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Community Announcements
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for Dec 6th. 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.
Grand Canyon Rotary Holiday Dinner Dance is this Saturday evening at El Tovar at 6 pm.  Advanced tickets still available by contacting Sue Winchester at 702-420-9403 and they will also be selling tickets at the door ($50).  Live Music by Exit 64, silent auction, cash raffle - come join the fun and support our community!
Grand Canyon Village Market - has a Holiday Special this Saturday December 8th.  Santa Claus will be there for pictures from 10 am - 2 pm.  They have an in store special of 25% off all items (other discounts do not apply) and up to 40% off clearance items!  Note alcohol and tobacco products are not included. The store is open from 8 am - 8 pm - come get your Grand Canyon gifts for your friends and family!
Don't forget to Donate Blood especially during the holiday season.  Vialant (formerly United Blood Service) has this message to share "Our hearts go out to all those affected by the wildfires in California and the recent shooting in Thousand Oaks. On Nov. 8 Vitalant Arizona, formerly United Blood Services, sent O- and O+ blood to our sister center for the shooting victims as we are the sole supplier to Los Robles Medical Center in Thousand Oaks. We’re asking donors across our state and the country to step up and help by giving blood in the coming days and weeks to support our communities in California impacted by these fires as we continue to monitor the needs of hospitals in these areas. This will help replenish the blood supply to ensure life-transforming donations are available for patients there as well as here in our local community as we prepare for the holidays which bring a huge decrease in blood donations. As you can see it’s absolutely vital to continuously replenish the blood supply so we’re ready for any disaster, like the recent shootings and these wildfires, as well as every day emergencies and ongoing patient blood needs."  They are hosting a blood drive on Friday December 14th from 10 am - 2pm at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center. ALL donors from now through December 31, 2018 will receive an additional 700 Rewards Points for making an appointment and keeping it. This is enough for a $10 Movie Gift Certificate. If added to existing points, donors can get gifts cards to places like Amazon, Target, Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Cold Stone Creamery and more…just in time for the holidays!
Grand Canyon Yearbook Staff - would like to include you in the creation of their 2018-2019 Shadows yearbook.  For as little as $50 you can place an advertisement in the yearbook that will be instantly cherished for years to come. Click here for flyer. Please email Kristen Zanos if you are interested.  They would like to have commitments and  payments prior to Winter break.
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
Dec 7th 7 pm Movie Night Crazy Rich Asians
Grand Canyon Recreation
Dec 8th 10 am - 2 pm Santa at Canyon Village Market shop, sip cocoa, snack on cookies and get your photo with Santa!
Dec 8th Rotary Dinner Dance - 6 pm El Tovar
Tickets $50 per person, Live Music Exit 64, silent auction, cash raffle
Dec 14th 10 am - 2 pm Blood Drive
Grand Canyon Recreation Center  sign-up at (Sponsor Code: grandcyn)
Dec 14th 7 pm Movie Night Mission Impossible Fallout Grand Canyon Recreation
Dec 15th 9 am - CPR Class Tusayan Fire Dept
Contact Email:
Please RSVP via email at least 3 days before class-start; Class size is limited!
$25.00 Per Person, Cash Only.
Dec 15th - 7 pm Music Under the Stars presents Sounds of the Season
Grand Canyon Community Building FREE
Dec 19th 6 pm Family Movie Night Arthur Christmas Grand Canyon Recreation
Dec 21st 7 pm Movie Equalizer 2
Grand Canyon Recreation
Dec 21st 6:30 pm The Polar Express
IMAX Free! First 100 will get a special mug!
Dec 24th 6 - 9 pm Christmas Fest
Grand Canyon Recreation - FREE
Dec 24th 8 pm Christmas Eve Candle Light Service -Shrine of the Ages Grand Canyon Community Church - collection for the night will support the local Grand Canyon Assistance Fund
Dec 25th 11 am - Christmas Social 
Grand Canyon Recreation - FREE
Dec 31st 10 pm - Karaoke Night
Grand Canyon Recreation
Have a day off?  Learn about the Canyon from a Ranger daily programs include: 
10:30 am Geology Glimpse-Yavapai Geology Museum
1 pm Kolb Studio Tours space is limited call 928-638-2771
4 pm Critter Chat - Grand Canyon Visitor Center
Take a drive to Desert View
Weekends enjoy Cultural Demonstrations 9-4 pm at the Watchtower
1:30 pm Tusayan Ruins Tour - meet at Tusayan Museum
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Organized Activities
Grand Canyon Community Choir
Tuesdays 7 pm
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Kids Free Movement Dance Mondays 4:30 pm ages 5 - 9 fees apply Grand Canyon Recreation
Kids Hip Hop Tuesdays 4:30 pm  Ages 10+ fees apply Grand Canyon Recreation
Kid's Tumbling Wednesdays 3:30 pm fees apply
Grand Canyon Recreation
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 on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge at 7 pm. 
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Field Trips
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Dec 8th - Sedona Festival of Lights 1 pm $23
Dec 13th - Flagstaff Shopping
Dec 16th - Bearizona Wild Wonderland 4 pm $10 plus admission
Dec 19th - Tusayan Food Bank free rides 12 pm
Dec 28th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center

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Keep Fit
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Sun 5:00 pm Open Gym at GC School (note no open gym on Sun Dec 23rd or Sun Dec 30th)
Mon 7:00 pm Yoga
Coconino County is once again holding an Aerobic Winter Challenge.  We had many groups from GC participate last year - it's a great way to stay motivated, healthy and have some fun competition with fellow co-workers and businesses.  Register here it ends Friday Oct 26th.
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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!
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
FREE HIGH SPEED INTERNET and CHROMEBOOK USE at Tusayan Town Hall every Friday morning from 9am-1pm. Students and local residents welcome! Schoolwork or personal use. Assistance provided by Grand Canyon School staff members. Drop-ins are welcome! Come and take advantage of speedy internet! Contact for details. Please see the GC School calendar for open/close dates.
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.

Head Start
Grand Canyon Head Start is accepting applications for childrren from the ages of 3 to 5 years old.
Tusayan Neighborhood Watch
Want to learn about what's happening in our neighborhood.  Program will start up again in the spring.
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
Dec 19th 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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