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Tue, Feb. 18

Around the Canyon

GCA warehouse open house set

Grand Canyon Association is hosting an open house at their newly-remodeled warehouse this Friday, from 3-6 p.m.

Tour the facility and enjoy some refreshments.

The warehouse is on Albright Avenue, next to the Science Center.

Dates set for Summer School

Summer school for Grand Canyon students will be from Tuesday, June 6-Thursday, June 29. Sessions are for students who need support in reading, writing and math, especially those who have not passed the AIMS test at their grade level.

Lecture series in Prescott Sunday

The Canyon Country Lecture Series, sponsored by Grand Canyon Association, continues in Prescott this month. Ken Walters speaks on Photographing Grand Canyon on Sunday, March 19, in Sharlot Hall Museum at 1 p.m.

A commonly asked question about photographing the Grand Canyon runs something like: "With my camera so small and the canyon so large, how do I capture it all?"

The size of the Grand Canyon can be overwhelming, and trying to "capture it all" in pictures can be daunting ­ if not impossible. In his lecture on photographing the Grand Canyon, Ken Walters suggests that "capturing it all" may not be the real goal.

Ken Walters has been backpacking, climbing and skiing throughout western North America since 1961. Within Grand Canyon, he has hiked more than nine thousand miles and climbed 141 buttes. He has taught wilderness photography for Grand Canyon Field Institute since 1993.

Sharlot Hall Museum is at 415 W. Gurley St. in Prescott, two blocks west of the Courthouse Plaza. Space at the museum is limited so call 928-445-3122 to inquire about seating. For more information, call GCA at 638-2481 or visit www.grandcanyon.org.

Volleyball team plans breakfast

There will be a pancake breakfast on Friday, March 24, from 8-10 a.m in the Grand Canyon School multi-purpose room.

The breakfast is a fund-rasier for the newly formed girls club volleyball team so that they can travel to Phoenix to compete.

Many of the players on the club teams also played on the varsity and JV squads.

Pauline Kendall is the team's coach.

Crisis outreach helpers sought

To compensate for the lack of local services, volunteers are needed to assist with victims of domestic violence, assault or emergencies in Grand Canyon and Tusayan.

School counselor Elizabeth Davis is compiling a list of those interested in training, which is conducted here by representatives from the county's Victim/Witness Services in Flagstaff.

Potential volunteers must undergo an interview, background check and fingerprinting.

There are seven trained volunteers currently. They are generally on 24-hour call on a rotating weekly schedule and they make contact with the victim after the crime scene has been cleared. For more information or to join the list, contact Davis at 638-6024 or 638-2461.

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