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Community Announcements
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News email for October 25th. Our goal is to combine all Grand Canyon area Activities, Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities in one newsletter and send it out. If you have something to contribute please click the links below.

Grand Canyon Trail Half Marathon - Volunteers Needed!  The Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Half Marathon on Saturday November 2nd.  The course will be through the beautiful Kaibab National Forest starting and ending at the IMAX.  We are seeking volunteers to assist on Friday and on Saturday.  Please click here to volunteer.  If you know a high school student - this could be great for their community service hours. If you are a non-profit group contact Laura - there could be a small stipend available.


We are happy to announce the Grand Canyon Food Pantry is officially a non-profit entity. This means your donations are tax deductible. They are open Mondays 8 - 11, Wednesdays 11-2 pm and Saturdays 2 - 5 pm. For more information check out their Facebook Page.  

North Country Health Care wants to let you know they have flu shots available. No appointment needed just walk in during regular business hours.

Grand Canyon Rotary 2019 Dinner Dance is on Saturday December 7th at the Big E Steakhouse. Live music by Rich Neville, Kevin Johns & the Robin Miller Trio. This year they will also be raffling off a 2019 Chevy Trax.  Dinner Tickets are $50 and Car Raffle tickets are $25.  They will be selling raffle tickets around town over the next several weeks and will be selling tickets at the Half Marathon event in Tusayan on November 2nd - stop by to get yours! or contact Mike Scott  207-229-1228.

Tusayan Fire Department will be hosting their first Annual Pancake Breakfast in conjuction with the Grand Canyon Chamber's Half Marathon event on November 2nd from 8 am - 12 pm. Adults $8 children $5 - come out and show your support!

October is Domestic Violence awareness month. Domestic violence is a community tragedy, not a private problem. [WSCADV, 2000]. Domestic Violence occurs in all communities and across all genders, races, and economic classes. Coconino County is no exception. When battered individuals gather enough courage to make attempts to get to safety, they often fall short because many institutions, systems, and people don’t recognize the symptoms or the risks, understand what can be done, or know how to help. Since we all encounter battered individuals daily, we should feel empowered to have a role in the movement to end domestic violence.

There are no specific profiles of an ‘abuser’. Domestic violence is about power and control. Abuse is considered a learned behavior; it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses (stress, inadequate communication skills, etc.). These issues may be associated with the battering of individuals, but they do not cause it. Removing these factors will not stop the violence, it will only make for more polite abusers. Stopping violence will, in part, require recognition, education, and shifting responsibility away from victim blaming and helping abusers take accountability for their beliefs related to and about power and control. [ACESDV]

Fear, isolation, and creating a dependency on the abuser are all tools abusers use to obtain power and control. Rural communities can be inviting to abusers due to the perceived lack of resources for victims and because living in a small community can be a function of local employment and therefore foster dependency. Eventually, the victim is left totally alone and without the internal and external resources to change their life.

We hope to empower the community to think creatively about ways to work to end DV and help victims hear that they are not alone.

Test your knowledge on myths and facts about domestic violence! Everyone who takes the quiz will be entered into a drawing for a $20 gift certificate!

Old Cars needed for Fire Training: Need to get rid of a useless car? You can donate them to the fire department for training. If you do please contact Ray or Greg at 928-648-3473 Thank you in advance.
We have added a lot to our Google Calendar so please take a look here.  
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Community Event
Oct 25th & 26th 6 pm - 8 pm Live Music with Chicago Mike
Yavapai Tavern
Oct 25 7 pm Movie Night Annabelle Comes Home
Grand Canyon Recreation
Oct 31st 5:30 pm - 7:30 Trunk or Treat in Tusayan
Grand Canyon Chamber 

Nov 1st 7 pm Movie Night Stuber 
Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 6th 7 pm Board Game Night
Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 7th 7 pm Super Smash Bros Night
Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 8th 7 pm Movie Night Lion King
Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 11th 12 pm Veterans Day Luncheon 
Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 11th 7 pm Ping Pong Tournament 
 Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 15th 7 pm Movie Night Fast & Furious Hobbs  & Shaw
Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 22nd 7 pm Movie Night Good Boys
Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 23rd 9 am CPR Class $25
Tusayan Fire Department email to sign up

Nov 28th 10 am - 9 pm Thanksgiving Brunch & Football
Grand Canyon Recreation

Nov 29th 7 pm Movie Night Corporate Animals
Grand Canyon Recreation

Learn about your park! NPS offers daily programs.
10:30 AM Geology Glimpse (Yavapai Geology Museum)
3:00 pm Critter Chat (Grand Canyon Visitor Center)
Hawk Migration at Grand Canyon
Daily 9 am - 4 pm through November 5th
Hawk Observation - Yaki Point
Oct 25th, 26th & 27th
10:45 am Raptor Migration Talk
2:30 pm Raptor Migration Talk
Desert View
9am - 4 pm Sat/Sun Desert View Cultural Demonstrators at the Desert View Watchtower
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Organized Activities
Grand Canyon Trail Half-Marathon Nov 2nd
Grand Canyon Chamber with Run Tucson is hosting a Half Marathon, 5K and Family Mile Fun Run in the Kaibab National Forrest.  Click here for more information.
Grand Canyon Community Choir
Tuesdays 7 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Girls on the Run - Grades 3rd - 5th Mon/Wed 4 pm - 5:30 pm.  Grades 6th - 8th Tue/Thur 4 pm - 5:30 pm.  Contact
English Classes
Tusayan Town Hall
Mondays and Tuesdays 6-7 pm
Playgroup for kids & parents
Grand Canyon Rec Center
Mondays 10 am - 12 pm
Bible Study and small group discussion
Mondays 7 pm Canyon Plaza Hotel Atrium sponsored by: The Grand Canyon Community Church
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Community Meetings
Grand Canyon Rotary is doing good things. Interested in learning more we meet weekly on Wednesday's from 12:10 - 1:10 pm at Big E Steakhouse. Please join us or call Laura for more information at 520-329-1889.
Grand Canyon AA
Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meet three times a week at the South Rim at the Grand Canyon Community Recreation Center Mon, Wed, Fri from 7 pm - 8 pm.
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Field Trips
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Oct 27 - Museum of Northern AZ Dia de los Muertos $18
Oct 29 - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Nov 4 - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Nov 9 - Flagstaff Twin Arrows Casino $18
Nov 15 - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Nov 16 & 17 - Phoenix overnight Mac n Cheese $90
Nov 20 - Flagstaff Shopping
Nov 22 & 23 - Lake Havasu overnight $75
Nov 26 - Flagstaff Shopping $18
You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center

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Keep Fit
Hermit Road Happy Hour: Sunset Social Bike Ride
**Standing Social Ride, 1st and 3rd Friday of each month** Open to all, locals and visitors alike. Meet up on the plaza outside the Backcountry Office at 6pm. BYOB, plenty of water and a headlamp for the ride back down. The first hill can be a doozy - if you're not up to the climb you can use the NPS shuttle to get up the hill to Trailview Overlook and join the caravan there. C'mon out and ride with us!
Open Gym - Grand Canyon School
Sundays 5 pm - 9 pm
Grand Canyon Community Yoga
Mondays 6 pm with Beth
Mondays 7:30 pm with Stephanie
Tuesdays 6 pm with Bianca
Wednesdays 6 pm with Stephanie
Saturdays 9 am with Bianca
$10 per class check out their Facebook page for more information!
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Volunteers/Donations Needed
Grand Canyon PTA
Interested in getting more involved at the school? Contact Cherie Benefield email or call 928-310-8289.   All are welcome - door prizes for members.  Hope to see you there!

CASA of Coconino County is looking for volunteers to be matched with a foster care child.
• Be the eyes and ears of the judge for a child.
• Spend time being aware of administrative happenings in a foster child’s life.
• Be another caring adult in a foster child’s life.

Felicia Bicknell
CASA Recruitment and Training Coordinator
CASA of Coconino County

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. 
Coconino Community College
Coconino Communtiy College is also looking for Part-Time Faculty to teach classes here at the Grand Canyon.  They are partnering with the Grand Canyon Chamber, Town of Tusayan, National Park Service and other local businesses to broaden the local educational opportunities with on-site programs.  They want to employ local part-time faculty where possible to help supplement local incomes and provide opportunities to do something new.  If you are interested in a part-time faculty position please click here  to fill out an application.

Box-Tops wanted! Here is an easy way to help our local school - check those boxtops - the school earns $0.10 cash per boxtop. Check your tops clip them and turn them in asap!

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Do you shop Easily switch to and support local Grand Canyon organizations.
Shop like you always do but check out through and a portion of your purchase price goes directly to your charity of choice.  To pick your charity search  zip code 86023, and select from multiple local groups such as Grand Canyon PTA, Kaibab Learning Center, or Grand Canyon Association as your charity of choice. SHOP AS NORMAL! Same prices, same policies, same Amazon, no extra money from you! Use this all the time, and help your local community!
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Community Resources
Victim Witness Services are now located at the Canyon.
• Orders of Protection
• Financial Assistance
• Pre-restitution
• Pets too – temporary housing for pets
Contact: Bethany Larsen, Grand Canyon Victim Advocate, Victim Witness Services 928.864.9791
Coconino County Emergency Notification system
sign-up now at
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCCY) is here to support the health and welfare of children.

Frank Moraga
Parent & Community Outreach Coordinator
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth
SNAP Program - Do you need help buying food?

We have been working hard to bring a SNAP program to the Grand Canyon area. We hope to have more information soon but if you want to see if you may qualify see below.

Your household must meet certain requirements to be eligible for SNAP and receive benefits. If your State agency determines that you are eligible to receive SNAP benefits, you will receive benefits back to the date you submitted your application.

To see if you might be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, visit our pre-screening tool.

Note: The FNS SNAP pre-screening eligibility tool is an interactive site with general information about eligibility requirements and how benefits are determined. Sharing your information in that form does not mean you filed an application for benefits. You will still need to submit an application through your State SNAP agency or local SNAP office.

Suicide Prevention Training
Perri Spreiser is available to come talk with small groups about suicide prevention.  Her training is 20-30 minutes.  She has been presenting this course over the last year with different NPS groups but is now opening it up to the community.  If you would like to schedule a training with your staff please contact Perri at 928-638-7834 or email
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.  
Scholarships Available 
The Grand Canyon Rotary Club would like to encourage all High School Graduates who have a dream of going to a Vocational School to consider applying for a grant from the Rotary Vocational Fund of Arizona.  This grant is designed for low income people who want to improve their employment opportunities. Grants range from $850 - $3000.  For specific information and to apply visit
North Country HealthCare
Health Benefits Enrollment
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 
Telemedicine appointments
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.
St Mary's Food Bank
Nov 20th 12 pm - 3 pm
Please bring photo ID. Pick up location parking lot next to the new Chicken Kitchen in Tusayan.(same spot)  If you live in the Grand Canyon and need a ride the Rec Center is offering rides at 12 pm and 1:45 pm.  If you are in need of food at other times please contact Sandi at 928 266-2604.  She can also deliver if you can't make the day/time.
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