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Around the Canyon: Week of Aug. 22

Friday Night Flix: “Avengers: Infinity War” Aug. 24

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will show a free movie in the Multi-Purpose Room at 7 p.m. This week’s feature is “Avengers: Infinity War” (Rated PG-13) starring Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo. The Avengers and their allies must be willing to sacrifice all in an attempt to defeat the powerful Thanos before his blitz of devastation and ruin puts an end to the universe. Enjoy this recently released DVD movie on the Rec Center’s 14’ wide screen. Free lemonade and popcorn will be served to the audience.

Grand Canyon Music Festival runs each weekend through Sept. 8

The Grand Canyon Music Festival is offering a series of concerts each weekend from Aug. 24 through Sept. 8. Tickets are available for a suggested donation of $15 per concert or a season pass featuring all six concerts is available for $90.

Performers this year include the Catalyst Quartet, the Bonfiglio Group and the Manhattan Chamber Players. Grand Canyon students will also perform a concert at the end of a weeklong educational School of Rock Aug. 31.

More information and a complete schedule is available at

Snowbowl Summer Games trip Aug. 27

The Rec Center will ponsor a trip to Flagstaff for Snowbowl Summer Games activities Aug. 27. Cost is $18 per person, plus $15 per activity cost. Sign-up is available in the Rec Center — those interested should give at least two days’ notice.

Night hike Aug. 28

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will ead a nighttime hike beginning at 9 p.m. Aug. 28. Dress for cool weather and bring a headlamp or flashlight. Hike is free and open to the public.

Flagstaff shopping trip Aug. 29

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will sponsor a shopping trip to Flagstaff Aug. 29. Cost is $18 per person. Sign up is available in the Rec Center — those interested should give at least two days notice.

10th annual Celebration of Art Sept. 8-16

Grand Canyon’s annual Celebration of Art kicks off Sept. 8 with plein air artists from around the region. Demonstrators will be creating art on-site at various locations around the rim.

A quickdraw competition takes place from 8 to 10 a.m. between Verkamp’s and Kolb Studio with an auction following at 11 a.m. near Bright Angel Trailhead.

The official Celebration of Art Exhibit opens at 11 a.m. Sept. 16 at Kolb Studio. More information is available at

English learning classes meet Mondays and Tuesdays

For those who want to hone their English speaking skills, an English learning class will be offered Monday and Tuesday nights from 6 to 7 p.m. at Town Hall. The classes are free and open to the community.

BINGO offered on Mondays

The Rec center will host BINGO night every Monday at 7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room.

Play group meets Mondays

A play group for children and parents meets Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grand Canyon Rec Center. Everyone is welcome, no RSVP necessary.

Bible study held Mondays

The Grand Canyon Community Church will hold a Bible study at 7 p.m. every Monday in the Canyon Plaza Hotel atrium. All are welcome to attend.

Youth baseball nights Tuesdays and Wednesdays

The Grand Rec Center and Kaibab Learning Center are hosting youth baseball nights from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays at the Rec Center baseball field. Children ages 5-9 play Tuesdays and those aged 10-13 play Wednesdays. Equipment will be provided and refreshments are available for purchase.

The Grand Canyon Rotary meets Wednesdays

The Grand Canyon Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. at the Thuderbird Logde. Anyone interested in joining can join the group or contact Laura Chastain at (928) 638-2901.

Chess Club meets Wednesdays at 6 p.m.

The Grand Canyon Chess Club meets every Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Piano Room. All ages and skill levels welcome.

Signup now open for Southern California trip Sept. 30-Oct. 6

The Grand Canyon Rec Center is sponsoring a week-long excursion to southern California Sept 30-Oct.6. The cost is $550 per person and includes lodging and transportation to the hotel. Once in Southern California, travelers will have the option of visiting a number of attractions in the area (not included) via public transportation. A $50 deposit is required to secure a space for the trip, as space is limited. Incremental payments will be accepted for the remaining balance. More information can be found by contacting the Rec Center at (928) 638-3389 or

Grand Canyon AA

Grand Canyon chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous meet three times weekly at the South Rim on Mondays,Wednesdays and Fridays in the Kachina Room of Kachina Lodge. Meetings for the group begin at 7 p.m.

Tusayan Fire seeking volunteers

Tusayan Fire Department is looking for volunteers to join its department. More information is available from Tusayan Fire Department at (928) 638-3473 or by stopping by the department Tuesday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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