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Community Announcements
Welcome to the Grand Canyon Community News email for June 20th. 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
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  

We are happy to announce the Grand Canyon Food Pantry is open. Mondays 8 - 11, Wednesdays 11-2 pm and Saturdays 2 - 5 pm. For more information check out their Facebook Page.  

The Summer Cafe is open at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.  In Tusayan  Monday - Friday at the Tusayan GCSD Sports Complex from 11:30 - 1:30.  All kids are welcome!
Supplemental Food Backpack program is still running - any family that may be in need of supplemental food please contact Mike Scott - those that received backpacks during the school year please note the program is still in operation and please pick up your backpacks from the lockers.
July 4th Parade & Grand Canyon Centennial Celebration float registration is now open for more information click here.  
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
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 21st 5 pm - 8 pm Grand Canyon Tap Takeover....Huss Brewing Company at Bright Angel Lodge
Jun 22 10 am International Dark Sky Certification Ceremony and Jr Ranger Day
Main Visitor Center

June 23-28 4 pm daily: Grand Canyon Film Festival  GCVC Theater
We will be showing 12 outdoor and grand canyon films during the week

Jun 25th 9 am - 1 pm Blood Drive
Grand Canyon Recreation - Give blood and have a chance to win a car!

Jun 26 11 am "Don't Blow a Fuse" Grand Canyon Recreation - Presented by North Country Health Care at Grand Canyon Recreation Center

Jun 28th 5 pm - 7 pm - Live Music Boulder Alley Boys Yavapai Tavern

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

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
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
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
Jun 25th - Prescott & Watson Lake $18
Jun 27th - Flagstaff Sunset Crater Hike $18
You must sign up in person at Grand Canyon Recreation Center

I host a field trip / outing

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!
I need volunteers
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 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
July 17th 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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Thank You 
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