Around the Canyon, week of Oct. 21, 2009

Movies at the GC rec center

Free lemonade and popcorn are offered during the Grand Canyon Recreation Center's movie times. On Friday, the rec center will screen "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" beginning at 7 p.m. "Land of the Lost" (PG-13) will screen Oct. 30 beginning at 7 p.m. No Saturday matinees will be provided during the month of October. Saturday morning family movies will begin Nov. 7 with a screening of "Disney Earth" starting at 10 a.m.

For more information call the Rec Center at (928) 638-3389.

Blood drive Tuesday

A United Blood services blood drive will be held Tuesday at the Grand Canyon Rec Center from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. To make an appointment, call (928) 638-3389. A sign up sheet can also be found at the front desk of the rec center. Appointments can also be made online at www.bloodhero.com using the sponsor code "grandcyn."

Special yoga donation class on Sunday

Local yoga instructor Kelley Ingols will host a special yoga class at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center this Sunday. The class will be held from 5-6:15 p.m. and will go toward an Alzheimer's cause spearheaded by area resident Terry Tobin. Ingols is hoping for a $10 donation for the special yoga donation class. For more information on yoga classes at the Grand Canyon Rec Center, call (928) 638-3389.

Open gym

basketball returns

Open gym basketball will be held each Sunday at the Grand Canyon School from 7-9 p.m. Individuals who wish to participate must be over 16-years-old and wear non-marking athletic shoes. For the program to continue, officials advise that all rules of the Grand Canyon Recreation Center and the Grand Canyon School be followed at all times.

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.

KLC Looking for board member

Now is an exciting time to join the board of directors for Kaibab Learning Center (KLC), a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. The center has received a Quality First Grant from First things First and will allow the center to begin the strategic planning process to determine what KLC will look like five years from now. Interested individuals can gain experience to add to their resume and help a great community organization. For more information, visit their Web site at http://kaibablearningcenter.blogspot.com. Anyone interested in serving on the board for KLC, send a letter of interest to Sandi Pulli Champman at

spulley-chapman@xanterra.com.

Seeking historic Tusayan photographs

Historic photographs from Tusayan are being sought for a new Images of America book planned for the community. Family photos, business photos and more are being sought for the historical non-fiction project to detail the rich history of the area. For more information, call (928) 607-3679 or e-mail

whitehurst1@q.com.

Grand Canyon High School Booster Club membership drive

Would you like to help support our high school athletes? The Grand Canyon High School Booster Club is looking for new members to help raise funds for scholarships and other student athletic program needs. New members are welcome even if they do not have a student in our school. Do you miss your high school athletic days? Many support Grand Canyon students by regularly attending the high school games and are invited to become a Booster Club member. If you are interested, please contact Kathleen Akan, (928) 638-2526, ext. 6072, or in the Xanterra Human Resources office. There will be an organizational meeting in the near future, according to members.

Opening for assistant coach

The Grand Canyon School District has immediate openings for an assistant volleyball coach and boys' and girls' assistant basketball coach for the 2009-2010 school year. Anyone interested can contact Becky Crumbo or Dan Lopez at (928) 638-2461 or danl@grandcanyonschool.org for more information.

Traditional Japanese Sword Class

Falling Leaf Dojo offers 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.

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.

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