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December 8, 2019

Special Events for Sunday, December 8

Sunday, 12/8-A Christmas Carol Service is scheduled for 10:30 AM in Grace Community Lutheran Church at 5100 N Stevenson Dr (behind the fire station).
 
Sunday, 12/8-A Montezuma Castle NPS Birthday Celebration will be at 2 PM. Warm beverages will be available by donation to support a Verde Valley Archaeology project which will support a travel fund for tribal youth to an art show. (See more information below)
 
Sunday, 12/8- The "Escape to Margaritaville" benefit concert starts at 3 PM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center. The musicians are Kenn Trout, Rob Gibbs, Lincoln Thomasson and Kris Baldwin. These Parrotheads will create music from Jimmy Buffett, Harry Bellefonte, Zac Brown and the Nitty Ditty Dirt Band. Cheeseburger sliders and nonalcoholic beverage provided. $10 donation to the Adult Center. (See flyer below)

National Park Service News Release
 
For Immediate Release -December 2, 2019
Krystina Isaac, Park Ranger, krystina_isaac@nps.gov
 
Camp Verde, AZ
 
Montezuma Castle to celebrate 113 years as a 
National Monument
 
In honor of the 113th anniversary of Montezuma Castle becoming a national monument, the National Park Service invites the public to a birthday celebration. On December 8th, 2019 at 2pm, staff will present programs on the conservation legacy of Theodore Roosevelt and the American Antiquities Act. Gertrude Smith, Yavapai Culture Director, of Yavapai-Apache Nation will speak to the Yavapai perspective of the development of a National Monument on ancestral lands.
 
Warm beverages will be available for donation in partnership with Verde Valley Archaeology Center. All donations will go toward a travel fund to support an art show in August featuring tribal youth.
 
Our staff will make every effort to ensure that children and adults of all abilities are fully included in all of our recreation programs, facilities, and parks. For questions about accessible amenities or to let us know how we may best meet your needs in any of our programs, please call Krystina Isaac, Lead Interpreter at (928) 567-3322x228.
 
These events are sponsored by Western National Parks Association, a nonprofit education partner of the National Park Service. Visitors' tax-free purchases in WNPA bookstores help WNPA provide direct support to 71 NPS units across the American West. More information can be found at www.wnpa.org.
 
Regular admission fees of $10 per adult apply, but there is no additional charge for the special
programs. All Federal recreation passes are accepted, including the annual, access, senior and
military pass; children age 15 and under are free.
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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