Clark Telescope Presentation 9/21/2017


Arizona’s Clark Telescope Presentation at Beaver Creek  School


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


Ralph Nye shares his knowledge about,

“The Star Attraction”, the Clark telescope

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

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

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


September Happenings


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

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

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