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Community Announcements
 
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News Weekly email for February 28th. Our goal is to combine all Grand Canyon area Activities, Events, Meetings, Volunteer Opportunities in one newsletter and send it out weekly - sorry I have been traveling a lot but this is my goal. If you have something to contribute please click the links below.
 
Tusayan Bus route to begin Friday March 1st and will operate from 8 am - 9:30 pm every 20 minutes. Please encourage guests staying in Tusayan hotels to utilize this free service especially as we enter Spring Breaks.  Visitors must have their park pass prior to boarding the bus.  Passes can be purchased at the Grand Canyon Chamber & Visitor Center located in Tusayan, IMAX fee machine (note their lobby is under construction) or on-line at Your Pass Now.
 
In case you haven't heard... The Chicken Kitchen is now open!  All Day Eats!  Come on down to Tusayan (you can even ride the bus starting Friday) and get your fried chicken, homemade corned beef hash, biscuits and gravy...mmm...plus much much more!
 
Plaza Bonita is now offering delivery from 11 am - 5 pm...they have a limited delivery menu and you must call 928-525-6868 for delivery.
 
Grand Canyon School This year's Job Fair will take place on Wednesday, April 10, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., in the Grand Canyon School Multi-purpose Room. The goal of the event is to provide an opportunity for Grand Canyon High School students to talk to people from various businesses and organizations in the local community, learn what jobs (paid or volunteer) are available this summer, or even during the school year, and to receive application materials for positions of interest.

Even if you don't currently have any jobs available, please consider attending as this event provides a valuable opportunity for students to learn what different careers are available in the with the National Park Service, the park's concessionaires, and other community businesses.

Additionally, I'm looking for people who can help students with job search, resume writing and interview skills; resume writing workshops for the students are scheduled for March 5, 6, 25, and 26; all will be from 1:50 pm - 4:00 pm., in Room 410. Mock interviews with students will be conducted April 4, from 2:30 pm - 3:45 pm, in the school MPR. If you have any of these skills and would like to share your knowledge with the students, please let me know.

Andy Pearce
Environmental Education Specialist
Grand Canyon National Park
P.O. Box 129, Grand Canyon, AZ 86023
Ph: 928-638-7662

 
 
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.  
 
 
 
I have a community announcement
 
Community Event
 
Mar 1st 7 pm Movie Night The Sisters Brothers
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 4th 7:00 pm Shakespears Macbeth - Free
Shrine of the Ages - sponsored by Grand Canyon Community Library
 
Mar 8th 7 pm Movie Night Robin Hood
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 13th 6 pm Family Movie Night
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 14th 6 pm Tie Dy Party
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 14th 6 pm Benefit Concert Sharon Pease
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 16th 9:00 am CPR/AED Class $25
Tusayan Fire Department email: tusayanfdcpr@gmail.com to register
 
Mar 16th 8 pm St Patty's Karoke
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 19th 7 pm Pool Tourney
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 19th 8 pm Table Tennis tourney
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 20th - 12 pm and 1:45 pm free rides to Tusayan Food Bank
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 22 7 pm Movie Night Green Book
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 27th 6 pm Family Movie Night
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 29th 9 am - 1 pm Community Blood Drive
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
Mar 29th 7 pm Movie Night Aquaman
Grand Canyon Recreation
 
  
 
I have a community event
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 marney.babbitt@girlsontherun.org
 
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
 
 
I host an organized activity
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. 
 
 
I host a community meeting
Field Trips
 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Mar 7th  - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Mar 9th - Phoenix Spring Training $65
Mar 13th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Mar 18th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
Mar 20th - Sedona Hiking $23
Mar 25th - 26th - Phoenix overnight Electric Desert  at Botanical Garden $85
Mar 30th - Flagstaff Shopping $18
 
You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center
 

I host a field trip / outing

Keep Fit
 
Grand Canyon Recreation Center
Sun 5 pm - 9 pm Open Gym at GC School 
Tue 5:30 am Workout Club (MPR)
Wed 6:00 pm Zumba Video
Thur 5:30 am Workout Club (Piano) 
 
 
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
fbicknell@courts.az.gov
928.226.5433

 

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 Amazon.com? Easily switch to Smile.Amazon.com and support local Grand Canyon organizations.
  
Shop like you always do but check out through Smile.Amazon.com 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!
 
 
I need volunteers
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 cbenefield@grandcanyonschool.org 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
blarsen@vwscoconino.org 928.864.9791
 
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth (CCCY) is here to support the health and welfare of children.
Child Abuse Prevention Conference
• April 18th @ Little America, Flagstaff
• Scholarships available
 
Frank Moraga
Parent & Community Outreach Coordinator
Coconino Coalition for Children & Youth
frank@coconinokids.org
928.814.8185
 
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 Perri_Spreiser@nps.gov.
 
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 www.trvfa.org.
 
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
Feb 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.
 
 
I offer a resource to our community
Thank You 
 
 
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