Around the Canyon

Zuni cultural demonstrations April 4-5

On April 4-5 from 9 to 4:30 p.m. Tony and Ola Eriacho Zuni carver, jeweler, and authentic crafts advocates will be giving cultural demonstrations at the Desert View Watchtower.

Grand Canyon National Park will be hosting cultural demonstrators at the Desert View Watchtower over several weekends throughout the summer. These event allow visitors the opportunity to interact with artists and members of the park's 11 traditionally associated tribes and learn how they make their beautiful art. More information can be found at visitor centers around the park.

Lions Club rummage sale April 4

On April 4 the Lions Club will hold a rummage sale at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center's multi-purpose room from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Antelope Canyon Day Hike April 10

On April 10 Grand Canyon Recreation Center will take a hiking trip to Antelope Canyon. Those interested should meet in the Rec. Center lobby at 7:45 a.m. The trip costs $50 per person and reservations must be made in advance.

The trip will explore the wonders of the Page area including Antelope (Slot) Canyon. Trip fee covers transportation, hiking permit and tour guide. More information can be found by calling the Rec. Center at (928) 638-3389.

Friday night movie April 10

On April 10 the Grand Canyon Recreation Center will be showing a movie at 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

The featured movie is "Interstellar" (Rated PG-13) starring Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway and Jessica Chastain. Enjoy this recently released DVD movie on the Rec. Center's 14 foot wide screen. Free lemonade and popcorn will be served to the viewing audience.

Community yard sale April 11

On April 11 Grand Canyon Recreation Center will have a community yard sale. Table set up will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the sale will run from 8 a.m. to noon More information can be found by calling the Rec. Center at (928) 638-3389.

Grand Canyon employee T-shirt design contest

Here is your chance to design the official 2015 Grand Canyon National Park Staff T-shirt. The contest is open to all current employees working at the park.

You must incorporate "2015 Grand Canyon National Park Staff " into your design and it must be original, unpublished work. We are mostly looking for the design element.

The winning design will be awarded a one-year membership to the Rec. Center as well as other souvenir merchandise. Entry forms may be picked up at the Rec. Center or at All entries need to be submitted to the Rec. Center by 9 p.m. May 3.

Grand Canyon Hiking Club

The Grand Canyon Hiking Club (GCHC) invites everyone to join the club, the club's purpose is to encourage local residents to improve their fitness/wellness levels while gaining a deeper appreciation of the natural resources where they live and work.

Those club members who complete 100 miles in accordance to club guidelines will receive a commemorative certificate of accomplishment and a "100 Mile" hiking club t-shirt. Completed log sheet(s) will need to be turned into the Grand Canyon Recreation Center office at the end of your season and before Oct. 1. More information is available from the Rec. Center at 928-638-3389.

Grand Canyon School Boxtops for Education

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 between 10 cents to over a dollar. The money earned by the program helps purchase school supplies and equipment. Submission dates are May 30 and Nov. 1. Please save, cut and bring labels to Mrs. 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. 503.

Grand Canyon chapter of AA

Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge at the Grand Canyon. Meetings for the group, which has been in existence at the Grand Canyon for 15 years, begin at 7 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.

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.

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, 406 Canyon Plaza Lane Tusayan.

Open gym basketball every Sunday

Every Sunday of the month Grand Canyon Recreation Center offers open gym basketball. The free event is open to the public with pick-up games beginning at 7 p.m. at the Grand Canyon School gym. The public is welcome to join in playing full-court basketball games each Sunday evening from 7-9 p.m. with other Grand Canyon and Tusayan community members. The gym requests players have clean gym shoes in order to participate.

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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