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graduation_cap.jpgTomorrow the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and the Fire District Auxiliary both meet in the morning.  At 11 AM the Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club meets at Robbie’s and as usual has a wonderful guest speaker.  At the beginning of this month LMWCC held a tea and auction to raise funds to support their many community good deeds. Their current scholarship applications are located at various sites through out the area.  The Beaver Creek Kiwanis are also offering scholarships.  BCK  will be awarding three $500 scholarships to local graduating seniors that have been a resident of the area OR attende d Beaver Creek School. GPA of 2.0 or higher is required. The application can be found on line at www.bckiwanis.org  Submit all requirements by April 20. Any  questions, please call Eileen Conn, 928-300-6072.
On Friday is the annual meeting for the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society.  Again, an interesting and entertaining guest speaker and refreshments will be available.  More information is below. On Saturday is the bimonthly bird walk at Montezuma Well and a Wild Flower hike sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition.
Next week the annual free dumping at the Camp Verde Refuse Center begins.  On Saturday is the sixth annual Trek for Tech.  This is a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of Beaver Creek Library.  All month long there are National Park Service activities, demonstrations and lectures celebrating archaeology.
This is March.  Those events and meeting above are just a few of so many this month.  So, if you have a little time, please choose something to enjoy while in our beautiful area.
See you out & about,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Special Events for March
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Friday, 3/15-The Annual Meeting of the Beaver Creek Preservation & Historical Society is at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Everyone is welcome to enjoy Jana Bommersbach’s presentation, “Wild, Weird, Wicked Arizona”. Jana represents AZ Humanities and currently writes for True West magazine. Guaranteed to be entertaining and informative. Light refreshments will be served. A short business meeting and election of Board members will follow. Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information. www.beavercreekhistory.com   (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 3/16–The Spring Wildflower Hike  starts at 9 AM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Drive at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa.   Hike from the trailhead to Russell Springs and back to the trailhead, approximately 3 miles total. Moderate to strenuous intensity level. Please contact KennTrout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Tuesday, 3/19-The SUNSET / FULL MOON HIKE starts at 6 PM at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of Forestglen and Redrock Dr at the southeast end of Wickiup Mesa. Hike the Cedar Knoll Trail from the trailhead to the Golden Gulch Trail junction and back, approximately 1.2 miles total. East to moderate intensity level. Please contact Kenn Trout at 928-567-4162 for further information. (See flyer below)
 
Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays, 3/21 thru 4/6-FREE DUMP DAYS  at the Camp Verde Transfer Station, 2600 E. Hwy 260, 7 miles East of I-17 from 8 AM to 4 PM.District 2 Supervisor Tom Thurman and The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors,working with the Public Works Department, is pleased to announce a community cleanup in the Verde Valley.  Accepted items are: household appliances, TV’s , bagged trash, auto batteries, unmounted tires, furniture, and yard trimmings. Items that will not be accepted: loose trash, liquids, hazardous materials, cars, Ni Cad batteries, dead animals and any commercial dumping.  For additional information please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Public Works at 928-771-3183. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 3/23– Sixth Annual “Trek for Tech” 5K/10K Fun Run hosted by Friends of Beaver Creek Library at Rollins Park in Lake Montezuma. Check-In at 7:30 AM. 10K begins at 8 AM & 5K begins at 8:30. Register now at www.trekfortech.com or pick up a registration form at Beaver Creek School, Beaver Creek Public Library, Kiwanis Clothes Closet, Cricket’s, or the Beaver Creek Adult Center. Register by March 15th to be guaranteed a T-Shirt. On-line registration closes on March 20th. Healthy fun for the entire family. Entrant’s drawings for great prizes donated by local businesses. For more info call 567-4648. See you there!
Friday, 3/29-FREE Movie Night for 1st through 5th graders at Beaver Creek Baptist Church hosted by the Kiwanis Key Club. Doors open at 5:30 PM and “Ralph Breaks the Internet” starts at 6 PM. Snacks will be available for purchase. Contact Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Celebrate Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month with the National Park Service. Please check the press release below to find many activities, demonstrations and lectures scheduled in the Verde Valley National Parks.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities for 3/12-3/19
Tuesday, 3/12–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  We will set a date for roadside cleanup. Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 3/12-The MRFD Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Tuesday, 3/12–The  Lake Montezuma Women’s Civic Club  meets at Robbie’s in Rimrock, 11 AM to 1 PM. Lunch (soup and salad bar) is $15.Debi More will be our speaker.  She wrote the book “When Your Loved One Dies”.  It is a book about healing from loss.  Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch, see old friends and make new friends.  Come find out what is happening in Beaver Creek and bring a friend. Contact Bonnie Best at 510-761-0439 for more information.
Wednesday, 3/13–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, 3/16–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.
Monday, 3/18–The Beaver Creek Trails Coalition Board  will meet at 1 PM in the BC Adult Center library. The meeting dates have been changed to the third Monday at 1 PM . If you’d like an update on the Wickiup Mesa Trails and other, please attend. Contact Stanmish@beavercreektrails.org  for further information.
Monday, 3/18-The Grief Recovery Course continues from 6:30 to 8:30 PM in Sheets Hall at Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd in Rimrock, for 13 weeks. Your attendance can start at any week. There is a $15 book charge for which scholarships are available. The course is sponsored by Grief Share. Please contact Cyndi Howell at 928-567-4759 for more information.
Monday, 3/19–The CCF&M District Fire Board  meets at 9 AM at Station 82 on Beaver Creek Rd this month. 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 new web site at  http://ccfmd.az.gov/
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.
All Week-Many activities classes meet various days each week at Emerald Waves Healing located at 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd. More information is available from Christine Frydenborg Dargon at 603-321-7284. Mondays: 11 AM Chair Yoga, 4:30 PM Hula Hoop, 6 PM Qigong; Tuesdays: Yoga at 10 AM & 6:15 PM; Wednesdays: 10 AM Hula Hoop, 12:30 PM Yoga, 2 PM Pilates, 3 PM Prayer/Intervention Group, 3:30 PM Hypnosis Classes, 6 PM Meditation Class, 7 PM Witching Hour; Thursdays: Yoga at 10 AM & 6:30 PM, 11:30 AM Support Group for New Parents, 5:30 PM Emotional Disorder Management Support Group; Fridays: 10 AM Qigong, 11:30 AM Restorative Yoga, 3:30 PM Support Group for Parents of Teens, 5-7 PM Free Healing Exchange Open House; Saturdays: 10 AM Yoga, 1-3 PM Drop in Reiki and/or Readings.
National Park Service   News Release
 
Celebrate Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month with the National Park Service.
During the month of March, visitors from near and far will have the opportunity to learn more about Arizona’s rich native history and archeological legacy.   T he National Park Service will be hosting a series of events and guided tours. In partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center, lectures at Camp Verde Community Library will be focused on recent research at Montezuma Castle National Monument. Our March special event calendar includes:
3/1 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Castle
3/2 at 10:00am: Apache Silversmithing w/ Jerry Whagado at Montezuma Castle
3/9 at 6:30pm: Archeo – Astronomy Talk and Star Party with Ken Zoll at Tuzigoot
3/15 at 11:30: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Castle
3/19 at 6:30pm: Lecture: Studying and Interpreting Montezuma Castle’s Architecture with Park Archaeologists at the Camp Verde Library
3/22 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Well
3/24 at 10:00am: Sacred Scarlets with Kelley Taylor at Tuzigoot
3/26 at 6:30pm: Lecture: Dating the Construction and Use of the Montezuma Castle Cliff Dwelling with Greg Hodgins and Nicholas Kessler at the Camp Verde Library
3/29 at 11:30am: Guided Archaeology Walk with a Park Ranger at Montezuma Well
3/30 & 3/31 at 10:00am: Santo Domingo Jewelry and Art with Priscilla and Harvey Nieto at Montezuma Castle
Montezuma Castle is located at 2800 Montezuma Castle Rd., Camp Verde, AZ 86322.  Montezuma Well is located at 5525 Beaver Creek Road, Rimrock, AZ 86335.  For additional information about these and other programs , please call our visitor center at 928-567-3322 x 0 or visit our website at www.nps.gov/moca .
Tuzigoot National Monument is located at 25 Tuzigoot Road, Clarkdale, AZ. For additional information about these and other programs, call 928-634-5564 or visit www.nps.gov/tuzi.
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