Dear Neighbors
It’s still that wonderful fall time of year. Halloween will be celebrated tomorrow evening in the Village Square. BC Kiwanis is grilling 500 hot dogs and giving away 240 apples. The BC Community Association is providing lots of candy & stuff in addition to that brought by our wonderful Trunk ‘N Treat volunteers. Our Key Club and Southwestern Academy students are setting up games with prizes and Habitat for Humanity will have a game station. All ages are welcome to come enjoy seeing our terrific children and some of their parents in the cutest costumes ever and eat hotdogs and popcorn. The evening is expected to be cool but clear-60’s. So please wear long sleeves and bring a flashlight and drive slowly. Also, please note that not everyone participates in Halloween. If a house is dark, please do NOT ring the door bell or bother these folks. Let’s show respect for their beliefs and pass on by.
The missing horse has been found!! Katrin sends her sincere thank you’s to everyone who searched or called in spottings. She (the horse) was located about 8 miles north of the Dry Beaver Creek Trailhead.
In the last week or so BC Trails Day was celebrated, and free flu shot were provided by the Yavapai County Health Department. Nurse Sally McCoy gave just under a 100 of us our annual flu shots. In the photo are: Phil Edwards, BC Adult Center president, assistant Heather, Sally McCoy, RN, and Supervisor Tom Thurman who visited with everyone throughout the entire event.
For those of you who missed some great Dutch oven cooking at Trails Day, maybe next year. However, you do have the opportunity this month to hike Golden Gulch with geologist Steve Semken or to explore the proposednew Russell Mesa Trail with BCTC president Stan Mish. The details are below. Pictured is the new Wickiup Mesa Trails sign that is being posted by trail entrances.
This weekend on Friday and Saturday the Beaver Creek Adult Center is again hosting their annual Arts, Crafts and Bake Sale indoors and outside in the BCCA Rollins Park. The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary will be grilling some food in exchange for donations to their current “drone” project. Don’t miss out on seeing the creativity of our residents. If you’d like to be outdoors, Saturday is another opportunity to take the Bird Walk at Montezuma Well.
Finishing the weekend, the Friends of Beaver Creek Library is holding their annual meeting on Sunday in the BC School Boardroom. Always educational and fun and includes some good eats.
Another October ends with Halloween Spooktacular,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming Special Events
Wednesday, 10/31-Halloween Spooktacular . The Beaver Creek Community Association and the Beaver Creek Kiwanis with the help of Neighbors, Businesses, & Organizations are sponsoring the annual event from 5 to7 PM in Rollins Park at the Village Square in Lake Montezuma. Trunk ‘n Treat, music, games, hotdogs, popcorn, apples and witch’s brew are featured. ALL FREE. Please escort your children to the Spooktacular. Bring flashlights since most parking is not lighted. More volunteers to bring their vehicles for trunk ‘n treat are needed! Candy and other treats available. Please call or text 301-2749 (answered at Beaver Creek Transit) to volunteer.
Friday/Saturday, 11/2 & 11/3-The 20th Annual Arts, Crafts & Bake Sale at the BC Adult Center will be held from 9 AM to 3 PM both days at 4250 Zuni Way, (across from Crickets) Lake Montezuma. There will be tables inside and outside in Rollins Park. Come do your Christmas shopping. We have very talented crafty people. Not to mention very good bakers! If you care to contribute to the bake sale, it would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Diane at 928-592-9139 for more information.
Sunday, 11/4–The Annual Meeting of Friends of Beaver Creek Library will be from 2 to 4 PM in the Board Room at Beaver Creek School. All members, guests, and those interested in learning about the activities of FBCL are invited to attend. The theme for this year’s meeting is: Libraries Rock and The Great American Read. RSVP to Gail Mello, 300-2926 or Judy McBride, 567-4648. Election of Board members, refreshments, door prizes, and lots of good information. Also, mark your calendars for the 6th Annual Trek for Tech, March 23rd, 2019!
Tuesday, 11/6-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.

Saturday, 11/10–RUSSELL MESA OVERLOOK Hike, meet at Rollins Park at 9 AM.  Steep hillside, some difficult parts.  2 miles.  Explore possible new trails with Stan Mish. For more information or to sign up, please call Susan Sim at 928-325-0010.

Sunday, 11/11-FEE FREE Day at all National Parks
Saturday, 11/17–GOLDEN GULCH Hike.  Meet at the Forestglen Trailhead at 9 AM.  Easy to moderate.  2.5 miles.  Explore this popular trail with geologist, Steven Semken.  For more information or to sign up for the hike, please call Susan Sim at 928-325-0010.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities November 1 thru 10
Saturday, 11/3–Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 8:30 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.
Monday, 11/5-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Tuesday, 11/6–The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library. Planning for activities and operations. Please call Phil Edwards at 928-274-0265 for details.
Friday, 11/9–The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center Library.  In honor of Veteran’s Day, Rob Estrada will be back to present “A Vet’s Story” about his father, Captain Estrada’s decorated military service.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  He will share the fascinating story of his father’s WWII service. The program will be followed by the regular meeting of the Board. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Saturday, 11/10–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, 11/10-The Donation Pancake Breakfast is from 8 to 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Join your neighbors at the Center for pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, and fruit – all for a suggested donation of $5. Yummy!! Phone:  928-567-4556
National Park Service   News Release
For Immediate Release – October 19, 2018
Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger,
-Camp Verde, AZ
-Clarkdale, AZ
Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Event
In honor of Native peoples’ contributions to American culture, Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot National Monuments will host special events each weekend in November to commemorate National Native American Heritage Month. Native Americans have added to every area of endeavor in American life. They built North America’s earliest cities, domesticated its first crops, and developed its earliest great civilizations.
All events will take place from 10:00a.m. until 2:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
The National Park Service invites the public to participate in these events throughout November:
  • November 3: Join us for our 4th annual Yavapai-Apache Nation Celebration at Montezuma Castle from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. This event will feature many artists, singers, and dancers honoring both Yavapai and Apache history and heritage.
  • November 3-4: On Saturday, Jacob Butler from Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community will be at Tuzigoot demonstrating shell etching and turquoise inlay. On Sunday, Ron Carlos from Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community will be at Tuzigoot demonstrating the rare tradition of paddle and anvil pottery, knowledge carried since the time of the Sinagua and Hohokam. Join us for storytelling at 2pm with Ryon Polequaptewa at Montezuma Castle on Sunday.
  • November 10-11. Hopi weaver Davis Maho will be demonstrating traditional Hopi weaving styles at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday. Jimmy Yawakia and Duran Gasper will be demonstrating Zuni jewelry and fetish carving at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday. Hopi High School’s classical guitar ensemble will perform at Montezuma Castle on Sunday at 11:30 a.m.
  • November 11: All National Parks are fee free for Veterans Day.
  • November 17-18: Brothers Jeremy and Kyle Navenma will be demonstrating their artwork inspired by living on the Hopi Mesas at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday. Priscilla Nieto from Santo Domingo Pueblo, NM will be demonstrating her jewelry at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday.
  • November 24-25. Hopi artist Norm Cuch will be demonstrating old-style katsina carving at Montezuma Castle on Saturday and Tuzigoot on Sunday. Samuel Masayumptewa will be demonstrating katsina carving and talking about the Hopi culture at Tuzigoot on Saturday and Montezuma Castle on Sunday.
For further information, call 928-567-3322, extension zero,
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