Dear Neighbors
The creek is rushing and thundering and some crossings are flooded, but mostly we’re just enjoying getting some very needed rain. Please remember to stop and not cross if the roadway is covered with water. That water is much more powerful than it looks, and we all know that folks have lost their lives or their vehicles by inattention to safety during desert rainfall.
This week we have especially good news. Thanks to the Yavapai Apache Nation, particularly the Transit Division, Beaver Creek and Verde Lakes now have bus routes which connect residents to Camp Verde and on to Cottonwood and Sedona, Monday through Friday. Monday is the first day of operation in the beautiful new bus which hits the McGuireville stop at 7:33 and 8:01 AM that morning. Rides cost $1.25. The driver has schedules to hand out. Look for the bus stop signs throughout our community. On Saturday, Beaver Creek Transit will continue to run the free local shuttle throughout Beaver Creek from 10 AM to 2 PM in a continuous loop for rides to the Dollar stores, Gasmart, BC library, and McGuireville.
Please note the “Good Things” that continue to happen at Beaver Creek School. This year the school needs increased AZ Tax Credit donations. Up to $200 (single) or up to $400 (married) of your tax liability may be donated to the school and will be refunded to you after filing your AZ tax return. Please consider dropping off a check at the school or going online to www.bcs.k12.az.us  and using PayPal to help students get the extracurricular activities that many benefit from.
photo from Eileen Conn

On Monday afternoon there is another Kids of Hope training session (call first to sign up) and the Blue Christmas Service in the evening. Both BCCA and Beaver Creek School have board meetings on Monday. The last three days of Christmas House are Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The fund donations are less than last year, but there are more children on the list. If you have items to donate that can be sold, please drop them off or call Rosemary at 300-2640 for pick up.

Upcoming on Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Adult Center Potluck and Raffle which is always a wonderful event. On Saturday and Sunday is your last chance to get memorable Santa photos in the photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage. The following Monday, December 16, is the second community participation meeting for the Primrose Peak Estates which will be held at 6 PM in the BC School Multipurpose Room.
Enjoying the sound of rain,
. . . . . the calendar crew  
Special Events December 9 through December 16
Monday, 12/9-Kids at Hope Mentor/Training is at BC School from 3 PM to 5 PM. Beaver Creek School is looking for adults in the community who would like to become an Interest-driven, School-based Treasure Hunter / Mentor to our students. If you are willing to commit to Kids at Hope/Mentor Training (about 2 hours) and have about 30 minutes per week for the school year to commit to a student in Beaver Creek School, we would love to Montezuma Chapelchat with you! Please call 928-567-4631. (See flyer below)
 
Monday, 12/9-The Blue Christmas Service begins at 7 PM in Montezuma Chapel, 3450 E Rusty Spurs Rd. Blue Christmas is a quiet service where participants are guided through scripture, prayer and music and allowed time to be present to and rest from the things that can make this season such a challenge.   All are welcome, the service lasts about an hour. Please contact Scott or Charity Worden at 928-567-5804 for more information.

Thursday, Friday, Saturday, 12/12,13,14–The Kiwanis Christmas House  is located again this year in the former

photo from Eileen Conn

Barefoot’s Market, 3315 E Beaver Creek Rd and open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Christmas gifts and food will be purchased for 47 families with 100+ children from your donations for the merchandise.  More Christmas are needed to sell. These contributions 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. Thank you to the community for their support for this effort and a special thank you to Steve Allgrove for again loaning the use of his building!

Friday, 12/13-A Christmas Cantata “A Celebration of Carols” will be sung by the Montezuma Chapel Choir directed by Charity Worden starting at 7 PM. There are special narrations, solos, duets and guitars. Refreshments following. Turn up Top O the Morning across from the fire station. Then turn right at the top; the chapel is down a few yards.
Saturday & Sunday, 12/14&15-Get Your Picture with Santa from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Pistols & Petticoats photo trailer at Candy’s Creekside Cottage in McGuireville, 2130 E Beaver Creek Rd. (See flyer below)
 
Saturday, 12/14-The Emerald Waves Healing Blowout Sale is from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Saturday, 12/14-The Annual Potluck & Raffle starts at 5 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center, 4250 E Zuni Way. Bring a dish and join in the fun. Open to the community and all are welcome. (See flyer below)
 
Sunday, 12/15- Sound Journey performs at 3 PM at Emerald Waves Healing, 3470 E Beaver Creek Rd.
Monday, 12/16-The PPE Meeting scheduled by Rimrock Properties LLC will be at 6 PM in the Beaver Creek School Multipurpose Room (cafetorium). The additional meeting is required by the county since the developer requests to build a new entrance opposite Brocket Ranch Rd rather than create an entrance at Bice Rd.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 12/9 Through 12/14

Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center. Items of special interest are zoning ordinance amendments on trailer camp landscaping buffers and secondary medical dwellings  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information. www.BeaverCreekAZ.us 
Monday, 12/9–The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room.  The board also will meet this month on 9/30. The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at: www.bcs.k12.az.us
 
Mondays, 12/9-Merry Movie Mondays at the BC Adult Center start at 7 PM every Monday evening. $1donation & free popcorn. For more information call 928-567-4556.
Tuesday, 12/10–The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Main Room.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. www.BCKiwanis.org
Tuesday, 12/10-The Copper Canyon Fire Auxiliary will meet at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Please contact Laurie Stafford at 928-567-4820 for more information.
Wednesday, 12/11–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.
Wednesday, 12/11-The Advent Supper & Service starts at 6 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr. Wednesdays through December 18.
Friday, 12/13-Toddler Story Time is held from 10:15 AM to 11 AM every Friday at the Beaver Creek Library.
Saturday, 12/14–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, 12/14-Free Yoga Classes are held at Montezuma Well at 2:45 PM every 2nd and 4th Saturday, October through December. More information is available at 928-567-3322 ext 0.
National Park Service   News Release
 
For Immediate Release -November 15, 2019
Laura Varon-Burkhart, Park Ranger, 928-634-5564
Tuzigoot National Monument – Clarkdale, AZ
Free Tavasci Marsh Tours for the Month of December
 
At the bottom of the eastern slope of Tuzigoot Pueblo lies the largest desert wetland in Arizona that is not associated with the Colorado River.  For thousands of years, this marsh has served as a watery refuge for its surrounding desert neighbors.  People have had a unique and, at times, unbalanced relationship with the marsh, which is now under federal protection as part of Tuzigoot National Monument.
Every weekend in the month of December, rangers will be offering guided tours of Tavasci Marsh.  The first tour will be on Saturday, December 7th.  Tours will begin at 10:00am every Saturday and Sunday and will last approximately 2 hours.  Visitors wishing to attend these tours are required to wear closed-toed shoes and bring water.  The tour begins and ends with a steep, rocky grade, so visitors may want to bring hiking poles for balance.  Marsh tours are free, however if visitors wish to visit the museum and pueblo trail, regular admission fees apply.
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