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2/12/2013 11:30:00 AM
Around Williams: Week of Feb. 13, 2013
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Valentine's Day bake sale Thursday

Save Meant to Rescue will put on a Valentine's Day bake sale Thursday at Old Trails True Value, 616 N. Airport Road. from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. The group will use all proceeds for a local rescue dog mission.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff (BBBSF) is looking for individuals that have a passion for community service. BBBSF needs adult volunteers to be Big Brothers and Big Sisters to elementary school children. More information is available from Christina Boyd at (928) 774-0649.

TOPS meets every Wednesday

Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets at 9:30 a.m. each Wednesday at First Baptist Church, 629 W. Grant Ave. Everyone is welcome. More information is available at (928) 699-2122.

Free transportation for cancer patients

The American Cancer Society is offering free round-trip transportation to Flagstaff Medical Cancer Center for any patient that needs a ride to treatment. Any cancer patient that needs a ride to treatment or anyone that wants to volunteer can call (928) 214-2800, ext. 12231.

Box tops needed

Box Tops for Education, a program sponsored by General Mills, remains under way locally. Collected box tops from General Mills products and Campbell's Soup labels help purchase school supplies for classrooms at the Williams Elementary-Middle School.

On General Mills products, the words "Box Tops for Education" must appear on the labels. On Campbell's Soup labels, the UPC code must be present.

Box tops and soup labels can be left for Cookie Dent at Farm Bureau Insurance, 128 W. Grant Ave., Ste. A.

Shooting range open Saturdays

The Williams Sportsman's Club (WSC) will have the city shooting range open for members shooting and target practice Saturdays from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. as staffing and weather allows. The club's website,, lists range closures, weekday openings, extended hours and special events. A Range Safety Officer (RSO) will be present to coordinate activities. Shooters should check in with the RSO upon arrival. Targets are available at the range for a small donation. Membership forms are available on the website. More information is available from Vicki Andros at (928) 635-1420.

FooteWork offers discount

FooteWork Auto License and Title Service, 820 W. Route 66, is offering a 10 percent discount on basic service fees when customers donate three non-perishable food items for the Williams food bank. More information is available at (928) 635-2069.

Habitat for Humanity family selection meeting Feb. 17

Habitat for Humanity is preparing to take applications from qualified low-income Williams area residents interested in being considered for a Habitat house.

Interested families should attend the Family Selection Orientation meeting Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. at the Williams Senior Center, 850 W. Grant Ave.

Applications will only be available at the Family Selection Orientation meeting. A committee selects families based on housing need, ability to pay and willingness to partner with Williams Area Habitat for Humanity.

Williams Area Habitat for Humanity is a faith-based housing organization bringing all faiths together to work in partnership with those in need to build decent homes in decent neighborhoods.

More information is available from Francis Mazza at (701) 361-2324.

Diabetes support group information

The Williams Diabetes Support Group meets on the second Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Healthcare Center. The meetings are free. More information is available from Kate Cornell at (928) 221-0624.

Hunter education Class March 16-17

An Arizona Hunter Education class takes place in the Williams Rodeo Barn March 16, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and March 17, 1-5 p.m.

The cost is $5 per person with a limit of 30 students.

More information is available from John Miller at (928) 635-4330.

Thrift shop has a drop off box

The Bill Williams Senior Thrift Shop has a drop off box. It is the red box at the northwest corner of the parking lot.

All donations are greatly appreciated. However, large televisions, furniture, mattresses or kitchen appliances cannot be sold. Items donated should be serviceable.

The drop off is always open for donations. During store hours, items may be left at the store. Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.

Kiwanis coat drive through May 1

Winter is here and the Williams Kiwanis Club is sponsoring its annual coat drive. The club especially needs children's coats. The Kiwanis Club gives the coats to the Williams Food Bank for distribution to needy families. Last year the club donated more than 400 coats. This year it has donated 250 coats. Kiwanis started the coat drive Oct. 1 and it will continue until May 1. Ogden's Cleaners in Flagstaff cleans the coats before they are distributed. Those interested in donating may drop off coats at the Williams Recreation Center or at Williams Realty. More information is available from Bud Parenteau at (928) 635-4393.

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes are open to all. The class meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday at the Williams Rodeo Barn. All community members are welcome to attend. More information is available from Armando Padilla at (928) 380-4637.

Free tax filing available

IRS certified tax preparers will prepare and file tax returns at no cost at St. John's Church, 202 W. Grant Ave., Feb. 28 from 5-8 p.m. and March 21 from 5-8 p.m.

A picture identification original social security card or ITIN card, W2 and 1099 forms other tax documents and account and routing numbers are necessary.

More information is available at (928) 635-0545.

Recreation department offers free activities

The Williams Recreation Center offers three free recreational opportunities. Basketball for high school students and adults takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. Adults can match their skills against their high school age family members for a challenging night of basketball.

Family game and craft hour takes place Wednesdays from 6-7 p.m. at the Williams Rec Center, 300 W. Railroad Ave. The recreation center offers supervised games, craft supplies and fun free of charge.

Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger featuring basketball, dodgeball and volleyball takes place Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym.

The city of Williams Recreation Center sponsors the programs with financial assistance from the Williams Unified School District through the Arizona Parents Commission on Drug Education and Prevention Grant.

Lions Club meetings open to all

The Williams Lions Club meets at 6:45 a.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the lounge inside Denny's. Everyone is welcome.

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