Dear Neighbors

Starting on Saturday (tomorrow) highs are dropping to the upper 60’s and then the 50’s with a possibility of a few sprinkles in the days to come.  Meanwhile, there are still leaves left to fall from our trees despite what seems like a downpour of them.  Jim Guerrieri, the Rollins Park maintainer, raked up 25 bags of leaves in the Lake Montezuma Village Square on Thursday.  Fall is so beautiful!!  And messy!!
Christmas House is open this year in the area vacated by Beaver Creek Liquors thanks to the generosity of Beaver Creek Gasmart.  On Saturday our local students are having a bake sale there to help raise more funds for the project.  So far Kiwanis has adopted 22 families with 56 kids.  Donations of Christmas items to be sold to raise funds are still being accepted at Kiwanis Clothes Closet and at the Christmas House itself.
This Saturday volunteers are meeting at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trail Head to continue work on the Wickiup Mesa Trails.  In the afternoon starting at 2:30 PM, a local author’s fair is being held at the Beaver Creek Library.  Don’t miss the chance to meet our talented neighbors, enjoy refreshments and see the artwork display in the library.  On Sunday evening is the anticipated Hanging of the Greens at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.
The following Saturday brings us the monthly food bank at Beaver Creek School and Santa photos taken at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in McGuireville.  In the evening everyone is invited to the Holiday Pot Luck at the Beaver Creek Adult Center where the Angel Tree is up and the decorating continues.  The Center is also giving 5 food boxes to needy families.  On Sunday, Grace Community Lutheran Church is hosting a Cantata.
Later in the month, Dump the Drugs is scheduled at the Beaver Creek Adult Center and the Mobile On-Site Mammography van will be at Beaver Creek School.  Continuing each Saturday in Camp Verde is the Winter Farmer’s Market.
Thinking about going for a walk,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
December Special Events 
Open thru 12/16–The Kiwanis Christmas House next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart is open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM thru December 16. Applications for recipients for families to receive food boxes and toys are available from Kiwanis members and at Kiwanis Clothes Closet.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM or at the Christmas House.  (See Flyer Below)
Saturday, 12/2–Our local Key Club and 4-H Club students will be holding at Bake Sale at the Christmas House.
Saturday, 12/2–A Local Author Fair will be held from 2:30 to 4 PM at the Beaver Creek Public Library sponsored by Friends of the Beaver Creek Library (FBCL).  Come meet Wyona Jaffe, Lora Trout, and Lizanne Brown; hear about their efforts, enjoy refreshments and enter prize drawing.  (See Flyer Below)
Sunday, 12/3–The Hanging of the Greens starts at 6:30 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.  Many of us look forward to this beautiful annual event.
Wednesdays, thru 12/20–The Advent Soup, Supper & Service   starts at 6 PM in the Grace Community Lutheran Church.  Please call 928-567-4608 for more information.  Everyone is invited to join in.
Saturday, 12/9-The Beaver Creek Adult Center Pot Luck begins at 5 PM.   Please bring your plate (if you forget, we have paper plates) and utensils, a dish to share, and a friend.  Everyone is welcome to attend. 50/50 raffle, too.
Sunday, 12/10–A Cantata Service with the Trinity Praise Team will be held at Grace Lutheran Community Church at 10:30 AM.
Saturday, 12/16–Dump the Drugs   is back at the Beaver Creek Adult Center from 10 AM to Noon.  This event gives an opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted prescription or over-the-counter medication (including ones for pets).  Please drop medications off at the Beaver Creek Adult Center (across from Cricket’s), 4250 E. Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma.  The event is sponsored by the BC Community Action Team, YC Sheriff’s Office and MATFORCE.
Jeannette Estes is our local contact at 928-567-5421 for more information.
Monday, 12/18–MOM (Mobile On-site Mammography) is at Beaver Creek School from 7 to 11 AM.  Please call 480-967-3767 or 800-285-0272 to schedule and appointment.  (See Flyer Below)
Wednesday, 12/20–The Winter Concert at Beaver Creek School starts at 7 PM.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/1 thru 12/9
Saturdays, 12/2–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, 12/2 & 12/9-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.
Saturday, 12/2–The Rimrock Writers  meet at 10 AM in the BC Public Library conference room.  All types of writing are encouraged.  Please check   for the details.
Tuesday, 12/5–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Working on the Angel Tree and upcoming pot luck    Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for details
Tuesdays, All-The Creative Movement Classes meet in the BC Adult Center from 9 to 9:45 AM.  The Chair Yoga classes meet from 5:30 to 6:15 PM.  Please call Pamela Zahnzinger at 928-592-9114 for further information.
Wednesday, 12/6­­-The Wapiti Drumming Circle meets 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 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, 12/9–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.
Saturday, 12/9-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.
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