Summer youth reading program at Grand Canyon library

Dancing is on tap for the Grand Canyon Library this Friday as part of the summer reading program. The special Friday events, called "Fiesta Fridays," runs from 10 a.m.-noon. Story-teller and musician Tony Norris will be on hand July 31 to celebrate the reading program as well. For more information contact the library at (928) 638-2718.

Entertainment at Bright Angel

Offering a wide variety of musical entertainment, ranging from oldies to contemporary music with a fun western slant, the Bright Angel Lounge is quickly becoming known as a great place for 21 and over entertainment. Jeff Moats will be featured July 29-Aug. 1 at the lounge, as well as Aug. 4-8, from 6-10 p.m.

Register for 9-1-1

The 9-1-1 Public Safety Dispatch Center urges residents in the Grand Canyon area to register their telephone numbers and addresses. Registered information is confidential and will only be used to pinpoint a 9-1-1 call in the event the caller is unable to speak. The

9-1-1 system currently leaves out crucial information for dispatchers in the event of an emergency, such as medical information and addresses. New residents, or those who are changing addresses, are encourage to call the

9-1-1 Public Safety Dispatch Center at (928) 638-7805.

Hopi House dancers

Look for Native American Dancers at the rim, as they perform near the Hopi House. The dancers will be located on the platform outside of the Hopi House Gift Store and across from the El Tovar Hotel. They will perform today and tomorrow, July 27-30, Aug. 3-5, Aug. 10-15, Aug. 17-19 and Aug. 24-26. Dance times are 1 p.m. and 2:15 p.m.

Traditional Japanese Sword Class

Falling Leaf Dojo will offer a traditional Japanese Sword class on Thursdays at the Grand Canyon. Learn discipline of the mind and body while wielding the Samurai Katana of the Japanese warrior class. Classes meet from 7-8 p.m. at the rec center for ages 16-years and older. Registration is $30 for the introductory class. Call Luis Garcia at (928) 606-6142 or e-mail him at

m1a1lg@hotmail.com for more information. Discount rates are offered for families.

No open gym basketball

Due to Grand Canyon School renovations, the gym will be closed for all activities until school starts again for the fall semester. During the closure, organizers said there will be no open gym for the remainder of July and August. A reopening date will be announced as details become available.

Ping Pong tourney at the rec center

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will hold a Ping Pong tourney July 30 beginning at 7 p.m. The tourney will be a double elimination, winner take all event. A $2 entry fee is required to compete. Call the rec center at (928) 638-3389 for more information.

Yoga classes and more at Grand Canyon Rec Center

The Grand Canyon Rec Center offers a number of great activities for residents of the Grand Canyon and Tusayan, including Yoga classes and more. Tuesday night flow classes are offered from 5:45-7 p.m. and cost anywhere from $10 for a drop in class to $50 for an eight class package. Beginning Yoga with Jennifer is offered Wednesdays from 5:45-7 p.m. A night class is offered for donations on Sundays beginning at 5 p.m. A kids' Yoga workshop is offered on select Fridays. Contact the rec center for more details. Other rec center classes include free Falun Dance classes each Sunday from 6-7:30 p.m., Zumba from 6-7 p.m., line dancing beginning at 6 p.m. and tap dance and ballet. The rec center can be contacted at (928) 638-3389 for more information.

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