Dear Neighbors
The Calendar Crew hopes that you are planning to get out of your home this weekend.  There are a lot of terrific activity choices, most free of charge.  Saturday, in particular, is packed with great choices.  Starting in the early AM is the free food bank at Beaver Creek School followed by the last hike of the year led by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.   The nd Saturday Flea Market is open at the Honey Hole and the historic Rock School is open on the Beaver Creek School campus.  The Beaver Creek Adult Center pot luck starts at 5 PM.  A little out of town, there is a Naloxone training class with kit provided held at the Cottonwood Library and Fort Verde is open in the evening for a free candle light tour.
Christmas House is open today through Saturday.  Thank you to our locals who have donated items and to those who purchase them.  All proceeds are going toward making a good Christmas for families and their children.
This evening, Thursday, is the first meeting of a new single women’s group at the Beaver Creek Adult Center for connecting, sharing and celebrating life.  Two beautiful cantatas are scheduled; Friday evening at Montezuma Chapel and Sunday morning at Grace Community Lutheran Church.  On Monday, the Rimrockers are having their Christmas lunch and the Beaver Creek Community Association and Beaver Creek School Board are holding their regular meetings.  On Tuesday the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club is having their Christmas meeting, the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary meets, and there will be a Blue Christmas Service at Montezuma Chapel.
Rasks’ Auto Service is again collecting nonperishable food donations which will be contributed to our local food bank.  The first load has been delivered.  More contributions would be welcomed!!
On another note, sometimes we don’t always appreciate the efforts of Beaver Creek School.  Margee Cowan has collected school interviews which let us know some things that school personnel are grateful for.
Ready to enjoy more of the holiday season,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming December Special Events 
Thurs, Fri, Sat 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.  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, 12/9–The Last Wickiup Mesa Hike of the year .  Meet at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trail Head parking lot.  Join the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition to walk the newly IMPROVED Sunset Loop Trail, about 3.5 miles.  Difficulty is easy to moderate.  Enjoy the gorgeous views to the east and the Mogollon Rim.  Trail maps will be available.  For more information contact: Susan Sim or cell 928-300-7098.
Saturday, 12-9–FREE Naloxone kit and training at the Cottonwood Library from 11 AM to 12:30 PM.  The training is open to anyone.  Please RSVP to Turiya Coll at (See 
flyer below)
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.
Saturday, 12/9–FREE Admission to the Candle Light Tours at Fort Verde from 5 to 8:30 PM. Also available Friday evening for admission charge.  (See flyer below)
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 12/7 thru 12/16
BCAC New Sign
Thursday, 12/7–The Single Women’s Support Groupmeets every Thursday from 6 to 8 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Welcome Sisters!  Enjoy an evening of connecting & sharing. This is a weekly event for mature, single women. We will have a short uplifting lesson and circle sharing. Our purpose is to honor, appreciate, & celebrate this important phase of womanhood. Bring your friends!  For more information contact Liz Cornell at 928 593-9528.
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.  (See chart below)
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.
Saturdays, 12/9 & 12/16-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, 12/11–The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 AM  at Ann Dubasik’s home for a lovely Christmas luncheon. She will be cooking a Mexican Feast for all to enjoy.  She decorates all her rooms with a Christmas theme.   Call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 to confirm your attendance and get directions to Ann’s home. We will also have a gift exchange with a $10.00 to $15.00 limit.
Monday, 12/11-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Monday, 12/11–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, 12/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will be reviewing the Christmas House operation.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 12/12–The Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.   A Christmas Luncheon, $13, with entertainment from the Beaver Creek School Children is planned. Come celebrate the joy of the season with singing and good friends.  The business meeting will be short.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information.
Tuesday, 12/12-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 11 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is putting together a cook book as a fund raiser. If you would like to contribute a recipe or two, please email recipe to me at   and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!
Wednesday, 12/13–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.
Saturday, 12/16–The Men’s Breakfast  at the Beaver Creek Baptist Church welcomes new friends and old at 8 AM. Please call Pastor Miller at 928-567-4557 for further information.
Saturday, 12/16–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 12/16–The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League  meets at 10 AM at Grace Lutheran Community Church. The function of this church auxiliary is to help members of the community. Please call 928-567-4608 for further information.
Saturday, 12/16– The Phantasm Book Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. Books and audio CDs are waiting at the Rimrock library.  Contact Starchild the Ringleader, for more information.
Holiday Church Services
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.
Friday, 12/8-The Candles & Carols Cantata begins at 7 PM at Montezuma Chapel.  This cantata depicts hope, peace, joy and love.
Sunday, 12/10-A Cantata Service with the Trinity Praise Team will be held at Grace Lutheran Community Church at 10:30 AM.
Montezuma Chapel
Tuesday, 12/12-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel.  This service is to bring comfort for anyone who may have lost a loved one, has a struggle in their life, is feeling discouraged, suffering anxiety, etc. The Christmas Season is difficult for some. The community is welcome to attend this service.
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Candle Light Service begins at 6 PM at Beaver Creek Baptist Church.BC Baptist Church
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Candle Light Servicebegins at 7 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church.
Sunday, 12/24-The Christmas Eve Service begins at 7 PM at Montezuma Chapel.
The Good Things Happening at Beaver Creek School
From Principal Katrina Sacco:
  • Our Veterans Day concert showcased our students’ talents and hard work, all classes did an excellent job!
  • Our students also honored veterans and developed a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by others who ensure safety and security to all U.S. citizens.
  • Mrs. Guth was honored in the Bugle as a remarkable teacher. She is a wonderful asset to our school, and this recognition was a great tribute to her work.
  • Mrs. Cowan, Mrs. Martinez, Mrs. Wheeler, Mr. Worden and myself met with Pastor Ken Miller to discuss how they can support our school. They are working with us to bring more supplies and books to our classrooms, and we are very grateful!
  • Our November staff training focused on the effective use of the data we receive from NWEA’s MAP Growth assessment.
  • We learned how to use it to make meaningful improvements in our grouping and instruction.
  • Our new instructional media program, Moby Max, is gaining in popularity around campus and it is helping teachers differentiate instruction to meet the diverse needs of all students.
  • Our crew welcomes Mrs. Laura Bleak as a new fifth grade paraprofessional. She comes to us with a great passion for improving the lives of children and we are delighted to have her.
  • The American Legion donated new flags for our campus, and John Maddox spoke to our students about the symbolism and importance of the flags.
  • This was a great way to lead into our Veterans Day education.
From Margee Cowan, College & Career Readiness:
  • The field trip to the Junior Achievement Center in Tempe was once again a success for the 7th graders in Biztown.
  • This is truly life-changing as students learn how to maneuver through life in the simulation given to them.
From Allie Wheeler, Athletics, Art and the 21st Century Learning Program
  • Our volleyball team finished the season first in the league and took second at the league tournament.
  • This allowed them to go to small school state volleyball tournament, where they placed 4th against the best small schools in northern Arizona.
  • This is the first time for Beaver Creek since 2004. Shelly Warfield was awarded first-team all-tournament and Makela Martinez was awarded second-team all-tournament at the small state tournament.
  • The 21st Century Tutoring has begun, we are serving about 40 students during this time.
  • Our focus is on math and reading instructional interventions.
  • Art: 6 and 7 grade finished their interpretation of Van Gough’s sunflowers. They turned out beautiful.
From Superintendent Karin Ward:
  • As we count our blessings this Thanksgiving, for me this school district and every department is blessing.
  • Patricia Garitson the service manager has a great staff focused on feeding students well-balanced meals.
  • Diana Iverson, and her crew balances a spotless campus (the Yavapai Health department raves about it at the annual inspection each year), and transporting students safely on the buses to and from school and on trips.
  • Katrina Sacco and her school team work to make sure each student has a quality education that meets his or her own needs.
  • The staff uses data to drive teaching and learning decisions.
  • The office staff under the direction of Sharon Brooks continues to take care of everything from band aids to payroll.
  • We are appreciative of the community for the continued support to our school and children.
  • We hope people remember Beaver Creek School during tax credit season.
FREE FOOD–Pickup & Meal Schedule
December 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
Call Monday – Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 12/9
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.
Bring bags
12/6, 12/13, 12/20 & 12/27
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)
12/5, 12/12, 12/19 & 12/26
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
Bring bags
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
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone
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