Community News

Community Announcements From The Grand canyon Chamber Of Commerce

May 31, 2017


Community Annoucements
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for May May 31st.  Our goal is to combine all Grand Canyon area Activities, Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities in one newsletter and send it out weekly. If you have something to contribute please click the links below.  We have added a lot to our Google Calendar so please take a look here.
Veterans Mobile Center coming to the Grand Canyon and Tusayan June 1st and June 2nd. These customized vehicles – which are equipped with confidential counseling space and a state of the art communication package—travel to communities to extend VA’s reach to Veterans, service members and their families, especially those living in rural or remote communities.  We will have more details coming soon any questions can be directed to Laura at the Chamber Office at 928-638-2901.
Grand Canyon School -   Box Tops for Education program
Help the school by turning in your pink Box Tops to either the school or the Grand Canyon Recreation Center.  Just look at items you have in your house for the special pink cut-out marked box tops for education and drop them off to help out our kids!
NPS wants your input!  They are beginning to plan Grand Canyon's 2019 Centennial Celebration.  Please click here to complete a survey and help plan a Grand Centennial!
Kaibab Learning Center is hosting a Summer Craft Bazaar on Saturday June 17th from 10 am - 7 pm in Tusayan.  $50 per table paid prior to June 1st $75 per table after June 1st.   Anyone interested in having a table a the event should contact Michelle at 928-638- 6333.
Community Event
June 1st 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Veteran's Mobile Center 
Tusayan Fire Dept 
No Appointment required. Come talk to the VA about services you are entitled too. 
June 2nd 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Veteran's Mobile Center 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
No Appointment required. Come talk to the VA about services you are entitled too. 
June 2nd 7 pm Movie
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
"The Space Between us" 
June 2nd LGBTQ Movie Night 
SRM First Floor Large Conference Room 
June 4th 1 pm Ultimate Frisbee 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 5th 10:00 am CPR Class 
Tusayan Fire Department 
RSVP 3 days prior to Tim Leija 
June 8th 8 pm Table Tennis Tournament 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 9th 7 pm Movie 
"The Great Wall" 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 10th 8 am - 12 pm Yard Sale 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 16th 7 pm Movie 
"Fist Fight" 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 16th 6 pm LGBTQ Happy Hour 
Yavapai Tavern 
June 17th 8 pm Karaoke 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 18th 1 pm Ultimate Frisbee 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 21st 8 pm Pool Tournament 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 22nd 6 pm Ice Cream Social 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 23rd 7 pm Movie 
"A Cure for Wellness" 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
June 30th 7 pm Movie 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Organized Sports/Camps
Vacation Bible School
Grand Canyon Community Church
June 12th - June 16th
All kids ages 4 - 5th grade are welcome to join us for Vacation Bible School at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center.  Sign up forms are at the Recreation Center.  If you have questions contact Kaitlyn at 480-227-9066.
2017 Grand Canyon Community
Softball League
Umpires needed $10/game.  Need knowledge of base/softball.  Contact Ryan if you are interested.
Come watch our local Softball League Monday - Thursday nights at 6 pm at the Recreation Center.
Kaibab Learning Center Summer Camp
May 29th - July 27th Ages 5 - 12
8 am - 12 pm Monday - Thursday
Each week has different themes... i.e. sports, crafts
 $20 per day
Sign-up 928-638-6333
AYSO Summer Soccer Registration
Did you know Grand Canyon participates in a AYSO Summer program?  Our games are split 50/50 between the Grand Canyon and Flagstaff.  Returning player follow this link to register 
New players follow this link to sign-up 
Contact Terry for additional information:  
Community Meetings
Community Wellness Group
June 7th 2:30 - 3:30 pm
Big E Steakhouse
Looking to get more involved in our community?  Join us for a Community Wellness Meeting.  1st Wednesdays of the month 2:30 - 3:30 at Big E's Steakhouse or 3rd Wednesdays of the month 2:30 - 3:30 at 10 Albright (Xanterra Purchasing office)
Grand Canyon AA
Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meet three times a week at the South Rim on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge at 7 pm.
Tusayan Town Council Meeting
June 14th 6 pm
Tusayan Town Hall
ACMNP Worship Services 7 pm nightly
West Rim Worship site (on Rim trail around the curve from the Bright Angel Trail head)
ACNMP Worship Services Sundays
8:30 am West Rim Worship Site
9:00 am Mather Campground Fire Circle
Field Trips
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
6/3 Flagstaff Shopping $15
6/5 Bearizona & Williams $10
6/10 Sedona $20
6/13 Antelope Canyon & Page $45
6/15 Flagstaff Shopping $15
6/17 Jerome & Cottonwood Trip $20
6/24 Prescott Bluegrass Festival $20
6/26 Flagstaff Shopping $15
6/29-6/30 Phoenix Price TBD
You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center
I host a field trip / outing
Keep Fit
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Sunday's 5 pm Open Gym Volleyball
Monday's 5:15 Kids pm Yoga - current session full but registration for the 2017-2018 school year for kids 4-11 years old will begin August 1st with classes to begin the end of August.  For more information, please contact Jennifer Allen of Grand Canyon Yoga at 928.607.5647.
Monday's 6:00 pm Zumba
Wednesday's 5:45 pm Yoga 
Volunteers/Donations Needed
Kris Menger
My friends are having a baby in September in OR. I cannot attend the baby shower this July, but would like to send them a few things. They have requested only used or thrift baby items. If you have any small baby items for any gender that you'd like to get rid of, please contact me. I'd be happy to pass them along! 928-638-7703 M-Th 7:30am-4pm 
Girls on the Run is hoping to be able to put together two teams but they need a Head Coach and an assistant coach. Girls on the Run is a physical activity-based positive youth development program (PA-PYD) designed to develop and enhance girls social, psychological and physical competencies to successfully navigate life experiences.  For more information on Girls on the run click here.  Please contact Marney Babbitt at 928-522-9452 or email 
Grand Canyon Community Church
This summer Grand Canyon Community Church is organizing lunches for children in our community on Mondays and Thursdays.  If you would like to get involved please contact Mike Scott at  207-229-1228.
Grand Canyon Association
The 2017 Celebration of Art is approaching and we are looking for host families for our artists. Hosting an artist is an excellent opportunity for community members to meet individuals from all over the country who appreciate the canyon as we do.  Living with a host family during the Celebration of Art is preferred by some artists as they enjoy spending time with those of us that live at Grand Canyon.
The Plein air painters will need accommodations from September 8 th-17 th in order to participate in the event. Artists are typically out of the home before sunrise and gone for the bulk of the day, busy painting the canyon, they may return around lunch time and after sunset. Hosts are not obliged to provide dinner but may do so if they wish. If you have a spare bedroom and would like to volunteer to be a host, you will be rewarded with the experience of a lifetime. Thank you for your consideration.
Contact Heather Peeters if you can host an artist 928-638-7156.
Tusayan Fire Department
We are seeking people with a strong desire to learn and eventually commit to one night a week.  Send anybody you think would be a good candidate to the TFD or have them call 638-FIRE. 
I need volunteers
Community Resources
Justice Court Services 
Tuesdays Tusayan Town Hall
Did you know you can have your day in court right in Tusayan?  1st Tuesday of the month the Judge comes to Tusayan to hear cases.  The other Tuesday's court can be conducted via video conferencing.  
North Country HealthCare
Health Benefits Enrollment - June 12th
2nd Monday of every month at North Country Health Care in the Grand Canyon
Get Free application assistance with AHCCS, KidsCare, Health Insurance Marketplace, SNAP (formerly know as Food Stamps), Veterans Programs  Call 928-638-2551 for a free appointment.
North Country HealthCare
Services Available
Physical Therapy - soon
Telemedicine appointments
Diabetic Support Meetings
Aging Care Support Meetings
Call 928-638-2551 for more information
Grand Canyon Community Church
has a canned food bank for families in need.  Please contact Mike Scott at 207-229-1228 if you are in need of assistance.
Summer Lunch Program for Youth
Mondays and Thursday 12 pm - 1 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center 
Sponsored by the Grand Canyon Community Church
We will serve a sack lunch of a sandwich with fruit (if available) and/or a crunchy. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO SEGREGATE FOR FOOD ALLERGIES.  SANDWICHES MAY COME INTO CONTACT WITH NUT PRODUCTS.  We hope to also offer some games/crafts for younger children.
St Mary's Food Bank
June 21st 12 pm - 3 pm
Please bring photo ID. Pick up location parking lot next to Sophies Restaurant in Tusayan.