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Dear Neighbors

Thanks to the more abundant rainfall this year, there was a bumper crop of small rodents, insects and birds.  Our roadrunner friend was so happy about the food in his territory, he defended it against his own reflection in a window.
This week the Rimrockers, BC Community Association, BC Kiwanis, LM Women’s Civic Club, and BC Preservation & Historical Society all have meetings which everyone is invited to attend. LMWCC has a very tasty looking menu planned for Tuesday. A lovely poster for the meal is in the regularly scheduled section.
Don’t forget that on Wednesday is a terrific opportunity to get a free flu shot at the Fire Station in the morning or at the Adult Center in the afternoon.  Also on Wednesday is the first of several guided hikes on Wickiup Mesa.
The monthly food bank distribution is scheduled for this Saturday. Since the Cornville food bank has closed, this may be a good option to check out if you haven’t already visited.  The Rimrock Farmer’s Market will not return until spring, but the Saturday Flea Market is continuing at the Honey Hole.  The historic rock school on the BC School campus is open every Saturday.
In the following week, the BC Trails Coalition, the fire district governing boards and Friends of BC Library meet.
Most of the clubs and organizations are planning public events in the near future. In addition it’s the perfect hiking and walking season. Our surrounding communities, towns and cities are also preparing events for this wonderful fall season.
Deciding which activity to try next,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming October Special Events 
 
Wednesday, 10/11–Free Flu Shots are available at the MONTEZUMA RIMROCK FIRE STATION from 9 AM to 11 AM, 3420 E Beaver Creek Rd.  (Located across the street from Dollar General.)  Please take advantage of this offering from the Yavapai County Health Department.
Wednesday, 10/11–Free Flu Shots are available at the BEAVER CREEK ADULT CENTER from 1 PM to 3 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.  (See flyer below)
 
Wednesday, 10/11-Wickiup Mesa Hike.  9 AM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. Cedar Knoll to Mallard Access to Bull Pasture and return to Forestglen Trailhead. Please note that all hikes begin at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of E Redrock Dr and Forestglen Rd. Plenty of parking is available. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lots of water. You may also want to have a hat, hiking stick and a snack. We usually stop for a break about half way through the hike. We look forward to sharing with you the Wickiup Mesa Trails System.  For More Information: Contact Susan Sim, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, at susansim4@yahoo.comor phone: home 928-325-0010 or cell 928-300-7098.
Friday & Saturday, 10/13 & 10/14–The Feast of the Tabernacles is celebrated at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Please call 928-567-4557 for more information.
Saturday, 10/28–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is sponsoring an event at the fire station to thank the public for their support.  FREE hot dogs.  Time is TBA.
Saturday, 10/28–Arizona’s Rough Riders will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt at Montezuma Castle.  Regular admission fees apply.   (See press release below)
Halloween Spooktacular 1
Tuesday, 10/31–Halloween Spooktacular .  The Beaver Creek Community Association, Beaver Creek Kiwanis, Businesses, Organizations, & Neighbors are sponsoring our community event in Lake Montezuma  from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, free hotdogs, popcorn and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular.  Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. (Volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available.  Please call or text 301-2749 to volunteer. (See flyer below)

Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 10/9 thru 10/19 

Monday, 10/9–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:00 AM at the residence of Diana Bell for  a potluck lunch. We go out to lunch on the last Thursday of each month. October’s will be on the 26th. The time and place will be decided at the Oct.9th meeting.   All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 for the address and directions.
Monday, 10/9-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. We will be continuing plans for the Halloween Spooktacular.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.  www.beavercreekaz.com
 
Tuesday, 10/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will be continuing plans for the Christmas House and Halloween Spooktacular.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 10/10–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.   Our guest speaker is Peter Jensen who will present Doterra Essential Oils and its benefits for improving health followed by a luncheon ($13) and the business meeting.  Come with a friend and enjoy our fellowship.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Wednesday, 10/11-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.
 
Friday, 10/13–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Guest speaker: TBA.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  www.beavercreekhistory.com
Saturday, 10/14–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, 10/14-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, 10/21–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 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.
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.
Thursday, 10/19–The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during the 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Camp Verde Fire Station.  Call Robyn Cook at 928-567-9401 for further information.  Don’t forget that you can find past minutes and the current agenda on the web site at  http://cc-fma.org/
Thursday, 10/19–The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Board  will meet at  2:30 PM at the Beaver Creek School Public Library. The main topic will be planning for the November 12 annual meeting.  All members and interested parties are invited to attend. Contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
October 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
 
 
Organization
Registration
Cost
Dates
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
 
567-4631
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Free
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 10/14
 
7:45 to 9 AM
 
Free Food & Clothing
 
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Free
 
Bring bags
Wednesdays,
10/4, 10/11, 10/18 & 10/25
 
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
 
Every Tuesday
 
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
Free
 Tuesdays,
10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, & 10/31
 
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
 
CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2017
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
 
 
Free
 
Bring bags
 
 
 
Tuesdays,
 
 
3:00 to 6:00 PM
 
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon – Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Free
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
National Park Service   News Release
ARIZONA’S “ROUGH RIDERS” TO COMMEMORATE THEODORE ROOSEVELT’S MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
 
On Saturday, October 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Montezuma Castle; Troop 1A of Arizona Rough Riders Historical Association will commemorate the birthday and accomplishments of President Theodore Roosevelt and the contributions of northern Arizona’s all-volunteer “RoughRiders” of the Spanish-American War of 1898.
Visitors will have an opportunity to discuss the era with members of Troop 1A, and review period military gear, dress, and accessories of the late 1800s. Ladies of Troop 1A will focus on the social customs and conventions of the era.
Birthday cake will be served at noon. At 12:30 p.m., members of Troop 1A will outline Colonel Roosevelt’s military career including his recruiting, training, and leading of the First Volunteer Cavalry of the Spanish-American War.  The life of Prescott’s William Owen (Buckey) O’Neill, the first citizen to volunteer and also the Captain of Troop A will also be addressed. The commemorative group will give informal presentations on the war, the era, social norms, and contributions of northern Arizona’s Troop A; the first volunteers in the country to fill recruitment quotas in 1898.
Regular admission fees apply, but there is no additional charge for the special program. All Federal recreation passes are accepted; children age 15 and under are free

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