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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Charles Scharlau 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Vi Weatherspoon 9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors
10 Living Spaces The Home of Rebecca Wasson 12 UA News 2017 Alumni Awards Celebration 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Razorback Football Stuart Davis Exhibit at Crystal Bridges 17 Arts & Entertainment Walton Arts Center: Broadway & Blues 18 Library News
19 Featured Village Events OLLI Classes Coming to BTV 20 Foundation News 21 Fitness 2019 Senior Olympics
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From the CEO Summer is drawing to a close, and with the departure of this season, Butterfield will wrap up its five-year plan by opening the new Commons Center expansion, featuring more than 17,000 square feet of space, a state-ofthe-art Performance Hall, a Village bistro, new offices and common areas.
Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Dave Marks Sales Counselor Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2017 Council Members Larry Hanley, President Tim Schatzman, Vice President Jim Fergurson, Secretary Carl Koffler, Immediate Past President Ellen Compton, Carol Sonnenberg, John Brewer, Ruth Ann Rowden, Ardith Wharry, Carolyn Park, June Colwell and Mort Gitelman BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Bruce Johanson, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Jacqui Brandli, Secretary Dr. Kimberly Chapman, Sara Koenig, Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster, Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Rick Meyer, Foundation Representative Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus
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I am especially looking forward to the new grand entrance to our main lobby, with its covered porte cochere feature. This new entrance will be a great first impression of our Village and welcome everyone who enters. This part of the expansion is part of the completion of a vision set forth by the BTV board, staff and residents back in December of 2011. Although, I wasn’t involved in the original development of this five-year plan, I am proud to have played a hand in executing its completion. This hasn’t been without strain to our residents and staff, and I appreciate everyone’s cooperation. I believe the outcome of this project will be well worth the wait. It will give our residents a wonderful addition for their use. Look for complete coverage of the Commons Center grand opening in the January/February 2018 issue of Butterfield LIFE. As our minds turn toward fall, let’s rejoice that BTV’s season of building is slowing for a while. However, change will not stop as we continue to plan for the future and pursue the best for BTV. Please join me with positive thoughts and actions as we celebrate this wonderful new addition. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
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Making Arkansas a Better Place When he moved to Butterfield earlier this year, Charles Scharlau joined the ranks of the many Village residents who have well-established records of serving their communities through leadership, mentoring and philanthropy. Between the contributions he’s made to higher education and statewide medical research and his seminal work in business, Scharlau is a man of utmost accomplishment and virtue.
his family have gifted the UA with millions of dollars of endowments that continue to support medical advancements, health and overall education. His story is that of a young person raised on a farm near Mountain Home, Ark., who worked hard to stand out from the competition, and — with the help of a key mentor — seized an opportunity that allowed him to take the helm of an organization that became third largest natural gas producer in the U.S.
The former chairman, president and chief executive officer of Southwestern Energy Company, Scharlau is a business hall of famer and lauded philanthropist who was a member of the University of Arkansas Board of Trustees for a decade, served in countless top-tier UA board positions, and helped lead some of the UA’s largest fund-raising campaigns ever.
“These days I still appreciate my time with the company (Southwestern Energy) and my time as a (UA) trustee,” he said. “But I’m also a firm believer in helping to better the lives of all Arkansans. And that’s what I’ve worked hard to do all these years.”
Scharlau is a firm believer in creating opportunities to better the lives of others. Over the years, he and
Scharlau was born in Chicago, but grew up near Mountain Home, Ark., after his father C.E. Scharlau
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A MUCH BIGGER WORLD
moved the family there to pursue his love of farming. The family raised their own cattle and hogs to both sell and eat. “Growing up on a farm taught me the value of hard work,” he said. “I also learned that you didn’t have to be the smartest guy in the world to get ahead.” Growing up, Scharlau’s family inherited an extensive collection of books passed down from his grandfather, who was a lawyer. There were books on economics, history and other topics, including a 12-volume set about great world leaders like Napoleon, Alexander the Great and Nero. To this day, Scharlau has retained that extensive book collection, and it is preserved and occasionally in use inside his Village home.
Leflar. He offered Scharlau a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work as the sole legal counsel of Arkansas Western Gas, which later became Southwestern Energy Corp. PAYING IT FORWARD Scharlau started at Arkansas Western Gas a month before graduating from law school in 1951. There he worked in several different leadership capacities, which gave him the advantage of learning multiplies aspects of the business. At a certain point, however, he faced the decision of continuing as legal counsel or move into an executive’s position. He chose the latter. With Scharlau at the helm, the booming energy company grew from small natural gas distribution company, to one of the nation’s leading exploration and natural gas providers.
“As a young person, I probably read every one of those books,” Scharlau said. “This made me realize that there was a much bigger world out there, and that I wanted to strive to become part of it.”
Under his leadership, the company discovered the Fayetteville shale As a U.S. Marine (right) production and established gas production in parts of Pennsylvania and West Virginia and acquired properties in five other states. Before his senior year in high school ended, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps, served for two years, before Leadership development has long been a passion of returning home on an honorable discharge. Scharlau’s. During his career, he worked to guide and mentor many young professionals at Southwestern “I like to tell the story that I got off the train and didn’t Energy Corp. even have time to say hello before my father told me “I hired the first female the [University of Arkansas] as general counsel for a was delaying enrollment for corporation in the state of returning veterans,” he said. Arkansas” he said. “Kathy “Before I knew it, I was off Dulan, who went on to to college.” become chief counsel and vice president at ARKLA. Scharlau enrolled in the UA We also filled many of the and then the UA School administrative positions with of Law on a GI Bill. The our employees’ spouses, competition was tough and when the circumstances the money tight. were right. We looked for opportunities where “I was living off $65 a we could help not only At a State Chamber of Commerce meeting pictured right month,” he said. “I paid the our employees but our of speaker Bill Clinton UA $50 for room and board community.” then bought shaving cream and a toothbrush, and if there was anything left over PILLAR OF THE COMMUNITY at the end of the month, I’d buy a beer.” Scharlau’s law school class started out with 110 Scharlau was on the UA Board of Trustees for ten freshmen, and only 32 graduated. Some students had years, serving as chairman from 2005-2006. He was fathers or relatives whose law firms they could go to president of the UA Alumni Association, and is a work in. Not Scharlau. member of the UA Foundation Board of Directors, which manages more than $1.5 billion in assets, However, his hard work and good grades got the serving on its executive committee and chairing the attention of legendary UA law professor Dr. Robert audit committee. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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He chaired his alma mater’s first, large fund raising campaign under then-chancellor Dan Ferritor and was vice chairman of the UA’s Campaign for the 21st Century. He served on the board of the American Gas Association, the Southern Gas Association and the National Association of Manufacturers, and was president of the state Chamber of Commerce, chairman of the Arkansas Energy Commission, and a founding member of the Northwest Arkansas Council.
Chair in Cancer Research and in 2015 the Endowed Chair of Presidential Leadership – to support the work of the entire University of Arkansas system. “I’ve always believed the best way to help Arkansas is by promoting an educated workforce and a healthier society,” Scharlau said. “The best way to do that is through giving to the UA system, the colleges and the medical school. That’s where I’ve tried my best to help.” TRUE SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN At Butterfield, Scharlau strikes a scene inside his home much like that of his business executive days: seated behind a desk, licenses and degrees prominent on a wall behind him, and reading glasses and briefcase nearby.
He’s currently a member of the UA’s fundraising steering committee, the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Development Board and the UAMS-Northwest Arkansas Campus Advisory Board.
He is pleasantly soft-spoken — in the way at that a true Southern gentleman is. He has genuine warmth about him, especially when talking about those he loves. And though at six-foot-one he practically towers over her, he has the gentlest way with Buffy, a support dog who belonged to his beloved late wife, Clydene.
Scharlau’s awards are many, and just this year he received the 2017 UA Arkansas Business Hall of Fame award, the 2017 UA System President’s Medal for Service and UAMS’ highest honor: the Chancellor’s Award.
In 2010, his wife Clydene was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of the blood’s plasma. She sought care and was a patient at the UAMS Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy. The quality care Clydene received at UAMS before her death prompted the Scharlau family to create the 2011 Charles and Clydene Scharlau Chair for Hematological Malignancies Research. This endowment has a lasting impact supporting UAMS’ work in creating new therapies and treatments for blood cancers, such as multiple myeloma.
With wife, Clydene
My children and grandchildren – they inspire me. They are a part big of what makes me happy, along with my career and my involvement in the community. – Charles Scharlau
“Our family was so impressed with the care that UAMS gave my wife when she was sick, the endowment was meant to help continue this care,” he said. “When Clydene was sick, I saw people from all over the world getting treatment there. I saw what they were going through, and just felt that if I could do something to help with that research, then that’s what I’m going to do.” In addition, came the Scharlau Endowed Chancellor’s Scholarship, the Scharlau Endowed Chair in Chemistry, the Scharlau Family Endowed 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
Scharlau has long believed in giving back to the community. One of those efforts stemmed from an experience that impacted his family at the utmost of personal levels.
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These days, he attends UA functions now and then, but one of his favorite ways to socialize at BTV is through the men’s coffee klatch: a group of former UA professors, business executives and other professionals who meet over coffee to discuss current events and exchange ideas and opinions. “For me, I enjoy the fellowship of it, and the fact that I can be with folks who have contributed very much to the community,” he said. Scharlau’s five grown children and five grandchildren are scattered around several states, so he stays in touch via FaceTime some evenings.
Caryn works in sales in Oklahoma, while Robin lives in Florida. Greg is a law partner with Conner & Winters, and Charles is a software engineer with his own business in Raleigh-Durham, N.C. Marti is a research assistant in the chemistry department at UA. “My children and grandchildren – they inspire me,” he said. “They are a part big of what makes me happy, along with my career and my involvement in the community.”
Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Vi Weatherspoon
September Anniversaries Kurt & Gene Tweraser
Morton Gitelman & Nancy Garner
Harry & Lois Alward
Andy & Shirley Lucas
James & Linda Pinkerton
Robert & Karen Hendrix
Bobbie & Marion Wasson
John & Sally King
Ken Steele & Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele
Conrad & Ann Waligorski
When did you move to Butterfield? I became a BTV resident on June 6th of 2017.
Don & Linda Rutledge
Peter & Rhonda Nouguier 20th Tom & Linda Townsend
Where are you from? I was born in Mississippi. I am a Navy wife. The first duty station was in North Africa. We moved around every two years. Following that, I lived in Washington D.C. in the same house for 48 years. What did you do before retirement? I was a personal shopper for a retail company for 10 years. I worked for the Red Cross at the Army Hospital for 20 years. The last few years I have helped around my previous neighborhood. I have two plaques, one which reads â€œHonorary Mayor of Hayfield Farm 1970-2017â€? because I helped out so much. Do you have children and grandchildren? Yes, I have three daughters Peggy, Donna and Karen. Then, there are three grandchildren Jason, Devon and Nori Star. And I have been blessed to have five great-grandchildren: Reilly, Max, Sasha, Iris and Cade.
Carl & Barbara Krieger
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Don & Claudette Hunnicutt Jim Gaddy Nell Taylor Ellis and Kay Melton Gay Harp Gail Russell
Why did you choose Butterfield? All three daughters got together and decided that I needed to stay with one of them. So after three weeks of staying with one, I decided to move to Butterfield. Also, my daughters are busy working women. I want them to live their lives and not worry about me while I enjoy mine. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Sunny and Sentimental The Apartment of Rebecca Wasson Tradition matters to Butterfield resident Rebecca Wasson, and it shows in her classic cheerful dĂŠcor. Wasson, whose mother Genevieve was also a BTV resident, chose carefully restored antiques that trace back to her familyâ€™s homestead in Springtown, Ark., and mixed it up with lively colors and patterns that fit her funloving personality and lifestyle.
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Silk upholstered furnishings, an Asian rug and accents like a hand painted Limoges plate, create warmth and whimsy.
A marble topped bureau made of walnut is more than 100 years old.
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Everything she wants and needs is in her open-concept, custom kitchen.
An antique dining table from the old Wasson homestead is great for entertaining.
A patio that faces south lets Wasson see some spectacular sunsets to the west.
Wassonâ€™s apartment features two bedrooms and 1 and 1/2 baths.
A amateur day trader, Wasson is in her element at her computer, surrounded by French floral.
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2017 Alumni Award Honorees Named UA alumni, faculty and friends to be honored at Nov. 3 celebration The Arkansas Alumni Association will host its 73rd annual Alumni Awards Celebration Friday, Nov. 3 at 6 p.m. at the Fayetteville Town Center. This year’s awards will honor 12 alumni, faculty and friends of the University of Arkansas. Recipients are chosen for bringing national and local prominence to the UA and the alumni association through their research, exemplary public and community service and leadership. For tickets and sponsorship information, contact Deb Euculano at alumniawards@ arkansasalumni.org or call (479) 5752292.
Andrew J. Lucas Service Award John L. Colbert
Citation of Distinguished Alumni Sharon E. Bernard
B.S.’69, J.D.’69 Attorney (retired)
Community Service Award Jawanda Mast
Terrence R. Dake
B.A.’66, General U.S. Marine Corps (retired)
B.S.A.’77 Managing member Armor Seeds and chairman Armor Bank
Young Alumni Award
Honorary Alumni Award
B.S.E.’76, M.Ed.’81 Ph.D.’17, Associate superintendent for elementary education Fayetteville Public Schools
B.S.H.E.’84 M.S.’89, Disability advocate
Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Service
Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award for Research
Faculty Distinguished Achievement Rising Teaching Award
Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award
Tiffany R. Murphy
Ranil Wickramasinghe Ph.D.
Kate Shoulders Ph.D.
John A. White Ph.D.
B.S.B.A.’99 M.Acc.’00 J.D.’03, CEO and co-founder of Provident Trust Group
Founder/president Feed Communities and publisher Edible Ozarkansas
Dr. Hershey Garner Radiation oncologist Highlands Oncology Group
Tickets are $100 per person, with $25 of each ticket supporting the alumni association’s scholarship program. RSVP by Oct. 20.
J.D., Associate professor of law and director of Criminal Practice Clinic, University of Arkansas School of Law
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Associate professor Department of Agricultural Education, Communications and Technology at College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences
Distinguished professor and chancellor emeritus Department of Industrial Engineering, College of Engineering
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Special Bible Study Gathering
Celebrating the Book of John
A Scrumptious Spread
Don Hayes is ‘Crawlin’
Cajun Crawl Dinner and Dance
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June Colwell and Jamey
Jerry Rose and June Colwell
Buddy Peoples and Sue Thompson
Pat Parker and Genie Donovan
Sally and John King
119th Tontitown Grape Festival
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Out & About
Go Hogs! Razorbacks Kick Off 2017-18 Seasons At Butterfield Trail Village, we have a long tradition of supporting the Arkansas Razorbacks. And with fall just around the corner, it’s time for Hog calling and tailgating as the football and basketball teams kick off their 2017-18 seasons. So, when the Razorback football team kicks off its new season at home on Saturday, Sept. 9 against Texas Christian University — and basketball season begins later this fall — you can count on Village residents to show their team spirit. Whether you like cheering from the stadium sidelines with thousands of other Hog fans, or you fancy watching the game at home with friends and family, Butterfield will help you get in on the sports action. The BTV bus will provide transportation to home football and basketball games this year at the University of Arkansas campus. For football games, the BTV bus will take residents to Baum Stadium, where they’ll catch a shuttle for a short ride to the nearby Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. In basketball season, the bus will take residents directly to Bud Walton Arena for Razorback home games. With so many U of A alumni living at the Village, BTV likes to get into the spirit of things by throwing watch parties during football and basketball season. Join us in the Convocation Room for game-day snacks, cheering with friends and neighbors and singing to the Razorback fight song!
What’s the buzz in Razorback sports this year? Football fans are hopeful that senior quarterback Austin Allen will lead his team to victory given he led the SEC in passing yards last year. The women’s basketball team welcomes Arkansas native Mike Neighbors to the coaching staff, and the men’s team hopes to maintain the momentum from last season that earned it a spot in the Sweet 16 of last year’s NCAA Tournament.
2017-18 Razorback Football Schedule August 31 Florida A&M (War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock) Sept. 9 TCU Sept. 23 Texas A&M Sept. 30 New Mexico State Oct. 7 @South Carolina Oct. 14 @ Alabama Oct. 21 Auburn Oct. 28 @Ole Miss Nov. 4 Coastal Carolina (Homecoming) Nov. 11 @LSU (Battle for the Boot) Nov. 18 Mississippi State Nov. 24 Missouri
Stuart Davis Exhibition Coming to Crystal Bridges
Arch Hotel, 1929, oil on canvas, 28 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches. Sheldon Museum of Art, University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Anna R. and Frank M. Hall Charitable Trust
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A new exhibition featuring the work of artist Stuart Davis opens Sept. 16 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Stuart Davis: In Full Swing is a major retrospective of 80+ paintings and drawings by Davis who forged a union of international Modernism and uniquely American imagery that continues to influence art being made today. The exhibition focuses on phases when Davis applied the forms of Cubism to still-life and landscapes, and when he invented a new abstract language that merged the aesthetics of advertising and jazz with language. For more info, visit crystalbridges.org.
Arts & Entertainment
Highlighted Happenings in NWA Arkansas Public Theatre > The Rocky Horror Show Sept. 15 – Oct. 1 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Arts Center of the Ozarks > Exhibition: Sensory Iconoclasts Through Sept. 10 For more info, visit acozarks.org TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band
Walton Arts Center Season Kicks Off with Broadway & Blues! Walton Arts Center kicks off its 2017-18 Season with dozens of dazzling shows and performances, including Broadway musicals, renowned dance company, blues and jazz musicians, comedy and more. The first show of the new season is TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band – a historic collaboration between country blues artist Taj Mahal, and post-modern blues artist, Keb’ Mo’ on Tuesday, Sept. 19.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I
Then on Tuesday, Oct. 3, Walton Arts Center kicks off its Broadway Series with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I. This award-winning musical tells the story of an unconventional relationship that develops between the King of Siam and British schoolteacher Anna Leonowens. The production boasts amazing costumes and a score featuring beloved classics like “Getting to Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.”
With shows from Sept. 19 through June 23, 2018, you won’t want to miss these amazing performances! Tickets and subscription packages are available by calling the Walton Arts Center box office at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org. Other upcoming 2017-18 Season performances include: Ballet Arkansas Emergence (10x10 Arts Series) Oct. 13
David Sedaris (LOL @ WAC) Oct. 24
Jake Shimabukuro (American Music Series) Oct. 18
Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique (10x10 Arts Series) Oct. 26
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Exhibition: Stuart Davis: In Full Swing Begins Sept. 16 > Focus Exhibition Series: Animal Meet Human Through Oct. 30 > Distinguished Speaker Series: Jason Moran, Musician Sept. 21 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Faulkner Performing Arts Center, University of Arkansas > Singing Men of Arkansas: Sing America! Sept. 8 For more info, visit faulkner.uark.edu/events Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA) > Masterworks I: Tchaikovsky 5 Oct. 14 For more info, visit sonamusic.org TheatreSquared > Fun Home Through Sept. 17 > The Champion Begins Oct. 11 For more info, visit theatre2.org Walton Arts Center > Shopkins Live! Shop It Up! Oct. 17 > University of Arkansas Inspirational Chorale 40th Anniversary Concert Oct. 20 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org 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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New Books at BTV Library Deliver Mystery and Intrigue From mesmerizing page-turners to mystery, suspense and puzzles that need to be solved, the BTV Library has acquired a new selection of books ready for your reading pleasure. Whether you share with friends at your next book club, or keep them for your own personal reading list, these titles are perfect for getting the blood flowing! When the dried bones of a teenager are found in the desert decades after her disappearance in Bryn Chancellor’s Sycamore, everyone who seems to have had any connection with the girl thinks back on their relationship, some with a special sense of guilt. In John Grisham’s Camino Island, the question is who is guilty of stealing an F. Scott Fitzgerald manuscript from Princeton University. Could it be the handsome rare book dealer at a resort for Florida’s elite, with whom an aspiring young novelist has fallen in love? Also involving a resort, in this case, a huge ranch in Montana, a woman representing the fourth generation of her family in Nora Robert’s Come Sundown, is left wondering if in hiring an old flame as a new ranch manager, she has hired the murderer of two local women. In the legal thriller Testimony by Scott Turow, a trial involving the massacre of Gypsies during the Bosnian war twenty years ago plays out in the International Court of Criminal Justice in The Hague. In nonfiction, Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann details the long string of mysterious murders of Native Americans who held valuable mineral rights
to oil rich lands. While The Zookeeper’s Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman tells of a family of zookeepers who hides Jews fleeing annihilation by the Nazis in WWII Poland in the sewers under the zoo. Butterfield also has acquired these non-fiction titles of local and regional interest: A Brief History of Fayetteville by Charles Y. Alison tells how the town prospered until suffering decimation during the Civil War, only to successfully bid to be home to the University of Arkansas and become the city of cultural convergence it is today. Shadow Pattern: Reflections on Fay Jones and His Architecture by Jeff Shannon focuses on the famous professor of architecture at the University of Arkansas, after whom the school is now named. While Faithful to Our Tasks: Arkansas’s Women and the Great War by Elizabeth Griffin Hill demonstrates how women’s social improvement organizations of the state rapidly adapted to the demands of the WWI economy.
Featured Village Events COMING IN SEPTEMBER SEPT. 23 | 5:30pm Dîner en Blanc: A Village Soiree Dîner en Blanc is a lively, spectacular gathering where people worldwide “flash gather” in a public space to share a chic outdoor meal. Guests come dressed in white and often bring their own food, wine, and white tables and chairs. At Butterfield’s first Diner en Blanc, everything will be covered! Join us outside The Lodge for a delightful event with a light French flair and live entertainment by Tulsa’s Mischievous Swing band. Fancy attire is suggested with hats, feathers, boas and anything creatively white. Reservations are required by Friday, Sept. 15. Parking is available in the southwest parking lot, with shuttle service provided.
includes overnight lodging at the distinctive Petit Jean Mountain Lodge and the upscale Lodge at Mount Magazine. Both lodge stays will include nature lectures by state park staff. Cost is $595 per person. For reservations, please contact Riki Stamps at email@example.com.
COMING IN OCTOBER OCT. 9-11 Village Tours Presents: Arkansas Treasures and Vistas Enjoy the comfort of a charter bus as we travel to some of the highest and most breathtaking vistas in the Natural State! With stops at the Arkansas Automobile Museum, Subiaco Abbey, the Rockefeller Institute and the P. Allen Smith Moss Mountain Farm, you’ll take in the autumn color and scenic views along the way. This Village Tours excursion
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Coming This Fall: OLLI Classes at BTV This fall, Butterfield and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas are partnering to bring OLLI classes and workshops to the Village. OLLI offers affordable educational experiences to its members who are senior-aged adults exploring intellectual and cultural topics. Upcoming classes include Learning About Dementia and Alzheimer’s on Oct. 9 with Pat Hall of Washington Reginal Medical Center; Tales of the Quantum with Dr. Art Hobson, UA physics professor emeritus beginning Oct. 12, and Trump: Politics of the Moment with John Brummett of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette on Oct. 19 (sold out). For a schedule of OLLI classes at BTV, visit olli.uark.edu.
Featured Class: Tales of the Quantum with Dr. Art Hobson OCT. 12 – NOV. 6 Butterfield Villa Room Dr. Hobson’s six-part course on Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. will focus on quantum physics as humankind’s most fundamental and far-reaching scientific theory. Using his book for non-scientists and scientists Tales of the Quantum as a basis, the series will explore questions such as what is quantum physics? How does it work? What evidence is there for it? And, is it truly paradoxical or logically consistent? Each of the six courses will cover two of the book’s chapters. No scientific or mathematical background is needed. Participants should purchase the book for approximately $20, available at Amazon.com or Nightbird Books in Fayetteville. To register for a class, or for OLLI cost and membership information, please call the OLLI office at (479) 575-4545. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between June 10, 2017, and August 11, 2017, from the following donors:
BEAUTIFICATION FUND • Imogene Macdonald in memory of Dorothy Robinson BEAUTIFICATION FUND (SENSORY GARDEN) • Richard & Ardith Wharry in memory of Dorothy Robinson and Dr. Steven Neuse GARDEN FUND • Virginia Burdick HEALTHCARE FUND • Douglas and Shari Fesko in memory of Dolores Carnes • Virginia Burdick in memory of C.L. Jordan HONORS • Nancy McVey in honor of Jim & Ann Newman LIBRARY FUND • Dorothy Wood in memory of Dorothy Young and Jim Sandlin • Conrad & Ann Waligorski in memory of Dr. Steven Neuse • Ronald & Polly Hanson in memory of Dr. Steven Neuse MEMORIALS • John & Midge Rush in memory of Glena Della Rutherford • Shirley Chewning in memory of Bill Shook • Family of Mrs. Rutherford Emery-Barney in memory of Glena Della Rutherford MOVING MADE EASY • Clayton Brunson • Constance Nunnally • Jerry Rose • Johnnie Alley • Jo Anne Brown • Billie Carlene Ward
Music Fund Created for New Grand Piano The Butterfield Foundation Board has unanimously approved a new fund to purchase a piano for use in Butterfield’s new Performance Hall, set to open later this fall. The BTV Music Fund will be used to pay for half of a Yamaha C5 or C7 gloss black grand piano, which has been recommended by music professionals. These pianos deliver an exquisite, full tone and the resonation needed to dazzle the 250 guests our new Performance Hall will accommodate. The Village hopes to raise funds through donations ($15,000 has already been donated), with a portion to be given from the BTV Board of Directors. The purchase will cover the piano, a permanent dolly, a protective felt cover and equipment to control humidity. Future and remaining funds will be used to sustain ongoing tuning services, repairs and future services. We hope the new grand piano will find its home on the Butterfield stage very soon! Some of the performances already being scheduled include Tomoko Kashiwagi, Assistant Professor of Piano at the University of Arkansas, and Miho Oda-Sakon, Principal Second Violin with the Symphony of North Arkansas (SoNA). Other partnerships with various performing artists are also in the works. Please consider this designated fund for next gift to the BTV Foundation. All questions regarding the Music Fund should be directed to Riki Stamps at 695-8003 or Elise Lorene at 6958056.
MUSIC FUND • Anonymous in honor of Liz Howick • Pat Jahoda in memory of Carolyn Hickson SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Ron Younkin in honor of Rebecca Rush, Debi Brandt, Adele Atha and Ludie Casey
Yamaha C5 Grand Piano, pictured in Polished Ebony Source: Yamaha Corporation 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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BTV Training Team of Resident Athletes for Senior Olympics Butterfield is once again raising the bar on health and wellness with fun, new fitness programs, continuum-of-care strategies for special care residents, and plans to take a group of BTV athletes to the 2019 Senior Olympics! BTV Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill said she and her team are holding weekly coaching sessions in ping-pong, race walking and swimming to train residents for the state Senior Olympics this September in Little Rock. Following the state games, residents will compete to qualify for the 2019 National Senior Games in Albuquerque, N.M. “If you’re interested in taking part in some friendly fitness competition, signing up for the Senior Olympics may be just the ticket,” Neill said. “Even if you’ve never participated in swimming, ping-pong or walk racing, if you’re a BTV resident or Carriage Club member, we invite and encourage you to join us.” Ping-pong is one of the latest wellness activities being offered by BTV. Neill said Ping-pong promotes mental sharpness, benefits coordination and balance, and is easy on the joints. To strengthen the continuum of care for special care residents, BTV is also launching new exercise programs at the Health Care Center and the Assisted Living Cottage. “We’ll be learning new ways we can serve the Health Care and Assisted Living better by attending care meetings and using exercise to help our residents reduce the risk of falls,” she said.
Meet Our New Intern! Spencer Smith is from Birmingham, Ala., where he graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Fitness, Conditioning and Performance and played football for the Auburn Tigers. He joined BTV in July and is currently earning his master’s degree in Exercise Science at the University of Arkansas. At Butterfield, Spencer will help lead new fitness programs at the Health Care Center and the Assisted Living Cottage; work as a one-onone personal trainer; and coach residents who are training for the 2019 Senior Olympics. “I am excited and grateful to be part of the Fitness and Wellness team at Butterfield,” Spencer said. “My goal is to bring a sense of liveliness to the exercise classes and promote happiness and wellbeing for residents.”
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The Latin Jazz All Stars featuring Steve Turre & Néstor Torres Dec. 8, 2017
Danú A Christmas Gathering: Féile na Nollag Dec. 10, 2017
Alicia Olatuja | March 2, 2018
TajMo: The Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ Band with special guest Black Pacific | Sept. 19, 2017
LeAnn Rimes Today is Christmas Tour 2017 Dec. 12, 2017
Hot Club of Cowtown | Sept. 28, 2017
Robert Earl Keen’s “Merry Christmas From the Fam-O-Lee” Show | Dec. 13, 2017
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I Oct. 3-8, 2017 The Huntertones | Oct. 14, 2017
WAC and SoNA present The Snowman: A Family Concert Dec. 17, 2017
Jake Shimabukuro | Oct. 18, 2017
Finding Neverland | Dec. 19-23, 2017
Joe Ely Acoustic | Oct. 19, 2017
Ballet Arkansas Emergence | Oct. 13, 2017
David Sedaris | Oct. 24, 2017
Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider | Jan. 17, 2018
Cas Public Symphonie Dramatique Oct. 26, 2017
An Evening with Spencer Bohren Jan. 26, 2018
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo | Oct. 27, 2017
Cabaret | Jan. 19-21, 2018
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Oct. 30-31, 2017
At This Performance… | Jan. 29, 2018
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Nov. 7-12, 2017 Susan Werner Trio | Nov. 9, 2017 Bria Skonberg | Nov. 10, 2017 Trike Theatre presents Charlotte’s Web Nov. 17, 19, 25-26 & Dec. 1-2, 2017 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Dec. 1-2, 2017 Voces8 | Dec. 3, 2017 The Martial Artists and Acrobats of Tianjin, People’s Republic of China | Dec. 7-8, 2017
The Triplets of Belleville Cine-Concert Benoit Charest, Composer-Conductor Feb. 1, 2018
Raul Midón | March 1, 2018 RENT 20th Anniversary Tour March 2-4, 2018 Aquila Theatre Company’s Sense & Sensibility March 8, 2018 Dublin Guitar Quartet | March 9, 2018 PostSecret: The Show | March 9-10, 2018 Disenchanted | March 14-15, 2018 Claire Parsons’ And Then… | March 29, 2018 An Evening with Peter Yarrow March 31, 2018 VoicePlay | April 6, 2018 VoiceJam Competition | April 7, 2018 Trike Theatre presents Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse April 13-14, 20-21, 2018 Beautiful - The Carole King Musical April 24-29, 2018 Conrad Herwig | April 28, 2018
Classic Albums Live: Rumours | Feb. 2, 2018
John McEuen and the Circle Band Will the Circle Be Unbroken | Feb. 3, 2018
Slingsby Theater Company’s The Young King May 5, 2018
An American in Paris | Feb. 6-11, 2018
Charlie Daniels Band | May 10, 2018
My Funny Valentine | Feb. 8-9, 2018
Allie Cohen Puppet Maker’s The Secret Life of Suitcases | May 11, 2018
Donny McCaslin | Feb. 10, 2018 Pasadena Roof Orchestra | Feb. 24, 2018 Theatre Company Cahoots NI presents Shh! We Have a Plan | Feb. 25, 2018 Mummenschanz you & me | Feb. 27, 2018
The Sound of Music | May 15-20, 2018 Ravé Mehta’s FLOW | May 24, 2018 Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10x10 Concert June 19, 2018 Artosphere Festival Orchestra Finale Concert June 23, 2018 Series Sponsors