Community News

Message from the Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce

June 30, 2017

 Community Annoucements

Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for June 29th. 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.

Grand Canyon Rotary - Sponsoring Outdoor Movies this summer the last Friday of each month: June 30th, July 28th and August 25th.  The first movie will be "The Secret Life of Pets" and will be shown at the park in Tusayan on Long Jim Loop Rd.  Bring your lawn chairs / blankets or come early and have your kids make their own drive-in box car out of card-board and supplies provided ($1.00 donation requested) Snacks and drinks will be available for sale to support Grand Canyon Interact club.
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!
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!
I have a community announcement

Community Event
Skydive with Paragon - Paragon is offering a local price  skydive all summer and 50% off photos call for details 928-224-9661.
Every Friday...Snowbowl Live Music
Enjoy live music, sunsets, and FREE dinner every Friday afternoon at Arizona Snowbowl.The Scenic Chairlift operates one extra hour, with the last chair ride up at 5 p.m. 
After 2 p.m. purchase a full-priced Scenic Chairlift ticket and receive FREE taco dinner (your choice of two beef or chicken tacos or two cheese enchiladas, with rice and beans). 
Taco dinner plates are also available for sale at $7.95 for those guests with discounted lift tickets or not riding the chairlift.
June 30th 8:30 pm Outdoor Movie
"The Secret Life of Pets" 
Tusayan Park sponsored by Grand Canyon Rotary Club come at 7:30 to decorate your own card-board box car (donation $1.00 to make a car) 
June 30th 7 pm Movie 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
July 4th 2:30 pm Parade & Celebration
Downtown Tusayan
Join us downtown Tusayan for a Parade, Live music with America's Got Talent 5th year Season Winner Michael Grimm, food, games, raffle and silent auction.  Grand Canyon Recreation Center will be running a shuttle between the Rec Center and Tusayan.
July 7th Blood Drive 9 am - 1 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
July 8th Community Yard Sale 8 - 12pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Organized Sports/Camps
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?  Returning player follow this link to register 
New players follow this link to sign-up
Contact Terry for additional information:  
British Soccer Camp Returns!
July 24th - July 28th
Ages 3-5 8-9 am $80
Ages 6-18 9 - 12 pm $130
Ages 6-18 1 - 4 pm $130
Ages 6-18 9 - 4 pm $180
if you participated in the first camp you will save $15.
Contact Oli Sharp 760-536-4468 or 
I host an organized sport
Community Meetings
Community Wellness Group
July 5th 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 Rotary? is doing good things.  Interested in learning more we meet weekly on Wednesday's from 12:10 - 1:10 pm at Thunderbird Lodge upstairs. Please join us or call Laura for more information at 638-2901.
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
July 12th 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
6/24 Prescott Bluegrass Festival $20
6/26 Flagstaff Shopping $15
6/29-6/30 Phoenix Price TBD
7/5 Museum of Northern AZ and Lowell $15
7/7 Flagstaff Shopping $15 
You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center
I host a field trip / outing
Keep Fit
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Sunday 1 pm Open Field
Sunday 5 pm Open Gym Volleyball
Monday's 6:00 pm Zumba
Wednesday 6 pm Volleyball
Wednesday 6 pm Group Cardio
Open Soccer 4 pm
Open Soccer occurs on alternating Saturday and Sunday at 4 pm. 
Saturday 7/01/2017 
Sunday 6/25/2017 
We are going to try this schedule and see how it works for everyone.

Volunteers/Donations Needed
Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce  is planning our annual July 4th Parade and Party.  We are expanding our Kid Zone you can enter a Float, donate to our Silent Auction.  Anyone interested in volunteering/donating  please contact Laura Chastain at 928-638-2901.
Cris 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
July 19th 12 pm - 3 pm
Please bring photo ID. Pick up location parking lot next to Sophies Restaurant in Tusayan.