with his students who had become soldiers, and to help them keep in touch with each other. He mimeographed and mailed the letter to hundreds of Arkansas military personnel overseas.
COMING IN DECEMBER DEC. 1–9 | 9am SANTA’S RED BAG Butterfield is supporting home-bound senior citizens in Northwest Arkansas with the Santa’s Red Bag donation drive. Stop by the Commons Center lobby on Dec. 1-9 for a list of donation items needed and the organizations this drive will support. Volunteer elves are also needed to help with deliveries. For more info, contact Riki Stamps at rstamps@btvillage. org or (479) 695-8012. DEC. 14 | 6pm STAR-STUDDED CHRISTMAS PARTY & DANCE No one celebrates the holidays with more style than Butterfield! Gather your friends for this year’s StarStudded Christmas Party and Dance. This semiformal evening will feature a wine bar and fabulous food prepared by Chef Memo Vaca. Dance to the sounds of the talented Janet Rutland and the Tulsa Swing Band, then capture your holiday moment in our photo booth. Ladies, bring the sparkle, and gents, wear a top hat and celebrate the season with flair. Reservations are required.
DEC. 20 | 7pm WINTER SOLSTICE CONCERT WITH BETH STOCKDELL Join us for a concert celebrating the first day of winter and the approaching new year. The Winter Solstice is the longest night and shortest day of the year. To celebrate this time of new beginnings, guest Harpist Beth Stockdell will take the BTV stage to perform an assortment of holiday favorites just for Village residents.
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Still Time to Give to BTV Foundation in 2019 The holiday season is upon us, and as 2019 draws to a close, I must remind you of the giving opportunity here at the Village. The purpose of the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is to serve BTV residents, employees and community. The Foundation Board is made up of residents, their family members, and members of the community who want to perpetuate the mission to grow and reinvest in Butterfield. The services and amenities that exist at the Village today were built on the shoulders of those who served and selflessly gave during BTV’s planning stages, starting in 1969 until Butterfield opened its doors in 1986. The BTV Foundation has a number of Designated Funds that offer outstanding opportunities to further enhance life here at the Village. They include the Library Fund, the Music and Performance Fund, the Employee Scholarship Fund, the Health Care Fund, the Beautification Fund, among others.
Donations may be mailed to the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation at 1923 E. Joyce Blvd. Fayetteville, Ark., 72703, or made through our website www.butterfieldtrailvillage.org. Again, it has been my pleasure to serve as the Foundation Board president, along with the dedicated Foundation Board members, and I look forward to watching the continued growth in 2020. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Mike Jones 2019 President, Butterfield Trail Village Foundation Mike Jones
If you have the ability, I respectfully ask you to consider including the BTV Foundation in your yearend giving. This is a tax-deductible donation, and you may choose one or more designated funds.
The Butterfield Trail Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between July 25, 2019, and October 1, 2019, from the following donors:
Beautification Fund • Tim and Judy Shatzman in memory of Bill Brunner Donations • Ann Marie Zeigler Health Care Center Fund • Dorothy Mitchelson • Ellis Trumbo in memory of Bill Brunner • Jerry and Kay Brewer in memory of Bill Brunner • Chuck and Donna Horne in memory of Jim Rieff Honors/Memorials • Barbara Brannan in memory of Bill Brunner • Juanita Duncan in memory of Bill Brunner
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Ron and Polly Hanson in memory of Bill Brunner Roy and Butch Clinton in memory of Bill Brunner Dick and Ann Booth in memory of Pat Medley Glen and Martha Fincher in memory of Pam Crawford Roy and Butch Clinton in memory of Jim Rieff
Library • Margaret Blair in memory of Doug Dobbyn Music & Performance Fund – Lighting Project • Memo Vava • Pat Jahoda • John and Sally King in memory of Bill and Pat Medley and Carl Koffler Moving Made Easy • Martha Brewer • Shirley Johanson • The family of Pat Medley
Meet Your Butterfield Board of Directors Q: Where did you grow up and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? A: I grew up in Kentucky, near Mammoth Cave. I spent 13 years in Louisiana, at LSU, and came to Fayetteville in 1979 with my family, wife (Sue) and children (Eva and Blair).
Q: What special positions do you hold on the Board and do you serve on any committees? A: I am a member of the Strategic Development Committee and through that I am learning quite a lot about Butterfield and its future.
Q: Tell us about your profession. A: I am a mathematician by education but spent many years in university administration and public educational policy. I was chair of my department, Mathematical Sciences, for 10 years (1979-89), dean of the Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences for 10 years (1989-99), and prominent nationally in education for quantitative literacy since.
Q: Are there any specific areas of focus for you as a Board member? A: I want to keep Butterfield fiscally sound and a pleasant and supportive community for its residents.
Q: What is your academic background? A: I have a BS degree in mathematics and physics from Western Kentucky University and an MS and PhD in mathematics from the University of Kentucky.
Q: What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? A: Butterfield has deep roots in Northwest Arkansas, is a well-operated, fiscally sound, benevolent non-profit progressive community that provides physical, mental and spiritual care.
Q: Tell us about your family. A: My wife, Sue, has spent 25 years in elected positions, 16 in the Arkansas General Assembly and near 10 years as a Justice of the Peace in Washington County. Our daughter, Eva, is a partner in the Littler Mendelson national employment law firm. Her husband, Dave, is an intellectual property attorney in Fayetteville (Keisling and Pieper). Their son, Sam, is in the 4th grade at Vandergriff school. Our son, Blair, is a research scientist (colon cancer) at Washington University in St. Louis, and will soon leave to join a private company in San Diego. His wife, Caitlin, is an advanced practice nurse. They have two daughters, Isla and Sabine. I have four sisters, two in Kentucky and two in South Carolina, and one brother, in Kentucky.
Q: What would you like potential residents to know about Butterfield? A: Butterfield can provide a secure and caring community of progressive-minded, sociallyactive retirees who band together in a mutually supporting interactive and active society.
Q&A with BTV Board Member Bernard Madison
Q: When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? A: I am in my first year on the Board and agreed to serve after being asked by members of my church, First United Presbyterian Church. Q: Why is Butterfield important to you? A: Soon after our move to Fayetteville I heard about Butterfield because I knew the promoters and have followed its development since its establishment. Consequently, many of the residents are friends and associates.
Q: As a Board member, what message do you have for current Village residents? A: It is natural for residents to be concerned about how their resources are being managed for their well-being. It is my firm belief that this concern is minimized because of the way Butterfield is operated and governed. Q: Besides BTV, do you serve on any other boards or committees? A: As the founding president of the National Numeracy Network I continue to be involved in its development and work. I serve as a senior editor of its journal, Numeracy, and attend its activities as I can. Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: Most of my time before retirement was devoted to work, so I have neglected hobbies. Recently I have attempted to learn the guitar and, more recently, photography. I am especially bad at both, so far. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Improve Body and Mind with Table Tennis By Jennifer Neill, Fitness & Wellness Director Improving quality of life for residents is our overarching mission here at the BTV Fitness & Wellness Department. The programs, classes and activities we design for residents all focus on improving one’s physical strength and helping slow any cognitive decline. One of our most popular programs is Table Tennis, and it carries multiple health benefits. Considered an “aerobic-based learning activity,” table tennis provides aerobic exercise, mind-body stimulation and social interaction. Studies show that playing on a regular basis can improve your mental acuity, strengthen and optimize motor control – even brighten your mood! The BTV Table Tennis group is always looking for new faces to join the fun! It’s a great activity for all skill levels. And if you feel a little rusty, we’ll give you one-on-one lessons until you are comfortable playing.
The Table Tennis group meets at on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3 p.m. in the Wellness & Aquatic Center. It’s a great opportunity to create friendships while learning a new skill or honing an old one. Also, we’re in the process of planning tournaments and seminars for everyone to attend. So grab a racket and have some fun!
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Here’s more about the key health benefits: Alert, Sharp and Happy: Table tennis has been shown to improve mental acuity and mood, in particular with people who have Parkinson’s disease and dementia. Aerobic-based learning activities like table tennis boost Serotonin and can raise hormones levels that trigger neuroprotection against aging. An increased number neurotransmitters active during exercise improves mood short-term and can decrease depression and anxiety over time. Fast on your Feet: Playing regularly is shown to improve gross and fine motor skills like hand-eye coordination and balance. The ball goes a short distance, requiring your brain to think and respond quickly. Your brain signals your hand to hit the ball at the perfect range and time. The more you practice, the better these pathways become. The quick change in direction also helps with balance. Our bodies become more aware of the space around us in order to stay stabilized. This is important in reducing the risk of falls in daily life.
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