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9/17/2013 10:45:00 AM
Around Williams: week of Sept. 18
Williams-Grand Canyon News


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.

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. 1 at the Outdoor store.

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. today and on Sept. 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.

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.

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.

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.

The thrift shop appreciates all donations but cannot sell large televisions, furniture, mattresses or kitchen appliances. Items donated should be serviceable.

During store hours, items may be left at the store. Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-noon and 1-2:30 p.m. weekdays excluding holidays.

Friends of Williams 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.

Free transportation for cancer patients

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

Williams Needs an Angel looking for used towels

Williams Needs an Angel is collecting used towels for the Williams High School athletic department. Students need towels for swimming at the Williams Aquatic Center, showering after games, and the hiking club. "This is just an easy way for everybody in town to show their support for our youth," said Carol Glassburn, chairperson of the organization. More information is available from Glassburn at (928) 635-4503.

Big Brothers Big Sisters looking for volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Flagstaff 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.


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