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Beaver Creek eNews 11/18/2017

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Dear Neighbors
 
We’re looking at another beautiful week in Beaver Creek.  The sunny highs are expected to be in the upper 60’s and lower 70’s and cold enough for a little heat at night.  Skinks and tortoises are hibernating and the scorpions are coming inside.  (A black light hunt for those mean insects is a particularly good idea this time of year.)
This is a wonderful weekend to be active.  Free food including lots of cantaloupes is available in the early AM today at Beaver Creek School.  The Saturday hike will be led by Stan Mish, the president of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.  If you have any questions about the construction of the Wickiup Mesa Trails, don’t miss this particular hike.
Since November is Native American Heritage month, several special programs are scheduled at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.  Please take a look at the National Park Service flyer below.  The bird walk at Montezuma Well is also today.  Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will close at 3 PM on November 23, Thanksgiving Day.  This includes all three units-Montezuma Castle and Montezuma Well in Rimrock, and Tuzigoot in Clarkdale.  All units will resume normal operating hours on November 24, 8 AM to 5 PM.
Later this month, everyone is invited to a free Thanksgiving Dinner from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Another trail hike is scheduled and the Kiwanis Christmas House opens at the Beaver Creek Gasmart on the 30th.
Looking ahead in December, there will be a Local Author Fair at the Beaver Creek Public Library and mobile on-site mammography at Beaver Creek School.  A special pot luck and Dump the Drugs are scheduled in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
Wishing all a happy start to the Thanksgiving Holiday,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Mid November thru Mid December Special Events 
November, All– Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot are Commemorating Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events.  (See poster below)
 
Saturday, 11/18-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker, Stan Mish.  At 9:00 AM meet at Forestglen Trail Head. This hike will introduce the Cedar Knoll, Sunset and Well Vista trails. It is about 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. Beaver Creek Trails Coalition President Stan Mish will lead the hike and speak about the construction of the trail.  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.
Thursday, 11/23–Come enjoy at free turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church located (behind the MR Fire Station) at 5100 N Stevenson Dr.
Thursday, 11/30 & more– Kiwanis Christmas House opens next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart on the 30th and will be open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM thru December 16. Applications for recipients for families to receive food boxes and toys are available from Kiwanis members and at Kiwanis Clothes Closet.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM.
Wednesday, 11/29–Wickiup Mesa Trails Hike.   Meet at the Forestglen Trail Head. The Golden Gulch Trail is the star of this hike. About 3 miles. Easy to moderate.  Further information is listed under the hikes above.
Saturday, 12/2–A Local Author Fair will be held from 2:30 to 4 PM at the Beaver Creek Public Library sponsored by Friends of the Beaver Creek Library (FBCL).  Come meet Wyona Jaffe, Lora Trout, and Lizanne Brown, hear about their efforts, enjoy refreshments and enter prize drawing.  (See Flyer Below)
 
Sunday, 12/3–The Hanging of the Greens starts at 6:30 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Many of us look forward to this beautiful annual event.
Saturday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Everyone is welcome to attend.
Saturday, 12/16–Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.
Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.
Monday, 12/18–MOM (Mobile On-site Mammography) is at Beaver Creek School from 7 to 11 AM.  Please call 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272 to schedule and appointment.  (See Flyer Below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 11/18 thru 11/30
Saturday, 11/18–Free food is available at Beaver Creek School  from 7:45 to 9 AM.  Food is always available the second Saturday (the 3rd Saturday this month in recognition of Veteran’s Day last 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.  (See chart below)
Saturday, 11/18–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  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.  Please call Betty Hart for more information at 928-567-2946.
Saturday, 11/18–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18– The Phantasm Book Club  meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. We will be discussing “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep” by Philip K. Dick.  Books and audio CDs are waiting at the library.  Contact Starchild the Ringleader,  PhantasmBookClub@yahoo.com for more information.  (See flyer below)
 
Tuesday, 11/21–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 8:30 AM in the BC Adult Center. If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails and other, please attend. Contact  Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
Tuesday, 11/28–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 6 PM in place TBD for dinner.  We are planning the annual Christmas House and would welcome help.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information and to RSVP.   www.bckiwanis.org   
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
November 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
This month only it’s the 3rdSaturday!
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, 11/18
 
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,
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29
 
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,
11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2018
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
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
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This Week in Beaver Creek 11/7/2017

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Dear Neighbors
 
Tonight is the touching annual Veteran’s Concert performed by Beaver Creek School students and there is a special ceremony on Saturday honoring veterans at Montezuma Castle.  During November to commemorate Native American Heritage Month, there are special programs every weekend at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.  This Saturday and Sunday are fee free days at the National Parks.
Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Trails Day in Sycamore Park.  This year is extra special because the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition has produced a trails brochure (free) for the first time.  The Dutch oven enchiladas and peach cobbler are back.  There are free trails map bandanas and beaver stickers and tattoos for the kids of all ages.  Sign up sheets will be on hand for volunteer work days and to register for hikes.  And the weather is even supposed to be good!!  (photo from Kenn Trout)
The Beaver Creek Food Bank will NOT distribute food this Saturday, instead that will be done on Saturday, November 18.  On Sunday (11/12) the Friends of Beaver Creek Library will meet in the BC School Board Room.  Two special Wickiup Mesa trails hikes are scheduled for the following week that have experts giving talks during the hikes.
Terri Tripp-Warren’s newest baby deer
Grace Lutheran Community Church will again provide a free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  Nikki’s Grill will do the same thing for a small donation.  The day after Thanksgiving, Kiwanis Christmas House opens at the Beaver Creek Gasmart (Thank you to them!!) in order to raise funds for families in need at Christmas. Christmas-themed items may be donated and dropped off at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet next to Small Engine Repair.
The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District is accepting resumes  and letters of interest to fill a vacancy on its governing board.Fire District board members are generally elected to a four-year term. The person chosen to fill the vacancy will serve for the remainder of the vacant term ending November 30, 2018. Applicants shall reside within the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District and be a registered voter of the District .  Packets are available at: Copper Canyon Fire & Medical 26B Salt Mine Road Camp Verde, AZ  86322. Please return completed packets to the admin office by Monday, November 13, 2017 by 12:00 pm.
See you in Sycamore Park,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming November Special Events 
 
Tuesday, 11/7–The Veteran’s Day Concert starts at 7 PM at Beaver Creek School.
Saturday/Sunday, 11/11 & 11/12-Fee FREE Days for all National Parks.
 
November, All– Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events.  (See poster below)
 
Saturday, 11/11-National Park Service Tribute to Veterans starts at 10 AM at Montezuma Castle.
 
Saturday, 11/11– Celebrate Beaver Creek Trails Day  from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, November 11 in Sycamore Park at 4710 E Beaver Vista Rd in Lake Montezuma (next to the bridge).   The Dutch Oven Cowboy Cooking will include red chile cheese enchiladas, beans and peach cobbler.  Plenty of Cowboy coffee and lemonade will be served, too.  Free Wickiup Mesa Trails map brochures and free map bandanas for each person that completes a Trails Coalition information survey.  T-shirts and caps available at low costs.  The food, brochures and bandanas are FREE.  Bring the kids for beaver stickers and tattoos.   County and Federal agency representatives will be present to answer questions, and Off Highway Vehicle information and forest maps will be available. BC Trails Day is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition (BCTC) which will have information about the newly constructed and signed Wickiup Trails System, regional group hikes, and how YOU can get involved.  Co-sponsored by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and Beaver Creek Community Association.  If your organization would like to participate at the event, please contact Stan Mish, President, at 928-606-2925 for further information.
Sunday, 11/12-The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Annual Meeting is from 2-4:00 p.m. in the BC School Board Room. The theme is “Build a Better World” and four presenters will share their stories about how and why they have chosen to give back to their communities. Also, those hosting Little Lending Libraries will share some stories. Board elections will be held, door prizes given, refreshments served. If you RSVP to gailmello@yahoo.com  prior to November 8th, or call 567-4648, you will qualify for an extra drawing for a $25.00 Amazon gift card.  Members and guests are encouraged to attends.  Membership dues for 2018 can be mailed to FBCL, P.O. Box 724, Rimrock, AZ 86335 or paid at the Annual Mtg. Interested in being a Board member? Please call Judy @ 567-4648.
 
Wednesday, 11/15-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker.  9 AM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. 2 to 3 miles. This hike will include a talk by Jason Lavelle from the Arizona Botanical Garden in Clarkdale on native plant species.  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.
Saturday, 11/18-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker.  At 9:00 am meet at Forest Glen Trail Head. This hike will introduce the Cedar Knoll, Sunset and Well Vista trails. It is about 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. Beaver Creek Trails Coalition President Stan Mish will lead the hike and speak about the construction of the trail.  Further information is with the item above.
Thursday, 11/23-Come enjoy at free turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church located (behind the MR Fire Station) at 5100 N Stevenson Dr.
Friday, 11/23 & more– Kiwanis Christmas House opens right after Thanksgiving next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart and will be open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM until December 16. Applications for recipients for families to receive food boxes and toys are available from Kiwanis members.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM.

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 11/7 thru 11/18 

Tuesday, 11/7–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for information about activities.
Wednesday, 11/8–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, 11/10–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Decade-long Rimrock resident, Rob Estrada, will discuss the story of his Father, Captain “Mario” Estrada, “West Texas Cowboy to decorated Cavalry Officer”, how the son of a White Mountain Apache rose through the Army ranks as a “Maverick” and is interned at Arlington National Cemetery. The biography will include his Southwestern origin, tank training in Arizona, Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, liberation of Buchenwald, Jump School, OCS, Japan Occupation, Korea, Guatemala, Ranger School and the historical figures with whom he served.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com
Saturday, 11/11-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.
Monday, 11/13–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 at the residence of Diana Bell for a potluck lunch with the main theme being Thanksgiving. Turkey, Potatoes, Gravy, and Cranberries will be furnished. Bring a salad or dessert and enjoy . All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 for the address and directions.
Monday, 11/13-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects. Topics for discussion and possible action are prescribed burn smoke, use of Theony Pueblo for weekly archaeology trip and potential boundary change.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
Monday, 11/13–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, 11/14–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, 11/14–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   The program is a Chicos Fashion Show. Please join us to meet with neighbors and friends, and see the latest fashion from Chicos. Cost $13.  Contact Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 11/14-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 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.
 
Thursday, 11/16–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station this month.  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/
Saturday, 11/18–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.  (See chart below)
Saturday, 11/18–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  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, 11/18–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Saturday, 11/18– The Phantasm Book Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. Books and audio CDs are waiting at the Rimrock library.  Contact Starchild the Ringleader, PhantasmBookClub@yahoo.com for more information.  (See flyer below)
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
November 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
This month only it’s the 3rdSaturday!
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, 11/18
 
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,
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29
 
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,
11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2018
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
CLOSED
 
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
Join Our Mailing List!

 

More Prescribed Burns this Week 10/24/2017

2017-10-20: More unique prescribed burns planned for week of October 23
Incident: Fall 2017 Prescribed Burns Prescribed Fire
Released: 4 days ago

Flagstaff, Arizona -

  Several prescribed burns are planned next week near Munds Park on the Flagstaff Ranger District and seven miles southeast of Mormon Lake on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District most of these prescribed burns will be used to introduce fire in the habitat of the Mexican spotted owl.
The 1,200-acre Sawmill project is scheduled to begin Tuesday evening at approximately 5 p.m. and is located on the Mogollon Rim Ranger District about six miles southeast of Mormon Lake on the east side of Lake Mary Road.
The Munds Park and Coyote Park projects are planned to begin Tuesday evening on the Flagstaff Ranger District on the east side of Interstate 17 immediately south of the community of Munds Park and also one mile north of Munds Park and will eventually cover more than 1,900 acres in total over the three nights.
The Sawmill and Coyote Park prescribed burn projects will treat areas that are listed as Mexican Spotted Owl Protected Activities Centers (PACs). Each burn will be longer in duration and is expected to produce more dense smoke than what is normally produced since the PACs have not seen wildfire in many years and have accumulated large fuel loads in the area.

Upcoming Prescribed Burns 10/16/2017-11/20/2017

Fuel Treatments. . . 
Fire managers on the Verde Ranger District have several fuel treatments planned October 16th through November 20th; depending on current and expected weather conditions.  Tactics to keep smoke impacts as minimal as possible include canceling approved burns when conditions aren’t favorable, timing daytime ignitions to allow the majority of smoke to disperse prior to settling overnight, and burning larger sections at a time when conditions are favorable to reduce the overall number of days smoke is in the area.   Area Map (5.3 MB PDF)
·        Burnt prescribed burn is a 484 acre maintenance burn located on Mingus Mountain just north of Mingus Springs Ranch (T15N, R2E, S22).  Vegetation is predominately pine over story with pine needle, grass and harvested logging slash in isolated pockets.
·         Brushy prescribed burn is a 5375 acre initial entry burn located east of I-17 at Bald Hill (T12N, R4E, S4) in the grass lands.
·         Crater prescribed burn is a 3046 acre maintenance burn located east of Powell Springs Campground and south of Cherry (T14N, R3E, S29).  Vegetation is predominately grass and chaparral.
In the interest of safety, forest visitors are reminded to obey all traffic signs and use caution when traveling in the vicinity of the prescribed fire burn units as firefighters and fire-related traffic will be in the area.  Drivers should be prepared for short delays adjacent to the burns on FS roads; however no delays are expected on major highways.
Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These burns will mimic natural fires by reducing hazardous fuels accumulations, and reintroduce fire into a fire dependent system; recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity.  Prescribed fires are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.
All prescribed fire activity is dependent on the availability of personnel and equipment, weather forecasts, fuels moisture levels and conditions that minimize smoke impacts as best as possible and approval from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality ( www.azdeq.gov).

 

October Special Events

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

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