Beaver Creek eNews 12/9/2019

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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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eNews 12/3/2019

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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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Good Things in Beaver Creek 11/5/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
Extra POBs (pats on back) for the BC School Girls’ Volleyball Team who won the Verde Valley Region and second in state for small schools!  Wooohooo!!!  This is one of the good things happening at Beaver Creek School.
On another note it’s time to start getting ready for Christmas distributions.  Christmas Assistance Request forms are available in the front office of the school. Christmas Assistance is only available for students through the 8th grade.  High School students are not included.  These forms need to be returned NO later than November 14. ( Assistance Request Forms will not be accepted after the deadline date of November 14. Forms are handled on a first come first served basis at the front office.)
On Friday, author Julie Uli will give a special reading of her new book during the afternoon for a story time.  Saturday brings us the fine pancake breakfast which is a fundraiser that helps keep the Adult Center open and an all-day fundraiser at Montezuma Chapel which displays many items and much food for sale.  Proceeds will be used for chapel repairs.  Free food is available early Saturday morning at Beaver Creek School and free yoga is offered in the afternoon at Montezuma Well.  Saturday through Monday, Native American artists are visiting Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to show their work.
Monday is a fee free day at all National Parks in observance of Veterans Day.  On the following Saturday, ASU geologist Steve Semken will narrate the hike to the Montezuma Well Overlook.
There are many other meetings and activities scheduled.  Please take a look below.  More information about most of the may be found using the Beaver Creek Community Calendar link at the top of the eNews.
Smiling in Beaver Creek,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Through The Lens of Hope
Good Things Happening in Beaver Creek School District-
October 2019!
Special Events for October 17 through 31
Wednesday, 11/6-National Jr Honor Society students at Beaver Creek School are recognized at 6 PM.
Friday, 11/8-In a Special Story Time, Author Julie Uli will read aloud her book, Circle of Spirit, from 1 PM to 2 PM at the Beaver Creek Library. (See flyer below)

Saturday, 11/9-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.
 
Saturday, 11/9-The Montezuma Chapel Holiday Fundraiser is from 9 AM to 4 PM. It includes baked good, holiday items, crafts and more which will be sold to raise funds for chapel repairs. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday/Sunday/Monday-Hopi & Zuni Artists will be at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot from 10 AM to 2 PM. (See the complete info at www.calendarwiz.com/Rimrock )
Monday, 11/11–FEE FREE Day at all National Parks.
Saturday, 11/16-The Geology Hike to the Montezuma Well Overlook starts at 9 AM from the Forestglen Trailhead parking lot. ASU Geologist, Steve Semken, will narrate the walk with information about the features of the area Please contact KennTrout@beavercreektrails.org for more information. (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities in November 8 – 14
Friday, 11/8–Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 11/9–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.
Saturday, 11/9-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
Monday, 11/11–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA) meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. An item of special interest is upcoming zoning issues. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us
Mondays, 11/11-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 11/12–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, 11/12-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, 11/13–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.
Thursday, 11/14-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.


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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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Events & Activities Sat 10/19/2019 – Mon 10/21

Dear Neighbors
 
Saturday offers local wildflower hiking or a bird walk and a tour of Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station which includes lunch.  On Sunday afternoon, find out what Sound Journey is at Emerald Waves.  Monday offers free flu shots at the BC Adult Center and a movie there in the evening.  Also on Monday is the BC Trails Coalition meeting and Kids at Hope training at BC School in the evening.
Looking ahead, additional Trunk ‘N Treat vehicles are need for Halloween Spooktacular.  If you are available, please call Janet at 928-301-2749 and leave a message.
The BC Adult Center needs donated baked items to sell at the Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale held on November 1 & 2  from 9 AM to 3 PM both days.   If you care to contribute to the bake sale, it would be greatly appreciated.  Please contact Judy Edwards at 928-274-6023 for how to get your goodies to the Center.
On a tragic note:  This morning at 7:15 AM on Montezuma Ave the lovely baby deer, which many of us have enjoyed watching play along the road for the past several weeks, was hit and killed by a speeding black truck. The driver did not stop.  Beaver Creek Transit driver, Roz Birdsall, carried the dead fawn to the side of the road near Cayuga and called for Animal Control.  Truck driver, please seek peace in your life and look to care for the health and safely of people and animals.  RIP young fawn, you are missed and remembered.
Ready to go out & about this weekend, driving slowly,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Events & Activities Saturday 10/19 thru Monday 10/21
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–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 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.  (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 1 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 sponsored by Supervisor Tom Thurman.
 
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.
 
Monday, 10/21-Kids at Hope Training is at BC School from 5:30 PM to 7:30 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)
 
Mondays, All-Merry Movie Mondays  at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1, free popcorn.  For more information call 928-567-4556. (See flyer below)
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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.
Sitting on the front porch,
. . . . . 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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Weekend Activities and a Free Play 5/17/2019

Dear Neighbors
 
Here are some special activities that you may enjoy this weekend:
 
Friday, May 17 — Free Live Musical Performance.  Tonight at 7 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multi-Use Building (auditorium), the Camp Verde High School Theatre Arts Guild and Beaver Creek School Century 21 Program are presenting a FREE musical performance.  More information about this amusing and sincere opportunity for entertainment is below.
Saturday, May 18– Free Bus Service around Beaver Creek from 10 – 2. Enjoy a free ride on the Beaver Buggy to local shopping and stops! Click here for full details.
Saturday, May 18–The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!!  Phone: 928-567-4556.
Saturday, 5/18–The LAST Bird Walk at Montezuma Well will be hosted by the National Park Service from 8 AM to 10 AM.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area. Bird walks at Montezuma Well are rated easy-moderate. For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, May 18–A Hopi Drum Concert FREE. Montezuma Castle National Monument invites the public to an evening of music and dancing under the full moon. Ryon Polequaptewa will sing and drum while Living Traditions Dance Troupe will perform the Corn Dance and Horse Dance. This will be a visually stunning event you won’t want to miss! Call 928-567-3322 ext 0 for additional information.
To walk or to eat, always a difficult choice,
. . . . . the calendar crew 

This Week in Beaver Creek 9/26/2018

Dear Neighbors
Today is the last Rimrock Farmer’s Market for the season which has been held at Verde Valley Honey on Beaver Creek Rd.  Please be sure to thank Candy Hammond for managing and bringing such a fine service to this community and to John Hasper for hosting the market.  We hope they will do this again next year!!
This weekend Bingo returns to the Beaver Creek Adult Center after an absence of many years.  Next weekend the bi-monthly bird walks begin again at Montezuma Well.  Lots of classes are ongoing at Emerald Waves Healing and the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Call and ask each for their schedule information.
shiny 3d number 50th made of goldOn Saturday, October 6, a special 50 year anniversary party is being held at Robbie’s to celebrate the incorporation of the organization that formed the road and bridge districts which paved much of Lake Montezuma and provided the bridge at Montezuma Ave.  The Lake Montezuma Property Owners’ Association (now BCCA) members did so much for the community.  This is an opportunity to recognize those residents from our past who donated their time for us.  Most are no longer with us, but we will remember them and celebrate.  The details are below.   On the following Sunday, the Beaver Creek Adult Center is celebrating its 25th anniversary.  And a heads up notice to all that Yavapai County will be providing free flu shots on Friday, October 12, from 10 AM to 1 PM at the BC Adult Center.
Looking forward to paying our respects on October 6 at Robbie’s,
 
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Regularly Scheduled & Special Events
Wednesday, 9/26- The Last of 2018 Rimrock Farmers Market  offers fresh produce, baked & canned goods, plants, artwork & crafts, eggs, and more from 4 to 7 PM every Wednesday evening at the Verde Valley Honey store, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd. This is a great way to meet your neighbors and enjoy a beautiful sunset. Please contact Candace Hammond at candyscreeksidecottage@yahoo.com further information.
 
Saturday, 9/29-Bingo at the Beaver Creek Adult Center is from 5 to 8 PM located at 4250 Zuni Way. Please call 928-567-4556.
 
Tuesday, 10/2–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for bingo and other activities. Please call Phil Edwards at 928-274-0265 for details.
 
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.
All Week-Many activities classes meet various days each week at Emerald Waves Healing located at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd. More information is available from Christine Frydenborg Dargon at 603-321-7284.
Saturday, 10/6–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8:30 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.
 
Saturday, 10/6-The 50th Anniversary of Lake Montezuma Property Owners’MRFD LogoAssociation (BCCA) starts at 2:30 PM. LMPOA (recently known at the Beaver Creek Community Association) is celebrating 50 years of serving the community. Please join us for an Italian buffet dinner, music and raffle on the patio at Robbie’s, 5155 N Dave Wingfield Rd in Rimrock, starting at 2:30 PM. We are highlighting our involvement since our founding with the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Virginia Bartling (Virginia Engle) will speak about the mid 90’s when she was LMPOA President during the great flooding and the formation of the first MRFD elected fire board. Dinner tickets are $20 for adults and free for under 18. Tickets are available at Robbie’s, from a board member, online at www.BeaverCreekAZ.US  or by calling 928-592-2839.
Sunday, 10/7-The 25th Anniversary Party for the Beaver Creek Adult Center is from 2 to 5 PM at the Center. Call 928-567-4556 for the details.
Truck Fire–CC Fire & Medical at Work
At 2:40 PM on September 22 Copper Canyon Fire and Medical, Sedona Fire, and the Arizona Department of Safety were dispatched to a semi-truck vs. a semi-truck on I-17 MP 305 NB.  Upon arrival units found 2 semi-trucks one with minor damage and the other truck was fully involved with the fire spreading quickly to its load and into the forest.  Copper Canyon Fire and Sedona Fire immediately deployed both a fire attack and a medical crew to stabilize the scene.  Happy to report that no occupants or firefighters were injured.  I-17 was then shut down for approximately 3 hrs. as ADOT cleared the trucks form the scene.  The incident is still under investigation by DPS.
Dale Duns
Copper Canyon Fire & Medical Authority
Battalion Chief

Quilt Raffle to Purchase Drone for MRFD

Here are pictures of 2 quilts we are raffling off to support the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District. Tickets are available at Crickets, the BC Adult Center, Robbie’s, The Verde Valley Honey Store in Rimrock, and at the FD in Camp Verde.  The drawing will take place later this year, once our sales goal is reached.  This is being sponsored by the MRFD Auxiliary to fund the purchase of a video drone for the Department. This equipment will assist search and rescue efforts and add a capability to further serve the community. The quilts were donated by the Quilters Store in Sedona.  Tickets are $1 for one or six for $5.
John Gosnick, President, Montezuma Rimrock Auxiliary
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This Weekend in Beaver Creek 9/22/2018

Dear Neighbors
Below are two of the enjoyable activities that are available locally.  More are on the way since it is now officially the fall season.  Enjoy!
 
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for September 22 & 23
Saturday, 9/22-The Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser starts at 5 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The $7 per person price includes 1 vote and a complete chili dinner. Tasting and voting is from 5 to 6 PM. After voting is complete, a chili dinner will be served with all the fixins and a beverage. The winner will be announced at 6:30 PM. Come welcome in the Fall Season with your neighbors!
Sunday, 9/23-The Verde Valley Pioneer Picnic i s from 11 AM to 3 PM at Montezuma Well Picnic Ground. The Pioneer Picnic will feature local historian guest speakers and an opportunity to participate in an old tradition. This year, the Dickinson family will be recognized as families from across the Verde gather for a king-sized potluck and stories as far as the ear can truly hear. Rimrock’s own Bill Cowan will provide cowboy coffee, beef stew and cobbler. The event is free and everyone with an interest in the history of the Verde Valley is welcome. Bring a dish to share during the potluck lunch. This event is hosted by Ghost Riders Tours, Jane Goddard.
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