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Around Williams: week of Sept. 11
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Casino night Sept. 13

Save-Meant to Rescue will put on a Casino Night Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Sultana Theater. The theme is "A chance to change your luck and the life of a dog."

Casino night will feature Texas hold 'em, black jack, roulette, craps and poker. A donation raffle will take place and there will be entertainment and appetizers.

Happy hour will be from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Sultana Bar.

All donations benefit the dogs. Tickets are $20.

Some of the prize donors are Winborn Landscaping, Michael Halle, Bearizona, Elk Horn Trading, Karen Peters, Xanterra, Papillon Helicopters, Manytails Pet Grooming, Amanda's Beauty Box and more.

More information about casino night or purchasing tickets is available from Robynn at (928) 635-4726.

Hunter education class

An Arizona Hunter Education class will take place in Williams at the Rodeo Barn. The class times for the Basic Hunter Education class are Sept. 28 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sept. 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. The Range Day class is Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There is a cap of 30 students for the class and a total of 10 online field day students.

The cost is $5 per person.

More information is available from John Miller at (928) 635-4330 or (928) 853-2318.

Chamber mixer today

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors will put on a networking mixer tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the mini mall, at 117 W. Route 66. The mixer will benefit the Williams Lions Club and its sight and hearing project. The event will include appetizers and raffle prizes. More information is available from the Chamber at (928) 635-0273.

Senior Center needs thrift shop volunteers

The Bill Williams Senior Center needs volunteers to work at the thrift shop one or two days a week.

The work hours are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Senior Center provides lunch.

More information about volunteering is available by calling Lydia at (928) 635-2204 and leaving a message.

Ribbon cutting Sept. 11

The Williams-Grand Canyon Chamber of Commerce will put on a ribbon cutting to welcome the new business Saddlebag Sandwich Shop to town. The event will take place today at 4:15 p.m. The restaurant is at 320 W. Route 66.

Holiday craft Show needs vendors

Vendors are needed for the 10th annual Holiday Craft Show that takes place Nov. 30. The show benefits SAVE-MTR (Meant To Rescue) Animal Facility in Williams.

The craft show takes place at the Sultana Theater from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

More information is available from Nadine at nabizz@yahoo.com or at (928) 897-8710.

Widest buck contest on now at The Outdoor Store

The Big Buck Contest and raffle is open to all units south of Grand Canyon. The hunter to score the widest buck (outside to outside) will win a new Diamond bow.

The entry fee is $15. The contest ends Jan. 31 and the drawing takes place Feb. 2 at Hunters Headquarters, 4401 N. Highway 89, Suite 3, Flagstaff.

More information is available at The Outdoor Store, corner of Route 66 and Fourth St.

Rec Center puts on Wednesday movie nights

The Williams Recreation Center will play host to a movie night every Wednesday this month. The movie will start at 6 p.m. on Sept. 11, 18, and 25. Refreshments will be provided. More information is available at (928) 635-1496.

Basketball is back at the Williams Rec Center

The Williams Recreation Center will offer two free recreational opportunities. Basketball for high school age students and adults takes place from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays at the Williams-Elementary Middle School (WEMS) gym. The program will go until May 14.

Open Gym for eighth grade students and younger featuring basketball, dodgeball and volleyball takes place Thursdays from 6-9 p.m. at the WEMS gym. The program will go until May 15.

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.

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.

Williams Kiwanis Route 66 Swap Meet

The Williams Kiwanis Swap Meet is open every weekend through October. The Kiwanis Club invites all vendors to participate, including antiques and arts and crafts vendors. The club also welcomes church fundraisers and garage sales at the meet. Vendor spots are $10 per day or $25 for the weekend. The swap meet takes place on West Route 66 at the west end of town. More information is available at (928) 635-4393.

Choir, band seeks members

The Northern Arizona Choir and Symphonic Band is seeking members. Residents of Ash Fork, Seligman and Williams can join. The choir/band is open to those in grades first through 12th. More information is available from Kathleen Petty at (435) 669-6752.

Williams High School class of 1963 reunion Sept. 13

The Williams High School (WHS) class of 1963 is celebrating its 50-year reunion next month, and all Williams alumni are welcome to attend.

On Sept. 13, the group will meet at Doc Holliday's Steakhouse at 5 p.m. for a meet and greet. On Sept. 14, the group will meet at the Sultana Theater at 5 p.m. for dinner. The dinner is being catered, and a $15 fee for those attending was due by Sept. 1. On Sept. 15, the group will meet at Cataract Lake Park for a potluck at noon.

Those who would like more information about the reunion should call Jimmie Cox at (928) 853-0288.

Kiwanis cord of wood raffle tickets available

Williams Kiwanis is raffling off a cord of wood with the proceeds to benefit youth scholarships.

Tickets are $5 or five for $20 and are available at the Williams Rec Center, Superior Propane and at most community events.

More information is available at (928) 699-9036.

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.

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, www.williamssportsmansclub.org, 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.

Friends of Aquatic Center seeks board members

The Friends of the Williams Aquatic Center is seeking two board members. Currently, Mike Dulay, Tom Hooker, Kris Vasquez, Bobby Patricca, Beth Michelson and Edie Phillips serve on the board.

Board members would attend 8-10 meetings per year and participate in fundraising activities. Grant writing skills would also be helpful.

Those interested in helping return the pool to full-time operation may contact Dulay at friends@williamsaquaticcenter.org or Edie at ehpoh@aol.com.

Softball tournament Sept. 14-15

The third annual Memorial Coed Softball Tournament will take place Sept. 14 and 15 at Cureton Park. All proceeds will go to the 2014 Williams High School Grad Night. More information is available at (928) 635-1496.

Folklorico dancing open to community

Folklorico dance classes meet from 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.






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