set for June 21
GC VILLAGE — It’s time to get together for fun, food and prizes at the Grand Canyon Rotary Club’s Sunset Supper 2001. The event will be June 21 from 5-8 p.m. at the Moqui Lodge cookout area.
Proceeds from the Rotary Club’s event will be used for various community projects.
Those wishing to attend can purchase tickets from any Rotary Club member. Dinner tickets purchased in advance are $10 for a steak or chicken dinner and $5 for a hamburger or veggie burger dinner. Tickets purchased at the door are $12 for the steak or chicken and $6 for the hamburger or veggie burger. Dinner tickets include one soft drink, salads, cowboy beans and dessert.
Raffle tickets can also be purchased for a chance to win scores of various valuable prizes. Tickets are $2 each or three for $5. They are available from any Rotary Club member or can be bought at a raffle ticket sales table at Delaware North stores in the village.
For dinner or raffle tickets, call Brad Fuqua at 638-9223 or contact any other Rotary Club member.
Star Party returns
to GC for 11th year
From Staff Report
Grand Canyon News
GC VILLAGE — The 11th annual Grand Canyon Star Party kicks off Saturday and will run until June 23 at the Yavapai Observation Station on the South Rim.
Under the sponsorship of the National Park Service and the Tucson Amateur Astronomy Association, amateur astronomers from across the country will be volunteering their expertise for the event. Free star programs will be available nightly and telescopes will also be set up to view planets, star clusters, galaxies and nebulae.
Grand Canyon has been called one of the best spots in the United States for night sky observing. Participants can expect spectacular views of the universe, if the weather cooperates.
Star slide programs begin at 8 p.m. outside Yavapai Observation Station with question-and-answer sessions following.
Volunteer astronomers will have their telescopes available throughout the evening for the public to view the night sky. Telescopes will be found all around the Yavapai Observation Station, its parking lot and in an observing area southwest of the lower portion of the parking lot.
In addition to night viewing, some volunteer astronomers will set up their telescopes during the day to provide visitors with up-close views of Grand Canyon features, as well as safe observation of the sun. Daytime activities will begin daily at mid-afternoon.
Parking can be difficult at Yavapai Observation Station for the event. Visitors are encouraged to utilize the free shuttle service.
picnic is this week
FLAGSTAFF — The fourth annual Grand Canyon Hall of Fame Awards ceremony and picnic will be Saturday at Shoshone Point, the Grand Canyon Pioneers Society announced.
The awards recognize the efforts of organizations and individuals who have selflessly contributed to the betterment of the Grand Canyon community in past years.
The names of the recipients will be engraved on a permanent plaque housed in the Shrine of the Ages.
Gates to Shoshone Point will be open at 11 a.m. for members to attend the picnic and ceremony.
SEDONA — The Grand Canyon Music Festival’s 18th season will include seven evenings of performances from Sept. 7-22 at the Shrine of the Ages, a public relations firm for the event announced last week.
The festival will feature performances by Miro String Quartet, the Miami String Quartet, Clare Hoffman on flute, Maria Bachman on violin, Jon Klibonoff on piano and Robert Bonfiglio on harmonica. Pianist Alan Chow and baritone Jubilant Sykes will perform Stephen Sondheim and Aaron Copland compositions.
Composer-in-residence Brent Michael Davids will premiere a new piece for string quartet as part of the Native American’s Composers’ apprentice project. The Arizona premiere will be Sept. 22 with a performance by the Miro String Quartet.
For information on the various performances and ticket information, call 638-9215 or 1-800-997-8285 or go online to: www.grandcanyonmusicfest.org.
Local AA meeting
added on Tuesdays
GC VILLAGE — A fourth Alcoholics Anonymous meeting was added recently to those conducted at Grand Canyon.
The newest meeting takes place at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the Grand Canyon rec center’s piano room.
Other meetings take place each week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. in the Kachina Room at Kachina Lodge.
seeks kid campers
GC VILLAGE — The Grand Canyon Salvation Army plans to send up to six kids this summer to Camp Ponderosa Ranch near Heber.
The camp is for children ages 7 to 12 and runs from June 27-July 2. Eligibility to attend the camp is based on family income. An application needs to be filled out.
Several types of activities will be available to the youth campers. Climbing, soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, archery, hiking and swimming are among the activities at the camp, created for underprivileged kids.
For questions or to obtain an application, contact the Rev. Joe Surin at 638-2340 or Joanne O’Connor at 638-3070.