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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