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Around the Canyon: Week of Jan. 16

Rec Center offering rides to Tusayan food bank

The Grand Canyon Rec Center is now providing two shuttle rides to pick up food boxes at the Tusayan Food Bank. Rides will be offered at noon and 2 p.m. every third Wednesday of the month. Food boxes are distributed January 16. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Volunteers are needed for the food bank. More information is available from Sandi at (928) 266-2604.

Tusayan Town Council meeting Jan. 16

The Tusayan Town Council will meet Jan. 16 at 3 p.m. in the Town Hall, located just south of Grand Canyon Airport. The public is encouraged to attend. A copy of the agenda can be found by visiting

Family movie night Jan. 16

A family movie night will be held at 6 p.m. at the Grand Canyon Rec Center Jan. 16. More information is available at (928) 638-3389.

Friday Night Flix: “Venom” Jan. 18

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will show a free movie in the Multi-Purpose Room at 7 p.m. This week’s feature is “Venom” (Rated PG-13) starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed. When Eddie Brock acquires the powers of a symbiote, he will have to release his alter-ego “Venom” to save his life. Enjoy this recently released DVD movie on the Rec Center’s 14’ wide screen. Free lemonade and popcorn will be served to the audience.

Flagstaff shopping trip Jan. 18 & 28

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will sponsor a shopping trip to Flagstaff Jan. 18 and 28. Cost is $18 per person. Sign up is available in the Rec Center — those interested should give at least two days notice.

Grand Canyon Supper Cafe Jan. 18

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will host a light meal from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 18. The meal is free for Grand Canyon community residents and will be held each Friday.

Veterans Mobile Center coming to Grand Canyon Jan. 18

The Veterans Mobile Center van will be at the Tusayan at the fire department Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The customized vehicles — which are equipped with confidential counseling space and a state of the art communication package — travel to small communities to extend the VA’s reach, especially those living in rural or remote communities.

Services available include mental health services, benefits counseling, employmnet services, VA health services counseling, veteran service compensation connection and VA healthcare enrollment services.

More information can be found by contacting Laura Chastain at (928) 638-2901.

Mac-n-Cheese cook-off Jan. 19

A Mac-n-Cheese cook-off will be held at the Grand Canyon Rec Center Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. More information is available at (928) 638-3389.

Pool tournament Jan. 19

Everyone is invited to participate in a pool tournament Jan. 19 at 8 p.m. in the Rec Center.

Coffee with a Cop Jan. 20

The Grand Cnyon Rec Center will host a meeting between Grand Canyon law enforcement rangers and community members at 7 p.m. Jan. 20. Grand Canyon and Tusayan community members are invited to attend and to meet their local law enforcement officers. Attendees are encouraged to bring any questions or concerns about police work, emergency services, victim services or other community services.

Laughlin beat-the-winter getaway Jan. 21-23

The Grand Canyon Rec Center will sponsor a three-day trip to Laughlin, Nevada Jan. 21-23. Cost is $70 per person and includes transportation and lodging. Sign up is available in the Rec Center — those interested should give at least a week’s notice.

Open Gym Sundays

Grand Canyon School will have open gym from 5 p.m. to close.

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.

BINGO offered on Mondays

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

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.

Computer lab available to Grand Canyon students Fridays at Tusayan Town Hall

Tusayan Town Hall will host a computer lab for Grand Canyon students every Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Computer usage will be supervised by a Grand Canyon instructor. Those who want to use the computers for school-related business must sign-up in the school office no later than the Thursday prior.

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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