Around the Canyon

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Sock drive

John Ivans Squadron and Unit 42 are holding a sock drive for active duty servicemen and women to help fill servicemen's boxes for Christmas. The post and unit invite the public to bring a new pair of socks that would be universal for either men or women to the American Legion office, 117 W. Route 66 Suite 200 Williams, Arizona. The socks will be given to ESA to be sent to active duty service members at Christmas.

Booster club meeting

Grand Canyon School Booster Club will hold its meeting Dec. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in room 205 at Grand Canyon School. Volunteers are needed and encouraged to help out. More information is available from Rosa at (928) 638-2461.

Grand Canyon School yearbooks for sale

Yearbooks for 2015-2016 are for sale at Grand Canyon School. The books are $60 and can be purchased at the school. More information is available from the school at (928) 638-2461.

Breakfast with Santa

On Dec. 12 from 9 to 11 a.m. Stilo Development Group invites children and adults to join them and Santa for breakfast at Sophie's Mexican Restaurant in Tusayan. The event will feature breakfast burritos, crafts and holiday presents for kids along with opportunities for pictures with Santa. More information or to reserve a gingerbread is available at or from Sandi at (929) 266-2604.

Friday night movie

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will show a free movie in the Multi-Purpose Room Dec 4 at 7 p.m. This week's featured movie is "The Man from U.N.C.L.E." (Rated PG-13) starring Henry Vavill, Armie Hammer and Hugh Grant. Enjoy this recently released DVD movie on the Rec Center's 14' wide screen. Free lemonade and popcorn will be served to the audience.

Children's Church

Grand Canyon Community Church is launching a children's church that takes place Sundays from 11 a.m. to noon for children from three years old to sixth grade. The church meets at the Shrine of the Ages auditorium in Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon School Boxtops for Education/Campbell's Soup labels

Grand Canyon School is collecting Boxtops for Education and Campbell's Soup Labels for Education. The program is sponsored by Kellogg's products with each redeemed label worth anywhere between 10 cents to over a dollar. The money earned helps purchase school supplies and equipment. Submission dates are Nov. 1 and May 30. Please save, cut and bring labels to. Lori Rommel at the Grand Canyon School office or to the following drop off sites: Kaibab Learning Center, Grand Canyon Recreation Center, Delaware North and Xanterra Human Resource office. More information is available from Lori Rommel at 928-638-2461 ext. 408.

Acro Yoga

Acro Yoga is an informal class combining yoga and acrobatics to create an uplifting experience. Classes are offered Mondays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center.

Flu shots available

The clinic is currently offering seasonal flu shots at the Grand Canyon Clinic. Flu shot clinics are also available for local businesses. More information is available from Kelly Bradish at (928) 522-9600.

Rec. Center Smash Nights

Grand Canyon Recreation Center is offering Smash Nights on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. All skill levels are welcome, casual and competitive game play offering monthly tournaments and prizes.

Tusayan Fire seeking volunteers

Tusayan Fire Department is looking for volunteers to join its department. Those interested in being part of the tradition and the excitement of firefighting while serving in the community are encouraged to become a volunteer. More information is available from Tusayan Fire Department at (928) 638-3473 or by stopping by the department Tuesday through Friday between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Grand Canyon Yoga

An all level yoga class, taught by Jennifer Allen, meets from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday nights at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center, 2 Mohave Street Grand Canyon.

Yongshidao Self Defense Class

Learn how to defend yourself with Mater Michael Martinez at his Yongshidao self defense class. The class is free and meets twice a week, Sundays and Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center, 2 Mohave Street Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon Lions Club District D21

The Lions club meet the first and third Wednesdays of each month at 7:30 p.m. at the Canyon Plaza Resort, located behind the IMAX® Theater on Highway 64. Anyone in the community is invited to attend.

Grand Canyon AA meetings

Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meet three times weekly at the South Rim on Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge. Meetings for the group begin at 7 p.m.

Zumba with Haley,

Zumba with Haley is a free dance class. Zumba meets at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center every Monday from 7 p.m. from 9 p.m. Zumba is a Latin inspired dance fitness program. Participants should bring exercise clothes and water.

Violin and piano lessons

Rachel Dryer is offering violin lessons to anyone interested in learning to play. Lessons are $15 for half hour lessons. She has played the violin for 15 years and teaches the Suzuki method. Rachel also offers piano lessons for those interested. More information is available from Rachel at 928-310-4327 or


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