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October Special Events

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Dear Neighbors

Thanks to the more abundant rainfall this year, there was a bumper crop of small rodents, insects and birds.  Our roadrunner friend was so happy about the food in his territory, he defended it against his own reflection in a window.
This week the Rimrockers, BC Community Association, BC Kiwanis, LM Women’s Civic Club, and BC Preservation & Historical Society all have meetings which everyone is invited to attend. LMWCC has a very tasty looking menu planned for Tuesday. A lovely poster for the meal is in the regularly scheduled section.
Don’t forget that on Wednesday is a terrific opportunity to get a free flu shot at the Fire Station in the morning or at the Adult Center in the afternoon.  Also on Wednesday is the first of several guided hikes on Wickiup Mesa.
The monthly food bank distribution is scheduled for this Saturday. Since the Cornville food bank has closed, this may be a good option to check out if you haven’t already visited.  The Rimrock Farmer’s Market will not return until spring, but the Saturday Flea Market is continuing at the Honey Hole.  The historic rock school on the BC School campus is open every Saturday.
In the following week, the BC Trails Coalition, the fire district governing boards and Friends of BC Library meet.
Most of the clubs and organizations are planning public events in the near future. In addition it’s the perfect hiking and walking season. Our surrounding communities, towns and cities are also preparing events for this wonderful fall season.
Deciding which activity to try next,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming October Special Events 
 
Wednesday, 10/11–Free Flu Shots are available at the MONTEZUMA RIMROCK FIRE STATION from 9 AM to 11 AM, 3420 E Beaver Creek Rd.  (Located across the street from Dollar General.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department.
Wednesday, 10/11–Free Flu Shots are available at the BEAVER CREEK ADULT CENTER from 1 PM to 3 PM, 4250 E Zuni Way at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma.  (Located across the park from Cricket’s.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department.  (See flyer below)
 
Wednesday, 10/11-Wickiup Mesa Hike.  9 AM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. Cedar Knoll to Mallard Access to Bull Pasture and return to Forestglen Trailhead. Please note that all hikes begin at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of E Redrock Dr and Forestglen Rd. Plenty of parking is available. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lots of water. You may also want to have a hat, hiking stick and a snack. We usually stop for a break about half way through the hike. We look forward to sharing with you the Wickiup Mesa Trails System.  For More Information: Contact Susan Sim, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, at susansim4@yahoo.comor phone: home 928-325-0010 or cell 928-300-7098.
Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14–The Feast of the Tabernacles is celebrated at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Please call 928-567-4557 for more information.
Saturday, 10/28–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is sponsoring an event at the fire station to thank the public for their support.  FREE hot dogs.  Time is TBA.
Saturday, 10/28–Arizona’s Rough Riders will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt at Montezuma Castle.  Regular admission fees apply.   (See press release below)
Halloween Spooktacular 1
Tuesday, 10/31–Halloween Spooktacular .  The Beaver Creek Community Association, Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Businesses, Organizations, & Neighbors are sponsoring our community event in Lake Montezuma  from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, free hotdogs, popcorn and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular.  Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. (Volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available.  Please call or text 301-2749 to volunteer. (See flyer below)

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 10/9 thru 10/19 

Monday, 10/9–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:00 AM at the residence of Diana Bell for  a potluck lunch. We go out to lunch on the last Thursday of each month. October’s will be on the 26th. The time and place will be decided at the Oct.9th meeting.   All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 for the address and directions.
Monday, 10/9-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the Library of the BC Adult Center.  Formerly known as LMPOA, BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects. We will be continuing plans for the Halloween Spooktacular.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Tuesday, 10/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will be continuing plans for the Christmas House and Halloween Spooktacular.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 10/10–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.   Our guest speaker is Peter Jensen who will present Doterra Essential Oils and its benefits for improving health followed by a luncheon ($13) and the business meeting.  Come with a friend and enjoy our fellowship.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Wednesday, 10/11-The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
 
Friday, 10/13–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Guest speaker: TBA.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com
Saturday, 10/14–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturday, 10/14-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Saturday, 10/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Thursday, 10/19–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during the 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Camp Verde Fire Station.  Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at  http://cc-fma.org/
Thursday, 10/19–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  2:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School Public Library. The main topic will be planning for the November 12 annual meeting.  All members and interested parties are invited to attend. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
October 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 10/14
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, & 10/31
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2017
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
National Park Service   News Release
ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” TO COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
On Saturday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Montezuma Castle; Troop 1A of Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “RoughRiders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Visitors will have an opportunity to discuss the era with members of Troop 1A, and review period military gear, dress, and accessories of the late 1800s. Ladies of Troop 1A will focus on the social customs and conventions of the era.
Birthday cake will be served at noon. At 12:30 p.m., members of Troop 1A will outline Colonel Roosevelt’s military career including his recruiting, training, and leading of the First Volunteer Cavalry of the Spanish-American War.  The life of Prescott’s William Owen (Buckey) O’Neill, the first citizen to volunteer and also the Captain of Troop A will also be addressed. The commemorative group will give informal presentations on the war, the era, social norms, and contributions of northern Arizona’s Troop A; the first volunteers in the country to fill recruitment quotas in 1898.
Regular admission fees apply, but there is no additional charge for the special program. All Federal recreation passes are accepted; children age 15 and under are free

October News and Events

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Beaver Creek eNews

October 3, 2017

Dear Neighbors

The calendar crew saw its first goose flyby on September 18.  Now honking geese formations are flying overhead frequently.  Days are warm and nights are cool.  Fall is officially here in Beaver Creek!  October is the best month of the year in many ways, including that the surprising Diamondbacks have homefield advantage in a playoff game scheduled for Wednesday evening.  GOOOO D’BACKSSS  (Tari, in photo, wants to shop for a Diamondbacks cap.)
This week the Drumming Circle meets again at the BC Adult Center and a special Financial Peace class starts meeting at the BC Baptist Church, both on Wednesday.  Friday afternoon in Sycamore Park is the last Farmer’s Market of the season.  Come say good bye for now to our local growers, bakers and artists.
On Friday and Saturday is the annual Rummage Sale in the BC Adult Center.  Also on Saturday is the Grace Lutheran Community Church’s Free Octoberfest in Rollins Park.  Don’t forget that Cricket’s Restaurant is open at the same time.  You might have breakfast at Cricket’s, bargain shop at the Adult Center and then have a brat or two at the Octoberfest.  Also Saturday morning, the bird walks on the first and third Saturdays begin at Montezuma Well and continue through April.
Last year Nurse Cherry gave Supervisor Thurman a flu shot in the Adult Center
The following Wednesday is a perfect time to get a free flu shot at either the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station or at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  It’s also the day to take a guided hike on the new Wickiup Mesa Trail System with Susan Sim.  On Saturday Oct 14, the monthly free food distribution is at Beaver Creek School.  Don’t miss out on this benefit to our community!
During the last week of this month on Oct 28, the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary will be hosting an event and giving away free hot dogs to thank the community for its support.  The Halloween Spooktacular will of course be held in Rollins Park on Halloween.  As always, we need lots of adults to drive into the Lake Montezuma Village Square, park, and hand out candy, apples, and trinkets, etc.  Please call or text 301-2749 to volunteer.
Late breaking and not yet on the calendar, the Beaver Creek Community Association will be hosting administrators from the Arizona Water Company at 6 PM on Oct 23 in the BC Adult Center.  AZ Water Company will present information about the local water system and take questions and suggestions from the audience.
Yavapai County Public Works is in the process of doing an overlay on Montezuma Lake Rd (from the Y to the bridge) as part of the Eastern Overlay Project.  Please plan a little extra time in your schedule to drive this area during construction.
See you in the neighborhood,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
October Special Events 
Wednesdays, 10/4-12/9-Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University is being taught by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by Pastor Ken Miller at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  These life-changing classes start at 6:30 PM. The cost is $93 + shipping for the class materials.  You may register here http://www.fpu.com/1050061   Please call Pastor Ken Miller at 928-567-4557  for further information.
Friday, 10/6 & Saturday, 10/7-The Annual BC Adult Center Rummage Sale is from 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday and 9 AM to 2 PM on Saturday.  Donations of clean, usable items (please no clothing or electronics) are welcomed through Thursday. Please come check out the many treasures and help to support the Center.  For more information, please call 928-567-4556.
Saturday, 10/7- Beaver Creek Octoberfest.  Grace Community Lutheran Church hosts their annual Octoberfest from 10 AM to 4 PM at Rollins Park in the Lake Montezuma Village Square.  There will be free brats and hot dogs, a car show, entertainment and lots of fun for the whole family.  Come join us!
 
Wednesday, 10/11–Free Flu Shots are available at the MONTEZUMA RIMROCK FIRE STATION from 9 AM to 11 AM, 3420 E Beaver Creek Rd.  (Located across the street from Dollar General.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department.
Wednesday, 10/11–Free Flu Shots are available at the BEAVER CREEK ADULT CENTER from 1 PM to 3 PM, 4250 E Zuni Way at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma.  (Located across the park from Cricket’s.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department.  (See flyer below)
 
Wednesday, 10/11-Wickiup Mesa Hike.  9 AM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. Cedar Knoll to Mallard Access to Bull Pasture and return to Forestglen Trailhead. Please note that all hikes begin at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of E Redrock Dr and Forestglen Rd. Plenty of parking is available. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lots of water. You may also want to have a hat, hiking stick and a snack. We usually stop for a break about half way through the hike. We look forward to sharing with you the Wickiup Mesa Trails System.  For More Information: Contact Susan Sim, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, at susansim4@yahoo.com  or phone: home 928-325-0010 or cell 928-300-7098.
Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14–The Feast of the Tabernacles is celebrated at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Please call 928-567-4557 for more information.
Saturday, 10/28-The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is sponsoring an event at the fire station to thank the public for their support.  FREE hot dogs.  Time is TBA.
Tuesday, 10/31–Halloween Spooktacular .  The Beaver Creek Community Association, Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Businesses, Organizations, & Neighbors are sponsoring our community event in Lake Montezuma  from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, free hotdogs, popcorn and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular.  Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. (Volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available.  Please call or text 301-2749 to volunteer.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 10/3 thru 10/14 

Tuesday, 10/3–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Planning October rummage sale and November arts & crafts sale.  Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for details
Tuesday, 10/3-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is putting together a cook book as a fund raiser. If you would like to contribute a recipe or two please PM me or email recipe to me at grambo_3@msn.com   and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM.  The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
 
Wednesday, 10/4­­-The Wapiti Drumming Circle has its initial gathering at 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square directly across from Cricket’s Restaurant.  The intention of the Wapiti Drumming Circle is to gather like-minded individuals interested in group, rhythmic drumming of various Native American beats associated with animal totems and the seven energy centers of the human body.  ­­The circle will include an initial sage smudge, blessing of drums with tobacco, and an opening, centering prayer.   Following the beating of the seven directions there will be a brief gratitude meditation.  The evening’s drumming will conclude by drumming west, north, east, south, sky and earth. (See flyer below)
 
Friday, 10/6-LAST UNTIL SPRING– The Rimrock Farmers’ Market  offers fresh produce, artwork, baked goods, plants, etc from 4 PM to 7:30 PM every Friday evening at Sycamore Park next to the bridge on Montezuma Ave. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset.  Please contact Gerry Quotskuyva for more information atdirector@verdevalleyancestralgardens.org
Saturdays, 10/7 & 10/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Saturday, 10/7–The Rimrock Writers  meet at 10 AM in the BC Public Library conference room.  All types of writing are encouraged.  Please check RimrockWriters@yahoo.com   for the details.
 
Monday, 10/9–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:00 AM at the residence of Diana Bell for  a potluck lunch. We go out to lunch on the last Thursday of each month. October’s will be on the 26th. The time and place will be decided at the Oct.9th meeting.   All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 for the address and directions.
Monday, 10/9-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the Library of the BC Adult Center.  Formerly known as LMPOA, BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects. We will be continuing plans for the Halloween Spooktacular.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Tuesday, 10/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will be continuing plans for the Christmas House.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 10/10–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.   Our guest speaker is Peter Jensen who will present Doterra Essential Oils and its benefits for improving health followed by a luncheon ($13) and the business meeting.  Come with a friend and enjoy our fellowship.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Wednesday, 10/11-The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
 
Friday, 10/13–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Guest speaker: TBA.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com
Saturday, 10/14–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
 
Saturday, 10/14-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
October 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 10/14
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, & 10/31
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2017
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone

Clark Telescope Presentation 9/21/2017

 

Arizona’s Clark Telescope Presentation at Beaver Creek  School

9/21/2017

(The presenter is Ralph Nye whose family owns and operates Cricket’s in the LM Village Square.  You have met him on Saturday’s.  Come see what his week day job is.)

 

Ralph Nye shares his knowledge about,

“The Star Attraction”, the Clark telescope

 “It’s not the most powerful telescope in the world, but the Clark is one of the most impressive. Among other things, its history includes the discovery of Pluto and mapping the surface of the moon….” Noah Austin, Arizona Highways, July, 2015.

Ralph Nye, Lowell mechanical engineer since 1976, will present a unique and informative program regarding the 120-year old Clark telescope and share his personal experiences restoring the telescope and gaining even more appreciation for those who originally constructed the Clark. As Ralph states in the Arizona Highways article, “The guy who made these parts rode a horse to work.”

Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society and Beaver Creek Kiwanis invite everyone, all ages, to attend this free event on Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00pm at Beaver Creek School, 4810 E. Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock.     

 

September Happenings

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Dear Neighbors
 
We’re about to finish the first week in September and are still fortunate enough to be seeing some amazing lightning and thunder shows for 45 minutes or more in the evenings.  Better than TV!  The USGS rain gage near Rimrock took in 3.1 inches of rain in August, however quite a few of us in the Beaver Creek vicinity measured at least .5 more.  The weeds are sooo happy.
BC Adult Center
Today is the first session of a new activity, the Wapiti Drumming Circle.  The sponsors invite everyone to come see what it’s about and try something new.  The Beaver Creek Preservation and Historical Society is celebrating its fifth-year anniversary with an enactment from VANISHED ARIZONA and refreshments on Friday.  Saturday evening the Adult Center is sponsoring a pot luck.  All these events are at the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
Friday evening the Rimrock Farmer’s Market is held at Sycamore Park.  Saturday morning free food is available to the public at Beaver Creek School.  Also on Saturday, all day, is the Flea Market at the Honey Hole on Beaver Creek Rd.
Several clubs have their first meetings of the year next week.  The Rimrockers meet on Monday at Grace Community Lutheran Church and the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets in the same place on Tuesday.  The BC Community Association, the BC Kiwanis, and the Beaver Creek School Governing Board also meet next week.
Upcoming on the 14th is the annual Kiwanis Spaghetti Dinner at the fire station and on the 21st is the Clark Telescope Presentation in the Beaver Creek School Multitorium.  The Verde Valley Human Society is looking for a few volunteers to spend a couple of hours a week to help socialized some scared cats and kittens.  The contact information is below if you are interested.
Ready to enjoy the fall activites,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
September Special Events 
Wednesday, 9/6-The Wapiti Drumming Circle has its initial gathering at 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way in the Lake Montezuma Village Square directly across from Cricket’s Restaurant.  The intention of the Wapiti Drumming Circle is to gather like-minded individuals interested in group, rhythmic drumming of various Native American beats associated with animal totems and the seven energy centers of the human body.  ­­The circle will include an initial sage smudge, blessing of drums with tobacco, and an opening, centering prayer.   Following the beating of the seven directions there will be a brief gratitude meditation.  The evening’s drumming will conclude by drumming west, north, east, south, sky and earth. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 9/9-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.
Saturday, 9/9-The Beaver Creek Adult Center is hosting a potluck dinner starting at 5 PM.  All are welcome to the potluck. It is fun time to get together with friends and to meet new-comers to our area.  Invite your neighbor!  Contact: Bill Higginbotham  Phone: 928-567-5747
Tuesday, 9/12-The Public Meeting about an annual pass increase is from 4 PM to 6 PM at Montezuma Castle.   Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold two public meetings in September to discuss a proposed fee increase to their park specific annual pass.  The current park pass has been in place since 2015, but does not meet agency fee standards. The proposed fee increase would make the pass $40.00 instead of the current price of $30.00.  The purchase of the park specific pass provides entrance for four adults, for both monuments.  Children 15 years old and under are admitted for free. (See more information below)
Thursday, 9/14–The Kiwanis Donation Spaghetti Dinner  will be served from 5 to 7 PM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station, 3240 E Beaver Creek Rd in Rimrock. Please come enjoy spending time with your neighbors and meeting some new folks, too.  The proceeds will benefit community projects in the MR Fire District. Event staff includes: Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station Personnel, Beaver Creek School K-Kids and Builders Clubs, our High School Key Club (Mingus, Sedona Sky & Camp Verde), as well as many of our friends.  (See flyer below)
Thursday, 9/21–The Clark Telescope Program presented by Ralph Nye is featured at 7 PM in the Beaver Creek School Auditorium.  Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society is hosting the event which is cosponsored by the Kiwanis.  Please contact Judy McBride for further information at 928-567-4648.
Saturday, 9/30-Fee FREE Day for all National Parks.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 9/8 thru 9/13 

Friday, 9/8–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. This is a special one — you won’t wanto miss it.  Don and Chris Goddard will be doing their reenactment of Martha and Jack Summerhayes from the book
Vanished Arizona ( if you haven’t read it, they will have books for sale — well worth it).  Also, we will be celebrating the 5th birthday of BCPHS with refreshments and a review of our progress.  Please contact Judy McBride, president, at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 
Fridays, thru 10/6- The Rimrock Farmers’ Market  offers fresh produce, artwork, baked goods, plants, etc from 4 PM to 7:30 PM every Friday evening at Sycamore Park next to the bridge on Montezuma Ave. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset.  Please contact Gerry Quotskuyva for more information atdirector@verdevalleyancestralgardens.org
Saturday, 9/9–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday of each month for distribution to everyone and during the month as needed.  Emergency boxes are available by calling the school at 928-567-4631.
Saturdays, All-The Historic Beaver Creek Rock School Building is open to the public from 10 AM to 1 PM.  Docents from the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society will be on hand to answer questions.
Monday, 9/11-The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 AM at Grace Community Lutheran Church.  We will have a potluck lunch and a brief meeting.  All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Georgia Flittner at 928-567-5841 if you would like to attend.
Monday, 9/11-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the Library of the BC Adult Center.  Formerly known as LMPOA, BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects, and make small donations to organizations in the area.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.us
 
Monday, 9/11–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
Tuesday, 9/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.   www.bckiwanis.org
Tuesday, 9/12–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.   Our guest speaker is Bonnie Shimko, with Arizona Care Management.  She will speak on being our best healthcare advocate.  Her professional experience includes senior care management, managing adult care homes and non-medical in-home care in Yavapai Co.  She also assists with financial and end-of-life planning.  Each meeting includes an interesting and informative speaker, followed by luncheon ($13) and a business meeting . Contact  Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.  (See menu below)
Wednesday, 9/13-The Blood Pressure Clinic  is available the second Wednesday of each month in the BC Adult Center from 9:30 AM to 11 AM.  Come get your blood pressure taken by Sue Brann, RN.
 
 
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold public meetings to discuss Fee Increase for Park Specific Annual Pass
 
Camp Verde and Clarkdale, AZ – Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will hold two public meetings in September to discuss a proposed fee increase to their park specific annual pass.  The current park pass has been in place since 2015, but does not meet agency fee standards. The proposed fee increase would make the pass $40.00 instead of the current price of $30.00.  The purchase of the park specific pass provides entrance for four adults, for both monuments.  Children 15 years old and under are admitted for free.
Part of the fee money collected at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments has been used on site to upgrade the electrical system, to stabilize and reinforce the bookstore floor at the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center and to make the Tuzigoot Visitor Center restrooms ADA compliant.  The interpretive signs along the monuments’ trails were also modernized using fee money.  Future plans include building a ranger talk area at Tuzigoot with a shade shelter to provide greater comfort for our visitors.
The first meeting will be held at the Montezuma Castle Visitor Center located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Road in Camp Verde on Tuesday, September 12, from 4pm to 6pm. The second meeting will be held at Tuzigoot Visitor Center located at 25 W. Tuzigoot Road in Clarkdale on Wednesday, September 13, from 4pm to 6pm.
Following the public meetings,feedback will determine if the fee increase will be implemented.

Calendar Crew Update 8/12/2017

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Dear Neighbors

Beaver Creek School is back in session which is greatly enjoyed by local students and their parents.  The school has received yet another award.  It has been named the Yavapai County’s Healthy School of the Year.  POB’s (Pats on Back) to the administration, faculty & staff, students & parents, school board and volunteers who earned this well-deserved award.  The school sponsors our local food bank, provides a take-home food panty for students each week, has three wellness weeks during the year, encourages walk to school days, provides healthy choices in the lunch program, and provides nutritional information and drug use prevention in the classrooms among many healthy actions.  The school food bank is open this morning from 7:30 to 9 AM.
Another outstanding event of this decade is the extended hours and enlargement of the Beaver Creek Public Library.  The library was built with bond-voted funds from this community and additional funding from Yavapai County.  The library is now open 42 hours a week; Monday through Thursday 10:30 AM to 6 PM and on Friday and Saturday, 9 AM to 3 PM.  Thesilver_laptop.jpgadditional room provides an area for computer use and study.  The Internet is high speed and makes a great place for college students doing online courses.  Please come get an introduction to the services offered during the Open House on Wednesday, August 3 from 4 to 7 PM.
Of interest to those who haven’t been in Robbie’s restaurant lately is that Robbie’s LLC purchased the former RR BBQ (formerly Vintages) restaurant located on Dave Wingfield Rd on June 30 this summer.  The managing members of the LLC are Robert Satran and his sister-in-law Carol Satran.  Plans for the use of the building are unknown by the calendar crew at this time.
Of particular note, today the foodbank, a week from Monday the eclipse and a week from Wednesday the library open house.  Information about all morning coverage of the eclipse on TV and online is below.  Eclipse glasses should be used if looking directly at the event.  Please be careful of your eyes!!
So proud of community resourcefulness,
. . . . . the calendar crew 

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical having Busy Monsoon Season

Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Busy During Monsoon Weather
6 Rollovers & a Residential Fire
The past two days were very busy for Copper Canyon Fire and Medical, which ran a total of 38 calls within 48 hours. Most notable calls were a residential fire where a patient was successfully rescued and the fire was contained to the room of origin . In addition 10 motor vehicle accidents; six of the accidents were rollovers. These were due to a storm cell that sat above I-17.  All patients received treatment and/ or transport to the nearest available medical facility. Copper Canyon Fire did not do this alone they receive support from Verde Valley Fire, Sedona Fire, ADOT and the Department of Public Safety. Please remember if you are driving in adverse conditions to drive with care and always wear your seatbelt.
Dale Dunns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief
26 B. Salt Mine Road
Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Back to School BBQ Thursday 8/3/2017

Supervisor Thurman in Beaver Creek Parade
Today is the annual Back to School BBQ at Beaver Creek School.  Everyone is invited to attend and see what the upcoming year will bring.  Yavapai County Supervisor will be attending as a special guest and looks forward to meeting many of our residents.  In addition, the Rock School House on campus is open to the public for the event.
Today, 8/3-The Back to School BBQ at Beaver Creek School will be held from 6 to 7:30 PM in the cafetorium.  The evening includes a FREE dinner for everyone and an opportunity for students and parents to visit classrooms.  Community, school and local agencies will have representatives in the cafetorium to make information available.  Parents/guardians of children ages 0 to 5 will have the opportunity to sign up for a free monthly book in the mail from the Imagination Library.

 

Free Slash Drop Off 8/1 – 8/31/2017

Yavapai County is again sponsoring free slash drop off at the refuse transfer locations the whole month of August.  The one in Camp Verde is our closest site.  Please utilize this opportunity.
8/1 thru 8/31–Free slash drop off at the Camp Verde Transfer Station  from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesday through Saturdays. Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings. No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage. Slash must be removed from plastic bags. Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260. For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183. (See flyer below)