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Around the Canyon, week of Feb. 3, 2010

Super Bowl party Sunday at the rec center

The big game is upon us and organizers at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center are planning a party in honor of the event.

The rec center will host a Super Bowl part this Sunday beginning around 5 p.m. 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.

Veterinarian visit Grand Canyon Feb. 9

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. Call (928) 779-4565 for more information.

'Cowboy' Randy Erwin returns!

November 2009 South Rim artist-in-residence Randy Erwin will present an evening program performance on Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at Shrine of the Ages. During his autumn residency, Erwin charmed school kids, locals and park visitors alike with his cowboy yodeling, original and classic songs from the Old West, and his fancy rope tricks. Please plan on attending this all-ages, fun and interactive repeat performance.

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.

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 four will be held tonight. 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.

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 "Surrogates" (PG-13) beginning at 7 p.m. On Saturday, the Rec Center will screen "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballls" beginning at 10 a.m.

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

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