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Around the Canyon, week of Jan. 13, 2010

Booths available for winter festival

Booths are currently available for the Jan. 30 winter festival at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center. The festival is hosted by the Kaibab Learning Center. Anyone interested in raising money for their organization is encouraged to reserve a booth now. Spaces are also available for festival games and local arts and crafts. Table costs are $10 each. Table set up begins at 2 p.m. The festival will run from 5-8 p.m. For more information on booths and the festival, call Lisa at (928) 606-5067.

Artist in Residence photo demo at Mather Point

On Saturday, from 1-3, current NPS artist-in-residence Michael Miner will conduct a photography demo using three large-scale cameras. Weather permitting, this demo will be at Mather Point; in the case of bad weather, join him at Grand Canyon Visitor Center. Miner will also be giving an artist talk and presentation on the evening of the 16th about the history of photography and his own work at 7 p.m. at Shrine of the Ages. Please join us for these fun, free, all-ages informal events.

Annual Grand Canyon Chamber luncheon is Jan. 20

Organizers with the Grand Canyon Chamber and Visitors Bureau will hold their annual members luncheon Jan. 20. The luncheon will be held at the Best Western Grand Canyon Squire Inn, located in Tusayan, beginning at noon. Cost for the luncheon is $10 per person. Reservations for the event are required. To reserve your seat, call (928) 638-2901 or visit the calendar section of the chamber's Web site at Reservations will be taken through Monday.

Grand Canyon Alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Members of the Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meet three times weekly at the South Rim. The group meets Mondays. Wednesdays and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge. Meetings for the group, which has been in existence at the Grand Canyon for 15 years, begin at 7 p.m.

Lion's Club to hold rummage sale Saturday

Members of the Grand Canyon Lion's Club will hold their annual rummage sale Saturday in the Grand Canyon School's multi-purpose room. The rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Electronics equipment, cooking supplies, photographic equipment and gold and silver jewelery will be on sale, as well as other offerings. Proceeds from the rummage sale goes toward scholarships for Grand Canyon High School graduates.

Musical fun for the whole family

All children are musical. Music Together's classes are tons of fun and 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, tomorrow through March 4. Each semester features a new collection of songs and activities. This winter we will boogie to the Drum Collection.

Registration for winter semester is now in progress. Save money and secure your family's spot in class 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 (928) 638-2232.

Wii game night at Rec

Come to the Grand Canyon Recreation Center for Nintendo Wii Game Night Saturday beginning at 6 p.m. Test your game skills on the Rec Center's Wii and feel free to bring your own games. Refreshements will be served for the game night.

National Parks documentary to screen at Rec Center

The Grand Canyon Recreation Center will screen Ken Burns "The National Parks: America's Best Idea" throughout January and February. Refreshments will be provided for each screening. Each episode will begin at 6:30 p.m. Episode one will be held tonight. Episode two will be held Jan. 20. Episode three will be held Jan. 27. Episode four will be held Feb. 3. Episode five will be held Feb. 10 and the final episode will screen Feb. 17.

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.

Open gym basketball

Open gym basketball is 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.

Super Bowl party on tap for Rec Center

Organizers for a Feb. 7 Super Bowl party will hold the event at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center Feb. 7. The big game will be offered on a big screen and complimentary pizza and wings will be served while supplies last. For more information, contact the rec center at (928) 638-3389.

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 "All About Steve" (PG-13) beginning at 7 p.m. "Brothers Bloom" (PG-13) will screen Jan. 22 beginning at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Rec Center will screen "Sleeping Beauty" beginning at 10 a.m. "Pocahontas" will screen Jan. 23 beginning at 10 a.m.

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

Pick up after your dog

Officials with Grand Canyon School wish to remind dog owners to pick up after their dogs when walking through school grounds. Dog droppings can present a serious health risk to children playing in school grounds.

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