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Around the Canyon, week of April 7, 2010

Veterinarian visits Grand Canyon Tuesday

Veterinarian Dr. Fred Bush of the Flagstaff Animal Hospital will be at the Grand Canyon Kennels Tuesday from 12:30-2 p.m. Dr. Bush has provided veterinary care to residents of Grand Canyon for nearly 30 years. For more information, call (928) 779-4565.

Open gym basketball

Open gym basketball will be held each Sunday at the Grand Canyon School from 7-9 p.m. Individuals must be over 16-years-old and wear athletic shoes. Officials advise that all rules of the Grand Canyon Recreation Center and the Grand Canyon School be followed at all times.

Pollen Trail Dancers return

The popluar Pollen Trail Dancers will return to the platform outside of the Hopi House, located on the South Rim adjacent to the El Tovar Hotel. The dancers will perform tomorrow through Sunday, April 29-30, and in the month of May. Dates and times are subject to change.

Health awareness fair open to all

Health officials will hold a health awareness fair at the Grand Canyon Community Recreation Center on April 29 from 2-7 p.m.

Residents of the Grand Canyon and Tusayan area are invited to attend the free third annual event, which will feature raffle drawings, numerous activities and free health information.

Odyssey of the mind performance

All four of Grand Canyon School's Odyssey of the Mind teams will put on a special perfomance in the multi-purpose room of Grand Canyon School tomorrow. The evening of entertainment will begin at 6 p.m. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children. Chili bread bowls will be available for $5. Dessert will be available for $1. All proceeds from the event go toward the Odyssey of the Mind program. The group is raising money to send the Odyssey of the Mind teams to an April 17 state competition.

Ballroom dancing at the rec center

Dance instructor Bonnie Shanks brings her dancing expertise to the Grand Canyon Recreation Center twice a month. Shanks will instruct slow waltz on Tuesday and rhumba April 20. Classes are held from 7-8 p.m. and are free. For more information, call the recreation center at (928) 638-3389.

Grand Canyon Lions Club meets twice a month

The Grand Canyon Lions Club, a non-profit community organization, meets on the first and third Wednesday of every month. The meetings are held in the conference room of the Canyon Plaza Resort in Tusayan. Meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. The Canyon Plaza Resort is located behind the IMAX® Theater on Highway 64. Anyone in the community is invited to attend.

Musical fun for the whole family!

All children are musical. Music Together 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.

Spring semester classes run for 8 weeks, April 1 through May 20. Each semester features a new collection of songs and activities. This spring we will boogie to the Tambourine Collection.

Registration for spring 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 638-2232.

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.

Save those box tops and labels

Officials with Grand Canyon School are asking for the public's help in saving box tops for the Box Tops for Education program. School officials are also seeking Campbell's soup labels for Campbell's Labels for Education program. Both programs equate into money for the school. For more information on the program, contact Lori Rommel at Grand Canyon School at (928) 638-2461. Labels can be dropped off at the school office or delivered to Mrs, Rommel's room at the school.

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