4th of July – Simple Car Parade

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Dear Neighbors
From Beaver Creek Kiwanis President Carol Keeton, “I am very sorry that we had to cancel our 4th of July events which included the parade, duck race in Sycamore Park, pancake breakfast, flag ceremony and celebration in Rollins Park. We really wanted to make this event happen because I feel we really need some uplifting things to happen.  Unfortunately there were issues that prevented us from proceeding.  I hope you all understand and we will plan for a GLORIOUS 4TH OF JULY NEXT YEAR.  Please everyone, pray for our country and remember on the 4th all the things that this day means to our country and how great our country is.”
As an alternative, some of the folks in our community have decided to have a simple parade at 9:00 AM –  starting at the garage in Mcguireville, saluting the flag in Sycamore Park and circling the Village Square (Rollins Park) with another opportunity to salute our flag.  Just everyone on their own, but driving in convoy.  For further info, contact Joe
Warren @ 928-533-2978 or 928-592-0630.
Last year was one of our best parades and celebrations.  Here are just a couple of 2019 photos to bring back memories.
Wishing all a beautiful and surprisingly cool (below 100) Independence Day,
. . . . the calendar crew
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Brush Fire & Lots of Info 6/3/2020

Dear Neighbors
As if there wasn’t enough going on in our country and state, Beaver Creek had a close call with a brush fire running on the east side of I-17 between MP 293 (McGuireville) and north to about MP 296. The northbound lanes were closed while fire crews defeated the flames. This could have been a tragedy for families in Beaver Creek if the fire had continued further eastward. POBs (pats on back) to MANNY ROMERO for the fine photos and videos of the event which are posted on the Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CopperCanyonFMD/videos/255205849128650 
However, earlier in the day, Jodi Rooney spoke at the State Transportation Board meeting in support of replacing our inadequate I-17 interchange and bridge in McGuireville. She is a transportation professional and a candidate for the Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor office. Her work is a follow up to the fine letter of support for this project sent to that board in April and to the presentations from the BCCA Board last year. Her words:
“You have helped us with many projects over the years and it is our intention to continue to be innovative and follow through.  We also appreciate Board Member Gary Knight representing us.
I-17, by its nature, requires multiple improvement and maintenance.  ADOT, FHWA and regional partners have always stepped up.  Our current national economic situation has required us all to sacrifice.  We are seeing this with the tentative 5-year program.  While we understand this, I speak to and ask that I-17 continue to remain a priority.  Specifically, project H68000, study roadway widening, design, construction – I-17 from Anthem Way TI to Cordes Junction (over $300 million).
I believe Supervisor Thurman sent a letter last month regarding the McGuireville TI.  I ask that you keep this on the radar. 
This ‘N That
  • Please complete the 10 census questions for your household altogether or individually. Just get it done! www.2020census.gov. (See flyer below)  Add /jobs to get that info.
  • The weekly Food Share at Beaver Creek School will be open for drive thru every Thursday in June & July from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. The 2nd Saturday food distribution will continue as always from 7:45 AM to 9:30 AM. (See flyer below)
  • Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle have now opened trails for public use. Montezuma Well remains closed. (BCCA has sent a written request to open the trails and picnic area at the well.) (See flyer below)
  • The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors meetings will resume in person meeting after July 1. Meanwhile here is the streaming info for today’s meeting: live stream by going to www.Yavapai.us/District2 and this is the link to the agenda https://destinyhosted.com/agenda.
    • On Monday, June 1, the Yavapai County Recorder’s office opened for in person services.
    • The Yavapai County Planning & Zoning Commissions and Board of Adjustments will resume meetings in September using social distancing and other safety protocols.
Taking fire precautions,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
  
MONTEZUMA CASTLE AND TUZIGOOT NATIONAL MOUMENTS ARE BEGINNING TO INCREASE RECREATIONAL ACCESS TO OUTDOOR SPACES.
Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are increasing recreational access to trails and outdoor spaces. The National Park Service (NPS) is working service wide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
 
Beginning June 5 th , 2020, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will reopen access to:
  • Outside trails at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot
  • Picnic areas at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot
With public health in mind, the following facilities remain closed at this time:
  • Visitor Centers
  • Park Stores
  • Museums
  • Restrooms
  • Montezuma Well (Entire Unit)
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments are also observing Stage II Fire Restrictions.    During this stage, the following is prohibited:
  • Igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, campfire, or stove fire, including use of charcoal or briquettes.
  • The use of stoves or grills that are solely fueled by liquid petroleum gas (LPG) are allowed.
  • Operating internal combustion power tools, such as a chainsaw or other equipment, between 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Generators with an approved spark arresting device in an area that is barren or cleared of all overhead and surrounding flammable materials within 3 feet of the generator are allowed
  • Welding, or operating any acetylene or other torch with an open flame
  • Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle.  Deposit butts in an ashtray, do not toss or discard on the road or surrounding ground.
  • The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continues to be paramount. At The Verde Valley Monuments, our operational approach will be to examine each facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance, and will be regularly monitored. We continue to work closely with the NPS Office of Public Health using CDC guidance to ensure public and workspaces are safe and clean for visitors, employees, partners, and volunteers.
    While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When recreating, the public should follow local area health orders (https://www.yavapai.us/chs), practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding and avoid high-risk outdoor activities.The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19, and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health. 

    We have amazing virtual tours of Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot all of the time, so for people who are still home schooling or not traveling at this time check out www.nps.gov/moca or www.nps.gov/tuzi.

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    eNews 5/18/2020 – Lots of Info

    Dear Neighbors
    Watch out for the wind today and especially tomorrow…predicted to be up to 31 MPH today and 37 MPH on Tuesday. No fires allowed per Copper Canyon Fire & Medical restrictions.
    The Beaver Creek Library is back to their 6 day a week schedule which includes Saturdays. Service is still call ahead for curbside service. Open 10:30 AM to 6 PM Mondays through Thursdays and 9 AM to 3 PM on Friday and Saturday.
    The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club wishes to thank everyone who bid on the four-basket fundraiser. $400 was contributed for the scholarship fund.
    Last Thursday was the first weekly Food Share in Beaver Creek. These will continue throughout the summer in addition to the Beaver Creek Food Bank at the Beaver Creek School the 2nd Saturday morning of each month. The Beaver Creek Kiwanis have purchased 60 whole frozen chickens for the boxes this Thursday which will again be a drive through at Beaver Creek School from 9:30 to 10:30 AM. Thank you to Marlyn Van Keuren, YC District 2 Executive Assistant for making this happen, to the Salvation Army for making the delivery and to Manzanita Outreach for providing and packing the food. Volunteers at the site included Marlyn, Jodi Rooney (candidate in the upcoming District 2 election), Jessica Herrera, Roz Birdsall, Mark Holst, Bev Jackson (Cornville Community Association President), Beth Franklin (BC Librarian), and Janet Aniol.
    ****On Wednesday, May 20, Beaver Creek School’s 8th grade class will be doing a parade for their promotion. The parade will begin at BC School and follow a route that takes us down by the Lake Montezuma Village Square (see picture). The parade will begin at the school at 6 PM. Staff and Parents are hoping to get support from the community. Please come out and cheer on our 8th graders as they prepare to move on to high school. Thank you in advance for your support in making what could have been a disappointment to our students into something memorable for them.
    The Beaver Creek Community Association is working on a questionnaire for the six candidates for the office of Yavapai County District 2 Supervisor in order to give voters more information. If you would like to make a recommendation for a question, please email the calendar crew. The BCCA board meets today, further information is below.
    Since all six of the above candidates are Republicans, the new supervisor will be elected in the Primary election on August 4. Information for registered Independents is below.
    Wind in the forecast,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
     
    Yes! Arizona has an open primary law which allows any voter who is registered as independent to cast a ballot for one of the officially recognized political parties in State Primary Elections. Independent voters on the Permanent Early Voting List (PEVL) will receive a postcard in the mail asking them to choose which party ballot they wish to receive for the Primary Election. The corresponding primary ballot will then be sent by mail to the voter to complete approximately 27 days prior to the election.
    Independent voters who go to the polls on Election Day will be given the option to choose a party ballot at that time.
    Monthly Meeting – Via Zoom
     Monday, May 18, 2020, 3:00 PM
    Beaver Creek Community Association 
    AGENDA
     
    Public participation is appreciated. There is a 2-minute time limit for public participation/comments from individuals. We encourage people to use ZOOM to participate.
    Call for Public Discussion Items not listed below. Discussion with residents.
    President’s Update :
    1. Minutes for March & Financial Report: Request to accept donations toward Rollins Park upkeep from Mikki & Terry Weissinger and Dennis & Janet Aniol
    1. New Business.   Discussion and possible action on each
    • Cornville Community Association request for assistance in the P&Z process in reference to the Spring Creek Ranch proposal. From their president, Bev Jackson, If you could encourage your citizens to write a letter opposing Spring Creek Ranch that would be WONDERFUL.  The developers have been all over Sedona getting signatures on form letters and have almost 200!   Each household can submit one letter.  There are instructions for addressing on our website. www.cornvilleaz.org As soon as we know when this will be heard by the P&Z Commission, I will also share that date so that anyone who is willing to attend and support our fight against adding 2100 units (4200+ people) on less than 1% of the land occupied by the slightly less than 4000 people currently in our small community.”
    1. Old Business. Discussion and possible action on each
    • Rollins Park update
    • District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman wrote to ADOT in support of our quest to improve and reconstruct TI 293 on I-17 at McGuireville. He received the following response from the Division Director of Multimodal Planning, “I am in receipt of your email and have directed our planning team to add this project to our current call for projects. It will be added to the list of projects to be reviewed and evaluated for prioritization in the 2022 project priority list.”
    • 6 candidates for the District 2 Supervisor office. List of questions for candidate responses to help our votes make an informed decision.
    • Thank you letter to Supervisor Tom Thurman for his letter to ADOT on our behalf.
    • Thank you letter to Marlyn Van Keuren for her work in setting up a weekly food share for Beaver Creek.
     
     
    Adjournment. The next meeting is at 3 PM on June 8, 2020 in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
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    Beaver Creek eNews 12/9/2019

     

    Dear Neighbors
    The creek is rushing and thundering and some crossings are flooded, but mostly we’re just enjoying getting some very needed rain. Please remember to stop and not cross if the roadway is covered with water. That water is much more powerful than it looks, and we all know that folks have lost their lives or their vehicles by inattention to safety during desert rainfall.
    This week we have especially good news. Thanks to the Yavapai Apache Nation, particularly the Transit Division, Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes now have bus routes which connect residents to Camp Verde and on to Cottonwood and Sedona, Monday through Friday. Monday is the first day of operation in the beautiful new bus which hits the McGuireville stop at 7:33 and 8:01 AM that morning. Rides cost $1.25. The driver has schedules to hand out. Look for the bus stop signs throughout our community. On Saturday, Beaver Creek Transit will continue to run the free local shuttle throughout Beaver Creek from 10 AM to 2 PM in a continuous loop for rides to the Dollar stores, Gasmart, BC library, and McGuireville.
    Please note the “Good Things” that continue to happen at Beaver Creek School. This year the school needs increased AZ Tax Credit donations. Up to $200 (single) or up to $400 (married) of your tax liability may be donated to the school and will be refunded to you after filing your AZ tax return. Please consider dropping off a check at the school or going online to www.bcs.k12.az.us  and using PayPal to help students get the extracurricular activities that many benefit from.
    photo from Eileen Conn

    On Monday afternoon there is another Kids of Hope training session (call first to sign up) and the Blue Christmas Service in the evening. Both BCCA and Beaver Creek School have board meetings on Monday. The last three days of Christmas House are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The fund donations are less than last year, but there are more children on the list. If you have items to donate that can be sold, please drop them off or call Rosemary at 300-2640 for pick up.

    Upcoming on Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Adult Center Potluck and Raffle which is always a wonderful event. On Saturday and Sunday is your last chance to get memorable Santa photos in the photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage. The following Monday, December 16, is the second community participation meeting for the Primrose Peak Estates which will be held at 6 PM in the BC School Multipurpose Room.
    Enjoying the sound of rain,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
    Special Events December 9 through December 16
    Monday, 12/9-Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is at BC School from 3 PM to 5 PM. Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope/Mentor Training (about 2 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to Montezuma Chapelchat with you! Please call 928-567-4631. (See flyer below)
     
    Monday, 12/9-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd. Blue Christmas is a quiet service where participants are guided through scripture, prayer and music and allowed time to be present to and rest from the things that can make this season such a challenge.   All are welcome, the service lasts about an hour. Please contact Scott or Charity Worden at 928-567-5804 for more information.

    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former

    photo from Eileen Conn

    Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for 47 families with 100+ children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!

    Friday, 12/13-A Christmas Cantata “A Celebration of Carols” will be sung by the Montezuma Chapel Choir directed by Charity Worden starting at 7 PM. There are special narrations, solos, duets and guitars. Refreshments following. Turn up Top O the Morning across from the fire station. Then turn right at the top; the chapel is down a few yards.
    Saturday & Sunday, 12/14&15-Get Your Picture with Santa from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Pistols & Petticoats photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in McGuireville, 2130 E Beaver Creek Rd. (See flyer below)
     
    Saturday, 12/14-The Emerald Waves Healing Blowout Sale is from 10 AM to 4 PM.
    Saturday, 12/14-The Annual Potluck & Raffle starts at 5 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way. Bring a dish and join in the fun. Open to the community and all are welcome. (See flyer below)
     
    Sunday, 12/15- Sound Journey performs at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing, 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd.
    Monday, 12/16-The PPE Meeting scheduled by Rimrock Properties LLC will be at 6 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room (cafetorium). The additional meeting is required by the county since the developer requests to build a new entrance opposite Brocket Ranch Rd rather than create an entrance at Bice Rd.
    Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/9 Through 12/14

    Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items of special interest are zoning ordinance amendments on trailer camp landscaping buffers and secondary medical dwellings  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us 
    Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The board also will meet this month on 9/30. The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
     
    Mondays, 12/9-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
    Tuesday, 12/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
    Tuesday, 12/10-The Copper Canyon Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
    Wednesday, 12/11–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.
    Wednesday, 12/11-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
    Friday, 12/13-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
    Saturday, 12/14–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, 12/14-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
    National Park Service   News Release
     
    For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
    Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
    Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
    Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
     
    At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
    Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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    Special Events 12/8/2019

    Dear Neighbors
    Sunday, 12/8-A Christmas Carol Service is scheduled for 10:30 AM in Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr (behind the fire station).
    Sunday, 12/8-A Montezuma Castle NPS Birthday Celebration will be at 2 PM. Warm beverages will be available by donation to support a Verde Valley Archaeology project which will support a travel fund for tribal youth to an art show. (See more information below)
    Sunday, 12/8- The “Escape to Margaritaville” benefit concert starts at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The musicians are Kenn Trout, Rob Gibbs, Lincoln Thomasson and Kris Baldwin. These Parrotheads will create music from Jimmy Buffett, Harry Bellefonte, Zac Brown and the Nitty Ditty Dirt Band. Cheeseburger sliders and nonalcoholic beverage provided. $10 donation to the Adult Center. (See flyer below)
    National Park Service News Release
     
    For Immediate Release -December 2, 2019
    Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger, krystina_isaac@nps.gov
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Montezuma Castle to celebrate 113 years as a 
    National Monument
     
    In honor of the 113th anniversary of Montezuma Castle becoming a national monument, the National Park Service invites the public to a birthday celebration. On December 8th, 2019 at 2pm, staff will present programs on the conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Antiquities Act. Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director, of Yavapai-Apache Nation will speak to the Yavapai perspective of the development of a National Monument on ancestral lands.
    Warm beverages will be available for donation in partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center. All donations will go toward a travel fund to support an art show in August featuring tribal youth.
    Our staff will make every effort to ensure that children and adults of all abilities are fully included in all of our recreation programs, facilities, and parks. For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please call Krystina Isaac, Lead Interpreter at (928) 567-3322×228.
    These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’ tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
    Regular admission fees of $10 per adult apply, but there is no additional charge for the special
    programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and
    military pass; children age 15 and under are free.
    National Park Service   News Release
     
    For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
    Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
    Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
    Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
     
    At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
    Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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    eNews 12/3/2019

    Dear Neighbors
    Kiwanis President Carol Keeton with ragdolls made by Sam Fisk’s Ragdoll Crew,
    photo by Eileen Conn
    The calendar crew hopes that everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and enjoyed views of the snow-covered mountains and ridges surrounding the Verde Valley. Now that most of the leftovers are eaten, it’s time to enjoy other activities and to continue the holiday anticipation and spirit.
    Grace Community Lutheran Church starts their annual Wednesday Advent Supper & Service tomorrow and on Sunday has a Christmas Carol Service. The Kiwanis Christmas House will be open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in the former Barefoot’s location. This year community donations will provide gifts and food for 100+ children in 47 families. Additional Christmas items to sell at the shop would be appreciated. These may be dropped off at either the Christmas House or Kiwanis Clothes Closet.
    Our Dump the Drugs opportunity is scheduled for this Saturday morning in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Saturday afternoon at 2 PM, a birthday celebration for the National Park Service anniversary at Montezuma Castle is scheduled. At 3 PM is an unusual treat for Creekers. The Parrothead musicians will be in the Beaver Creek Adult Center turning it into “Escape to Margaritaville” for the afternoon. All proceeds will be dedicated to the operation of the Center.
    For those who would like to be a little more active this week, Emerald Waves Healing again features their Wine & Yoga on Thursday, the Bird Walk at Montezuma Well is Saturday morning, and every Saturday and Sunday in December free two hour tours are given at the Tavasci Marsh in Cottonwood. Also, local artwork is on display in the Beaver Creek Library throughout the holidays.
    This ‘n That
    Some Beaver Creek Trails Coalition volunteers beat the stormy weather and exercised early be making and installing another sign kiosk for the Wickiup Mesa Trails System. This one is located off of FS 618 by the Elmore Wash Trail. Drive up there, park, take a backpack picnic and enjoy the hike.
    On Friday morning, the Yavapai-Apache Nation has a Grand Opening Ceremony in Tunlii for the expansion of their transit service to Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes. Service starts on Monday, December 9.
    And lastly, Pastor Ken Miller at Beaver Creek Baptist has been using a prescription discount service for quite some time and recommends it.  He uses www.goodrx.com If you have questions, stop by and see him.
    Enjoying a Cheeseburger in Paradise,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
    Special Events December 3 through December 8
    Tuesday, 12/3-Medicare Changes information will be presented at 10 AM by Doug Parish at the BC Adult Center. Call 928-567-4556 for additional information.
    Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/5,6,7 & 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for families with children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!
    Dump the Drugs HereSaturday, 12/7-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.  (See flyer below)
    Sunday, 12/8-A Christmas Carol Service is scheduled at 10:30 AM in Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr (behind the fire station).
    Sunday, 12/8-A Montezuma Castle NPS Birthday Celebration will be at 2 PM. Warm beverages will be available by donation to support a Verde Valley Archaeology project which will support a travel fund for tribal youth to an art show. (See more information below)
    Sunday, 12/8- The “Escape to Margaritaville” benefit concert starts at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The musicians are Kenn Trout, Rob Gibbs, Lincoln Thomasson and Kris Baldwin. These Parrotheads will create music from Jimmy Buffett, Harry Bellefonte, Zac Brown and the Nitty Ditty Dirt Band. Cheeseburger sliders and nonalcoholic beverage provided. $10 donation to the Adult Center. (See flyer below)
    Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/3 Through 12/7
    Tuesday, 12/3–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations. Please call Tim Marston at 928-567-4556 for the agenda. http://bcac.online 
    Wednesday, 12/4-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
    Thursday, 12/5-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
    Fridays, 12/6-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
    Saturday, 12/7–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
    National Park Service News Release
     
    For Immediate Release -December 2, 2019
    Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger, krystina_isaac@nps.gov
    Camp Verde, AZ
    Montezuma Castle to celebrate 113 years as a 
    National Monument
     
    In honor of the 113th anniversary of Montezuma Castle becoming a national monument, the National Park Service invites the public to a birthday celebration. On December 8th, 2019 at 2pm, staff will present programs on the conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Antiquities Act. Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director, of Yavapai-Apache Nation will speak to the Yavapai perspective of the development of a National Monument on ancestral lands.
    Warm beverages will be available for donation in partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center. All donations will go toward a travel fund to support an art show in August featuring tribal youth.
    Our staff will make every effort to ensure that children and adults of all abilities are fully included in all of our recreation programs, facilities, and parks. For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please call Krystina Isaac, Lead Interpreter at (928) 567-3322×228.
    These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors’ tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
    Regular admission fees of $10 per adult apply, but there is no additional charge for the special
    programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and
    military pass; children age 15 and under are free.
    National Park Service   News Release
     
    For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
    Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
    Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
    Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
     
    At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
    Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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    eNews 11/1/2019

    Dear Neighbors

    Today, November 1, and tomorrow while you’re enjoying the fall leaf color change, be sure to stop by Rollins Park and the BC Adult Center to browse and perhaps purchase some of the wonderful arts and crafts & goodies created by your neighbors. The Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Auxiliary will also be in the park grilling and selling hot dogs as a fundraiser. Toddler Story Time is today at the library and Wine & Yoga is happening at Emerald Waves.
    On Saturday, the first of the month-long special events for Native Heritage Month are scheduled at Montezuma Castle.  Most features alter between the Castle and Tuzigoot.  The flyer is below listing all the events. The 5th Annual Yavapai-Apache Celebration is at Montezuma Castle from 9 AM to 3 PM.  The Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale continues at the Adult Center and a Bird Walk is scheduled at Montezuma Well.  Saturday evening brings a special costume fundraiser at Emeral Waves Healing.
    On Sunday, two Hopi artists will be at Montezuma Castle.
    Christine Dargon Frydenborg, PhD, is the speaker for the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club on Monday afternoon.  The Beaver Creek School Board meets this evening and Merry Movie Monday Night is back at the BC Adult Center.
    The BC Adult Center Board meets Tuesday morning.  This evening is the annual Veterans’ Day Concert at Beaver Creek School to which the whole community is invited.  The students give very moving performances on this occasion.
    A late Happy Halloween to all and November 1 Friday starts in a few hours.
    Best wishes for a fine start to November 2019,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
    Special Events & Regularly Scheduled for November 1 to 5
    Friday & Saturday 11/1 & 11/2-The Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale returns to the Beaver Creek Adult Center each day from 9 AM to 3 PM inside the Center at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma and outside in Rollins Park. A large variety of original artworks, local authors’ novels, and homemade bath and body products will be displayed. Jewelry, candles, lights, purses, scarves and custom-made clothing will also be on sale. All are created by local artists. This is a perfect place to start your holiday shopping. Come join us for a fun-filled day. No admission fee. For more information contact Paul & Joyce O’Connor at pajorocks@msn.com  See flyer below)
     
     
    Fridays, 11/1-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
    Friday, 11/1-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
    Saturday, 11/2–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
    Saturday, 11/2- The 5th annual Yavapai-Apache Nation Celebration at Montezuma Castle is from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. This event will feature many artists, singers, and dancers honoring both Yavapai and Apache history and heritage. Further information is at 928-567-3322 ext 0. (See flyer below)
     
    Saturday, 11/2-The Costume Casino Night Fundraiser is at Emerald Waves Healing from 6 to 8 PM. $5 buy in only and prizes for most winnings and best costumes. Wine tasting 21+ please. Contact: Christine Frydenborg, Ph.D. at email docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
    Sunday, 11/3–Hopi weaver Ivan Polelonema and contemporary artist Justin Polelonema will be at Montezuma Castle from 10 AM to 2 PM.
    Monday, 11/4–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  will meet at the Beaver Creek Adult Center in Rollins Park, Lake Montezuma from 1 PM to 3 PM. The speaker will be Christine Dargon, PhD, of Emerald Waves about fitness and wellness. The cost is $5 for coffee bar and snacks. Everyone is welcome to join us to visit and make plans for the new year. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
    Monday, 11/4–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The board also will meet this month on 9/30. The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
     
    Mondays, 11/4-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
     
    Tuesday, 11/5–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations. Please call Tim Marston at 928-567-4556 for the agenda. http://bcac.online
     
    Tuesday, 11/5-The Veterans’ Day Concert at Beaver Creek School starts at 7 PM in the multipurpose building in front. Everyone is invited to attend, especially veterans and their relatives.
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    Special Events This Week 10/25/2019

    Dear Neighbors
     
    Beaver Creek School is still looking for a full-time custodian. If there are any questions please call the front office and ask for Lyndel Kelley, 928-567-4631. Applications can be printed off the school website at www.bcs.k12.az.us or picked up in the main office of the school. An IVP fingerprint clearance card is required and information on where to get it is available at the front office.
    A neighbor in McGuireville has reported an attempted telephone scam. The scammer claimed to be representing APS and threatened to cut off electric service if a phone number was not called in half an hour and the bill paid. Fortunately, our neighbor did not comply and instead reported the call and checked with APS. APS does NOT request payment via phone call. Please be cautious about any phone requests for personal information or money.
    Coming up this weekend is the Dance and Sing the Night Away at the BC Adult Center and the Fall Star Party at Beaver Creek Library (meet inside, view outside), both on Saturday. On Sunday, we have Succulents & Sips at Emerald Waves Healing. The Halloween Spooktacular and the Haunted House are of course on Thursday. These are followed the next two days by the Annual Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale at the Adult Center.
    These are in addition to the meetings and activities listed below. Maybe this is the week to pick out and try something new to you.
    Enjoying the best month of the year,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
    Special Events for October 26 through November 1
    Saturday, 10/26– ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” TO COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS from 10 AM. to 3 PM. Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the 161st birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “Rough Riders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898. (See the complete info at www.calendarwiz.com/Rimrock )
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    Saturday, 10/26-Dance & Sing the Night Away from 5 to 8 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Eric Williams 1-Man Band, singers and more. $10 includes refreshments & prizes. Call 928-567-4556 for more information. (See flyer below)
     
    Saturday, 10/26-The Autumn Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is from 6 to 8 PM outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing for “Fall Sky Night”. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details. (See flyer below)blue_star.jpg
     
    Sunday, 10/27-Succulents & Sips is at Emerald Waves Healing from 4:30 to 6 PM. Tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin. $15 per person or $25 for two. Includes tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin. $15 for one person, $25 for two. Contact Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for the details.
    Thursday, 10/31-Trick or Treat & Haunted House. 4:30 to 6:30 PM at Emerald Waves Healing. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
    Thursday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District, businesses, organizations, & neighbors are sponsoring this charming event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples, witch’s brew, candy & other treats are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. Please email janiol19@aol.com for additional information. (See flyer below)
     
    Friday & Saturday 11/1 & 11/2-The Fall Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale returns to the Beaver Creek Adult Center each day from 9 AM to 3 PM inside the Center at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma and outside in Rollins Park. A large variety of original artworks, local authors’ novels, and homemade bath and body products will be displayed. Jewelry, candles, lights, purses, scarves and custom-made clothing will also be on sale. All are created by local artists. This is a perfect place to start your holiday shopping. Come join us for a fun-filled day. No admission fee. For more information contact Paul & Joyce O’Connor at pajorocks@msn.com
    Friday, 11/1-Wine & Yoga , 6:30 PM, at Emerald Waves Healing. 21+. Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
    Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in October 25 – 11/2
     
    Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
     
    Saturday, 10/26-Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need. The instructor is Wendy Cook-Roberts. She has been doing a monthly class at the Camp Verde Library for about a year and has offered to also do one at BCAC. Wendy is proficient with iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and most Windows computers. She says, “What I don’t know I can find out and I am not afraid to say, ‘let’s look that up'”.
    Saturday, 10/26-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December.  More details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
     
    Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556.
    Tuesday, 10/29–The BC Kiwanis Board  meets at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center main room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org 
    Saturday, 11/2–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM this Saturday on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.


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    The Yavapai County sign project is still underway, replacement of 400 mainly street and stop signs in our area. Chris from Yavapai County Public Works is hard at work below.  Contractor Earth Resources is continuing to complete chip sealing in several areas. (It is not working on Bice Rd, just was parked nearby for convenience.)
    Halloween is rapidly approaching. As usual, we need volunteers to bring vehicles to Rollins park for Trunk ‘N Treat. We always have a good time on this holiday and parents and grandparents will sincerely appreciate your efforts. Please email the calendar crew or call Janet at 301-2749 if you want to participate.  Also this year there will be a Haunted House at Emerald Waves Healing.
    Beaver Creek School was busy with special projects for our young students and training for the school staff which you will enjoy reading about below. At the end of the article is a final note on the U.A.C. company which was soliciting donations from area businesses. The donations are gratefully appreciated and a contract which was thought to be expired in 2011 is now officially terminated.
    Looks like the Gasmart has finished repainting. The new color scheme sure changes what used to be an eyesore while driving on BC Road. Thank you to that business for making such a pleasant and unexpected change!
    A buffet of fine activities awaits your choices for the next 4 days and beyond. Tomorrow is the Third Thursday evening at the businesses along Beaver Creek Rd who have something special for visitors at that time. On Friday, BCPHS has special guest speaker rancher & businessman Andy Groseta and Toddler Time is offered at the library. Saturday morning offers the bird walk at Montezuma Well and the first social hike of the season by the BC Trails Coalition. From 11 to 1 PM the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station has an open house and free food, too.   On Sunday, Sound Journey is featured at Emerald Waves Healing.
    Monday brings the free flu shot clinic to the Beaver Creek Adult Center, just from 10:30 to Noon this year. If you didn’t already get one, please consider this opportunity. That evening there is Kids at Hope Training at BC School and Merry Movie Monday at the Adult Center. In between all of these are regularly scheduled meetings.
    Many special events are scheduled during the rest of the month. Lots of information and many flyers are below.
    Getting a flu shot on Monday,
    . . . . . the calendar crew  
    Through The Lens of Hope
    Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District-
    September 2019!
    Mr. Cody Kukulski’s second grade class went on a field trip to Red Rock State Park. They hiked and learned about bugs which tied in with their curriculum. Mrs. Cindy Ramirez and Mrs. Jordan Harris went to the Curtain Up series’ play about the American Revolution which was performed by Yavapai College students. They had a great time and learned a lot!
    Mrs. Jill Agnew, Mrs. Cassie Weber, and Ms. Marla Sutcliffe Completed Kids at Hope Training Module 1. Board clerk, Mrs. Brandi Bateman, offered her time an expertise to this training. The participants are now knowledgeable in the philosophy which drives our work with kids.BC School Dist
    The Sedona Literacy Center has resumed tutoring services for select 2nd and 3rd grade students. They focus exclusively on reading and promote growth through their 1:1 system of instruction.
    Ms. Yolanda Sprinz has resumed K-Kids and Builders Club, two clubs for kids which are sponsored by Kiwanis. This club fosters good citizenship, strong moral character, community service, and leadership skills.
    Students attended the Mindset Mission assembly. The assembly teaches kids to never give up, encourage others, and to do their best. The kids had a great time and learned some important skills too.
    Ms. Ori Womack and Mrs. Lyndel Kelley attended the Arizona State Retirement System conference. They received updates to the system, legislative updates, and continued to develop their understanding of the program and its benefits so that they can continue to serve our staff at the highest level possible.
    Students and staff did a great job on picture day staying organized and helping one another through the process. A special thank you to Ms. Sharon Brooks and Mrs. Micca Martinez for organizing the event, and to our parent volunteers Mrs. Crystal Turnbell and Mrs. Taylor Morales for their hard work.
    Superintendent Karin Ward participated in a panel discussion on mental health and schools in Arizona. She was selected because of her long history of employing various techniques and partnerships with agencies such as Spectrum Healthcare to meet the many mental and behavioral health needs of students in our community.
    We look forward to our Annual Walk to School Day October 1 on Beaver Creek Road.  Please be aware of slow traffic from 7 to 8 AM.
    Students and staff will be enjoying Fall Break Monday, October 6 through Monday
    Beaver Creek School District has been in communication with David Comer, Customer Service Manager of the Universal Ad Company (U.A.C.). We were sent the contract from Fanfare Sports from 2009 when I signed an agreement with this company.  We received Fundraising products in 2010 and 2011.
    The company’s agreement shows that the agreement is in place until it is terminated by either party. I was under the impression that Fanfare Sports was no longer in business as we had not received products since 2011. I was mistaken. The name has evidently changed to UAC.
    David Comer guaranteed that he will be sending the school fundraising products that are already in production. We appreciate that and will let the community know when the products arrive. After this fundraising shipment Beaver Creek School District requests termination of the agreement.
    For community businesses who donated to UCA, thank you. We appreciate your dedication to our school fundraising needs.
    In the future Beaver Creek School will always let the community know when there are fundraising efforts for school projects.
    Mrs. Karin Ward
    Superintendent
    Beaver Creek School District #26
    Special Events for October 17 through 31
    Thursday, 10/17-The Rockin’ Art in Rimrock: Third Thursday Art Walk has most of our local Beaver Creek Rd merchants open from 4 to 6:30 PM offering specials and friendly interaction. Please come visit and enjoy the food, sales, and art. (See flyer below) 
     
    Saturday, 10/19-A Social Hike on Wickiup Mesa Trails starts at 9 AM from the Forestglen Trailhead parking lot. Hike the Cedar Knoll and Golden Gulch Trails and back, about 2.4 miles. Fall wildflowers are a good possibility. Please contact KennTrout@beavercreektrails.org for more information. (See flyer below)
     
    Saturday, 10/19– Copper Canyon Fire and Medical District will be hosting an Open House from 11 AM to 1 PM at both Station 81 (494 S. Main St. Camp Verde) and Station 82 (3240 E. Beaver Creek Rd. Rimrock). Free Hot Dogs and Beverages. Demos. Meet the fire crews, check out equipment and apparatus. You are invited!
    Sunday, 10/20-Sound Journey is at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd. Contact Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for the details.
    Monday, 10/21–FREE FLU Shots are available at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10:30 AM to Noon, 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 sponsored by Supervisor Tom Thurman. (See flyer below)
     
    Monday, 10/21-Kids at Hope Training is at BC School from 5 PM to 8 PM. Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope and Mentor Training (about 4 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to chat with you! Please call 928-567-4631. (See flyer below)
     
    Saturday, 10/26– ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” To Commemorate Theodore Roosevelt’s Many Accomplishments appear  from 10 A. to 3 PM. Troop 1A of the Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the 161st birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “Rough Riders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898. (See the complete info at www.calendarwiz.com/Rimrock )
     
    Saturday, 10/26-Dance & Sing the Night Away from 5 to 8 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Eric Williams 1-Man Band, singers and more. $10 includes refreshments & prizes. Call 928-567-4556 for more information. (See flyer below)
     
    Saturday, 10/26-The Autumn Star Party (meet inside the BC Library) is from 6 to 8 PM outside the Beaver Creek Library. Families are invited. There will be telescope viewing for “Fall Sky Night”. This is a program of the Verde Valley Astronomy Club. Call 928-567-4034 for the details. (See flyer below)
     
    Sunday, 10/27-Succulents & Sips is at Emerald Waves Healing from 4:30 to 6 PM. Includes tea & wine tasting along with making potted succulents in a pumpkin.  $15 for one person, $25 for two. Contact Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for the details.
    Thursday, 10/31-Trick or Treat & Haunted House.   4:30 to 6:30 PM at Emerald Waves Healing.  Please email Christine Frydenborg at docborg98@yahoo.com for more information.
    Thursday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association, the Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Copper Canyon Fire & Medical District, businesses, organizations, & neighbors are sponsoring this charming event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. Additional volunteers are needed to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat! Candy and other treats available. Please call or text 301-2749 to volunteer to hand out treats next to your vehicle or from your vehicle’s trunk.  (See flyer below)
    Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in October 15 – 31
     
    Wednesday, 10/16-The Youth & Families Committee meets from 10 AM to 11:30 AM in the Beaver Creek School board room. Please contact Superintendent Karin Ward at 928-567-4631 if you are interested in attending. The Kids at Hope Training is a commitment of this group.
    Thursday, 10/17–The CCF&M District Fire Board meets at 9 AM at Station 82 on Beaver Creek Rd 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://ccfmd.az.gov/
    Thursday, 10/17–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  4:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School board room. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
     
    Friday, 10/18–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library. The speaker will be Andy Groseta on Verde Valley ranching. Everyone is welcome. Andy has been selling ranches in Arizona since 1978 (40 years). Andy is a 3rd generation rancher who lives in Cottonwood, Arizona. He and his family have been in the cattle ranching business in north central Arizona since 1922. The program will be followed by the regular meeting of the Board. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com
     
    Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
     
    Saturday, 10/19–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8 AM to 10 AM this Saturday and then from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
     
    Monday, 10/21–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
     
    Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556.
     
    Saturday, 10/25-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. Please see the flyer below for more details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
    Tuesday, 10/29–The BC Kiwanis Board  meets at 5 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center main room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
    Saturday, 10/26-Free Smart Devices Help is available from 9 AM to Noon in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Bring your tablet, smartphone and/or laptop and get the help you need. The instructor is Wendy Cook-Roberts. She has been doing a monthly class at the Camp Verde Library for about a year and has offered to also do one at BCAC. Wendy is proficient with iPhones, Android devices, Chromebooks and most Windows computers. She says, “What I don’t know I can find out and I am not afraid to say, ‘let’s look that up'”.


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    Beaver Creek eNews 10/4/2019

    Dear Neighbors
    We are so fortunate to be looking at another week of highs in the 80’s and lows in the 50’s. Such perfect October weather!! While on the subject of good things locally, the Beaver Creek Gasmart looks much better with its new tan & rust paint job. POBs (Pats on Back) to those who made the paint change possible.
    Also, on the good news front. Yavapai County has begun a month-long project to improve the safety of our signs themselves and their use for those who observe them. Jon David, Signs & Pavement Markings Project Manager for Yavapai County Public Works, reports that “Crews are out working on a project in the Lake Montezuma/ Rimrock/ Mcguireville areas. The reason for the project is to change the sign mounting post from a U-channel type post which currently exists to a square post telespar type that is mounted in a concrete base. The new base and post comply with guidelines that we must follow, and it improves response time for signs that become damaged. We are also replacing around 400 street name signs in the area that do not comply with retro reflectivity standards. These types of projects have been ongoing in Yavapai County for the past few years.” More POB’s!
    And now the ugly. A resident took a drive up the road past Sedona Sky School and while hiking found that people are dumping yard debris (tree limbs etc) and construction debris (broken cement blocks etc) in two different areas off the paved road and on the dirt side roads. Please utilize your burn permits for the slash and use the Camp Verde Transfer Station (the dump) or Grey Wolf for the construction waste. If possible and safe, report dumping in the surrounding forest to the Red Rock Ranger Station and on private property to YCSO.
    photo by Bob Stewart
    photo by Bob Stewart
    The sweet fall weather brings us many special events to choose from and numerous activities. Tonight is Yoga & Wine at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd.  On Saturday, several of our resident artists are presenting and speaking about their works at the Camp Verde Library starting at 10:30 AM.  This is your chance to see works from Sunshower Rose, Tammie Gardner-Williams, Sharron V Porter and Bill Helm.  Also on Saturday is another Montezuma Well Bird Walk.
    On Monday, the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club’s featured guest is Ashton from Out of Africa.  The Beaver Creek Library is sponsoring two 3-class workshops for beginners on using Photoshop.  The first session starts on Monday.  Sign up promptly if interested.  More information is in the flyer below.  Merry Movie Nights begin at the BC Adult Center starting on Monday.
    Yavapai Development Services will be present at the BC Library most of the day on Wednesday to answer questions about permits, zoning, building, etc.  More information is in the flyer below.
    Check out all the activities happening in the next week.  The monthly free food schedule is also included.
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    . . . . . the calendar crew  
    “Visions of the Verde” Artists Special Event
        from Sunshower Rose
    The Camp Verde Community Library and Friends of Beaver Creek Library will co-host an Art event Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. in the Terra Cotta Room of the C.V. Community Library. Arizona Artists will be featured, who were juried into the Visions of the Verde exhibit, which is on display at Yavapai College, (Verde campus) art gallery until Oct. 11 closing reception.
    Collaborative artwork by Sunshower Rose.
    Participating artists will speak about their creative process regarding pieces currently on display at the College.   One of the artists, Sunshower Rose, will moderate this event. Her video “Green is the River” will be one of the featured pieces. Also from the Beaver Creek area: Sharron V. Porter and Tammie Gardner-Williams. We are still seeking local artists from “Visions of the Verde”, who wish to participate. Please contact Sunshower for further information: 928.550.1088.
    Free event and free refreshments. Please come and learn about the Creative Process from these artists and chat with them after the presentation. Oct. 5 is the last day to view the traveling exhibition of the Arizona Water Ways, from the Smithsonian Institution, located upstairs at the Camp Verde Community Library, so don’t miss this opportunity!
    Camp Verde Community Library address: 130 Black Bridge Loop Rd, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  (See flyer below)
    Special Events for October 4 through 12
    Friday, 10/4-Yoga & Wine will be at Emerald Waves Healing on Beaver Creek Rd from 6:30 PM to 8 PM. $10. 21+, please.
    Saturday, 10/5-“Visions of the Verde” sponsored by Friends of Beaver Creek Library will be presented at 10:30 AM at the Camp Verde Library. Local artist Sunshower Rose will be moderating and several of our own artists are featured. (See article & flyer below)
     
    October, two 3-day sessions, Oct 7/21/28 or Oct 10/24/27-Both of these Photoshop Tutorials are for beginners. All classes meet from 4 PM to 5:30 PM in the Beaver Creek Library Quiet Room. Free registration. Please stop by the library to register NOW!. (See flyer below)
     
    Wednesday, 10/9-Meet us at the Library! Yavapai County Development Services will be at the BC Library from 10:45 AM to 2 PM. Staff will answer questions about building, zoning, permitting and department questions. (See flyer below)
     
    Saturday, 10/12-The Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, fruit, coffee & juice – all for a suggested donation of $6. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556 . (See flyer below)
    Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in early October
     
    Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at Beaver Creek Library.
    Saturday, 10/5 & 10/19–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM on the first and third Saturdays from October through April and back to 8 AM to 10 AM for May.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
     
    Monday, 10/7–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  will  meet at the Beaver Creek Adult Center in Rollins Park, Lake Montezuma from 1 PM to 3 PM. The speaker will be Ashton from Out of Africa. The cost is $5 for coffee bar and snacks. Everyone is welcome to join us to visit and make plans for the new year. Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend.  Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
    Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556. (See flyer below)
     
    Tuesday, 10/8–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
     
    Tuesday, 10/8-The MR Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
    Wednesday, 10/9–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.
    Wednesdays, All-The Al-Anon Family Group meets every Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church (entrance is the same as to the Rimrock Post Office).
    Fridays, All-Toddler Story Time is from 10:15 AM to 11 AM at BC Library.
     
    Saturday, 10/12–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 Food Chart below)
     
    Saturday, 10/12-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. Please see the flyer below for more details and further information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0. (See flyer below)
    FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
    October 2019 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
    (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
     
     
    Organization
    Registration
    Dates
    Beaver Creek Food Bank
     
    2nd Saturday each month
     
    4th Tuesday, some items
    4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
    (at the back of school in the gym)
    567-4631
    Call Monday – Friday for
    Emergency Food Box
    Saturday, 10/12
    7:45 to 9 AM
     
    Tuesday, 10/22
    1:30 to 2:15 PM
    Free Food & Clothing
    7th Day Adventist Church CV
     
    Every Wednesday
    7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
    Wednesdays,
    10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23, 10/30
     
    9:30 AM to Noon
    Also senior boxes with cheese monthy
    Hot Meals & Food Boxes
    Bread of Life Mission
     
    Every Tuesday
     
    Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (at the back of the CV government bldg. off of E Hollamon St)
    Food box only p/u at 3 PM
    Tuesdays,
    10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29
     
    Dinner & boxes
    5:30   PM Start
    Mobile Food Pantry
    Manzanita Outreach
     
    2nd Tuesday
    Our Shepherd Lutheran
    Church at 1090 S Page Springs Rd in Cornville
    Tuesday, 10/8
     
    4 PM to 5:30 PM
    Also senior boxes with cheese
    Beaver Creek Baptist Church
     
     
    Emerald Waves
     
     
     
    Kiwanis Clothes Closet
     
    3705 E Beaver Creek Rd
    3470 E Beaver Creek Rd
    3095 E Beaver Creek Rd
    24/7 kiosk with non-perishables by door
     
    Non-perishables 24/7 outside in pantry and produce inside as open
     
    Wednesdays after 12
    Items from 7th Day Food Bank
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