Desert Foothills Chapter is located in Cave Creek, AZ. The scenic Cave Creek spills out of the mountains through Spur Cross Ranch and down into the valley of the Hohokam.
Except for December, we meet in the Community Building (Maitland Hall) of the Good Shepherd of the Hills Church, 6502 E. Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ 85331. Socialization and refreshments at 7pm, business meeting and program approx. 730pm.
WORKSHOP # 2 - December 5th, 2013
"Want to Learn More About our Local Desert Plants or Is a Mesquite Tree a Virtual Grocery Store?"
Kevin Smith, Spur Cross Ranger along with Volunteers from the Desert Awareness Committee will conduct/lead a talk/hike on this topic, Thursday, December 5, 2013, from 9:00am until 12:00pm
Location is Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area
$15 per member plus $3 Spur Cross fee for none Cave Creek Residents - AAS members only with DFC members having priority in sign up.
Some of the topics to be covered:
the use of plants in first aid techniques
The use of plants as everyday food and for survival
This is a fun and informative hike (Metate Trail). The hike is around 1 1/2 miles on gravel and dirt with some up and down slopes as well as crossing the creek twice. Pklease be aware of your hiking ability and bring appropriate gear and plenty of water.
To sign up contact Mary Kearney at firstname.lastname@example.org
PLAID TIDINGS - Our 2013 Christmas Party
Cave Creek Smokehouse, 6245 Cave Creek Road, Cave Creek, AZ
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at 6pm
Meal choices are #1 BBQ Combo: ribs and/or mesquite smoked chicken, roasted red potatoes, cowboy beans, tossed salad, bread and beverage (coffee, iced tea, water)
#2 Vegetarian: pasta with pesto sauce. plus sides and beverages as listed above.
$25 per adult (guests are welcome), $11 per child (ages 10 and under). Meal prices include tax and gratuity. Open bar (does not include gratuity).
Mail your reservation together with meal choice and payment to Kathy Queen, 5311 E. Evans Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85254, BEFORE Monday, December 2nd. Make checks payable to Desert Foothills - AAS
WORKSHOP #3 - December 14, 2013
'ARIZONA WILDERNESS SAFETY AND SURVIVAL WORKSHOP'
Al Cornell, Workshop Instructor
Saturday, December 14, 2013, from 9:00am to 2:00pm
Location is Gateway Desert Awareness Park, Cave Creek.
Cost is $15 per member
DFC members have priority in sign up.
This is an outdoor workshop, so wear a jacket and bring a chair, knee pads, water, hat and a snack.
This workshop will consist of:
A: Presentantion on how people get into trouble in the wilderness of Arizona
B: Greatest threats to the individual
C: Discussion and display of minimum essential items to carry on a day Hike
D: Discussion/Display/Practice of the three most important survival skills of short team survival: Fire, Shelter, and Signaling for Rescue.
To sign up contact Mary Kearney @ email@example.com
||Day & Time
|Good Shepherd Church
||Second Wednesday of each month
7:00 Socialization and Refreshments
7:30 Business Meeting and Program
(Except for December Meeting)
|6502 E Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ
|Mud Bay Wet Site, Puget Sound, Washington state
||September 11, 2013
Transformation of Social Networks in the late Pre-Hispanic US Southwest
|October 9, 2013
||Barbara Mills, UofA
|"Oral History of the Yavapai"
||November 13, 2013
|Christmas Party, no speaker (see details above)
||December 11, 2013
|Hopi Migration Traditions
||January 8, 2014
|River Road Runners
|| February 12, 2014
Todd Webber, AZ Humanities
|Cave Creek Museum
||6140 East Skyline Drive
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
Help Us to Help the Environment: Still take a paper copy of The Petroglyph? Help our chapter go green and switch from postal delivery to email. The email version is in color, is available earlier than the printed version, and reduces costs to AAS. Did you know for example, that in addition to the printing and paper costs, AAS volunteers have to drive to the printers (Tempe) to pick up the printed copies, seal and label each newsletter, bundle and place in the appropriate trays to meet postal regulations and then deliver to the Central Phoenix post office? This task involves 6 hours of labor plus driving time each month. Without this volunteer help, the Petroglyph would cost even more to produce and deliver. To convert to the electronic version, you may use the form on the website (www.azarchsoc.org) to sign up, or email Sylvia Lesko at firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “email my Petroglyph” in the subject line and indicating your name and chapter.