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Around the Rim: week of April 6

Seed to Supper classes

A beginners guide to low cost gardening, this free series of six gardening lessons is being offered on Thursdays throughout April and part of May at Red Feather Lodge in Tusayan. Classes are from 10:30-11 a.m. They are being offered through AZ Health Zone with Coconino County Health and Human Services.

More information is available from Sharon Sifling at (928) 679-7257 or

Community softball league

Registration is now open for an adult, co-ed softball league. Team registration is due by May 31. More information and for further details contact Ryan at or (928) 638-3389.

Coconino County redistricting public comment period open through April 12

On March 8, the Coconino County Board of Supervisors proposed six draft maps for redistricting Coconino County’s supervisory districts. A public input period has begun. Members of the public may submit input on draft maps until April 12. Comments may be submitted to

Beginner ballroom dance class

A beginner ballroom dancing class is being offered at the Grand Canyon Rec Center on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. This is a free, five-week session for couples - April 5-May 3. More information is available at

Antelope Canyon and Desert View trip April 26

On April 26, Grand Canyon Rec Center will host a trip to Antelope Canyon and Desert View. Space is limited to five people. The cost is $95 per person. More information is available from the Rec Center at (928) 638-3389.

All-levels yoga

All-levels yoga is being offered at the Rec Center on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. More information is available from the Rec Center at (928) 638-3389.

Cinema night at Grand Canyon Rec Center

On April 9, the Grand Canyon Recreation Center will host a movie night at 6 p.m. the movie is Nightmare Alley (rated R). The event is free, along with complimentary refreshments.

Grand Canyon Food Pantry seeks volunteers

Grand Canyon Food Pantry is in need of volunteers. The operation is open Monday from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Tuesday from 6 – 8 p.m., Wednesday from noon – 2 p.m., and Saturday from 2 – 4 p.m.

The pantry also makes a delivery to Desert View on the second Thursday of each month from 5:30-6:30 p.m. More information is available by emailing or calling (207) 229-1228.

Community bike rides at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon Recreation Center invites residents and visitors to a community bike ride every other Sunday at 2 p.m. Those interested should meet in the parking lot at the Rec Center. More information is available from the Rec Center at (928) 638-3389.

Grand Canyon and Tusayan community wellness meetings

Bi-monthly community wellness meetings occur the first and third Wednesday of every month from 2:30-3:30 p.m. The public is welcome to provide updates they’d like to share or ask questions or concerns regarding wellness and safety for the Grand Canyon community. Meeting Dial-in: 605-472-5380, Access Code: 639046.

Narcotics Anonymous

Narcotics Anonymous is offered at the Grand Canyon Recreation Center in Grand Canyon Village on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. More information is available from Kenny B. at (541) 324-5573.

Call for local artists

The Grand Canyon Recreation Center is exhibiting local artwork. A section of the Community Rec. Center is dedicated to this monthly exhibit. Artists must be able to display 6-10 pieces. More information or to reserve a spot, contact the Rec Center at (928) 638-3389.

NPS headquarters under construction

The NPS Headquarters building is undergoing construction. According to NPS, the project will be ongoing until June 2022.

CASA in Flagstaff seeks advocates

CASA of Coconino County recruits, trains and supports volunteers to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courtroom and other settings. CASA is currently looking for foster families. Interested parties can contact Felicia Bicknell at

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