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November 7, 2017

Dear Neighbors

Tonight is the touching annual Veteran's Concert performed by Beaver Creek School students and there is a special ceremony on Saturday honoring veterans at Montezuma Castle.  During November to commemorate Native American Heritage Month, there are special programs every weekend at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.  This Saturday and Sunday are fee free days at the National Parks.

Saturday is the annual Beaver Creek Trails Day in Sycamore Park.  This year is extra special because the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition has produced a trails brochure (free) for the first time.  The Dutch oven enchiladas and peach cobbler are back.  There are free trails map bandanas and beaver stickers and tattoos for the kids of all ages.  Sign up sheets will be on hand for volunteer work days and to register for hikes.  And the weather is even supposed to be good!!  (photo from Kenn Trout)

The Beaver Creek Food Bank will NOT distribute food this Saturday, instead that will be done on Saturday, November 18.  On Sunday (11/12) the Friends of Beaver Creek Library will meet in the BC School Board Room.  Two special Wickiup Mesa trails hikes are scheduled for the following week that have experts giving talks during the hikes. 
Terri Tripp-Warren's newest baby deer

Grace Lutheran Community Church will again provide a free turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day.  Nikki's Grill will do the same thing for a small donation.  The day after Thanksgiving, Kiwanis Christmas House opens at the Beaver Creek Gasmart (Thank you to them!!) in order to raise funds for families in need at Christmas. Christmas-themed items may be donated and dropped off at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet next to Small Engine Repair.

The Montezuma Rimrock Fire District is accepting resumes  and letters of interest to fill a vacancy on its governing board. Fire District board members are generally elected to a four-year term. The person chosen to fill the vacancy will serve for the remainder of the vacant term ending November 30, 2018. Applicants shall reside within the Montezuma Rimrock Fire District and be a registered voter of the District .  Packets are available at: Copper Canyon Fire & Medical 26B Salt Mine Road Camp Verde, AZ  86322. Please return completed packets to the admin office by Monday, November 13, 2017 by 12:00 pm.

See you in Sycamore Park,
. . . . . the calendar crew 
Upcoming November Special Events 

Tuesday, 11/7--The Veteran's Day Concert starts at 7 PM at Beaver Creek School.

Saturday/Sunday, 11/11 & 11/12-Fee FREE Days for all National Parks.
November, All-- Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot to Commemorate Native American Heritage Month with Indigenous Arts, Crafts, and Cultural Events.  (See poster below)
Saturday, 11/11-National Park Service Tribute to Veterans starts at 10 AM at Montezuma Castle.
Saturday, 11/11-- Celebrate Beaver Creek Trails Day  from 11 AM to 2 PM on Saturday, November 11 in Sycamore Park at 4710 E Beaver Vista Rd in Lake Montezuma (next to the bridge).   The Dutch Oven Cowboy Cooking will include red chile cheese enchiladas, beans and peach cobbler.  Plenty of Cowboy coffee and lemonade will be served, too.  Free Wickiup Mesa Trails map brochures and free map bandanas for each person that completes a Trails Coalition information survey.  T-shirts and caps available at low costs.  The food, brochures and bandanas are FREE.  Bring the kids for beaver stickers and tattoos.   County and Federal agency representatives will be present to answer questions, and Off Highway Vehicle information and forest maps will be available. BC Trails Day is sponsored by the Beaver Creek Trails Coalition (BCTC) which will have information about the newly constructed and signed Wickiup Trails System, regional group hikes, and how YOU can get involved.  Co-sponsored by the Beaver Creek Kiwanis and Beaver Creek Community Association.  If your organization would like to participate at the event, please contact Stan Mish, President, at 928-606-2925 for further information.

Sunday, 11/12-The Friends of Beaver Creek Library Annual Meeting is from 2-4:00 p.m. in the BC School Board Room. The theme is "Build a Better World" and four presenters will share their stories about how and why they have chosen to give back to their communities. Also, those hosting Little Lending Libraries will share some stories. Board elections will be held, door prizes given, refreshments served. If you RSVP to  prior to November 8th, or call 567-4648, you will qualify for an extra drawing for a $25.00 Amazon gift card.  Members and guests are encouraged to attends.  Membership dues for 2018 can be mailed to FBCL, P.O. Box 724, Rimrock, AZ 86335 or paid at the Annual Mtg. Interested in being a Board member? Please call Judy @ 567-4648.
Wednesday, 11/15-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker.  9 AM.  Level of difficulty: Easy to moderate. 2 to 3 miles. This hike will include a talk by Jason Lavelle from the Arizona Botanical Garden in Clarkdale on native plant species.  Please note that all hikes begin at the Forestglen Trailhead located at the intersection of E Redrock Dr and Forestglen Rd. Plenty of parking is available. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and bring lots of water. You may also want to have a hat, hiking stick and a snack. We usually stop for a break about half way through the hike. We look forward to sharing with you the Wickiup Mesa Trails System.  For More Information: Contact Susan Sim, Beaver Creek Trails Coalition, at  or phone: home 928-325-0010 or cell 928-300-7098.

Saturday, 11/18-Wickiup Mesa Hike w/ guest speaker.  At 9:00 am meet at Forest Glen Trail Head. This hike will introduce the Cedar Knoll, Sunset and Well Vista trails. It is about 3.5 miles. Easy to moderate. Beaver Creek Trails Coalition President Stan Mish will lead the hike and speak about the construction of the trail.  Further information is with the item above.

Thursday, 11/23-Come enjoy at free turkey dinner with all the trimmings on Thanksgiving Day from 2 to 4 PM at Grace Community Lutheran Church located (behind the MR Fire Station) at 5100 N Stevenson Dr.
Friday, 11/23 & more-- Kiwanis Christmas House opens right after Thanksgiving next to the Beaver Creek Gasmart and will be open Thurs, Fri & Sat from 10 AM to 5 PM until December 16. Applications for recipients for families to receive food boxes and toys are available from Kiwanis members.  Please call Wyona at 274-2032 for more information.  Christmas decorations donations may be made at the Kiwanis Clothes Closet during their open hours: Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sat from 10 to 3:00 PM.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings & Activities 11/7 thru 11/18 

Tuesday, 11/7--The BC Adult Center Board  meets at 10 AM in the Center Library.  Please call the Center at 928-567-4556 for information about activities.
Wednesday, 11/8--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, 11/10--The BC Preservation & Historical Society  meets at 9 AM in the Beaver Creek Adult Center.  Decade-long Rimrock resident, Rob Estrada, will discuss the story of his Father, Captain "Mario" Estrada, "West Texas Cowboy to decorated Cavalry Officer", how the son of a White Mountain Apache rose through the Army ranks as a "Maverick" and is interned at Arlington National Cemetery. The biography will include his Southwestern origin, tank training in Arizona, Normandy, the Battle of the Bulge, liberation of Buchenwald, Jump School, OCS, Japan Occupation, Korea, Guatemala, Ranger School and the historical figures with whom he served.  Please contact President Judy McBride at 928-567-4648 for more information.  
Saturday, 11/11-The 2nd Saturday Flea Market is at the Honey Hole, 3100 E Beaver Creek Rd, from 9 AM to 3 PM.  All are welcome (art, crafts, veggies, antiques, etc) with covered spaces available or your own popup shade.  Call 928-592-9383 to reserve or just show up Saturday at 8:30 AM.  10% of sales goes to the host.   
Monday, 11/13--The Rimrockers  will meet at 11:30 at the residence of Diana Bell for a potluck lunch with the main theme being Thanksgiving. Turkey, Potatoes, Gravy, and Cranberries will be furnished. Bring a salad or dessert and enjoy . All are welcome to come or join.  Please call Diana Bell at 928-567-9113 for the address and directions.

Monday, 11/13-The Beaver Creek Community Association (BCCA)  meets at 3:00 PM in the BC Adult Center.  BCCA helps to provide information, representation in Yavapai County, maintain Rollins Park, participate in and sponsor community projects. Topics for discussion and possible action are prescribed burn smoke, use of Theony Pueblo for weekly archaeology trip and potential boundary change.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  Please contact Janet Aniol at 928-592-2839 for further information.
Monday, 11/13--The Beaver Creek School Governing Board  meets at 6:00 PM in the school board room. Board members are:  Jackie Harshman, president; Jo Burke; Karen DuFresne; Betty Hart; and Perry Krowne.  The agenda will be posted at several sites locally and is also at:
Tuesday, 11/14--The BC Kiwanis  meet at 7:30 AM in the BC Adult Center Library.  We will be continuing plans for the Christmas House.  Please call Carol Keeton at 928-606-4050 for more information. 
Tuesday, 11/14--The  Lake Montezuma Women's Civic Club meets at  Grace Community Lutheran Church from 11 AM to 1 PM   The program is a Chicos Fashion Show. Please join us to meet with neighbors and friends, and see the latest fashion from Chicos. Cost $13.  Contact  Chair Marie Kraetz, president, at (928) 567-4832 for more information. 
Tuesday, 11/14-The MRFD Auxiliary meets at 10 AM at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station.  The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Auxiliary is putting together a cook book as a fund raiser. If you would like to contribute a recipe or two please email recipe to me at   and put Recipe as subject. Hope to get some good recipes from all you great local cooks!

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.
Thursday, 11/16--The Montezuma Rimrock Fire Board  meets during a 9 AM to Noon session for the MRFD, CVFD, and CCF&M Fire Boards at the Montezuma Rimrock Fire Station 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 web site at
Saturday, 11/18--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.  (See chart below)
Saturday, 11/18--Bird Walks at Montezuma Well  will be hosted by NPS from 9 AM to 11 AM the first and third Saturdays through April 2018.  Meet at the Montezuma Well picnic area.  For more information please contact NPS at 928-567-3322, ext 0.
Saturdays, All-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, 11/18--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, 11/18--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, 11/18-- The Phantasm Book Club meets on the 3rd Saturday of each month at 10 AM in the Beaver Creek Library. Books and audio CDs are waiting at the Rimrock library.  Contact Starchild the Ringleader, for more information.  (See flyer below)

FREE FOOD--Pickup & Meal Schedule
November 2017 Schedule in Beaver Creek area
 (Call Beaver Creek Transit at 301-2749 for more information)
Beaver Creek School
Community Food Bank
This month only it's the 3rd Saturday!
2nd Saturday each month
Free Food Distribution
4810 E Beaver Creek Rd
Call Monday - Friday for
Emergency Food Box
Bring bags
Extra food for children
Ages 5-15
Saturday, 11/18
7:45 to 9 AM
Free Food & Clothing
Every Wednesday
Just come to the 7th Day Adventist Church in Camp Verde at 1406 N Boothill Dr & get in line.
Bring bags
11/1, 11/8, 11/15, 11/22 & 11/29
9:30 AM to Noon
Hot Meals & Food Boxes
Every Tuesday
Just come to the Camp Verde Community Center at 435 S Main St in Camp Verde (Bread of Life Mission)
11/7, 11/14, 11/21 & 11/28
 5:30  PM Start
Free Food Every Tuesday Afternoon/Evening
1st Southern Baptist Church at 11340 E Circle Dr in Cornville
Bring bags
3:00 to 6:00 PM
Beaver Creek Adult Center
  Bread & Veggies
Mon - Fri until gone
Open 9 AM to Noon Mon thru Fri
4250 E Zuni Way in Lake Montezuma village square
Call 567-4556 to check on arrival of the food
Bring a bag
Delivered late Weds, but food remains until gone

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