Around the Canyon: Week of April 10

Get to know the Grand Canyon Rotary Club breakfast

The Rotary Club is offering a breakfast April 17 from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Thunderbird room at Thunderbird Lodge for those wanting to find out more about the organization.

The Rotary Club is seeking individuals who are interested in improving the Grand Canyon community through service. Rotary is a service club that has local, regional, national and international projects.

Those who are interested but can't make the breakfast can attend a regular scheduled meeting as a guest.

Reasons to join include professional networking, building fellowship and friendships, international awareness, service opportunities, good citizenship, family foundations, diversity in Grand Canyon area, entertainment and leadership development.

The Rotary Club also meets weekly at noon on Thursdays at Thunderbird Lodge. More information is available from Clarinda Vail, (928) 638-0624.

Odyssey of the Mind "fun-raiser" this Friday

This Friday from 5 to 9 p.m., Grand Canyon School (GCS) Odyssey of the Mind teams will perform their problems for the community at the school as a fundraiser and "fun-raiser" in the GCS multi-purpose room. Odyssey of the Mind volunteers will also dish up a chili verde dinner and sell baked goods.

The event also features fun activities to take part in.

More information is available from Laura Kelso at lkelso32@yahoo.com.

KLC Open House Wednesday

Kaibab Learning Center (KLC) will put on its first open house Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. KLC staff welcomes all members of the community and all ages to eat a spaghetti dinner, tour the facility, learn about upcoming projects and initiatives, learn more about the Montessori vision, meet teachers and enjoy good company with friends and neighbors.

KLC encourages families with children ages 0 to 12 to attend, but welcomes everyone to attend the event.

Kaibab Learning Center is a non-profit organization founded in 2001 to provide quality daycare, preschool, and after school programs within a Montessori-inspired learning environment for children birth to age 12. It is the only licensed daycare center within 50 miles and serves the families of Grand Canyon and neighboring communities, including Tusayan and Valle. It is located across the parking lot from the Grand Canyon Rec Center and open five days a week from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. More information is available by contacting Kaibab Learning Center at (928) 638-6333.

Musical fun for the whole family

Music Together classes are fun and can help your child develop to his or her full musical potential. Children age birth through 5 and their parents/caregivers experience songs, instrument play and movement activities in a relaxed, playful setting with no performance pressure. Participants also receive a songbook, parent guide booklet with DVD, newsletters and two professionally recorded CDs for more family fun at home.

Spring trimester classes run for eight weeks, starting tomorrow through May 24. Each trimester features a new collection of songs and activities. This spring, Music Together will focus on the tamborine collection.

Registration for spring trimester is happening now. Scholarships are available. More information on how to register is available by calling Suzanne Avantyr at (928) 890-9734.

GC Community Library seeks volunteer

Librarian Mindy Karlsberger is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the Summer Reading Program. More information is available by contacting the library at (928) 638-2718.

Personal trainer available

Personal trainer Terri Attridge is providing personal training at the Grand Canyon Rec Center once a week. Interested parties may email tattridge@gmail.com for further details.

Coed volleyball and open gym basketball

Every Sunday, participants can play coed volleyball from 5 to 7 p.m. and open gym basketball from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Canyon School gym. Participants must wear clean shoes for the free event.

Grand Canyon hiking club

Residents can get active and along the way earn a 100 mile commemorative T-shirt. The first 20 members will also receive an additional T-shirt at sign up. Registration is available at the Rec Center. Annual membership is $10. Membership guidelines are available at www.GrandCanyonRec.org. Membership at the Rec Center is not required to enter.

Flagstaff Aquaplex trip

Participants can enjoy Flagstaff's premier indoor swimming pool, gym and cardio/fitness room. Those interested should meet in the Rec Center lobby at 8:45 a.m. April 15. The group may make a brief stop at Wal-Mart if time permits. The trip fee is $22 and includes transportation and entry into the Aquaplex. Participants should bring a watch, ID, swim suit and spending money. Van space is limited and participants are encouraged pay in advance to reserve a seat.

Tusayan Dinner Theatre

The group will head into Tusayan for a dinner and show at the Big E Steakhouse and Saloon. Those interested in the trip should meet in the Rec Center lobby at 5:45 p.m. on April 16. Those who show an employee ID will receive 15 percent off the dinner menu. The trip fee is $1 and includes transportation only. Participants should bring an ID, watch and spending money. Van space is limited and participants are encouraged pay in advance to reserve a seat.

Pool tournament

Participants can test their billiards skills and luck against others in the Grand Canyon/Tusayan community. Sign up starts at 6:45 p.m. April 17 in the Rec Center lobby. The double elimination tournament will start at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $3 per person and covers table use and cash prizes.

Friday night flix

This week's featured movie is "Lincoln," which is rated PG-13 and stars Daniel Day-Louis and Sally Field. The free movie starts at 7 p.m. April 19 in the Rec Center's multipurpose room. Free lemonade and popcorn will be available to the viewing audience.

Flagstaff shopping trip

Shopping destinations may include Wal-Mart, Harkins 11 Theatre Complex, Target, Ross, Family Dollar, Safeway, downtown Flagstaff and the Flagstaff Mall. Those interested should meet in the Rec Center lobby at 7:45 a.m. April 20. The trip fee is $15 per person and covers transportation only. Participants should bring a watch, ID and spending money. Van space is limited and participants are encouraged pay in advance to reserve a seat.

Karaoke planet

Music starts at 6 p.m. in the Rec Center's multipurpose room April 20. The event is free.

Grand Canyon employee T-shirt contest

Residents can show their creativity in this contest. The first 10 entries will receive a free one-month membership at the Rec Center. The top prize is a one-year membership at the Rec Center. Contest rules are available at www.GrandCanyonRec.org. Membership at the Rec Center is not required to enter.

Rec Center photography contest

Residents are encouraged to share their pictures of Rec Center events and activities in this contest. The deadline is midnight on May 31. The top prize is a free trip for two to Las Vegas. The contest rules are available at www.GrandCanyonRec.org. Membership at the Rec Center is not required to enter.

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