This Week in Beaver Creek 11/16/2016

Upcoming Special Events and Regularly Scheduled Meetings
Wednesday, 11/16-Beaver Creek School is hosting a College Financial Aid Workshop in the school boardroom from 3 PM to 7 PM.   There will be a brief introduction on financial aid, then the rest of the time will be spent helping people with the actual application.  All ages are welcome.  Please bring your SS# and 2015 Federal tax return.  Applicants 23 or younger may also need a parent and the above information for the parent.  It would help save time to create an FSA ID at home ahead of time.  If you can, please do to to create the ID.  (No worries if you didn’t.)  Beaver Creek School is located at 4810 E Beaver Creek Rd 86335.  (See flyer.)
Wednesday, 11/16-The Poetry Group meets the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the BC Public/School Library from 4:30 to 6 PM.  Come share your poems.  See Bonnie Best, group facilitator, at your community library for the details.  (See flyer.)
Thursday, 11/17–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during the 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CV, and Copper Canyon Fire Boards at the Camp Verde Fire Station, 494 South Main Street, Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  Call 928-567-7428 ext 0 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at
Thursday, 11/17–Coloring & Coffee at the Beaver Creek Adult Center every Thursday from 9 AM to 11 AM.  Bring your own coloring book and color pens or canvas and paints.  Coffee, tea and water will be available.  Please contact Darla Melcher at 928-592-0782 for more information.  (See flyer.)
Thursday, 11/17-The PTO (Parent Teacher Organization) meets at Beaver Creek School from 3:30 to 4:15 PM.  Contact Superintendent Karin Ward at 928-567-4631 for additional information.
Saturday, 11/19–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 11/19–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays of each month.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 11/19–The Lutheran Womens Missionary League meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community.  We’ll be discussing Octoberfest.   Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Saturday, 11/19–The Bibliomaniacs  meet at the BC Library located at BC School at 10 AM. Contact Barb Hitchcock at  for more information. Everyone is invited to attend whether or not having read the book. (See flyer below)
Sunday, 11/20-Russell Wash Loop.  1 PM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate, some steep sections, loose footing. Time: 2.5 hours.m Meet at the Forest Glen Trailhead.  Please email Susan Sim or call 928-300-7098

Vintage (RR BBQ) Closed as of 11/9/2016


Yesterday the RR BBQ Restaurant hosted 40+ members of the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club and was bustling with energy throughout Tuesday.  Today it is closed off.  A sandwich board blocks the driveway which states, “Sadly, due to recent changes in employment laws, we cannot afford to continue in business”.
In late spring Mulligan’s Grille LLC owned and managed by Shane and Kathy Watts began the process of a zoning change for the RR BBQ parcel to hard-zoned Commercial 2-35 (Commercial; General Sales and Service).  On September 21, 2016, the Yavapai County Board of Supervisors approved upgraded zoning.  Thus, the Watts are ready to begin a new endeavor at this location.
With the grille’s closure, scheduled meetings and activities are being relocated starting with the special FBCL meeting that would have used the building on Sunday.  Therefore:


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This Week in Beaver Creek 11/7/2016

Dear Neighbors
Welcome to our continued eventful November.  Tomorrow is the last voting day this year!  Finally, an end to the robophone calls and constant political commercials is near.  The closest Yavapai County Vote Center to us is at the Beaver Creek Adult Center which is open from 6 AM to 7 PM.  You may also vote (just once) at any other vote center in the county.
On Wednesday is the Veterans Day Concert at Beaver Creek School.  The students appreciate having veterans and their family members attend to be honored.  On Friday is a FEE FREE day at all National Parks.  At Montezuma Castle, there is a special Veterans Day Ceremony in conjunction with the VV Marine Corps League. The VV Humane Society is sponsoring Paws for Patriots which provides free adoptions.  On Saturday morning VV Ancestral Gardens could use some help in cleaning their Adopt-A-Road area on Beaver Creek Rd.  And the Friends of Beaver Creek Library have their terrific annual meeting on Sunday.  If you want to be included in the raffle drawing, please RSVP today.  The details for the above events are below as usual.
The regularly scheduled activities and meetings include LMPOA, BC Kiwanis, LMWCC, a Golden Gulch Overlook Hike (note time change to 9 AM), VV Photographic Society and the free food distribution at Beaver Creek School.  All are informative and/or interesting.
Christmas House opens in December at 3095 E Beaver Creek Rd in between Kiwanis Clothes Closet and Small Engine Repair.  Starting this week, donated items may be dropped at KCC from 10 AM to 3 PM on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Kiwanis and Key Club (high school students) hope to make a wonderful Christmas for 10 families with young children.  From the outside of the building, the beautiful mural painted by Eileen Conn can be seen which guides us to the Christmas House.
See you in the neighborhood,
……..the calendar crew
Special Events This Week
Election 2012
Tuesday, 11/8-The Beaver Creek Vote Center is open from 6 AM to 7 PM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way, in Lake Montezuma across the park from Cricket’s Sandwich Shoppe.
Wednesday, 11/9-The Veterans Day Concert at Beaver Creek School begins at 7 PM.  Everyone is invited to attend, especially veterans and their family members.  Please help us honor their service.
Friday, 11/11-FEE FREE Day at all National Parks
Friday, 11/11-Paws for Patriots Adoption Event at the Verde Valley Humane Society from 10 AM to 5 PM.  Due to a generous and compassionate veteran and VVHS supporter (who wishes to remain anonymous), on Friday, November 11th, the VVHS can offer FREE adoptions to all retired and active military personnel, National Guard and Reservists.  (See flyer below)
Friday, 11/11-A Veterans Day Ceremony at Montezuma Castle National Monument will be hosted in partnership with The Verde Valley Marine Corps League.  The ceremony will start at 10:00 AM with the posting of the colors and Pledge of Allegiance. The MC and guest speaker will be Command Chief Master Sergeant Robert (Bob) Hall, U.S. Air Force (Retired). Following his message on what it is to be a veteran, he will announce each major war fought by US forces since the founding of the country followed by a ringing of the Bell, that we may never forget. A rifle volley and the playing of Taps will end the program, followed by National Park Service volunteer, Harry Seavey, playing Amazing Grace on the Native American flute.
Saturday, 11/12 — As the Adopt-A-Road sponsors of one mile of Beaver Creek Road, please join the Verde Valley Ancestral Gardens for trash cleanup on November 12th.   Meet at Nikki’s Grill parking lot in McGuireville at 8 AM to pick up safety vests, trash grabbers and trash bags.  Expected duration is one hour.  The more the merrier and the quicker the cleanup, so we hope to see you there!
Sunday, 11/13-The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Annual Meeting for all members will be held at the RR BBQ in Rimrock from 2 to 4 PM.  We will vote for the 2017 board of officers and our guest speaker will be Victoria Clark who will impersonate the infamous Pearl Hart, Arizona’s woman stagecoach robber.  RSVP to Darla Melcher (928-592-0782) with your plans to attend by November 7 and your name will be entered in a special drawing.  If you have family or friends interested in becoming a member, please invite them and include them in your RSVP.  (See flyer below)
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities November 7-12
Monday, 11/7–LMPOA  meets at 5:00 PM in the Library of the BC Adult Center.  The Lake Montezuma Property Owners Association helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects, and make small donations to organizations in the area. Everyone is welcome to attend. Topics this meeting are a future name change, LED holiday lighting and a digital message board.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Tuesday, 11/8–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 11/8–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Double R BBQ from 11 AM to 1 PM.   Please join us to give thanks for our club and friendships.  Our guest speaker will be Bill Stafford of the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.  He will do a power point presentation on the Chavez Trail giving a summary of the history of the Chavez Wagon Road linking Winslow with Prescott.  Come find out where it crosses through our area.    Cost $13.   Contact  Karin Ward at (928) 567-4631 for more information or on Facebook under club name.

Wednesday, 11/9-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.

Thursday, 11/10–Golden Gulch Overlook Hike,   5 PM.  Level of difficulty: Easy.   Time: 1 hour.  Meet at the Forest Glen Trailhead.  Contact Susan Sim at 928-300-7098 for more information.
Thursday, 11/10–The Verde Valley Photographic Society , led by Bill Helm from the Camp Verde Bugle, now meets at 4 PM in the BC Public Library the second Thursday of each month.   Please contact Bonnie Best at 928-567-4034 for the details.
Saturday, 11/12–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 as needed by calling the school at 928-567-4631.

This Week in Beaver Creek 11/3/2016

Dear Neighbors
The highs have dropped to the low 70’s and we may get a little rain before Saturday which is expected to be mostly sunny with calm winds.  Such perfect fall weather, the leaves are dropping and swirling slowly to the ground.  Two events that we always look forward to are scheduled for this weekend:  the Arts & Crafts & Bake Sale at the BC Adult Center on Friday and Saturday and the BC Trails Day on Saturday in Sycamore Park.  Please enjoy both if you get the chance.
Also this weekend there is the bird walk at Montezuma Well, a Yavapai Apache Nation celebration at Montezuma Castle, and the Rimrock Writers meet in the BC Library.  Sunday is Mitzvah Day.  If you would like to get involved, some information and a contact number is at the end of this email.
Mrs Sam Fisk shares the following: “I am writing you to let you know we saw a Bobcat behind our fence at 3215 E. Montezuma Ave. this afternoon (10/27) about 2:45…… This was a large bobcat… about 2 1/2 to 3′ tall at the shoulder…. prowling along our back fence…. we are going to take precautions… we suggest anyone with small pets in the area do the same.  2 years ago a bobcat came down about this time of the year and killed a neighbor’s cat, I saw this happen…… I assume this guy is hungry.  Just thought it would be good to let folks know…”
Ready to enjoy autumn!
……..the calendar crew
Special & Regularly Scheduled Events
Friday/Saturday, 11/4 & 11/5-The Arts & Crafts Festival & Bake Sale at the Beaver Creek Adult Center is always a very special display of community talents from 9 AM to 3 PM both days indoors at the Center and outdoors in Rollins Park.  The Center is located at 4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  Please come enjoy some tasty goodies, purchase some gifts and be amazed at local creativity.  This event helps keep the doors open five days a week. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 11/5–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays of each month.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 11/5–The Rimrock Writers  meet at 10 AM in the BC Public School Library conference room.  All types of writing are encouraged.  Please   for the details.
Saturday, 11/5– Yavapai-Apache Nation Celebration. The event will be held at Montezuma Castle from 10:00 AM to 4 PM with beading and weaving demonstrations throughout. The Bird Dancers and Gourd Singers will demonstrate traditional Yavapai dancing at 11 AM. and the Little Warriorettes will dance at 2 PM.
Saturday, 11/5- Celebrate Beaver Creek Trails Day  from 11 AM to 2 PM in Sycamore Park at 4710 E Beaver Vista Rd in Lake Montezuma (next to the bridge).   Local, County and Federal agency representatives will be present to answer questions, and Off Highway Vehicle information and forest maps will be available. BC Trails Day is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition(BCTC) which will have information about the newly designated and Coconino Forest Service approved Sunset Trails, regional group hikes, and how YOU can get involved.  Kids 12 years old and under may enter the “Name the Beaver Contest” with a Beaver Creek Trails T-shirt awarded to the winner.  (Please bring the names to Trails Day and not to BC School.)  Dutch Oven Cowboy Cooking on hand will include enchiladas, beans and peach cobbler.  Plenty of cowboy coffee, lemonade and water will also be available.  Raffle prizes include T-shirts and assorted trail gear and accessories.  The food and raffle prizes are FREE.  (See flyer below)
Dear Neighbor– Mitzvah(Good Deed) Day is next Sunday, Nov 6
and we still need volunteers for 12 Cottonwood-Cornville-Clarkdale Projects. Please consider volunteering –check in at Living Water Church on Mingus Ave at noon, work at the project sites from 12:30-3:30 — and then join us back at St. Andrews Church in Sedona for a pizza party and story telling gathering from 4-5. In this season of giving and caring, please step up if you can! Thank you — to volunteer, contact Barbara Litrell 649-0135
2 volunteers to paint a wall at Cottonwood Senior center (paint and brushes provided)
4 volunteers to clean out/sort stuff in shed at Cottonwood Senior Center
4 volunteers to install a “Mud Kitchen” at Buena Vista Child Care Center
2 Volunteers to organize the library at Verde View Senior Apts in Camp Verde
6 Volunteers to paint 3 small rooms at Old Town Mission in Cottonwood
4 volunteers for yard cleanup for a “senior” neighbor in Cornville
4 volunteers for yard cleanup for a “senior” neighbor in Clarkdale
2 volunteers for the Miracles Happen Resale Store in Cottonwood
4-6 volunteers for landscape clean up and building power wash at Catholic Charities
4 Volunteers to visit with seniors at Cottonwood Village
6-8 volunteers to work with USFS on erosion reduction project in Cornville
4-6 volunteers to paint a wall and organize merchandise at Habitat in Cottonwood
2-4 volunteers for labels and envelope stuffing at the Cottonwood/Verde Valley Humane Society.
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