Around the Canyon: Week of June 27
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at IMAX through June 30
The National Geographic IMAX will present a nightly showing of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” at 8:30 p.m. through the month of June. The film is rated PG-13. More information and ticket prices can be found at www.explorethecanyon.com/tour-types/imax-schedule.
Doggy social June 27
The Rec Center will host a doggy social at 6 p.m. Bring your furry friends to meet and greet other dogs and dog lovers.
Flagstaff shopping trip June 28
The Grand Canyon Rec Center will sponsor a shopping trip to Flagstaff June 27. Cost is $18 per person. Sign up is available in the Rec Center — those interested should give at least two days’ notice.
Friday Night Flix: “Pacific Rim” June 29
The Grand Canyon Rec Center will show a free movie in the Multi-Purpose Room at 7 p.m. This week’s feature is “Pacific Rim” (Rated PG-13) starring Alicia Vikander, Dominic West and Walton Goggins. Lara Croft, the fiercely independent daughter of a missing adventurer, must push herself beyond her limits when she discovers the island where her father disappeared. Enjoy this recently released DVD movie on the Rec Center’s 14’ wide screen. Free lemonade and popcorn will be served to the audience.
Karaoke June 30
The Rec Center will host karaoke beginning at 8 p.m. Bring your friends and sing along.
Hopi Arts and Culture Festival July 1
The Grand Canyon Rec Center will sponsor a trip to Flagstaff for the Hopi Arts and Culture Festival July 1. Cost is $18 per person. Sign up is available in the Rec Center — those interested should give at least two days’ notice.
Tusayan 4th of July Celebration
Tusayan’s annual 4th of July parade and festival will be held July 4 beginning at 2:30 p.m. Events include a youth bike decorating contest, parade, festival with food vendors and activities, silent auction, live music by local bands Exit 64 and the Boulder Alley Boys and, new this year, a laser light show. More information is available at www.southrimchamberofcommerce.com/july-4th.
Rec Center Independence Day Barbecue July 4
The Rec Center will host a barbecue beginning at 7 p.m. Bring your family and friends for free food and fun.
Flagstaff shopping trip July 6
The Grand Canyon Rec Center will sponsor a shopping trip to Flagstaff July 6. Cost is $18 per person. Sign up is available in the Rec Center — those interested should give at least two days’ notice.
Free Summer Cafe available at Grand Canyon, Tusayan and Valle for youth
The Grand Canyon Rec Center will offer the Summer Cafe free lunch program at noon Monday through Friday through July 27. Any child up to 18 years old can stop by for a free sack lunch and activity.
Summer Cafe locations will also be available at Enstrom Baseball Field in Valle beginning June 18 and Long Jim Loop Park in Tusayan beginning June 4 from 11:45 to 12:45 p.m.
Volunteers are still needed to hand out food and provide activities. Adults and teens interested in volunteering can contact Mike Scott at (928) 229-1228 or email email@example.com.
Signup 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
BINGO offered on Mondays
The Rec center will host BINGO night very 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.
Grand Canyon Rotary meets Wednesdays
The Grand Canyon Rotary Club meets Wednesdays at from 12:10 to 1:10 p.m. at Big E’s Steakhouse in Tusayan. Anyone interested in joining can join the group or contact Laura Chastain at (928) 638-2901.
The Grand Canyon 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.
Beginner’s Yoga class meets Saturdays
The Grand Canyon Rec Center will hold beginning yoga classes Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. in the MPR. The classes are free and open to the community.
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. Those interested in being part of the tradition and the excitement of firefighting while serving in the community are encouraged to become a volunteer. 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.