Around the Canyon

Flagstaff vet to visit GC Kennel

Dr. Fred Bush will be at the Grand Canyon Kennel on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 12:30-2 p.m. Dr. Bush has provided veterinary services to the Grand Canyon area for 28 years.

Call 928-779-4565 for more information or to make an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

School concerts are coming up

The Grand Canyon Elementary School will present its annual winter concert Wednesday, Dec. 12, in the multi-purpose room at the school. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. and will include all kindergarten through fifth grade classes.

The fourth grade will perform a number of songs on recorder; the fifth grade band will play a selection of short tunes; and the kindergarten through third grades will sing several holiday songs. Parents are asked to bring their children to the school no later than 6 that evening.

Then, on Wednesday, Dec. 19th, the Grand Canyon High School and Middle School bands will present their annual winter concert at the Shrine of the Ages. The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m.

This performance, under the direction of George Haughton, will feature several original and classic selections; including "Sittin' on the Dock of the Bay," "Cascade March," "Mele Kalikimaka," and a medley of Andrews Sisters songs. Students should report to the Shrine by 6:15 p.m.

Music Together now enrolling

Music Together classes can help your child develop to his/her full musical potential. Children age birth through five 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, semi-annual newsletter, and two professionally recorded CDs for more family fun at home.

Winter semester classes run for eight weeks, From Jan. 17-March 13. Each semester features a new collection of songs and activities. This fall we will boogie to the Sticks Collection.

Registration for the winter session is now in progress. Save money by registering early. Scholarships are available for those who can't afford tuition.

Want to see what a class is like? Call now to reserve your space in a free class. To register or get more information, call Suzan Pearce at 638-2232.

Deadline for tax credit nearing

Taxpayers have about a month and a half left to take advantage of the Arizona School Tax Credit, which allows revenues to stay in the local school district.

Under the credit, donations or fees paid for some extra-curricular activities can be deducted from taxes owed on a dollar-for-dollar basis up to $200 for individuals or $400 for jointly filing married couples.

The money must be paid before Dec. 31, the end of the tax year.

You do not have to be a parent to participate.

Programs are eligible if they are sponsored by the school and collect a fee for participation. Grand Canyon has nearly 20 programs, including Battle of the Books, Camp Colton, athletics, Hands Across the Border and Odyssey of the Mind.

For the complete list and other information, contact Barb Shields at the District Office, 638-2461, ext. 400.

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