Beaver Creek eNews
April 10, 2017
The Beaver Creek communities despite 50+ mph winds had some of the least damage in the Verde Valley considering we did not have the electrical outages and fallen trees that were prevalent in Camp Verde, Cottonwood and Sedona. Makes no sense, but not complaining. However less damage did not mean none. This area took lots of roof damage, broken tree limbs, and tossed furniture. It has looked like a roof repair party for the past week.
Easter is on its way, wild flowers are blooming and our local churches have special services scheduled. The circus is coming, there are four National Park fee free days, and the historic rock school building is open to the public. There are free slash drop off days through June 1 which is ideal for getting rid of the tree branches and weeds collecting in our yards.
Upcoming is a visit from our District 2 Supervisor and our County Sheriff. Also the dates for Bingo for Paws and kindergarten registration at Beaver Creek School will arrive soon, too.
Trying to attract a blue heron to get rid of gophers,
. . . . . the calendar crew
April 2017 Special Events
4/11 to 6/1-Yavapai County FREE Slash Drop Off
at the Camp Verde Transfer Station from 8 AM to 4 PM, Tuesdays through Saturdays. 928-713-8916. Acceptable items are brush, branches, grass, leaves, and yard trimmings. No lumber, stumps, roots, cactus, metal, or garbage. Slash must be removed from plastic bags. Located 7 miles east of I-17 on Hwy 260. For additional information, please contact the Yavapai County Public Works Dept at 928-771-3183.
The other transfer stations are open different days and times. If you use one of the others, please call first to verify days and times available for drop-off.
Saturdays, 4/15 & 4/22-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 & Sunday, 4/15 & 4/16, 4/22 & 4/23-National Parks Fee FREE Days
. (See information below about National Parks Week local activities.)
Thursday, 4/20-The Culpepper & Merriweather Circus
is performing at 5 PM and 7:30 PM at Beaver Creek School.
Child/senior tickets are $7 in advance and $8 Circus Day. Adult tickets are $10 in advance and $13 Circus Day. Tickets are available at Beaver Creek School, Kiwanis Clothes Closet, Rimrock Resale Thrift Store, Beaver Creek Traders, Cricket's Sandwich Shop and Candy's Creekside Cottage. This fundraiser sponsored by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis will help to support afterschool activities at the school. Please contact Carol Keeton, BC Kiwanis President, at 928-606-4050 for further information. (See flyer below)
Saturday, 4/22-Come "Bingo For Paws"
with the Verde Valley Humane Society at their fundraiser in the Sedona Elks Lodge (100 Airport Road). Free admission but reservations are needed as seats are limited to 132. Visit the Events page at www.verdevalleyhumanesociety.org to reserve your seat! All proceeds from the game cards will directly benefit the VVHS animals. Doors open at 5.15 PM. Bingo starts at 7 PM. Treat yourself to dinner and drinks (open bar) - dinner from 5.30 to 7 PM. (See flyer below.)
Tuesday, 4/25-Supervisor Tom Thurman's District 2 Community Meeting
starts at 6 PM in the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Sheriff Waugh will also attend this event which is hosted by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis.
Tuesday, 4/25-Kindergarten registration
is available at Beaver Creek School. Please call 928-567-4631 for times and specifics.
Local Easter Services
Thursday, 4/13--Maudy Thursday Service at Grace Community Lutheran Church
, 7 PM.
Friday, 4/14-Community Good Friday Service at Beaver Creek Baptist Church
, 1 PM. Pastors Ken Miller, Scott Worden from Montezuma Chapel and the Freedom Assembly Pastor will share the Service.
Friday, 4/14--Good Friday Service at Grace Community Lutheran Church
, 7 PM.
Sunday, 4/16-Community Easter Sonrise Service outside at Montezuma Chapel
, 6:30 AM. Refreshments served after the Service. The community is welcome.
Sunday, 4/16--Easter Sunday Service at Grace Community Lutheran Church
, 10:30 AM.
Sunday, 4/16-Community Easter Celebration
, 10:00 AM on the Camp Verde High School Field. Dr Bob Reccord is the special guest speaker.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities through April 15
Tuesday, 4/11--The BC Kiwanis
meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library. Please call
Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information.
Tuesday, 4/11-The MRFD Auxiliary
meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station. Email Lana Burks at email@example.com for further information.
Lake Montezuma Women's Civic Club
Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM.
Bella Donna will be the special guest speaker.
Karin Ward at (928) 567-4631 for more information or on Facebook under club name.
Wednesday, 4/12--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.
Friday, 4/14--The BC Preservation & Historical Society
meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.
Please contact Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.
Saturday, 4/15--Bird Walks at Montezuma Well
will be hosted by NPS from 8 AM to 10 AM the first and third Saturdays through May. Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area. For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturday, 4/15--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, 4/15--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, 4/15-- The Phantasm Book Club
will meet on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM at the Beaver Creek Library. Readers can pick up the book at the BC Library for
the April and May meetings. On April 15th, we will be discussing the 1st half of "Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell". Contact Starchild the Ringleader, PhantasmBookClub@yahoo.com. (See flyer below.)
VERDE VALLEY NATIONAL MONUMENTS CELEBRATE NATIONAL PARK WEEK 2017
Each April, the National Park Service celebrates National Park Week. This year we will celebrate from April 15th through April 23rd. All National Parks will be fee free each weekend, April 15-16 and April 22-23. The following special events will be offered on each of these fee free days:
- Montezuma Well-Meet in the picnic area and join us for a bird walk at 8am.
- Montezuma Well-National Junior Ranger Day activities for children 8 and up. The event will last from 10am to 3pm and will include an arts and crafts table, an interpretive learning station, and a special garden activity to get your hands dirty. There will also be an educational Green Ranger program for children to participate in. Parents are encouraged to join in the fun! Please bring snacks and a water bottle; no reservations necessary.
- Montezuma Castle-At 9am, Kelley Taylor will present a lecture and demonstration featuring a young, beautiful captive-bred scarlet macaw, Sedona Rose. www.sacredscarlets.org
- Tuzigoot- Meet in front of the visitor center and join us for a bird walk at 8am in Tavasci Marsh.
- Montezuma Castle-Jerry Whagado will demonstrate Yavapai-Apache silversmithing with Hopi symbolism from 10am-2pm.
- Montezuma Castle-Local astronomer will be setting up special telescopes on the trail for solar viewing from 11:00am-2:00pm. Ask about our Night Explorer program for kids!
Western National Parks Association will be offering a 15% discount on all items, including Native American crafts, for all four fee free days. Profits from WNPA support interpretive programs in our parks.