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) RJMEL1@msn.com 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. www.lakemontezuma.us
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.  www.bckiwanis.org
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.