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Community Announcements
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News email for May 24th. 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.
Have you ever shopped at Canyon Village Market and wished they had an item or brand that you prefer?
Here is your chance to share your feedback with store management!

Delaware North at Grand Canyon’s retail department is hosting an online survey with questions for local community members concerning the products and services available at Canyon Village Market. The survey results will help improve the offerings at Canyon Village Market. We encourage all community members to take the survey and share with others, including Delaware North associates. The survey is open through June 30.

Please take the survey at
Healing from Loss…Reclaiming Your Life
Did you know that time does Not heal all wounds?
Experts on grief have identified over 40 different kinds of losses including:
• Divorce or death of a loved one
• Loss of a friendship or close relationship
• Betrayal or emotional abuse
• Loss of identity, security, hope or trust
• Loss of career, health or home

Is your heart Broken? Lost? Stuck? We Can help.
Grieving is a normal and natural reaction to loss, but the journey of grieving is often complex and painful. What’s worse, much of the advice we are given when we experience grief is neither true nor helpful. If you have experienced loss in your life and are finding it difficult to move forward with a sense of well-being, consider this workshop.

Healing from loss is not a support group. Instead it provides a focused proven action plan that includes reading, weekly group participation, personal reflection and homework designed to help you take part in your own healing journey and reclaim your life after grief and loss. This 10-part workshop will take place over 5 weekends in June (beginning June 1st). Each weekend will contain two session, one on Saturday evening 6:30 - 9:30 pm and the other on Sunday morning from 8:30 am - 12 pm at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center Multi Purpose room

The workshop is presented by Life Discovery, a non-profit organization – please contact Bethany Larsen at 928-638-2730 to register.
Help crime victims by taking a survey!
We want to encourage all to take the survey - you do not have to be a victim of a Crime.  Victim Witness Services of Coconino County has partnered with Northern Arizona University to consider community resources and to ensure that you can get the help you need, when you need it.

To help improve our services, please take a moment to complete a quick online Survey Federal Resume Training will be held at the Albright Training Center - bring your current resume and get help from the experts to get help you get the Federal job you want.  May  29th from 6:30 - 8:30 pm.

We are happy to announce the Grand Canyon Food Pantry will re-open Saturday May 25th from 2 - 5 pm. For more information check out their Facebook Page.  
The Summer Cafe begins May 28th at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  In Tusayan it begins June 3rd Monday - Friday at the Tusayan GCSD Sports Complex from 11:30 - 12:30.  All kids are welcome!
July 4th Parade & Grand Canyon Centennial Celebration float registration is now open for more information click here.  We are also looking for businesses to help cook day of the event (Chamber will get the food) 
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
May 24th 7 pm Movie Night Apollo 11
Grand Canyon Recreation
May 31st 7 pm Movie Night The Upside
Jun 7th 7 pm Movie Night A Vigilante
Grand Canyon Recreation
Jun 8th 8 pm Karaoke
Grand Canyon Recreation
Jun 13th - Grand Re-Opening Red Feather Lodge Networking Mixer
5:30 - 7 pm Grand Canyon Chamber Please RSVP
Jun 14th 10:30 am Grand Canyon Become the Expert
at Big E Steakhouse hosted by Chamber & NPS
Please register for this free event!
Jun 14th 6 pm Summer Kick Off BBQ Potluck
Grand Canyon Recreation - please bring a dish to share :)
Jun 14th 7 pm Movie Night Captive State
Grand Canyon Recreation
Jun 16th 10 am Fathers Day Brunch
Grand Canyon Recreation
Jun 20th 6 pm Jam Session
Grand Canyon Recreation
Jun 21st 7 pm Movie Night Us
Jun 21st 7 pm Music Under the Stars
Grand Canyon Recreation

Jun 25th 9 am - 1 pm Blood Drive
Grand Canyon Recreation

Jun 28th 7 pm Movie Night Hotel Mumbai
Grand Canyon Recreation

Jun 22nd - Jun 29th Star Party
Evening Programs nightly - doors open 7:40 pm
Jun 22nd - Dr John Barentine International Dark Sky Association: Star Light, Star Bright: Protecting our Dark Skies Heritage
Jun 23rd - Gabriel Biderman & Chris Nicholson:
National Parks at Night
Jun 24th - Paul Bogard: Is it the End of Night?
Jun 25th - Gavin Heffernan & Harun Mehmedinovic: Skyglow - Documenting the best remaining night skies and the growing threat of light pollution to our fragile environment
Jun 26th - Dr Lisa Prat: Making New Worlds: How do Planets Form?
Jun 27th - Dean Regas: Tour of the Universe: You are Here
Jun 28th - Kevin Schindler: Fly me to the Moon via Northern Arizona
Jun 29th - Dr Danielle Adams: Lions, Vultures and a Scorpion, Oh My! A Summer Jaunt through Arabian Skies

Night Sky Photography Workshops

Night Sky Photography Workshops Meet at Grand Canyon Visitor Center at 9:30 pm
June 23 – National Parks at Night
June 24 – National Parks at Night
June 25 – Shreenivasan Manievannan
June 26 - Shreenivasan Manievannan
June 28 – Kevin Legore, Focus Astronomy

Constellation Talks by Dean Regas

Outreach Astronomer, Cincinnati Observatory and Co-Host of PBS’s Star Gazers

June 27 – 9:30 pm
June 28 – 9:30 pm

Bring a Flashlight

Make your way safely: use a red flashlight since event organizers discourage white lights on the telescope lot. Make a red flashlight by covering any flashlight with red cellophane or painting the lens with red nail polish or a red magic marker. Although many telescopes come down after 11 pm, on nights with clear, calm skies some astronomers continue sharing their telescopes into the night.

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Organized Activities
The Challenger Sport British Soccer Camp will be back June 3rd - June 7th. Click here for more info.
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 
email Michelle  or call 480-760-1414
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
May 27th - Cliff Castle & Jerome $23
May 31st - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Jun 3rd - Lake Powell & Antelope $65
Jun 5th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Jun 10th - Sedona Day Hike $23
Jun 12th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Jun 20th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Jun 25th - Prescott & Watson Lake $18
Jun 27th - Flagstaff Sunset Crater Hike $18
You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center

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Keep Fit
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Thursday's 6 pm Volleyball
I host keep fit activities
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!

Amazon Smile
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.
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 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.

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
June 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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